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Mini Warriors
Mini Warriors
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game that is addictive and fun, December 18, 2014
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Great game that is addictive and fun. You can use real cash for bonuses but I've been playing for weeks and haven't felt like I've needed them. Well worth your time and easy to learn.


Family Feud® 2
Family Feud® 2
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and easy game, August 31, 2014
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Fun and easy game. Only drawback is that sometimes it is hard to get the exact wording they are looking for. Also, remember that what they are looking for is how the average American might answer...


Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
by Eric Litwin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $10.00
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, June 2, 2014
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Both my boys (ages 2 and 4) LOVE this book. I have to confess that I love it too. Great illustrations and a wonderful moral of the story make this fun. It is easy to read and understand but also metaphorical. This book is so good that I would buy it for friends with children!


Flow Electric - Ad-Free
Flow Electric - Ad-Free

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun fun fun, June 2, 2014
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This is a great puzzle game. There is nothing fancy about the layout or graphics but it is quick and easy to learn. There are lots of levels and the game gets more challenging over time.


The First Horseman: Disease in Human History
The First Horseman: Disease in Human History
by John Aberth
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Three for four, June 2, 2014
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This is a great book to use as a supplement to classes that are broad in historical focus or ones that focus on disease in history. Most of the diseases that Aberth chooses are perfect for the task. They are clear explanations of the biological and historical factors of each disease, as well as the social ramifications of each. The final section, on AIDS,doesn't quite hit the mark. I believe this may be due to the fact that it is a relatively recent phenomenon and there is a certain lack of perspective about it. The Influenza of 1918 is missing as is flu in general and those may have been more interesting choices. Each chapter also contains primary sources which are well chosen and edited for good effect.


The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century
The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century
by Daniel R. Headrick
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Its strength is also its weakness, June 2, 2014
If you are looking for a good easy read that helps to explain the expansion of Imperialism in the 18 and 19th Century, this is a good choice. The book is not a strict history of Imperialism. It focuses on how technology enabled the phenomenon and often encouraged it. Headrick writes at an easy pace that can be clearly understood by the layman. This is a good mix of popular fiction and scholarly research that meets the reader halfway. The book is broken up into chapters that address individual technologies. This is good in that it prevents the narrative from becoming cluttered with other information. For those familiar with the time period and the subject, it certainly helps. For those whose grasp of the time period is a little less firm, the lack of clear chronology and widen explanations of the causal relationships may prove confusing.


Hatchet
Hatchet
by Gary Paulsen
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for early teens, July 29, 2013
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This is a really good book for early teens. I'm not sure how realistic it is but it deals with divorce and kids' ability to survive things that tear up adults. The book is an easy read and the word choice is excellent for middle school vocabularies. The action is pretty consistent and there isn't much drag to the book.


Scalped Vol. 1: Indian Country
Scalped Vol. 1: Indian Country
by Jason Aaron
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.98
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4.0 out of 5 stars Visceral, June 8, 2013
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This is definitely one of those books you have to be in the right mood for. It is a hard boiled cops and gangsters kinda book like "Donnie Brasco" meets "Thunderheart". Well written and decently drawn it has a very Vertigo feel that makes it a hard book to put down. I recommend this for folks who like The Punisher. For readers of traditional super hero comic fare, you can safely pass this one by.


Army of Darkness Defense
Army of Darkness Defense
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fistful of fun!, January 19, 2013
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Play as Ash fighting the Deadites and saving the primitive flatheads. Hail to the king baby...it's a sweet game. You canbuy extra content but the free game is fun enough.


Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback)
Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback)
by Michael Lewis
Edition: Paperback
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little dated but still a good read, July 26, 2012
I picked this up based on the enjoyment I got out of reading "Moneyball". Michael Lewis is a very good author, whose prose flows nicely, whose characterizations are memorable, and whose sense of humor is keen. This is the story of Lewis' job working for Salomon Brothers in the 1980's. If you are interested in Wall Street history or even getting a better understanding of the issues involved in the stock market problems in the late 1980's Lewis makes the topic fun and accessible. My biggest problems with the book were that is you wanted the history lesson, you could find a much more concise resource, and if you wanted a great story, you could find better ones, not constrained by the bounds of an author's experience. All in all, this is a decent read but pales in comparison to "Moneyball" and, I have heard, "The Big Short".


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