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About craigmaas

I do a little web design work and support a couple web sites and blogs. My primary focus is lighting and energy consulting where I use a number of computer tools to help my customer find ways of saving money and improving their work environment. See my web site for more information: www.effectiveconcepts.net

Chasing The Demon by Dan Hampton

Chasing The Demon: A Secret History Of The Quest For The Sound Barrier, And The Band Of American Aces Who Conquered It This book should have been titled: Chasing the Swallow, and subtitled: The history of western civilization during the … Continue reading

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Past Tense by Lee Child

Past Tense: Jack Reacher #23 Jack Reacher left the US Army as a Major (military police) at the age 36. Since then he’s been roaming the country taking odd jobs and investigating suspicious and frequently dangerous situations. No home, no … Continue reading

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Thanks A Lot Mr. Kibblewhite by Roger Daltrey

Needless to say I loved reading Thanks A Lot Mr. Kibblewhite. The Who are my favorite Rock artists. I didn’t know what to expect from this book. Roger comes across as a very down-to-earth guy. Maybe the only ‘regular guy’ … Continue reading

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This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

This Is Where I Leave You A family of adult children return to their childhood home to sit Shiva for their father and give each other grief. It’s funny in places, but also depressing. B- 404 pages Amazon Book Preview … Continue reading

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The Writing of American Military History: A Guide

The Writing of American Military History: A Guide: PAM 20-200 I had this idea to that writing Sports History would be similar to writing Military History. I wanted to see if anyone had had that thought before. No. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Respect by David Ritz

Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin A candid look at a great soul singer and troubled woman. B+ 500 pages Amazon Book Preview of “Respect”

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The Scandal by John Grisham

The Scandal: Theodore Boone #6 Book 6 of 6 B-217 pages Amazon Book Preview of “The Scandal“

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