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Desert Solitaire
4.23
This book reads like I've heard "War and Peace" reads. It is VERY detailed and drawn out. It tells an amazing story of what is now Canyonlands Nationa...more
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Aug 03, 2008
 
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
4.19
If you want a look into the skeleton closet America, this is the book for you. If you want a quick history of most of the Plains Indians, this is the...more
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Aug 01, 2008
 
The Family Under the Bridge
3.90
Reasonable book. Very good message. Difficult to follow with many characters and vernacular. Recommend it though.
Jul 2014
Aug 17, 2014
 
Let Justice Roll Down
4.26
This book is the autobiography of a quiet and little known major league player in the civil rights movement; on the same level as Martin Luther King o...more
Jan 2008
Aug 01, 2008
 
The Thousand-Mile Summer: In Desert and High Sierra
4.13
This is an excellent autobiography of a man that hiked from the Mexico-California border all the way to Canada, or just short of, in a summer. This wa...more
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Aug 03, 2008
 
The log of a cowboy: A narrative of the old trail days (Classics of the Old West)
3.90
I read this back in the day, soon after my life on horseback ended and the pains of leaving that life were fresh in my mind. It was a fabulous book, e...more
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Sep 29, 2008
 
The Walking Drum
4.20
This book is responsible for whetting my appetite to take interest in reading. This is the book that started it all. If you like adventure, intellect,...more
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Aug 01, 2008
 
Dragon Hunter: Roy Chapman Andrews & the Central Asiatic Expeditions
3.99
Fantastic good read about the "Real Indiana Jones". This is fun read!
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Feb 17, 2010
 
No Greater Love
4.37
Mother Teresa, we all know, was an absolutely amazing woman and had the heart of hearts. Her book displays that amazingly. Her prose is not elegant, b...more
Oct 05, 2008
Aug 13, 2008
 
What difference do it make? - Stories of Hope and Healing
4.10
The overall rating of this book is 3 stars. The rating of Denver Moore's portion of the book is somewhere between a 10-12 stars out of 5. He may have...more
Nov 13, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
 
Up Front
4.39
Mauldin was an actual soldier. He was soldier journalist. He did it with class and style, he did it with more art than words. His cartoons are the fam...more
Jan 2000
Oct 20, 2008
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.63
This is a remarkable account about one man's promise he kept that would change the lives of thousands upon thousands of Pakistani and Afghani children...more
Nov 13, 2009
Jun 08, 2009
 
Kon-Tiki
4.06
An absolutely, ridiculously crazy story about a raft ride across the Pacific Ocean. A raft, completely and entirely handmade from balsa wood trees, fl...more
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Aug 03, 2008
 
The Islamist
3.71
A good look into Islamism and what that means. I was not sure what fundamental Islam was before I read this book and now I feel I have a reasonable un...more
Aug 2011
Jun 12, 2011
 
Generation Kill
4.24
Among the first books published by an imbedded journalist in this Iraqi War, this book documents what the life amongst some of the Marine's most highl...more
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Aug 03, 2008
 
The Gift of Pain
4.42
This is written by a doctor, a surgeon I believe, who goes to India and works with the Lepers. He ultimately helps find the source of leprosy and alon...more
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Aug 03, 2008
 
A New Religious America: How a "Christian Country" Has Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation
3.48
I had to read this book for a world religions class in college, I would have never read it otherwise. I rate it low but mention it on this site becaus...more
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Aug 03, 2008
 
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
4.19
This is Gawande's first book, quite an accomplishment for a general surgery resident. He tears apart myths of medicine and really tries to get at the...more
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Aug 01, 2008
 
Don't Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America
4.14
I thought this was a really good book if you like this kind of topic, otherwise one might find it to be a difficult read. I like that the author pushe...more
Jun 2012
Jan 21, 2012
 
Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born
4.04
The title says it all. It's about birth AND it's very surprising. It's pretty objective about the natural history of birth and its evolution into what...more
Feb 2008
Aug 01, 2008
 
The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
3.84
Anotoli was given a rather bad name in Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air" as someone who was more than capable and able to go help save some of those who...more
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Aug 03, 2008
 
Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?
4.13
I'm reading this because I feel like praying is similar to that of yelling at the ref. Have you ever seen a ref change his mind because a fan or a coa...more
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Sep 13, 2008
 
A World Apart: Women, Prison, and Life Behind Bars
3.94
An incredibly interesting and heart wrenching look into the lives of incarcerated women. Are we treating female criminals correctly? Can we do somethi...more
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Aug 01, 2008
 
High Adventure
4.00
This is the exciting account by the man who was the first to summit Mt. Everest. He recounts his adventure and tells of the trials and travails he and...more
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Aug 03, 2008
 
Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills
4.22
If gory details of the Vietnam War or the tales of amazing stories that are all true is what you're after, this book is the book for you. This is a bo...more
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Aug 03, 2008
 
Brave Men
4.38
Pyle was what all journalists aspire to be, or should. He was succinct, funny, gritty, spared no details, honest, and kind. His writings were above al...more
Jan 1998
Oct 20, 2008
 
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
4.14
One of the best books I've ever read. Everyone who thinks they will at some time end up requiring the assistance of the medical profession and definit...more
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Aug 01, 2008
 
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
4.13
This book will bring you to tears and move you to question all that you know. It is even more heart wrenching that the stories that jump off the pages...more
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Aug 01, 2008
 
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
3.93
This book is my thoughts and emotions and very similar journey with Christianity. A very candid and open look into one man's path. I highly recommend...more
Jan 2008
Aug 01, 2008
 
A Rumor Of War
4.13
A close look into the Vietnam War through the eyes of those that always can tell the story best, those who are the boots on the ground in the trenches...more
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Aug 01, 2008
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