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Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
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Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam by Pope Brock
Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam

mjm4449, August 8, 2009

In the midst of a health care debate, Charlatan is a cautionary tale about the early days of how we got to this point. When health care was totally deregulated, we had doctors with few credentials making unfounded promises to turn back the age clock to make us more virile. Hey, I hear those commercials on the radio all the time and how many ED commercials do we really need to see on the television.

Want freedom of choice in health care? Charlatan will be in our future. Want to see how regulation can be circumvented, at least for awhile? Charlatan is in our future.

This book sticks with you. It may be a look back, but it also may be the cautionary tale about our health care future.
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The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers by Delia Falconer
The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers

mjm4449, July 20, 2007

This book is a reflecion on how events in our lives can take over everything else we may have done with our life. Benteen reflects on his relationship with Custer and the troops in his doomed calvary, his relationship with his wife, and even his relationship with frozen blocks of ice in the ice house.

The book is a celebration of the simple things in life and a reflection on how we sometimes miss the important times in our life by being too close to them.

The book is happy, sad, reflective, moody and a celebration of life lived fully. It draws you in with a story fans of the wild west know well, but keeps you reading with the humanity of life.

It is a wonderful and haunting read.
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