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October 12, 2009


Jeff Greene

I have always been fascinated by exploration and really enjoyed reading the travel diaries of Lewis and Clark and John Wesley Powell. Their accounts of voyaging where no white man had gone before take one back to a time when there were vast unexplored places and no cellphones.


I have been in love with history since a favorite teacher introduced us to the subject in high school. Yes, I do have favorite books simply because they give me a glimpse into the lives of others. The glimpses don't have to be significant events. Their value lies in how they capture my imagination and how I am transported to that land, that time, among those people.

Jeff Dimock

Biographies of those who accomplished much are enthralling (when well written). One of my favorites is "The River of Doubt" by Candice Millard - covering Teddy Roosevelt's trip down an Amazonian tributary in 1913.


I've got many favourites, but one that I'm reading right now is called "Destined to Witness" by Hans J. Massaquoi.

It's a little boy's and now a grown-up man's perspective on how it was to grow up in Nazi Germany as a black boy/man.

The way he recounts his experiences is captivating to say the least.

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