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1001 Ways to Be Romantic
1001 Ways to Be Romantic
Author: Gregory J. P. Godek
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/3/2007


Perfect for Valentine's Day!


The Art of War: In Sun Tzu's Own Words
The Art of War: In Sun Tzu's Own Words
Author: Sun-tzu, Gary Gagliardi (Translator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/17/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Competitive Success! Win at anything using the ancient secrets of history's greatest book on competition. Sun Tzu's lessons are timeless, as powerful in a modern boardroom as they have been on the battlefield. Sun Tzu teaches you not only how to win, but how to win easily! Two Books in One! This translation includes both a translation in English sentences and a character-by-character translation from the original Chinese characters as Sun Tzu wrote it. By reading the two versions side-by-side, you gain a much richer insight into the wisdom of Sun Tzu and his approach to winning.
The Path to Success. Whether you are new graduate looking for a job or a business owner building a company, "The Art of War" will give you greater insight into achieving success in a competitive world. For over 2,500 years, winners have profited from the ideas of Sun Tzu on how to avoid defeat and embrace victory. Buy it today and study it forever!


At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends
At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/5/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Terrific stories, well told!


At The Speed Of Life : A New Approach To Personal Change Through Body-Centered Therapy
Review Date: 2/4/2007


Through more than twenty years of helping people get in touch with their feelings and reawaken their lives, renowned psychotherapists Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks have developed a new approach that is as revolutionary as the work of Carl Rogers, Fritz Perls, or Abraham Maslow a generation ago. The Hendricks method of Bodymind Integration offers a powerful alternative to traditional talk therapies--a faster, more far-reaching route to personal change


The Autobiography of Roy Cohn
The Autobiography of Roy Cohn
Author: Roy M. Cohn, Sidney Zion
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/8/2007


Fascinating, extremely well written!


Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
Review Date: 2/17/2007


They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And at its peak in Holland and the Ardennes Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Divison, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world.

From the rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the disbanding in 1945, Stephen Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. In combat, the reward for a job well done is the next tough assignment, and as they advanced through Europe, the men of Easy kept getting the tough assignments.

They parachuted into France early D-Day morning and knocked out a battery of four 105 mm cannon looking down Utah Beach; they parachuted into Holland during the Arnhem campaign; they were the Battered Bastards of the Bastion of Bastogne, brought in to hold the line, although surrounded, in the Battle of the Bulge; and then they spearheaded the counteroffensive. Finally, they captured Hitler's Bavarian outpost, his Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden.

They were rough-and-ready guys, battered by the Depression, mistrustful and suspicious. They drank too much French wine, looted too many German cameras and watches, and fought too often with other GIs. But in training and combat they learned selflessness and found the closest brotherhood they ever knew. They discovered that in war, men who loved life would give their lives for them.

This is the story of the men who fought, of the martinet they hated who trained them well, and of the captain they loved who led them. E Company was a company of men who went hungry, froze, and died for each other, a company thattook 150 percent casualties, a company where the Purple Heart was not a medal it was a badge of office.


Barrel Fever and Other Stories (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Barrel Fever and Other Stories (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Author: David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris
Book Type: Audio Cassette
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/19/2007
Helpful Score: 1


The only thing more pleasurable than reading a David Sedaris book is hearing him read it! Here, along with his sister, Amy Sedaris, he weaves words and thoughts together in ways that are wickedly funny and insightful.


Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1905
Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1905
Author: Geoffrey C. Ward
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/28/2007


An insightful biography of Franklin Roosevelt in the years before he became famous.


Best Bondage Erotica
Best Bondage Erotica
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/24/2007


The title ssays it all! I received this as a gag gift and never read it; it looks very steamy!

From the publishers of the best-selling Best Erotica series come these steamy, thought-provoking stories of sexual adventuring by M. Christian, Cara Bruce, and Mitzi Szereto among others. Whether tied up with rope or bound by a lover's command, these authors probe the erotic spectrum of desire.


The Best Laid Plans
The Best Laid Plans
Author: Sidney Sheldon
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/10/2007


"The Best Laid Plans" tells the explosive story of the beautiful and ambitious Leslie Stewart, who learns that for some men power is the greatest aphrodisiac, and of Oliver Russell, the handsome governor of a small southern state, who finds out why hell has no fury like a woman scorned. With the unexpected twists and turns that are the hallmarks of his novels, Sidney Sheldon spins a tale of two equally determined people headed on a collision course. Oliver has a strategy to win the White House; Leslie has a scheme to make him wish he'd never been born. They both should have known that even the best-laid plans can go dangerously astray...with deadly consequences. "The Best Laid Plans" takes readers inside two of America's most powerful and ruthless institutions: the world of politics with its scandals, corruption, and cover-ups; and that of newspaper publishing, where it is not unusual to use the power of the press to destroy lives - or bring down heads of state - in pursuit of a story or to settle a score.


BLUES AIN'T NOTHING BUT A GOOD SOUL FEELING BAD : DAILY STEPS TO SPIRITUAL GROWTH (Fireside/Parkside Recovery Book)
Review Date: 2/10/2007


In this companion volume to If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him! renowned psychotherapist Sheldon Kopp poses thoughts and questions about the universal uncertainties that we all face:
How do I find a self of my own?
Where am I in my life?
Who am I in my world?
Where do I go from here?
Kopp doesn't resolve these uncertainties but shows the way to find the answers that come from within. Challenging and provocative, Blue Ain't Nothing but a Good Soul Feeling Bad helps us face our flaws and learn to accept all that we are.


Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelation
Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelation
Author: Bruce M. Metzger
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/17/2007


If the Book Of Reverlation has seemed to you confusing or hard to approach, this wonderful, easy to understand book may be just the guide you are looking for. Popular with many chuch groups, trhis is a tremendous book!


Callgirl
Callgirl
Author: Jeannette Angell
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/7/2007


Talk about slumming it: When Jeanette Angell's boyfriend made off with her life savings, the 34-year-old college lecturer, sociology Ph.D, and former Yale Divinity School student began moonlighting as a $200-an-hour escort. Now married, this former callgirl bares all in her racy, strip-smart memoir, offering us an intimate peek into a rarely seen world.

Teaching by day and making "dates" by night, Angell led a double life for three years in the 1990s. From chaste food dates with a Boston restaurateur to a cross-dresser who just wants to wear her underwear, she describes her undercover encounters with a range of mostly ordinary johns, profiles her co-workers and their quirky madam, Peach, and recounts in unabashed detail the cocaine-and-champagne-fueled nights she spent as a top-dollar escort. Angell takes us between the sheets, but she also brings us inside the industry itself with her cogent insights about sex, companionship, and what call girls are really thinking on the job. Lonesome for an intelligent, titillating companion? Then give this Callgirl a ring.


Citizen-in-Chief: The Second Lives of the American Presidents
Review Date: 2/21/2010


Comprehensive and informative, but dully written and pedantic.


Daddy
Daddy
Author: Janet Inglis
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/21/2007
Helpful Score: 3


As this provocative novel opens, British teenager Olivia's divorced mother takes in "boarder" Nick. Unlike Olivia's professorial father, Nick is a lewd bloke who favors alcohol, cigarettes, and titillating conversation. Already feeling unloved by her distracted parents, Olivia is further disconnected now that Nick occupies her mother's bedroom. Then the randy photographer seduces the 15-year-old virgin, and Olivia's feelings for Nick turn from disgust to obsession. In the hands of a less capable writer, the steamy plot involving an adult male (who eventually becomes Olivia's stepfather) and a 15-year-old could read like soft-core kiddie porn, but first-novelist Inglis goes beyond the love scenes to forge a compelling albeit disturbing plot, with misguided Olivia as the sympathetic central character searching for adult love. Despite its disappointing, open-ended conclusion, this is a surefire page-turner, a perfect summer read.


Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man (Also published as Coming Attractions)
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man (Also published as Coming Attractions)
Author: Fannie Flagg
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/4/2007


A detailed and hilarious look at life in the South during the fifties, from the bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.

Here is Fannie Flagg's high-spirited and unabashedly sentimental first novel, the precursor to the bestselling Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.
Taken from the pages of Daisy Fay Harper's journal, this is a coming of age story set in rural Mississippi that is by turns hilarious and touching. It begins in 1952 when Daisy Fay is a sassy, truth-tellin' but lonely eleven-year old, and ends six years later when she becomes the flamboyant, unlikely but assured winner of the Miss Mississippi contest. Along the way, we meet some of the raffish and outrageous town locals, including her own Daddy, who comes up with a mortgage scheme that requires Daisy's "resurrection." This is a thoroughly entertaining comic novel with a heroine who is bound to capture your heart.


Dead Line
Dead Line
Author: Brian McGrory
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review Date: 2/10/2007


Lauded by critics and Washington insiders alike for his debut novel The Incumbent, and its national bestselling sequel, The Nominee, Brian McGrory returns with the third sensational thriller featuring intrepid newspaperman Jack Flynn.
For his entire career, Jack Flynn has been like a heat-seeking missile in pursuit of news, with the exclusive goal of splashing his revelations on the pages of his beloved Boston Record. But now he comes across a story that might be the hardest -- and maybe the last -- of his life.

Jack is the recipient of an explosive tip involving Toby Harkins, the fugitive leader of an Irish mafia and estranged son of none other than Boston Mayor Daniel Harkins. Toby also happens to be the prime suspect in the heist of a dozen priceless treasures from the Gardner Museum -- the largest unsolved art theft in American history. But no sooner does the morning paper hit the newsstands with Jack's shocking story than a beautiful young woman, the mysterious whistleblower, is shot in the head. As Jack digs into a conspiracy that winds from the back rooms of City Hall to the genteel parlors of proper Boston, he must come to terms with the fact that he has caused an innocent's death, and that the FBI may be using him in a deadly game of cat and mouse in which the players involved aren't nearly who or what they seem. As a result, Jack begins to question the integrity of the job to which he has devoted his adult life.

Engaging, suspenseful, and crackling with newsroom energy, Dead Line once again offers the kind of explosive action that's all in a day's work for Jack Flynn, a hero whose dogged search for truth may not last him until press time.


Dogs Never Lie About Love : Reflections on the Emotional World of Dogs
Review Date: 3/31/2007
Helpful Score: 3


A wonderful look at the emotional life of animals!


Eating Well For Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Bringing Health and Pleasure Back to Eating
Review Date: 2/4/2007
Helpful Score: 3


Fabulous recipes, great advice, practical information - a great resource for anybody who wants to improve their health and their eating habits!


Eyewitness to America : 500 Years of America in the Words of Those Who Saw It Happen
Review Date: 3/28/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A tremendous overview of eyewitness history!


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