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Guilt by Ferdinand von Schirach

The 15 stories in Guilt by Ferdinand von Schirach  are loosely based on actual court cases. To say they are unsentimental is an understatement.  The narrator in each book is the lawyer for the defense. Each story unfolds in a dispassionate way, going from one fact to another.  If  that sounds boring, remember that fact [...]

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong

I’ve been reading Karen Armstrong’s books for several years, most notably, her biography titled The Spiral Staircase, and her fascinating A History of God.  Recently, I listened to the author read Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, an unabridged audiobook from Random House.  The author reads expertly and it was a joy to listen to [...]

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