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The year in reviews

EVEN THE MOST DEDICATED bookworm can agree that there is ever too much to read and too little time. It is our hope in the rabble book lounge that we can draw your attention to some of the year's offerings, particularly those often overlooked elsewhere, worth sitting down and spending some time with.

Some suggestions from January 2007:

Independent Politics: The Green Party strategy debate âe" The book's author Howie Hawkins has been one of the U.S.âe(TM)s most important Green activists for decades.>>>by Derek Wall>politics

Villa Air-Bel: World War II, Escape, and a House in Marseille âe" Rosemary Sullivan captures life in a nineteenth-century mansion in Marseille rented to evacuate from France artists and intellectuals who had been listed as targets of the Nazis.>>>by Charles Demers>history

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships and Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success âe" While they seem to have shared a brain wave on book titles, Daniel Goleman and Karl Albrecht offer very different perspectives on what can make or break our people skills.>>>by Moira Farr>popular science

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