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101. Mein Kampf
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102. The Military Advantage: A Comprehensive
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103. The New Concise History of the
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104. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary
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105. The End of Iraq: How American
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106. How Bush Rules: Chronicles of
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107. Piano: The Making of a Steinway
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108. A History of Interior Design
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109. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy
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110. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas
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111. Overthrow: America's Century of
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112. Six Minutes to Freedom: How a
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113. Meggs' History of Graphic Design
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114. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering
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115. Supernatural: Meetings with the
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116. The Way We Were: Remembering Diana
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117. Makers of Modern Strategy from
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118. The Immortal Game: A History of
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119. Western Civilization: Volume II:
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101. Mein Kampf
by Mariner Books
Paperback (15 September, 1998)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars hitlers book
the reason ichose to recomend this book is because i belive it is the only one which tells the truth about nazi germany.its really not "racist propaganda" as the school systems would have you belive but an account of a man who loved his country so much,he tried to perfect it.its basicly just a philosophy book.remember ,hitlers allies in ww2 were a half black man ,mussolini and the japanese leader.so,if you want truth,read this book.if you want a bunch of tree huggin hippie bs,read any other book on the matter.this book was the most widely owned book in the world in its day.if you cant handle the truth,steer clear.if you want the german equivelant ofthomas paines's"common sense",then read it.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Terrible Beginning Indeed
This is a very difficult book to read, not only because it is the product of the hateful and ignorant mind of a man that seized control of Germany and plunged the world into one of history's most devastating wars, resulting in the ethnic genocide of millions of Jews, Slavs, gypsies, homosexuals and others.
5-0 out of 5 stars Putrid, but Important to Take a Look at
During the Nazi Era, this book was the most un-read bestseller in Europe.Lots of people purchased the volume, but very few took the time to read it.
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Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. Dictators    4. Europe - Germany    5. Fascism    6. Germany    7. Germany - History - Third Reich (1933-1945)    8. Historical - General    9. History    10. History & Theory - General    11. History: World    12. National socialism    13. Nationalsozialistische deutsch    14. Political    15. Politics and government    16. Biography & Autobiography / Historical   


102. The Military Advantage: A Comprehensive Guide to Your Military & Veterans Benefits
by Simon & Schuster
Paperback (29 November, 2005)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Military ripoff
If youspent 20 years on active duty, this book is accurate, but you got all of this information when you left the military.If you had combined active duty and reserve/Guard or just reserve/guard experience, this book is misleading at best and just plain inaccurate at worse.Unless you were injured on active duty, there are very few benefits for the reserve/guard until you hit age 60, which the book fails to tell you.Sure, you get to shop in the high-priced Exchanges and Commissaries if you live close to them, and there is a slim possibility of Space Available travel, but the inconvenience makes going commercial, even with security at the commercial airports, easier.
2-0 out of 5 stars Great if you're active duty or a potential recruit
I was somewhat disappointed by this book. A veteran of three military services (but not retired), I had hoped to find some information about Veterans' programs. Instead, I found about 90% of the book to be useful only for currently-serving personnel or young men contemplating a military career. For those individuals, this book is great. For those not currently serving, I found it lackluster and loaded with information any military man could find on base with little trouble. Would I recommend this book? Not really. Would I recommend the military as a career to most young men? Absolutely. Save your money. Enlist and talk with the on-base career advisors instead for much more current information.

4-0 out of 5 stars Military Review
Lots of good information for those that are about to retire or have questions concerning benefits. ... Read more

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103. The New Concise History of the Crusades, Updated Edition
by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Hardcover (25 May, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars My 105 year old Grandfather gives it two thumbs up!
My family did have an ancestor who fought in one of the Crusades, and as a result, King James gave us our family motto and heraldry in 1607.For a while, I didn't know what to do with this information: hang my head in shame, or be proud of a unique heritage.
5-0 out of 5 stars Why Care About The Crusades?
I read this in "lecture form" as a book on tape.I assume the book is similer to the lecture series.The Crusades are "ancient history" and have no bearing on the modern world, right?Wrong!The present situation in Israel and The Holy Land is similer in many ways to the situation back in about 1100AD when The Crusades started.In fact, it seems that we are still fighting "the crusades" even to this very day!It helps put the present situation in historical perspective to read this book.You will understand the present situation better after reading this book. Recommended highly.Email: boland7214@aol.co

5-0 out of 5 stars fantastic book
it's like LA confidential, they throw a lot of names at you, but if you are smart, it is a REALLY GOOD book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Crusades    2. General    3. History    4. History - Military / War    5. History: World    6. Medieval    7. Military - General    8. History / Europe / General    9. History / General    10. World history: c 500 to C 1500   


104. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
by Vintage
Paperback (05 February, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece
Joseph Ellis understands that it is what happens between, under and over the events of history that make it interesting.He has mastered the art of drawing out the implications of character, relationship and motivation.He brings the story to life by immersing the reader in the lives - the ideals, emotions, short-comings, likes and dislikes - of the characters that shaped the events of the American Revolution.Ellis doesn't just tell us that "they [all the major players] were making it up as they went along, improvising on the edge of catastrophe," he makes us feel it.
3-0 out of 5 stars Founding Brothers, J. Ellis
A very readable and enjoyable book which makes the men involved in the Revolution, the drafting and signing of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the relocation of the Nation's Capitol, etc., come alive.Their relationships with each other, envy, gossip, behind the scenes maneuvering are reminscent of politics today, or maybe life in general.If there were time to read only one history book, Founding Brothers would be it.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent unbiased opinion of our early leaders
Founding Brothers is an excellent read for anyone interested in a clear, concise review of our struggle for independence and the early days of our republic.Ellis' explanations of the vastly different ideas that the founders had concerning what kind of government the new country should have and how to achieve it were captivating. ... Read more

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105. The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End
by Simon & Schuster
Hardcover (11 July, 2006)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Homage to Dad
I gave this book 2 stars because the first 2 fifths of it were good.The rest stunk.
5-0 out of 5 stars Useful account of a failed, corrupt occupation

5-0 out of 5 stars Sad But True
The title says it all.In fact, it echoes a remark made by a citizen of the country, who said "We may be seeing the death of Iraq."From the gassing and torture of civilians to America's nonchalant reaction to the looting of Iraq's treasured museums,to the current mess and mayhem created by our ignorance and incompetance, the author sums it all up by stating that America lost the war on terror the day it won the battle for Baghdad.
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106. How Bush Rules: Chronicles of a Radical Regime
by Princeton University Press
Hardcover (10 August, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Opens with Summary, Good Series, May Underestimate Cheney
By virtue of being an organized series of past short columns, most two pages to three pages in length, this book may be off-putting to the average reader, but for either insiders or those who care deeply about moral legitimate governance, this is a real page turner.
5-0 out of 5 stars Read this book before you vote.
No one understands the radical right like Sidney Blumenthal. He writes about it in a clear, concise, measured way, though his revelations can make your blood boil. This book is must reading for anyone concerned about what is happening in the United States. I hope it influences the way the country will vote in the mid-term elections this year. ... Read more

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107. Piano: The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand
by Times Books
Hardcover (25 July, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Steinway,a place, its people, the piano
Mr. Barron writes a great story.Other books have catalogued the Steinway history, and even how the piano works, but this innovative story adds life to what might otherwise be just an organized mass of metal and wood. The piano has a personality! In the narrative, the reader follows the construction of a single concert grand piano, but in the process we learn so much more by exploring many of the individuals involved in its building, the Steinway family and the workmen who lovingly bend the wood, glue the keys, and make the piano sing. Mr. Barron has not only written a great history of Steinway and the pianos they build, but created a fascinating story of its people. Its a great read for even the non-piano lovers among us. I couldn't put it down from start to finish. (The schematic drawings in the back - the new and the old, are particularly fascinating!)

4-0 out of 5 stars PIANO OR PEOPLE
While I enjoyed this book, it is really much more about people than pianos, and the "common man" at that.Picturesque as they might be,many details about the workers' personal lives could have been spared.For those of us who play pianos but have never taken one apart, a labeled schematic would have been very helpful in understanding the text.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Piano as a Person
My husband and I enjoyed this book greatly and have found others have enjoyed it as much, if not more.10 days ago as I lay in Intensive Care I ended up discussing the book with the fellow in the Intensive Care bed next to mine.I doubt either of us will ever again find a book that let us take our minds off our intensive pains for that half hour disucssion.
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Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Construction    3. History    4. History & Criticism - General    5. Methods & Materials    6. Music/Songbooks    7. Musical Instruments - Construction And Repair    8. Musical Instruments - Piano    9. New York    10. New York (State)    11. Piano makers    12. Steinway piano    13. United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic    14. Performing Arts / General   


108. A History of Interior Design
by John Wiley & Sons
Hardcover (27 August, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars amazing resource!
WOW! beautifully organized and articulated. thoughtful and well-rounded discussion of the variation and evolution of interior design. it was purchased to use as a course resource (on 20th century American consumer culture), but am now tempted to buy my OWN copy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Usefull For designers
It's a very interesting book, it offers a vew over design from ancient times to ower days. We can follow the developement of design over time. The book is recomended especialy for professional designers.

5-0 out of 5 stars A History of Interior Design
I really do enjoy the book except that on some important topics in the class I am taking with this book there is little information. Nonetheless on the topics it greatly expands upon the book shows impressive and accurate knowledge. The pictures also aid in examples and are for the msot part the best picture examples that any book could offer. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Decoration & Ornament    3. History    4. Interior Design    5. Interior Design - General    6. Interior architecture    7. Interior decoration    8. Architecture / Interior Design    9. History of specific subjects   


109. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
by Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback (01 May, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Stunning Tale of Old Whaling Days
I just finished this last night...wow! The narration is lively and keeps the pace of the story while the author imparts a great deal of information that could have been dull but is not. The prose is so vivid that I could not eat while reading the passages about dismembering the whale; I could almost smell the burning oil and feel the slick decks. Amazing that men made a living this way! I can hardly wait to start Philbrick's MAYFLOWER.

5-0 out of 5 stars The short reveiw
Here is all you need to know so as not to spoil the story:
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Account and Audio Read
This review refers to "In The Heart Of The Sea" by Nathaniel Philbrick, Unabridged Audio edition, read by Scott Brick
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Subjects:  1. Essex (Whaleship)    2. History    3. History - General History    4. History: American    5. Latin America - Mexico    6. Maritime History    7. Pacific Ocean    8. Ships & Shipbuilding - History    9. Ships & Shipbuilding - Shipwrecks    10. Shipwrecks    11. United States - 19th Century    12. History / United States / 19th Century   


110. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Vintage)
by Vintage
Paperback (10 October, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This is one of those books that will leave you amazed at what you didn't know.Life on our continent before Columbus was so much more than I had ever realized before books like Mann's and the Jarrod Diamond's work.
4-0 out of 5 stars Life Before Columbus
Much of history is written from a Euro centric perspective.And why not?History is written by winners.Europe was the home of the industrial revolution.It was therefore inevitable that the dominance that this created would serve to produce its own history.
5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific
The other reviewers have admirably summarized this book. It is a wonderful compilation of current thinking on the history of the Americas before the Europeans.
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111. Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq
by Times Books
Hardcover (04 April, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars An Interesting View of US History
We the people of the United States like to think of ourselves as peace loving icons, holding ourselves up above the petty problems that affect the rest of the world. And there is a certain amount of truth to that.
5-0 out of 5 stars Paring history down to the essential lessons.
I will not repeat the many excellent comments here except that Kinzer writes very well, making the read fascinating and factually solid.Other points:
4-0 out of 5 stars Regime Change Begins At Home
It's no mere cliche to state that those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. Here Stephen Kinzer examines the almost completely unsuccessful legacy of American "regime change" operations. Starting in the late 1800s, American leaders have worked to overthrow uncooperative or politically undesirable governments that acted independently and in their own interests. Almost always, American business profits were threatened, but politicians have consistently justified these operations with jingoistic language about security, freedom, and democracy. Don't believe the hype, then or now.Kinzer's coverage of regime change operations is illuminating and often quite infuriating for the thinking American, especially in the stories of Guatemala, Iran, and Chile, where American operatives overthrew democratically elected governments and installed repressive dictatorships, simultaneously harping about the benefits of freedom, while merely protecting the freedom of corporations to rob sovereign nations of their natural resources. And with the exceptions of tiny Hawaii and Grenada, all of our regime change operations have contributed to the oppression of newly "freed" peoples, and created dictators and terrorists who have made America much less safe in the long run.
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112. Six Minutes to Freedom: How a Band of Heros Defied a Dictator and Helped Free a Nation
by C Hardcover
Hardcover (01 July, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Good Rescue Story, BUT....
I couldn't help but come to two entirely and separate conclusions in reading this book:
5-0 out of 5 stars Don't let the cover fool you, this is a Clancy-esque non-fiction story that's not just about Special OPS!
Don't be dissuaded by reviewers who haven't read this book!
1-0 out of 5 stars this is propaganda and lies
If this man took a the time to know the history of U.S. involvment in Panama he would know that it was the U.S. that put Noriega in power in the first place.it was also the U.S. that killed the previouse leader of Panama,Omar TorriJos.Who apposed U.S. control of his county.
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113. Meggs' History of Graphic Design
by Wiley
Hardcover (07 December, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars History of Graphic Design
The book is in wonderful condition and is filled with very interesting material.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Man Behind the book
I was one of Philip Meggs students at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Our class was the first to use the first edition of this book as a classroom textbook for his History of Graphic Design class. He was a wonderful storyteller, with a true passion for graphic design. And more than that was the obvious joy he had in sharing that knowledge and whimsical annecdotes in his own style of humor. Philip Meggs was an exceptional man that will truly be missed.

4-0 out of 5 stars Borrow
Borrow this book from a friend in class and photocopy the pages, thats my advice.Good book, just over priced. ... Read more

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114. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (Vintage)
by Vintage
Paperback (13 February, 2001)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Self-indulgent writing
I have to agree with the many who did not like this book. I got it from the library and tried to read it, but couldn't get past the self-indulgent writing style. It almost seems like someone was too lazy to edit this book or make it readable for the reader. Any writer can put down stream-of-consciousness thoughts, but it takes hard work and effort to edit and revise with the reader in mind. A writer should want the reader to enjoy the process of reading a book. A book is written to express oneself, but also for the reader. Without the reader, the book is nothing.
5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Ridiculously amazing read. Couldn't put it down. Snide, cynical, heart-wrenching, and joyous all at once. A raucous rollercoaster of insight and observation. It's been a while since a book made me laugh out loud and burst into tears all in the same reading... But that's just me... If you've gotten this far, give this book a shot. I highly doubt you'll regret it. And if you do, something may very well be wrong with you.
2-0 out of 5 stars Get to the Point!!
Once I saw the numerous reviews coating the inside and outside of this book telling me how much I was going to like it, I was already dubious.Perhaps I like to be contrary, and that may be why I was irritated by this book.I understand that this is his way of dealing with the passing of his parents and the growing up he was "forced" to do, but his style of writing came off as abrasive, narcissistic, and smug.This is a memoirs of sorts, so it's hard for me to criticize his need to put this out, but if I was supposed to gain anything from it, I didn't. I didn't find his wordplay sparkling, I don't find him droll or charming, and I felt like he was trying too hard for me to do so.Plus he yammered on so much it was hard to understand the message(s) he was trying to convey to the reader, if any. ... Read more

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115. Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind
by The Disinformation Company
Hardcover (01 September, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars supernatural indeed!
Since I'm a conventional "sceptic" of the pro-establishment variety, reading and reviewing this book was a real challenge. Graham Hancock is a controversial "alternativist" writer based in Britain, but constantly on the move all around the globe (and beyond?). Real Egyptologists, archeologists and historians usually regard him as pseudo-scientific. Indeed, his books are filled with all the stuff we sceptics just LOVE to hate: hyper-diffusionism, pyramidology, the face on Mars and (surprise) the Illuminati. "Supernatural" is Hancock's latest work. In some ways, it's even crazier than his earlier ones. But in some other ways, it's actually better. Yes, my Satanist friends will be surprised that I of all people said that...
5-0 out of 5 stars But where are the Unicorns?
The premise: Paleolithic man painted some scenes that had no basis in everyday experience. Therefore the models for the paintings came either from his imagination or from hallucinations percieved during trace states. The images depicted are archtypal altered state of consciousness visions that can be reproduced in minds of modern humans. Conclusion: Altered states of consciousness are a gateway to an alternative reality.The notion of "conciousness as receiver" is a fascinating way of interpreting hallucinations. Unfortunately, if one carries that concept to its obvious conclusion, it opens somenew interpretations of disturbed brain biochemistry, including schizophrenia. It's no wonder Hancock expresses an element of fear when he experiments with hallucinogens. Losing ones grip on "reality" is scarey for a reason. I wouldn't mind snapping a photo of the Loch Ness Monster, but keep it out of my swimming pool, please. Is Cryptozoology folklore, or an alternative Safariland? Are all hallucinations "real", or just those that introduce us to aliens and faries?
5-0 out of 5 stars Great
I've read this book twice, I love it. I think it throws more lite on Zecharia Sitchin's series, What I mean is that it could better explain what the Summarians were witnessing! "Forest of Visions" by Alex Polari De Alverga gives Graham more ammo on what he is talking about! I was hoping he would touch on "We,The Arcturians" by Dr. Norma J. Milanovich, It seems to fit right into what is going on in the book "Supernatural"! I've read all of Graham Hancocks books,The Man is not afraid of so called mainline science. "Underworld" was great and made sense! I would put this man right up there with authors like James Mitchner !
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116. The Way We Were: Remembering Diana
by William Morrow
Hardcover (12 September, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Way We Were:Remembering Diana
I read Burrell's other book, "A Royal Duty" and came away feeling that the author was obsessed with his employer and that he was a neurotic.
4-0 out of 5 stars Well written, didn't want it to end
Well written and a must read if you want to read about Princess Diana, the person. He doesn't make her out to be bigger than life. The author seems unbiased because he writes about her faults as well as her assets. Enjoyed Paul's sons remembrances of fun times with Diana, William and Harry.
5-0 out of 5 stars Absolute GOLD !
For anyone who loves Princess Diana, this book is pure, absolute gold. Paul Burrell tells stories about her that no one else can, because he lived and worked with her for years. The book is respectfully written, yet also very entertaining. He reveals aspects of their life together with total love and not the slightest hint of gossip or nastiness. Paul Burrell remains sensitive to The Boss and I, for one, will welcome any book he writes about Diana because it's plain to see that he is telling the truth. Anyone in the royal household who has a problem with him or his books needs to get a grip. Diana belonged to the world, and they should be thankful that with all the other books out there floating around about her, that this one tells it like it was, and stands head and shoulders above the others. Highly recommended reading. ... Read more

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117. Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age
by Princeton University Press
Paperback (01 March, 1986)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Makers of Modern Strategy
"Makers of Modern Strategy" is a scholarly collection of high quality papers on strategy since Machiavelli to the present nuclear age. The beauty of the book is that one can focus on the era that one is interested in. There is no need to read the book cover to cover as the various essays are stand alone although they are presented sequentially and related papers are adjacent to each other. I have read and re-read some of the papers. The book is about strategy and the realities of war. The essays are clearly balanced and not biased. The phenomenon of war was clearly explained from the studies of past wars. It is clear that war has been a fundamental reality of social and political existence from an early stage of political organisation to the present times. The tragic aspects of war and the intellectual and emotional disturbances it creates could be discerned from the essays.
4-0 out of 5 stars Mandatory Reading for Army Staff Majors
As the title indicates, the Army's Command & General Staff College requires students to read Makers of Modern Strategy in the core history class.Professors can make best use of this book as a supplement.As other reviewers have noted, the chapters are disjointed with each other.Taken separately, however, many of the chapters help the history student or enthusiast to develop a depth of understanding on a particular subject.Authors such as John Shy, Douglas Porch, Michael Howard, and Condoleeza Rice, just to name a few, explore many of the strategic issues involved with the evolution of military thought.4-0 out of 5 stars Good general military history overview.
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118. The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science and the Human Brain
by Doubleday
Hardcover (05 September, 2006)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Chess is ultimately a game of human interaction and human drama.
The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science and the Human Brain by David Shenk is more than just a book about 32 pices, it's an exceptional human drama and also a great resource on the fundamentals of chess. When you begin reading chess history, you'll know almost immediately that David Shenk wanted to convey its astonishing intellectual and cultural breadth and also to pay a lasting tribute to the game of chess. It earned a four rating due impart that this book is not targeted at the masters of chess, indeed, expert players will not find any lessons on how the game works or why it's so great. But, rather, the millions of others who are more casually interested in the game is its intended audience. Dave sought to write a book that would hold the attention of the most serious player but also never confuse or bore the complete neophyte. The history of chess is a great source on the history of civilization over the last 1500 years. Dave sought to balance an appreciation for the game itself with an exploration for how the game has influenced ideas over so many centuries. In many ways, it's impossible to understand the evolution of modern thought without chess as a crucial tool. The first thing, Dave does, is to help people understand the allure of the game. That's one of the main missions in the book. Chess is a rich combination of art and science, of intellect, intuition and stamina. It's not just a brainy game--it's also a human game. It's also a very accessible one. Chess is ultimately a game of human interaction and human drama.

4-0 out of 5 stars Psychological, historical and culture review by novice chess player
I liked this book because it was an excellent story written in the spirit of great fiction. It was well-organized and wove together many different threads from a variety of areas including psychology, history and culture.
5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing book...quick, brilliant read.
You do not have to be a chess player to enjoy this book. In my case, however, I am a chess player and enjoyed it immensly. I read this book cover to cover in about six hours...I have never read another book so fast in my life. The story was enthralling, the writing was captivating, and the points made about Chess and its impact on our world's culture and history were quite well made. ... Read more

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119. Western Civilization: Volume II: Since 1500
by Wadsworth Publishing
Paperback (10 January, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book
Very easy explanation in book.........dont try to read whole book otherwise you will get sleep

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for CLEP resource
Got this book as well as Volume I and used them as my resources for taking the Western Civ I and II CLEPS.Perfect for the job, and helped me get a very good grade, highly recommend for anyone looking to use for that purpose.

1-0 out of 5 stars Revionist History
After being required to read this text for a class, I bought two other history books to which I could compare this one. I thought that Spielvogel was leaving out chunks of history, and revising the ones that he included, and I wanted to double check my facts before making any accusations. Well, boy was I right. This book makes the Publisher's tag line, "Changing the Way the World Learns" seem a little too true..
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120. US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76
by Apple Pie Publishers
Paperback (01 January, 1992)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Old, presented as New!
I'm not sure why the publish date is listed as Jan. 1, 1992.The cover clearly shows the publish date as October, 1970.
3-0 out of 5 stars Um, You Don't Have To Pay For This.
This, like many other military manuals, is available online.Just type the FM number into your search box and a list of links to it will magically appear.

1-0 out of 5 stars A true disappointment.
This book is very disappointing. Poorly written and with weak descriptions leaves the inexperienced outdoorsmen with a false sense of security. Just because there happens to be a section on a particular skill does not translate into the ability of the reader to follow the lousy instructions to complete said skill. If anyone wants to learn survival skills they would be well suited to take a course and view first-hand the execution of the skills by an experienced practitioner of them. Purchase another book and let this one pass. ... Read more

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