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101 Reasons Why You Should Not Become A Cop by James Richard Warner
101 Reasons Why You Should Not Become A Cop

trail, October 8, 2012

I bought this book to see if it would be something good to give to a young friend who recently enrolled in a local university and is studying criminal justice - not to try to persuade her to change her major, but just to see if there were some good hard truths that she needed to know. Well, this is a book that she, I and everyone should read. In particular, anyone considering a career in criminal justice, but also rookie cops, veterans, and us civilians too. There are things here that every cop should be reminded of, and every civilian should be aware of. Mr. Warner's outlook on criminal justice is exactly what every citizen of a decent society should be looking for, and by reading this book we can learn what we can do to help cops do their jobs, not get bent and not burn out. The man has respect and compassion for his fellow officers and for law-abiding citizens, and a whole lot more understanding and sympathy for the law-breakers than most people on his side of the line are willing to show. He never exhibits the kind of contempt for civilians in general that sometimes shows through in books by law officers. And he doesn't just have good sentiments - he also has written them up in a literate and readable way. I say if you have the slightest idea you might be interested in this book, go ahead and buy it. It's only six dollars to download and I can assure you it is well worth it. Thanks Officer Warner and Powell's Book Store for making this DRM-free edition available.

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Tidioute by David L Anthony

trail, February 9, 2012

This is a wonderful book for anyone interested in pocket knives, Pennsylvania history or just plain Americana. The small town of Tidioute, PA was once the center of a thriving knife industry, and some of the most famous names in American cutlery were once associated with it. Brown Brothers, several incarnations of Union Cutlery, including the corporate parent of Kabar, Penn Cutlery, Baldwin Cutlery - all were once located in Tidioute. David Anthony may be the foremost historian of the Pennsylvania cutlers and he writes with authority and sensitivity about the people and companies of the Tidioute area. The pictures in this digital edition reproduce much better than the ones in the paper edition, and of course the book is portable and scalable. I 'm delighted to see this book available in digital, and hope that more publishers will see fit to introduce their specialty titles in low priced, non-DRM editions.
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