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"MR. PRESIDENT" : GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THE MAKING OF THE NATION'S HIGHEST OFFICE

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'' Mr. President '' : George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office
HARLOW GILES UNGER
Posted:  Jan. 1, 2014

Although the framers gave the president little authority, Washington knew whatever he did would set precedents for generations of his successors. To ensure their ability to defend the nation, he simply ignored the Constitution when he thought it necessary and reshaped the presidency into what James Madison called a "monarchical presidency." Modern scholars call it the "imperial presidency." A revealing look at the birth of American government, "Mr. President" describes George Washington's assumption of office in a time of continual crisis, as riots, rebellion, internecine warfare, and attacks by foreign enemies threatened to destroy the new nation.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
Here is a history book that is a part of our history that most people forget about or really don’t know about. It is about George Washington bec…

KING AND MAXWELL

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KING AND MAXWELLDAVID BALDACCI
Posted:  Jan. 1, 2014

David Baldacci brings back Sean King and Michelle Maxwell-former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, featured in the hit TNT TV series King & Maxwell-in their most surprising, personal, and dangerous case ever . . .

KING AND MAXWELL

It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father . . . after his supposed death.

Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target?

Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined. And as their hunt for the truth le…

OUTSIDER BASEBALL: THE WEIRD WORLD OF HARDBALL ON THE FRINGE, 1876-1950

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OUTSIDER BASEBALL: 1876-1950SCOTT SIMKUS
Posted:  Jan. 1, 2014

With new research and revelations that will surprise even the most ardent baseball history buffs, this engaging account tells the story of the mostly forgotten world of the mercenaries, scalawags, and outcasts who made up the independent professional ball clubs. Combining meticulous research with modern analytics, the book provides a deeper understanding of how vast and eclectic the world of professional baseball was during the first half of the 20th century. It illuminates an alternate baseball universe where Babe Ruth, Rube Waddell, and John McGraw crossed bats with the Cuban Stars, Tokyo Giants, Brooklyn Bushwicks, dozens of famous Negro league teams, and novelty acts such as the House of David and Bloomer Girls. Written in a gritty prose style, this entertaining book shares the stories of these unsung players and uses a critical lens to separate fact from fiction.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
 There is a lot of information in thi…

LAST CHANCE: KNIT & STITCH

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LAST CHANCE: KNIT & STITCHHOPE RAMSAY
Posted:  Jan. 1, 2014

  Molly Canaday wishes she could repair her life as easily as she fixes cars. She was all set to open her own body shop in Last Chance when her mother ran off and left her to manage the family yarn shop instead. Now guided by the unsolicited-though well-intended-advice of the weekly knitting club, Molly works to untangle this mess. But her plan unravels when the new landlord turns out to be difficult-as well as tall, dark, and handsome.

Simon Wolfe returns to quickly settle his father's estate and then leave Last Chance for good. Still wounded by a broken heart, Simon is surprised when the town's charming streets and gentle spirit bring back good memories. Soon the beautiful, strong-willed Molly sparks a powerful attraction that tempts him to break his iron-clad no-commitment rule. Can Simon and Molly find a way to share work space-and build a future together in Last Chance?

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This is another Last C…

JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE

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JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFEROBERT HILBURN
Jan. 1, 2014

The definitive biography of an American legend

In Johnny Cash: The Life, Robert Hilburn conveys the unvarnished truth about a musical icon whose colorful career stretched from his days at Sun Records with Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis to the remarkable creative last hurrah, at age sixty-nine, that resulted in the brave, moving "Hurt" video. As music critic for the Los Angeles Times, Hilburn knew Cash well throughout his life: he was the only music journalist at the legendary Folsom Prison concert in 1968, and he interviewed Cash and his wife June Carter for the final time just months before their deaths in 2003. Hilburn's rich reporting shows the remarkable highs and deep lows that followed and haunted Cash in equal measure. A man of great faith and humbling addiction, Cash aimed for more than another hit on the jukebox; he wanted to use his music to lift people's spirits and help promote what he felt was the best of…

Dedicated to Curvy Women: Myself Image/Me?

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In reading Alice Clayton’s book “The Redhead Plays Her Hand”, which I loved by the way, there was this phrase I wrote down that just got to me.Along with so many others but this is something I wanted to use here for our blog to open discussions up to men and women alike. So, here we go…
“Curvy women who want to live a healthier lifestyle, bolstered by the interest in their own struggle.In an effort to shed light on the struggles women with self-image, confidence, their sexuality and everything else facing a modern woman.”
Once you read her book you will fully understand the context of this statement so I don’t want to give it away.Yet, it is something as a woman I have struggled with my whole life.My weight, the funny thing is that now due to the fact that two years ago I found out I had stage one thyroid cancer (two years clean) I weigh less than I did in 6th grade all the way until my first miscarriage at 19.Then in one year through depression I gained 107 pounds.I struggled with self…

HAPPY NEW YEARS/THANK YOU FOR COMING BACK Free Books Amazon

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Family of Readers and Authors,

We would like to take the time to thank all of our wonderfully devoted readers who keep coming back to see what we have to offer.We would also like to thank all the authors that we have been blessed to have interviews with and have become a part of 1 Rad Reader Reviews Family.
We are hoping to take the blog in a couple of new directions in 2014.Our daughter being a brand new 13 year old keeps balking that with all her school work, sitting down to write a review is not appealing.Not to mention she says that all her friends that although they may be interested in the books she is reading would not take the time to read the reviews.Which we get it, that instant gratification and a whole lot of school work.We told her that during the school year her idea flies for now but summer it may change.So, in 2014 it looks like my daughter Dez will be doing her reviews via “YouTube”.From there we will just add the link to our blog.We will want your feedback so please le…