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permalink #126 of 161: 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.)
  
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permalink #127 of 161: 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.

  
  
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permalink #128 of 161: brighter clouds ahead (noebie) Tue 25 Oct 11 14:06
    
that is precious
  
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permalink #129 of 161: Michael Zentner (mz) Tue 25 Oct 11 15:17
    
>>> ACORN agent Aaron Burr

Imagine if Tim Geithner tried getting mouthy with him ...
  
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permalink #130 of 161: 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!
  
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permalink #131 of 161: David Gans (tnf) Wed 26 Oct 11 08:20
    
THis is gonna be fun!
  
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permalink #132 of 161: 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.
  
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permalink #133 of 161: 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
  
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permalink #134 of 161: 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.
  
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permalink #135 of 161: Gary Lambert (almanac) Wed 26 Oct 11 08:48
    

Slippage.
  
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permalink #136 of 161: 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/
  
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permalink #137 of 161: 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 julieswan@aol.com
  
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permalink #138 of 161: 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/>
  
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permalink #139 of 161: 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!
  
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permalink #140 of 161: 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.
  
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permalink #141 of 161: 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
  
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permalink #142 of 161: 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
julieswan@aol.com. If you would like more info on Cyrus and his book,
please check out <www.internetofelsewhere.com.>
  
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permalink #143 of 161: 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 julieswan@aol.com

For more information on Howard and his new book, go to
<http://www.rheingold.com>
  
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permalink #144 of 161: Nancy White (choco) Sat 24 Mar 12 15:09
    
I realize, I already BOUGHT the book! Yay!
  
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permalink #145 of 161: Ted Newcomb (tcn) Sat 24 Mar 12 15:15
    
:) If you bought it on Amazon, please be sure to write a review.
  
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permalink #146 of 161: 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 Internet’s 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 world’s Internet users."
  
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permalink #147 of 161: 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!
  
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permalink #148 of 161: David Wilson (dlwilson) Thu 29 Mar 12 09:10
    
I like to read the book.  emailing.
  
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permalink #149 of 161: 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!
  
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permalink #150 of 161: 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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