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  • Paterno Legacy [review of Jay's book]

    08/06/2014 7:34:38 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 212 replies
    philly.com ^ | 8-6-14 | Stan Hochman
    IN HINDSIGHT, Joe Paterno wrote, the day after he got fired with a phone call, he wished he had done more. He had not committed a crime, he had not witnessed a crime, he had reported what sounded like a crime to his superiors. The haters jumped all over that sentence, like it was some kind of a confession that the legendary Penn State football coach had somehow enabled Jerry Sandusky to sexually abuse those kids, while he looked the other way. The haters spent a lot less time debating the note he scribbled on a pad before going to...
  • D'Souza book outsells No. 2 book by 8,000 copies, still left in No. 2 spot by New York Times

    07/23/2014 2:17:50 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 22 replies
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    Dinesh D'Souza book is No. 1 on BookScan this week, far outdistancing Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, 25,714 to 17,785. In spite of those numbers, New York Times list again left Dinesh's book at No. 2 on the list that just released two minutes ago. Completely rigged. Last week was close enough to give benefit of the doubt. This week is a complete joke.
  • When You Harm Those You Mean To Help, You Should Immediately Stop (book review)

    07/18/2014 10:55:48 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 18, 2014 | George Leef
    For a long time, free-market critics of programs supposedly meant to help struggling people have been pointing out that those programs are usually counterproductive. They actually harm the “beneficiaries.” Sadly, their arguments have almost always either been ignored by key politicians and opinion shapers or dismissed out of hand because those who make them are white or are said to harbor some hidden animosity towards the poor and minorities. So, what will be the reaction to Wall Street Journal writer Jason Riley’s new book, Please Stop Helping Us –How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed? Riley, who is...
  • Sowell: A Primer on Race ("Please Stop Helping Us")

    07/07/2014 11:41:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 8, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Back in the heyday of the British Empire, a man from one of the colonies addressed a London audience. "Please do not do any more good in my country," he said. "We have suffered too much already from all the good that you have done." That is essentially the message of an outstanding new book by Jason Riley about blacks in America. Its title is "Please Stop Helping Us." Its theme is that many policies designed to help blacks are in fact harmful, sometimes devastatingly so. These counterproductive policies range from minimum wage laws to "affirmative action" quotas. This book...
  • Inside the jealous feud between the Obamas and ‘Hildebeest’ Clintons

    06/21/2014 4:05:20 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/21/2014 | Edward Klein
    Outwardly, they put on a show of unity — but privately, the Obamas and Clintons, the two power couples of the Democrat Party, loathe each other. “I hate that man Obama more than any man I’ve ever met, more than any man who ever lived,” Bill Clinton said to friends on one occasion, adding he would never forgive Obama for suggesting he was a racist during the 2008 campaign. The feeling is mutual. Obama made ­excuses not to talk to Bill, while the first lady privately sniped about Hillary.
  • Book: Oprah Winfrey calls Michelle Obama 'tiresome,' prefers Hillary Clinton

    06/24/2014 8:56:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner copied by Weasel Zippers copied by Right Wing News ^ | June 23, 2014 | by Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner
    Original Title:New Book: Oprah Calls Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett “Tiresome”, Says They Are “Walking Agendas” Who Always Want Something Ed Klein’s new book is giving Americans lots of juicy information about what life with the Royal Family — excuse me, First Family — is like. One of the juicy tidbits is that Oprah, the person that leaves Democrats clamoring for her backing, can’t stand Michelle Obama. ADVERTISEMENT Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World - Cocktails and Dinner The lovey-dovey public relationship between Oprah Winfrey and the President and Michelle Obama is a mirage, according to a new...
  • Hillary Clinton Has a Bad Heart and Obama Doesn't Think She Should Be President, Claims Edward Klein

    06/24/2014 8:39:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/24/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Former Secretary of State and 66-year-old grandmother-to-be Hillary Clinton is suffering from a bad heart and President Barack Obama believes the American people deserve a fresher face than hers in the 2016 presidential election, according to author Edward Klein in his new book, Blood Feud. "She (Hillary) had managed to keep her medical history secret out of fear that, should it become public, it would disqualify her from becoming president," notes Klein in an excerpt from the book highlighted by Drudge Report. Klein claims in the book that Clinton, who is widely seen as the front runner to become the...
  • Dr. Ben Carson's 'One Nation' Book Tops New York Times' Best Sellers List

    06/17/2014 7:56:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/17/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    Neurosurgeon and notable conservative speaker Dr. Ben Carson's most recent book has made it to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times' best sellers list. Dr. Carson's One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future, debuted on the "Hardcover Nonfiction" list at No. 1 last week and remains so this week. In the Hardcover Nonfiction category, One Nation is trailed by French economist Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century at No. 2, and Mariano Rivera's memoir, The Closer at No. 3. One Nation also is found at No. 2 for the "Combined Print and...
  • Is Hillary's Book, Hard Choices a “bomb”?

    06/17/2014 7:02:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/17/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It depends on the definition of “bomb.” First-week sales for Hillary Clinton’s memoir/campaign book Hard Choices would not embarrass most authors; 60,000 hard-bound and 24,000 electronic outsells most other titles offered even by major publishers in a first printing. However, most authors don’t get $14 million advances, and most authors don’t plan to use their book as a springboard into a presidential campaign either.In those circumstances, Daniel Halper argues, the sales have been, er, brutal: “Between us, they are nervous at S&S [Simon & Schuster],” says the source, who gave permission for his email to be published. “Sales were...
  • In ‘Mayor for Life,’ D.C.’s Marion Barry takes pride in himself but little blame for problems

    06/16/2014 12:21:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/15/14 | Marc Fisher
    Curiously, the dramatic climax of Marion Barry’s autobiography is exactly the kind of salacious moment that he has long dismissed as irrelevant and sensational, a notorious incident that steers attention far away from his life’s work: It was sometime in the 1980s, and the mayor was at a party at a house he frequented on 11th Street NW. A woman who was doing coke offered him some, noting that the stuff made her “hot.” This was enough for Barry: “I told myself, what the hell? Why not?” She put a line of cocaine on a business card, and the mayor...
  • Behold the Top 30 Most 'Hill-arious' Amazon.com Reviews of Hillary’s Book

    06/12/2014 7:36:12 PM PDT · by This Just In · 42 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | June 12, 2014 | Matt Fox
    With Hillary Clinton’s new book, Hard Choices, on the shelves, it would behoove her to stay far away from reading the Amazon comments readers left for her. Although she has 142 five stars, she has 205 one star ratings and some of them are, well, not so flattering.
  • These Amazon reviews for Hillary Clinton’s new book are HILARIOUS

    06/12/2014 7:25:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Young Conservatives.com ^ | 6/12/2014 | Joshua Riddle
    Here are some of the funniest reviews for Hillary’s new book on Amazon. As of right now, the 1 star reviews have a commanding lead. Sickening: I became violently ill before finishing the first chapter and had to burn it in a bio-hazard incinerator. Dangerous stuff. Boring: The directions on shampoo were more interesting than this. I feel like the Clintons owe me 4 hours of my life back. Toilet Paper: Totally unequivocally pure unadulterated stinky no good terrible crap. I would not recommend using this as toilet paper, maybe kindling, do not waste your money.
  • Study Finds Women Don't Belong in Combat

    06/11/2014 12:21:35 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 48 replies
    Aruz Sheva ^ | 6/11/2014 | Gil Ronen
    New book shows women in combat suffer much more serious non-combat injuries, alleges IDF cover-up. A new book sums up 13 years of research on female participation in IDF combat units and declares the feminist experiment in the Israeli military a failure. “Lochamot Betzahal” by Col. (res.) Raza Sagi, a former infantry regiment commander, points to high rates of serious injury among women serving in combat units, and to involvement of radical political groups behind the scenes of the campaign for combat service by women. ..... "The study found that a particularly high percentage of women who served in combat...
  • The 1-Star Amazon Reviews of 'Hard Choices' Are In and They're As Unhinged as You'd Expect

    06/10/2014 7:51:39 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 11 replies
    National Journal | June 10, 2014 | Brian Resnick
    BYLINE: Compared with the five-star reviews, the one-star ones are a lot more, er, colorful. Hillary Clinton is a polarizing figure. So when she releases an autobiography, opinions on said book are going to diverge. This is especially true with her book release now, seeing as many are interpreting the media blitz surrounding the book to be a test run for a 2016 campaign. On Amazon.com, as of this writing, there are 19 five-star, perfect reviews of Hard Choices. And then there are 44 one-star reviews. (The most popular line being "should be listed as fiction." Zing.) There are only...
  • Review: Holder Is ‘Obama’s Enforcer’ of Racialist, Lawless DOJ Agenda

    06/09/2014 3:22:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 9, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    A catalog of government lawlessness is more discomforting to contemplate when the catalog is contemporary. We are all familiar with tales of mischief, corruption and abuse of power from other ages and in other places. We call it history. But the new book Obama’s Enforcer by Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund documents the rank lawlessness that has saturated Eric Holder’s Justice Department, and thus, the Obama presidency. Von Spakovsky and Fund’s book releases June 10. It details the radical nest that the Justice Department has become. Their book echoes what I still hear from Justice Department employees across...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Hardest Choice: To Give New Ghostwriter Credit

    06/01/2014 2:46:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Show Biz-411 ^ | 5-30-14 | Roger Friedman
    The world waits for Hillary Clinton’s new book, “Hard Choices,” on June 10th. I know I have it all queued up on amazon.com. But Clinton’s hardest choice may start at home: will she give her ghost writer a credit this time? I wrote about a year ago that Edward “Ted” Widmer, a long time Hillary associate, was actually writing “Hard Choices.” Widmer, 51, is a Harvard graduate who wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. He has a long association with Brown University, where he was the Director of the John Carter Brown Library.At least that’s where used to be. Widmer now...
  • Lynne Cheney: Madison's profound impact

    05/08/2014 6:03:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/7/14 | Gloria Borger, Kevin Bohn and Brian Rokus
    Lynne Cheney has spent decades studying and admiring the nation's fourth president, James Madison. Her new book, "James Madison: A Life Reconsidered" is a labor of political admiration that began five years ago and culminated in a historical journey in which Madison, the father of the Constitution, also becomes a prophet of productive conservatism. ....She considers Madison the prophet of small government. He pushed for a strong central government early in his political career when he served in the early House of Representatives, but he started having some doubts. "Madison began to worry about too strong a government," Cheney told...
  • Evangelicals Review Matthew Vines' 'God and the Gay Christian' Book

    04/23/2014 8:23:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/23/2014 | BY STOYAN ZAIMOV
    With the release of Matthew Vines' God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships, conservative Evangelicals are responding with warnings that the book should not cause confusion regarding Scripture's teaching on homosexuality. The book, Andrew Walker – director of Policy Studies for the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission – says, "is the first step in a larger effort to fundamentally recast long-held, universally acknowledged norms pertaining to sexual ethics." In his review, Walker notes that not only does Vines identify himself as a conservative evangelical and claim to uphold the authority of...
  • Book Review: “Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back”

    03/11/2011 9:41:31 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 34 replies · 2+ views
    stevansheets.com ^ | 1/25/11 | Stevan Sheets
    The story follows the Burpo family through months of trying times all culminating with their 3-year-old son Colton’s appendix bursting and his near-death. A few months after this incident, while on a family-trip, Colton began to reveal that during his surgery he actually visited Heaven. The details with which Colton described his time in Heaven are absolutely incredible. I am grateful to the Burpo family for allowing readers to be brought into this incredible story. As I read the book, there were a few times where I literally dropped my phone to my chest (was reading it on my Kindle...
  • Big Blue Machine, The rise and fall of New York’s Tammany Hall. (Book Review)

    04/13/2014 6:32:24 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 04/14/2014 | Y VINCENT J. CANNATO
    The modern Democratic party has a bit of a history problem. The oldest political party in the world regularly celebrates Jefferson-Jackson Day dinners, yet both men are hardly taken as role models by today’s left-leaning Democratic party. Both were slaveholders, with Thomas Jefferson possibly fathering children with one of his slaves. Andrew Jackson, meanwhile, is further tarnished by his policies of Indian removal and forced relocation. They are an uncomfortable reminder that, for much of its history, the Democratic party was the party of slavery, racial segregation, and white supremacy. That both Jefferson and Jackson were also skeptical of a...
  • New Hillary Clinton memoir set for June 10 release (Freeper book title contest....)

    04/09/2014 3:04:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    New Hillary Clinton memoir set for June 10 release AFP 1 hour ago Washington (AFP) - Hillary Clinton, the former US secretary of state who is contemplating a second run for the White House, will release a new memoir on June 10, her publisher announced Wednesday. A website owned by Simon & Schuster was allowing users to sign up and pre-order the book, which the publisher said would consist of "candid reflections about key moments during her time as secretary of state as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century." The book, and...
  • Is the U.S. stock market rigged?

    03/31/2014 8:56:49 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 48 replies
    CBSNews ^ | Mar 30, 2014 | Steve Kroft
    This month marks the fifth anniversary of the current bull market on Wall Street, making it one of the longest and strongest in history. Yet U.S. stock ownership is at a record low and less than half of Americans trust banks and financial services. And in the last two weeks, the New York attorney general and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission in Washington have both launched investigations into high-frequency computerized stock trading that now controls more than half the market. The probes were announced just ahead of a much anticipated book on the subject by best-selling author Michael Lewis called...
  • Everybody's Tolkien (Tolkien Reading Day)

    03/25/2014 3:56:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    Now this is precious. $6.2 billion and counting. That's how much films based on J. R. R. Tolkien's books have made in all at the box office so far. And there's still one part of The Hobbit trilogy to come. The Lord Of The Rings (LOTR) and The Hobbit are also on the list of Top 10 best selling books of all time - LOTR at No. 2 with 150 million copies sold. The Hobbit is No. 6 with 100 million copies sold.
  • THE PROTESTANT’S DILEMMA BY DEVIN ROSE: A REVIEW

    03/19/2014 1:32:10 PM PDT · by rwa265 · 819 replies
    If a Protes­tant look­ing into the claims of Catholi­cism were to ask me, “What one book should I read, where I can find a quick answer to any ques­tion I have?” I would tell him to read Devin Rose’s new book The Protestant’s Dilemma. I would also rec­om­mend this book to Protes­tant apol­o­gists, even those of many years, well-skilled in polemics. It will remind them of the heavy bur­den of proof they face, and the weak­ness of their posi­tion on point after point. The truth may set them free and bring them home too. (It has happened.) All this may...
  • Best-Selling Author Kevin Trudeau Gets 10 Years In Prison For Massive Deception

    03/18/2014 12:54:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/18/2014 | MICHAEL TARM
    Best-selling author Kevin Trudeau, whose name became synonymous with late-night TV pitches, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for bilking consumers through ubiquitous infomercials for his book, "The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About." As he imposed the sentence prosecutors had requested, U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman portrayed the 50-year-old Trudeau as a habitual fraudster going back to his early adulthood. So brazen was Trudeau, the judge said, he once even used his own mother's Social Security number in a scheme. "Since his 20s, he has steadfastly attempted to cheat others for his own...
  • Apostate The Men Who Killed the Christian West

    03/16/2014 6:34:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Apostatebook.com ^ | Kevin Swanson
    An Expose of the Men Responsible for the Decline and Fall of Western Civilization People Who Need to Read This Book: People who prefer A.D. to C.E. on their calendar. People who wonder how anybody in their right mind could approve of Nero's legacy of same-sex marriage, let alone 70% of the millennial generation. People who want their grandchildren to be Christians. People who are bothered by the fact that the most liberal part of society is the universities, and the most liberal part of the universities is the liberal arts department, and the most liberal part of the liberal...
  • Author: Hillary Clinton Ordered Attack on David Koresh’s Compound in Waco, Texas

    03/04/2014 6:06:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 4, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The National Enquirer, the same magazine that broke the news on John Edwards’ love child, reports there is a $500 million plot out there to destroy Hillary Clinton. Author Marinka Peschmann claims Hillary Clinton of ordering the government’s attack on David Koresh’s compound in Waco, Texas. The National Enquirer reported: And in a national inter­view on the FOX News Channel, former Demo­cratic volunteer Kathleen Willey – who has insinu­ated the Clintons were involved in the mys­terious deaths of her husband, Ed, and depu­ty White House counsel Vince Foster – accused Hillary of “ruining” and “terrorizing” people. Foster and Willey, a...
  • Dr. David Jeremiah's historical revisionism

    02/10/2014 8:17:44 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 24 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 10, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Dr. David Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California, in his book entitled "I Never Thought I'd See The Day," which is listed as a "# 1 New York Times Bestseller," engages in historical revisionism as he attempts to portray William Tyndale as a "martyr" for the Bible. On page 161 of his book, Dr. Jeremiah asserts that, "..because TYndale believed that every English-speaking person deserved to have access to the Bible in English, he labored to produce the first complete New Testament (and part of the Old Testament) in English translated directly from the...
  • Book Review - Wrath or Rest: Saints in the Hands of an Angry God

    01/20/2014 11:03:50 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 6 replies
    The American Culture ^ | 1-20-14 | Michael Soderberg
    The key to understanding the infamous warning passages in the book of Hebrews is to understand the history of the Exodus generation. The Exodus generation is used throughout the book of Hebrews as the primary point of departure to help the Bible student chart his way through the difficulties of the book. Not only does the history of the Exodus generation provide interpretive controls to narrow down the field of meaning when it comes to exegetical problems in the text of Hebrews, but it also provides the serious student of the Word a biblical framework from which to being digging...
  • Norman Rockwell family calls Deborah Solomon's Rockwell bio 'fiction'

    01/10/2014 7:43:18 PM PST · by Daffynition · 36 replies
    CSM ^ | December 4, 2013 | Husna Haq
    Link only: http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2013/1204/Norman-Rockwell-family-calls-Deborah-Solomon-s-Rockwell-bio-fiction
  • Osteen Books Flop in 10/40 Window

    01/10/2014 1:06:21 PM PST · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    For "America's Pastor," everything seems to be going extremely well right now in the USA. Lakewood Church is bursting at the seams. Pastor Osteen continues to be invited to speak on TV shows such as Larry King Live. AIROST will soon be adding routes to five new cities. Your Best Life Now has set numerous sales records. And now his new book (Become a Better You) is ready to come into stores all over the USA. One problem remains for Pastor Joel. His books are not selling well in a large part of the world: the "10/40 window." The "10/40...
  • 43 Books About War Every Man Should Read

    01/10/2014 5:48:26 PM PST · by dynachrome · 141 replies
    Art of Manliness ^ | 12-2-13 | Ryan Holiday.
    War is unquestionably mankind at his worst. Yet, paradoxically, it is in war that men — individual men — often show the very best of themselves. War is often the result of greed, stupidity, or depravity. But in it, men are often brave, loyal, and selfless. I am not a soldier. I have no plans to become one. But I’ve studied war for a long time. I am not alone in this. The greats have been writing and reading about war — its causes, its effects, its heroes, its victims — since the beginning of written text. Some of our...
  • New "Animal Farm" Targets Capitalism

    12/28/2013 12:45:25 PM PST · by VR-21 · 51 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 27 December 2013 | Mark Tapson
    Actor Andy Serkis is set to direct an upcoming movie adaptation of George Orwell’s classic novel Animal Farm. But there will be a slight deviation from the story’s original focus: rather than serve as a cautionary tale about Communist totalitarianism, this updated version will address Hollywood’s predictable, go-to embodiment of evil, the Darth Vader of our time: corporate greed. Orwell’s brilliant allegory Animal Farm was written during World War II as a satire on Soviet Communism (and very nearly wasn’t published, critical as it was of our Russian ally). It has since been adapted to film twice, a British animated...
  • Book Review: 'Republicans and Race,' by Timothy N. Thurber

    12/07/2013 5:31:19 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 5, 2013 | Lee Edwards
    Most examinations of Republicans and civil rights are either screeds or apologias. Timothy N. Thurber's "Republicans and Race" is neither but a scholarly examination of the GOP's "frayed" relationship with African-Americans between 1945 and 1974—a relationship now irrevocably broken, some would argue. Mr. Thurber, who teaches history at Virginia Commonwealth University, traces the internal battle between Republican pragmatists like Richard Nixon, looking for the most votes, and liberals like Nelson Rockefeller, who persisted in courting the black vote. During this period, African-Americans, long denied the most basic rights, demanded that Republicans act decisively on a variety of fronts, including civil...
  • Secret Service agent’s book hits best-seller list (decries toxic Obama admin)

    12/01/2013 3:59:08 AM PST · by Liz · 41 replies
    NY POST--PAGE SIX ^ | 11/30/13 | NY POST Page Six Team
    Dan Bongino resigned from the Secret Service in 2011 to run for a US Senate seat in Maryland (as a Republican). Bongino believes the “toxic” Obama administration is using government as a weapon exclusively to intimidate enemies. "We’re in a very dangerous place. There are so many scandals, and any one of them could be absolutely catastrophic for what this country stands for.” Bongino's book, “Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away From It All,” published by WND Books hit the NYT best-seller list.
  • Hungry Souls (a bit of a [Book] review) Catholic/Orthodox Caucus

    11/03/2013 2:13:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Become What You Are ^ | 20 August 2010 | Catholic. Wife. Mom. Grandma. Homeschooler. Knitter. Army Mom. Texan.
    Hungry Souls (a bit of a review) Posted on 20 August 2010 by becomewhatyouare I can’t remember where I first saw a reference to the book, Hungry Souls – Supernatural Visits, Messages and Warnings from Purgatory. I saw it mentioned in a few places and what I read was enough to make me decide I wanted to read it.I was surprised by the quality of the (physical) book. Being published by TAN, I didn’t expect much by way of paper and binding quality. This book is as well made as any Ignatius book I own. I noticed that St. Benedict Press...
  • [Book review] Catholicism & the Roots of Nazism - Restating the obvious

    10/29/2013 7:37:18 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 75 replies
    The Maui News ^ | October 28, 2013 | Harry Eagar
    CATHOLICISM & THE ROOTS OF NAZISM: Religious Identity & National Socialism, by Derek Hastings. 290 pages, illustrated. Oxford Although numerous Catholic apologists have been concerned to deny it, it goes without saying that a mass political party organized in 85% Catholic Bavaria must have been, in some sense, compatible with Roman Catholicism. And so it was. In “Catholicism & the Roots of Nazism,” Derek Hastings shows precisely how this worked and, following the failed putsch of 1923, how Nazism left Catholicism behind. Bavarian Catholics before 1914 were deeply divided between “politicals,” allied to the Center Party and the Vatican; and...
  • What books are you currently reading?

    01/23/2012 8:52:51 PM PST · by WilliamEaton · 210 replies · 2+ views
    1/23/2012 | William Eaton
    What books are people currently reading? Any particular fiction or non-fiction of note? Any recommendations from some recent reads? I just downloaded the novel Hunter by Robert James Bidinotto for my kindle. It's an indie novel and has received good reviews on Amazon. Will report back once I finish up.
  • JFK, Conservative

    10/24/2013 9:26:12 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 96 replies
    http://www.amazon.com ^ | October 15, 2013 | Ira Stoll
    John F. Kennedy is lionized by liberals. He inspired LBJ to push for landmark civil rights laws. His “New Frontier” promised new spending on education and medical care for the elderly. His champions insist he would have done great liberal things had he not been killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. But what if we judge him by the lengthy record of his actual political career, in historical perspective? What if this hero of liberals was, in fact, the opposite of a liberal? As Ira Stoll convincingly argues, by the standards of both his time and our own, John F. Kennedy...
  • 'Roman' roads were actually built by the Celts, new book claims

    10/13/2013 4:02:10 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | Sunday, October 13, 2013 | Hayley Dixon
    The findings of Graham Robb, a biographer and historian, bring into question two millennia of thinking about Iron Age Britain and Europe and the stereotyped image of Celts as barbarous, superstitious tribes... "They had their own road system on which the Romans later based theirs," Mr Robb said, adding that the roads were built in Britain from around the 1st Century BC. "It has often been wondered how the Romans managed to build the Fosse Way, which goes from Exeter to Lincoln. They must have known what the finishing point would be, but they didn't conquer that part of Britain...
  • Evolution to blame for murder of millions? (Book Review)

    10/03/2013 12:54:16 PM PDT · by kimtom · 178 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | 10/3/2013 | Jim Fletcher
    A trip through a major Holocaust museum will tell you most of what you need to know about the mindset of the fiends who murdered millions in the middle of the last century. Poster-size images of death-camp inmates – all staring blankly – attest to the monstrous worldview of the prisoners’ tormentors. What, though, really explains the Nazi capacity for murder? How could “regular people” slaughter children? What possessed – pun intended – Hitler’s willing executioners to butcher women and old men? I think Jerry Bergman has figured it out In a new book, “Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian Worldview,”...
  • Bill O'Reilly's Book -- 'Killing Jesus' Spiritualizes the Historical Christ

    10/01/2013 1:00:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/01/2013 | BY DAN DELZELL
    In undertaking the noble task of writing a book about Jesus Christ, the popular Bill O'Reilly unfortunately ended up cutting Christ in half. He zeroed in on the historical Jesus, while completely missing the historical Christ. Bill stated in a CBS interview, "It's not a religious book. There's no religion in the book, nothing. It's all about history." But is that even possible? After all, we are talking here about Jesus Christ. Religion isn't just what you say about Him. It's also what you don't say about Him. Man has always had a tendency to spiritualize the historical Christ. And...
  • Did JFK sign his death warrant by firing CIA chief?

    09/19/2013 10:23:33 PM PDT · by Errant · 39 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 19 September, 2013 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – Was the JFK assassination a revenge killing masterminded by CIA Director Allen Dulles? The provocative question is raised by WND’s Jerome Corsi in his new book “Who Really Killed Kennedy,” published by WND Books. Corsi’s extensive research shows JFK may have signed his death warrant the day he fired Dulles, accusing his spy chief of lying and manipulating him in the Bay of Pigs fiasco. “Who Really Killed Kennedy,” released this week as the 50th anniversary of the assassination approaches, is bolstered by recently declassified documents. Corsi sorted through the mountain of evidence, including tens of thousands...
  • Plagiarism in "The Audacity of Hope"?

    09/18/2013 7:07:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/18/2013 | Jason Stevens
    President Obama's second autobiography, The Audacity of Hope, attempts to channel the spirit of great American statesmen. But it is one thing to channel the spirit of great men, and quite another to steal words without assigning credit, especially within the confines of a bestselling book. While we should praise the former, we should rightly criticize the latter as a form of intellectual plagiarism. Now, Obama has faced these criticisms before. In early 2008, for example, Hillary Clinton's campaign accused him of plagiarizing a speech by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. In that instance, Washington Times reported the flowing similarities:...
  • 100 Years After Woodrow Wilson, Mark Levin Pens A Brilliant Response

    09/08/2013 1:20:35 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/08/2013 | Peter Ferrara
    One hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson was leading a counterrevolution against the Constitution. Unfortunately, he was doing it from the White House, as President of the United States. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Wilson was one of the early leaders of the so-called Progressive Movement, which was an open conspiracy against the Constitution from the start. Former President of Princeton University, he had the haughty attitude of superiority that marks so-called “Progressives” to this day. He was so sure he was so much smarter than the Founding Fathers, who laid the careful foundations of the...
  • The Ruling Elite Settles In

    09/06/2013 1:13:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2013 | J.R. Dunn
    It has been said a number of times in recent years that the U.S. is undergoing a period of flux, a state of rapid churning on the political-social level with any number contradictory trends appearing and vanishing while few permanent changes are evident. After 2013, this may no longer be the case. Events of this past summer indicate that a new political paradigm is settling in -- one in no way friendly toward American life as we now understand it. This new system was outlined by Dr. Angelo Codevilla in his 2010 book, The Ruling Class. Codevilla saw clear signs...
  • RIP Frederik Pohl, the man who transformed science fiction

    09/02/2013 3:56:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    io9 ^ | September 2, 2013 | Annalee Newitz
    One of the leading lights of the science fiction world, editor and author Frederik Pohl, passed away this weekend after a career that defined the genre for decades... Pohl was known for his mind-bending, often satirical novels (many co-authored with longtime collaborator C.M. Kornbluth), his editing acumen, his science fiction criticism, and his witty, fascinating blog, which he was updating right up until his death...
  • "Alas, Brave New Babylon" new fiction by Matt Bracken

    08/26/2013 6:20:36 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 366 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | August 26, 2013 | Matthew Bracken
    Alas, Brave New Babylon By Matt Bracken 1. THE REGAL INN MOTOR LODGE I used to be a history teacher at a private Christian school in Louisiana. I was in my mid-thirties then, unmarried and unattached. It was June and I was on a road trip, cruising up Interstate 81 through the northeastern corner of Tennessee in my Maxima. I was going to spend the month in Pennsylvania, hiking another 300 miles of the Appalachian Trail. The trail ran 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, and over previous summers I’d hiked it in sections, from south to north. After a...
  • Relating to Mitt Romney: An insider’s look at how the GOP lost the 2012 election

    08/06/2013 6:41:37 AM PDT · by shove_it · 95 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6 Aug 2013 | Jeff Zeleny, Richard Coolidge, and Jordyn Phelps
    It was too little, too late. Washington Post correspondent Dan Balz, whose new book Collision 2012 provides in-depth reporting and analysis of the last presidential election, says the Romney campaign’s failure to humanize Mitt Romney was an important factor in sealing the candidate’s loss. Balz tells “The Fine Print” that the more he reported on the campaign, the more “baffled” he became by the Romney team’s “inability to humanize Mitt Romney throughout the entire campaign.” ...
  • Revealed: Marilyn called Jackie to confess JFK affair

    08/05/2013 4:14:11 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 100 replies
    Dialy Mail ^ | August 4,2013 | Helen Pow
    Marilyn Monroe called Jackie Kennedy at the White House and confessed she was having an affair with her husband, to which the First Lady responded 'that's great... I'll move out and you'll have all the problems,' according to an explosive new book. In 'These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie,' author Christopher Andersen claims Jackie 'knew everything' about Jack's cheating and turned a blind eye, but his relationship with Marilyn 'seemed to bother her the most.' And she was right to fear the bombshell actress, because Marilyn's sights were firmly set on becoming the President's second...