Author Archives: Harry Katz

Seven Books in Seven Days

I recently did one of those social media challenges where you’re supposed to post one thing each day for seven days.  In this case, the “one thing” was the cover of a book you love. I thought I’d recap my … Continue reading

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Fascism: A Warning

Fascism: A WarningBy Madeleine AlbrightHarperCollins, New York, 2018 When she spoke to an adoring, packed house at Seattle’s Paramount Theater on the evening of April, 24, 2018, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright stated clearly that she was not accusing … Continue reading

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All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See By Anthony Doerr Scribner, New York, 2014 I’m not quite sure what to make of this book. It’s beautifully constructed, like an intricate puzzle box. All the pieces fit together with precision and artistry. … Continue reading

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Tom Wolfe: A Tribute

I first encountered Tom Wolfe’s writing, or at least his books, as a young child, when a hardback copy of The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby arrived at our house in Oakville, Ontario, about 25 miles west of Toronto. If I … Continue reading

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Factfulness

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why things Are Better Than We Think By Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund Flatiron Books, New York, 2018 First things first: if you’ve never seen any … Continue reading

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Enlightenment Now

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and ProgressBy Steven PinkerViking, New York, 2018 We seem to be living in a time of perpetual crisis. It feels like the whole world is going off the rails. Everything decent seems … Continue reading

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The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of DarknessBy Ursula K. LeGuinWalker and Company, New York, 1969 I read The Left Hand of Darkness a long time ago, back in my university days I think. It popped back up to the top of my … Continue reading

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