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There is an important election taking place here in the US this year. With both candidates having selected their running mates, I thought now would be a great time to recommend a political Amazon Kindle book.

This book is non-partisan. This book is filled with facts and history - not rhetoric and pandering. Check it out - it's a winner. Click any of my Amazon links and jsut search for the title.

"US Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Bill of Rights, and Guide to US Government" for mobile reference, Kindle edition.

 
 

Here's another review I read about the Kindle online. I think it sums it up pretty good. The author is a little harsh in the article, but he comes out on the right side..

"Having lived with the Kindle, I can say that it serves most of my immediate reading needs. As a guy who enjoys amassing a vast library of books and displaying them in bookcases, I am a little frightened of the future, but inevitability is the name of the game, and fear of change isn't a good enough excuse. Will I continue to buy books or will I jump into Amazon book buying mode? That remains to be seen, but you, o early adopter, should not share my fears. The Kindle is a quality invention, and I can see why the first batch sold out so fast."

Cheers to that!

 
 

Just finished reading "The Billionaires Vinegar" by Benjamin Wallace. Here's a synopsis:

In 1985, at a heated auction by Christie's of London, a 1787 bottle of Chateau Lafite Bordeaux--one of a cache of bottles unearthed in a bricked-up Paris cellar and supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson--went for 156,000 dollars to a member of the Forbes family. The discoverer of the bottle was pop-band manager turned wine collector Hardy Rodenstock, who had a knack for finding extremely old and exquisite wines. But rumors about the bottle soon arose. Why wouldn't Rodenstock reveal the exact location where it had been found? Was it part of a smuggled Nazi hoard? Or did his reticence conceal an even darker secret? Suspenseful, witty, and thrillingly strange, The Billionaire's Vinegar is the vintage tale of what could be the most elaborate con since the Hitler diaries.

Great book - get it here!

 
 

Here's a great video I found on YouTube that gives a good description of the Amazon Kindle, and the fact that you can see the guy holding it gives you a good sense of how big it is, how you can hold it, etc. The Kindle really is light and portable, which in my opinion makes it better than some of the other ebook readers.