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—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana
Congratulations to Thomas King:
Winner of the RBC Taylor Prize for The Inconvenient Indian
As a prisoner of war, Andrew Jackson walked several miles barefoot across state lines while suffering from smallpox and a serious head wound received when he refused to polish the boots of the soldiers who had taken him captive. He was thirteen years old.
“How do you keep up with them?” she asks me, a girl-to-girl aside. Justin answers before I can: “She can’t keep up. We carry her everywhere.” He pauses for effect and grins. “No, no, for real, she kicks my ass.”
As I was reading “Duty,” probably one of the best Washington memoirs ever, I kept thinking that Robert M. Gates clearly has no desire to work in the federal government again in his life. That evidently is a fertile frame of mind in which to write a book like this one.
—Thomas E. Ricks, New York Times
“I loved this book, I was moved by this book, and now I will share this book with my own mother—along with my renewed appreciation for certain debts of love that can never be repaid.”
—Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love
A father asks his 15-year-old daughter a deceptively simple question: “How would you define nothing?” With that, the girl who once tried to fail geometry as a conscientious objector starts reading up on general relativity and quantum mechanics.
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