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Four Days In November
Four Days In November
by Vincent Bugliosi
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, the Wounds Can Heal, Feb. 20 2010
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It's true: Those of us alive at the time will "never forget" exactly where we were when the tragic news was given us, President John F. Kennedy "was shot at, and was killed, this day in Dallas." On that day a "wound" was inflicted, upon each of us, that, with time, has not healed, but has only "festered," and grown worse. WHAT, exactly, happened, on that fateful day in Dallas? With sober thought, let the healing begin. Vincent Bugliosi is rapidly emerging as one of America's finest historical writers. In this work, Bugliosi takes us through the events of Friday (Nov. 22), beginning at 6:00 a.m., with the President awakening in Fort Worth, to the burial in Arlington Cemetary on Monday. This is a minute-by-minute, investigation of events -- not just in Dallas -- but throughout America during those four days. To reconcile a "wound" of this magnitude, we, "the wounded," need to know every single event of those four dark days. Bugliosi delivers with an expertise that leaves the reader speechless. And so now, inspite of all the disinformation and just plain misunderstanding surrounding this event, the reader, finally, can rest. WE KNOW NOW, finally, what happened during that awful weekend in America. The "wound" is healed, but the "scar" remains. It always will.

On Liberty and Other Essays
On Liberty and Other Essays
by John Stuart Mill
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Great John Stuart Mill, Feb. 20 2010
Can anyone who is interested in the actions of government, and the public good, be without this work on his or her bookshelf? I think not. Mill is a wonderful, if typically nineteenth century, author whose way and flow with words is not to be missed. As far as I am aware, this is the only book which contains, in the same volume, the two "great works" of John Stuart Mill: "On Liberty," perhaps Mill's best essay, is a fluid and beautiful description of the position of the individual within the state, and an expose of true "liberalism" -- the good kind -- and "The Subjection of Women" serves as "The" starting point for any person interested in the feminist cause, or the position of women, generally, in western society. Though Mill can sometimes be considered a little "too wordy," his ability and intellect lead me to believe that, at some point, he must have read my mind. Both of Mills' great works give anchour to any individual in this fast-moving, not always thinking, world of today. If you wish to emerge from a work with a "compass" for today's world, this book is mandatory reading.

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