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4.0 out of 5 stars Works well, July 25, 2013
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The only problem I see is that it's made of plastic. The original plastic parts broke within 1 year ......I wish they would somehow design these parts better.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Too mild, July 25, 2013
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The coffee is good, just not enough oomph! Maybe right for some, but if you like a bolder cup this isn't the one for you!


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4.0 out of 5 stars propane adaptor, December 11, 2011
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The adapter works well. It is easy to use and except for the fact that if it were a right angle device, it would be great. A right angle extension would provide easier loading of the small canister.


The Battle of the Crater: A Novel
The Battle of the Crater: A Novel
by Newt Gingrich
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5.0 out of 5 stars Could be a great movie!, November 8, 2011
Once again, Newt Gingrich and Bill Forstchen collaborate to weave another best seller historical novel, The Battle of the Crater. The title conjures up images of large holes in the ground, but where and how? The authors chronicle the build up to and the terrifying consequences of a little known American Civil War battle between units of the Union and Confederate Armies.

Centered in the Eastern Theatre of action in Virginia and the battle for Petersburg, a key stronghold of the South protecting the confederate capital, Richmond. The novel focuses on a young man from Ireland, James Reilly, who is thrust into the war as an illustrator for Harper's Weekly, a New York based magazine that featured political cartoons, illustrations and news of the day.
Reilly has long had an association with Abraham Lincoln, first as a young law office assistant for Lincoln, and later as a confidant for the President reporting his observations and drawings of battles. Reilly notes that men of the Union Army, fearing death, pinned hand written notes to their shirts so they might be identified following a battle. They seldom were.

The novel introduces the USCT, United States Colored Troops, thousands of black soldiers fighting for the North who were trained for a special mission involving an intricate tunnel designed to deliver explosives under the rebel fort, to pierce and divide the defenses of the South. The men who designed and constructed the tunnel were a mining engineer and experienced coal miners from Pennsylvania. They used their experience with mining tools such as a theodolite, a survey instrument designed to provide information about angles and distances. Few other essential tools were provided, but the digging continued. The idea was novel, and in a perfect world, might have worked.

The tunnel digging was colorfully detailed. Cave-ins, construction of the ventilation shafts, and the sheer magnitude of the operation was carefully described. In contrast, the storyline continued with several paragraphs from the confederate point of view. They thought they heard voices and coughing from beneath the soil. They nervously suspected a tunnel was being dug under their feet. After about a month of digging with inadequate equipment and faulty explosive, the fuse was finally lit in the very early hours on July 30, 1864. Nothing happened. After some time, as they suspected, the fuse was flawed and volunteers crawled into the tunnel to relight the fuse. When the blast finally occurred, hundreds of confederate soldiers were killed and a gaping crater cut through the South's stronghold.

The Union battle preparation is filled with heroics, courage, command stupidity and most of all, the lack of communication. At the last minute, the black soldiers, well trained for the mission, were replaced by white, untrained troops. Major General George Meade, the apathetic overall commander of the operation, had doubt in the black soldiers ability and feared that if the operation failed, he would be accused of wanting to "get rid of the blacks." The 9th Corps of USCT were given a reserve role. That decision would prove to be a fatal error.

Instead of charging ahead, the replacement white unit fell back. Finally, some slowly walked forward in a highly disorganized fashion. It was like a bad dream for the North. Meanwhile, the trained 9th Corps were enraged at the sight of the panicked white soldiers before them. After hours of confusion, the South, under good leadership, surrounded the rapidly collapsing attack by the North. Slaughter was at hand, blacks murdered, whites murdered, like shooting fish in a barrel.

This battle, like so many, illustrated the frustration on both sides and the war continued.

Unlike many novels, painted with a broad brush and leaving the reader's imagination to fill in the cracks, Gingrich and Forstchen paint with a fine brush, filling in detail that might otherwise be missed. Their rich description of events would make for a wonderful screen play. The description of the training of the black troops provide the reader with all the emotion, frustration and reality of the real event. The frequent interludes with James Reilly flesh out the story. History can't be changed, but the story, told with exacting care, is a great read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars cushion, September 6, 2011
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Well made, nice color. The cushion is a little smaller than the advertised measurements. I would not purchase again because of the size and the hardness of the filler. Sun resistance is yet to be determined. We try to cover it when not in use.


A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters
A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters
by Newt Gingrich
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4.0 out of 5 stars When I was a kid, I had to walk 6 miles to school, uphill, both ways, June 14, 2011
Is Newt preaching to the conservative choir? Once again, he deftly weaves history into a journey through the foundations of United States. His style is teaching, not preaching. Gingrich is the consummate story teller, backed by research and typified in his works about Pearl Harbor, the tragedy of Valley Forge and George Washington, and Gettysburg's role in the Civil War. His forward thinking about the environment in "A contract with the Earth"(with Dr. Terry Maple) shows out of the box thinking. Newt is an educator, secure in his beliefs, and communicates well in print.

In A Nation Like No Other, he explains why the U.S. is not like other countries. He doesn't direcly, the media would have you believe America is leader of excesses, too big, too good, too bad, spread too thin, spending too much. He argues against the Nanny State Americans are becoming. Gingrich loves his country and has spent his adult life defending, nurturing, and supporting the Declaration of Independence, and the U.S. Constitution.

He defends the grit that Americans have shown historically. Examples in the book go from the attempt of King George III to extort American expats to pay taxes when his own government was overdrawn to, our habitual need to be the world's policeman. His comments about America's current role in Libya is particularly pointed. My wife will enjoy the comments about Waco, Texas' McLennan County commissioner's resistance to open their meetings with the pledge of allegiance and a prayer their. She's from Waco and used to work with the McLennan county commissioners

Finally, the book would serve as a fine history book for young people, from middle school through college. While some progressives, socialists, anarchists, communists,and atheists will complain about issues in the book, the fact is it is well written, well referenced and presents a point of view needing to be shared given the current media bias.

A Nation Like No Other is an easy read, clarifies Newt's position on many political issues. I like it.


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5.0 out of 5 stars smooth operator, December 18, 2010
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I get a smooth 20 mps through put from this modem. It I insert a wireless router in, I still get over 10 mps. It has leds that blink at night to signal it is working.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Doug Matheson, December 18, 2010
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I have used these brushes for years and find them well suited for clean teeth. The wear out about every 6-8 months and must be replaced.


Valley Forge: George Washington and the Crucible of Victory
Valley Forge: George Washington and the Crucible of Victory
by Newt Gingrich
Edition: Hardcover
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Serious History Lesson, November 10, 2010
Once again these historians have blended their skills into a superb novel. They capture in words what must have been a calamity of colossal proportions. The setting is Valley Forge and described as a place, somewhat secure from the British Army, but offering few comforts for the thousands of men under George Washington's command. The men were starving, had no shoes in the bitter cold and snow, many dying from dysentery (called flux in those days), small pox and other disease. It was a terrible situation. Washington and his officers slowly brought change, found tools to build huts and food for the masses (and not without quasi nefarious methods). "War is hell" was never more apt. With the help of many, including Baron Von Stuben, a Prussian soldier who was out of a job in Europe, decided to fight for the Continental Army. There is intrigue in every chapter. Washington's leadership defined the early United States. In 1777 the Continental Congress was as confused as U.S. Congress is today. It is a book for all, kids and adults alike.

Douglas W. Matheson Ph.D


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2.0 out of 5 stars Elastogel 9/24, July 27, 2010
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Size is good, but the outer shell is flimsy and the inter cooling pad falls out continuously. Very poor design. I would not purchase again.

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