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Omaha, NE, United States
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Outstanding

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-15

A brilliantly assembled recount of the making of a tremendous movie. You get a unique glimpse into production as well as the mindset of the actors portraying their respective characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fairly Good, Too Character Heavy

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-12

The biggest challenge of this book is trying to recall who is who. The book is laden with characters and I found myself often having to restart chapters and try to figure out who was being discussed. This definitely impacted the overall enjoyment of a fairly good story.

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A Glimpse of Troubled Greatness

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-12

A great look at the life and habits of Steve Jobs. This book doesn't serve as a fluff piece, but rather a much more measured take. You get a sense for the impressive accomplishments, but the vicious and sometimes unexpected methods he would use to achieve things "his way."

There is a small section of the book that mentions the advice that Steve Jobs imparted to Larry Page (presently Google's CEO). In a way it foreshadows the current push of a unify look and aesthetic while cutting cruft and focusing on your core products and making them great... sound like a company Steve Jobs ran at all?

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Amazing Man, Amazing Recount

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-12

First, thank you to Chris Kyle for his service and to all those who put their country first and bravely fight the battles few of us could even fathom. I appreciated this book immensely. It vividly paints a picture of the battle front and the rollercoaster of emotions our fighting men and women endure. I can't recommend this book highly enough. It and "Lone Survivor" are two must read books.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Disturbing Revelations

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-11

A good reminder of why we shouldn't place so much trust in government to do the right thing. This book serves as an illustration that those that claim to represent minorities and equality often overlook a simple principle of using the rule of law evenly, regardless of race creed or color. The bias and ideological stench that's coming out of the DOJ is a sad insight to what we've come to today.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Great New Series!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-11

Well written and narrated. The characters are engaging and the storyline keeps you hooked. I look forward to the continuation of this series by Richard Paul Evans!

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New Media History

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-11

A concise, but revealing insight into the history of Andrew Breitbart and to an essential cog in the new media conservative movement. It also gives a unique reveal of the decisions that were made involving the ACORN videos as well as delving into the early movement that was started by Matt Drudge online and how it impacted Breitbart.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A Must Read of American History

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-11

A fascinating recount of a primary figure in politics, business and warfare. Rumsfeld doesn't mince words and gives a rather detailed account of his life and the decision making that led him to make the numerous important choices that he had to throughout his differing occupations/positions.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful