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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Historian/Writer/Editor
Location Toledo, Ohio, United States
Introduction Dr. Michael E. Brooks is a historian, journalist, acrophobe, and geek who writes on a wide variety of topics.
Interests Playing guitar, conducting experiments in urban agriculture, learning new languages, European history, Latin American history, colonial Atlantic history, epidemiological history, Russian history, journalism, politics, literature, animal rescue, dogs.
Favorite Movies Raising Arizona, Purple Rose of Cairo, Pulp Fiction, Война и Мир (War and Peace), Contact, Life is Beautiful, Christmas Vacation, The Kids Are Alright, Seven Samurai.
Favorite Music Bruce Springsteen, Chris Isaak, The Replacements, The Who, Pete Townshend, XTC, The White Stripes, Amália Rodrigues, Nick Drake, Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, U2, Franz Ferdinand, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkle, The Clash, Violent Femmes, Pink Floyd, REM.
Favorite Books Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, A Confederacy of Dunces, A Canticle for Liebowitz, Crime and Punishment, Metamorphosis, Catcher in the Rye, The Plague, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Fathers and Sons, On the Road, House of Leaves, Franny and Zooey.

The love potion you made tastes terrible. How will you drink it?

With a pretty bendy straw.