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Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond
Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond
by Chris Crowley
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Book is a Real Life Changer, April 16, 2015
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I have already given 5 copies of this book to some of my closest friends. This book is a real life changer. Read it. Follow it. Live a healthier and happier life. Real simple.


The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs
The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Book Ever on Depression -- Everyone Should Read It, April 16, 2015
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This book should be read by everyone, even those who do not have depression. There is such an epidemic of depression in our country, that everyone will have friends and relatives who come down with this debilitating illness. No cure works for everyone, and the author makes it clear that this book will not guide everyone into a depression-free life. However, the 6-steps are good for everyone and will reduce your chances of ever becoming depressed. Dr. Ilardi does an excellent job of explaining what depression is and why it has become epidemic in our society. A cure that works for 85% and improves the quality of life for everyone is a real cure. I have heard it said that psychiatric medicine is about 100 years behind most other kinds of medicine today. Well, this book can help bring psychiatric medicine out of the Dark Ages. If you prefer to pop a pill or have a procedure for every ailment, then you may not like this book, but you definitely should read it. I prefer the kind of medicine which gets to the root problems and solve those. That is exactly what The Depression Cure is: a book dealing with root causes of depression and therefore, how to go about curing it. If you are depressed, then this book is a very practical guide. You should especially follow Dr. Ilardi's recommendation to have a coach, professional or amateur, to help you follow the 6-steps.


Israel in World Relations
Israel in World Relations
by Richard Bass
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Legal Foundation of the State of Israel, June 3, 2014
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Anyone who wants the real background on the legal basis for the State of Israel should read this book. In fact, anyone with any interest in the conflict in the Middle East, especially those who question the legitimacy of the Jewish State, should read this book. Richard Bass goes to the original sources. What becomes especially clear is that the State of Israel should have been open to mass immigration of Jews from Europe all during the period from 1920 up until the founding of the State of Israel in 1948. This was the period of the British Mandate of Palestine, when the British were entrusted with the trusteeship of what is now Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Jordan. After they broke off 70% of the land for an Arab state, Jordan, the entire remaining land was required to have virtually unlimited Jewish immigration. The Arabs would have become a minority, with their religious and human rights protected, in a Jewish State. Instead, the British bowed to the demands of Arab agitators and stopped Jewish immigration to a trickle. Many of the millions who perished in the Holocaust could have been saved and the State of Israel could have been born a lot sooner. The Arabs who remained would have been a lot better off than they are today, whether they live in the West Bank, Gaza, Syria, or wherever. Those Arabs who remained, in fact, became Israeli citizens and enjoy more freedom and more rights than most Arabs in any country.


Infidel
Infidel
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing story, May 29, 2014
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For a human being to have have brought herself to where she is today given all of the hurdles and constraints that she was born into is truly amazing. She is a very brave woman has has journeyed a long way, both physically and, more importantly, in her insight into the values of western liberal democracy. It would be wonderful if more Muslims would read her book.


Original YogaToes - Small Sapphire Blue: Toe Stretcher & Separator. Fight Bunions, Hammer Toes, Foot Pain & More!
Original YogaToes - Small Sapphire Blue: Toe Stretcher & Separator. Fight Bunions, Hammer Toes, Foot Pain & More!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for everybody, May 22, 2014
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I have bunions and was interested in these yoga toes to help keep my toes apart and hopefully keep my bunions from getting worse, or possibly even reversing them. The yoga toes are comfortable and easy to get into. However, they are so thick on the bottom that you should not try walking, even short distances around a room, while wearing them. They tend to cut off the circulation to my toes after a while, so I can only wear them for short periods of time. They would be much better if they were thin on the bottom, which does nothing to help maintain the toe separation.


The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries)
The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Novel of Jewish Hungary, April 12, 2014
Most people do not have a good idea of Hungary's role during World War 2. This family saga could be ranked up there with other family saga's, like The Thornbirds. So, The Invisible Bridge filled in a large gap in my knowledge of Hungary during the war and it was also very fascinating as a family saga. The author did an amazing amount of detailed historical research to make it factually correct.


Churchill's Promised Land: Zionism and Statecraft
Churchill's Promised Land: Zionism and Statecraft
by Michael Makovsky
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Book, March 4, 2010
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Michael Makovsky has written an excellent book giving great insight into the evolution of Churchill's relationship to Zionism. Considering the conflicted role that Britain played in the founding of the State of Israel, it might not have happened if it were not for the positive role of Churchill. In a country and an era where Zionism had few friends, Churchill really understood the need of the Jewish People to have a state of their own and why it needed to be in Palestine. Makovsky has done a wonderful job of taking us through the years with one of the truly great leaders of the 20th Century.


Palestine: A Personal History
Palestine: A Personal History
by Karl Sabbagh
Edition: Hardcover
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not The Whole Truth, February 17, 2008
This is a very well written book by a very good author. The discussion of his own family history is especially well done. However, as is almost always the case when a Palestinian writes of the events leading to the 1948 partition of Palestine (and the founding of the State of Israel), Sabbagh is very selective in his presentation of the facts and what transpired. He always presents the Arab Palestinians as committing acts of violence against the Jews of Palestine in response to Jewish actions, and never accepts responsibility for the actions initiated by Arabs against the Jews.

The most glaring omission is a total lack of reference to the 900,000 Jewish refugees from Arab and Muslim countries, people who were forced from their homes to a much greater degree than were the Palestinian Arabs. Jews were massacred in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and other Arab countries during the period of Sabbaghs narrative and most were forced to leave by abandoning all of their property. Virtually the entire Jewish population of the Middle East fled (between 1947 and 1968), with the majority taken in as citizens of the new State of Israel. Few Arab authors ever mention this, as it raises the question of why the Arab countries have kept the Palestinian Arabs in refugee camps to this very day in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank. A more truthful account would raise questions like: Why is it to this day that a Palestinian Muslim (unlike any other Muslim) is not allowed to become a citizen of Saudi Arabia?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Garmin 660 GPS, December 29, 2007
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Very well-designed and easy to use navigation system. Still not as good as the one that came built into my Toyota Prius, but then the 660 costs quite a bit less. My only complaint so far is that the audible directions can be occasionally misleading. For example, I drove 80 miles on California Rte 88 through the mountains. Over a few segments, Rte 88 shares the pavement with Routes 12, 49, and 104. Rather than just saying "Continue on California Highway 88", the 660 said "Keep Left onto California Highway 104" (or something like that). The video made it clear that I was to continue going on the same road, but that audio was confusing.

The recalculation is fast. The screen is easy to read and the (perspective-view) maps are really good, especially for someone who is not very comfortable with maps (like my wife).

Bottom Line: This was an excellent purchase for the price.


Taking The Long Way
Taking The Long Way
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5.0 out of 5 stars New Direction, January 10, 2007
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Having been practically forced out of Country Music by the radio stations, the Dixie Chicks take a more mainstream/pop approach in this album. "Not Ready To Make Nice" tells how they feel about the roller coaster that they have been on since "The Incident" (when lead singer, Natalie Maynes said that she was ashamed to be from the same state as George W Bush, as he was about to mislead the US into the disasterous War in Iraq). Lots of raw emotion and worth the price of the album.


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