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Shopping for Votes
How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them
Susan Delacourt - Oct 08, 2016 (first published in 2013)
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This 2nd edition offers an insightful and provocative look at the inside world of political marketing in Canada—and what this means about the state of our democracy in the twenty-first century—from a leading political commentator. “Never mind what you may have heard about Canadians being hewers of wood and drawers of water. Forget all those endeari...
Robert Benzie
Apr 13, 2021
This is the indispensable @SusanDelacourt book, Shopping For Votes, that @MooreintheAM was discussing on @NEWSTALK1010. A must-read for anyone interested in democracy, elections, and marketing. #onpoli #cdnpoli      source
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Homeland Elegies
A Novel
Ayad Akhtar - Sep 15, 2020
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A deeply personal work about hope and identity in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of belonging and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque adventure -- at its heart, it is the story of a father, a son, and the country they bot...
Robert Benzie
Mar 21, 2021
Just finished @ayadakhtar’s brilliant new novel, Homeland Elegies, which is a searing, soaring, souring take on modern America. Reminded me a little of Frederick Exley’s A Fan’s Notes. But even better. Go buy this book.      source
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Walking with Destiny
Andrew Roberts - Nov 06, 2018
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Unarguably the best single-volume biography of Churchill . . . A brilliant feat of storytelling, monumental in scope, yet put together with tenderness for a man who had always believed that he would be Britain’s savior.” —Wall Street JournalIn this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, ...
Robert Benzie
May 07, 2019
Best book I have read this year.      source
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Godforsaken Grapes
A Slightly Tipsy Journey through the World of Strange, Obscure, and Underappreciated Wine
Jason Wilson - Apr 09, 2019
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There are nearly 1,400 known varieties of wine grapes in the world—from auxerrois to zierfandler—but 80% of the wine we drink is made from only 20 grapes. In Godforsaken Grapes, Jason Wilson looks at how that came to be and takes the reader on a journey into what else is out there.   From Switzerland, Austria, and Portugal through France and Italy,...
Robert Benzie
Jun 30, 2018
[email protected]'s lively new "Godforsaken Grapes" is the most enjoyable #wine book I've read since @lawrenceosborne's 2004 "The Accidental Connoisseur." Now hunting for mauzac, blaufrankisch, areni, baga, etc. (We have enough zweigelt and baco noir in Ontario.) A must read.      source