books about: 1927
The King Never Smiles: A Biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej
Yale University Press, 2006
Masterful as biography AND propaganda study
Having lived in Thailand for two lengthy periods since 1965, I knew some of the basics. Mr. Handley has filled in details in highly credible fashion and produced as complete a picture of not only the monarchy but Thai politics as I have seen anywhere. The book is especially good on the ways that much of the belief system of ordinary Thais has been constructed for them by the palace and other ...
A DEATH IN BELMONT
one of the best
Unbelievable Boston Strangler Work programs for poor people Southern guy in the North Convicted on Nov. 22, 1963 in Boston of murder Dukakis 's work release program and the convict Work done on author's house Picture at your own house of the Boston Strangler And they are all casually mixed in this brew Stephen King could not make this up. I listened to the audio tape
Covenant and Communion: The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict XVI
Baker Brazos Press
A wonderful presentation of our Holy Father's theological project
I picked up this book 10 days ago while I was at a conference at the University of Notre Dame. I began reading it yesterday and could not put it down. It is the clearest, and yet most detailed, presentation of Pope Benedict's theology I have ever read. It certainly helps that Scott W. Hahn is an outstanding writer who has plumbed the depths of Pope Benedict's body of work. I highly recommend ...
Walt and Skeezix: Book Four: 1927-1928
Drawn and Quarterly
George Herriman, Winsor McCay, E.C. Segar and
Frank King! If there'd be Mount Rushmore faces for cartoonists, those are the artists that should be up there! And this is a series that should be in every fan's shelf. I hope they'll continue it soon after this one.
Jesus of Nazareth Study Guide
3 reviews, ...
Ignatius Press, 2009
I'll admit up front that I am not Roman Catholic. Indeed, I am an evangelical Southern Baptist. But before you roll your eyes, let me say that this is one of the most inspirational books I've ever read regarding Jesus Christ. It covers the first part of His adult life, from His baptism to His transformation. I usually devour a book like this quickly... get the main points and move on. But ...
Freedom Is Not Enough: The Moynihan Report and America's Struggle over Black Family Life--from LBJ to Obama
James T. Patterson
Great Book, Great Service
The book arrived in perfect condition. I've been reading it a little at a time, for time's sake; I love Moynahan, and relish his words.
Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
Little, Brown and Company, 2002
This book is amazing. I have no military background - I have no relationship with the government (other then being a taxpayer). I simply read this book because of my exposure to Boyd's OODA Loop and how it relates to business decisions. Amazing parallels between the mentality of government and big business. Absolutely encourage you to read this book. PS - Thanks Colonel Boyd - your insight ...
The West Is The Best
This is the cover and version of the book I purchased at the UC Santa Barbara book store in January 1977. Edward Abbey, a true curmudgeon, writes beautifully and with passion about his American Southwest, with his narrow and sometimes brusque dismissal of "technology" being excused by his obvious love for the desert and the rocks and the snakes et al. His writing glows with that energy, and ...
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
Simon & Schuster, 2007
A historical eye opener to the laws of physics vs. politics...
This book provides an eye-opening history of how our country began planning, designing, financing and building our nations infrastructure. It involves competing egos of brillant men who challenged one another through the laws of physics and politics that all came to reality during the Great Flood of 1927. The Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans in 2005 tells us we didn't learn our lessons ...
The Complete Poems, 1927-1979
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
the portrait of the artist as a conscientious wordsmith
Shampooing With Liz: Elizabeth Bishop's Personal Accountability 18 April 2007 Of course, you will discuss his poems-- but talk about his beauty, too, the delicate beauty we loved. --C. P. Cavafy "For Ammonis, Who Died At Twenty-Nine, In 610," from The Collected Poems Of C. P. Cavafy: A New Translation (2006), trans. Aliki Barnstone _________ Their constitutional inability ...
A Promise Kept
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
A Promise Kept
A beautiful story of marital faithfulness and love in an age where there is precious little of the same. Only in Jesus can be found this quality of unconditional love. I also recommend McQuilkin's Life in the Spirit book and workbook. He truly knows how to live a life filled with the fruits of the Holy Spirit -- and can teach us how, too!
Journals of Jim Elliot, The
Book has a little of everything
This is a very impressive book. It is the honest writings of a hero to many. In the book, you see that he was just like the rest of us and that he had a great passion for God. I certainly hope that more will read this book to get a glimpse of what a life turned on to God can do. This book in many places is very good for personal devotions. There are also many sections that are great ...
THE GREATEST LOVE STORY I'VE EVER READ!!
This was my second book by Karen Robards (the first being Paradise County) and I can already say, it will be my favorite! A friend recommended this to me and she was absolutely right in doing so! The story of Anna and Julian left me completely dazzled. It usually takes me a few weeks to read a novel of this size, solely due to time issues; but I finished this one in exactly 3 days!! I could ...
Lost on a Mountain in Maine
On a mile-high mountain in the wilderness
Mt. Katahdin, at 5268 feet, is the northern terminus of the Appalachian trail and the tallest mountain in Maine. Though it's a much-climbed mountain at the center of the popular Baxter State Park, its wildness and danger should never be underestimated. In 1939, twelve-year-old Donn Fendler was climbing Katahdin with a party including his father and brother. Reaching the summit with a friend ...
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
Harcourt Children's Books
Best book about Cesar Chavez for kids!
Beautiful rendering of Cesar Chavez' journey. The text is wonderful but the illustrations make this book a classic. The best book about Cesar for kids!
Down the River (Plume)
drifting along Ed's river
As a longtime Abbey fan, down the river is as powerful and exciting as any. The stories capture the imagination, and are filled with flowing, humorous, forceful prose. a gem to read!
Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot (Lives of Faith)
The book is filled with delightful and dignified insights into the life of this young man and the wife of his youth. Elizabeth kindly and openly portrays the life of her first love and the brief life they enjoyed together. It is a very thought provoking piece of literature. I bought 8 copies and shared them with my sons and friends.
Wolf Kahn Pastels
Harry N. Abrams
Excellent Book but I'd Recommend Buying it from A Different Vendor
The book itself is excellent. Wolf Kahn writes beautifully and I love to hear what he thinks about his art -- this is so helpful to me as an artist struggling with many of the same issues in my own work. However, this is the SECOND book I've purchased from Amazon recently that was clearly USED (pages bent, cover scuffed & torn)when I purchased what was supposed to be a NEW book. This is ...
Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories (Penguin Classics)
roshomon-does truth exist, or only opinion?
Roshomon is one version on the subject of personal versions of the truth. "Outrage", with Paul Newman and Claire Bloom, is a film version of the same theme. A rape occurs, the witnesses have different opinions. The fact of intercourse between the character played by Newman and Bloom is a fact. Whether it is rape or love depends on who is telling the story. This story translated from Japanese ...
Process and Reality (Gifford Lectures Delivered in the University of Edinburgh During the Session 1927-28)
Alfred North Whitehead
The Brilliance of Hard Work and Imagination
Early in this century American philosophy made a 'linguistic' turn that determined the direction it would take all the way to the present day. In the spirit of the times, language made its way to the forefront of philosophy, the end result being (among other things) Positivism and a scientistic approach to the Geisteswissenschaften. It is a turn many of us, looking back, wish it had never made. ...
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