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Seductive Poison by Deborah Layton
"This is an autobiography of a woman who was seduced by and fully inducted into the cult of Jim Jones’ People’s Temple.

Jim Jones was the “be-all” and “end-all’’; he was called “Father” by the members. He was feeling persecuted by the U.S. governmen..." Read more of this review »
To Hell and Back by Ian Kershaw
"A detailed, readable and well-written history in Europe from 1914-1949, although there isn’t much depth. It is also more focused on the politics than the wars.The era that this volume sets out to cover is mostly defined by war in our popular imagi..." Read more of this review »
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West with the Night by Beryl Markham
"Beryl Markham was an amazing woman, raised in Africa by her father after her mother tired of bush life and bolted back to England with Beryl's brother. Without any womanly interference, Charles Clutterbuck was able to let his daughter get a proper..." Read more of this review »
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Voss by Patrick White
"In the end I actually began to despise this book. Overwrought and pretentious in my opinion. A simple story based on an explorer disappearing in outback Australia during colonial times I never felt that the simplicity of the story was saved by the..." Read more of this review »
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
" Orwell better writer than Huxley? I don't know, Huxley was a writing machine, quality and quantity don't usually go together. Though I agree, Brave Ne ...more "
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Those Damn Yankees by Dean Chadwin
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" Glad it moved up in that long queue of yours AR, and that you enjoyed it. Fellow Happy inspired me to read it, so a good suggestion by our good group. ...more "
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The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes, Vol... by Francis Trevelyan Miller
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Forts and Artillery

After Volume 4, Cavalry, Volume 5, Forts and Artillery. sounded like it was going to be well, static. However the subjects do lend themselves to the technology of photography of the day, and this volume has so far the most photo
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The Key to Making Money on Craigslist by Steven Fies
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The Allies Strike Back, 1941-1943 by James Holland
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William Faulkner
“It's all now you see. Yesterday won't be over until tomorrow and tomorrow began ten thousand years ago. For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it's still not yet two o'clock on that July afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in position behind the rail fence, the guns are laid and ready in the woods and the furled flags are already loosened to break out and Pickett himself with his long oiled ringlets and his hat in one hand probably and his sword in the other looking up the hill waiting for Longstreet to give the word and it's all in the balance, it hasn't happened yet, it hasn't even begun yet, it not only hasn't begun yet but there is still time for it not to begin against that position and those circumstances which made more men than Garnett and Kemper and Armistead and Wilcox look grave yet it's going to begin, we all know that, we have come too far with too much at stake and that moment doesn't need even a fourteen-year-old boy to think This time. Maybe this time with all this much to lose than all this much to gain: Pennsylvania, Maryland, the world, the golden dome of Washington itself to crown with desperate and unbelievable victory the desperate gamble, the cast made two years ago; or to anyone who ever sailed a skiff under a quilt sail, the moment in 1492 when somebody thought This is it: the absolute edge of no return, to turn back now and make home or sail irrevocably on and either find land or plunge over the world's roaring rim.”
William Faulkner, Intruder in the Dust

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
“While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State. Lenin, "State and Revolution",”
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Lyndon B. Johnson
“Ask him about the cemeteries, Dean!"

In 1966 upon being told that President Charles DeGaulle had taken France out of NATO and that all U.S. troops must be evacuated off of French soil President Lyndon Johnson mentioned to Secretary of State Dean Rusk that he should ask DeGaulle about the Americans buried in France. Dean implied in his answer that that DeGaulle should not really be asked that in the meeting at which point President Johnson then told Secretary of State Dean Rusk:

"Ask him about the cemeteries Dean!"

That made it into a Presidential Order so he had to ask President DeGaulle.

So at end of the meeting Dean did ask DeGaulle if his order to remove all U.S. troops from French soil also included the 60,000+ soldiers buried in France from World War I and World War II.

DeGaulle, embarrassed, got up and left and never answered.”
Lyndon B. Johnson

Elmer Kelton
“A bad habit or two is good for a man or a beast. Did you ever know a man who didn't have any bad habits? I have, and I always hated the son of a bitch." -- Charlie Flagg”
Elmer Kelton, The Time It Never Rained

Henry Ward Beecher
“Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.”
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Gunther's Story (History)
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Description: A talk with Gunther, once a German soldier
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