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Monday Book Pick: The Man of Bronze & The Land of Terror

January 11, 2010

The Man of Bronze and The Land of Terror by Lester Dent.

The first two Doc Savage novels.

The first Doc Savage novel I read was The Land of Terror back in either 1971 or 1972. It was a Bantam reprint that I picked up at store in Panama City just outside the Balboa Gate. Since then, I have read over 160 of the original 181 Doc Savage novels, as well as several by Philip Jose Farmer (licensed or otherwise) and Will Murray. IMNSHO, Doc Savage was the greatest of the Pulp Era Heros.

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Memorial Day Monday Book Pick: Band of Brothers

May 25, 2009

Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest by Stephen E. Ambrose

A Memorial Day special Monday Book Pick. If you have seen the series and haven’t read the book, do so. There is a lot of detail that didn’t make it to the screen. This book follows Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from their initial training to the unit’s deactivation in November 1945. The Normande landings on D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, and more.

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Originally posted at the Urbin Report

Quote of the Day

April 23, 2009

“…status is not the American Conservative position. Rather, conservatives believe that change for change’s sake is folly. What kind of change? At what cost? For the liberals and progressives, everything was expendable, from tradition to individualism to “outdated” conceptions of freedom. These were all tired dogmas to be burned on the alters of the news age.”

Jonah Goldberg, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning.

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#1 at Amazon

March 24, 2009

The #1 seller for all books at Amazon today is Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto

Barely two months into the administration of the most far left extremist President in over 30 years, and a book called a “manifesto for the conservative movement for the 21st century”, and explains how conservative principles are “always an enhancement to individual freedom” is flying off the shelves and into the minds of Americans.

Could it be the centrists who voted for “Change” without looking too closely at just what that change was are having a bit of buyers remorse? It’s a safe bet that Conservatives and right of center centrists who stayed home on election day because they just weren’t that thrilled with John McCain are figuring out that the lesser of two evils wasn’t such a bad idea after all?

It does appear that the left’s crowing about the “death of Conservatism” after our Dear Leader‘s election, was a bit premature.

Also available on the Kindle, and an audio book on CD.

BHO boosts sales of Atlas Shrugged

February 27, 2009

Since our Dear Leader has taken office and made his socialist agenda clear, sales of Ayn Rand’s classic Atlas Shrugged have more than tripled.

Keep in mind that BHO won with a razor thin margin in an election with an average turnout. He stirred up his base, a good chunk of the right of center base stayed home and moderates in the middle seemed to have bought into the message of “change” not just being different than G.W. Bush, but somehow would be better. Now they are finding out that “change” can be worse, much worse. The democrats policies will stir up the conservative Republican base better than McCain could and alienate the moderate center. The campaign for the 2010 (and 2012) elections have alreadys started.

Monday Book Pick

January 26, 2009

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein.

The Libertarian classic by the grand master of Science Fiction.

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December 29, 2008

Rogue Warrior by Richard Marcinko

The autobiography of the founder of SEAL Team Six, the Navy’s anti-terrorist unit.
Written in prison to pay off his legal fees. Considering one of his jobs in the Navy was to piss off Admirals, hardly surprising.

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December 22, 2008

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi.

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December 1, 2008

The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross

It takes skill, talent and touch of madness to mix Lovecraftian horror, light comedy and the soul sucking job of IT support. Charles Stross must have all three, since he pulls it off.

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November 17, 2008

Sideways In Crime

A nice collection of alternate history murder mysteries.

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