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Bicycling
Bicycling
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 15, 2016
This review is from: Bicycling (Kindle Edition)
I love this magazine! Lots of great advice, and awesome photographs and articles on cycling.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but left hanging, April 22, 2016
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Very good. Left you hanging, though. Be prepared to watch part 2 as soon as you can afterwards.


Bible by Olive Tree
Bible by Olive Tree
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app!, April 9, 2016
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This app works great on my Kindle Fire tablet, even when I have no access to Wi -fi.


Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote
Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!, March 31, 2016
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I love it, and it is easy to use. I discovered much more than I even imagined was available with my Amazon Prime membership.


The Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War (Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies)
The Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War (Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies)
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4.0 out of 5 stars This is a great historical research of a fascinating story, March 6, 2016
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This is a great historical research of a fascinating story. I think it would be a much more interesting read if it was in narrative form, the way "The State of Jones" by Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer is written. Bynum jumps forward and back in time too much. Having said that, her book is probably the most carefully documented and balanced book on the subject. And the subject itself is so amazing and captivating, that I found myself constantly saying, "Wow, I didn't know that," even though I am from south Mississippi, and I have always heard about Newt Knight and the Free State of Jones.


Cat-Ears Classics II Wind Noise Reduction for Cyclists (Black)
Cat-Ears Classics II Wind Noise Reduction for Cyclists (Black)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, February 22, 2016
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Very disappointed. No matter how tightly I tried to fasten my helmet chin straps, the cat ears did not reduce wind noise. They did reduce the cold on my ears a little bit.


LastPass
LastPass
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, February 2, 2016
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Works great, easy to use!


AP Mobile
AP Mobile
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best news app, January 28, 2016
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Great app. My favorite for news. Covers all subjects and user- friendly.


The Washington Post
The Washington Post
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5.0 out of 5 stars great!, January 20, 2016
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User friendly, and full of great content!


Mark Twain: A Life
Mark Twain: A Life
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars better known by his pen name, May 12, 2015
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I just finished reading Mark Twain: A Life, by Pulitzer-prize winning biographer, Ron Powers (Free Press, 2006). This is an in-depth biography of the famous writer and humorist Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain. At times, it seems too detailed, as it covers more than I wanted to know. Nevertheless, Powers does an excellent job of helping the reader understand the complexities of the man, and he also helps the reader understand American culture during the 19th century, as the two as so closely intertwined. This is a biography, not a literary critique, so Powers does not put heavy emphasis on analyzing Twain’s writing, although he does give a balanced discussion of how literary critics have judged his works, with special attention to his greatest work, Huckleberry Finn.
Some new things that I learned about Twain:
*he traveled extensively as a young adult and for the rest of his life
*he had a lost love that he never forgot
*he had a fierce temper
*he believed in God, but was turned off by the hypocrisy he saw in church, causing him to struggle in his faith
*he was a sucker for bad investments, but famously paid off his debts
*he had friendships with famous Americans, such as Henry Ward Beecher, William Dean Howells, Helen Keller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Ulysses S. Grant
*he almost fought a battle against Ulysses S. Grant, but later became a close friend of Grant, and published Grant’s autobiography
*during his latter years, he turned to political satire
*the context of some of his famous one-liners
Speaking of one-liners, I must mention a few of my favorites from the book:
“Preachers are always pleasant company when they are off duty.”
“I worked in a bookstore, but didn’t like it because the customers bothered me so much I could not read with any comfort.”
“He would rather decline two drinks than one German verb.”
“The new hobbies in the election year 1876 are politics and pornography. But I repeat myself.”
“Do you know why Balaam’s ass spoke Hebrew? Because he was a he-brayist.”
“When I was a boy everybody was poor but didn’t know it; and everybody was comfortable and did know it.”
“You can’t pray a lie– I found that out.” (quote of Huckleberry Finn)
“The report of my death was an exaggeration.”
If you love Mark Twain and American history, and you don’t mind reading a long book, you will enjoy this biography. If you don’t want to wade through 736 pages to learn about Twain’s life, or if you are more interested in a literary analysis of his writings than the story of his life, you may want to read a different biography.


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