Genghis Khan: Conqueror of the World By Leo De Hartog

By Ray Macula / November 28, 2005 /

Saber Charge Born into a minor faction of divided Mongol tribes, Temujin would rise to become emperor of half the world and leader of a united Mongol aristocracy. How’d he do it? Secimation of peoples and lands, yes, but also through the careful and good choices in appointing military leaders and government officials. Archers Forward…

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Portuguese Irregular Verbs

By Ryan Livingston / September 25, 2005 /

The Premise Now before you balk, Portuguese Irregular Verbs isn’t a text book. Well, it is, but not in real life. It is the opus of Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld – a very pompous, very German, philogist. The novel Portuguese Irregular Verbs, by Alexander McCall Smith, is a collection of misadventures staring Igelfeld supported…

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Salmon of Doubt

By Ryan Livingston / April 8, 2005 /

The Premise In September of 2001, the Earth lost a great talent to a heart attack. Soon after, Douglas Adams’ armada of Apple computers were ransacked and the result is Salmon of Doubt, a collection of snippets, letters and magazine articles Douglas had written over the years. The title comes from the constantly in progress…

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Who’s Looking Out For You?

By Ray Macula / October 27, 2004 /

Overview and Odd Witticisms Bill O’Reilly returns and he’s just as outraged at injustice as he was in The No Spin Zone. As always the last chapter or in this case the last two chapters (plus the forward, but who reads those anyway, right?) get a might preachy and self-helpy which could be a strength…

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The Case Against Lawyers

By Ryan Livingston / October 27, 2004 /

The Synopsis Catherine Crier, CourtTV show hostess and former CNN anchor, has spotted a growing trend in America – Lawyers are running amuck. They’ve gotten their hands into everything; places you wouldn’t even think they’d be. The Case Against Lawyers shows you what’s going on behind our backs in the justice system. The Execution Go…

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