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1776
4.06
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Jun 07, 2010
Oct 15, 2006
 
Gates Of Fire
4.38
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Sep 13, 2006
 
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
4.06
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Oct 05, 2009
 
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love
3.70
Great book about Galileo from the perspective of his daughter.
Sep 2003
Apr 09, 2007
 
Street Boys
3.79
A very interesting WW2 book that chronicles how a gang of street orphans fought the nazis. I love to hear different perspectives, so this was very enj ...more
Jul 2004
Feb 09, 2007
 
White Hunters: The Golden Age of African Safaris
3.79
I heard this book described as interesting but a little dry, so I was fully planning on just skimming a lot. But I ended up reading almost the whole t ...more
Jul 18, 2008
Apr 24, 2008
 
Killing Rommel
3.86
I got an advanced copy of this and tore through it last weekend. It was a memoir style account of desert warfare in world war 2, and a fascinating and ...more
Apr 04, 2008
Mar 26, 2008
 
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa
4.13
Very fascinating take on how Leopold was able to obtain a colony many times bigger than Belgium with pure politics, and maintain it with forced slaver ...more
Jul 13, 2008
May 24, 2008
 
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
3.76
Great story of the US Ambassador to Germany and his experience during the build-up of ww2 from 1933 - 1937. Nothing new or exciting really revealed, a ...more
Jun 22, 2011
May 21, 2011
 
The Religion  (Tannhauser Trilogy, #1)
4.05
I started this on audio book but after 14 CD's realized we were missing the last 2, so I just finished it with the hard-copy. The writing cracked me u ...more
May 04, 2009
May 04, 2009
 
Suite Française
3.78
A great snapshot of history. It's about the experiences of ordinary French people as they flee Paris in 1940 when the Germans are invading. The second ...more
Sep 22, 2008
Aug 07, 2008
 
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
4.33
I loved this book. Although it was a beast of a book, and could probably have been a lot shorter. I had not read a Lincoln biography before, so was fi ...more
Dec 04, 2013
Jan 13, 2012
 
A Short History of Nearly Everything
4.17
A fascinating history of science. Ever curious how everything we know about the world came to be - read this! I loved reading about what old greats li ...more
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Aug 19, 2006
 
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone
4.00
"Dr Livingstone, I presume!"

That phrase was buried in my mind somewhere. It was familiar, yet I knew not how nor who this Livingstone person was. This
...more
Jul 2008
Apr 24, 2008
 
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
3.86
This is a fascinating glimpse into American history, of which I was largely ignorant - well worth a read. I had no idea prohibition lasted 14 years! M ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Nov 23, 2011
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.45
Wow. Amazing story, and well told - kept me up late at night! Louie Zamperini truly went through hell and came back - and it's inspiring to read a sto ...more
May 16, 2012
Nov 20, 2011
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