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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
I loved this book.
It was first read to me in 4th grade. We would all come in from lunch and our teacher would read to us for about 30 minutes before w
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May 06, 2008
A Separate Peace
I LOATHED this book. I was required to read this piece of crap when I was a sophomore at Carmel High.
When you are in high school, you are required to
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Apr 10, 2008
The Life of Elizabeth I
Talk about having a disfunctional family.
Your Dad marries your Mom when he's still technically married to his first wife. No matter; your Dad is the K
Mar 2008
Apr 04, 2008
An Incomplete Education: 3,684 Things You Should Have Learned but Probably Didn't
I really liked this book.
Its for those of us who read lots of books written in the 18th and 19th century (Jane Austin fans take note)
It answers those
Apr 03, 2008
Apr 03, 2008
Conquest: Montezuma, Cortes and the Fall of Old Mexico
This is one of those books I'd seen on the shelves of my library and bookstore for years. The thickness of the book was the most intimidating factor w ...more
Apr 27, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
Versailles: A Biography of a Palace
I have read many books about the last three French kings before the revolution, but this is the first book that actually gave a behind the scenes look ...more
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Aug 25, 2010
The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty
I was really pleasantly surprised by this book. I picked it up expecting an ode to joy to the soap opera style of history as told in the silly TV seri ...more
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Oct 17, 2010
Daily Life in Holland in the Year 1566
An incredibly beautiful book.
Initially I thought this was a children's book when I picked it up at the library.

Rien Poortvliet's artwork portraying Ho
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Oct 06, 2011
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
This is a book I had heard mentioned several times during the 2008 presidential race. Apparently it was a book read and liked by Senator Obama. I have ...more
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Sep 10, 2009
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
For a while now, I've been hearing a lot of chatter about zombies and how they have become such a popular genre among fans of horror and science ficti ...more
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Sep 11, 2009
Personal History
I had a rough idea who this woman was, but I didnt really know anything about her until I picked up this incredible book.

Its virtually a who's who of
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Jun 24, 2008
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt - The Home Front in World War II
I would love to have been a fly on the wall at one of FDR's cocktail parties at the White House during WWII. When most of us attend cocktail parties, ...more
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Jun 16, 2008
On the Beach
This was one of those books I had intended to read but never did. I was finaly prompted to read it after I saw the Rachel Ward movie version on TV.
Nov 2007
Mar 24, 2008
End of Empire
I once came a cross a pre World War I globe. Besides being struck by all the countries that dont exist any more: Austria-Hungary, Siam, Persia; I was ...more
Oct 04, 2008
Oct 05, 2008
Dies the Fire (Emberverse, #1)
Its March 31, 1998 and at 6:15 Western time all machines stop functioning.

Suddenly humanity is helpless and all society breaks down; cash is worthless
Jun 20, 2008
Jun 20, 2008
The Sky People (Lords of Creation, #1)
This is the first book I've read by this writer. I know he is better known for his sci-fi series set in the North Western US dealing with the end of c ...more
Apr 15, 2008
Apr 16, 2008
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
This is one of those books I've seen at book stores and libraries for some time. I believe it was also one of the books we sold at a gallery I onced w ...more
Aug 26, 2008
Aug 26, 2008
Fatal Passion:, A: The Story of the Uncrowned Last Empress of Russia
Despite the silly title, which sounds as if it belongs on a romance novel; this is a pretty interesting book.

The author tries to portray Princess Vict
Apr 17, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
Letter from America, 1946-2004
I dont remember when I discovered the BBC radio broadcasts. Most likely in the early 90's when I was bored with the Top 40 and Latio stations I usuall ...more
Jan 2004
Apr 29, 2008
The Road
I had been trying to get this book at the library for a while. Coincidentally; Oprah happened to put this book on her book club list, hence it was nev ...more
Sep 2007
Mar 20, 2008
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
This book is long, so dont pick it up without knowing you are going to invest a lot of time into it.

Its good summer reading, but I didnt like it as mu
May 2008
Jun 05, 2008
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse
I've read other sci/fi anthologies about the end of the world/civilization. Many fall into a variety of scenarios.
Usually there is a reluctant hero t
Apr 28, 2008
Apr 28, 2008
Make Room! Make Room!
One of the few cases where the movie is superior to the book.

The movie version of this book (Soylent Green) is a murder mystery that gets deeper and d
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Jun 30, 2008
London: 2, 000 Years Of A City And Its People
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Mar 16, 2009
Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World
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May 30, 2009