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Breach of Trust by Andrew J. Bacevich
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Bacevich is one of my favorite critics of the establishment. A retired colonel in the U.S. Army who attended West Point and now academic at Boston University with all the requisite pedigrees, he voices knowledgeable dissent aimed at starting a nation ...more
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Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson
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I forget now where I came across this book--that is, how I ended up reading it. I thought it was an interesting book, kind of counter to the conventional wisdom that all these technology 'crutches' are making our brains flabby and soft. Thompson beli ...more
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Threat Vector by Tom Clancy
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I really enjoy Tom Clancy novels, and this one was no exception. Are they 100% realistic? No, of course not. But they are a heck of a lot of fun, and there typically are some off-the-wall ideas in there that make you think...could [fill in the blank] ...more
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The Gun by C.J. Chivers
The Gun
by C.J. Chivers
recommended for: Marines, gun enthusiasts
read in December, 2013
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An entertaining book that was clearly written by a Marine. Who else would set out to write a history of the machine gun? Starting with Gatling and his weapon, moving through successors like Hiram Maxim, and ultimately settling upon the life and times ...more
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How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
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The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne
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I picked up this book after a series at our church I believe last spring. The message of the series was simplifying your life, stripping away the excess. I think this book was a good choice to bolster that message, though I also think that most peopl ...more
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The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan
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This book can be thought of as sort of a hybrid of two (or more) books I have previously read by other authors: first, because it contains a lot of material that addresses the question, "How do working Americans below the poverty line make ends meet? ...more
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