Gail Williams (gail) Tue 25 Oct 11 07:33
Thanks Julie. Alex is a sometimes super sarcastic political writer at Salon, and the e-book is his rendition of a Tea Party history text book. It's available at Amazon and at B&N so far, and soon at iTunes, for use on the devices that go with those places. (It also works on the free compatible software versions of their various nookish and kindlish systems for those who read on phones or laptops or the like. I didn't even know that until the recent discussion with WELL authors who have published e-books. Makes whole books cost around what shipping a hardback costs, without having to buy hardware. Sheesh.)
descend into a fractal hell of meta-truthiness (jmcarlin) Tue 25 Oct 11 10:33
I was a bit shocked at the book title until I read, on the B&N web page: A Tea People's History is the real story of America, as told by a person who wasn't there but who has watched a lot of Glenn Beck. From the betrayal of our Christian Founders by ACORN agent Aaron Burr to our nation's salvation at the hands of Saint Reagan, this rigorously opinion-checked history is an ideal guide for any home-schooled student turned off by the liberal bias of traditional textbooks.
brighter clouds ahead (noebie) Tue 25 Oct 11 14:06
that is precious
Michael Zentner (mz) Tue 25 Oct 11 15:17
>>> ACORN agent Aaron Burr Imagine if Tim Geithner tried getting mouthy with him ...
Mark McDonough (mcdee) Tue 25 Oct 11 18:28
I was surprised to learn of the connections between Woodrow Wilson and the Black Panther Party. Clearly there's a lot my liberal professors did not tell me!
David Gans (tnf) Wed 26 Oct 11 08:20
THis is gonna be fun!
David Albert (aslan) Wed 26 Oct 11 08:33
Can this book definitely be read if you don't own a Kindle? Online it suggests that it can only be read on certain expensive devices. I'd want to just print it out and read it offline.
brighter clouds ahead (noebie) Wed 26 Oct 11 08:41
amazon does have a free reader application available for download - not sure you can print anything out with it though
Gary Lambert (almanac) Wed 26 Oct 11 08:48
Both Amazon and B&N offer free readers that you can download to your computer, phone or tablet. If a user has the software on multiple devices it will sync between them so the books you get can be read on any or all of them. It'll even retain bookmarks while syncing so you can pick up in the same place. But, no, I don't think any of them have a print function. Kinda defeats the purpose of the e-book.
Gary Lambert (almanac) Wed 26 Oct 11 08:48
Gail Williams (gail) Wed 26 Oct 11 10:51
Free readers for kindle format: "The Best Reading Experience... Browser" -- that's their cloud subscription service) -- "PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, or Android Phone" <http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_ipad_mkt_lnd?docId=1000493771> Free readers for nook format: "Your Library Everywhere: iPad iPhone Android NOOK PC Mac" http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/free-nook-apps/379002321/
Julie Sherman (julieswn) Thu 27 Oct 11 17:54
Startingon Nov 10th we will be duscussing Philip Fradkin's book: Everett Ruess His Short Life, Mysterious Death, and Astonishing Afterlife More info at: <http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520265424> If you would like a free (regular, hold it in your hands) book, please email me at email@example.com
David Gans (tnf) Fri 28 Oct 11 07:41
I am reading this book now. It's thoroughly researched and beautifully written, with Ruess's own words woven directly into the text (set off in italics). Ruess's story ends with a mystery, but it's not about that: it's about a young man who goes wandering in the west in the 1930s, with pencils and paintbrushes and a journal in hand. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everett_Ruess> <http://everettruess.net/>
jelly fish challenged (reet) Fri 28 Oct 11 09:07
And anyone who has been in our house has seen a Ruess print on the wall!
Andrew Alden (alden) Fri 28 Oct 11 20:42
Ah, OK, I remember who this guy is. Fradkin is one of my favorite authors, and Reuss is right down his alley. Email sent.
Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Tue 8 Nov 11 09:22
Novelist Lewis Shiner will be our guest December 22, discussing his latest novel _Dark Tangos_. You can download the book as a pdf: http://boingboing.net/2011/09/19/lewis-shiners-new-suspense-novel-dark-tangos- as-a-free-download-the-action-packed-ugly-history-of-argentina.html
Julie Sherman (julieswn) Tue 15 Nov 11 17:51
We will be interviewing Cyrus Fahrivar about his book "The Internet of Elsewhere." Not completely sure of the date yet, but it might be as soon as Nov 28th. The books are in, if you would like to receive a free copy and then participate in the conversation, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more info on Cyrus and his book, please check out <www.internetofelsewhere.com.>
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Thu 15 Mar 12 09:06
We will be interviewing Howard Rheingold about his book Netsmart: How to Thrive Online, April 26 to May 10. The books are in, if you would like to receive a free copy and then participate in the conversation, please e-mail Julie Sherman at email@example.com For more information on Howard and his new book, go to <http://www.rheingold.com>
Nancy White (choco) Sat 24 Mar 12 15:09
I realize, I already BOUGHT the book! Yay!
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Sat 24 Mar 12 15:15
:) If you bought it on Amazon, please be sure to write a review.
Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Sat 24 Mar 12 16:14
We have journalist/activist Rebecca MacKinnon coming for an Inkwell.vue talk May 24-June 7. We're looking for readers - the deal is that we send you a review copy of the book, and you agree to read it, show up, and be part of the conversation. If you're interested, please email me, and include your snailmail address so we can send the book. Rebecca's book is called _Consent of the Networked_: http://consentofthenetworked.com/ "Many commentators have debated whether the Internet is ultimately a force for freedom of expression and political liberation, or for alienation, and repression. Rebecca MacKinnon moves the debate about the Internets political impact to a new level. It is time, she says, to stop arguing over whether the Internet empowers individuals and societies, and address the more fundamental and urgent question of how technology should be structured and governed to support the rights and liberties of all the worlds Internet users."
Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Wed 28 Mar 12 17:34
May 10-24, Mark Dery will be our guest at <inkwell.vue>, talking about his new collection, _I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams_. From Bruce Sterling's preface: "Dery...brandishes a Diogenes lantern as the the smoke thickens on every side. ... Beset with Google erudition, [these essays] tackle a dizzying set of topics--even within the essays, within the very sentences, there are dizzying arrays of topics. ... He's very good at going into areas of culture you wouldn't care to visit yourself, and performing autopsies. He assesses each bone and organ in detail. Not in a crowd-pleasing way--he doesn't prettify it, culture-industrialize it and build a gift-shop at the door. Mark is like a Martian probe. He is high-tech. He is way out there, on his own. He came equipped with an onboard set of lenses and abrasion tools." We have copies we can distribute to readers who are willing to join the two-week conversation. Email me if you're interested!
David Wilson (dlwilson) Thu 29 Mar 12 09:10
I like to read the book. emailing.
Aunty Bellum's House of Waffles and Worship/Sweet Jesus Sunday Special (outrider) Sat 31 Mar 12 23:48
I will MARK my calendar for DERY and search for my copy...he is so brilliant...and hey, jonl-back-on-the-Well!
Nancy White (choco) Thu 19 Apr 12 04:09
Would love to do MacKinnon, but will be on the road and highly unreliable. But I have to say, having met her at some gathering years ago, I can still remember how her insight was sharp and clear so I am looking forward to the book. And Ted, as soon as I read Rheingold's book, I'll post a review!
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