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Jon Gabriel is an editor-in-chief at Ricochet and columnist covering diverse subjects including policy, politics, and pop culture. Published in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the New York Post, the Arizona Republic, and other publications.
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Frozen Hell
The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940
William Trotter - Jan 01, 2000 (first published in 1991)
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In 1939, tiny Finland waged war - the kind of war that spawns legends - against the mighty Soviet Union, and yet their epic struggle has been largely ignored. Guerrillas on skis, heroic single-handed attacks on tanks, unfathomable endurance, and the charismatic leadership of one of this century's true military geniuses - these are the elements of b...
Jon Gabriel
Apr 01, 2021
@BearOfGrump @GrayConnolly Best book on the subject.      source
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How the Irish Saved Civilization
The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe (The Hinges of History)
Thomas Cahill - Feb 01, 1996 (first published in 1995)
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From the fall of Rome to the rise of Charlemagne - the "dark ages" - learning, scholarship, and culture disappeared from the European continent. The great heritage of western civilization - from the Greek and Roman classics to Jewish and Christian works - would have been utterly lost were it not for the holy men and women of unconquered Ireland. In...
Jon Gabriel
Dec 16, 2020
@StudiosShelly Great book! And totally agree. Was just reading up on the Byzantines; toward the end they started getting super autocratic.      source
Dressing the Man
Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion
Alan Flusser - Oct 01, 2002
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Dressing the Man is the definitive guide to what men need to know in order to dress well and look stylish without becoming fashion victims.Alan Flusser's name is synonymous with taste and style. With his new book, he combines his encyclopedic knowledge of men's clothes with his signature wit and elegance to address the fundamental paradox of modern...
Jon Gabriel
Nov 16, 2020
All you young lads should get this book if you want to dress like a grown-up.      source
The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader'
C. S. Lewis - Jul 01, 1994 (first published in 1952)
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The Dawn Treader will take you places you never dreamed existed. NARNIA... the world of wicked dragons and magic spells, where the very best is brought out of even the worst people, where anything can happen (and most often does)... and where the adventure begins.The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has buil...
Jon Gabriel
Aug 14, 2020
@NathanWurtzel My favorite book of the series. Never saw the movie, tho.      source
A Confederacy of Dunces
John Kennedy Toole - Jan 01, 1987 (first published in 1980)
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Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here"A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves, stuck out on either side like turn signals indicating two directions at once. Full, pursed lips protruded beneath the bush...
Jon Gabriel
May 26, 2020
@MZHemingway Just read it a couple of months ago. BRILLIANT.      source
Orthodoxy
G. K. Chesterton - Jul 25, 2011 (first published in 1908)
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G. K. Chesterton wrote of Orthodoxy that it represented an attempt 'to state the philosophy in which I have come to believe' and to do so 'in a vague and personal way, in a set of mental pictures rather than in a series of deductions'. For most of its readers, it is the wittiest and most rollicking defence of the Christian faith ever written. Antic...
Jon Gabriel
Mar 23, 2018
@JonahNRO Was thinking of adding a great quote but the whole book is a great quote.      source
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Based on a True Story
Not a Memoir
Norm MacDonald - Jun 13, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "Driving, wild and hilarious" (The Washington Post), here is the incredible "memoir" of the actor, gambler, raconteur, and Saturday Night Live veteran. Don't miss Norm's new Netflix special, Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Treachery!When Norm Macdonald, one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, was approached to write a ce...
Jon Gabriel
Dec 30, 2017
@HernandezTony It's like a parody of celebrity tell-alls, but unintentional. One of the best books I read last year was Norm @normmacdonald's brilliant "Based on a True Story."      source