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The Portable Patriot

The Portable Patriot

On 8/14 John C wrote: Recently I read a book called The Portable Patriot. It was a wonderful collection of stories about life in America and what it really means to be a patriot. The stories are speeches and documents and testimonials that all talk about how great America is, and it is, and it made the book fun to read ... Portable Patriot

John's Rating:

5 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 8/14 John C wrote: just finished reading a great book called Plan B. You should read it if you get a chance. There are lots of great bible stories about God and Jesus and people in life. From Publishers Weekly This new young voice in evangelical Christian circles, a pastor and church planter in Nashville, finds a distinctive ... Plan B

John's Rating:

4 Stars

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After the Hangover

After the Hangover

On 5/25 John C wrote: While Tyrell isn’t a completely neutral political observer, he makes no pretense about being one, which is part of what makes After the Hangover such an enjoyable read – Tyrell is a rational and passionate Conservative, and he plots the GOP’s road to recovery with elegance and pragmatism. While ... Tyrell's "After the Hangover"

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5 Stars

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Popes and Bankers

Popes and Bankers

On 3/16 John C wrote: One word comes to mind when reading Jack Cashill's Popes and Bankers: comprehensive. The cover of the book claims to illustrate the cultural history of credit and debt from Aristotle to AIG, and that is certainly not an inaccurate statement. Examining the constant balance between 'pious restraint' ... Jack Cashill's Popes and Bankers

John's Rating:

4 Stars

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Why You Say It

Why You Say It

On 3/8 John C wrote: Webb Garrison's followup to "What's in a Word" serves less as a sit-down-and-read-it manifesto and more as a reference book for someone wondering where many cliche or common phrases such as "keep your eye on the ball" or "Indian Giver." It is a handy guide, well-organized and intriguing, but it is not ... Webb Garrison's "Why You Say It"

John's Rating:

3 Stars

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