Monthly Archives: August 2012

Book Review: What Really Happened to the Class of ’93 by Chris Colin

What Really Happened to the Class of ’93: Start-Ups, Dropouts, and Other Navigations Through an Untidy Decade by Chris Colin Copyright 2004 Publisher: Broadway Books 284 pages Rating: 7/10 Summary: This book examines what became of some members of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hot Blood by Ken Englade

Hot Blood: The Millionairess, The Money, & The Horse Murders by Ken Englade Copyright 1996 Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks 325 pages Rating: 8/10 Summary: Hot Blood recounts true stories of a series of crimes in the tony equestrian world. Any … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose

The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University by Kevin Roose Copyright 2010 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing 336 pages Rating: 9/10 Summary: Brown University student Kevin Roose spent a semester studying at Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University. As a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bowling Alone by Robert D. Putnam

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam Copyright 2000 Publisher: Simon & Schuster 414 pages Rating: 5/10 Summary: Author Putnam does a great job detailing the collapse of America’s civic institutions over the last … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dark Corners of the Night by Lionel Olay

The Dark Corners of the Night by Lionel Olay Copyright 1960 Publisher: Signet 141 pages Rating: 7/10 Summary: Lionel Olay gained a small measure of posthumous fame due to his friendship with Hunter S. Thompson. The Dark Corners of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Free and Independent by Frank Smallwood

Free and Independent: The Initiation of a College Professor Into State Politics – a Candid Look at How Our Laws Begin by Frank Smallwood Copyright 1976 Publisher: Penguin Books 235 pages Rating: 7/10 Summary: In 1972, Dartmouth College professor Frank … Continue reading

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Book Review: Storming the State House by Mike Hubbard

Storming the State House: The Campaign That Liberated Alabama from 136 Years of Democrat Rule by Mike Hubbard Copyright 2012 New South Books 288 pages Rating: 8/10 Summary: The Democratic Party controlled both houses of Alabama’s legislature from 1874 until … Continue reading

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