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The Conservatarian Manifesto: Libertarians, Conservatives, and the Fight for the Right's Future
The Conservatarian Manifesto: Libertarians, Conservatives, and the Fight for the Right's Future
Offered by Random House LLC
Price: $12.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars G.K. Chesterton Meets William F. Buckley, Jr., April 25, 2015
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This book, unfortunately, is a rarity - an eloquent discussion of politics and ideology. All too often, books about politics are either boring slogs of bland talking points, or angry slabs of red meat thrown at a particular audience. This book is different. Cooke takes the time to share his political vision in beautifully written prose that focuses on ideas. Although it's clear which political party Cooke tends to agree with more, the book never devolves into a partisan screed. This book is not a pep rally for a particular party, but a plea for a new type of political thinking and it gets my highest recommendation - I've kept it on my Kindle so I can go back and read bits of it again. This is a book that is easy to read, but will require multiple readings to fully absorb.


Skin Game (Dresden Files)
Skin Game (Dresden Files)
by Jim Butcher
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $18.67
217 used & new from $0.25

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, May 27, 2014
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First of all, if it's been awhile since you've read the rest of the series, I'd recommend it before jumping into this book. Butcher brings back some of the 'deep cut' characters from the previous books and puts them to fantastic use. This was a fun and satisfying read, and Butcher manages to update (or resolve) existing story lines while introducing new themes for future tales.

Just a really great book.


Chapter One:  'Tis the Season [HD]
Chapter One: 'Tis the Season [HD]
DVD
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5.0 out of 5 stars I want more, February 6, 2014
This review is from: Bosch [HD] (Amazon Instant Video)
I've read all of the Bosch books (some more than once) and this exceeded my expectations. Titus Welliver is fantastic as Bosch, he's got a great supporting cast and the story is well-told. I really hope Amazon picks this one up. I would watch it every week.


Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile
Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile
Offered by HarperCollins Publishers
Price: $5.99

64 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jackson is the NFL's Anthony Bourdain, September 22, 2013
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In 2000, the book "Kitchen Confidential" revealed one chef's thoughts on what it was like to be a chef. Not a celebrity chef featured on the Food Channel, but a working-class, sore-knees, burnt-fingers guy who lived life one plate at a time. It was a revealing, funny, profane look at the restaurant industry.

Nate Jackson spent six years in the NFL. He was not a star, but he was part of the team. He was a working-class, sore-knees, broken fingers guy who lived life one season at a time. With this book, Jackson has written a revealing, funny, profane look at the day-to-day life of an NFL player.

Talk about the NFL tends to focus on the stars - Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, etc. This book is a welcome reminder that there are 53 guys on each NFL team, and although not all of them are known by name, they endure training camp, take the routine abuse of regular season games and just do their jobs for their love of the game and our entertainment. Jackson chronicles the life of an NFL regular with no self-pity, amazing honesty and a wry sense of humor. If you love the NFL, you'll probably like this book.
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The Guns of the South
The Guns of the South
Offered by Random House LLC
Price: $6.83

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, Terrible Kindle Edition, January 1, 2013
"Guns of the South" is the best alternate history book ever written. To Turtledove, how the South could have won the Civil War is less important than what the post-war politics of the Confederate States of America would have been. It's an engaging, fascinating book and unfortunately, I regret purchasing the Kindle edition. This ebook is full of errors: bad spelling, sentences that end prematurely and mis-placed letters. Amazon needs to review this book and offer a new, complete and edited, version to those who purchased this flawed edition.


I Am a Conservative: Uncensored, Undiluted and Absolutely Un-PC
I Am a Conservative: Uncensored, Undiluted and Absolutely Un-PC
Price: $2.99

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Conservative Mind, Revealed...In Hilarious Fashion, June 6, 2012
Quick: think of the most conservative person you know. What do they say about the world? About politics? About politicians?

Trick question. They may tell you without saying anything. The important thing is what they're actually thinking. If you want the answer to that question, buy this book. If you're a heartless conservative like me, you will laugh and read paragraphs to your spouse. If you're a liberal, you'll cry and assume the fetal position while screaming 'racist.' Hey, don't blame this book. The truth is what it is. Like liberal Aaron Sorkin once wrote, you just can't handle it. Just sit back and enjoy the #caring.


Fifth Avenue (Book One in the Fifth Avenue Series)
Fifth Avenue (Book One in the Fifth Avenue Series)
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120 of 141 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true page-turner, October 27, 2010
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Some of these reviews are discouraging, because they focus on the most prurient parts of the book. It should be noted that the pages depicting sexual content are few and far between. What makes this book worth reading are the plot and characters.

Smith creates compelling heroes and villains, but leaves the reader wondering who they should root for in the end. This ambiguity creates tension, and that is what makes this book a page turner. Readers will care about who lives and who dies, which elevates this story above others. Smith is a talented writer, who has written a good book full of compelling characters. I recommend it.
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Belkin TuneBase FM Transmitter with ClearScan for iPod
Belkin TuneBase FM Transmitter with ClearScan for iPod
Offered by CLICK AND SAVE
Price: $19.99
13 used & new from $4.25

1.0 out of 5 stars Easily the Worst Transmitter I've Owned, June 18, 2009
The only reason I still own this product is because I foolishly lost the receipt. My old transmitter didn't support my new iPod, so I purchased the Belkin, thinking the ClearScan technology would be useful. Needless to say, I was wrong. The transmitter is weak and I rarely get a clear signal. The ClearScan button often tells me to tune to a frequency that is already taken by an FM station with a strong signal.

If you need an iPod transmitter, I recommend you look elsewhere.


Ilium
Ilium
by Dan Simmons
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $8.09
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, July 6, 2005
This review is from: Ilium (Mass Market Paperback)
This is a very strange book, but it's a rarity among books - a truly original story, well-told.


Dance of Death
Dance of Death
by Lincoln Child
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A lot of fun, July 6, 2005
This review is from: Dance of Death (Hardcover)
These aren't the most serious of books, and at times, they require the reader to suspend a lot of disbelief. Still, they are well-written and Agent Pendergast is an engaging character.

"Dance of Death" is a fun read, and I look forward to the further adventures of the odd agent from New Orleans.


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