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review 2017-06-22 13:30
Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI - David Grann

This is horrific, the exploitation, the murders for profit and the terrible, horrible, attitude to Native Americans...

 

I was both speechless and wanting to talk to everyone about it. 

 

In the late 19th and early 20th Century the Osage Indians had oil under the reservation and that meant money, lots of money. Overlay that with an attitude that said that the Osage (and most Native Americans) were little more than children, don't regulate the situation and you create a situation where greed will cause problems.  This situation lead to the death of several people and the main story in this followed one family. One family whose deaths broke the silence about the situation and ended with just one person left alive, her husband and a relative of his in jail for murder and a community shattered.  Along with the beginning of the FBI as it is now this is an interesting argument for oversight by third parties of vulnerable people, of how power can corrupt and about how equality has to be for everyone.

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text 2017-05-11 02:10
A Rabble of Dead Money: The Great Crash and the Global Depression: 1929–1939
A Rabble of Dead Money: The Great Crash ... A Rabble of Dead Money: The Great Crash and the Global Depression: 1929–1939 - Charles R. Morris

Enjoyed the book a lot.

It is sort of like 'Bill Bryson explains Ben Bernanke'

Very readable, though lots of financial stuff involved.

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review 2017-04-25 03:34
Review: Making Money (Discworld Book 42 of 49ish)
Making Money (Discworld, #36) - Terry Pratchett

Making Money is the second book in the Moist von Lipwig subseries of Discworld.  I’m enjoying this subseries quite a bit; I’m sorry it only has three books.

 

In this book, Moist von Lipwig finds himself unexpectedly involved in banking.  The way in which this happens is pretty amusing, and the situation provides many chuckles throughout the book.  I’m still really enjoying the character, and I also love that Lord Vetinari gets some decent page time in this subseries.  The story itself wasn’t super exciting, and I was never in any great suspense about what would happen next, but it was funny and held my attention throughout.

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review 2017-04-08 22:11
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The Key to Making Money on Craigslist: How I Make Thousands in My Spare Time - Steven Fies,Marian Kelly,C. Thomas Arthur

As a sporadic buyer and seller on Craigslist, I found this book to be interesting. There is a lot of information, some of it common sense, interspersed with some "tips" to help buy and sell. It's an easy read, and you can go through it quickly. 

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review 2017-03-18 18:00
Review: "Son of Money" by Brandon Witt
Son of Money - Brandon Witt

 

~ 4 stars ~

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