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George Washington's Sacred Fire
Peter A. Lillback
Providence Forum Press
Excellent book well worth the time to read. I hgihly recommend this to anyone who wants more knowledge about one of our greatest founding fathers.
Sliding Into Home
I really enjoyed this book, it had alot of honesty in it. There were some parts that made my jaw drop, some parts that made me tear up a little, and some parts that had me laughing out loud. If you are a Kendra fan, this is a must. You wont be able to put it down.
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
If you ever have felt sorry for yourself--read this.
I grew up poor with a father who was absent most of the time and was drunk all of the time. After reading this book, I realized how much worse it could have been. This was an eye opener as to how bad things can get. I am successful and the author of this book also made something of her life. It just fortifies the fact that when your survival instinct kicks in--you can do it! I highly ...
Brutal. Rugged. Gripping. Tough. "War" takes you into the trenches of Afghanistan. The reading experience is powerful--and powerfully taut. The war doesn't become someone else's experience, it becomes yours. No matter your politics, "War" is a gripping read. The book isn't about the right and wrong of the fight or whether the strategies are working, it's about the human, entirely male ...
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Public Domain Books, 1994
great book, amazing price
This is exactly what the kindle was made for! allow people to understand and enjoy classics in the public domain for free! It is the distribution of knowledge that the educational system was created for. Anyone can read this, anyone can download this. Not only a classic book, but free. This could be the entrance to a better world.
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
This is my first review on Amazon. I just had to do it after seeing so many negative comments. I absolutely love the book. I have an audio version read by the author. I don't think the book is provocative or narcissistic. This is a sincere story full of emotions, thoughts and self analysis (yes, and it makes it very realistic.) This book is about spiritual journey, search for balance and ...
More Blood, More Sweat and Another Cup of Tea
Quirky and entertaining!
I love to read stories that actually happened. Blood, Sweat, and Tea: Real-Life Adventures in an Inner-City Ambulance The memories of a British Ambulance Driver. Stories are true and some are quite whimsical.
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time
David Oliver Relin
Such an inspiring story. Being an Afghan and seeing the selflessness Mr. Mortenson displays gives me hope that the rest of mankind can be as open minded as seeing the middle east as full of PEOPLE (as opposed to terrorists). The message of the book was very beautiful and I would highly recommend it for anybody looking for a "feel-good" story.
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
Funny and fantastic!
Anthony Bourdain is one of those polarizing personalities whom one either loves or hates. The same can be said for his latest book, "Medium Raw". Personally, I enjoy Bourdain's bristly sarcasm, dry as a bone humor, scathing cynicism, and vulgar language. Not surprisingly then, I found this book to be thoroughly entertaining. Chapters swing between impassioned raves and rants about various ...
unbelievable good read
I read a lot of books - this was a book club pick, You will not stop thinking about this story for a long time - and you will tell everyone about it. I would write more but previous reviews have covered it well - I just want it to keep a high review on amazon as I think this is a great way to judge a book and this one is a MUST READ!!!
The Last Lecture
A wonderful heartfelt book!
I absolutely love this book. I love to read & if you have a good active/vivid imagination as I do, you can definitely see the author pop out of the book as you read. I read this book before I even went online to watch the actual video clip & I absolutely prefer the book itself (I am an active reader). This autobiography definitely gives you a good aspect on life and makes you want to make some ...
Into the Wild
Excellent service and great shape.
The movie was excellent and made me want to read the book to find out more details on Chris Macandless's journey and some of his entries in his journal. I am loveing the book because the author presents information about Chris and others who are inspired to minimalize thier existance and live more naturally without labeling or creating a martar of the person. Love all the facts and insight from ...
Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White
A Revealing & Educational Experience
This short and easy to read book is a must for those wanting to know the truth about the importance to the United States' history of many people of black African heritage (which should be important to all people of the US regardless of their race). It reveals many historical facts occurring during the US Civil War and why the KKK was started. It also discusses events that happened to both black ...
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea
Funny, Funny, Funny! I laughed as much, if not more, as when I read My Horizontal Life, A Collection of One Night Stands. She is a funny Bitch!
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
This book made me laugh out loud a lot. I probably talk about it more than people care to hear but Chelsea Handler is great.
Hitch-22: A Memoir
Most enjoyable read of the year
How much you appreciate this memoir may depend on how much you love the man. The language sparkles, the wit delights, his mettle and sense of justice inspire and encourage. The book is revelatory and a lot of fun. May he live long and prosper.
Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities
Her story is great, and if you don't like her story read this book for her fabulous style. She is an excellent writer. I long for more books by Elizabeth Edwards.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Very engaging book!
I read this for a book club and really enjoyed it. It is very interesting and doesn't get too technical for those of us who aren't scientists. Highly recommended!
Spoken from the Heart
Love Laura Bush. It was a great insight into her life as a former first lady. It's worth reading! And if you are looking for a positive book for your child that is also written with a great moral overtone, then I'd like to recommend a book called, Smitty's Cave Adventures. It is an action adventure book about a boy who has incredible cave adventures all while learning valuable life's ...
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
The REAL old breed
Great story - can't recommend it more highly. I already had the greatest respect for the Marines who fought in the Pacific, and this just confirms and reinforces it.
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