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Stephen King
David McCullough
October 2013
10
reviewed: The Butterfly
In the preface, Cain said he was originally working on a story about a family that migrates from rural Kentucky to California...
The Butterfly - James M. Cain
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October 2013
09
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This one is quite a page-turner. That, I expected.What pleasantly surprised me was that Hadley Chase wasn't satisfied stoppin...
No Orchids for Miss Blandish - James Hadley Chase
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October 2013
07
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I never would have read this book had I not been watching Fawlty Towers last week and noticed this:Getting literature recomme...
Jaws - Peter Benchley
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October 2013
06
reviewed: Bum Deal: An Unlikely Journey from Hopeless to Humanitarian
I am absolutely ashamed to say that I owned the Bumfight DVDs when they first came out in the early 2000s. I was in high scho...
A Bum Deal: An Unlikely Journey from Hopeless to Humanitarian - Rufus Hannah, Barry Soper
October 2013
04
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A fairly straightforward retelling of the life of Alexander from his teen years to his death. All the major events and themes...
Alexander the Great - Nikos Kazantzakis, Virgil Burnett, Theodora Vasils
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September 2013
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September 2013
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Far too short. I appreciate the attempt, but it serves as little more than an apéritif. Especially regarding Churchill's pre-...
Churchill - Paul  Johnson
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September 2013
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September 2013
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reviewed: American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
A good read, but not a great one.First off, it's very short. The life of a man like Jackson is difficult to distill into less...
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House - Jon Meacham
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September 2013
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If what Elliott House has written is accurate, it's a miracle that Saudi Arabia has managed to prevent itself from descending...
On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines - and Future - Karen Elliott House
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September 2013
15
reviewed: Theodore Rex
I am not usually a reader of biographies, and certainly not a ravenous one. But when it comes to Edmund Morris' works, I brea...
Theodore Rex - Edmund Morris
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A charming little story. Any attempts to summarize it would do it injustice, would make it sound like a trifle. Its simplicit...
Soumchi - Amos Oz, Quint Buchholz, Penelope Farmer
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September 2013
12
reviewed: Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, #1)
This was one of my first forays into the fantasy genre (despite Goodkind vehemently denying that he's a fantasist). The only ...
Wizard's First Rule  - Terry Goodkind
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September 2013
07
reviewed: Always Right
Good, but too brief to be of any great use. Contrary to some of these other reviews, I thought Ferguson was fair in addressin...
Always Right - Niall Ferguson
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September 2013
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September 2013
05
reviewed: The Mystery Of Capital Why Capitalism Succeeds In The West And Fails Everywhere Else
De Soto puts forth a compelling thesis and has a wonderful ability to explain himself to anyone of at least average intellige...
The Mystery Of Capital: Why Capitalism Succeeds In The West And Fails Everywhere Else - Hernando de Soto
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September 2013
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August 2013
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August 2013
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Five stars for the ideas, but considerably less for the collection compiled here by Haddad. I say that because they vary in q...
Ron Paul Speaks - Philip Haddad, Roger Marsh, Ron Paul
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August 2013
25
reviewed: Frederic Bastiat : A Man Alone
Bastiat truly was a man alone. Both his clear-headed thought and his indefatigable desire to bring liberty to the people of F...
Frederic Bastiat : A Man Alone - George Charles Roche
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