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Creature From Jekyll Island a Second Look At the Federal Reserve by G Edward Griffin

Rosewood111, January 1, 2011

This book was quite a surprise!!! I expected a book on the theory of money, and the history of the Federal Reserve to be a real "snorer," but I quickly found that Griffin is a very witty writer with a knack for keeping the reader's interest. I also knew I'd learned something when a local bank used at least one of the tricks Griffin details in this book to justify their tremendous losses because 2/3rds of it was said to be the "value of their good name." I pointed this out to my Dad, and he was quite impressed not only with what I'd learned, but with the kind of financial subterfuge Griffin uncovers. It is a rare book I've liked enough to buy it twice. I'd just purchased the 4th edition of "Creature" in Fall, 2009, and later found the 5th edition (updated to cover the 2008 collapse, TARP, etc.) had been released in Spring, 2010. I spent another $20+ on the new edition even though I'd not yet finished the one I'd previously purchased. Although other reading demands necessitated setting it aside (to be finished shortly!!!), I felt I'd already learned enough to justify the additional expense! Read this eye-opening book. It's the financial and historic education you should have gotten in school, but never did. It's also a lot more entertaining than your economics teacher.
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Cracking the Bible Code by Jeffrey Satinover
Cracking the Bible Code

Rosewood111, September 7, 2010

This is by far the most balanced treatment of the Bible Code phenomenon that I've read. Dr. Satinover's name was recognized by my priest (Catholic), who had spent some time in New Haven and was familiar with the author as a respected professional in the medical field. I would place this book on par with those of the late Dr. Francis Schaeffer (Protestant theologian). Dr. Satinover brings a scientist's skepticism and a believer's desire to this study, but he does not overplay his hand. Those who want to believe will find ample evidence to ponder, and those who don't will relish the fact that the author states plainly that the code is not yet proven. Happily, Dr. Satinover also takes to task those who have attempted to use the code to turn Scripture into a ouija board. Properly used, the code evidence leaves the reader with a new sense of wonder at the intricasies of Scripture, and shows good reason to believe it is what it purports to be--the word of God. Read this book, and no matter how deeply you respect Scripture, you will never pick up your Bible in quite the same way again.
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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Rosewood111, January 1, 2010

I must have started 200 people on these books over the past few years, and to date I've had precisely two people tell me they didn't like them. Diana Gabaldon tells a fabulous story with more twists than the average rope!!! This is the first of the Outlander series featuring Jamie and Claire Fraser. If you pick this book up, you won't be able to put it down, and then you'll want to read them all. I'm presently working my way through the seventh in the series, and have loved every minute of them--and I say that as a committed NON-FICTION reader. Don't miss these books!!!
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