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René Redzepi?s Approach To Food: Carrots And Sticks

15:25, 12/12/2013 .. 0 comments .. Link
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Review our cookies information for more details This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Review our cookies information for more details René Redzepi?s approach to food Carrots and sticks Tales of toil and triumph from the founder of New Nordic cuisine Dec 14th 2013 Tweet Dishing it up A Work in Progress: Journal, Recipes and Snapshots. By René Redzepi. Phaidon; 648 pages; $59.95 and £39.95. Buy from Amazon.com , Amazon.co.uk NOMA, a restaurant in an old warehouse in Copenhagen, was propelled to fame in 2010 when a collection of critics and food professionals anointed it the world?s best restaurant?a title it defended for two more years, alongside its two Michelin stars. René Redzepi, Noma?s head chef, has been hailed as the founder of ?New Nordic? cuisine, which reinterprets Scandinavian ingredients to create unexpected dining experiences, such as eating ants and live shrimps, or seaweed and foraged herbs. Like devoted pilgrims, diners now come from around the world to sample Noma?s cerebral, 20-course celebration of seasonal food. In this section Reprints Mr Redzepi has already written a book about his restaurant, which he opened in 2004. ?A Work in Progress? is different: affecting the same spartan elegance of the restaurant itself, it comes as three unadorned books in a cardboard box, with recipes, photographs and, most interestingly, his journal from 2011. Written during the year after Noma became famous, in the spare moments between finishing service and falling asleep, this diary is the best portrait yet of the intellectual and emotional challenges of delivering one of the most creative menus in the business. Who would want to be a stagiaire (trainee chef) in a leading restaurant? It involves 80-hour working weeks, the likelihood of being scarred (mentally and physically) and the prospect of spending far more time with colleagues than with a partner or spouse. To cap it off, a stagiaire is not even paid. Yet Mr Redzepi?s journal goes some way to explaining why his apprentices, at least, put up with the hardship. His kitchen is a laboratory where everyone can experiment. On Saturday nights staff are asked to prepare and present new dishes to the rest of the kitchen. One result which ended up on the menu was an edible mussel shell of flour, squid ink and clam juice. Noma?s staff has also spent a lot of time performing what he calls ?trash cooking??using the produce and animal bits that most people throw away. One such dish mixes frozen slivers of cod liver with fish scales cooked in clarified butter. What emerges from Mr Redzepi?s chronicles is a portrait of thrift, environmental sensitivity and ingenuity. His kitchen is constantly redefining the flavours available during the barren months of winter. He once had his staff explore ways to serve a carrot. The experiments were astoundingly comprehensive. Someone turned fermented carrots into a cocktail. Smoked dried carrots were the most interesting discovery, though too savoury for the planned dessert. Mr Redzepi?s journal also captures the drama of feeding other world-famous chefs (such as Ferran Adrià and Fergus Henderson) at his annual MAD symposium, which he has hosted in Copenhagen since 2011. This event brings together chefs, scientists, farmers and activists for two days of foodie seminars and displays. Such creative approaches to cuisine do not come cheap, for either the participants or the customers. Indeed, Noma nearly went bankrupt, despite its popularity, until Mr Redzepi raised prices and introduced efficiencies. Altogether this trio of books gives the clearest picture yet of the costs, stresses and triumphs of a chef who is striving to turn mealtimes into opportunities for delight and surprise. 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From Doctor Who To American Psycho: Matt Smith And Other Actor Rebrands

20:53, 10/12/2013 .. 0 comments .. Link
Charlize Theron (right) in MonsterMatt Smith From Doctor Who to American Psycho: Matt Smith and other actor rebrands Matt Smith has ditched Doctor Who for Patrick Bateman in American Psycho. It's quite a contrast, and he's not the first to do this sort of thing. So why do actors love these big switcheroos? Jump to comments (?) About face ? an exclusive first look at former Doctor Who star Matt Smith playing Patrick Bateman in American Psycho at the Almeida theatre in London. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian Matt Smith really doesn't want to be typecast as the guy from Doctor Who any more. That's why he's starring as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho ? a musical stage version of American Psycho, in fact. As professional handbrake turns go, it's pretty drastic. But he isn't the first. History is littered with actors who've been pushed to extreme measures to break out of their typecasting straitjackets. Here are some of the best. Hugh Grant It's a shame nobody really saw Cloud Atlas, because it contained the largest assembly of actors performing against type in modern cinema. Lovely, funny Tom Hanks played a sort of post-apocalyptic caveman. Halle Berry was a male Korean dentist. But most startling of all, Hugh Grant broke his 20-year run of playing the same bumbling, ineffectual romantic lead to become a bald, facially tattooed cannibal tribesman. It was as far from Music & Lyrics as you can get, so no complaints. Mariah Carey Mariah Carey's first film lead won her a best actress award. But the film was Glitter (2001), and the award was a Golden Raspberry. Then Lee Daniels came to her rescue in 2009, scraped off the slap, stripped away the sequins, encouraged a light moustache and cast her as a social worker in Precious (for which she won proper awards). Lenny Henry In 2009, one actor's turn as Othello was described by one critic as "one of the most astonishing debuts in Shakespeare I have ever seen". The actor in question was Lenny Henry, a man who'd spent much of his career shouting the word "Katanga!" and throwing custard pies at Chris Tarrant while dressed as Trevor McDonald. It would have been a perfect transformation were it not for his subsequent decision to channel all that classical stage experience into reciting poems about budget hotels on TV. Liam Neeson His Michael Collins was a triumph. His Oskar Schindler was perfect. Liam Neeson was the actor's actor, picking up Oscar and Golden Globe nominations wherever he went. And then he junked it all by starring in Taken ? an action film about a man who tells another man he's going to find him and kill him, and then finds him and kills him. Since then, Liam Neeson has become Hollywood's go-to, vaguely geriatric vigilante. He won't win any awards for this new direction, but at least nobody's going to start a fight with him. Kaya Scodelario Scodelario became famous as Effy in Skins, the TV show written by and starring young people doing young people things: bad sex, OK drugs, sarcastic banter. She then contrasted it with the role of Cathy in Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Wuthering Heights ? though kept her yoof credentials by admitting she hadn't read it. Sean Connery It's hard enough to convince anyone you're not James Bond any more, which might explain why Roger Moore hasn't really bothered. But for Sean Connery it must have been impossible. "If only there was a role," he must have thought, "where I could grow a ponytail and moustache and run around an alien planet in a sort of proto-Borat mankini." Luckily for him, the script for John Boorman's Zardoz ? which required him to do exactly that ? landed on his desk shortly afterwards. Helena Bonham Carter Helena Bonham Carter was once the definitive porcelain face of Merchant Ivory ? so much so that it was genuinely unsettling to see her out of period dress. But then in 1999 she starred in Fight Club as a damaged chain-smoker who may or may not be a secondary figment of the protagonist's imagination. The role immediately cut her free and allowed her to do anything she wanted, which turned out to be making loads of films with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. Hugh Laurie Everyone's favourite gormless sidekick stuck firmly to the laughs, whether on small screen (Blackadder, A Bit of Fry and Laurie) or big (Peter's Friends, 101 Dalmatians, Stuart Little). But then Hollywood came a-calling, and even after Dr House laid down his cane for good in 2012, Laurie's movie choices have tended to be as blue as his music. Sign up for the Guardian Today Our editors' picks for the day's top news and commentary delivered to your inbox each morning.
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06:14, 9/12/2013 .. 0 comments .. Link
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Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones Author, Dies Age 66

02:23, 9/12/2013 .. 0 comments .. Link
BookBrowse members say ....   BookBrowse News - The Full Story Full news story on Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones author, dies age 66. Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones author, dies age 66 Nov 18 2013 Barbara Park, author of the Junie B. Jones series, died Friday after a long battle with ovarian cancer, according to a statement released Sunday by Random House Books for Young Readers. She was a longtime resident of Scottsdale, Ariz., where she lived with her husband, Richard, and raised two sons. Park wrote more than 30 illustrated chapter books featuring unlikely heroine Junie B. Jones.
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Judy Rodgers Dies At 57; From Dairy Queen To One Of America's Top Chefs

10:29, 8/12/2013 .. 0 comments .. Link
Judy Rodgers dies at 57; from Dairy Queen to one of America's top chefs Saved « » Judy Rodgers, chef and co-owner of Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, died, Dec. 2, 2013, at age 57. She was a native of St. Louis Enlarge Photo Chef and cookbook author Judy Rodgers, who got her start working at a St. Louis Dairy Queen, died Monday (Dec. 2, 2013) at a hospital in Berkeley, Calif. She was 57 and had been diagnosed more than a year ago with cancer, her family said Tuesday. She was a James Beard Award-winning chef, author of a best-selling cookbook, winner of the Outstanding Chef in America award and chef and co-owner of the famed Zuni Cafe in San Francisco. Ms. Rodgers graduated in 1974 from Horton Watkins High School in Ladue. She spent her senior year in Roanne, France, where her hosts were the Troisgros family, owners of a restaurant considered one of the best in the world. ?It was just incredibly good fortune,? Ms. Rodgers told the Post-Dispatch in 2002. At home, her neighbor across the street was an amateur chef. He worked for Monsanto, oversaw textile and chemical work in Roanne and had stayed at the hotel operated by the Troisgros family. He introduced Ms. Rodgers to the family and brokered an exchange. Catherine Troisgros was about 16 years old at the time and was eager to spend a year in the United States. Judy stayed with Catherine?s parents while Catherine became an exchange student at Ladue High. In France, Ms. Rodgers spent every waking hour in the kitchen taking notes. She returned to the U.S. and enrolled at Stanford, where she studied art history. She made the 40-mile trek from Palo Alto to Chez Panisse, the restaurant Alice Waters had opened in Berkeley. Her waitress turned out to be the daughter of her Stanford adviser, who introduced her to Waters. Rodgers mentioned that she had returned from France with 100 pages of handwritten recipes. ?Her eyes just lit up,? Ms. Rodgers recalled. ?To the right person, that information was gold, and that person was Alice.? Ms. Rodgers filled in for Waters on the lunch shift, although at the time she had no formal training. She was still writing applications for law school when Waters offered her a job as lunch cook. After two years, Ms. Rodgers returned to France to learn with another master chef. She returned to America ?absolutely broke.? That?s when Marion Cunningham, who had revised ?The Fannie Farmer Cookbook,? hired her as chef for a restaurant in Benicia, Calif. That job launched her career. She began getting a lot of notice, including an article by the noted James Beard. Three years later, she pulled up stakes again for a farmhouse near Florence, where she learned about regional Italian cuisines. She returned to America in 1987 as chef at the Zuni Cafe in San Francisco. Ms. Rodgers used her experience in France and Italy to transform the menu. She later became part-owner of the cafe. Her mother, Cathy, had been a fashion design instructor at Washington University. Her father, Jim, who died in 2000, was an engineer and chairman of Washington University?s board of governors. Ms. Rodgers credited them with teaching her the skills to operate a successful restaurant. ?She taught me how to sew, which probably helped me learn how to cook,? Ms. Rodgers explained. ?She?d tell me, ?That?s what the pattern says, but here?s what you really have to do to make it work.? It?s like a lot of recipes: If you follow a pattern slavishly, you can make clothes, but they won?t be elegant.? As for her father, ?When you run a restaurant, it?s a lot like engineering a little city of people and systems.? In 2002, Ms. Rodgers wrote the best-selling ?The Zuni Cafe Cookbook.? Anthony Devoti, owner of Five Bistro on the Hill, worked with Ms. Rodgers at the Zuni Cafe for a year. He dropped off his résumé at the restaurant after reading in Saveur magazine that she was a fellow St. Louisan. He was hired the same afternoon. ?She was way cool,? Devoti says. ?She had an unbelievable palate. She was always creative, always tweaking stuff. Everything was very collaborative. We tasted every dish together as a team, and everyone put in their two cents ? and she listened to us.? Devoti adds, ?You could tell she was from St. Louis. Her personality, that Midwest friendliness, came out. ?She was a die-hard baseball fan. She would always talk to me about the Cardinals and go to games when they were in town.? Devoti sees his restaurant as a ?seedling? of Rodgers? philosophy of keeping things simple. ?You?re buying beautiful food,? he says of the main lesson he learned from her. ?Don?t screw it up.? Funeral arrangements are pending. Survivors include her husband, Kirk Russell of Berkeley; her mother, Cathy Rodgers of Ladue; her brother, Doug Rodgers of Ladue; and her sister, Carolyn Rodgers of Boston. Ian Froeb of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report. Michael Sorkin is a reporter at the Post-Dispatch. Follow him on Facebook . Copyright 2013 stltoday.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Rachel Newcomb: Book Review: Superfood Smoothies

20:06, 6/12/2013 .. 0 comments .. Link
Subscribe Why are smoothies so popular? Smoothies, a blend of fruits, vegetables, and sometimes nuts or dairy, are the latest craze to promise the fountain of youth in a glass. Inspired by Brazilian pureed fruit drinks, they first appeared in the U.S. in the 1930s, coinciding with the invention of blenders. However, smoothies have long been a part of other cuisines, such as Indian and Middle Eastern. In Morocco, cafés serve "panachés," concoctions that can include milk blended with almonds and bananas. By the 1960s, smoothies were an established part of macrobiotic vegetarian cuisine. In the 1970s, smoothies made their way to the mall, and the rest is a multi-billion dollar history. Not all smoothies are healthy, though. Mall smoothies are sometimes loaded with processed sugars, saturated fat, and calories, some topping the scales at over 1,000 calories . But at home, anyone with a blender can make healthy, inexpensive smoothies. For the truly obsessed, high power Vitamix and Blendtec blenders can turn even the hardest substances (I swear that mine could puree a shoe) into a smooth and creamy delight. Two years ago, enthralled by the Ponce De Leon-like promises of Loretta, the charismatic Vitamix representative at my local Costco, I bought a Vitamix. Before then, I had scoffed at the idea of shelling out $400 for a blender, but now I'm a convert. I started making smoothies every day, throwing in a couple cups of baby spinach as well, and since then have noticed a definite improvement in my immunity, energy level and complexion. To be fair, I probably wasn't eating enough vegetables and fruits to begin with, but the Vitamix has been a gateway drug to healthier eating. After a few years of blending along contentedly, I began to feel like my recipes were all starting to taste the same. When I got a copy of natural food chef Julie Morris' Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-Dense Recipes , I had high hopes that it would get me out of my smoothie rut. Largely a marketing tool and not a scientific term, "superfoods" are foods that are rich in phytonutrients. Some are antioxidants, while others contain healthy fats, phytochemicals, or fiber. Blueberries, dark green, leafy vegetables like spinach or kale, and kiwis are among some of the more readily available examples. In addition to using common ingredients like fruits and vegetables or almond butter and flaxseed, Superfood Smoothies also focuses on exotic superfoods, many of which will be new to readers. Maca, lucuma, goji berries, cacao nibs, and sea buckthorn are a few. Some ingredients, like goji berries, should be used with caution -- goji berries could be harmful during pregnancy , and they interact negatively with certain blood thinning and diabetic medications. Also, there's the issue of increased Western demand for the latest exotic superfoods. Superfoods acquired from distant places, like açai and quinoa, can potentially alter sustainable farming practices and price locals out of the market. Morris offers an extensive discussion of each superfood and its benefits, offering substitutes wherever possible. Recipes are also coded according to health benefits, including heart health, immunity, and bone strength. To get started, I picked a few recipes I wanted to make and bought those ingredients first. For those who don't have a natural foods supermarket close by, everything is available online (frequently cheaper). Some of the ingredients I could take or leave, but others, like hemp seeds and cacao nibs, were intriguing new culinary discoveries for me. I may never end up buying sea buckthorn, but I'm satisfied with the way this cookbook has increased my smoothie range. My favorite recipes so far include cookie dough (loaded with bittersweet and crunchy cacao nibs, pecans, and pears), pineapple maca, pomegranate cherry and pistachio cherry. Many of the recipes contain protein, which helps to make them more filling. The best of the recipes are intriguing, unusual, and deeply satisfying. You don't need exotic superfoods to make a delicious smoothie. And a smoothie may not hold the key to eternal life, despite a cultural frenzy that suggests otherwise. But for cooks who want to broaden their smoothie repertoire and experiment with new flavors, this is a must-have cookbook. For more by Rachel Newcomb, click here . For more on diet and nutrition, click here .  
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Book News: Ancient Texts From Vatican And Bodleian Libraries Digitized

20:46, 4/12/2013 .. 0 comments .. Link
An illustration from The Reginensis Graecus 1, a 10th century Greek Bible that is among the texts included in the digitization project.Book News: Ancient Texts From Vatican And Bodleian Libraries Digitized by Annalisa Quinn December 03, 2013 7:38 AM The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. An illustration from The Reginensis Graecus 1, a 10th century Greek Bible that is among the texts included in the digitization project. Bodleian Libraries and Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana An illustration from The Reginensis Graecus 1, a 10th century Greek Bible that is among the texts included in the digitization project. Bodleian Libraries and Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana A Gutenberg Bible from 1455, an autographed and annotated manuscript of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, and the oldest surviving Hebrew codex are among the ancient texts included in a new digitization project by the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. The project, funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Polonsky Foundation, will make a number of "Hebrew manuscripts, Greek manuscripts, and incunabula, or 15th-century printed books" available for free viewing by the public. According to the project's website, "these groups have been chosen for their scholarly importance and for the strength of their collections in both libraries, and they will include both religious and secular texts." In an essay , the scholar Malachi Beit-Arié called the project a "unique cultural and scholarly enterprise which will provide students, scholars and the general public with easy access to these rich hidden treasures." The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said in a video interview that the collection is "something that inspires worship," adding that upon seeing the texts, "there is just a lifting of the spirits." In an interview , the crime novelist Ian Rankin tells The Telegraph that it took "a good 12-14 years, and many books" before his writing began to pay. Much more lucrative, apparently, is a gig overseeing Apple's compliance with punishment after losing its e-book antitrust case in July. In a court filing last week, Apple complained that its court-appointed monitor, Michael Bromwich, charges $1,100 an hour, in addition to a 15 percent administrative fee. Apple also complained that "Mr. Bromwich has already shown a proclivity to leap far beyond his mandate, and now this Court proposes amendments that would give him power to interview Apple personnel ex parte, something he will no doubt be quick to exploit." Bromwich was asked to monitor Apple after the company was found to have colluded with publishers to fix ebook prices. In a letter to Apple quoted by All Things Digital, Bromwich complained in turn of a "surprising and disappointing lack of communication from Apple." The mythographer, novelist and historian Marina Warner writes about sea monsters and "the monstrous imagination," which she says "revels in excess and assemblage; tricephalous and multilimbed, with arthropod and reptilian features such as ruffs, tusks, fangs, tentacles, and jaws, many of these primordial monsters are hybrids defying nature. They belong to dark places, those underworlds under land and sea ? volcanoes, ocean abysses ? because they embody our lack of understanding, and mirror it in their savagery and disorderly, heterogeneous asymmetries of shape."
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National Book Award Winners Announced

13:46, 2/12/2013 .. 0 comments .. Link
Altered by Gennifer AlbinBurial Rites by Hannah Kent Burial Rites based on the true story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, In 1829, she was convicted along with two others, of murdering two men and setting a... read more The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt I wish your reviews went higher than 5 ?.. I would give this book a 10. Although 800 pages in length, I was bereft when I had to finish the last... read more
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Reader Review: "the Girl Who Fell To Earth"

19:41, 30/11/2013 .. 0 comments .. Link
Altered by Gennifer Albinof 5 by Mal The Girl Who Fell to Earth The Girl Who Fell to Earth delves into cultural complexities in an honest manner in which others towing the fine line between two cultures can relate and understand. A great coming of age story all will enjoy, especially those dealing with disparity in ethnicity. Al-Maria expresses empathy and warmth to her family and her multi-cultural background. As a woman of two different cultures I found this book very appealing and sentiments relatable. I have always embraced my 'uniqueness' and have squelched those that attempted to make me feel differently. Great read and informative as well, nice to read a book that doesn't paint middle eastern culture in a suffocating negative light.   1
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Circle Of Fifths - By Chelsea Mason Basiliere

14:20, 30/11/2013 .. 0 comments .. Link
My name is Dakota Jeremiah Logan IV. I think I have a crush on my best friend's little brother.   The Five are the most notorious group of guys at Brocca High. Brandon, Toph, Mike, Matt and Logan have been best friends since the diaper days. They have each other's backs. Nothing can change that. But when Mike's little brother Parker becomes a freshman, Logan realizes that he has feelings for him. Parker is struggling with his own identity, but he knows what he likes and isn't afraid to show it. Logan - constantly caring about people's opinions - has to chose between happiness or living a life of self loathing. This work contains strong language and presents strong bullying tactics. As for the sensitive topic issue, I ask people be respectful even if they don't personally agree with it's message, for political or personal reasons.  

The Story So Far ... Cat Adams On Their Blood Singer Series

21:07, 28/11/2013 .. 0 comments .. Link
/ Community / RT Daily Blog / The Story So Far ... Cat Adams on Their Blood Singer Series The Story So Far ... Cat Adams on Their Blood Singer Series BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, NOVEMBER 07, 2013 | PERMALINK Our latest edition of The Story So Far ? features Cat Adams , aka CT Adams and Cathy Clamp, and their super popular Blood Singer series. Book six in the series, To Dance With the Devil , releases this week, so we thought this was a perfect time to take a look back at The Story So Far with the ladies themselves. Here?s what they had to say about each Blood Singer book. 1. Blood Song : The setup: Celia Graves was a ?vanilla? human bodyguard until a job went bad and a master vampire decided to try to bring her over, making her an ?abomination? ? neither vampire nor fully human.  Now she has three days to save the world, her sanity and her soul. The scoop: The fun thing about BLOOD SONG was that it hit me in the head like a brick. I was at a con with my co-author and saw a photo in the dealer?s room of a vampire with a black daisy in her teeth. In that moment I had the whole world, the characters, the plot for the first book. 2. Siren Song : The setup: The vampire bite that made Celia Graves an abomination also activated her latent siren ancestry.  Now she must deal with her enemies and worse ? her family. Some of them want her blood; some her soul; all of them want her dead. The scoop: The second book was trickier. We wanted to explore Celia?s siren heritage, upping the ante both professionally and personally. The fans had gotten to know Celia and the band of friends that had earned her implicit trust. So it was a real shock to everyone (characters, readers and writers included) when Celia was forced to deal with the pain of betrayal by those closest to her. 3. Demon Song : The setup: An ancient rift between the human and demonic dimensions is being ripped open. Celia?s innate gifts and recent hellish experiences may give her the unique abilities needed to save the world IF she can overcome the effects of a death curse that practically guarantees failure, and overcome the pain of unexpected betrayals. The scoop: By the third book we were really rolling. To change things up we added a second love interest, a rival who made Celia question her feelings for Bruno, and her plans for the future. 4. The Isis Collar : The setup: Someone is intent on unleashing a zombie plague on the world ? starting with elementary school children.  Can Celia discover who is behind it and stop the spread of the plague before she herself falls victim to it? The scoop: One of the big risks in a supernatural series is your lead can become too powerful. So it was great to have a book where Celia was vulnerable to the plague being unleashed by the villain too. And zombies?  EWWWWWW. 5. The Eldritch Conspiracy : The setup: When terrorists threaten violence to disrupt the royal wedding of King Dahlmar of Rusland to Celia?s siren cousin, Princess Adriana, they call on Celia Graves to serve as both bridesmaid and bodyguard, but can she save the day when distracted by a family problems and her boyfriend?s gorgeous ex, who?s made it clear she?ll do absolutely anything to get him back? The scoop: It was a lot of fun researching royal weddings and wedding planning in general. Forcing Celia to deal with both being a bridesmaid and a bodyguard was a real challenge. Adding in Bruno?s jealous ex-girlfriend and the explosion that destroyed Celia?s office was just icing on the (wedding) cake. Are you a Blood Singer fan? Or are you ready to start reading now? Sound off in the comments! And be sure to visit our Everything Paranormal page for the latest otherworldly stories.  Tags: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
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How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Senate

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The Butter Battle BookRead an excerpt On Thursday, the Senate passed a historic rules change. Invoking the so-called "nuclear option," Senate Democrats used a rare parliamentary procedure to limit the power of the filibuster ? a key method often used by minority parties to check the majority. Now, a simple majority vote will be required to confirm presidential nominees, rather than the 60-vote super-majority once necessary to bypass the filibuster. The arcane fine print of the institution has rarely received so much breathless coverage. You'd be forgiven for getting lost in the details. But whatever the grievances nursed by both sides of the debate, it seems clear that many agree on at least one thing: the system must be broken. Not so fast, says Drew Toal. On All Things Considered, Toal suggests a biography of Lyndon B. Johnson to remind us that, even when arguments appear to be intractable, with the right amount of finess there's often a solution yet to be found. And below, Kate Tuttle turns to pictures, rhymes and one famous Doctor to warn of what happens when we let our worse natures get the better of us. This Week's Must Read Master of the Senate, by Robert Caro The system isn't really broken. I know that because I've read Master of the Senate by Robert Caro. It's the third volume of his never-ending biography of President Lyndon Johnson. Johnson was one of the most effective legislators we've ever had. Even though the Senate in his day was just as entrenched as the one we have no, here was a Texas Democrat who bent it to his will. And did it in some unconventional ways. It was a mix of cajolery, threats, promises and pleas. And it worked. You may have to read it to believe it, but somehow Johnson managed to get the votes he needed on an important Civil Rights bill. He got them from liberals and southern conservatives. Reading this book, you understand that in government, getting things done isn't impossible ? just improbable. All we need is the right person to push it along. Drew Toal is an NPR contributor. Lyndon B. Johnson delivers a speech 28 July 1965 in the White House in Washington, D.C. AFP/Stringer/Getty Images NPR reviews, interviews and more The Butter Battle Book, by Dr. Seuss When it was published in 1984, Dr. Seuss's The Butter Battle Book was understood as a kids-eye view of the Cold War. The story begins as an old man shows his grandchild the wall dividing their people, the Yooks, from their sworn enemies, the Zooks. Their dispute, which centers on the proper way to eat buttered bread, has dragged on for years, fueling an arms race from which there seems to be no escape. By the end, slingshots have given way to the Eight-Nozzled Elephant-Toted Boom-Blitz, then to the most fearsome weapon of all, the Bitsy Big-Boy Boomeroo ? a Seussian take, of course, on the atom bomb, its name hinting at Fat Man and Little Boy, the real-life weapons that ushered in the nuclear age. The "nuclear option" we learned about this week doesn't have anything to do with atomic bombs, thank goodness, but Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to allow for a senate rule change was explosive news nonetheless. Like the Yooks and Zooks of The Butter Battle Book, congressional Democrats and Republicans have been locked in what has come to feel to many voters like an endless war ? whether or not they're equally to blame. But what's clear is this: Whether it's the Yooks and Zooks or Democrats and Republicans, conflicts generate their own mindless momentum, a back-and-forth of blame and retribution. The Butter Battle Book ends ? spoiler alert! ? with both sides poised to drop their bombs ? a potent reminder for all of us that it's much harder to end a war than to start one. Kate Tuttle is a contributor to The Boston Globe.
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Kick-start Your Job Search With The Ontario Society Of Professional...

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Put PRWeb on your site Kick-Start Your Job Search with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and Paul Hill OSPE, the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers have called on Paul Hill, the best selling author of The Panic Free Job Search and lead trainer of The Ultimate Job Search Boot Camp to share his knowledge in a special 3 hour live event. Alwyn de Melo Product and Project Engineer I have seen Paul Hill live and this is a must attend event. He is a trainer and speaker who is passionate, high energy and extremely entertaining and offers such great innovative information. Toronto, ON Canada (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 OSPE, the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers have called on Paul Hill, the best selling author of The Panic Free Job Search book, to present a special workshop to its members in Toronto. The lead trainer of The Ultimate Job Search Boot Camp will provide hands-on help to members and new members in assisting them in their job search. "Job search has changed so much over the last few years. Most engineers are still stuck in the digital job search sending out resumes to job postings. That is great if you are gambler," said Paul Hill. "I don't recommend gambling with one's career by firing off a load of resumes. If you want to get hired in a job that results in a long tenure, you need to know how to gather information through social networking sites and how to approach the real decision makers, those who have the authority to hire you. That is how you tap into the real hidden job market." "I have seen Paul Hill live and this is a must attend event. He is a trainer and speaker who is passionate, high energy and extremely entertaining and offers such great innovative information," said Alwyn de Melo , an OSPE Member. For the long term unemployed, over reliance on resumes is what keeps the engineers unemployed. "Paul Hill shows professionals how to lead with themselves, how to communicate what they can do for an employer, not simply relying on what they have done in the past and he provides them with the most innovative tactics I have ever seen," said Jim Geraghty, CEO of the Happen Inc. "His results through his Ultimate Job Search Boot Camp are simply phenomenal and he provides step by step training and support on how not to lead with one's resume rather how to present a compelling message that gets people hired." Participants will learn how to get the inside track on advertised and unadvertised positions through a referral and shorten the hiring cycle as well as guarantee a longer tenure once hired. More and more employers are using LinkedIn to research and recruit candidates directly as well as research applicants who respond to job postings by viewing their profiles on LinkedIn. Implementing LinkedIn best practices is critical to a successful job search today. Knowing how to mine data off of LinkedIn by using Google and Yahoo to scrape LinkedIn for key contacts is the first step to guaranteeing one's income stream. Hill will share proven tactics that will bolster traditional job search efforts and help participants find their next gratifying position more quickly. "Kick-Start Your Job Search and Get More Interviews" is targeted to employed engineers seeking a promotion, unemployed engineers seeking a gratifying new position, foreign trained engineers new to Canada and new engineering graduates, engineers in training EITs seeking a new job or a better position and underemployed senior engineers. "I guarantee that unemployed, underemployed, those new to Canada or new graduates will all benefit greatly from this hands-on workshop," said Hill, Chief Instructor and President of Transition to Hired . Kick?Start Your Job Search and Get More Interviews, is on December 12, 2013, at 7:00 PM to 10 PM at the Living Art Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 4B8, for more information Contact: John Moudakis (416-223-9961 x 236). Transition to Hired and Paul Hill Transition to Hired provides job search training and career coaching services, the groundbreaking Ultimate Job Search Boot Camp and innovative products that facilitate the job search process. Paul Hill has dedicated 26 years of his career to helping professionals get hired and he is the author of The Panic Free Job Search: Unleash the Power of the Web and Social Networking to Get Hired . For more information, please visit TransitiontoHired.com and follow Paul Hill on twitter @GetHiredFastTrk. OSPE Ontario Society Of Professional Engineers The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) is a member-interest, advocacy organization, created jointly by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Canadian Society of Professional Engineers (CSPE). OSPE is the industry?s leading provider of professional development services for engineers across Ontario offering a wide variety of courses, programs, and workshops to expand knowledge and skills.

A New Article Teaches People How To Learn To Play The Ukulele...

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Put PRWeb on your site A New Article Teaches People How To Learn To Play The Ukulele Professionally ? V kool The new article on the site Vkool.com provides people with 13 tips on how to learn to play the ukulele fast. learn to play the ukulele The article contains 13 new tips for those people who want to learn to play the ukulele quickly and effectively. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 The new article on the site Vkool.com delivers helpful ukulele tips that are suitable for those people who want to learn to play the ukulele within a few weeks. At the beginning of the article, the author provides people with basic ukulele information about four types of ukulele which are soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. Additionally, in this writing, people will find out tips to buy a ukulele, and step-by-step techniques to use it professionally. After that, people will learn simple steps on how to read ukulele notes and ukulele rhythm easily and exactly. Next, the article gives people easy ways to play music from memory, ways to relax with music , and ways to become a master of music theory. In addition, this article takes people step-by-step through a process of discovering some fundamental ukulele strumming patterns. Furthermore, people will find out ways to unlock the secret to decode any strumming pattern by ear in seconds. The writer also teaches people how to play different genres such as classics, gospel, country, rock, pop, and jazz. In other words, this report also gives people ukulele visualization tools, music theory flashcards, ukulele flashcards, and ukulele quiz and games that allow them to improve their ukulele skills. Van Tran from the website Vkool.com expresses that: ?This is actually an informative and helpful article that gives people simple steps on how to become better ukulele players quickly. The ukulele training tips this article introduces are simple-to-follow for most people regardless of their gender, their age, and their playing experience. Thus, I personally believe that these tips will be useful for everyone.? If people want to get more detailed information from the full article, they should visit the website: http://vkool.com/learn-to-play-the-ukulele-professionally/ . ______________ About the website: Vkool.com is the site built by Tony Nguyen. The site supplies people with tips, ways, programs, methods and e-books about many topics including business, health, entertainment, and lifestyle. People could send their feedback to Tony Nguyen on any digital products via email.

Reader Review: "wonder"

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Jeeves and The Wedding Bells   Wonder reader reviews Wonder reader reviews: Read reviews of Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and write your own review. Wonder There are currently 5 reader reviews for Wonder of 5 by jschultz Wonder By: R.J. Palacio "You really are a wonder, Auggie. You are a wonder." These are the last ten words of the novel Wonder(ironic). Wonder is a unique novel in many ways, excluding the main character August or Auggie who has a deformed face. Wonder shifts POV throughout the book as it starts with his then moves to his sisters (Via's) POV. Wonder is truly an amazing life changing novel. It feels like every single sentence has a unique meaning to it. The novel at times is very emotional, but it is also filled with great joy and happiness. The struggles that August endures through his Middle School career as he gets made fun of b/c of his face, makes him a strong person. This book is truly a Wonder. I strongly recommend everyone reads this! Rated of 5 by getitgirl amazing?more like amuzing ! When I started reading Wonder, I was like "whoa it is the best book ever!" Read it! It's amazing! Rated This is a significant read and it touched my heart! Definite Buy! Rated of 5 by M Markham All my students loved it! Today I just finished reading the last few pages of Wonder to my 2 classes of sixth graders. I read it aloud over the last several weeks and honestly, every single one of my students loved it and begged me to keep reading each day when time was up. They applauded, in both classes, at a highlight in the last chapters, and then wrote thoughtful reviews about how this book should be read for the life lessons it teaches. August and his friends and family are very "real" and the kids just "get it" They liked the varying perspectives that each part of the book took and felt as though August experience is one that all of us could relate to in one way or another. I read it first on my own and completely enjoyed it, but then sharing it with my class I over the last weeks was even better than I hoped. Thank you Ms. Palacio! Fabulous story! I hope you write more! Rated of 5 by Beth Amazing Book! I loved this book. It is simple yet profound. It is about a wise and funny 5th grader who looks very different from anyone else he knows, and how others react to him, and how he feels about.... everything. It is just beautiful. It would be a wonderful book for parents and kids to read together and discuss. If it's an audio book, it would be perfect for a family to listen to together. It's a beautiful story about being human, about learning to accept differences, and hurts, and forgiveness, and realizing that what's on the inside really is more important than what's on the outside. Do not miss reading this book! It's that good.   1
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Josh Fleet: A Psychospiritual Odyssey Among Two Lost Tribes Of American Pop Culture

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Mike RagognaNathan Rabin's Psychospiritual Odyssey Among Two Lost Tribes of American Pop Culture Posted: 06/14/2013 12:15 pm Follow Subscribe Nathan Rabin is no stranger to manic descents into the darkest corners of mind, body and soul. His memoir, "The Big Rewind," told through the lens of pop culture, is rife with trauma, heartbreak, neglect and often-debilitating neuroses. So, perhaps it's not surprising that soon after setting out to research and write "You Don't Know Me But You Don't Like Me: Phish, Insane Clown Posse and My Misadventures With Two of Music's Most Maligned Tribes," Rabin tumbled in a downward spiral to the pits of emotional hell. What is surprising -- to the author and his dear readers alike -- is that the knee-jerk, stereotype-based derision he initially felt toward Phish and Insane Clown Posse soon blossomed into full-blown love and obsession. "Going to see Phish," he said, "is now one of my favorite things. In. The. World." Documenting two years of following Phish and the ICP to the farthest reaches of his sanity and soul, Rabin's new book is a chronicle of teshuvah -- repentance and return -- from the sin of the Golden Cliche. As a Jewish fan of Phish whose devotion to the music regularly veers toward heresy, snagging an advance copy of "You Don't Know Me" was for me like finding the keys to the Holy of Holies while the High Priest is out on paid leave from his Temple duties. The book was a revelatory, face-to-face dialogue with divinity. Opening the book for the first time and discovering that Rabin's introduction to the whimsical world of Phish was in Miami in 2009, and that his quest for jamband understanding had a lot do with falling in love with a girl, a hunch I once had about the deeply spiritual, serendipitous underpinnings of Phish's music and the surrounding scene began to seem all the more real. Three years and some months ago, I made the pilgrimage to Miami for four consecutive nights of Phish. I was in high school in 2004 when the band broke up, presumably forever. The colorful caravan of intoxicating music, myth and camaraderie had seemingly passed me by, and the two innocent shows I'd managed to convince my parents to pay for and let me attend taunted and teased my memory. So Miami '09 was an emotional homecoming. The venue was mere hours from my college, friends from every facet of my life would be there and, after following Phish's reunion shows with spine-tingling jealousy earlier in the year from my apartment in Jerusalem, I had tickets to all four nights of rapturous, musical bliss. Those shows planted a seed in my soul: I would write a book about the connection between Phish's nightly feats of improvisational wizardry and the laughably ubiquitous presence of other members of my tribe -- the Jews -- within Phish's universe, framed as a review of the four shows in Miami '09. One of the first stories I wrote as an intern at HuffPost was " Going to Synagogue at Madison Square Garden ," about the very Jewish experience of dancing ecstatically on New Year's Eve 2010 at a Phish concert. Fast forward a few years and I'm now engaged to an amazing, Phish-loving Jewess whom I met because of that story. A few weeks from now, we will pack the car and hit the road to follow Phish along the East Coast before moving to Jerusalem later this summer. In "You Don't Know Me," albeit a thoroughly secular source, I found confirmation for my theories about the holiness of Phish's music. "When you have these kind of transcendent concert experiences, it has as much to do if not more to do with the audience than the band itself," Rabin told me on the eve of the book's publication. "There are so many stories at every show, at every festival, at every concert, and they just don't get told. And this was an attempt to tell one of those stories, or a couple of those stories, and preserve for posterity what is almost by definition kind of an ephemeral, transitory thing: being at a show and feeling these emotions, connecting not just with the music, but to this world, to this history, to this whole kind of tradition." In his deftly told tale, ICP fans evolve from an illiterate horde of trailer trash-talkers to an all-embracing family of misfits in clown makeup, while the denizens of Phishland shed the collective patchouli-stained drug rug of privileged iniquity and emerge as care-free spiritual seekers of the highest degree. From darkness to light, Rabin himself transforms on tour. Instead of compulsively obsessing over the past in order to manufacture some perfect, impossible future, cavorting at ICP and Phish's respective carnivals of darkness and light opened his eyes to the "sacred present." Asked if he'll be spotted on tour again this summer, his response was telling. "God willing," he said, before laughing maniacally. A longer, nerdier version of this appeared in Hidden Track . Loading Slideshow Juggalo Phish fans began gathering on Friday, September 2, 2011 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City to camp for the three nights of Phish concerts. Elizabeth Caspain aka "Mystic Diva" from Flagstaff, AZ shows off her happy face shades. Cyrus McCrimmon, Phish fans began gathering on Friday, September 2, 2011 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City to camp for the three nights of Phish concerts. Elizabeth Caspain aka 'Mystic Diva' from Flagstaff, AZ shows off her happy face shades. (Photo By Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Gathering of the Juggalos It may be one of the largest beach ball parties ever as the inflatable objects appeared while the band Phish took the stage at Super Ball IX at Watkins Glen International Speedway Saturday July 2, 2011. Close to 60,000 were expected for the three day event that ends Sunday. The last concert to be held at the venue was in 1973 where over 600,000 watched headliners The Grateful Dead perform. (AP Photo/Finger Lakes Times,Spencer Tulis) Phish Returns At Hampton Coliseum - Day 2 - Backstage And Atmosphere HAMPTON, VA - MARCH 07: Phish performs at the Hampton Coliseum on March 7, 2009 in Hampton, Virginia. (Photo by C. Taylor Crothers/FilmMagic) Phish New Years Eve Concert Audience during Phish New Years Eve Concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Juggalette Phish From left, Ken and Eric Anderson drove from Denver, Colo., for Phish's concert at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia, on Friday, March 6, 2009. (Photo by Rob Ostermaier/Newport News Daily Press/MCT via Getty Images) Juggalo Phish fans showed their enthusiam as Phish jammed through their opening number Wednesday night in Denver. Phish fans showed their enthusiam as Phish jammed through their opening number Wednesday night in Denver. (Photo By Karl Gehring/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Juggalo Phish fans began gathering on Friday, September 2, 2011 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City to camp for the three nights of Phish concerts. Walter Clymer aka "Pyro Gypsy" from a Alaska plays his guitar after putting his tent together on the soc Phish fans began gathering on Friday, September 2, 2011 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City to camp for the three nights of Phish concerts. Walter Clymer aka 'Pyro Gypsy' from a Alaska plays his guitar after putting his tent together on the soccer fields. Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post (Photo By Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Gathering of the Juggalos Phish fans began gathering on Friday, September 2, 2011 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City to camp for the three nights of Phish concerts. Rory Wilson of Boulder carries her hula hoops for dancing in the camping area. Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denv Phish fans began gathering on Friday, September 2, 2011 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City to camp for the three nights of Phish concerts. Rory Wilson of Boulder carries her hula hoops for dancing in the camping area. Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post (Photo By Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images) The 2003 BillBoard Music Awards - Arrival LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 10: The Insane Clwon Posse attends the 2003 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena December 10, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 14th annual ceremony airs live tonight on FOX 8:00-10:00 PM ET Live/PT. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images) Phish Returns at Hampton Coliseum - Day 3 - Concert HAMPTON, VA - MARCH 08: Trey Anastasio of Phish performs at the Hampton Coliseum on March 8, 2009 in Hampton, Virginia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Phish Phish performs during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Sunday, June 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) Phish fans began gathering on Friday, September 2, 2011 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City to camp for the three nights of Phish concerts. Bob Blanding of Winter Park, CO stakes down his leaf for shelter on the soccer fields. Cyrus McCrimmon, Phish fans began gathering on Friday, September 2, 2011 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City to camp for the three nights of Phish concerts. Bob Blanding of Winter Park, CO stakes down his leaf for shelter on the soccer fields. Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post (Photo By Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images) 2011 Outside Lands Music And Arts Fesitval - Lands End Stage - Day 1 Phish performs at the Lands End Stage during the 2011 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival held at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Disco Man 2010 2012 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival - Day 4 MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 10: Trey Anastasio and Phish perform at Day 4 of the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival on June 10, 2012 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images) 2011 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival - Lands End Stage - Day 1 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: Phish music fans attend the Lands End Stage during the 2011 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival held at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) 2011 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival - Lands End Stage - Day 1 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: Phish performs at the Lands End Stage during the 2011 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival held at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Phish in Concert at Wetlands - June 1990 Phish during Phish in Concert at Wetlands - June 1990 at Wetlands in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Steve Eichner/WireImage) 2011 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival - Lands End Stage - Day 1 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: Phish performs at the Lands End Stage during the 2011 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival held at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Phish - Commerce City, CO COMMERCE CITY, CO - AUGUST 31: Atmosphere as Phish fans attend the first concert in a set of three Phish concerts at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on August 31, 2012 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images) 2011 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival - Lands End Stage - Day 1 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: Phish performs at the Lands End Stage during the 2011 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival held at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Phish in Concert 1995 - Mountain View CA MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Phish drum circle scene at Shoreline Amphitheatre on September 30, 1995 in Mountain View California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images) 2011 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival - Lands End Stage - Day 1 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: Phish performs at the Lands End Stage during the 2011 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival held at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Phish Returns At Hampton Coliseum HAMPTON, VA - MARCH 06: Phish Fans attend their return concert at the Hampton Coliseum on March 6, 2009 in Hampton, Virginia. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images) 2011 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival - Lands End Stage - Day 1 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: Phish performs at the Lands End Stage during the 2011 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival held at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Phish's Festival 8 At The Empire Polo Club - Day 2 INDIO, CA - OCTOBER 31: A general view of day two of the Phish Festival 8 on October 31, 2009 in Indio, California. (Photo by Dove Shore/Getty Images) Bonnaroo 2009 - Day 4 - Phish MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 14: General view during Phish performance on stage during Bonnaroo 2009 on June 14, 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) 2009 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival - Day 2 MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 12: Artist Joe Young works on a weekend long painting during Phish's performance at the 2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 12, 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images) 2009 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival - Day 2 MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 12: Artist Joe Young works on a weekend long painting during Phish's performance at the 2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 12, 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images) Bonnaroo 2009 - Day 2 - Phish MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 12: Phish performs on stage during Bonnaroo 2009 on June 12, 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by C. Taylor Crothers/FilmMagic) Phish Returns At Hampton Coliseum - Day 2 - Backstage And Atmosphere HAMPTON, VA - MARCH 07: Phish performs at the Hampton Coliseum on March 7, 2009 in Hampton, Virginia. (Photo by C. Taylor Crothers/FilmMagic) Phish Returns At Hampton Coliseum - Day 2 - Backstage And Atmosphere HAMPTON, VA - MARCH 07: A general view during Phish Returns at the Hampton Coliseum on March 7, 2009 in Hampton, Virginia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Phish Returns at Hampton Coliseum - Day 3 - Concert HAMPTON, VA - MARCH 08: Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon of Phish performs at the Hampton Coliseum on March 8, 2009 in Hampton, Virginia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Phish Returns At Hampton Coliseum HAMPTON, VA - MARCH 06: Mechandise is sold prior to the Phish concert at the Hampton Coliseum on March 6, 2009 in Hampton, Virginia. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images) Phish Returns at Hampton Coliseum - Day 1 - Concert HAMPTON, VA - MARCH 06: Page McConnell, Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish perform at the Hampton Coliseum on March 6, 2009 in Hampton, Virginia. (Photo by C. Taylor Crothers/FilmMagic) Phish Returns At Hampton Coliseum - Day 1 - Concert HAMPTON, VA - MARCH 06: Page McConnell and Trey Anastasio of Phish perform at the Hampton Coliseum on March 6, 2009 in Hampton, Virginia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Phish Returns At Hampton Coliseum Day 2 - Backstage And Atmosphere HAMPTON, VA - MARCH 07: A general view during Phish Returns at the Hampton Coliseum on March 7, 2009 in Hampton, Virginia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Phish Performs at Keyspan Park in Coney Island - June 17, 2004 Phish Fans (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage) Phish IT Festival Day 2 Phish (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Phish IT Festival Phish (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Phish New Years Eve Concert Audience during Phish New Years Eve Concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Phish In Concert New Year's Eve - December 31, 1999 Atmosphere during Phish In Concert New Year's Eve - December 31, 1999 at Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation in Big Cypress, Florida, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) Phish Returns At Hampton Coliseum - Day 2 - Backstage And Atmosphere HAMPTON, VA - MARCH 07: Phish performs at the Hampton Coliseum on March 7, 2009 in Hampton, Virginia. (Photo by C. Taylor Crothers/FilmMagic) Phish In Concert New Year's Eve - December 31, 1999 Atmosphere during Phish In Concert New Year's Eve - December 31, 1999 at Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation in Big Cypress, Florida, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) Phish In Concert New Year's Eve - December 31, 1999 Atmosphere during Phish In Concert New Year's Eve - December 31, 1999 at Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation in Big Cypress, Florida, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)   Follow Josh Fleet on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JoshLyleFleet FOLLOW RELIGION
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Read An Excerpt Of Zealot By Reza Aslan

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Zealot: The Life And Times Of Jesus Of Nazareth By Reza Aslan (EXCERPT) Posted: 07/17/2013 5:12 pm EDT  |  Updated: 07/17/2013 6:19 pm EDT Christianity , Religious Books , Jesus Zealot , Reza Aslan , Books About Jesus , Jesus , Reza Aslan Zealot , Zealot , Religion News Excerpted from ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan Copyright © 2013 by Reza Aslan. Excerpted by permission of Random House, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. It is published here with the expressed permission from the publisher. Introduction It is a miracle that we know anything at all about the man called Jesus of Nazareth. The itinerant preacher wandering from village to village clamoring about the end of the world, a band of ragged followers trailing behind, was a common a sight in Jesus? time?so common, in fact, that it had become a kind of caricature among the Roman elite. In a farcical passage about just such a figure, the Greek philosopher Celsus imagines a Jewish holy man roaming the Galilean countryside, shouting to no one in particular: ?I am God, or the servant of God, or a divine spirit. But I am coming, for the world is already in the throes of destruction. And you will soon see me coming with the power of heaven.? The first century was an era of apocalyptic expectation among the Jews of Palestine, the Roman designation for the vast tract of land encompassing modern day Israel/Palestine as well as large parts of Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. Countless prophets, preachers, and messiahs tramped through the Holy Land delivering messages of God?s imminent judgment. Many of these so-called ?false messiahs? we know by name. A few are even mentioned in the New Testament. The prophet Theudas, according to the book of Acts, had four hundred disciples before Rome captured him and cut off his head. A mysterious charismatic figure known only as ?The Egyptian? raised an army of followers in the desert, nearly all of whom were massacred by Roman troops. In 4 B.C.E., the year in which most scholars believe Jesus of Nazareth was born, a poor shepherd named Athronges put a diadem on his head and crowned himself ?King of the Jews?; he and his followers were brutally cut down by a legion of soldiers. Another messianic aspirant, called simply ?The Samaritan,? was crucified by Pontius Pilate even though he raised no army and in no way challenged Rome?an indication that the authorities, sensing the apocalyptic fever in the air, had become extremely sensitive to any hint of sedition. There was Hezekiah the bandit chief, Simon of Peraea, Judas the Galilean, his grandson Menahem, Simon son of Giora, and Simon son of Kochba?all of whom declared messianic ambitions and all of whom were executed by Rome for doing so. Add to this list the Essene sect, some of whose members lived in seclusion atop the dry plateau of Qumran on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea; the first-century Jewish revolutionary party known as the Zealots, who helped launched a bloody war against Rome; and the fearsome bandit-assassins whom the Romans dubbed the Sicarii (the Daggermen), and the picture that emerges of first-century Palestine is of an era awash in messianic energy. It is difficult to place Jesus of Nazareth squarely within any of the known religiopolitical movements of his time. He was a man of profound contradictions, one day preaching a message of racial exclusion (?I was sent solely to the lost sheep of Israel?; Matthew 15:24), the next, of benevolent universalism (?Go and make disciples of all nations?; Matthew 28:19); sometimes calling for unconditional peace (?Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the sons of God?; Matthew 5:9), sometimes promoting violence and conflict (?If you do not have a sword, go sell your cloak and buy one?; Luke 22:36). The problem with pinning down the historical Jesus is that, outside of the New Testament, there is almost no trace of the man who would so permanently alter the course of human history. The earliest and most reliable nonbiblical reference to Jesus comes from the first-century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus (d. 100 C.E.). In a brief throwaway passage in the Antiquities, Josephus writes of a fiendish Jewish high priest named Ananus who, after the death of the Roman governor Festus, unlawfully condemned a certain ?James, the brother of Jesus, the one they call messiah,? to stoning for transgression of the law. The passage moves on to relate what happened to Ananus after the new governor, Albinus, finally arrived in Jerusalem. Fleeting and dismissive as this allusion may be (the phrase ?the one they call messiah? is clearly meant to express derision), it nevertheless contains enormous significance for those searching for any sign of the historical Jesus. In a society without surnames, a common name like James required a specific appellation?a place of birth or a father?s name?to distinguish it from all the other men named James roaming around Palestine (hence, Jesus of Nazareth). In this case, James? appellative was provided by his fraternal connection to someone with whom Josephus assumes his audience would be familiar. The passage proves not only that ?Jesus, the one they call messiah? probably existed, but that by the year 94 C.E., when the Antiquities was written, he was widely recognized as the founder of a new and enduring movement. It is that movement, not its founder, that receives the attention of second-century historians like Tacitus (d. 118) and Pliny the Younger (d. 113), both of whom mention Jesus of Nazareth but reveal little about him, save for his arrest and execution?an important historical note, as we shall see, but one that sheds little light on the details of Jesus? life. We are therefore left with whatever information can be gleaned from the New Testament. The first written testimony we have about Jesus of Nazareth comes from the epistles of Paul, an early follower of Jesus who died sometime around 66 C.E. (Paul?s first epistle, 1 Thessalonians, can be dated between 48 and 50 C.E., some two decades after Jesus? death). The trouble with Paul, however, is that he displays an extraordinary lack of interest in the historical Jesus. Only three scenes from Jesus? life are ever mentioned in his epistles: the Last Supper (1 Corinthians 11:23?26), the crucifixion (1 Corinthians 2:2), and, most crucially for Paul, the resurrection, without which, he claims, ?our preaching is empty and your faith is in vain? (1 Corinthians 15:14). Paul may be an excellent source for those interested in the early formation of Christianity, but he is a poor guide for uncovering the historical Jesus. That leaves us with the gospels, which present their own set of problems. First of all, one must recognize that, with the possible exception of the gospel of Luke, none of the gospels we have were written by the person after whom they are named. That is true of most of the books in the New Testament. Such so-called pseudepigraphical works, or works attributed to but not written by a specific author, were extremely common in the ancient world and should by no means be thought of as forgeries. Naming a book after a person was a standard way of reflecting that person?s beliefs or representing his or her school of thought. Regardless, the gospels are not, nor were they ever meant to be, a historical documentation of Jesus? life. These are not eyewitness accounts of Jesus? words and deeds. They are testimonies of faith composed by communities of faith written many years after the events they describe. Simply put, the gospels tell us about Jesus the Christ, not Jesus the man. The most widely accepted theory on the formation of the gospels, ?the Two-Source Theory,? holds that Mark?s account was written first sometime after 70 C.E., some four decades after Jesus? death. Mark had at his disposal a collection of oral and perhaps a handful of written traditions that had been passed around by Jesus? earliest followers for years. By adding a chronological narrative to this jumble of traditions, Mark created a wholly new literary genre called gospel, Greek for ?good news.? Yet Mark?s gospel is a short and somewhat unsatisfying one for many Christians. There is no infancy narrative; Jesus simply arrives one day on the banks of the Jordan River to be baptized by John the Baptist. There are no resurrection appearances. Jesus is crucified. His body is placed in a tomb. A few days later, the tomb is empty. Even the earliest Christians were left wanting by Mark?s brusque account of Jesus? life and ministry, and so it was left to Mark?s successors, Matthew and Luke, to improve upon the original text. Two decades after Mark, between 90 and 100 C.E., the authors of Matthew and Luke, working independently of each other and with Mark?s manuscript as a template, updated the gospel story by adding their own unique traditions, including two different and conflicting infancy narratives as well as a series of elaborate resurrection stories to satisfy their Christian readers. Matthew and Luke also relied on what must have been an early and fairly well distributed collection of Jesus? sayings that scholars have termed Q (German for Quelle, or ?source?). Although we no longer have any physical copies of this document, we can infer its contents by compiling those verses that Matthew and Luke share in common but that do not appear in Mark. Together, these three gospels?Mark, Matthew, and Luke?became known as the Synoptics (Greek for ?viewed together?) because they more or less present a common narrative and chronology about the life and ministry of Jesus, one that is greatly at odds with the fourth gospel, John, which was likely written soon after the close of the first century, between 100 and 120 C.E. These, then, are the canonized gospels. But they are not the only gospels. We now have access to an entire library of noncanonical scriptures written mostly in the second and third centuries that provides a vastly different perspective on the life of Jesus of Nazareth. These include the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip, the Secret Book of John, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, and a host of other so-called ?Gnostic writings? discovered in Upper Egypt, near the town of Nag Hammadi, in 1945. Though they were left out of what would ultimately become the New Testament, these books are significant in that they demonstrate the dramatic divergence of opinion that existed over who Jesus was and what Jesus meant, even among those who walked with him, who shared his bread and ate with him, who heard his words and prayed with him. In the end, there are only two hard historical facts about Jesus of Nazareth upon which we can confidently rely: the first is that Jesus was a Jew who led a popular Jewish movement in Palestine at the beginning of the first century C.E.; the second is that Rome crucified him for doing so. By themselves these two facts cannot provide a complete portrait of the life of a man who lived two thousand years ago. But when combined with all we know about the tumultuous era in which Jesus lived?and thanks to the Romans, we know a great deal?these two facts can help paint a picture of Jesus of Nazareth that may be more historically accurate than the one painted by the gospels. Indeed, the Jesus that emerges from this historical exercise?a zealous revolutionary swept up, as all Jews of the era were, in the religious and political turmoil of first-century Palestine?bears little resemblance to the image of the gentle shepherd cultivated by the early Christian community. Consider this: Crucifixion was a punishment that Rome reserved almost exclusively for the crime of sedition. The plaque the Romans placed above Jesus? head as he writhed in pain??King of the Jews??was called a titulus and, despite common perception, was not meant to be sarcastic. Every criminal who hung on a cross received a plaque declaring the specific crime for which he was being executed. Jesus? crime, in the eyes of Rome, was striving for kingly rule (i.e. treason), the same crime for which nearly every other messianic aspirant of the time was killed. Nor did Jesus die alone. The gospels claim that on either side of Jesus hung men who in Greek are called lestai, a word often rendered into English as ?thieves? but that actually means ?bandits? and was the most common Roman designation for an insurrectionist or rebel. Three rebels on a hill covered in crosses, each cross bearing the racked and bloodied body of a man who dared defy the will of Rome. That image alone should cast doubt upon the gospels? portrayal of Jesus as a man of unconditional peace almost wholly insulated from the political upheavals of his time. The notion that the leader of a popular messianic movement calling for the imposition of the ?Kingdom of God??a term that would have been understood by Jew and gentile alike as implying revolt against Rome?could have remained uninvolved in the revolutionary fervor that had gripped nearly every Jew in Judea is simply ridiculous. Why would the gospel writers go to such lengths to temper the revolutionary nature of Jesus? message and movement? To answer this question we must first recognize that almost every gospel story written about the life and mission of Jesus of Nazareth was composed after the Jewish rebellion against Rome in 66 C.E. In that year, a band of Jewish rebels, spurred by their zeal for God, roused their fellow Jews in revolt. Miraculously, the rebels managed to liberate the Holy Land from the Roman occupation. For four glorious years, the city of God was once again under Jewish control. Then, in 70 C.E., the Romans returned. After a brief siege of Jerusalem, the soldiers breached the city walls and unleashed an orgy of violence upon its residents. They butchered everyone in their path, heaping corpses on the Temple Mount. A river of blood flowed down the cobblestone streets. When the massacre was complete, the soldiers set fire to the Temple of God. The fires spread beyond the Temple Mount, engulfing Jerusalem?s meadows, the farms, the olive trees. Everything burned. So complete was the devastation wrought upon the holy city that Josephus writes there was nothing left to prove Jerusalem had ever been inhabited. Tens of thousands of Jews were slaughtered. The rest were marched out of the city in chains. The spiritual trauma faced by the Jews in the wake of that catastrophic event is hard to imagine. Exiled from the land promised them by God, forced to live as outcasts among the pagans of the Roman Empire, the rabbis of the second century gradually and deliberately divorced Judaism from the radical messianic nationalism that had launched the ill-fated war with Rome. The Torah replaced the Temple in the center of Jewish life, and rabbinic Judaism emerged. The Christians, too, felt the need to distance themselves from the revolutionary zeal that had led to the sacking of Jerusalem, not only because it allowed the early church to ward off the wrath of a deeply vengeful Rome, but also because, with the Jewish religion having become pariah, the Romans had become the primary target of the church?s evangelism. Thus began the long process of transforming Jesus from a revolutionary Jewish nationalist into a peaceful spiritual leader with no interest in any earthly matter. That was a Jesus the Romans could accept, and in fact did accept three centuries later when the Roman emperor Flavius Theodosius (d. 395) made the itinerant Jewish preacher?s movement the official religion of the state, and what we now recognize as orthodox Christianity was born. This book is an attempt to reclaim, as much as possible, the Jesus of history, the Jesus before Christianity: the politically conscious Jewish revolutionary who, two thousand years ago, walked across the Galilean countryside, gathering followers for a messianic movement with the goal of establishing the Kingdom of God but whose mission failed when, after a provocative entry into Jerusalem and a brazen attack on the Temple, he was arrested and executed by Rome for the crime of sedition. It is also about how, in the aftermath of Jesus? failure to establish God?s reign on earth, his followers reinterpreted not only Jesus? mission and identity, but also the very nature and definition of the Jewish messiah. There are those who consider such an endeavor to be a waste of time, believing the Jesus of history to be irrevocably lost and incapable of recovery. Long gone are the heady days of ?the quest for the historical Jesus,? when scholars confidently proclaimed that modern scientific tools and historical research would allow us to uncover Jesus? true identity. The real Jesus no longer matters, these scholars argue. We should focus instead on the only Jesus that is accessible to us: Jesus the Christ. Granted, writing a biography of Jesus of Nazareth is not like writing a biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. The task is somewhat akin to putting together a massive puzzle with only a few of the pieces in hand; one has no choice but to fill in the rest of the puzzle based on the best, most educated guess of what the completed image should look like. The great Christian theologian Rudolf Bultmann liked to say that the quest for the historical Jesus is ultimately an internal quest. Scholars tend to see the Jesus they want to see. Too often they see themselves?their own reflection?in the image of Jesus they have constructed. And yet that best, most educated guess may be enough to, at the very least, question our most basic assumptions about Jesus of Nazareth. If we expose the claims of the gospels to the heat of historical analysis, we can purge the scriptures of their literary and theological flourishes and forge a far more accurate picture of the Jesus of history. Indeed, if we commit to placing Jesus firmly within the social, religious, and political context of the era in which he lived?an era marked by the slow burn of a revolt against Rome that would forever transform the faith and practice of Judaism?then, in some ways, his biography writes itself. The Jesus that is uncovered in the process may not be the Jesus we expect; he certainly will not be the Jesus that most modern Christians would recognize. But in the end, he is the only Jesus that we can access by historical means. Everything else is a matter of faith. Contribute to this Story:
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Text Blog Tour

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SYNOPSIS One text can change everything. Honor Calhoun never thought her life would ever be like the books she writes for a living. One morning while out for a run, she learns not all bad things are plots in novels. Some horrors can actually come true. She faces off with a persistent attacker, holds her own, but in the end is taken hostage and thrown into a hole. In the middle of the woods. But Honor didn?t go down there alone. She took her kidnapper?s phone with her. With a spotty signal and a dying battery, her hope is slim. Nathan Reed is an active duty Marine stationed at a small reserve base in Pennsylvania. All he wants is a calm and uneventful duty station where he can forget the memories of his time in a war-torn country. But a single text changes everything. Nathan becomes Honor?s only hope for survival, and he has to go against the clock, push aside his past, and take on a mission for a girl he?s never met. Both of them want freedom? but they have to survive long enough to obtain it. ***This is a new adult contemporary novel and contains sexual content and graphic language. It is not intended for young adult readers.***     My Review: I loved this book soo much! I was so happy when I got an advanced copy I was jumping out of my socks, it's an expression. Anyway it didn't disappoint. Usually I don't read stories where someone gets kidnapped and then falls in love because it's scary. It can literally happen to anyone..at any time. You never know.  Which is why I will now never leave the house alone.  Ever. Nathan was so sexy and muscular it was mouthwatering. But don't get your hopes up because there aren't many Nathans around as unfortunate as that sounds and is. I really just want to write a letter to Cambria about how her writing is fantastic and how she's inspired me to start writing a little. Buut that's what the internet is for and I can just write her an email without having to go to 7 Eleven for a stamp. The only think I disliked about the book was...Honor. I don't know what it was about her and I understand you develop feelings for your savior but...it happened a bit to quick. Though I don't believe in love at first sight so who knows.   ?Wh-what?? My mouth ran dry. He wanted to look under my shirt? ?I want to see them.? ?That?s not really necessary?? He studied me and then thrust his hand out in the space between us. ?Hey, I?m Nathan Reed. It?s nice to meet you.? I wanted to laugh. We were a little beyond a formal introduction. But it was fun (hey, you try being kidnapped and beaten and see what you consider fun), so I slid my hand into his. ?I?m Honor.? He held my hand a little longer than he needed to, his thumb brushing over the inside of my wrist. I caught myself right before I started purring like a cat. That would have been hella embarrassing. ?I?m a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. My favorite color is green, and I like football.? ?What are you doing?? I asked, thoroughly charmed by him. ?Formally introducing myself so you?ll let me under your shirt.? I laughed. ?I usually don?t let men I just met under my shirt.? ?I?m irresistible.? I smiled. ?And so modest.? Meet Cambria: Facebook / Goodreads / Website / Twitter / Pinterest Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor?s degree, couldn?t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com

The Founders At Home

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KIRKUS REVIEW Why did the American Revolution turn out so well? Across the world and throughout history?from France to Russia to China and elsewhere?revolutions have usually descended into tyranny and bloodshed, but America has enjoyed stability, freedom and prosperity. Historian and City Journal editor Magnet (Dickens and the Social Order, 2004, etc.) delivers the answer in this collection of biographies of our Founding Fathers, describing their ideas as well as?for no clear reason?their homes. The usual immortals?Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton and Madison?take up most of the text. Readers may puzzle over the absence of John Adams and Benjamin Franklin and the inclusion of second-level figures such as William Livingston, John Jay and the Lees of Virginia, but it is this selection, rather than their straightforward biographies, that supports the author?s argument. Historians agree that America?s founders aimed to restore what they viewed as traditional British freedoms being trampled by George III and his administration. Magnet stresses that eschewing abstract theories and sticking to narrow political goals ensured their success, adding that subsequent revolutions in other nations aiming to create a new social and economic order ended badly. Readers will now understand the absence of Adams and Franklin. All of the author?s founders belonged to the upper-class elite?or, in Hamilton?s case, identified with it?so social revolution held no attraction. Since America was more prosperous than even Britain and lacked an underclass, pressure for an economic revolution was low. Mildly quirky but well-argued. It?s not controversial that American revolutionaries sought only liberty, not equality or fraternity, and Magnet is happy to point that out. Pub Date:Nov. 11th, 2013
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