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What exactly is the Star Wars Book of Sith? An Answer in Review

Star Wars Book of Sith

What exactly is the Book of Sith? It’s not a novel but it’s also not a factbook. If anything it’s more akin to a collection of short stories, but not stories in the traditional sense. Rather the collective thoughts of several figures throughout the history of the Sith and the dark side. The book is published under the Legends banner, so it’s not considered canon.

The premise, for lack of a better word, is that great texts have been written over several thousand years, mostly by various Dark Side leaders and scholars…

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Coders by Clive Thompson is an intriguing glimpse behind the code and into the people writing it

Coders by Clive Thompson

From the early coders of the most primitive computers to today’s venture capital wet dreams, Clive Thompson’s book “Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World” peels back the layers on just who is behind the keyboard of the code that is impacting our lives.

How coders work, why they think the way they do, what it is they actually do, and even their reflections on what they’ve done.

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Battle of Britain by Len Deighton is a Brilliant History Book

Battle of Britain by Len Deighton

There is something remarkable about reading Battle of Britain by Len Deighton. First, it is hardly the first book about the Battle of Britain I’ve read, second, all the others, even if they were more broadly World War II based, were all written by him, and third, I still learned something new.

I’m not sure if he uncovered more information during his research for this book or was just more able to tell the story, but this book is not only direct in its retelling of history but it’s also a work of art.

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