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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War / Max Brooks.

[Longhorn Review] World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War / Max Brooks.

Material Type: All, books — Posted on April 28, 2010, 12:55 pm

By: Brooks, Max.

This is an essential for any zombie lover. Max Brooks' vision of a zombie
apocalypse is more in-depth than anything I've ever seen. Be careful though. World
War Z can seem more real than the wars you've read about in history books. Also, I
recommend the audio book. It is abridged, but it's by far the best audio book I've
ever heard.

Reviewer: Spades

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Three cups of tea : one man's mission to promote peace -- one school at a time

[Longhorn Review] Three cups of tea : one man's mission to promote peace -- one school at a time

Material Type: All, books — Tags: Afghan, education, Greg Mortenson, Pakistan — Posted on April 26, 2010, 10:27 am

By: Mortenson, Greg.

If you like your inspirational reading full of treacle, then this is the
uplifting book for you! This is not a bad light read. It is effusive in praise for
Greg Mortenson’s genius, and includes information about the recent state (2006-7) of
some Afghan and Pakistan people. Next in the sequence, by Mortenson and without the
co-author, is Stones into Schools.

Reviewer: Shel

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Ms.

[Longhorn Review] Ms.

Material Type: All, books — Tags: feminism, gender, woman's issues — Posted on April 18, 2010, 4:28 pm

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Excellent magazine about women's issues!!!!! I have been subscribed since 1995.
It covers national and international issues. And with time it has become more
inclusive on the issues of women of color. For many years it had no ads. There is a
section in the magazine called "No comment" where subscribers submit misogynist and
chauvinists ads, including the date and magazine they were published in, and an
address to write to the publishers about why this ads are offensive. Thanks to
readers writing to the publishing companies, a number of ads have been removed.
Today it does but there are not commercial ads but educational, or ads for other
women organizations. Today it is owned by the Feminist Majority, an activist
organization, they keep an eye on Washington for our rights and distribute the
magazine to women in jail among other things.

Reviewer: Feminist Actor

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The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

[Longhorn Review] The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

Material Type: All, books — Posted on April 16, 2010, 8:17 am

By: Schroeder, Alice

It is apparent that the DAD owns shares in Berkshire Hathaway. I would suggest
that the reviewer attend the meetings with DAD. I would suggest that the reviewer
listen carefully during the 7 hours. I would suggest that the reviewer study the
owner's manual. I would suggest the reviewer highlight the owner's manual. I would
suggest that the reviewer prepare like they would teach from the owner's manual. I
would suggest that the reviewer obtain Alice Shroeder's detailed analysis from
Berkshire Hathaway "Float Based Method". I would suggest that the reviewer read "The
Making of an American Captitalist" by Lowenstein. I would suggest that the reviewer
bond with the DAD. I would suggest that the reviewer learn daily from the DAD. The
DAD is a "wonderful and most relevant" DAD. I have owned Berkshire Hathaway shares
since 1983. I have NEVER sold a shares since 2000. My better half and I attend the
annual meeting and HAVE TOO MUCH FUN TO HARDLY EXPLAIN IN THIS SHORT REVIEW. I would
suggest that I wish your DAD was my DAD. Suggest to your DAD to make his way to
Gorat's at 5 PM on Friday, April 30, 2010 via Ms Lori's section. It would be FUN to
meet DAD.

Reviewer: Longhorn Reviewer

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Star wars trilogy / Lucasfilm Ltd

[Longhorn Review] Star wars trilogy / Lucasfilm Ltd

Material Type: All, books — Tags: reviewer, Star Wars — Posted on April 12, 2010, 11:50 am

By: George Lucas

This is the single greatest contribution to the film industry. Since 1977, Star
Wars has not only inspired hundreds of millions of people, it has had a lasting
impact on American culture that is prevalent even today. May the force be with
you.

Reviewer: Austin Gunter

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The Lost Books of the Odyssey

[Longhorn Review] The Lost Books of the Odyssey

Material Type: All, books — Tags: classical fiction — Posted on March 29, 2010, 10:45 am

By: Mason, Zachary

The Odyssey refracted through the broken mirror of modern consciousness. Zachary
Mason has drunk from the well of Calvino and Borges and gives us a poignant and
compelling rendition of the wily Odysseus' wanderings and companions. The text is
like the shell of a hermit crab - an adopted mobile shelter, a bricolage that winds
back on itself, with the sudden stirring of life from within.

Reviewer: dennis trombatore

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Central Park, an American Masterpiece

[Longhorn Review] Central Park, an American Masterpiece

Material Type: All, books — Posted on March 22, 2010, 9:14 am

By: Miller, Sara Cedar

The best book EVER on the topic of Central Park both for history and photography.
Well written and beautiful.

Reviewer: Longhorn Reviewer

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Speed : art, 2003-2009

[Longhorn Review] Speed : art, 2003-2009

Material Type: All, books — Tags: art, falstaffpicks, paintings — Posted on March 10, 2010, 12:16 pm

By: Speed, Julie

Long-time Austin resident Julie Speed (she lives in Marfa now) is a wonderful
twisted artist. Her paintings are full of detail and creepy beauty. Check out this
book or one of the other books the FAL has of her work (author=speed, julie in the
catalog) or check out juliespeed.com.

Reviewer: Ellen

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Making the scene : a history of stage design and technology in Europe and the United States

[Longhorn Review] Making the scene : a history of stage design and technology in Europe and the United States

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, Oscar G. Brockett, Robert Tobin, scene design — Posted on February 26, 2010, 2:44 pm

By: Brockett, Oscar Gross

Fabulous coverage of a fabulous field and wonderfully illustrated from UT's own
Oscar Brockett. The world of theatre research needed this book.

Reviewer: Longhorn Reviewer

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The year ahead : the guide to this year's art exhibitions and fairs worldwide.

[Longhorn Review] The year ahead : the guide to this year's art exhibitions and fairs worldwide.

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on February 24, 2010, 2:32 pm

By: Art Newspaper, London

Traveling this summer? Check out the art fairs and exhibitions wherever you'll
be. Do some research in advance at the Fine Arts Library and get more out of your
vacation.

Reviewer: Ellen

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