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February 2, 2001

Foxwoods

Chet had the great idea of heading down to Foxwoods (my first gambling experience). Left with $469 off of $70 seed money, all of it earned at the craps table (some lost in other games like roulette).

"I learned my odds today!"

"It is possible to lose money at this game?"

February 28, 2001

Book: Embracing Defeat

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John Dower taught several of the classes I took on Japanese history. This is my outline of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Embracing Defeat:
- Embracing Defeat

Note:These are notes are not much use to anyone who does not actually own this book, and I have only put these online so that those who do own the book might find them useful in remembering some of the salient points. Actually, I posted them online so that I could lookup my notes whenever I need them, but it sounds nice to be so generous to others. With that said:

If you don't own the book: Why don't you go buy the book on Amazon?

If you do own the book, but are using these notes in lieu of actually reading the book, shame on you, as it is a fine book that you should read. Dower's a great teacher, and a great writer. If you have a chance to take one of his classes, do.

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