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Lucky Girls
Lucky Girls
by Nell Freudenberger
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 35.95
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1.0 out of 5 stars Lucky Girls - But Lucky at What?, Nov. 15 2003
This review is from: Lucky Girls (Hardcover)
I read the book based on a strong review, but I was greatly disappointed. The stories are all well-written, but after each one, I wondered what I had read. What was the point? What was the author saying? The stories seemed to be about spoiled girls from comfortable families just going aimlessly through life. The girls had no goals, so they could not be faulted for making no effort to reach them. A total waste of time.

The Forgotten Founders: Rethinking The History Of The Old West
The Forgotten Founders: Rethinking The History Of The Old West
by Stewart L. Udall
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 32.69
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3.0 out of 5 stars How the Mormons Won the West, July 27 2003
A good book and well worth the read. The author does indeed speak of some of those forgotten pioneeers who were so important to the westward movement. It is understandable, as he clearly discusses him Mormon roots, but it seemed at times as though the book could well have been entitled, "How the Mormons Won the West." The Mormons were indeed an important factor, and
for the most part, did act responsibly in settling the West. I thought, however, they perhaps were given an overly large role in the book. He does, at times, let some of his liberalism creep into his writing. Nonetheless, a good read and I will look for other writings by the author.

Solomon Spring
Solomon Spring
by Michelle Black
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovable heroes, despicable villians, interesting times..., March 24 2003
This review is from: Solomon Spring (Hardcover)
This was my first exposure to a book by this author, and I was very pleased. The story covers a period of time interesting to me and in an area near my home. The heroes are good people with normal character flaws, and the villians are the kind of people you can easily hate. The story is tied in to real times and real events. The author is obviously very familiar with the Cheyenne Indians and the frontier during the latter 1800's. A spellbinding book.

Solomon Spring
Solomon Spring
by Michelle Black
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovable heroes, despicable villians, interesting times..., March 24 2003
This review is from: Solomon Spring (Hardcover)
This was my first exposure to a book by this author, and I was very pleased. The story covers a period of time interesting to me and in an area near my home. The heroes are good people with normal character flaws, and the villians are the kind of people you can easily hate. The story is tied in to real times and real events. The author is obviously very familiar with the Cheyenne Indians and the frontier during the latter 1800's. A spellbinding book.

Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News
Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News
by Bernard Goldberg
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 24.54
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5.0 out of 5 stars Goldberg clearly explains the media's slide, March 21 2002
Bernard Goldberg has written a book that explains exactly why (and how) the major networks have lost viewership. The big three (Brokaw, Jennings, and Rather) are so openly blatant in their liberal bias and probably do not even understand their failings. Viewers have switched to alternate sources, such as Fox News Network, for their news and eventually it will send a wake-up call to the major network bosses. The real question is why is it taking so long? Goldberg's book is a thoughtful, not a spiteful, story of the dying of network news.

The New Thought Police: Inside the Left's Assault on Free Speech and Free Minds
The New Thought Police: Inside the Left's Assault on Free Speech and Free Minds
by Tammy Bruce
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 35.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tammy Bruce hits a home run, but the liberals will miss it, March 21 2002
Tammy Bruce has written an outstanding review of our society today. This kind of honest criticism is right on target, and
it comes from an author one might expect to take the other side
of these issues. I agree with her on virtually every point, but
this has to be a book that the liberals will not criticize but will totally ignore. Well written and interesting; it is difficult to put down.

New International Lesson Annual: September-August
New International Lesson Annual: September-August
by Nan Duerling
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 13.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent job, Aug. 4 2001
This is the fourth year I have used this book, and I have found each issue to be excellent. Keys to understanding and interpreting the scripture are included, along with questions to stimulate discussion. I use the book in conjunction with other resources, with this being the primary one. Lessons include applications in the world. The #1 resource; just an excellent work!

01/02 NIV COMMENTARY/CD
01/02 NIV COMMENTARY/CD
by Standard Publishing
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another top-notch job, July 31 2001
I have used the Standard Lesson Commentary for the past three years, and I have always found it to be an excellent resource. This issue is another top-notch job. Lessons are explained well, and excellent background discussion is provided. Plans for alternate teaching methods are included and these provide very good exercises. A superb work.

Kansas Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places
Kansas Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places
by Patti DeLano
Edition: Paperback
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2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting - but loaded with inaccuracies, July 3 2001
I find "Kansas Off the Beaten Path" (5th edition) to be an interesting guide to Kansas sights and attractions, but it seems to be loaded with inaccuracies.
Page 4 - "The term Huron is not really the name of a Native American Tribe..." Wrong - there is a Huron tribe.
Page 7 - "The Great Mall of the Great Plains - Kansas City" This is in Olathe - not Kansas City.
Page 38 - "Wealthy old Marblecrest Street has a panoramic view of the Marmaton River valley..." Marblecrest is neither wealthy nor old, and very little of it overlooks the river valley.
Page 38 - "The Good Ol' Days...is a celebration of life from the 1840s through today...." It is the recreation of an 1899 Street Fair.
Page 39 - "The Bourbon County Fair takes place the fourth week in July..." If you come then, you will miss it.
Page 41 - "Hollister Wildlife Area, 8 miles southwest of Fort Scott on Highway 69...." It's several miles off Highway 69.
Page 42 - "...Darnaby's Berry Farm and Country House...." It has been closed for several years.
Page 51 - The account of the Civil War battle: "...a total massacre of the Fort Scott troops." This is incorrect.
Page 130 - The account of Squaw's Den Battleground: "Their escape took them through eastern Kansas...." their route was in western Kansas.
This could be a really good guide to out-of-the-way attractions in Kansas, but I could not trust its accuracy. If there are as many mistakes in the rest of the book as in the portion with which I am familiar, I question its value. A book in its 5th edition should have those inaccuracies corrected. The authors need to recheck some of their information.

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