Rocco D. - Reviews

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Backgammon for Blood
Backgammon for Blood
Author: Bruce Becker
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/1/2012


If you want to win at backgammon, this book os for you.


The Backgammon Quiz Book
The Backgammon Quiz Book
Author: Prince Joli Kansil
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 4/1/2012


For the backgammon for money player who wants to sharpen his/her skills


Cesar's Way : The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
Review Date: 6/28/2011


Obviously written by someone other than Cesar Millan, it is a telling of his life story with reference to some of his "dog psychology" philosophies. I marked it 3 stars (like it) rather than 2 stars because there is no 2.5 stars. his book put me to sleep on many occasions. It is slow, plodding, and over long. The "dog" part could be condensed to a pamphlet.


Cuisine Rapide
Cuisine Rapide
Author: Pierre Franey, Bryan Miller, Lauren Jarrett (Illustrator)
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 4/4/2011


Excellent. Follow directions and never fail.


Democracy in America
Democracy in America
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville, Richard D. Heffner (Translator)
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/23/2011


Classic analysis of the American Democracy written 1n 1832, but accurate for today's political climate. His insights were amazing.


Gettysburg : A Novel of the Civil War
Gettysburg : A Novel of the Civil War
Author: Newt Gingrich, William Forstchen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/14/2016


Long winded, but interesting read


Kill List
Kill List
Author: Frederick Forsyth
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/16/2015


Another enjoyable read from a master story teller well versed in the jihadi movement. As good as it gets.


Milton Berle's Private Joke File : Over 10,000 of His Best Gags, Anecdotes, and One-Liners
Review Date: 6/18/2011


Many old burlesque jokes, and one liners. Some funny, many not. He emptied his joke files, and these fell out. 10000 jokes are a lot to read, so it takes time to do it bit by bit.


Mine Enemy Grows Older
Mine Enemy Grows Older
Author: Alexander King
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/16/2015


A classic raconteur provides sophisticated insights into living and the people who surround us


My Story
My Story
Author: Marilyn Monroe
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/1/2012


Written in the style of s school girl, it tells the story of her early life in, what seems to be, an honest and forthright way. She was complex and disturbed.


The New American Bartender's Guide
The New American Bartender's Guide
Author: John J. Poister
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/31/2011


The book is flawed by a poor categorization of the drinks, with no usable index


The Odds Against Me
The Odds Against Me
Author: John Scarne
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/12/2011


Fascinating autobiography written with a big ego. He was, however, a master who taught soldiers in WWII how to spot card cheats.


Of Thee I Zing: America's Cultural Decline from Muffin Tops to Body Shots
Review Date: 1/17/2012
Helpful Score: 1


Laura Ingraham's pet peeves are told in an entertaining manner. Many of them are the same as mine. No, most of them. She writes about the decline of our culture as boorishness ascends. A good read.


The Overton Window
The Overton Window
Author: Glenn Beck
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/23/2011


Convoluted conspiracy theory written at a mass media level. Recounts all of Beck's television shows. Wordy. Everyone speaks in long exposition paragraphs.


Portrait of a Spy (Gabriel Allon, Bk 11)
Portrait of a Spy (Gabriel Allon, Bk 11)
Author: Daniel Silva
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/16/2015


Another outstanding and enjoyable read from one of today's best novelists. Gabriel Allon is a terrific character.


The Pressure Cooker Cookbook
The Pressure Cooker Cookbook
Author: Toula Patsalis
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 9/14/2011


Not very good. Put back on my booklist.


Regulating the Poor : The Functions of Public Welfare
Review Date: 6/24/2011


An interesting review of the welfare state and a blur print for what Obama is doing to the economy: collapse the economy by increasing debt and unemployment, get as many as possible on the government dole, increase unhappiness and provoke a hue and cry for the government to step in and take over. It is basically a manifesto for provoking Socialism.


The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon, Bk 10)
The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon, Bk 10)
Author: Daniel Silva
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/16/2014


Enjoyable read from an excellent author. The narratives keep the story moving rather than just filling paper.


Scarne on Cards
Scarne on Cards
Author: John Scarne
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 4/12/2011


from the card master, all you need to know about how to win at cards.


Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History
Review Date: 10/25/2017


An interesting, but simplistic, account of the events discussed.


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