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Madison Slade (aka Moxie) has a review of Ann coulter’s latest book posted at Blogcritics: Sorority Girls Can be Lawyers & Writers Too. Moxie takes a unique look at Coulter and her writing style so check it out.
This post has inspired me to offer the following proposal:
Once a month I will purchase a book for a someone to review. The only requirement is that you post a review within 30 days to blogcritics or your own site. If you don’t have a site but want to compete and review a book I can post the review. I will choose based on requests to me and on what I find interesting and useful.
So if you want me to buy you a book so you can review it let me know (in the comments or via email) what the book is and why you want to read/review it. I will pick the first one this month.
You’ve gotta be joking. You’ll buy me a book??? And all I gotta do is read it and yak about it??? OK, if you decide I’m the lucky winner, here is a list of books I would love to receive/review. You pick which one of course.
In order of my preference:
1) Any of the “Love and Rockets” books I don’t have yet: “X,” “Fear of Comics,” or “Hernandez Satyricon.” Info here: http://www.fantagraphics.com/artist/lr/lrgn/lrgn.html
Not technically “books” really, but hey.
2) Richard Brookhiser’s bios of George Washington or the Adams family.
3) _The Weight of Glory_ by CS Lewis
4) Anything by Hernando de Soto
5) Christopher Hitchens, _Orwell’s Victory_
6) _Jewish Perspectives on the Experience of Suffering_, ed. Shalom Carmy
7) Stanley Fish, _Surprised by Sin_
Can’t hurt to ask! Let me know what transpires, as I’d be interested to see what gets reviewed.
Well, I’ll chime in with a few.
The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age by Simon Schama
Interesting and highly-praised portrait of Dutch society and psychology during their period of commercial per-eminence. Perhaps fuel for interesting parallels with modern American ideas and attitudes.
The Seduction of Place: The History and Future of the City by Joseph Rykwert
This is a bok about the inter-relationship of individuals with the cities they inhabit, and how said cities might develop.
Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350 by Janet L. Abu-Lughod
This is a wide-ranging economic hostory book about the situation that existed before the rise of Europe. I’m very interested in this development and how and why Europe rose to per-eminence.
Free books! I’m there! I am afraid virtually all non-fiction books have semicolons in the title. When did this become a publishing requirement?
Constitutional Interpretation: Textual Meaning, Original Intent, and Judicial Review
— Keith E. Whittington
Vaulting Ambition: Sociobiology and the Quest for Human Nature
— Philip Kitcher
The Golem — Gustav Meyrink
The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire
— Edward Lutwak
Virtue and the Making of Modern Liberalism.
Dunciad — Alexander Pope, in fact, any Pope
Hmmm…how about something fun…nothing like a Conservative reviewing…
Stupid White Men by Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky’s 9-11, or Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace by Gore Vidal.