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  • Three shared from EDEN by Dean Crawford
    ‘In 1859 the Carrington Event, a major geomagnetic solar storm, hit the Earth. The aurora was visible even over the Caribbean.
    Note: real event?
  • Three shared from The Dinner by Herman Koch
    ‘It would bitterly disappoint me, on both our behalves,
    Note: love the word "behalves"... never though of it
  • Three shared from Escape From Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break of the Pacific War by John D. Lukacs
    While a shocking percentage of Allied prisoners—37 percent—would ultimately perish at the hands of the Japanese it was probably due in part to the Dapecol escapees that the number was not significantly higher. (In comparison, only one percent of Allied POWs—excluding Russian prisoners—held by Germany died during the period of their confinement.)
    Note: POW deaths in WWII...
  • Three shared from Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II (P.S.) by Mitchell Zuckoff
    Later, Balchen returned to the limelight by fueling doubts about Admiral Richard Byrd’s claim to have flown over the North Pole in 1926. Based on his calculations, Balchen concluded that Byrd had turned back well short of the pole. He was alternately reviled and hailed for the assertion. Disagreements still fester over Byrd’s North Pole claim and Balchen’s role in efforts to debunk it.
    Note: Byrd's north pole flight?
  • Three shared from Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) (Silo series) by Hugh Howey
    Q: Tell the truth: Did you come up with all these questions yourself? A: Yes.
    Note: q and a with the author... and himself!