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  • Sowell: Christmas Books

    12/08/2014 2:40:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 9, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    This year, Christmas shopping may be an especially welcome respite from the ugly events going on across the country, as mobs take to the streets because grand juries that examined evidence reached different conclusions from those reached by mobs who made up their minds without examining that evidence. Perhaps more than in other years, shopping malls can become shopping mauls. One of the ways to make Christmas shopping less stressful is to give books as presents — after ordering them on the Internet. There is a good crop of new books to choose from this year, as well as some...
  • Sowell: Christmas Books

    12/09/2013 11:35:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 10, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    As Christmas approaches, the shopping mall can become a shopping maul. One of the ways of buying gifts for family and friends, without becoming part of a mob scene in the stores, is to shop on the Internet. However, for many kinds of gifts, you want to be able to see it directly, and perhaps handle it, before you part with your hard-earned cash for it. One gift for which that is unnecessary is a book. Books are ideal Christmas presents from the standpoint of saving wear and tear on the buyer. There are the traditional coffee table books, featuring...
  • Twelve books of Christmas: From romance to zombies

    12/22/2012 5:04:07 PM PST · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-18-12 | Yvonne Zipp
    Aside from the gold rings and maybe the geese and French hens (great for urban farmers), the traditional 12 days of gifts just don’t cut it for the modern Christmas list. Swans bite; 12 drummers would give anybody a migraine in an enclosed space — ditto, the 11 pipers. Eight maids could at least help with the entertaining, but you get the idea: We need a better list. So here, for your “true love,” we offer the 12 Books of Christmas, a dazzling spectrum of publishing ingenuity. There are even holiday zombies, although their ideas of red and green decorations...
  • Christmas Books

    12/10/2012 1:18:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 11, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    During the holidays, a shopping mall can be more like a shopping maul. One way to avoid that scene is to give books as Christmas gifts, since books can be bought on-line, painlessly. A book that fits in with the holiday spirit is "No, They Can't!" by TV show host John Stossel. It is written with a light touch, but gets across some pretty heavy stuff about economics. The title is a take-off on Obama's old slogan, "Yes, we can!" It is the first book I have read that asks a question about electric cars that should have been asked...
  • Christmas Books (Thomas Sowell)

    12/05/2011 2:18:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 6, 2011 | Thomas Sowell
    The joys of Christmas do not include coping with crowds at shopping malls or wracking your brains trying to figure out what to get as a gift for someone who already seems to have everything. Books are a way out of both situations. You don't even have to go to a bookstore, with books so readily available on-line. As for the person who seems to have everything, newly published books are among the things they probably don't always have. One of the most enjoyable new books I read this year was a biography titled "Stan Musial: An American Life"...