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Karl Diedrich Bader is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He is known for appearing in comedies, including the films The Beverly Hillbillies, Office Space, EuroTrip and Napoleon Dynamite and the sitcoms Better Things, Veep, Outsourced and American Housewife, most notably, the Drew Carey Show.
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A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Betty Smith - Nov 06, 2018 (first published in 1943)
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The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century."A profoundly moving novel, and an honest and true one. It cuts right to the heart of life... If you miss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn you will deny yourself a rich experience... It is a poignant and deeply understanding story of childhood and family relationships. The N...
Diedrich Bader
Jun 03, 2021
@MJMcKean It’s a brilliant book I also think the movie is really good      source
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It's Even Worse Than It Looks
How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism
Thomas E. Mann - Apr 05, 2016
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Acrimony and hyperpartisanship have seeped into every part of the political process. Congress is deadlocked and its approval ratings are at record lows. America's two main political parties have given up their traditions of compromise, endangering our very system of constitutional democracy. And one of these parties has taken on the role of insurge...
Diedrich Bader
Jan 03, 2021
@NormOrnstein @brhodes An excellent book      source
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The Kindness of Strangers
Salka Viertel - Jan 22, 2019 (first published in 1969)
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Salka Viertel’s autobiography tells of a brilliant, creative, and well-connected woman’s pilgrimage through the darkest years of the twentieth century, a journey that would take her from a remote province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to Hollywood. The Kindness of Strangers is, to quote the New Yorker writer S. N. Behrman, “a very rich book. It pr...
Diedrich Bader
Jan 02, 2021
@nikcij @baddestmamajama I’m going out on a limb here but if you like the ex pat perspective on America and are also moderately interested in show business THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS also published by @nyrbclassics is a book i would recommend highly      source
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The Farm in the Green Mountains
Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer - May 02, 2017 (first published in 1949)
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The Farm in the Green Mountains is the story of a family finding home halfway across the world from their homeland. Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer and her husband, the playwright Carl Zuckmayer, lived at the heart of intellectual life in Weimar, Germany, counting among their circle Stefan Zweig, Alma Mahler, and Bertolt Brecht. After Carl's work fell afoul...
Diedrich Bader
Jan 02, 2021
@nikcij @baddestmamajama I LOVED THAT BOOK SO MUCH!!! Thanks for reading it Genuinely      source
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Angel in the Whirlwind
The Triumph of the American Revolution (Simon & Schuster America Collection)
Benson Bobrick - Jul 12, 2011 (first published in 1997)
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Angel in the Whirlwind is the epic tale of the American Revolution, from its roots among tax-weary colonists to the triumphant Declaration of Independence and eventual victory and liberty, recounted by Benson Bobrick, lauded by The New York Times as "perhaps the most interesting historian writing in America today." Overwhelmed with debt following i...
Diedrich Bader
Nov 27, 2020
@dewitte Love that book so much      source
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John Crowley
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Mr. Putin
Operative in the Kremlin (Geopolitics in the 21st Century)
Fiona Hill - Feb 02, 2015 (first published in 2012)
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From the KGB to the Kremlin: a multidimensional portrait of the man at war with the West. Where do Vladimir Putin's ideas come from? How does he look at the outside world? What does he want, and how far is he willing to go?The great lesson of the outbreak of World War I in 1914 was the danger of misreading the statements, actions, and intentions of...
Diedrich Bader
Jun 22, 2020
@gtconway3d Seriously though she amazing My wife and i both read her Putin book. She’s a great writer Also i found her walking into the closet at her interview really endearing in the article      source
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High Heel
Summer Brennan - Mar 21, 2019
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.Fetishized, demonized, celebrated and outlawed, the high heel is central to the iconography of modern womanhood. But are high heels good? Are they feminist? What does it mean for a woman (or, for that matter, a man) to choose to wear them? Medi...
Diedrich Bader
Feb 29, 2020
@summerbrennan Did i tell you how much i loved your book HIGH HEELS? Really interesting. so well written and constructed      source