Valeriy Lapshov Lapshov itibaren San Luis, La Paz, Bolivya
This book was wonderful-it was so interesting learning about circus life years and years ago, too. It was a fictional book but some of the characters were real historical figures. I recommend this to everyone.
Once again Paul Collins proves himself to be one of the most important historians of our time. The Trouble with Tom is the most important piece of early American history that Americans will never know about. Collins explores not only the misadventures surrounding Paine's missing bones, but more importantly, what lasts long after the body- Paine's works, and the figures throughout history that his writing has affected, and how one of the most important-and forgotten-American revolutionaries influenced generations of progressive activists to come. Absolutely hilarious and touching when it needs to be, Collins shows us once again that history is first and foremost about people, not dates or places. Hands down the best book I've read in the past year.
Ugh... I keep putting this book down and then trying to pick it up again. I'm starting to think I might not finish it. Normally I can't leave a book unfinished, no matter how bad it gets. I'm an optimist when it comes to books - "Maybe it'll get better later". But I am torn with this memoir. It's interesting as you get a glimpse into Iranian society, politics, and the lives of women in Iran, but the author's self-important tone is a real put off. And I could do without all the extended literary analysis.