Category Archives: Books

Book of the Fortnight – Washington: A Life (part 1)

We are back with another book review for your reading pleasure. And this one features one of our personal favorites. The Main Man. George Washington. This fortnight we bring you one of the most acclaimed biographies of 2011, the Pulitzer … Continue reading

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Book of the Fortnight: Bringing the Jobs Home

Sure, it’s been longer than a fortnight, but between computer crashes and moving the Book of the Fortnight series has suffered a slight setback. But with a new laptop (courtesy of Gripweed) and Buckley the Book Review Mascot comfortably settling … Continue reading

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Book of the Fortnight: What Jesus Meant

A friend of William F. Buckley, Garry Wills is one of the more respected authors on Catholicism and religion. I first read a book by him concerning the Rosary, which I found very informative, insightful and thought provoking. So when … Continue reading

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Why The Beatles Broke Up, including Book of the Fortnight: You Never Give Me Your Money (The Beatles After The Breakup)

This fortnight brings you a different kind of book review.  After I finished reading You Never Give Me Your Money (The Beatles After The Breakup) by Peter Doggett, I began writing my review. What I found I was writing, to me … Continue reading

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Book of the Fortnight: Founding Brothers

Well readers is time for another Of Buckley and Beatles book review.  Fortunately for you I spent the past few weeks reading Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis.  I am pleased to be able to tell you about it right now. Countless books have been writtenabout the main … Continue reading

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Book of the Fortnight: Republican Party Reptile

There comes a time for many of us when the weight of the world is too much for serious reading; a time when something more lighthearted, but no less intelligent, is in order; a time when we could plain ol’ … Continue reading

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Book of the Fortnight: The Beatles Recording Sessions

This edition of the Book of the Fortnight series features the one Beatles book that every fan should own.  A book that tells the story of The Beatles more effectively than any other, but without the same collection of clichéd … Continue reading

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The Coming Generational Storm

A bonus book review, as events in Wisconsin have made the subject matter of this book more pressing than ever before. Understanding the full weight of government’s unfunded liabilities is what is at the heart of the battle in Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Book of the Fortnight: The Conscience of a Conservative

Another selection from the OB&B Book List, The Conscience of a Conservative was ghostwritten for Barry Goldwater by his former speechwriter L. Brent Bozell, who also happened to be William F. Buckley’s brother-in-law, and was originally published in 1960. While … Continue reading

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Book of the Fortnight – Hot Time In the Old Town

One of my favorite types of book is one that reminds us of a historical event that was hugely important in its day, but has been largely forgotten in the passage of years.  The type of story that makes you … Continue reading

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MTV (and everything else) Unplugged

Since we like books around here, I noticed there is a new one being released this week that sounds very interesting, written by Susan Maushart. Via Yahoo: The result of what she grandly calls “The Experiment” was more OMG than … Continue reading

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Book of the Fortnight: The Science of Liberty

At long last – a book review! And since this is the first, it comes with the bonus unveiling of the official OB&B Book Review mascot! I adored him at once and having inquired about him I thusly rescued him … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkein!

A toast to J.R.R. Tolkein on the 119th anniversary of his birth. As fans of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of books we feel that recognition of Mr. Tolkein’s birthday is in order.  It also gives us an excuse … Continue reading

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Word of the Day

Crapulous. Don’t blame me – it’s from Merriam-Webster. No sh*t.

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It took me years to write, will you take a look?

The new Mark Twain book is out! The new Mark Twain book is out! Well not really, but really. The much anticipated first volume of an autobiography of Mark Twain has finally seen the light of day.. Clemens, with a … Continue reading

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Introducing the OB&B Booklist

As some of you may have noticed, we’ve posted a booklist. There are two kinds of books on our list: books we have read and books we are looking forward to reading. While we may not get to every book … Continue reading

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