Things That Matter

Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
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Author(s): Charles Krauthammer
Awards:2014-New York Times Bestseller
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Product Number: DD11228
Released: Dec 26, 2013
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ISBN: #9780553398328
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From America's preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, a must-have collection of Charles Krauthammer's essential, timeless writings. A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenged conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer dazzled readers for decades with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column was a must-read in Washington and across the country. Don't miss the best of Krauthammer's intelligence, erudition and wit collected in one volume. Readers will find here not only the country's leading conservative thinker offering a passionate defense of limited government, but also a highly independent mind whose views—on feminism, evolution and the death penalty, for example—defy ideological convention. Things That Matter also features several of Krauthammer's major path-breaking essays—on bioethics, on Jewish destiny and on America's role as the world's superpower—that have profoundly influenced the nation's thoughts and policies. And finally, the collection presents a trove of always penetrating, often bemused reflections on everything from border collies to Halley's Comet, from Woody Allen to Winston Churchill, from the punishing pleasures of speed chess to the elegance of the perfectly thrown outfield assist. With a special, highly autobiographical introduction in which Krauthammer reflects on the events that shaped his career and political philosophy, this indispensible chronicle takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the fashions and follies, the tragedies and triumphs, of the last three decades of American life.

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Things That Matter
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Product Number:DD11228
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Author(s): Charles Krauthammer
Product Number Z100070508
Released: Dec 10, 2013
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780553398311
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Author(s): Charles Krauthammer
Product Number EB00152126
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Crown Forum
ISBN: #9780385349185

Professional reviews

"When Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer narrates excerpts from his body of work, there's a hint of wryness and self-deprecating humor. The predictable complaints about na•ve liberals are tempered by his gentle voice. The unexpected columnsÑan ode to a TSA objector, the joys of chess, and a defense of inebriated astronautsÑare lively and entertaining. Sadly, Krauthammer turns his audiobook over to George Newbern before the halfway mark. Newbern isn't bad, but there's something missing, especially in discussions of the ethics of euthanasia and stem-cell research. Krauthammer's medical and psychological background infuses his work, so these topics would have benefited from the authorÕs narration. Anyone looking for conservative commentary will want to listen. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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