Ronald Reagan by Michael Schaller

If you are looking for a biography that takes Reagan's ideas and policies seriously you will need to look elsewhere. But this short work does nevertheless provide a useful outline of the major issues and events of Reagan's life and gives readers a good place to start. If nothing else it will give conservative readers, or fans of Reagan, a handy outline of the criticisms against the former president and the conservative movement he jump started.

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Ronald Reagan by Michael Schaller

If you are looking for a biography that takes Reagan's ideas and policies seriously you will need to look elsewhere. But this short work does nevertheless provide a useful outline of the major issues and events of Reagan's life and gives readers a good place to start. If nothing else it will give conservative readers, or fans of Reagan, a handy outline of the criticisms against the former president and the conservative movement he jump started.

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Quick Take: The Leaders Climb by Bob Parsanko and Paul Heagen

As I have noted here before, if I have met someone or interacted with them in some way and find they have written a book I am usually compelled to read said book.  If someone you know writes a book it just seems like you ought to read it. Now, if I hung out with authors a great deal perhaps this would change. I bring this up for two reasons 1) to explain how I came to read The Leader’s Climb: A Business Tale of Rising to the New Leadership Challenge and 2) to offer something of a...

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The One Year Chronological Bible NLT (New Living Translation)

One of the New Year’s Resolutions I actually kept in 2012 was reading the Bible in its entirety.  The format I used for that was the The One Year Chronological Bible in the New Living Translation on my Kindle. From the publisher: Now you can gain a better understanding of the order of biblical events and the historical context in which they unfolded. The One Year Chronological Bible arranges the Bible text in the order the events actually happened. Prophetic books are interwoven...

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Book Finds: Let's Keep Christmas by Peter Marshall

I thought it might be fun to start a series of blog posts on books I find at the library or used book shops, etc.  Below, an example. As I have noted before, one of my adaptive/coping mechanisms relating to my book addiction is buying books at library sales and used book stores for a dollar or two. I get to look for books and the pleasure of buying books without going broke quite as fast. I was engaging in this hobby, and simultaneously avoiding a freelance research project, when I stumbled...

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