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The Windward Shore: A Winter on the Great Lakes
it was amazing
A wonderful read for anyone who lives or has lived on the Great Lakes. It mixes personal reminiscences as well as natural history.
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story
it was amazing
A telling autobiography of a survivor of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb
Jan 30, 2017
Jan 30, 2017
Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: Twenty Chilling Tales from the Wilderness
it was amazing
This book mixes tales of mythical creatures with humor
Feb 2016
Jan 27, 2016
At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union
it was amazing
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
1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever
it was amazing
Presents an interesting history of 1954 in Major League Baseball. Anyone interested in baseball or the Cleveland Indians will enjoy this book.
Jun 15, 2014
Jun 02, 2014
Nightmare Hour TV Tie-in Edition
it was amazing
Some wonderful short stories for Halloween
Nov 08, 2014
Nov 10, 2014
All Other Nights
it was amazing
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
really liked it
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
it was amazing
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
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
it was amazing
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
Pearl of China
it was amazing
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 Treasures of the Olympic Games
it was amazing
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 Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
it was amazing
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 Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
it was amazing
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
Journey Into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures
it was amazing
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 Heavens are Empty: Discovering the Lost Town of Trochenbrod
it was amazing
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
The Unraveling: Pakistan in the Age of Jihad
really liked it
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
really liked it
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
it was amazing
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
it was amazing
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
really liked it
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
it was amazing
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
The Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest
it was amazing
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
tremont: cleveland ohio's southside
really liked it
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
Ellie's Log: Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell
it was amazing
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
Camp Nine
it was amazing
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
Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg (Crown Journeys)
it was amazing
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
The Majesty of the Garden District
it was amazing
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
The Summer Cottage: Retreats of the 1000 Islands
it was amazing
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
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