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“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”
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The Almanac of American Politics 2012 by Michael Barone
"As was true for the previous 20 Almanacs going back to 1971, this one is a rich trove of information on states, congressional districts, and the most recent election. "
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Jaws by Peter Benchley
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I read this book when it was a best seller -- months, maybe even a year, before it became a blockbuster film. I thought the movie was great, but it did take certain liberties with the story. I thought the book was better than the movie. You be the ju ...more
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The Stand by Stephen King
The Stand
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I was a fan of this book before the TV mini-series came out. I've read many of King's works, and I don't always like them, but this story combines so many of the classic elements of great writing that I would heartily recommend it to anyone who has n ...more
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Kent State by James A. Michener
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I was 10 years old when the National Guard killed four young people at an anti-war demonstration on a college campus. It galvanized the nation. The generation gap was never a mythological thing, it was real. And the gap was never more pronounced or m ...more
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The Source by James A. Michener
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An excellent history lesson, especially for those who would like to understand the culture of the Middle East a little better. My father was a religion and philosophy professor who used this book as one of his classroom texts.
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Letters from the Earth by Mark Twain
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Suffice to say that I think this book is so special, I'm having trouble deciding on which shelves it belongs. As it almost always is with Mark Twain's works, this one belongs among the humor entries. But there's also the religious element, and observ ...more
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The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
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I enjoyed the film version of this book, "Gettysburg," and I was inspired to read the book. As it almost always is, the book was better than the movie. And you could hardly pick a more intriguing battle to use as the centerpiece of a novel.
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