Sayer describes Lewis’ early years, hinting at childhood evidence of the brilliance and eccentricity that would later become Lewis’ hallmarks. He discusses Lewis’ academic career, his life-transforming conversion to Christianity, and the role of religion in his life. With honesty and compassion, he covers Lewis’ controversial relationship with Mrs. Moore and his passionate marriage to Joy Davidman.
The pompous style of the reader is so contrary to the warm and passionate nature of the subject, I found it too distracting.
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When Lew Archer stops for a hitchhiker and finds a young man dying of a gunshot wound, he knows he has stumbled into a mess. In a matter of hours he is suspected by the law, hired by a target-shooting trucking magnate, and chasing a hijacked load of hooch and a band of sinners on the loose.
MacDonald returns us to the world of world-weary detective Lew Archer, who stumbles into a murder case in which no one is innocent. The twists and turns follow the length of the case until its final, gut-wrenching climax. Find a Victim should be found by readers and listeners!
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Lew Archer knew he shouldn't have taken the case, but Alex Kincaid seemed so desperate. Kincaid's loving new bride, Dolly, had just inexplicably walked out on him, leaving Kincaid more than a little fearful for her sanity and her safety. So Archer reluctantly agreed to help Kincaid find his wife.
A winding mystery with unexpected twists and turns that will have you spellbound to the very end. Masterfully performed, you'll feel like you've immersed yourself in the best of film noir as the words jump to life in your imagination!
In The Conservative Heart, Arthur C. Brooks contends that after years of focusing on economic growth and traditional social values, it is time for a new kind of conservatism - one that helps the vulnerable without mortgaging our children's future. In Brooks' daring vision, this conservative movement fights poverty, promotes equal opportunity, celebrates earned success, and values spiritual enlightenment. It is an inclusive movement with a positive agenda to help people lead happier, more hopeful, and more satisfied lives.
A superb defense of conservatism that offers a path toward winning.
Intelligent, well reasoned, & inspiring!
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The Weathermen. The Symbionese Liberation Army. The FALN. The Black Liberation Army. The names seem quaint now, when not forgotten altogether. But there was a stretch of time in America, during the 1970s, when bombings by domestic underground groups were a daily occurrence. The FBI combated these groups and others as nodes in a single revolutionary underground dedicated to the violent overthrow of the American government.
First and most important, the reader is fantastic make the book an easy listen. Second, the author goes out of his way to give the point of view of the radicals that were doing the bombing, making this a history not a political rant. Third, the scope of the terror unleashed, the deranged and unrepentant views of the participants will leave you wondering what they've been up to while at "peace" and what would happen if a new generation were so inclined. Scary but fascinating-I highly recommend!
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