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The Dancing Plague: The Strange, True Story of an Extraordinary Illness
At first I was very enthused about this book, however the more I read, the more I grew irritated and lukewarm to both the author and the book.

My most...more
Jul 08, 2010
Jul 04, 2010
Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam
Amazing, beautifully researched book. I only picked up this book because I loathe the Smiling Bob commercials that are constantly on, and now I realiz...more
Jan 25, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
Jazz Age Beauties: The Lost Collection of Ziegfeld Photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston
Amazing photos and fascinating stories (seems like the life of a Ziegfeld girl was not a happy one). Who knew that a Follies girl later retired and fo...more
Nov 23, 2008
Nov 24, 2008
The Popes (A Dark History)
Yay! I was just remarking how I wish there was more to this history series, and yes! New one just out. Before I read this book, I'd be hard pressed to...more
Jun 29, 2009
Jun 30, 2009
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
So my friends (and some of you here on Goodreads) got the exquisite torture of me reading this book for past few weeks (I'm a fast reader but this was...more
May 20, 2012
May 26, 2012
For the Thrill of It
A masterful, well-researched engrossing book primarily about the murder and sentencing of Leopold and Loeb. While the murder and court case are thorou...more
Oct 20, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
50 Military Leaders Who Changed the World
Nice book that made me rethink a lot of commonly held conceptions of mine (so King Gustav got credit for all of Maurice of Nassau's ideas?!). Author h...more
Sep 27, 2009
Sep 28, 2009
The Destruction of the Bismarck
This book was ok, glad I read it and all, but will never have the urge to read it again. Cover promised that it was a "gripping" slice of history, but...more
Jul 12, 2009
Jul 13, 2009
A Brief History of the Crimean War: History's Most Unnecessary Struggle
If you're going to read about the Crimean War, I guess you'd have to go with Troyle's mammoth version and bypass this one. I must have a different edi...more
Mar 07, 2010
Mar 08, 2010
Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion from Reagan's Workplaces to Clinton's Columbine and Beyond
Definitely made me think more than I thought it would. Kind of obvious that certain things have declined since the late 1940s--1950s, which the author...more
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
The Third Reich At War (The History of the Third Reich, #3)
So, it took me roughly eight years to finish Evan's opus. His first two books (Coming of the Third Reich & Third Reich in Power) are perhaps the t...more
Oct 05, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde
An interesting and absorbing book that neither sensationalizes nor sugarcoats the actions of Bonnie and Clyde (mostly Clyde--Bonnie was an enabler but...more
May 13, 2011
May 09, 2011
Diana Mosley: Mitford Beauty, British Fascist, Hitler's Angel
Pretty good biography--there were parts I disliked and didn't see the point of it (the ghost mentions at the beginning--kind of odd and off topic).

Sep 10, 2010
Sep 09, 2010
American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the "It" Girl and the Crime of the Century
A sympathetic and ultimately beautiful book of turn of the century beauty Evelyn Nesbit.

Things I learned about how this love triangle impacted modern...more
Aug 15, 2011
Feb 06, 2010
Empires Of The Sea: The Final Battle For The Mediterranean, 1521-1580
An awesome, spellbinding, page turner of a book! I knew virtually nothing about Charles/Phillip of Spain, Venice, Knights of Malta, and Pope Pius V's...more
Nov 02, 2008
Nov 02, 2008
Tyrants: The World's 20 Worst Living Dictators
Very informative book. I wish that I had known about the majority of these evil men from say the newspaper, rather than here.
Jul 17, 2009
Jul 13, 2009
Dark History Of The Roman Emperors
I like this series. I hope they do more (but maybe they're running out of material). It's all been done a million times before, but what hasn't been d...more
Mar 30, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
I Have Lived in the Monster: Inside the Minds of the World's Most Notorious Serial Killers
Nov 08, 2002
Apr 17, 2011
Greek Art
Sep 07, 2002
Apr 17, 2011
The Camera At War: A History Of War Photography From 1848 To The Present Day
Nov 04, 2002
Apr 17, 2011
The Ten Thousand: A Novel of Ancient Greece
Sep 08, 2002
Apr 17, 2011
Seven Men and Two Others
Dec 11, 2002
Apr 17, 2011
Kleopatra (Kleopatra, #1)
not set
Apr 17, 2011
The Praise Singer
Aug 12, 2002
Apr 17, 2011
There Is an Urgency
Aug 06, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
A Dark History: The Kings and Queens of Europe
not set
Jan 28, 2009
Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
Aug 07, 2002
Apr 17, 2011
not set
May 06, 2008
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