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About meI read. It is a central part of who I am. Many of the books listed have to do with my work, but by no means all. I'm a political scientist, focused on Latin America and the Caribbean (more the latter than the former), and political theory (and the overlap between political theory and the Caribbean -- there's more than you might think).
About my libraryIt's mixed. Many of the books are ones I have in my office, some are books I have at home. It's a work in progress. I read science fiction, fantasy, and alternative history for pleasure. Not surprisingly, most of the books in my collection have something to do with my academic interests and work. I also like books of blunders, typos and curiosities (when you have students who tell you the Soviet Union was founded by John Lenin, you need a laugh).
Favorite authorsChinua Achebe, Manuel Álvarez Torneiro, John Barnes, Louise Bennett, William Blake, Dennis Bloodworth, Anthony Bogues, Edward Kamau Brathwaite, Kamau Brathwaite, Patrick Bryan, Tobias S. Buckell, Lord Byron, C. P. Cavafy, Susanna Clarke, Friedrich Engels, Eric Flint, John M. Ford, Herald Froy, Neil Gaiman, Robert Graves, John Hearne, Nalo Hopkinson, Arend Lijphart, Michael Manley, Karl Marx, Brian Meeks, George Mikes, John Stuart Mill, John Milton, Alma Hyacinth Bernadette MockYen, Pamela Mordecai, Mervyn Morris, V. S. Naipaul, Rex Nettleford, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Friedrich Nietzsche, Denys Parsons, Orlando Patterson, Philip Pullman, Kim Robinson-walcott, Dennis Scott, Olive Senior, George Bernard Shaw, Wallace Stevens, I. F. Stone, Tracy B. Strong, Charles Stross, Hugh Thomas, J. R. R. Tolkien, Harry Turtledove, Peter Ustinov, Gore Vidal, Helen Waddell, Derek Walcott, Jo Walton, Anita M. Waters, Max Weber, Eric Williams, Garry Wills, Simon Winchester, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Hume Wrong, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Roger Zelazny, Hans Zinsser (Shared favorites)
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Real nameF.S.J. Ledgister
LocationAtlanta, GA USA
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceSep 13, 2005
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