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Case For Christ
Case For Christ
by Lee Strobel
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 16.49
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jesus Christ for the Analyzing Personality, May 24 2002
This review is from: Case For Christ (Paperback)
This book was outstanding for the person who thinks of the hard questions about Christianity and looks for the answers. With interviews of a number of prominent scholars Strobel provides us with almost unlimited insight into the gospels of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John. How refreshing to see the controversy stripped away and the facts presented. This is a very interesting read. If you have any questions about Chrisianity and the true identity of Jesus, read this book.
Presenting many details from historical and anthropoligical point of view that verify Jesus lived where, when and as the gospels tell us.
In important book, informative and engrossing. Buy it for any number of reasons and enjoy it.

A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government
A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government
by Garry Wills
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 37.00
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Analitical Overview, May 22 2002
Gary Wills provides us with a panoramic overview of the constitution and some events in American History. This book will probably not be received well by the NRA or its supporters but should be read, and contemplated, by all.
Starting with the framers of the constitution and their intent as derived from their writings and debates outside of the written constitution and covering people and events right up to the abortion clinic bombings this book sheds another outlook on these events and the meaning behind them.
Read this with an open mind. Compare it to what you believe and make an educated choice on what to think. You should always be exposed to opposite points of view in order to make an educated choice. Do not accept what people tell you, you sould research and decide.
This is an important book that should be read, discussed, and contemplated. Buy it, and get the brain cells moving.

Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
by Ahmed Rashid
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Who are the Taliban, May 21 2002
This was a very useful book for me after 9-11. I had not idea who the Taliban were and why they were not cooperating like almost every government in the world with the U.S. requests.
This information in the book helped me to understand who they were, how they came to power and the practices they followed. I now understood what I heard on the news about the Afgan "Tribal Leaders". I recognized the names and was able to read on their history. This was a very informative book and I learned an awful lot from it.
Also covered in this book are the ties between oil companies and their hopes of using the countrie for pipelines. How Iran and Iraq wanted rights to cross the country. It was eye opening to see some of the things that are going on.
Buy it - learn from it.

Adams County Banjo
Adams County Banjo
Price: CDN$ 17.83
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5.0 out of 5 stars Banjo At Its Best, May 20 2002
This review is from: Adams County Banjo (Audio CD)
Tom Adams has been the banjo player for many of the top acts in bluegrass music including Jimmy Martin, The Johnson Mountain Boys, Lynn Morris, Rhonda Vincent and Blue Highway. And this CD shows why he has been able to land these jobs.
The tempo of this project moves from mid-paced to faster-paced but is fabulous throughout. The people that help out on this CD attest to Tom's brilliance. Sam Bush, Rock Ickes, Shawn lane, Ron Stewart, Stuart Duncan, Alison Krauss, David McLaughlin, Lynn Morris, Bryan Sutton and Marshall Wilborn round out the excellent picking presented here. It is seldom that I rate an instrumental project with 5 stars as vocals are such an important part of a song, but this CD has earned all five as an outstanding banjo project.
With songs in both the bluegrass and celtic mode he shows versitility. He wrote the majority of the songs here has once again proven himself very capable. With songs written for his 17 year old dog and his daughter he touches home.
This is a great follow up the "Right Hand Man" (excellent in itself) and worthy of a purchase rather than a listen. If you do not own it, it can be harde to listen more than once. Buy it and enjoy it! Banjo at its best!

How Wal-Mart Is Destroying America: And What You Can Do about It
How Wal-Mart Is Destroying America: And What You Can Do about It
by Bill Quinn
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Little More Than Big Business, May 19 2002
Some of the practices listed in this book are no more than what big business at the size of Wal-Mart's do. But with that said, many of the practices listed in this book are despicable. The fact that local mom and pop stores go out of business when Wal-Mart moves in would normally be considered a fact of life in American business today were it not for the ruthless way that Wal-Mart specifically targets them to drive them into the ground. The way Wal-Mart employees are treated, the way the vendors are ripped off. And most importantly, the way Wal-Mart uses people and disasters to further promote itself. All the while some of the richest folks in the world are running for tax shelters and dodging charities.
What a shame, with practices like this, no wonder the rest of the world hates capitalism.
Buy this book and reflect on the store you are supporting.

Appetite For Destruction
Appetite For Destruction
Price: CDN$ 5.00
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5.0 out of 5 stars Groundbreaking, May 18 2002
This CD (album) was absolutely groundbreaking when it came out. It changed the face of rock and roll. It introduced us to the next phase of rock music. The vocals are extraordinary. The guitars will go down in history and the rhythms were right on. A classic CD from the moment it was released and worth listening to if you are a fan or rock and roll.
You can feel the tension between the band and how they are feeding off each other. It was a band on its way to implosion but this was the pinacle of their career. The hard edged rock project.
In a word - - SLAMMIN'!
Buy it - feel the hard groove - and enjoy it.

Occult Ether Physics: Tesla's Hidden Space Propulsion System and the Conspiracy to Conceal It
Occult Ether Physics: Tesla's Hidden Space Propulsion System and the Conspiracy to Conceal It
by William Lyne
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought Provoking, May 18 2002
The most fascinating parts of this book was the information it presented on the government cover up of the UFO phenomenon. It wouldn't be the first time the government has covered up something from its citizens. Another fascinating thing was how far advanced Tesla's mind was over scientists of that time and many of our own time. He was an absolute genius that the government and the "money men" in America kept under wraps out of total fear. Fear of what changes his inventions could bring about in society.
This book is exceptional and has lit my fire to learn more about this incredible man. I remember the UFO craze of my youth and find plausible the explanations offered in this book. I even remember seeing something at my Uncle's Farm as a child (near Dover Air Force Base) that fits right in with the description of the "electropropulsion" power system.

Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Killes
Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Killes
by Charles Henderson
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 8.54
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5.0 out of 5 stars What A Great Movie This Book Would Make, May 18 2002
Yes, I know we've already had Tom Berringer in "Sniper" on the screen but this book would blow that away. Carlos Hathcock was a super-human sniper in the Vietnam war. The only sniper to have a bounty placed on his head by the NVA and still he evaded and killed the enemy, from awesome distances and through very tight enemy security. Sgt. Hathcock was the U.S. long range rifle champion before entering Vietnam and helped set up the US Marine Corps Sniper School after the war. This book shows what this great soldier went through. This book is on par with David Hackworth's "About Face". With soldiers like these it can only be deduced that the war was lost by politicians.
Read this book and be amazed!

Fatal Voyage: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis
Fatal Voyage: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis
by Dan Kurzman
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 16.26
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Book, May 18 2002
The first I had ever heard of the USS Indianapolis was in the movie Jaws. Unfortunately my history classes in school did not cover this subject. Apparently they felt it was not a big enough part of World War II. But this was a tragedy full of mistakes by many. The ship was not noticed missing for days, it was sunk after the end of the war. The sailors faced certain death from dehydration or being eaten alive (sharks) and the Captain was court-martialled for following procedures.
This is an exceptional book that will keep your interest and enlighten you on a subject that many do not know about. I can not compare to other books on the subject as this is the first I have read. But it was well worth my time to read it.

About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior
About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior
by Col. David H. Hackworth
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 18.17
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ BOOK, May 18 2002
Colonel David Hackworth has written an autobiography that is just absolutely fabulous. He is America's most decorated living soldier and was the youngest full Colonel in Vietnam. While serving in Vietnam he had possibly the only sector that the viet cong could not move at will in. In 1971 he broke the cardinal rule and went on national TV, as a Colonel, and said we could not win the war if we kept fighting the same way. He was completely disguted at the progress of the war and the leadership. He left the army and moved to Austraila where he still lives today and is an outspoken critic of US military forces.
This book is his story. From his childhood, through his lying about his age and fighting in Korea, the peacetime army, the war in Vietnam and beyond. This is a must read book for anyone who is interested about the US military, US history or the Vietnan War.
Buy this book and prepare to stand in awe of one of the greatest warriors in the history of military forces. Hear his story and ponder his opinions. It is well worth it.

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