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Holiday book selections

   While there are literally hundreds of books on the subject of tobacco, smoking, cigars, pipes and the politics of all of the foregoing, we thought it appropriate to give you a little variety for this Buyer's Guide. The books below are a diverse group of some of the most enlightening concepts and subjective extrapolations we have found that can take your mind off the election and even give a little insight on the concepts of power that lurk behind the war on tobacco. Without beating you over the head with such concepts, observe the risks exerted by entrenched science and the dangers of rote acceptance of what IS. Do yourself a favor and give them a try. The last title is pure fun meant to be shared. Clicking on each book graphic will take you to the Amazon.com site where you can purchase these little bundles of joy.

 

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Don Oakley
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Slow Burn is a highly personal but thoroughly documented journey by the author, Don Oakley, to find out the truth behind the supposed medical facts undergirding the nation's three-decades-long crusade against smoking. He begins with a searching critique of the 1964 surgeon general's report, which set the crusade into motion, and details the reservations of the surgeon general's advisory committee regarding the seven weak studies which formed the basis for the famous warning that "Cigarette smoking is a health hazard of sufficent importance in the United States to warrant appropriate remedial action." Weak research and worse interpretations and greedy lawyers - the definitive "so-what-else-is-new" look at the war on tobacco. Highly Recommended.
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Sheldon Norberg
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Confessions of a Dope Dealer - For all who spent the 60s and 70s wrapped in a haze of social pot smoking and never really considered where all of that stuff came from and for all who question the relevancy of drugs, including tobacco, in our society, take a journey into what the future holds for a world that might make tobaco as illegal as marijuana. The epitome of the psychology of the underground cultivation of substances whose usage is a matter of choice, effectively becomes an indictment of the dangers of the over-regulation of personal behavior. An interesting read that should give pause over the potentially apocalyptic nature of not dealing with the reality of accurate information.
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James P. Hogan
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Cradle of Saturn - Among the Saturnian moons, farsighted individuals, working without help or permission from any government, have established a colony. They call themselves the Kronians, after the Greek name for Saturn. Operating without the complacent and mediocrity driven restrictions of bureaucratic Earth, the colony attracts the best and brightest of the home world, and has been making important new discoveries. But one of their claims -- that they have found proof that the Solar System has undergone repeated cataclysms, one as recently as a few thousand years ago -- flies in the resentful face of the reigning dogmatic scientific power structure of Earth. Suddenly, the planet Jupiter emits a white-hot protoplanet as large as the Earth, which is hurtling sunwards like a gigantic comet that could obliterate our civilization....as it may have once before.
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Tom Clancy
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Bio-Strike - The most dangerous man of this century has employed the most dangerous weapon yet. Criminal mastermind Harlan DeVane has developed -- and spread -- a deadly, genetically engineered "superbug" resistant to all known cures. A microscopic time bomb, it will lie dormant inside its human hosts until detonated by specific biochemical triggers. This book keeps one's interest as it, in typical Clancy style, constantly begs the question of who is really in control of our so called civilization and what that kind of power insinuates. Don't look now but this book could be tomorrow's guide for survival in a world preoccupied with the minutia of daily existence and the acquistion of wealth, power, and SAFETY!
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Patrick Lynch
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Patrick Lynch's "Carriers" is unrelentingly seductive. Its chapter by chapter cliffhanging style kept me up all night, literally unable to sleep until I finished it. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the precarious relationship we have with our primitive ecosystems or who is fascinated with that voracious, world class monster that is the virus. This is a truly frightening book, that brings home the personal nature of a pandemic event coupled with just a hint as to its ultimate secret, carefully dangled in the context of a seemingly trivial encounter. Everyone I've shown this book to, after reading only a few pages, has gone out and bought the paperback for themselves. I eagerly await Lynch's next foray into the cardiac wild.
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Marcus Pfister
$39.96
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Rainbow Fish - For a real change of pace, Marcus Pfister's series of books about Rainbow Fish and his friends which have sold nearly 11 million copies around the world in 35 languages are perfect for reading to preschoolers, The Rainbow Fish, The Rainbow Fish to the Rescue, and The Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale, are favorites for parents and grandparents alike with uncanny visual effects for the little ones...and some insights for us big-uns.

HINT: To maximize the reading experience, get your little ones a small flashlight that they can shine on the pictures as your read the story to them. The effect is dazzling!

Now all three titles in the series are available in a handsome foil-stamped slipcase. The Adventures of Rainbow Fish makes a splendid gift for that special child, one that will be treasured for years to come. A beautiful set that will be see a lot of use.


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EDITOR'S NOTE: These reviews are solely for the convenience of people of legal age who already smoke, are trying to cut down on smoking, wish to spend less money on their smoking, want to roll their own cigarettes from high quality tobacco, and, in general, wish to have a far more satisfying, and economical smoking experience when compared with smoking pre-manufactured cigarettes. We, in no way, encourage people to smoke. Further, we prescribe to a sane, more logical approach to smoking that involves common sense as to quantity coupled with a strong desire to manage the habit until it becomes an occasional, freely chosen, diversion, that can be fully enjoyed with minimal health risks. Finally, we strongly encourage those who do smoke to take it outdoors, or to appropriate environments where tobacco can be enjoyed away from those who do not smoke, most especially children.  We do not sell tobacco or related products from this site; We distribute information about our perceptions of the quality of what is available and where it can be obtained. If you are under 18,  it is illegal to buy tobacco and you should immediately exit this site. If you do not smoke, it would seem illogical to start.

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