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American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

wordseeker37, June 22, 2012

This book reveals the real story about what this nasty war is really all about. Chris puts you right in the story. He not only tells of his experiences as a sniper but also of the feelings of he and his family as he went on his duty each time. This helps one see that what they do affects many more people than just their personal life. I can not see a person doing the job that he did and not having a problem with their conscience. He puts it all into words and makes you understand his love of country and dedication to his profession and fellowmen.
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Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
Imagine: How Creativity Works

wordseeker37, June 22, 2012

This book goes beyond scientific studies to consider creativity as it is experienced in the real world. It uses Bob Dylans writing methods, the drug habits of poets, the inspiration of an autistic surfer who invented a new surfer move, and much more to consider the sources of inspiration and genius, and provides a fine analysis of thought processes with an eye to showing how these can be used more efficiently by everyone. The result is a lively survey of the sources of inspiration in us all, with keys to unlocking creative potential through exercises and adjustments
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It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership by Colin Powell
It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership

wordseeker37, June 10, 2012

I bought this book and read it in 2 nights. If your looking for the typical Washington, dry, political tome, this book is not for you.
This is an incredible read and I am grateful the general has chosen to share his thoughts on lessons learned throughout an incredible life and career.
This is a book of 44 chapters and each one could be a "stand alone". Some of the chapters of course are serious describing experiences and events from when General Powell was in uniform and from his years at the State Department. Other chapters are heart warming, inspiring, and even surprisingly funny.
The general has an engaging way of allowing the reader a glimpse into his world. I strongly recommend this book not only for you to read, but it would make a great gift for many occasions for anyone who is in a leadership position in their life. Powells perspective on leadership and resilence is transferable to people of all political stances and are in differing stages of life.
His writing is easy to follow, practical to apply to ones own life, and just an uplifting great read.
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1st to Die by James Patterson
1st to Die

wordseeker37, June 10, 2012

I personally own over 70 James Patterson novels. After the Alex Cross series I was ready for a new lead character and a new series. This time the main character is a woman homicide investigator in the San Francisco police department. Her name is Lindsay Boxer and she is joined with 3 other woman. Claire Washburn is the medical examiner, Jill Bernhardt is an assistant D.A., and Cindy Thomas works as a crime writer for the San Francisco Chronicle.
The 4 woman are friends and determined to stop a killer who stalks newlyweds. The usual methods of catching a killer is just not working so the 4 form an alliance and form the Womans Murder Club. They establish an intense bond and together they side step usual procedures and pursue a killer who has stunned an entire city.
In Patterson style this 1st book moves fast, is very entertaining, and is hard to put down. As of this date this is the 1st of 11 books in this new series of crime thrillers.
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