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Mike Hare - Bookseller in Saratoga Springs

Mike is an avid reader of History, Politics, Art, Literature, and Poetry. Plays the piano, tennis, and chess with varying degrees of accomplishment. Especially enjoys Saratoga, its bucolic surroundings, and its proximity to urban centers.

Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir by Rebecca Solnit - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780593083338
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Published: Viking - March 10th, 2020

Ruminations on feminism, the art of writing, coming of age in a gay community, activism, and societal change. Solnit juggles these themes with a plea for valued, communal existence. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and the Battle to Transform American Capitalism by Susan Berfield - Book Review

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781635572490
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 5th, 2020

Imagine a president attacking corporations, trusts, and moneyed interests. That's exactly how Theodore Roosevelt is portrayed in Berfield's revealing account. Roosevelt did not hate or envy J.P. Morgan and other millionaires; he only wanted to rein in their immense power, and provide a "square deal" for every American.
The reign in spane stayes mainely on the plane. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Mamba Mentality: How I Play by Kobe Bryant - Book Review

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By Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson (Introduction by), Pau Gasol (Foreword by), Andrew D. Bernstein (Photographs by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374201234
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Published: MCD - October 23rd, 2018

Bryant's tragic death gives his core message more urgency: hard work, dedication, discipline, preparation, respect, and drive are all mandatory in the pursuit of excellence, and achievement should always be celebrated because even the greatest successes eventually come to pass. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Untold Night and Day: A Novel by Bae Suah - Book Review

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$23.00
ISBN: 9781419744389
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Published: The Overlook Press - May 5th, 2020

A summer dreamscape in Seoul: a strange audio theater, odd people on the street, identities merging and dissolving, identical experiences shared by different individuals, scenes repeated in new places, oppressive heat, frequent darkness, scenes repeated again, something familiar said by someone else, everything and everyone barely holding together, then disintegrating. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The End of October: A novel by Lawrence Wright - Book Review

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658658
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Published: Knopf - April 28th, 2020

Prescient novel about a worldwide pandemic, mixed with a stew of Middle East warfare, geopolitical one upmanship, cold bureaucrats, jaded and noble scientists, and an unraveling, dying populace. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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