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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
4.03
After this year's presidential election I emailed my sister, a smart, super-competent, true-blue, bleeding-heart, save the weeds and snails, liberal, ...more
Jan 2012
Dec 15, 2012
 
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
4.16
Back in April of this year, Dr. Liz Hale, a licensed clinical psychologist, started her remarks to a local audience of more than 100 mental health pro ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 11, 2011
 
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
3.95
Have you ever gotten into the car to go to destination A and a few turns later realized you’re going to destination B and have to turn around?

If so, y
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Jan 2012
May 05, 2012
 
Pathfinder (Pathfinder, #1)
3.97
I was once in a discussion about religion with a friend who happens to be an atheist and fellow science fiction and fantasy writer. He’s a great guy. ...more
Jan 2013
Aug 24, 2013
 
Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy
4.24
4.5 stars. Karl Marx was not a scientist. Nor was Adam Smith before him. They were philosophers. Theorists. Idea men. That’s what all economists in th ...more
not set
Feb 10, 2011
 
Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money: The Handbook of Financial Peace University
4.46
If you’re like 70% of America, you are living paycheck to paycheck, which means that if you or your spouse (assuming you have one) were laid off, you ...more
Jan 2012
Jun 13, 2012
 
Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth
3.80
I’m going to talk a bit about some murderers in Detroit, Jesus, and a couple of books I recently read that I think are just awesome.

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Jan 2014
Apr 06, 2014
 
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
3.84
After reading Made to Stick, I decided to read the book that inspired it—The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gla ...more
not set
Oct 17, 2011
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.44
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is the finest book I’ve read in some time.

It’s tells an engrossing and true World War 2 story about Louis Zamperini, wh
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Sep 2014
Oct 05, 2014
 
Your First 1000 Copies: The Step-by-Step Guide to Marketing Your Book
4.07
Do you know what’s awesome about Your First 1,000 Copies by Tim Grahl?

Grahl bases his advice on tests. Tests he’s performed with other authors and tes
...more
Apr 2014
Jun 17, 2014
 
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
3.88
I’m going to talk a bit about some murderers in Detroit, Jesus, and a couple of books I recently read that I think are just awesome.

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Jan 2014
Apr 06, 2014
 
Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know About Them)
3.96
I’m going to talk a bit about some murderers in Detroit, Jesus, and a couple of books I recently read that I think are just awesome.

MURDER

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Jan 2014
Apr 06, 2014
 
Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #1)
3.98
My wife is always telling me I need to write a young adult or middle grade adventure series. One that’s directed at boys.

Not because we have something
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Jan 2013
Aug 24, 2013
 
The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker, #2)
3.86
I just finished The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi, and, holy cow, folks—this story rocked.

It's set in the future in the area around Washington D.
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Jan 2012
Jan 02, 2013
 
Monster Hunter International (MHI, #1)
4.04
There’s a joke that all horror movies would be over in two minutes if you just made the hero smart and gave him a gun.

Well, Correia gives his likeable
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Dec 06, 2009
Dec 17, 2009
 
Known and Unknown: A Memoir
3.76
I just finished Known and Unknown, a fat memoir by Donald Rumsfeld, and enjoyed every page. Rumsfeld served as the Secretary of Defense under George W ...more
not set
Jan 24, 2012
 
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
4.03
New Revelations About America (a review for both 1491 and 1493)

A common idea taught about the Indians (and, yes, it appears when you can’t simply refe
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Jul 2012
Sep 30, 2012
 
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
4.09
Last year someone recommended Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo to me. I noted the recommendation and then promptly forgot it because my reading queue ...more
Jan 2013
Aug 28, 2013
 
AMERICA THE VULNERABLE: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare
3.92
A few years ago I received an email from my bank. At least, it looked legit to me. I opened it. It said it needed me to update some parts of my accoun ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 24, 2012
 
The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths
2.94
It's 1990. You're a housewife, homeschooling your children, and renting a room upstairs to a young man to make ends meet. There are a few odd things a ...more
Feb 2011
Mar 09, 2011
 
The Ring of Solomon (Bartimaeus, #0.5)
4.19
One of the most delightful literary characters to appear in the last decade is the cheeky Bartimaeus–a five-thousand-year-old djinni (“genie”) who pla ...more
Dec 2011
Dec 14, 2011
 
Cyberwar: The Next Threat to National Security & What to Do About It
3.67
I recently reviewed America The Vulnerable which explained how exposed we are as individuals, corporations, and a country to cyber crime, cyber espion ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 24, 2012
 
The Husband
3.78
You’re name is Mitch Rafferty. You’re a gardener. You have no past as a cop, spy, or Navy SEAL–you’re just a plain old petunias and begonias guy. You’ ...more
Nov 2009
Dec 17, 2009
 
No Apology: The Case for American Greatness
3.70
Political TV ads can be fun. And annoying.

Debates can be fun. And maddening.

You can indeed learn things about the candidates from watching the ads and
...more
Sep 2012
Sep 30, 2012
 
Black Hawk Down
4.26
I just finished reading Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden. It is the most gripping account of any battle I have ever read.

In 1992 a Somali warlord attac
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Jan 2011
Jan 11, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
A week ago Friday, I brushed my teeth, sat down on my bed, and thought I’d read a chapter or two of a book and then go to sleep. At two o’clock a.m. w ...more
Sep 2010
Jan 11, 2011
 
The Good Guy
3.79
So let’s say you’re in a bar and a guy shows up, mistakes you for someone he was meeting, and you play along. Just for fun. You’ll let him know his mi ...more
not set
Dec 17, 2009
 
Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery
4.19
Kara went all over the world researching sex trafficking and shares what he found in this excellent book.

He begins with a nuts and bolts overview tha
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Jan 2012
May 27, 2012
 
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack, #1)
4.15
Sometimes a book’s beginning is so good you can’t not purchase it. Here’s one that forced my hand.

“My name is Jacky Faber and in London I was born, bu
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not set
Jan 24, 2012
 
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
4.04
I love learning new things about places and peoples, even if it’s a place I’ve “been” to before, which is why Ian Mortimer’s The Time Traveler’s Guide ...more
not set
Dec 14, 2011
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