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Book Review: The Irresistible Revolution

The Irresistible Revolution:  Living As An Ordinary Radical, by Shane Claiborne This book was disappointing in a variety of ways.  For one, it was disappointing on a simple level of writing, as the author’s memoir ends up being more about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis, by J.D. Vance Intriguingly enough, I first became familiar with this book through a large volume of leftist rants that sought to tear this book apart.  Finding the attempted … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Prison

American Prison:  A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into The Business Of Punishment, by Shane Bauer A lot of this book consists of the author’s attempts to troll a private prison firm by serving as an undercover $9/hr corrections officer at the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gypsies

The Gypsies, by Jan Yoors This book is an insider account of a Dutch boy who, for reasons unknown perhaps even to himself, found himself drawn to wander along with a company of Gypsies several months of the year several … Continue reading

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Book Review: To No Man’s Glory

To No Man’s Glory:  A Child’s Journey From Holocaust To Healing:  A Memoir, by Vincent (Arturs Lejnieks) Benson with Victoria Harnish Benson I must admit that I am no stranger to this sort of memoir.  In the larger sense of … Continue reading

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Book Review: John Ransom’s Andersonville Diary

John Ransom’s Anderson Diary:  Life Inside The Civil War’s Most Infamous Prison, with an introduction by Bruce Catton Admittedly, this particular book is a classic because of what John Ransom wrote about his own experiences in Andersonville (and before that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cross Creek

Cross Creek, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings It had been my belief that Marjorie Rawlings was a bit of a one-hit wonder, as she is largely known today only for her novel The Yearling, which is one of those weepy melodramatic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shaping a City: Ithaca, New York: A Developer’s Perspective

Shaping a City: Ithaca, New York: A Developer’s Perspective, by Mack Travis [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Reedsy Discovery for the purposes of review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is a complex … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dancing Barefoot

Dancing Barefoot, by Wil Wheaton Like many people, I became familiar with the author first through his rather punchable character Wesley Crusher on Star Trek:  The Next Generation.  As a child star, for that role as well as others (including … Continue reading

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Book Review: Furiously Happy

Furiously Happy:  A Funny Book About Horrible Things, by Jenny Lawson This wasn’t quite the book I wanted.  That is not to say that this is a horrible book.  If you have read, and enjoyed, the author’s previous work Let’s … Continue reading

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