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The Real Georgia

Some places always get a bad rap.  Sometimes they deserve the bad reputation, but every place has many good people in it as well. I was born and raised in Georgia so I know it well.

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I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel   I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel You were famous, your heart was a legend. You told me again you preferred handsome men But for me you would make an exception. And clenching your fist for the ones like us Who are oppressed by the figures of beauty You fixed yourself, you said, "Well never mind, We are ugly but we have the music."             -Leonard Cohen, Chelsea Hotel #2  

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50th Anniversary of Woodstock

Sullivan County, N.Y., is putting up 36 giant fiberglass doves around the county, so you know something is up.  It seems they are preparing for millions of visitors in 2019 because all these years later, people are still talking about something that happened there many years ago…

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Hidden Gay History

Gay History can be gleaned in history books, biographies of gay people, books about how religion treats homosexuality, and countless other materials. This list is intended to help you find some fascinating sources you might not have seen.  

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Vietnam Today

So much has been written about the Vietnam War, but finding books about Vietnam today is a bit more difficult.  If you want to see what it’s like in modern day Vietnam maybe these books will be of interest. Vietnam: Rising Dragon by Bill Hayton

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Israel's Challenges

Suggested Reading

Modern Israel faces many challenges and those challenges seem to change from year to year.  Maybe you need a good grounding in the creation of Israel to be able to keep up with it all. That’s where these books come in handy.   My Promised Land by Ari Shavit

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Israel's Challenges

Modern Israel faces many challenges and those challenges seem to change from year to year. Maybe you need a good grounding in the creation of Israel to be able to keep up with it all. That’s where these books come in handy…   My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit

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Understanding Putin's Russia

With the unusual relationship between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on people’s minds, perhaps you have wondered just what it is like to live in Putin’s Russia. Is it terrifying? Is it something Americans should be worried about? Did Putin influence the 2016 election in the US? Why do polls say that Russians like him? Well, here are some books that might help you to figure it all out.  

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Trying to Understand North Korea

North Korea is a topic that is sometimes on the minds of people today as we try to understand this mysterious country which now has nuclear weapons and a seemingly unpredictable leader. These books may be helpful to you as you seek to better understand North Korea.   The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves – and Why It Matters by B.R. Myers