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The Warmth of Other Suns

I don't do book reviews.  For school I've had to do book reports, this is also not that.  I'm finding that I want to jot down notes and thoughts on things that I've read that make me think or open up my mind on topics that change my mind or how I think about specific issues.   This is one of those times.

I've found myself struggling, throughout most of life, to recognize when events are actually happening on a timeline, and that certain events (no matter how unrelated the topics, happened at the same time;) Galileo and Newton having been alive at the same time (seems like Newton happened later in history,) the Brooklyn Bridge was built before the Tower Bridge in London, and that even though John Tyler was the 10th President of the United States (preceding Lincoln at 16th,) he has two living grandson's.

This last fact is crucial because it leads to the heart of why I'm writing; John Tyler, who was president from 1841-1845, who has two living grandsons, was …
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