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What I've Read Thus Far

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Since we're roughly halfway through 2012, here's a list of the books I've read in the first half of the year. An (R) denotes a book I've already read once. Enjoy!

1) "An American Betrayal: Cherokee Patriots and the Trail of Tears", Daniel Blake Smith, 271pg.

2) "Solar", Ian McEwan, 332pg.

3) "Letters to a Young Contrarian" (R), Hitchens, 141pg.

4) "Journals: Early Fifties, Early Sixties" (R), Ginsberg, 313pg.

5) "Freedom Summer", Sally Belfrage, 246pg.

6) "Hitler Was My Friend", Heinrich Hoffman, 250pg.

7) "Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great", James Romm, 368pg.

08) "Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-forgotten Europe", Norman Davies, 789pg.

09) "Barbarians at the Gate", Coetzee, 180pg.

10) "The Shadow of A Great Rock", Bloom, 320pg.

 

11) "The Sound and The Fury: Norton Critical Edition" (R), Faulkner, 442pg.

12) "Hunger" (R), Hamsun, 144pg.

13) "Leaves of Grass" (R), Whitman, 146pg.

14) "DaVinci's Ghost", Toby Lester, 256pg.

15) "Oh My Gods!", Philip Freeman, 368pg.

16) "One and Only: The Untold Story of On the Road", Nicosia, 242pg.

17) "One Matchless Time: A Life of William Faulkner" (R), Jay Parini, 492pg.

18) "James Madison and the Making of America", Gutzman, 432pg.

19) "No One Left to Lie to: The Values of the Worst Family", Hitchens, 150pg.

20) "The Legacy of David Foster Wallace, Samuel Cohen, 244pg.

21) "Bleak House", Dickens, 1024pg.

22) "Bring Up The Bodies", Hilary Mantel, 407pg.

23) "The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power", Robert Caro, 736pg.

24) "The President's Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity", 656pg.

25) "Free Will", Sam Harris, 66p.

About the Author
A Juilliard-trained writer, Kevin Kizer has fought against numerous world-champion writers during his career, besting the reigning middle weight writing champion in an exhibition bout in Helsinki in 1976. He also played a crucial role on the U.S. gold-medal winning writing team during the 1984 Pan-Am games, where he came off the bench in dramatic fashion to write the winning prepositional phrase just as time expired.

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