I love going through a book and getting the notion that I am somewhat normal when compared to the characters. Behind all of the glitz and media-hype, the politicians are just normal people, with common faults and shortcomings (so more than others). The size and depth of some of the egos mentioned defy imagination. All I can add further is given what is described in the book, I am glad the election turned out the way it did and fear for 2012.
If you are looking for information on aliens or fake Moon landings, this book is not for you. Gov. Ventura details some information on the Kennedy assassinations, MLK, Malcom X, 9/11, and Watergate. The author even touches on recent questions with very compelling arguments and facts. Many of the information presented, I do not want to believe is true. However other books I have read on similar matters only corroborate the author's story.
Placing all of the media-hype, talking head stuff aside, Glenn Beck's tirade does produce a few valid points. Fiscal conservatism, breaking the political duopoly in the U.S., and taking personal initiative for positive change are all valid contentions. I am afraid these could be the most noble points in modern discourse, but being tied to their author may keep them from being heard by many.
The classic work by Ayn Rand is an extensive study in character development and the human psyche. The insight into the philosophy of how humans behave is unnerving at times. In-depth character composition and background could yield three or four novels on their own. A great read, but read The Fountainhead first. Atlas Shrugged is meant to complement some of the philosophical questions presented in The Fountainhead.
This is not a book about the plague, but more, a book about how the plague impacted Roman history until the empire's final end. The author gives incredible detail to the stories behind the actions which brought Y.Pestus to Roman shores. Even if the reader has only a slight knowledge of late Roman history, they will be well supported in their understanding. A good read for the history and plague buff.
This work is a fascinating and concise account of a man and a people, that never wrote anything down. John Man goes beyond conjecture and legend to produce some tangible points, where none exist in history. Highly recommended...
A possible future? Mr. Forstchen's tale of the United States after a nuclear EMP is haunting and disturbing. It becomes immediately apparent to anyone who reads this work, that they are nowhere near prepared for the world depicted. This book makes a great case for missile defense research and for bigger defense intelligence spending. Everyone should read this book, for their family's sake.
Mr. Beck's latest novel focuses on the issues around the health care debates and the Obama administration. Valid points where centrists could possibly agree are present, but buried under snarky criticism and one-liners. Not bad, but far from a concise narrative of the circumstances America is experiencing now.
I really wanted the Obama administration to be different than the play to pay politics so common in D.C. If the information in this book is true, there is not 'Change' at all. I wish the author provided more substantiation with her assertions. The book listens as a long diatribe of who's who did or didn't do what in the current Obama administration.
I selected this title at the suggestion of a friend. The author is very concise about his description of the events which took place on December 2001, in the Tora Bora mountain range. The story is very compelling in a ra-ra sort-of fashion. The author's position as a former Delta operator made me question some of the accuracy presented in the details. A fascinating story, told by someone who was there.
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