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Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind
Michael J. Bradley, Jay N. Giedd
Waiting for the Barbarians
J.M. Coetzee
On Power: Its Nature And The History Of Its Growth
Bertrand De Jouvenel
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September 2013
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Essentially: We now live in a time of “forever-war.” The worry about the government instituting martial-law is sooo 1990’s be...
American Coup: Martial Life and the Invisible Sabotage of the Constitution - William M. Arkin
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September 2013
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Caution, this review contains high praise.Wonderful.Two authors with two completely different styles collaborate to make one ...
13 Ways: Illustrated Stories - td Whittle,  Sandra Peterson Ramirez
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Caution, this review contains high praise.Wonderful.Two authors with two completely different styles collaborate to make one ...
13 Ways: Illustrated Stories - td Whittle,  Sandra Peterson Ramirez
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August 2013
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Going to have to call this one "unfinished" and part ways with it. Found it much too wordy and with so many pages to go I was...
The Magus - John Fowles
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July 2013
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The most intelligent and clear encyclical I've seen come from Rome... in my lifetime? Though we will not likely know exactly ...
Lumen Fidei: Enciclica sulla Fede - Pope Francis,  Rino Fisichella
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The most intelligent and clear encyclical I've seen come from Rome... in my lifetime? Though we will not likely know exactly ...
Lumen Fidei: Enciclica sulla Fede - Pope Francis,  Rino Fisichella
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July 2013
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I'd previously tried watching "Stalker," the movie that was loosely based upon "Roadside Picnic" but quit it about 15 minutes...
Roadside Picnic - Boris Strugatsky, Arkady Strugatsky
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July 2013
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July 2013
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I really had to waffle around in considering how to rate this. There's really some of the best gritty, realistic and poetic w...
Cloudstreet - Tim Winton
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June 2013
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I bought this for my 12 year old daughter as an alternative to the dystopian fiction that kids seem hooked on these days and ...
The Gilded Mirror: Corfe Castle - Jocelyn  Murray
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June 2013
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A clear and honest but overly repetitive argument in favor of an anarcho-capitalist system rooted in pure libertarianism. I f...
Democracy--The God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order - Hans-Hermann Hoppe
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Possibly more appropriate and timely today than when it was originally written, post WWII. A joke is a good camouflage. Next ...
The Firebugs: A Morality Without a Moral - Max Frisch, Michael Bullock
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June 2013
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A lot going in this packed little read that begins slowly and builds to an exciting and dramatic crescendo. In brief, a layer...
Sarrasine (Le Livre de Poche) (French Edition) - Honore De Balzac
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June 2013
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Very short, simple, and logical assertion of what "law" is and what "law" is for. Questions of the desirability of unlimited ...
The Law - Frédéric Bastiat
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