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121. Knowing the Enemy: Jihadist Ideology and the War on Terror
by Yale University Press
Hardcover (04 January, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The twisted mind of the jihadist
Mary Habek avoids polemics and sticks to pedagogy in this precise account of the nature and history of radical Islam's ideology.The title is somewhat sensational, but the text is not inflammatory.This is expository writing at its best.Habek knows just how much detail to include to explain her subject without fatiguing her readers.
5-0 out of 5 stars Lucid Writing on a Murky Subject
Reading the Koran sheds little light on what drives Islamists. The key to understanding them lies in the Koranic interpretations of certain influential scholars.
4-0 out of 5 stars Good, But Limited
The author gives a good account of the intellectual history behind the Islamic Jihadi movement.There are 52 pages of notes giving references for further reading and research.The basic story is that by interpreting the Muslim scriptures of Qur'an and Hadith literally, Jihadists justify their war against everyone who thinks differently than they do.Important in this is the notion of naskb which can be translated as "abrogation" to justify ignoring the earlier, more tolerant sections of the Qur'an and following the later ones.
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122. Terror at Beslan: A Russian Tragedy with Lessons for America's Schools
by Archangel Group
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5-0 out of 5 stars Parents & law enforcement must read this book
Terror at Beslan by John Giduck is an absolute must read by anyone who has a child in school and by anyone who is in law enforcement that may need to respond to such an incident. This book is heart wrenching and difficult to read but this must not prevent you from gaining the needed knowledge that this book provides.
5-0 out of 5 stars Schools in danger
I am in middle school so when I read this book, all I could think about was it can happen here! In any school in America, like it happened in Beslan. When I read about the kids, how the terrorists killed the older boys and raped the teenage girls, and terrorized the little ones, I can feel it along with them and imagine if it were my own school. I hope our police and soldiers are training as Mr. John Giduck tells how in this book. But I also was interested to learn how I can protect my own self, such as planning in advance, being aware, and taking martial arts. (I'm in karate.) At Beslan, fear was the way the terrorists controlled the crowd. Some kids and teachers managed to hide or escape, and others managed to survive. I just want to say God Bless the Alpha and Vympel soldiers who risked their lives and some gave their lives for the children. I know our soldiers and police will be inspired by this book. You should also check out Archangel's website and check out the training schedules and also, the cool things they have for sale, besides this book. To Mr. John Giduck, I wish I lived near your dojo, because I would love to learn the Russian Hand to Hand Combat Training, and take the Archangel anti-terrorism course for women! This book was so sad and horrible but so important to read for kids and teachers, police and parents.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exposes the common denominator
Although I read this macabre but critically important book more than a year ago, I have put off reviewing it that long because I just could not again face the gruesome realities it contains. But a few weeks after the July 10 death of Russia's Osama bin Laden, the Naqshabandi Sufi murderer, Shamil Basayev, there is no longer any excuse.
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123. High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton
by Regnery Publishing, Inc.
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5-0 out of 5 stars You will be glad you read it, even if you disagree.
I will begin with criticisms of High Crimes & Misdemeanors.These are nagging little criticisms I make because the points I'll allude to are the sorts of things that would make me roll my eyes a little, or excuse myself for a couple of minutes for a breather if this were a conversation rather than a book.Ms. Coulter has suffered the fate of all those who seek to insert comic relief or sarcasm into serious material.Witticisms, sarcasm, barbed ironies, sage observations, facts, foregone conclusions, and research don't always blend perfectly to suit all the people all the time.Some of the (perhaps a little mean-spirited) humor at the expense of liberals, I found sophomoric and/or repetitive and/or a little snide.There, I've gone on record with that, and let me say that for me, these irritations accounted for about 12 sentences in the book.Usually they were the kickers to a "call & response", or a wrap-up rhetorical statement or question.I tried to bear in mind that I really didn't buy this book for the comedy.
1-0 out of 5 stars Throwing up has liquified her neo-con brain
Atheists have a lower divorce rate than born again christians but I guess thats just a fluke hu, Ann. They must be bad people somehow. People like Ann can't be christians because they shame one person for having an affair and then forgive another that is an alcoholic because he's a republican. She speaks to people who want to believe so bad they don't care that she doesn't have a christian bone in her body. True christians don't defame, judge or claime superiority. She doesn't have any idea of what being Jesus-like is. Oh and intelligent design is not science. Science is how Religion is why- They are too different questions.

1-0 out of 5 stars LUNACY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HOW COULD ANYONE EVER SUCUMB TO WRITING SUCH AN INSURMOUNTABLE LOAD OF NONSENSE?!?!
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124. TheTerror Conspiracy: Deception, 9/11 and the Loss of Liberty
by The Disinformation Company
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5-0 out of 5 stars Do not trust this book
Do not trust this book. - I am quoting from the book itself. The author insists that you take no book written by anyone including his at face value. Do your own research. That being said....
5-0 out of 5 stars WAKE UP AMERICA
Do yourself and your neighbor a favor and pick up a copy of this book.Buy one for a friend or neighbor as well.We have a problem huston that need's to be adressed NOW before it is to late.Wake up America.

5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ.DETAILED RESEARCH, ONGOING INTELLIGENCE
This book should be REQUIRED READING.Many people I have talked to think that I am some Democrat trying to unman the Republicans when I mention a conspiracy for 9/11.If they have even an average intelligence, they should be turned around by page 150 as they read Jim Marrs account of 9/11, before and after the fact. I think they are afraid to go against the party line, especially in Texas, to submit to the evidence of such a cover up.Jim Marrs' book should straighten them out--that is if they are not afraid to read it. ... Read more

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125. Annihilation from Within: The Ultimate Threat to Nations
by Columbia University Press
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126. White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era
by HarperCollins
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3-0 out of 5 stars Not completely convincing
Steele gives an excellent analysis of the current muddle about affirmative action (especially with regard to the University of Michigan ruling by the Supreme Court), and how it's arisen from the white guilt which is the title of his book.Where he fails to convince (in my view, at least) is in his attempt to extend this analysis to cover society as a whole. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
2-0 out of 5 stars The Globalization of Guilt
1. The persective of most writers is shaped by their own experience. Dr.Steele is an American Black, a baby boomer, a member of the academic elite, a liberal arts major, and a political "conservative".This certainly affects his perpective when he discusses social issues.
3-0 out of 5 stars The Competitive Model
I actually paid money to attend a lecture on this book rather than just reading the book.I find that Dr. Steele has some very valid points that have helped me to further process my own views on the race issue in America.Dr. Steele states, in his own way, that America has yet to really honestly deal with her racial past through his position on 'dissociation'.
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127. The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised As Freedom
by WND Books
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1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing and dishonest.
I expected to agree with this book. The idea of the media and educational establishment deliberately corrupting America is entirely plausible to me, so I was looking forward to hearing Kupelian's case.
5-0 out of 5 stars On Target
Kupelian knows of what he speaks.Straight forward and factual this book covers many facets of the snow job we are being sold in America via the courts and the media.A great guide on how to answer objections to the liberal left's agenda.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Eye Opening. . .
As a parent of five children and very concerned about their future in America I found this book to be very thorough in what is happening to our culture.I found David Kupelian did an excellent job in untangling every topic.I found myself very stressed out after reading each chapter because it is so thought provoking and actually disturbing to have the truth presented in such a way.I would highly recommend this book. ... Read more

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128. The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Navpress Publishing Group
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Tender Devotional Alternative to Working Through Sexual Abuse
As I've mentioned in my previous reviews on self-help books for abuse survivors, I don't go for the current so-called Christian clap-trap ideas of healing and forgiving. Many push the idea that you should "forgive and forget," bury the memories, and be nice to your abuser by never mentioning the past, to "get along" at all costs. Some also argue that we should just hand it all over to Jesus and everything will be fine.
5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book
This is a great book for people who are trying to cope with past sexual abuse and for someone trying to understand sexual abuse victims. It is very graphic but it goes through all differant kinds of childhood abuse and all the differant emotions victims go through.I really recomend this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars A tough discussion about a very tough subject
I think that Dan Allender is a genius for a few reasons.One I think that he dares the reader to stretch beyond their own pain and peer deeply into the worst part of their lives.He uses this as a prescription for healing and carefully guides the readers into that chasm of life's trouble.I also think that this book encourages the reader to label some of the ugly, nasty stuff that goes along with sexual abuse.He gives women a voice to express the anger, pain and frustrations associated with abuse. ... Read more

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129. Watching the World Change: The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11
by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hardcover (22 August, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars How Photography Made the Day
The 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center was not only the biggest news event in decades, it was also the most photographed one.Some people by chance got pictures of Flight 11 crashing into the north tower, and after that the cameras never stopped."Men and women by the hundreds, then thousands - bystanders with point-and-shoots, TV news teams, photojournalists by the score - felt compelled to snap history, fiery and cruel against the blue."So writes David Friend, who used to be the director of photography for _Life_ magazine, in _Watching the World Change: The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11_ (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux).You have heard plenty of 9/11 stories, but chances are you remember mostly the images.Friend makes the point that Americans who are old enough remember where they were when they _heard_ about JFK's shooting, but they remember where they were when they _saw_ the 9/11 terror attacks.The book is a lucid and fascinating recounting of how some of the most famous of the photographs came to be.It is not a coffee-table book full of photos; there are only forty or so reproduced here, but the recounting of the shots and the reflections on photography in the modern news era will make intense reading even for those who have seen the images over and over.And all of us have seen the images over and over; we cannot look away, which makes Friend's observations particularly pertinent.
5-0 out of 5 stars Stunning, touching, excellent book
This book is a riveting read about the stories behind the photos of 9-11. It presents information within a context that explores both the personal point of view of the photographer, as well as different points of view when relevant.
5-0 out of 5 stars The Craft of a day's shooting pictures
This is a prefect craft of the power of photographs and everything that comes into play around shooting a cataclysmic disaster such as 9/11. The author has navigated the wherabouts of several people and what drove them to shoot that day and the affects of certain photos on our lives. The NOTES section at the end, the bibliography, is the best and most detailed that I've ever seen. Photos in the middle of the book are well used and described throughout the book. ... Read more

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130. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations (5th Edition)
by Blackwell Publishing, Incorporated
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
I was fortunate enough to be a student of Linda Swaynes @ UNC Charlotte.We were the first class to use this book.Not only was Ms. Swayne excellent at what she taught but the book was a tool that explained the theories in nice detail.I continue to use the book as a resource.I am currently a hospital CEO.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great balance of theory and practice
I used this text for a class in health care management. I was impressed by the readability of the text, the incredible amount of information it contained, and the great balance of theory with practical approaches. Many books about management are a bit short in the area of practical tools. This one gives you tools to work with. I used the outline of this book to do a strategic analysis of an organization with which I work. The only significant weakness of the book is the uneven quality of the case studies. These were contributed by outside authors. Some of these are terrific, others are not well written and not so helpful. Hope this gets corrected in the new edition.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must for the Novice Planner
This comprehensive and yet easily understood text provides thefundamentals of strategic management as it applies to most any health careorganization.The authors' experience comes to life in a variety of realexamples and cases throughout the text. My background and interest instrategic planning led me to thoroughly examine the step-by-step processes,and I was amazed at both the simplicity and applicability of each. Definetly a text that I will recommend to anyone entering the healthcareindustry or strategic planning arenas.Not only was I benefited by thepurchase of this text, but had the opportunity to meet these outstandingauthors in person during graduate study/research. ... Read more

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131. Broadcasting, Cable, the Internet and Beyond: An Introduction to Modern Electronic Media
by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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5-0 out of 5 stars Broadcasting, Cable, the Internet & Beyond
This book has been used broadly in American Universities from the first Edition. This book provides a lot of infomarion about history, procedure, and broadcating technology itself in the United States. Currently, the areaof broadcasting has been broaden into Internet. Web-casting is one of newtypes of broadcasting internationally. This 4th edition includes this newshapes of broadcasting on the Web. I hope this edition gives more insightsof American broadcasting systems. ... Read more

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132. War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror
by Atlantic Monthly Press
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4-0 out of 5 stars Relax, Jerry.
While many, perhaps most, will disagree with Professor Yoo's conclusions his reasoning and analysis are thorough and detailed.Most of the negativity expressed the other reviews seemingly stems from ignorance.There is a large body of scholorship devoted to the historical foundations of 'the executive power' as vested in a 'President of the United States' per the Constitution.People may not be aware of the broadness of this power and its historical uses.Professor Yoo not only argues that these powers exist but that he is a champion of preserving them.One may disagree with the use, expanison or preservation of such powers but it is flying in the face of 230 years of precedant to claim no such powers exist.

1-0 out of 5 stars CRIMINAL
Mr Yoo moves on from his earlier arguments that torture falls at a point slightly short of physical death, organ failure or loss of limb. Mr Yoo makes some interesting if devastating points with his new theories. The President's war powers, he argues, allow him to do, basically, whatever he wants. The President may, if he chooses, crush the genitals of children, maim, torture or kill civilians. In this respect one might remember that Bush ordered an air strike on the house occupied by the infant grandchildren of Saddam Hussein AFTER the end of the Iraq war and even though the house was surrounded by US troops. The President is limited, according to Mr Yoo, only by how he CHOOSES to interpret International Treaties and as he has the power to repudiate such treaties or ignore them entirely (as in the International Human Rights for the Child Treaty, the Geneva Convention or the Treaty of Vienna,) then, this means that presidential power is absolute EVEN if despotic criminal or tyrannical. Mr Yoo appears now to say that the President and his henchmen, cronies and agencies MAY indeed use indiscriminant torture. Mr Yoo however does not adequately explain how the President can thus overturn congressional treaty ratification. As what constitutes a 'time of war' is also up to the President and does not rely on any 'legal' declaration of war (which is a matter of international law to which the US is thus not subject,) then the US may have, effectively, a Despot Emperor for President. Does the War on Drugs thus give the President the same powers as he asserts for his "War on Terror" - an undeclared war on no particular nation state? This is interesting, not just semantically, as the Supreme Court appears to agree with Mr Yoo's interpretation, blocking cases dealing with this on grounds of secrecy and national security AND Congress does not appear to care. Perhaps Clinton should have used Mr Yoo's arguments in the Monical Lewinsky scandal and impeachment hearings. War powers might have thus allowed him to do whatever sexual harrassment he wanted with his cigar and to lie about it in the national interest. The problem with Mr Yoo's argument is that Checks and Balances thus no longer exist. Interestingly if one applies Mr Yoo's arguments to their logical end he becomes an eloquent advocate for terrorism or for the Holocaust where the ends justify the use of any means however horrible.Of course, either this is pretty much nonsense and makes toilet paper of the Declaration of Independence, Magna Carta, democracy and human rights OR the truth is more terrifying and the US is now a Stalinist state. I suspect Mr Yoo could be subject to arrest as a war criminal should he ever leave the United States and visit a civilised country???

1-0 out of 5 stars Dangerous Incompetant
Did you know that in his last book, John Yoo stated that the power of the President in time of war was essentially that of a king?
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133. War is a Racket: The Anti-War Classic by America's Most Decorated General
by Feral House
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5-0 out of 5 stars Many Wars, Many Rackets
Smedley got it right.I'd also add that there are many wars that serve as rackets, including the War on Drugs and the War on Immigrants, both of which provide all sorts of business for our growing prison industrial complex.
3-0 out of 5 stars An Entertaining Little Book That Gets a Lot Wrong
Smedley Butler wrote this book after a sudden conversion to pacifism. Unfortunately the rightousness of his conversion comes through with a number of mistatements and twists (or perhaps ignorance given Butler's lack of higher eductaion in national security affairs). Like the "Merchants of Death" hearings by Republican Congressmen in the same time period, a position is staked out, ie. "War is Bad and is Caused by War Profiteers" and seeks to prove it.
4-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant , Gemof a book
Author a reputed soldier who served in the US Marine Corps,in nutshell, talks abouthorrors of war.Having engaged in lot of close quarter combat General Butler came to despise war.
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134. Julius Caesar (Folger Shakespeare Library)
by Washington Square Press
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3-0 out of 5 stars Julius Ceasar
Julius Caesar
4-0 out of 5 stars et tu brute?
This is a book that i have recently finished for the first time reading all the way through. It asks compelling questions through the thoughts and converstations between the main characters and their wives. It also relates to current political parties battling for control of the governtment with a 3rd side party also involved. There are also many ironic and suspenseful moments that kepp you reading evan if you are not reading it for study. Over all, Ifind it a great novel, but it is not something that I would read again for a long while; but possibly see the play acted out or watch a telivision form.

5-0 out of 5 stars Shakespeare never gets stale
Scholars have expounded on the merits of Shakespeare's work for centuries, so I'm not likely to add anything of value here.I merely want to point out how extraordinary and rewarding it is to read something written 500 years ago that still seems so fresh today.Human nature really hasn't changed at all.Upon rereading this tale of the machinations surrounding the assassination of Julius Caeser, the scene that really stood out for me was the one in which the assassin Brutus and the loyalist Antony take turns addressing the public following Caeser's death.The manner in which the crowd is stirred against Caeser by Brutus and then swayed the opposite way by Antony can be read as a humorous parody of today's poll-driven political scene.When Antony insists that "I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth,/ Action, nor utterance, nor the powers of speech/ To stir men's blood; I only speak right on," I can hear the voices of any number of modern politicians, including good old George W. himself. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 85?-42 B.C    2. Assassination    3. Assassins    4. Brutus, Marcus Junius,    5. Caesar, Julius    6. Classics    7. Conspiracies    8. Drama    9. General    10. Performing Arts    11. Performing Arts/Dance    12. Plays / Drama    13. Shakespeare    14. Drama / General    15. The Arts   


135. Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
by Simon & Schuster
Hardcover (01 June, 2000)
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Isbn: 0684832836
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Few people outside certain scholarly circles had heard the name Robert D. Putnam before 1995. But then this self-described "obscure academic" hit a nerve with a journal article called "Bowling Alone." Suddenly he found himself invited to Camp David, his picture in Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent review of the decline of community, but somewhat blinded to the causes
Professor Putnam has written a superb review of the decliine of community in the United States through the end of the 20th Century. He points to television, urban and suburban sprawl, generational change and changing work habits as being the major causes of the collapse of the American community.
5-0 out of 5 stars An Essential Read
I can't add anything that isn't already on the backcover. Putnam has detailed research showing the loss of social capital in the U.S. and insightful analysis of the implications as well as possible solutions. It's a highly readable book for academics and non-academics alike. A vital read that will be relevant for years to come.

4-0 out of 5 stars Well Worth Wading Through
This book definitely gets a little bogged down in statistics at points.A couple of the chapters could have been easily trimmed down by a couple paragraphs and tables (and boy are there a lot of tables).However, I still think this book is an important contribution to the discussion of american community versus radical individualism.
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Subjects:  1. 1945-    2. 20th century    3. Community    4. History    5. Popular Culture - General    6. Social Interaction    7. Social Science    8. Social change    9. Social conditions    10. Sociology    11. Sociology - General    12. United States    13. United States - 20th Century    14. United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)    15. Cultural studies    16. Current Events / American    17. Social groups & communities    18. USA   


136. The Whole World Over: A Novel
by Pantheon
Hardcover (23 May, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars The Whole World Over
I could not stand the the main characters.Greenie was quick to run away from her marriage and then to have an affair.All at the risk of losing her child/family. Alan was a checked out husband.Put the two of them together and you spend the entire book feeling extremely frustrated by their antics.Thesecondary characters were more interesting (Walter, Saga, even Stan).If someone asked me if they should read this book,I would have to tell them to give it a pass and recommend about 20 other books that are a sure thing.

4-0 out of 5 stars Sense of family replaces sense of place
Like many of the other reviewers, I did not find this book as instantly compelling as Three Junes. But that's okay; it has other virtues. I find its strongest virtue best described through something else that it's not.
4-0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable and likeable characters
Everyone is comparing this follow up novel to "The Three Junes" When a novel is as perfect as that, the follow up is rarely as good. However, I enjoyed this book a great deal.The characters were genuine and very likable. I found it easy to relate to their stories, dilemmas and decisions. I would definitely recommend it! ... Read more

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137. Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity
by W Publishing Group
Paperback (12 April, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Should this be the new Bible?
Without being judgmental, without recommending socialism, without envoking guilt, Sider has created an excellent book in which he argues that modern day "Christians" are lacking one of the most essential qualities of being a Christian --- denying materialism and giving to the poor."Christians" in America are out of control, too focused on maximizing material wealth and not at all concerned with God's children who are so poor.We should be ashamed; instead, our churches have led us to believe that this selfish behavior is justified, that God wants us to be excessively wealthy.Hogwash.BUY THIS BOOK AND CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Get past the numbers to find the heart
This book is the current discussion point of the small group of which I am apart of through my church in Indianapolis. We were guided to this book by a friend who is currently headed to Sierra Leone for missions work. As someone who has a firm grasp on global political issues, I was wary at first of reading something that I thought we just be an in-print version of a Sally Struthers commercial.
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Subjects:  1. Christian Life    2. Christianity - Christian Life - General    3. Christianity - Christian Life - Social Issues    4. Christianity - General    5. Poverty    6. Religion    7. Religion - Christian Life    8. Religion - Church History    9. Religion / Christian Life   


138. Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life
by Bantam
Hardcover (01 August, 1989)
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Isbn: 0553057006
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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All parents fall short from time to time. But Susan Forward pulls no punches when it comes to those whose deficiencies cripple their children emotionally. Her brisk, unreserved guide to overcoming the stultifying agony of parental manipulation--from power trips to guilt trips and all other killers of self worth--will help deal with the pain of childhood and move beyond the frustrating relationship patterns learned at home. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Another psychologist's perspective
As a counseling psychologist, I read this book hoping to better understand the nature of this issue. I think Dr. Forward has a greal deal of experience and knowledge about the subject, and there are some helpful sections in her book. I feel, however, that the tone and way in which she delivers her information comes across as self-promoting, at best, and is presumptious and harmful, at worst. Through the vignettes and therapeutic dialogues, Dr. Forward paints herself as an expert who knows what people should think, react, and behave regarding this matter. I am concerned for the general public because Dr. Forward is so absolute and dogmatic about how people should approach this situation and "heal." At no point in her book does she qualify her statements or advice, which I feel should have been addressed. While the advice in the book may help many people, I would like readers to know that she does not take into account cultural, ethnic/racial, social, economic, or other personal differences that could influence how you perceive, respond, and relate to "toxic parents."

1-0 out of 5 stars Overly Simplistic but Good Tips
As someone who has a toxic mother, you know how everyday feels like an eternity when you feel so much pain inside.Half of the book is about other people's experiences with her in therapy and the other half is about how we can change our situation ourselves.I gave her 1 star because of this very important point that she misses:If you have a truly toxic parent, confrontation is not the answer (as she says).I agree with the other reviewer who gave one star because it doesn't seem like she has truly been in this kind of a situation.The REALITY of LIVING WITH TOXIC PARENTS is that THEY DO NOT CHANGE.I am a grounded and fair minded person, but I think her advice is baloney.And she spent chapters on bits of advice that you could outline on one page.I felt so bad after reading it.Thanks for letting me share my thoughts with all of you.

5-0 out of 5 stars I Only Wish I Had Read this YEARS Ago!
It would have saved me years of guilt about hating my mother ("Mommie Dearest" without all the glamour) and wishing things could be different.
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139. Social Problems (2nd Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Paperback (07 June, 2004)
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3-0 out of 5 stars P. 66 error
Macionis books are always a pleasure to read. However, there is a factual innacuracy in on p. 66.
5-0 out of 5 stars Clear, compellling authors!!
I used this text for a course in "Social Problems in Human Relations." A quote from one of my students perhaps typifies all student reactions:"Reading Sociology books used to be murder,but this text is so readable, so compelling.What happened (for the better)?!"Read more

Subjects:  1. Politics / Current Events    2. Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare    3. Social Science    4. Social problems    5. Sociology    6. Sociology - General    7. United States    8. Social Science / Sociology / General    9. Social issues    10. Social welfare & social services   


140. The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community
by Harvest Books
Paperback (01 July, 2003)
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Isbn: 0156027372
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for all!!!
At first I was apprehensive about reading this book.It was a required reading for a class.Once I started, I realized how wrong I was!!!
1-0 out of 5 stars The Muddle of Everywhere
For those who still believe that the forced (We voted on this WHEN?) conversion of the America into a "multicultural," ever-less-European caldron of aggravated grievances and simmering sensibilities remains limited to places like Los Angeles and New York, they should read clinical psychologist Mary Pipher's glowing account of the "transformation" of Lincoln, Nebraska. Lincoln is Pipher's hometown, one of the quiet American towns targeted by the U.S Office of Refugee Resettlement as a "preferred community for newly arrived refugees."
2-0 out of 5 stars The Plight of Refugees in a magnificent piece
The convergence of a fascinating and easy to follow narrative with a serious discussion of a theme of world proportions is seldom found in literature. Best seller author Mary Phipher met the challenge of writing with from the perspective of a health professional and a human being who exhibits compassion for a "people group," the refugee population.Read more

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