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Give War a Chance: Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind's Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol-Free Beer by P J Orourke
Give War a Chance: Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind's Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol-Free Beer

Paul McFarland, August 15, 2007

Yes, it is possible to be a conservative and be funny, as P.J. O?Rourke proves in each of his books. Another fine collection of political satire ranging from Dr. Ruth to the wisdom of the two-thousand-year-old U.S Middle East Policy Expert. This joins the rest of O?Rourke?s books as being insightful and truly funny.
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Paul McFarland, August 15, 2007

Yes, it is possible to be a conservative and be funny, as P.J. O?Rourke proves in each of his books. Another fine collection of political satire ranging from Dr. Ruth to the wisdom of the two-thousand-year-old U.S Middle East Policy Expert. This joins the rest of O?Rourke?s books as being insightful and truly funny.
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Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She? by Molly Ivins
Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?

Paul McFarland, August 14, 2007

Remarking in print that if a local politician?s IQ slipped any lower he would have to be watered twice a day provoked the title of the fine selections of essays by the funniest writer on the left. Taking on everything from Women in the south to the sacred subject of football Molly rides roughshod over hypocrisy and cant. A wonderful assemblage of social and political wisdom as pertinent and hilarious now as it was in 1991 when published
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The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection by Michael Ruhlman
The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection

Paul McFarland, August 13, 2007

If you ever wished you were someone else, this book is another look at how others live. In this case students trying to become a Certified Master Chef at the Culinary Institute of America. In a fine sequel to The Making of a Chef, Michael Ruhlman takes us deeper into the world or the upper level of professional chefs. He looks at several styles of cooking and ponders why some restaurant will work and another will fail. A delicious read

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The Napoleon of crime :the life and times of Adam Worth, master thief
The Napoleon of crime :the life and times of Adam Worth, master thief

Paul McFarland, August 12, 2007

Adam Worth was perhaps the most successful criminal of the Victorian era. He most likely served as a model for the Professor Moriarty of Conan Doyle. This Biography traces the life of a man who changed his identity after being listed as killed at Second Manassas, moved to England and became a master thief. He lived a life of deception and was the mastermind behind most of the large criminal enterprises of the era. The height of his career was lifting Gainsborough?s portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire a distant relation of Princes Di. In what may have been the most unlikely friendship of all times he became close to William Pinkerton the great detective of the age. Perhaps most remarkably he lived his life in the criminal underworld without committing a single crime that involved violence and was never know to carry a firearm.

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