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  • The Bishop Who Wants to Bring Great Books to the Midwest

    02/13/2016 12:40:25 AM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies ^ | February 5, 2016 | John Burger
    In a recent essay, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb., shared with readers how great literature has had a profound impact on his life. Now, he is striving to bring the gifts of Western civilization and Catholic culture to as many others as possible. Aleteia spoke with Bishop Conley about his vision and his plans for the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture in Lincoln. Could you talk about the role that great literature has played in your life, particularly in your formation as a person and in your spiritual formation? I grew up in the Presbyterian Church...
  • Five Books that Demonstrate Why America is Exceptional (Vanity)

    02/11/2016 3:30:47 PM PST · by Dr. Zzyzx · 12 replies
    Self | 2.11.16 | Self
    Five Books that illustrate why America is Exceptional I just watched -In the Heart of the Sea- based on the book of the same name, and it started me thinking about just what kind of men it took to make America the greatest nation on earth. Here is my list of five non-fiction books that I have greatly enjoyed that tell of a time when men were MEN. I have placed them in chronological order of when the event began. 1799: In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex By Nathaniel Philbrick. The Essex, stove by...
  • 6 free Kindle short history books

    02/11/2016 1:27:59 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    Amazon ^ | 2/11/2016 | Charles River Editors
    Escaping Alcatraz: The History of the Prisoners' Attempts to Get Off The Rock by Charles River Editors The Vandals: The History and Legacy of Antiquity's Most Famous Barbarians by Charles River Editors World War II Cryptography: The History of the Efforts to Crack the Secret Codes Used by the Axis and Allies by Charles River Editors The French Resistance: The History of the Opposition Against Nazi Germany's Occupation of France during World War II by Charles River Editors Area 51: The History and Mystery of America's Most Controversial Military Base by Marshall Whitehurst The Navajo Code Talkers: The History of...
  • The Devil's Pleasure Palace (A Review)

    02/08/2016 5:59:40 PM PST · by madmominct · 6 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | February 8, 2016 | Mark Tapson
    This sounds like a great book - thought you guys might be interested. In The Devil’s Pleasure Palace, Walsh brings his substantial erudition to bear on his best nonfiction work so far, a tour de force about how the “new nihilists” of the so-called Frankfurt School and their philosophy of “Critical Theory – like Pandora’s Box – released a horde of demons into the American psyche.” Disguised as a utopian dream, it– like Satan, a key figure in the book – instead sowed “destruction, division, hatred, and calumny.” This is not a casual beach read. It’s not even your typical...
  • Russians Sneak A Peek At BBC's War and Peace

    02/06/2016 1:36:18 AM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    BBC Russian ^ | 02/05/2016 | Oleg Boldyrev
    In her disappointment, Kristina was driven to watch the 1967 Soviet epic that won director Sergei Bondarchuk an Oscar. "The interiors, the decor, the Moscow winter and the war scenes especially are ideal there," she told the BBC. "Of course Field Marshal Kutuzov and all the fighting were shot with such expense you wouldn't expect any flaws." No effort and no expense were spared in providing the Soviet film-makers with what they needed. 3,000 Soviet soldiers were drafted for one battle scene 57 museums donated exhibits for the shoots More than 40 state firms were enlisted to produce replica weapons...
  • 'We are so medieval': Malcolm McDowell says A Clockwork Orange is becoming reality, 45 years…

    02/02/2016 9:33:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Alexandra Genova
    When dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange came out in 1962, few thought it was a plausible imagining of the future. But, according to Malcolm McDowell, who stared in the novel's 1971 adaptation, it was in fact a chillingly accurate forecast. Speaking to the New York Daily News, McDowell explains how the Stanley Kubrick film shows a 'world in which all older people stay indoors with televisions on'. [...] The novel's central theme follows a group of violent 'droogs' - or gang members - who seek to illicit 'ultra-violence', mayhem and sexual depravity. The four young men pursue their pleasures after...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (week of 2/1/16)

    01/31/2016 5:32:56 PM PST · by dynachrome · 25 replies ^ | Feb. 1, 2016 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • History on Proper Principles: The Legacy of Forrest McDonald

    01/31/2016 9:22:16 AM PST · by Pelham · 6 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | Jan 28, 2016 | Lenore Ealy, Stephen Klugewicz
    "As an interpreter of American constitutional government, McDonald has achieved a national reputation among historians, statesmen, and the literary public that began with the publication of We The People in 1958. Respected historians David M. Potter and C. Vann Woodward praised We The People in the pages of the Saturday Review and the New York Times, and shortly after the book's publication McDonald appeared on NBC's "Continental Classroom" television show. He delivered dozens of talks across the country during the bicentennial celebration of the Constitution, and in the 1980s Novus Ordo Seclorum was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. In 1987, the...
  • Free short Kindle book "The Rise of Nazi Germany"

    01/30/2016 8:12:03 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Amazon ^ | May 3. 2015 | Charles River Editors
    Profiles the seminal events that helped Hitler rise to power and consolidate his position, including the end of World War I, the Beer Hall Putsch, the Burning of the Reichstag, and the Night of the Long Knives "I cannot remember in my entire life such a change in the attitude of a crowd in a few minutes, almost a few seconds ... Hitler had turned them inside out, as one turns a glove inside out, with a few sentences. It had almost something of hocus-pocus, or magic about it." - Dr. Karl Alexander von Mueller It is often claimed that...
  • The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic

    01/29/2016 9:46:15 AM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Amazon ^ | 2015 | author Ginger Strand
    My review: This book is fascinating on so many levels but one of the most interesting, and unexpected, is the government-science collusion in the study and manipulation of WEATHER and climate. Bernard Vonnegut, Kurt's brother was a scientist at GE. Kurt worked there in the public relations department (as did later Ronald Reagan). The author herself never claims this however, it is not hard to see the connection to this early government manipulation and hold over climate science and the origins of "climate change" came from government funded studies of weather by GE (General Electric) in the post war years....
  • Torture, castration, rampant sex, murders galore and dwarf tossing. Were Russia's Tsars [tr]

    01/29/2016 6:03:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 29, 2016 | Roger Lewis
    As we know from the stupendous BBC adaptation of Tolstoy's epic novel, War And Peace, the Russians are very good at war, not so pie-hot when it comes to peace. Military parades, manoeuvres and a good scrap are what they like best - and as Simon Sebag Montefiore says in this panoramic study, to Tsar Nicholas II, even World War I, in which Russia fielded more than 1.2 million men, was nothing more than 'a bracing national rite'.
  • Nikabrik's Candidate (My Fear Also on Trump)

    01/27/2016 6:59:01 PM PST · by jafojeffsurf · 21 replies
    First Things ^ | 1/22/2016 | Gina Dalfonzo
    "If you ever doubt that C. S. Lewis was gifted with a prophetic voice, you need look no further for correction than Prince Caspian. In the story, you may remember, Narnia is in a desperate situation. The Telmarines have taken over, and the citizens of Narnia have been persecuted, silenced, and driven into hiding. When Prince Caspian—a Telmarine himself, but one who sympathizes with the Narnian cause—joins forces with them, this leads to a fresh round of attacks from the other Telmarines and their king, Miraz. The Narnians try to summon help by using Queen Susan’s horn—and they are successful,...
  • African Superheroes: 'You Don't Have to Be White to Save the World'

    01/25/2016 8:00:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 24 January 2016 | Stephanie Findlay
    In the first issue of "Aje", a Nigerian comic offering a new breed of superheroes strictly from Africa, university student Teni casts a curse on her boyfriend in a rush of jealous rage and purple lightning. "Koni dara fun o ni yi aye (it will never be better for you in this life)," snarls Teni in Yoruba, a language and one of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria. Teni is the creation of Jide Martins, the founder of Comic Republic, one of a handful of comic startups making African superheroes to rival Iron Man, Batman and Spiderman.
  • Was "Sick" magazine politically conservative?

    01/24/2016 3:53:19 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 16 replies
    Self | 1/24/'16 | Zionist Conspirator
    When I was a little boy back in the 60s supermarkets sold comic books and there was a great variety in the regular magazine section. The latter often contained Famous Monsters of Filmland, Weird, Eerie, Creepy, and a whole slew of satire magazines, from the classic MAD to 10000 Jokes to CARtoons to Sick. I often looked with envy at the covers of these magazines but was unable to afford them--an amazing fact when I see what they were all selling for back then! I actually bought (or more likely wheedled my parents into buying for me) one issue of...
  • Any Jerry Pournelle fans?

    01/24/2016 2:57:47 AM PST · by Fhios · 31 replies
    WWW ^ | 1/24/2016 | Vanity
    I was a big fan in the early 80's. I had a week long correspondence with him in the mid 90's. I loved reading his Chaos Manner column in Byte magazine along with Garcia s circuit cellar. It was a great mag. I've been rereading some of his works lately and just reminiscing. Jerry Pournelle s Iron law: any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people: those who work to further the actual goals of the organization, and those who work for the organization itself. Examples in education would be teachers who work and sacrifice to teach...
  • SciFi and fantasy titan David G. Hartwell passes, aged 74

    01/23/2016 1:02:29 PM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    The Register ^ | 22 Jan 2016 at 02:01, Simon Sharwood
    Influential science fiction author and editor David G. Hartwell has died, aged 74. Hartwell edited thousands of books and was nominated for the Hugo Award 41 times. He spent the last 30-plus years as an editor for Tor Books, whose founder Tom Doherty wrote “no editor was more influential in the shaping of science fiction and fantasy than he.” SciFi co-editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden called Hartwell “our field’s most consequential editor since John W. Campbell.” Given Campbell's status as the driving force behind science fiction's Golden Age, that's high praise indeed.
  • David G. Hartwell (1941-2016) (science fiction editor)

    01/21/2016 12:34:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    Locus ^ | January 20, 2016
    <p>Editor David G. Hartwell, 74, died January 20, 2016. He suffered head trauma in a fall, was hospitalized, and did not recover from a massive brain bleed. Hartwell was one of the genre’s most accomplished editors, and was equally known for his encyclopedic knowledge of the field and his memorable personal style.</p>
  • William Shakespeare Jailed in Bernalillo County

    01/19/2016 10:34:26 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 01/18/2016 | Elizabeth Reed
    One of the four people arrested by U.S. Marshals following a shooting in Albuquerque has made his first court appearance. Sir William Shakespeare, 32, had a warrant out for his arrest in connection to a domestic violence incident. He is charged with aggravated assault against a household member. Marshals arrested Shakespeare and four other people who had warrants for their arrest in a vehicle near Lomas Boulevard and Tennessee Street on Friday. A fifth suspect, a Colorado fugitive identified as Brandon Ledbetter, shot and killed himself during the incident, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department.
  • ‘War and Peace’: Incest and Fruit-Smashing Sex with Style to Spare

    01/19/2016 7:28:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 19, 2016 | Tom Sykes
    The opening scene of War and Peace, the first two hours of which screened on A&E, Lifetime, and History Channel on Monday night, was specifically constructed with the purpose of allaying fears that the screen version would not be faithful to Leo Tolstoy’s 1800-page magnum opus.
  • War And Peace sets viewers' hearts aflutter as Natasha Rostova and Prince Andrei fall in love [tr]

    01/19/2016 6:36:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jo Tweedy
    After a battle-heavy first two episodes, it was pure, unadulterated romance that left viewers misty-eyed while watching War And Peace last night. An emotionally charged scene which saw dashing Prince Andrei (James Norton) whisk Natasha Rostova (Lily James) on to the dancefloor at the Tsar's New Year's Eve ball left the audience of the hit BBC One period drama reeling. Viewers took to social media to praise the romantic scene, which showed the couple falling in love - calling it 'this generation's Mr Darcy in the pond' - referring to Colin Firth in Pride And Prejudice.
  • Emancipation Hell

    01/17/2016 1:26:17 PM PST · by soakncider · 124 replies
    That is why, within just a few months of the Proclamation, a number of commanders in the field...felt sanctioned to unleash the equivalent of what in the 20th century came to be called "total war"-a war upon civilians and their property in the South, with attendant looting, murder, arson, and rape, and neither women, children, the old and infirm, or oftentimes even blacks, were spared. As General-in-Chief Halleck noted in a letter to Ulysses Grant on March 31, 1863: The character of the war has very much changed..There is now no possible hope of reconciliation with the rebels..There can be...
  • Suggestions Needed for Jr. High Social Studies Textbooks

    01/16/2016 5:52:44 AM PST · by jp3 · 48 replies
    Hello all, I am a junior high SS/Religion teacher in one of the Cincinnati Catholic Schools. We are using an updated textbook from Prentice Hall (Pearson). To be blunt, I hate this textbook! It's all over the place on our American historical roots as well as very biased against American ingenuity and foresight. My principal and parish priest are very open to using resources that have not 'revised' the world's history. Can anyone suggest a textbook company that is not revising history? The textbook we use now is called "America, History of our Nation."
  • 'Mein Kampf' sells out as publisher rushes to print more [Vaterland]

    01/14/2016 6:36:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies ^ | 14 Jan 2016 10:01 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The publisher of a new critical edition of Mein Kampf has said that more copies of the Adolf Hitler manifesto will have to be printed due to enormous demand. "It's available like any other book, but because of the special circumstances there is a certain waiting time," a spokeswoman for the Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ) in Munich said. The IfZ published its annotated version of Hitler's infamous text at the start of this year, saying that it wanted to make sure a critical version was available as soon as the copyright expired. ...
  • Who was Charles Perrault? Why the fairy tales you know may not be as they seem

    01/12/2016 10:00:58 AM PST · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 12, 2016 | Rhiannon Williams
    Charles Perrault, author of Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella was born 388 years ago, and has been commemorated with a Google Doodle. Perrault was born in Paris in 1628, and was a lawyer before turning his hand to the written word. While the Brothers Grimm are widely credited with creating the fairy tale as we know it, Perrault actually wrote stories called Le Petit Chaperon Rouge, La Belle au bois dormant and Cendrillon a full 200 years before. In 1695, aged 67, he wrote Tales and Stories of the Past with Morals, a series of moral tales...
  • Some New Words for the English Dictionary that refer to Donald Trump

    01/12/2016 3:52:46 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 38 replies
    1/12/2016 | Nikos1121
    I've organized some words that I've heard a time or two, and proposed a few of my own. Please feel free to add some of your own. This is done in fun, and not to malign, criticize or be disrespectful to anyone. I truly hope that in time, all of us here on this wonderful forum will coalesce behind one candidate and campaign for that person and return our country to its former greatness and place of leadership in the world for those who inspire for peaceful freedom and liberty. May God Bless Our Country and the people who serve...
  • Why the British Tell Better Children’s Stories

    01/12/2016 2:21:45 AM PST · by beaversmom · 39 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 6, 2016 | Colleen Gillard
    Subtitle: Their history informs fantastical myths and legends, while American tales tend to focus on moral realism. Article: If Harry Potter and Huckleberry Finn were each to represent British versus American children’s literature, a curious dynamic would emerge: In a literary duel for the hearts and minds of children, one is a wizard-in-training at a boarding school in the Scottish Highlands, while the other is a barefoot boy drifting down the Mississippi, beset by con artists, slave hunters, and thieves. One defeats evil with a wand, the other takes to a raft to right a social wrong. Both orphans took...
  • Do Liberals Know The History Of Their Own Ideas ?

    01/06/2016 11:02:28 AM PST · by knarf · 25 replies
    Red State ^ | January 5, 2016 | Dan McLaughlin
    The question intrigued me ... and the article does, too
  • ‘Star Trek’ Creator Gene Roddenberry’s Lost Data Recovered From 200 Floppy Disks

    01/05/2016 9:31:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | January 4, 2016 @ 1:51 pm | By Joe Otterson
    Recovery comes just as 50th anniversary of “The Original Series” approaches Documents written by “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry have been recovered from 200 floppy disks owned by the late TV writer and producer. DriveSavers and eDiscovery announced Monday that after months of work they were able to pull data from the disks, which Roddenberry used to store information while he was working on “Star Trek.” Mike Cobb, DriveSavers director of engineering, would not reveal what was on the disks, but he did offer some clues. “Lots of documents,” Cobb hinted in a press release. “2016 just happens to be...
  • I stopped reading white male authors last year. Here's what I learned.

    01/05/2016 6:35:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    The Week ^ | January 5, 2015 | Jeva Lange
    A funny thing happens when you spend the better part of a year reading and watching stories by people other than white, Western men — you start to notice who is in charge. Last April, my frustration with the homogeneity of easily accessible art made me swear off reading or watching anything by white men until 2016. Instead, I chose to spend the year immersing myself in stories by anyone but white, Western directors and authors (you can read the rules I had to follow here and see the list of books I read here).
  • Happy Birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien!

    01/04/2016 8:13:14 PM PST · by Kartographer · 16 replies ^ | 1/3/15 | Altaira
    124 years ago today, on January 3, 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein Africa. Forty-five years later, in 1937, his book The Hobbit, was published which he had written for his children. Together with its sequel, The Lord of the Rings, it launched generations of readers on adventures through the invented world of Middle-earth that would impact many of us for the rest of our lives.
  • War And Peace Tops Ratings And Wins Rave Reviews

    01/04/2016 5:41:56 AM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/04/2016 | BBC News
    The first episode of the BBC's new costume drama War and Peace was watched by more than six million viewers. The drama, which stars Paul Dano, Lily James and James Norton, has also won rave reviews. The adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel averaged 6.3 million viewers, peaking at 6.7 million. It was up against ITV's Endeavour and spy drama Deutschland 83 on Channel 4, which averaged 4.4 million and 1.2 million viewers respectively. snip - Downton Abbey star James plays Natasha Rostov in the drama, with Dano - who starred in 12 Years a Slave - as Pierre Bezukhov and...
  • The Volcano That Shrouded the Earth and Gave Birth to a Monster

    01/02/2016 7:00:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Nautilus ^ | December 31,2015 | GIllen D'Arcy Wood
    Two hundred years ago, the greatest eruption in Earth’s recorded history took place. Mount Tambora—located on Sumbawa Island in the East Indies—blew itself up with apocalyptic force in April 1815.
 After perhaps 1,000 years’ dormancy, the devastating evacuation and collapse required only a few days. It was the concentrated energy of this event that was to have the greatest human impact. By shooting its contents into the stratosphere with biblical force, Tambora ensured its volcanic gases reached sufficient height to disable the seasonal rhythms of the global climate system, throwing human communities worldwide into chaos. The sun-dimming stratospheric aerosols produced...
  • Magazine Back Issues (vanity)

    12/28/2015 5:36:26 PM PST · by Dr. Talon · 16 replies
    Hey all. Long-time lurker, first time poster. I was wondering if anyone could help me fill a request. I'm looking for back issues of Chronicles magazine, the "paleo-conservative" publication. However, I can't find any issues on amazon, ebay, or any other site. It's a fairly obscure magazine today, although it was much more popular in the 80s and 90s, from what I understand. I know you freepers are a resourceful bunch. I was hoping one of you might have some old issues you don't want anymore that I could have. I subscribed to National Review for a few years, but...
  • Elle ‘flabbergasted’ that fetus looks ‘like a baby’ instead of ‘actual pregnancy’

    12/27/2015 6:42:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies ^ | December 22, 2015 | Katie Yoder
    One women’s magazine is hyperventilating over the fact that an image of a fetus actually looks like… a baby. Writing for Elle magazine, Sady Doyle recently criticized a Newsweek December cover in a piece titled “Why Does Newsweek’s ‘Abortion Wars’ Cover Show a Cartoon Fetus Instead of a Woman?” Doyle commended the magazine for tackling abortion in its new cover story – but bashed the cover illustration for showing a fetus that looked “more like a baby” than an “actual pregnancy.” Puzzled yet? In a rant, Doyle described what made her “flabbergasted” by the cover: the fact that the image...
  • and all the guys that didn't come back whole and are forever 19 and 20 years old.

    12/27/2015 3:13:55 PM PST · by dennisw · 4 replies
    spectator. ^ | j.c.eaton southsider • 4 days ago
    j.c.eaton southsider • 4 days ago Merry Christmas to you guys and to all the southsiders of yesteryear and the north and westsiders and all the guys that didn't come back whole and are forever 19 and 20 years old. And Old Comiskey and Ollie Matson and Gale and, all of it. And Buck and Shoeless and all the kindred spirits on this site and all the guys and gals who locked and loaded or sent a brother or dad or husband or someone they loved off to say:" no one's gonna hurt you tonight, not on my watch." God...
  • How the Beeb (BBC) has turned Dickens into the one soap you MUST watch: Your indispensable [tr]

    12/26/2015 5:05:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 25, 2015 | Laura Freeman
    Before Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple and even Sherlock Holmes, there was Charles Dickens' Inspector Bucket. He may be less well-known and not possess the deductive brilliance of his successors, but in his plodding, dogged, methodical, clean-shirted way Mr Bucket is one of the all-time great detectives. In Bleak House, while others soak themselves in gin and criminality, the Inspector has his breakfast of tea, toast and marmalade before a day's work quietly, politely dredging up the truth from London's darkest depths. Inspector Bucket is a central character in the BBC's ambitious new 20-episode series Dickensian, which starts tonight. It's something...
  • Dylan Thomas, 1952: A Child's Christmas in Wales, A Story - Recorded at Steinway Hall, NY

    12/24/2015 8:54:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 20, 2013 | Uploaded by davidhertzberg
    Digitized from the LP shown above, "Dylan Thomas Reading Volume 1," issued on the Caedmon label in 1964, catalogue number TC 1002. Recorded February 22, 1952 at Steinway Hall in New York.
  • This famous Christmas song was written by a Cantor’s son

    12/24/2015 6:58:37 AM PST · by dennisw · 10 replies ^ | Posted on Dec. 18, 2015 at 11:48 am | by Laurence Bergreen
    Irving Berlin, 1906. Photo from Wikimedia Commons Late in 1940, so the story goes, Irving Berlin found himself in Los Angeles writing songs for the movie "Holiday Inn," starring two of the biggest stars of the moment, Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. The challenge Berlin had set himself was enormous: to capture the spirit of major holidays in popular song. And the Christmas song had to be the best of all. Nothing about Los Angeles, where he found himself, reminded him of the Christmases he'd known as a young boy back in New York City. The snow, the cold...
  • New PRO-LIFE Book. FREE Christmas copy. TITLE: Angels Unlimited: Waiting To Be Born

    12/19/2015 7:00:16 PM PST · by aviator · 1 replies
    A PERFECT BOOK for the Christmas Season: Angels Unlimited: Waiting To Be Born. A book that is told from the point of view of the unborn! Here is the link for you to download the ebook .pdf format. It is being offered FREE to all. As soon as you click on the link directly below, the .pdf file of medium resolution will automatically download onto your computer screen. If you prefer a direct download to your desktop, then click on the DOWNLOAD button on the download page: www.dropbox.comWe are also offering Apple iBook free: Apple iBook: is offered at...
  • Angels Unlimited: Waiting To Be Born

    12/19/2015 6:28:11 PM PST · by aviator · 15 replies
    Vanity | Dec 19 2015 | aviator
    A perfect book for the Christmas Season: Angels Unlimited: Waiting To Be Born. A book that is told from the point of view of the unborn! Here is the link for you to download the ebook .pdf format. It is being offered free to all. As soon as you click on the link directly below, the .pdf file of medium resolution will automatically download onto your computer screen. If you prefer a direct download to your desktop, then click on the DOWNLOAD button on the download page: We are also offering Apple iBook free: Apple iBook: Kindle is...
  • The Maddening Gothic Revival of George Gilbert Scott

    12/19/2015 1:58:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | December 19, 2015 | Joseph Buttum
    Review: Gavin Stamp, 'Gothic for the Steam Age: An Illustrated Biography of George Gilbert Scott' The Victorian architect George Gilbert Scott was born in 1811, died in 1878, and somehow managed to fumble just about everything in between. Gone, mercifully, are many of the 43 workhouses he helped design, making his first fortune in the boom of public building that followed the New Poor Law of 1834. But plenty of his later Gothic Revival buildings are still around: a set of stains across the architectural manuscript of England, like ink blots flicked by an industrious but inept schoolboy from the...
  • Vogue Tells Teens to Go to Planned Parenthood: “It Will Make a Difference in Your Lives”

    12/16/2015 4:59:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies ^ | December 16, 2015 | Melissa Mullins
    Not long ago, I wrote a blog on the Huffington Post offering free advertising for Planned Parenthood – disguised as news and advice. Now, it looks like Teen Vogue has taken a page from the “free advertising for Planned Parenthood” book by writing their own lengthy advertisement – I mean, “news” article. Literally, the entire piece is like a written public service announcement for Planned Parenthood. In honor of Planned Parenthood’s National Day of Solidarity, Teen Vogue wanted to do something to show their gratitude toward the abortion giant and “how hard they work to keep all of us healthy,”...
  • new book to read

    12/15/2015 10:35:37 AM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 15 replies
    website ^ | 2015 | William Olivadoti
    Here`s an interesting book I read: "NATIVE AMERICAN TALES AND TRAILS OF THE NORTHEAST WARPATH OF THE NATIONS" 569 pages Some info on site above has hundreds of photos, maps etc.
  • Book Discussion on Ardennes 1944 - 1hr video

    12/13/2015 9:46:22 AM PST · by djone · 2 replies ^ | November 9, 2015 | Antony Beevor
    "Antony Beevor talked about his book, Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge, .....In his book, the author reports that over the course of six months the German attack on Allied forces in Belgium resulted in the participation of over 1,000,000 men and led to 200,000 causalities.
  • Why Kids Can't Read

    12/12/2015 4:43:44 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 64 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [SUMMARY: K-12 schools force children to learn to read the hard way. Therefore, few children learn to read.]--In all reading theories, there is a fundamental concept known as automaticity. This means you know or can do something instantly, automatically. Reading happens fast. If you do not know something with automaticity, you might as well not know it at all. So the question quickly becomes: what exactly are children supposed to learn (that is, memorize) with automaticity? Traditionally, children memorized 26 English letters. Virtually the entire population can do this in a month or two, even at a young age. At...
  • Religious scholar finds ancient New Testament papyrus on eBay for $99

    12/09/2015 8:45:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NewOK ^ | 11/25/2015 | Herb Scribner, Deseret News
    You could have bought an ancient religious text online for less than $100. That text was an ancient Greek papyrus fragment of the Gospel of John (likely John 1:50-51), and was listed on eBay with an opening bid of $99, according to The New York Times. The papyrus -- called the "Willoughby Papyrus" since it belonged to Harold Willoughby, a University of Chicago professor, according to the eBay listing -- didn’t stay there for long. Dr. Geoffrey Smith, who researches Christianity at the University of Texas, contacted the seller and asked if he could research the fragment, The Times reported....
  • The 100 greatest British Novels

    12/08/2015 7:18:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | December 7, 2015 | Jane Ciabattari
    What does the rest of the world see as the greatest British novels? In search of a collective critical assessment, BBC Culture contributor Jane Ciabattari polled 82 book critics, from Australia to Zimbabwe – but none from the UK. This list includes no nonfiction, no plays, no narrative or epic poems (no Paradise Lost or Beowulf), no short story collections (no Morte D’Arthur) – novels only, by British authors (which means no James Joyce).
  • For Freepers -- Do you start reading books in the middle?

    12/08/2015 12:13:11 AM PST · by dennisw · 39 replies
    Crossing the Line: A Bluejacket's Odyssey in World War II | 1994 | Alvin B. Kernan
    I am reading Crossing the Line: A Bluejacket's Odyssey in World War II (Yale Library of Military History) 1st Yale University Press Ed Edition by Alvin B. Kernan (Author) started reading it one third in. Read it to the end and am now at the beginning of the book to read the first third. The author is a conservative though does not state his views outright.
  • An atheist church is raising money to buy Penn Jillette’s totally bananas house in Nevada

    12/03/2015 7:17:43 AM PST · by dennisw · 23 replies ^ | — October 10, 2015 | By Jenny McGrath
    What do you get when a magician buys an A-frame house in the desert? A sprawling, brightly colored compound that looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. It has hidden rooms, fire poles, and a place where visitors must sign in and have their mugshot taken. The Slammer is the creation of Penn Jillette. It sits on 10 acres of land in the Las Vegas desert. The residence started out as an A-frame house and grew as the magician, one half of the act Penn and Teller, added on. It has covered parking, a recording studio, a home...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (December 2015)

    12/02/2015 1:27:16 PM PST · by dynachrome · 155 replies ^ | 12-2-15 | Dr. Michael Savage