books about: government
Simon & Schuster
History comes alive!
For a 992 page piece of nonfiction, there are times when this biography reads like a page turner. Because the late forties, early fifties is a time period all but ignored in most public school History classes I was ignorant of many aspects of the Truman presidency, and certainly about his life in general. This tome has cleared up that problem for me! McCullough is obviously a good writer and ...
Nicholas & Alexandra
Robert K. Massie
Fascinating look into a turbulent time in history
I absolutely love this book. Robert Massie presents Nicholas and Alexandra in the most human terms, more loving parents and partners than tsar and tsarina. The writing is superb, and transports the reader to this tumultuous time and space. History may not have treated Nicholas and Alexandra very kindly, but you can't help but empathize with their plight after reading Massie's incredible ...
The Revolution: A Manifesto
Grand Central Publishing
I remember first hearing about Ron Paul from a young guy at work. It was convenient to see humor in a guy that wanted to end all known agencies including education from our system. The young man at work donated his last 25 dollars to the Ron Paul foundation. Boy did we give him hell...laughing away. THEN, I was complaining to myself about having to vote between "the lesser evils" every time at ...
Drug Crazy : How We Got into This Mess and How We Can Get Out
Dealing with Our Addiction
When it became clear that the medicines called opiates were highly addictive and caused health problems, they were dealt with as nicotine and alcohol are dealt with today. There were honest and realistic public service messages warning of the dangers of opiates, and there was medical help that greatly limited the damage they did to the individual and which had a chance of eliminating his or her ...
Boston's Gun Bible
Boston T. Party
Kenneth W. Royce
If you could only have one book on firearms
If there is a more complete book on the subject of firearms, I haven't found it yet. Legal considerations, tactics and training, reviews of equipment( by someone who put some serious reasoning behind his opinions), tips on buying and selling, and more. But what makes this book especially stand out is the thorough discussion of freedom and the mind set of a free person. And the chilling look ...
The Great Escape
Yes, all the other reviewers are correct! This really is a great story. It takes a while for the story to get going, but once it does, look out. I bought the audio CD version which was excellent.
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
Random House Audio
Should be Required Reading for Civil Servants
The lessons learned from Roosevelt and illustrated by Morris are essential to any budding civil servant: Lesson 1: A Free & Independent Press is Crucial for Reform. Even though individual people may be Democrats, Republicans, Greens and Independents, the public as a whole wants the right thing to happen. It is the duty of the press to put these issues of public concern to the forefront and it ...
Back to Basics for the Republican Party, Second Edition
BUY AND DISSEMINATE THIS BOOK
I have read all of the reviews that have been uploaded as of 5/23/2008, and the purpose of this filing is to summarize the points that were made AND to provide a perspective that has not yet been uploaded. I have been carrying-around this book for a year, having learned about its author after I listened to Michael provide a speech to a Republican group in the Philadelphia suburbs. My only ...
Essential Thomas Paine: Common Sense, The Rights of Man
Thomas Paine's arguments defending human rights and political revolution, as well as his opposition to hereditary and abusive government, are an absolute classic. Some may find Paine to lack a certain level of depth in his analysis, but the strength, clarity, and historical significance of his arguments are very rarely matched. This is an absolute must read for anyone interested in history or ...
The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1)
Robert A. Caro
The best biography....EVER
I love this book. I had the honor of reading this book back in 1987 when I was working in Austin as a legislative assistant to a state legislator. This is only relevant because Caro does a magnificent job of describing LBJ's background in Texas' Hill Country. No one illustrates a scene the way Caro does. He seems to live it. He must have written this book while visiting the pertinent parts ...
Hell in a Handbasket
It's funny; sadly, it's also too true
Let's face it: outside of wealthy oilmen and Halliburton stockholders, there haven't been that many people who've benefited from the Bush years (which, as of this writing, continues to be at its nadir of popularity). Of course, one other group that has benefited are political cartoonists, who should be grateful to Bush and company for providing so much material. There are few better at working ...
Addressed the hard questions no one else could anwer for me...
When faced with a trauma in my life, I began to read prolifically on the topic of pain and suffering. Although many authors touched the surface of the storm of questions whirling inside me none addressed the depths of my doubts. This has been the most satisfying and comforting book I've read on suffering and what it means to believe in a loving, sovereign and wise God through it all. I tell ...
The American Journey of Barack Obama
The Editors of Life Magazine
Little, Brown and Company
THIS MAN IS TRULY SENT BY GOD. IF WE HAD MORE LIKE HIM, THIS WORLD WOULD BE IN A BETTER POSITION. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS HIM & HIS FAMILY.
The Fluoride Deception
Seven Stories Press
I was very much impressed with how much work the author put into the writing of this book. There is an incredible amount of very worthwhile information in this book which everyone needs to know. I am so glad a lot of this information has finally been released to the public via the declassification of many documents verifying legitimate proof how dangerous the chemical fluorine is and any ...
How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Resumes and Cover ...
I really like the insights into the Federal hiring process provided by this book. Since the author is a full-time Federal hiring manager, I find her information refreshing, helpful and enlightening. She provides a "real world" perspective about what to do and what to expect. Although she gives a high level view of how to write a Federal resume, her example resumes are a very good guide to follow. ...
Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
Simon & Schuster
Words cannot express what this book has meant to me. It is both immensely deep and inspiring while feeling very intimate as if Mr. Lewis were right there telling you his story. Particularly interesting portrayal of the turbulent years after King's death. In spite of all the amazing accomplishments he has made, the book is very humble, and Mr. Lewis does not hesitate to discuss his own faults. ...
Unsung Valor: A GI's Story of World War II
A. Cleveland Harrison
University Press of Mississippi
An extraordinary book
Unsung Valor is truly an extraordinary book. I am 44 years old and have studied World War II rather extensively in the past. However, this book has revealed this war (and all wars) to me in a way that is completely surprising and unique. I now have a different frame of reference for studying all wars, especially World War II. For someone like me who has never served in the military, this book ...
The Heritage Guide to the Constitution
Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2005
We The People...
Want to learn AND UNDERSTAND our Constitution? Not just 'think' you know what it is from what you hear from mass media sound bites and others seeking to 'fundamentally change America'. GET THIS TERRIFIC PUBLICATION THAT IS EASY TO READ AND FOLLOW, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, UNDERSTAND. KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALIKING ABOUT THE NEXT TIME YOU ARE ENGAGED IN A CONVERSATION ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY AND ITS ...
The Israelis : Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land
Extraordinary Book about an Extraordinary Place
Whether you protest Israel's actions or are a self-proclaimed Israel-lover, this is a great book to read on both sides of the divide. Rosenthal opens with a somber look at "The Situation," and the resulting fear that Israelis have had to face in the Second Intifada with unpredictible bus and cafe bombings. Based on interviews with everyday Israelis throughout the book, Rosenthal then ...
When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge
W. W. Norton & Company
When Broken Glass Floats
This might be the best book I've read dealing with SEA. She brings a prospective that westerners couldn't. While this is a very sad book, her life seems to have a happy conclusion in Oregon. She endured the Khmer Rouge as a young girl and has become victorious. Thank you for writing this book.
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