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At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union
I listened to the audiobook and found it very interesting. The book provides an interesting look into American History prior to the Civil War and seve ...more
Sep 29, 2010
Sep 30, 2010
All Other Nights
It is well written historical novel about a young Jewish man who leaves his family and joins the Union Army. He then becomes a Union Spy in the South ...more
Aug 03, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
Ruling Over Monarchs, Giants & Stars: Umpiring in the Negro Leagues & Beyond
A very interesting biography about Bob Motley works to become African-American Major League Umpire. It provides a different perspective on the Negro L ...more
Apr 15, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
Death on the River
I found it to be a well-written YA book about the experiences of a young Union Soldier who is caught, sent to the notorius Andersonville Prison and ev ...more
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 20, 2010
Pearl of China
A well-written historical fiction account of the life of Pearl Buck and her life in China and the United States. It is written from the point of view ...more
May 15, 2010
May 17, 2010
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
This is a well-written book that mixes politics, chemistry, murder and the development of forensic science. Much of it revolves around the careers of ...more
Apr 20, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
A poignant book about a writer who is seriously ill and confined to bed. She is given a land snail that lives in terrarium in her house and the book d ...more
Feb 24, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
The Treasures of the Olympic Games
This book provides a nice retrospective of previous Summer Olympic Games and includes capsule biographies of a few well-known Olympians. It also inclu ...more
Jun 10, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
The Heavens are Empty: Discovering the Lost Town of Trochenbrod
If you are interested in reading about the Holocaust, this is an interesting and well-written book about the former town of Trochenbrod in the Ukraine ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
Journey Into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures
A very interesting book about deep sea creatures and a census that started in 2000. Many of the creatures had never been seen before. The book is writ ...more
Feb 04, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
Very-well written book about the Civil Rights marches in Selma, Alabama during 1965 and the march to Birmingham, Alabama. It is written from the exper ...more
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Dec 20, 2009
The Unraveling: Pakistan in the Age of Jihad
An interesting and insightful look into the political situation in Pakistan. At the end the author takes a look at the possible futures for Pakistan. ...more
Nov 2011
Nov 02, 2011
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
The author explores the history of the modern day tomato as well as how it got to be a major agricultural product of Florida, aka Tomatoland. He also ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
Baseball Forever!: 50 Years of Radio Highlights Celebrating the History and Hijinks of America's Pastime
THis is a wonderful CD of original Baseball Radio Broadcasts highlighting different areas of the sport such as World Series games and some of the more ...more
Jun 04, 2013
Jun 03, 2013
My Last Skirt: The Story of Jennie Hodgers, Union Soldier
An interesting and engaging YA historical fiction book about one of the women who fought in the Civil War on Northern Side. She leaves Ireland after h ...more
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game
For the baseball enthusiast, this book not only describes the longest game in baseball history between the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings,b ...more
May 27, 2011
May 14, 2011
Wicked Curve: The Life and Troubled Times of Grover Cleveland Alexander
An interesting book about the life and times of one of the National League's greatest pitchers, Grover Cleveland Alexander. A wonderful book for anyon ...more
Jun 29, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
Heart of the Game: Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America
A very interesting book for anyone who enjoys reading about baseball. Although it focuses on Mike Coolbaugh, a 1st base coach who was killed by a foul ...more
May 28, 2010
May 17, 2010
tremont: cleveland ohio's southside
This is enlighteneing book about the Tremont area on the near west side of Cleveland. It explores the history and life in the area in 1920's when many ...more
Mar 29, 2012
Apr 03, 2012
The Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest
An interesting book about the bears, including the Spirit Bear, in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. I learned about the Spirit Bears in ...more
Aug 09, 2011
Aug 09, 2011
Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg
This book is informative and provides the reader with a good perspective of the Battle of Gettysburg. If you plan to go to Gettysburg, I suggest readi ...more
May 22, 2012
May 22, 2012
Camp Nine: A Novel
A well-wriiten and engrossing book about a Japanese Internment Camp in Arkansas during World War II. The book is written in the 1st person from the pe ...more
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
The Majesty of the Garden District
A wonderfukky illustrated book of some of the magnificent homes in the Garden District of New Orleans. The was written to Katrina so I ma not sure how ...more
Feb 06, 2011
Feb 08, 2011
Ellie's Log: Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell
A wonderful fictional account of a family's exploration of a log that fell in the forest behind their house. A great introduction for children into th ...more
Feb 14, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
The Summer Cottage: Retreats of the 1000 Islands
An interesting book about the summer "cottages" of the rich and famous in the Thousnad Islands region. Lots of gorgeous photographs of many of the mor ...more
Oct 08, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
A Jew Must Die
A book based on a true story during World War II in Switzerland where a group of Nazi sympathizers are determined to a kill a Jew living in their mall ...more
Jun 13, 2010
Jun 15, 2010
The Fairy Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm Series #1)
A wonderful 1st in the Children's series, the Sisters Grimm. It includes many fairy tale charcters and is about the Grimm Sisters, whose uncles are th ...more
Aug 20, 2010
Aug 25, 2010
If The South Had Won The Civil War
An interesting look at the turn of events if the Conferderates had won the Civil War. The turn of events was caused by the death of an important Union ...more
Mar 04, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
The Tell-Tale Heart
A wonderful retelling of a Poe classic tale. Enjoyed the illustratiopns, especially of the Old man's eye. I will be reading more of these graphic nove ...more
Aug 24, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
Drifting into Darien: A Personal and Natural History of the Altamaha River
A well written and enjoyable narrative of the author's trip and experiences on the Altamaha River, a relatively unspoiled river in Southeastern Georgi ...more
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
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