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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition
by Jared Diamond
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.71
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but lack of economic knowledge hurts quality, July 24, 2016
Interesting but flawed, Diamond doesn't have the proper understanding of economics to really evaluate the material. He is specifically talking about economic collapses, but only has an amateur understand of the concepts.


1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History)
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History)
by Eric H. Cline
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $21.18
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent survey of an interesting topic in world history., August 27, 2015
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Well-written book on an interesting topic, Cline brings in history, myth and archaeology to piece together what the situation was during the Late Bronze Age and why it collapsed. The book is a real page-turner and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It brings in a lot of research without getting too bogged down in academic-speak, my only complaint about the book is that it could have been longer.


Bodyglide Original Anti-Chafe Balm (Packaging May Vary) 2-Pack (1.5 oz)
Bodyglide Original Anti-Chafe Balm (Packaging May Vary) 2-Pack (1.5 oz)
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Price: $35.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, April 10, 2015
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Works extremely well. I will buy it again.


Conceived in Liberty
Conceived in Liberty
by Murray N. Rothbard
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $32.00
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best book out there on the American Revolution, April 10, 2015
This review is from: Conceived in Liberty (Hardcover)
Simply the best book out there on the American Revolution. Why? Because it tells the WHOLE story, from the Middle ages up to the actual events. It's not just a book about the Great Men involved, but it also tells the story of the economic, political, cultural and religious motivations that formed the colonies and their relationship with England. Additionally, Rothbard is such a talented writer, it makes this long book an easy read. There are so many interesting stories that are not taught in school about the Colonies and the Revolution, this book is a must read for anyone interested in American History.


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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Warning! Do not buy!, January 16, 2015
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First of all, the dye in these gloves ran badly, staining my hands with black dye. It was very hard to wash off my hands, so I have black dye stains on whatever I touched, like my books and walls. Second, I have only used these gloves for seven days of work and they already have holes in them. I didn't expect them to last for ten years or anything, but at least a few months of work before falling apart would have been nice.
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The Revolution: A Manifesto
The Revolution: A Manifesto
by Ron Paul
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Powerful Book of Ideas, March 2, 2009
I was already a supporter of Paul before I read this book, but that's not why I give it five stars. There is an alternative point of view out there, one that's not heard from very often, and is usually misunderstood, mischaracterized, or just dismissed. In The Revolution, Paul lays out this view in a clear and convincing fashion without going overly into ideology or details. That is the strength of the book. Right now the main focus of "our" movement is simply education, and this book is a wonderful tool for that purpose. It won't overwhelm the reader with long explanations, but at the same time the examples and the arguments are powerful. This book is for both those who know Paul's views well and those who are new to him, as he covers a variety of different topics, yet remains clear and concise for all of them. After reading this book, you'll definitely want to share what you learned with others, and you'll know how to communicate it in a way that's easy to understand.


A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
by G. J. Meyer
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.86
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, Amazing, Outstanding, June 26, 2007
Really it is. This book was everything I hoped it would be. I bought it because of other customers' reviews and I wasn't disappointed. The most important aspect for me when reading history books like this, is that the author is a good writer that understands how to keep the reader interested, and Meyer excels at this. To avoid monotonously talking about failed offensive after failed offensive, Meyer incorporates "side chapters" where he gives background information on many different topics such as a short history leading up to the war on the countries involved, how warfare was conducted at the time, leading personalities, and the side effects of the war. Meyer covers the political, economic, and social effects of the war and how these aspects in turn affected the war. What I like best about it is how Meyer maintains a tension by pointing out all the close calls and blunders that could have turned the war in a different direction. This really gives the reader a sense of what was going wrong and why, and what it was like for the parties invovled. If you are interested in in WWI, you've found the only book you'll need.


Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947
Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947
by Christopher Clark
Edition: Hardcover
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the time invested, June 19, 2007
Very well written, Clark keeps the pace going while touching on the many issues involved with the history of Prussia. I bought this book because I found that I had learned very little about Prussia or Germany for that matter in the course of my high school and college education. It seems there is a distaste for the subject that is left over from the association of Nazi fascism and militarism with Prussia. Clark sets out to show that this is an incorrect association and does so convincingly. Full of helpful illustrations, photos, and maps, Iron Kingdom comprehensively covers the political, economic, and social history of Prussia, focusing on the key institutions, people, and moments that influenced its success and then its fall.


The Twelve Kingdoms, Volume 1: Sea of Shadow
The Twelve Kingdoms, Volume 1: Sea of Shadow
by Alexander O. Smith
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun read..., June 19, 2007
I enjoyed the anime series and since it's based on novels instead of manga I figured I'd read them. The book takes you deep into the world of the twelve kingdoms, and also into the mind of the heroine, Yoko, who is dealing with her own faults while trying to survive in an unfamiliar and hostile world. The author's descriptions give a vivid account of what it's like to be Yoko by mentioning "other senses" type of details, by which I mean senses other than sight. We hear about sounds, smells, and most importantly how things feel. The story is rich and complicated, but not so much that one can't put things together. I enjoyed this book, and anyone who is a fan of anime or manga would probably like it as well.


Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension
Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension
by Michio Kaku
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.25
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and challenging, May 12, 2007
Wow, this book was just plain fun to read. Better yet, it was not dumbed down in any way, yet it was completely understandable. This world of cutting-edge physics is not just interesting, but also important. It really makes one wonder what is possible if we can ever solve these last mysteries of physics. I particularly thought he explained higher dimensions well. It's a very difficult idea for us 3 dimensional beings to wrap our heads around, but he manages to give a thorough and convincing explaination. You won't regret buying this book, you'll blow right through it and be telling all your friends about the crazy things you learned about hyperspace.


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