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Andreanna by S. L. Gilbow
The Angels of Morgan Hill by Donna VanLiere
Bark up the Right Tree by Jessie and Ruth Tschudin
Beware of Tigers by David Horowitz
Can You Spell Revolution? by Matt Beam
Dark Side of the Morgue by Raymond Benson
Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
Fiction by Ara 13
Fool by Christopher Moore
Gambling for Good Mail by Evelyn Cole
Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion by Mark Ames
The Heroes of Googley Woogley by Dalton James
The Letter by Richard Paul Evans
Naked Pictures of Famous People by Jon Stewart
An Ornithologist's Guide to Life by Ann Hood
Politics in Compassion by Jack Schauer
The Price of Silence by Deborah Ross
R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
Sea Wrack by Edward Jesby
South-Sea Idyls Charles Warren Stoddard
Sparks: How Parents Can Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers by Peter L. Benson
Stratosphere by Henry Garfield
The Take-Us by John Raymond Takacs
The Three Incestuous Sisters by Audrey Niffenegger
Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa
The Silent Man by Alex Berenson
Ulysses by James Joyce
Vigilante Witch Hunter by Gary Turcotte
Voices Under Berlin by THE Hill
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
Women in Business by Patricia Annino
The World I Never Made by James LePore



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Politics in CompassionPolitics in Compassion: 06/02/09

Politics in Compassion by Jack Schauer takes a look at the history of political compassion in the 20th century and tries to extrapolate a modern approach to undo recent gaffs in policy.

Schauer comes to this subject with two masters. He has done his research and the notes and citations are thorough. Unfortunately the book lacks focus in its editing. Schauer has the tendency to ramble. His sentences tend towards being run-ons and sometimes he has problems with agreement between subjects, objects and verbs. He also doesn't find a consistent voice. Sometimes he refers to himself in the third person: "the author shows" and other times he uses "I." Both are acceptable but not together.

I like political science books. I enjoyed reading Schauer's summary of key historical moments in U.S. politics but the editing mistakes became too much of a distraction to fully engage the book.

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