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City of Women: A Novel
City of Women: A Novel
Offered by Penguin Group USA
Price: CDN$ 13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Gives a Face to Germany at Ground Level., Dec 30 2014
I did enjoy this novel and it was a page turner. The book is mindful of Hegi's Fire and Children. If a reader is looking into the moral question of some of the German atrocities committed during WWII, Gillham counters some of the rhetoric of all German people standing back and letting bad things happen to good people. The Nazi party line did have dissenters and women with the "balls" to do something about it in a very dangerous time.

I look forward to future books from Gillham. Great start in writing novels.

Barska AB10798 Deep Sea 7x50 Waterproof Floating Binocular withInternal Rangefinder and Compass
Barska AB10798 Deep Sea 7x50 Waterproof Floating Binocular withInternal Rangefinder and Compass
9 used & new from CDN$ 198.13

5.0 out of 5 stars The best optics for the price, Sept. 20 2014
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The best optics for the price. Range finder is not as expected but despite that the binoculars are worth the price. Good direction indicator within the view finder and with a light. Easy to focus, watch boats on the river and birds. Excellent and would recommend them to anyone. Just do not expect to be able to measure your golf distances. Good early night goggles as they seem to allow more light than many glasses costing much more. Perfect for boating, bird watching, or even touring.

Bosch BAT620-2PK 18-volt Lithium-Ion 4.0 AH Battery with Digital Fuel Gauge, 2-Pack
Bosch BAT620-2PK 18-volt Lithium-Ion 4.0 AH Battery with Digital Fuel Gauge, 2-Pack
Price: CDN$ 120.12
3 used & new from CDN$ 120.12

5.0 out of 5 stars They are the batteries that just keep working., May 25 2014
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At 4.0 amp hour rating, they are the best available for work tools. As promised, they last a long time. Cut branches off 4 acres of trees damaged in an ice storm for at least two days on a single charge.Easier to use than a chain saw and could cut branches up to 3.5 inches with ease.

Bosch Bare-Tool CCS180BL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw with L-BOXX-2 and Exact-Fit Tool Insert Tray
Bosch Bare-Tool CCS180BL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw with L-BOXX-2 and Exact-Fit Tool Insert Tray
Price: CDN$ 138.07
3 used & new from CDN$ 138.07

4.0 out of 5 stars Handles very nice and easy to follow guide., May 25 2014
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The unit came without batteries. The batteries are very good but quite expensive. And then the charger was extra. If it were not for the case, I woiuld likely have not bought the unit, not because it was not a good unit but due to expense. It does seem to have a slight kick back at the end of the cut if cutting plywood or as I was cutting Dricore sub-flooring. I was able to minimize the kick back with a better follow through. This is a good saw for anyone, professional or amateur.

Bosch Bare-Tool CRS180BL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Reciprocating Saw with L-BOXX-2 and Exact-Fit Tool Insert Tray
Bosch Bare-Tool CRS180BL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Reciprocating Saw with L-BOXX-2 and Exact-Fit Tool Insert Tray
Offered by Elite Tools Canada
Price: CDN$ 159.99
4 used & new from CDN$ 139.04

5.0 out of 5 stars Batteries last a long time., May 25 2014
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Good sawsall. I used it to trim tree branches damaged by an ice storm and it worked very well. As it is new, I have had limited use as of yet. But it held its charge and was easy to use for two days of tree clean-up on a single charge. I would recommend it for anyone professional or amateur. The Batteries were very good but expensive and charged in quick time.

Natchez Burning (Penn Cage Novels Book 4)
Natchez Burning (Penn Cage Novels Book 4)
Offered by HarperCollins Publishers CA
Price: CDN$ 11.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Page Turner, May 22 2014
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I almost did not get this book. i had read another book by the same author and was less than impressed. However, I took the gamble on Natchez Burning and it paid in buckets. The book is important as it retraces a very controversial and dark time for Americans and all of us. The setting is in the heart of the problems that festered the southern USA and its struggles to integrate black and white people. Of course the KKK played a large role and Iles gives us insight into the possible workings of a very deep and dark group called the American Eagles. Although a part of fiction many of the characters are from the era and add to the reality. It is a work of fiction and a very good fiction with many heroes and antagonists. We know the bad guys and often they dominate such stories. We also know who was a good guy and we also know who these are in a good story. Enjoy the story, read the book. I dare you to stop reading once you start. OK you need to sleep and the book is long but you will want to return. I see a movie or mini series in the future.

Knocking On Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World
Knocking On Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World
by Lisa Randall
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 15.16
44 used & new from CDN$ 4.60

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Particle Science book for Those Who are Just Curious, April 25 2014
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I did like this book because it did not get too deep into particle science but gave enough information to keep one informed. Lisa is a fine writer who can get her point of view across and I did not have to learn any of the math. The book may not be for the serious scientist who has already been through the physics. It is; however, a very good book on the explanation of particle colliders and is really centred on the history of the Large Hadron Collider (HLC). You will learn the history, politics, usage, and development evolution of the LHC. I would have loved to have Lisa teach me an early physics course based on "Knocking on Heavens Door". She surely has lucky students.

The Luminaries
The Luminaries
by Eleanor Catton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 21.94
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1.0 out of 5 stars could not finish, April 25 2014
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This review is from: The Luminaries (Hardcover)
I read about 50% of the book but got real tired of the verbose banter and the spinning of nothing. Do not bother, save your money for a better book with substance..

The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
by Donna Tartt
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 20.13
46 used & new from CDN$ 13.63

5.0 out of 5 stars Living on the edge, April 1 2014
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Donna Tartt has given us a solid book about morality and living life as we should when it deals us the hand we get. Theo Decker is the son of a moral upright mother and a gambling absent father who's morals are questionable. But when we examine the lives of all the characters presented we come to understand the strengths and weaknesses that we may overlook on first impression. Boris becomes a dear best friend of Theo and is perhaps the most complicated straight forward personality who loves to live life to the fullest. His morality is strange and his friendship with Theo even stranger. How do you measure his honesty and loyalty? How about beauty and self worth? Donna Tartt makes you think about the edges of life. The Goldfinch painting is like the river in a Mark Twain book and keeps the story from wandering too far askew. It is a long book but worth the effort. Perhaps it will make art a little more appreciated for the reader.

The Son
The Son
by Philipp Meyer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 22.04
121 used & new from CDN$ 3.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Epic Family, Cultural and Histororical, Jan. 1 2014
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If you like to read long books historical in nature and factual in research, the The Son is a must read. It is a sprawling narrative based on the family tree of one family and spans a full century plus. I found it interesting to meet characters such as LBJ as a cameo introduction. The history of the lives of the Comanche and the attitude of the native, Mexican, and, and white Texans is presented with great interest. All in all a good read and will entertain those who have such historical interest in different cultures at a confluence of time.

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