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Book Review: My Father’s Daughter

My Father’s Daughter: A Memoir, by Tina Sinatra with Jeff Coplon This book is the sort of memoir that no one wants to be on the wrong side of. Tina Sinatra, by no means the most famous of the Sinatras, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hermit In Paris

Hermit In Paris: Autobiographical Writings, by Italo Calvino There is a moment in this book where the author fails to realize what an ominous sign a mishandled rhetorical question is. The essay in question is “Was I A Stalinist Too?” … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death Of A Prominent Citizen

Death Of A Prominent Citizen (A Reverend Mother Mystery), by Cora Harrison If you like your historical murder mysteries mixed with politics and some ferocious social commentary, this is a book that delivers and provides a look at the complexities … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Kids Ask Hard Questions

When Kids Ask Hard Questions: Faith-Filled Answers For Tough Topics, edited by Bromleigh McCleneghan & Karen Ware Jackson When kids ask hard questions, find a better book than this one to look for answers. It is hard to overstate just … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Empowerment Model

The Empowerment Model: A Guide For Collaborative Groups, by Starhawk It is probably a good piece of advice to mentally discount the worth and perspective of anyone who writes a book and calls oneself Starhawk, as anyone who would call … Continue reading

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Book Review: Somebody To Love?

Somebody To Love?: A Rock And Roll Memoir, by Grace Slick with Andrea Cagan I left this book feeling I knew more about Grace Slick than I knew beforehand, but liking her a good deal less, if that was possible. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Age Of Walls

Age Of Walls: How Barriers Between Nations Are Changing Our World, by Tim Marshall This book, if his previous works had not done so, would have solidified the author’s reputation as a globalist jorno who wrote to other sympathetic people … Continue reading

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Book Review: Prisoners Of Geography

Prisoners Of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About The World, by Tim Marshall Does this map fulfill its lofty claim in its subtitle? No, but even if the author is a bit of a journalistic hack, it is not … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Flag Worth Dying For

A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power And Politics Of National Symbols, by Tim Marshall I cannot help but think that this book is not nearly as clever as the author thinks it is. That does not make it a … Continue reading

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Public Health: Same As It Ever Was

It is not often when the Washington Post and I agree on something, but today I found an example of a case where this happens. The Washington Post reported, as if it was a new and unusual insight, that the … Continue reading

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