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Ed Morrissey is an American conservative blogger, columnist, motivational speaker, and talk show host. He goes by the nickname Captain Ed and he lives in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. He wrote his original blog, "Captain's Quarters", from October 2003 to February 2008.
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The Return of the King
Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings Series
J. R. R. Tolkien - Oct 06, 2020 (first published in 1955)
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In celebration of The Hobbit's fifteenth anniversary, the authoritative edition of its stirring sequel, The Lord of the Rings, is elegantly presented in handsome, uniform editions. In the First Part of The Lord of the Rings, 111-year-old Bilbo Baggins (hero of The Hobbit) passed along his magical ring to his orphaned nephew, Frodo — unwittingly set...
Ed Morrissey
Jan 04, 2021
@crousselle You really still need to read the books, though. Start with the Hobbit, go through the trilogy, and then read The Silmarillion. You can start with the Silmarillion, but it may not work as well unless you've read the trilogy.      source
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The Silmarillion
J. R. R. Tolkien - Oct 07, 2014 (first published in 1977)
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A number-one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published, THE SILMARILLION is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before THE HOBBIT.Tolkien considered THE SILMARILLION his most important work, and, though it was published last and posthumously, this great collection of ta...
Ed Morrissey
Jan 04, 2021
@crousselle You really still need to read the books, though. Start with the Hobbit, go through the trilogy, and then read The Silmarillion. You can start with the Silmarillion, but it may not work as well unless you've read the trilogy.      source
The Two Towers
Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings (2)
The Lord of the Rings Series
J. R. R. Tolkien - Sep 18, 2012 (first published in 1954)
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The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGSOne Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themFrodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it...
Ed Morrissey
Jan 04, 2021
@crousselle You really still need to read the books, though. Start with the Hobbit, go through the trilogy, and then read The Silmarillion. You can start with the Silmarillion, but it may not work as well unless you've read the trilogy.      source
Also recommended by
John Gruber
The Hobbit
J. R. R. Tolkien - Sep 18, 2012 (first published in 1937)
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Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Ma...
Ed Morrissey
Jan 04, 2021
@crousselle You really still need to read the books, though. Start with the Hobbit, go through the trilogy, and then read The Silmarillion. You can start with the Silmarillion, but it may not work as well unless you've read the trilogy.      source
The Fellowship of the Ring
Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings (1)
The Lord of the Rings Series
J. R. R. Tolkien - Sep 18, 2012 (first published in 1954)
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The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themIn ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule ...
Ed Morrissey
Jan 04, 2021
@crousselle You really still need to read the books, though. Start with the Hobbit, go through the trilogy, and then read The Silmarillion. You can start with the Silmarillion, but it may not work as well unless you've read the trilogy.      source
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John Gruber
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
A True Story
Cameron Crowe - Sep 15, 1981
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This is a true story. In the fall of 1979 Cameron Crowe at 22 years of age walked into the office of Principal William Gray's office and asked permission to attend classes for the full length of the school year to research a book he was to write of his experiences inside the walls of Ridgemont High and Redondo Beach, California. This is the day-by-...
Ed Morrissey
Sep 18, 2020
@laura_lrnzo A terrific book! Looks like it's out of print now. Maybe @CameronCrowe can get the publisher to do a new release ...?      source
The Screwtape Letters
C. S. Lewis - Apr 21, 2015 (first published in 1942)
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A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles, seen from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." C.S Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demo...
Ed Morrissey
Nov 17, 2019
In my Sunday reflections, I often refer back to arguments made by Lewis in The Screwtape Letters. The book is a brilliant, devastating, and entertaining disposition on...      source
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