Man in the Dark by Paul Auster

I listened to the audiobook in the car during my daily commute and enjoyed it. I really liked the sections dealing with Owen Brick and the other world of civil war America. The energy seemed to drain out of it towards the end however as August Brill and his daughter have a long talk about his past. The conclusion attempts to tie it together but I am not sure it quite worked.

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In the Mail: Where Does the Money Go?

Where Does the Money Go? Rev Ed: Your Guided Tour to the Federal Budget Crisis Synopsis Revised and Updated to Include the Probable Effects of the Great Recession, the Government Stimulus, and President Obama’s Health Care Overhaul Federal debt will affect your savings, your retirement, your mortgage, your health care, and your children. How well do you understand the government decisions that will end up coming out of your pocket? Here is essential information that every American citizen...

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In the Mail: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism (Politically Incorrect Guides) by Kevin Williamson From the Publisher What’s the central characteristic of socialism? That’s easy—it’s failure. From North Korea to the American public education system, from Venezuelan oil companies to ObamaCare, the reports of socialism’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Although the Soviet Union collapsed in ignominy, the central planning impulse that guided it endures in countless industries and...

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In the Mail: Lindbergh vs. Roosevelt

Lindbergh vs. Roosevelt: The Rivalry That Divided America by James Duffy Synopsis Was aviation pioneer and popular American hero Charles A. Lindbergh a Nazi sympathizer and anti-Semite? Or was he the target of a vicious personal vendetta by President Roosevelt? In Lindbergh vs. Roosevelt, author James Duffy tackles these questions head-on, by examining the conflicting personalities, aspirations, and actions of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Charles A. Lindbergh. Painting a politically incorrect...

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The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope by Andrew Delbanco

Picked up The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope at Half Price Books awhile ago as I had heard good things about it.  It turned out to be an interesting short work on the larger trends of American history – from Faith in God to Faith in Democracy to Faith In Self. I read it in June and it would have been the perfect review to post around the Fourth of July Weekend but as you can plainly see I am way, way past that kind of thematic and timely scheduling. It is an enjoyable...

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