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Louis Zamperini, Hero of Unbroken book, dies at 97

Louis Zamperini, Hero of Unbroken book, dies at 97 | book reviews | Scoop.it
Louis Zamperini, Hero of Unbroken book, dies at 97 On July 2, 2014, America mourned the passing of a true hero: Louis Zamperini – Olympian, WWII POW, Christian, patriot and motivational speaker.
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'What Is Visible' is based on the true story of Laura Bridgman who, before Helen Keller, communicated without hearing, sight, or speech

'What Is Visible' is based on the true story of Laura Bridgman who, before Helen Keller, communicated without hearing, sight, or speech | book reviews | Scoop.it
This debut novel by Kimberly Elkins tells the story of Laura Bridgman, once the celebrated face of the Perkins School for the Blind.
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what do i have to complain about???

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Book review: “The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor,” by Jonathan Rose - Washington Post

Book review: “The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor,” by Jonathan Rose - Washington Post | book reviews | Scoop.it
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Book review: “The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor,” by Jonathan Rose
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Like Abraham Lincoln, the greatest statesman of the 19th century, Winston Churchill, the greatest of the 20th, had a genius for language.
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Ecclesiastes overview: life is meaningless without God

Ecclesiastes overview: life is meaningless without God | book reviews | Scoop.it
ECCLESIASTES OVERVIEW “All of life is meaningless!” What’s the point of living? Like soap bubbles, life is so brief and empty. Is there any ultimate meaning to our existence?
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Hillary's Book Loses #1 Spot On NYT Bestseller's List To A Book Slamming Her - Daily Caller

Hillary's Book Loses #1 Spot On NYT Bestseller's List To A Book Slamming Her - Daily Caller | book reviews | Scoop.it
Hillary's Book Loses #1 Spot On NYT Bestseller's List To A Book Slamming Her Daily Caller Amid underwhelming book sales, Hillary Clinton's memoir “Hard Choices” has lost its spot as #1 on The New York Times bestseller's July 13 list to a book that...
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No one is reading Hillary Clinton's new book: Sales tumble by more than 40 ... - Washington Examiner

No one is reading Hillary Clinton's new book: Sales tumble by more than 40 ... - Washington Examiner | book reviews | Scoop.it
No one is reading Hillary Clinton's new book: Sales tumble by more than 40 ...
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I haven't read it...

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Backreaction: Book review: “The Island of Knowledge” by Marcelo ...

Backreaction: Book review: “The Island of Knowledge” by Marcelo ... | book reviews | Scoop.it
Book review: “The Island of Knowledge” by Marcelo Gleiser. The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning By Marcelo Gleiser Basic Books (June 3, 2014). In May 2010, I attended a workshop at ...
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a man's gotta know his limitations...

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2014 Christy Awards: Top Christian Books - No End to Books (Christian reviews)

2014 Christy Awards: Top Christian Books - No End to Books (Christian reviews) | book reviews | Scoop.it
Each year, judges select books with a Christian worldview which had the greatest literary quality, sales, and cultural impact (2014 Christy Awards)
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the best of the best from this past year

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Book review: 'Knocking on Heaven's Door' is a compelling book that explores ... - Deseret News

Book review: 'Knocking on Heaven's Door' is a compelling book that explores ... - Deseret News | book reviews | Scoop.it
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Book review: 'Knocking on Heaven's Door' is a compelling book that explores ...
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this is a necessary discussion that should be tempered by an understanding of the value of human life as a special creation of God

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BOOK REVIEW: A graphic version of a conservative classic - Washington Times

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BOOK REVIEW: A graphic version of a conservative classic
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“We are all Keynesians now,” Milton Friedman famously wrote in 1965. At that time, Friedman was reflecting on several decades of government interventionism in economic policy.
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Book Review: 'The Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith - Wall Street Journal

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Book Review: 'The Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith
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One might be tempted to put it that way—if one didn't already know that the voice in fact emanates from the mind of J.K.
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Famed writer Maya Angelou dies at 86 - The-review

Famed writer Maya Angelou dies at 86 - The-review | book reviews | Scoop.it
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Her confident performance openly delighted Clinton and made the poem a best-seller, if not a critical favorite. ...
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A terrific Bonanza fanfic by a bright young author

A terrific Bonanza fanfic by a bright young author | book reviews | Scoop.it
Up and coming author, Kaylee LeMaster, is a rising star in the panoply of teen authors. Okay, she’s my daughter, and I think she’s amazing!
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Artificial Intelligence Will Write Bestseller Fiction ... - Business Insider

Artificial Intelligence Will Write Bestseller Fiction ... - Business Insider | book reviews | Scoop.it
We asked Hammond if artificial intelligence could conceivably write bestseller fiction. Some already predict that machines will be the dominant "species" by 2045, so surely it's not that much of a stretch to keep humans ...
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a step up from pulp fiction?

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Book Review: Unwrapping Lazarus by Pete Carter | Cheryl Cope

Book Review: Unwrapping Lazarus by Pete Carter | Cheryl Cope | book reviews | Scoop.it
Book Review: Unwrapping Lazarus by Pete Carter Freeing the Supernatural in your Life I found this book to be engaging from the beginning and throughout, through the author's excellent use of stori

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Proverbs overview

Proverbs overview | book reviews | Scoop.it
PROVERBS OVERVIEW Picture a father taking his son on a trip together, and sharing valuable life lessons: warning him about shady friends and the temptations of wine, women and wealth.
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Top Reads: Laura Hillenbrand's UNBROKEN Makes Both NY Times and ... - Broadway World

Top Reads: Laura Hillenbrand's UNBROKEN Makes Both NY Times and ... - Broadway World | book reviews | Scoop.it
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Kids review kids' books - National Post

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Will has always wanted adventure, and he sure gets it when he hops off the Boundless at one station and the train almost leaves without him.

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classic children's books that inspire imagination

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Business book review: Pivot Points - Dallas Morning News

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Business book review: Pivot Points
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Julia Tang Peters uses in-depth interviews to show that the trajectory of a career depends on five pivotal decisions.
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choosing wisely in the little things will lead to wise choices at the pivot points

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10 Great Multicultural Children's Books

10 Great Multicultural Children's Books | book reviews | Scoop.it
The lack of diversity in children's books is, sadly, nothing new -- as NPR pointed out in a new article on the subject, book critics have been talking about the problem for some 50 years. The lates...

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it's a small world after all

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An Overview of the Psalms - No End to Books (Christian reviews)

An Overview of the Psalms - No End to Books (Christian reviews) | book reviews | Scoop.it
You can tell a lot about a nation by listening to its music. The Psalms tell us that music was important to ancient Israel. (Psalms overview)
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a much-loved book of the Bible

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The Great Y.A. Debate of 2014

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A recent essay on Slate argued that adults should be embarrassed to read young adult books. (Open Book: A look at the Great Y.A.
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Book review: 'Language! 500 Years of the Vulgar Tongue', by ...

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Book review: 'Language! 500 Years of the Vulgar Tongue', by Jonathon Green. Just as culture has its counterculture, so language has its nonconformist, outsider self, which we know as slang. Why it has this name is an ...
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Single Christian: Living Whole Without a Better Half book review

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Living Whole Without a Better Half book review Biblical Truth for the Single Life Review by Mary Budesheim Thank you Wendy Widder for writing a candid yet realistic book on singleness!
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Book Review: 'Strange Glory' by Charles Marsh - Wall Street Journal

Book Review: 'Strange Glory' by Charles Marsh - Wall Street Journal | book reviews | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal Book Review: 'Strange Glory' by Charles Marsh Wall Street Journal He had written what still may be his most famous book, "The Cost of Discipleship" (1937), which is both bracing and haunting to read in light of the events that...
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