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Lewis C. Sheafe: Apostle to Black America
Douglas Morgan
The History of the Peloponnesian War
Donald Lateiner, David Lateiner, Richard Crawley, Thucydides
Mission of Honor
Tom Clancy, Jeff Rovin, Steve Pieczenik

Reading progress update: I've read 356 out of 1020 pages.

Edgar Allan Poe: Complete tales and poems - Edgar Allan Poe

William Wilson

My rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars


A man recounts his life-long rivalry with person with the same name as him, the titular William Wilson, through various schools and across Europe until one day he confronts him, only to realize as he’s dying that it was always him.  A 19th-century story on schizophrenia, which was obvious after William introduced the other William but was still very well written nonetheless.


The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion

My rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars


Charmion asks Eiros how he died, Eiros describes a comet impact that killed everyone on Earth because the chemical makeup of the air was changed.  Interesting afterlife story version of an apocalypse, science is completely wrong but given when it was written pretty well.


Some Account of Stonehenge, the Giant’s Dance

My rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars


A short article speculating on Stonehenge.


Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling

My rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars


Written like the worst type of stereotypical Irishman, I could slowly read but decided I didn’t want to know about the Frenchman.


Instinct vs Reason—A Black Cat

My rating: 1 out of 5 stars


I have no idea what the purpose of the piece was really.


The Business Man

My rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars


A man describes his various business ventures that are basically illegal or corrupt and is proud of it.


The Philosophy of Furniture

My rating: 2 out of 5 stars


An interesting article on different cultures’ interior décor that then goes off the rails in the last quarter.