Saturday, December 27, 2008

Gods Terrorists or Misunderestimated Overunderappreciated

God's Terrorists: The Wahhabi Cult and the Hidden Roots of Modern Jihad

Author: Charles Allen

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Table of Contents:
Maps     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgements     xiii
Introduction: 'Am I not a Pakhtun?'     1
Death of a Commissioner     23
The Puritan of the Desert     42
The False Dawn of the Imam-Mahdi     69
The Call of the Imam-Mahdi     92
The Early Summer of 1857     118
The Late Summer of 1857     139
The Ambeyla Disaster     161
The Wahabees on Trial     185
The Frontier Ablaze     212
The Brotherhood     234
The Coming Together     260
The Unholy Alliance     289
Leading Muslim personalities     298
The roots of the Al-Saud - Al-Wahhab family alliance     304
The 'Wahhabi' family tree in India     306
Glossary     308
Bibliography     320
Index     332

Book review: Scalia Dissents or Inside Delta Force

Misunderestimated & Overunderappreciated

Author: Mark Crispin Miller

"One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures."  —George W. Bush


Whether you've been an unwavering Bush protestor or only recently joined the growing legion of his disapprovers, one thing is certain: at this point, we could all use a good laugh. But the hundreds of political cartoons collected in Misunderestimated & Overunderappreciated: The George W. Bush Administration as Seen Through the Eyes of the Tribune's Syndicated Editorial Cartoonists do more than simply poke fun. They chronologically document George W. Bush's presidency in all its glory, from Bush's quotidian gaffes to his fuzzy relationship with the truth to his unflagging efforts to "embitter" both the nation and the world.


Placing the 400-plus cartoons—drawn by sixteen of the Tribune Media Service's cartoonists, nearly half of them Pulitzer Prize–winners—in context are cogent introductions by acclaimed media critic Mark Crispin Miller, and a foreword by Garrison Keillor provides a wry take on this unprecedented presidency. Also included are yearly timelines, contemporary news stories, and quotes from Bush himself (and many others) that really "resignate."

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