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Not Exactly What I Had in Mind

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A groundbreaking new look at the story of America

At the heart of the nation's spiritual history are audacious and often violent scenes. But the Puritans and the shining city on the hill give us just one way to understand the United States. Rather than recite American history from a Christian vantage point, Peter Manseau proves that what really happened is worth a close,
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Hardcover, 175 pages
Published January 1st 1985 by Atlantic Monthly Press
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Written in a quaint time when the federal deficit was only $200 billion, this collection of short stories is good for a chuckle at some unintentional prophecies (What if Nixon had stuck with this program and expanded it to the point where he was tape recording everybody in the nation except himself? What if our government had placed a tape recorder in every American home?), and as a Bill Murray fan I enjoyed the "Who You Gonna Call?" story, but otherwise I just can't relate to the musings of a ...more
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Utterly cornball drivel. I made it less than halfway through this book and I simply could not read any more. It just wasn't funny.
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Roy Blount Jr. is the author of twenty-three books. The first, About Three Bricks Shy of a Load, was expanded into About Three Bricks Shy . . . and the Load Filled Up. It is often called one of the best sports books of all time. His subsequent works have taken on a range of subjects, from Duck Soup, to Robert E. Lee, to what cats are thinking, to how to savor New Orleans, to what it’s like being m ...more
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