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Book Review: Red Letter Revolution

Red Letter Revolution:  What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said?, by Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo There are times where reading the dialogue between friends creates an enjoyable reading experience, where the familiarity of the conversation partners creates an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Year Of Meteors

Year Of Meteors:  Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, And The Election That Brought On The Civil War, by Douglas R. Egerton It ought to surprise no one that I am fond of reading books about the complex relationship between Lincoln and … Continue reading

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The Oscillator

About a decade or so ago I saw a movie in the theaters called Swing Vote, starring Kevin Costner as a cynical alcoholic from New Mexico with an impossibly cute daughter who, the story goes, was going to decide a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lifestyle Of A Watchman

The Lifestyle Of A Watchman:  A 21-Day Journey To Becoming A Guardian In Prayer, by James W. Goll [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although I am by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Get Out Of God’s Way

Get Out Of God’s Way, by Marcos A. Miranda [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is a book full of tensions and contradictions.  The title is combative … Continue reading

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Book Review: To Begin The World Anew

To Begin The World Anew:  The Genius And Ambiguities Of The American Founders, by Bernard Bailyn While I cannot say that I would entirely agree with the author’s politics, especially as he shows a sense of rhetoric about the complexities … Continue reading

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A Stab In The Guts: A Logistics Story

They said it was a stab in the back, but it was more like a stab in the guts.  In early 1918, the German Imperial Army, fresh off its victory on the Eastern front and its able support of its … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers:  How The White House Chiefs Of Staff Define Every Presidency, by Chris Whipple [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Blogs/Crown Publishing Group.  All thoughts and opinions.] Honestly, this is the sort of book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thoughts On Machiavelli

Thoughts On Machiavelli, by Leo Strauss It is not to be wondered that Leo Strauss has, as a political philosopher, been subject to a great deal of popular disdain. He fully earned his bad reputation as a corrupter of philosophy, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Trap The Devil

Trap The Devil:  A Thriller, by Ben Coes [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by St. Martin’s Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Before I properly get into the review of this book, I would like … Continue reading

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