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Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors
4.12
Very interesting book. I have never read any naval history so the first part took me a bit to get through; I didn't understand a lot of the terms and/ ...more
Oct 29, 2008
Aug 21, 2008
 
Flags of Our Fathers
4.18
A touching story written by the son of one of the flag raisers at Iwo Jima. He dispels the myths behind the famous photo and tells the stories of each ...more
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Aug 21, 2008
 
Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds
4.27
I really enjoyed this book but was lost a lot of the time. He uses a lot of lingo and abbreviations that I was clueless about and doesn't ever explain ...more
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Jan 12, 2011
 
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
4.12
Good read; learned a lot of things I hadn't known before. I thought the editing could use a little help, though. It didn't flow smoothly, in my opinio ...more
Feb 08, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
 
Voices from the Dust: New Insights into Ancient America a Comparative Evaluation of Early Spanish and Portuguese Chronicles, Archaeology and Art History, the Book of Mormon
3.79
We went into a bookstore next to the Dallas temple and the author was there for a book signing. He enthusiastically told us about his life and researc ...more
May 04, 2009
Feb 01, 2009
 
Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed
3.44
Good book. I enjoyed it.
Dec 27, 2009
Dec 17, 2009
 
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
3.98
A bit more academic in tone than I had anticipated but I am not complaining. I felt the title should be Climate, Crops and Animals instead as those ar ...more
May 23, 2012
Oct 22, 2008
 
Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
4.16
This is such a disturbingly riveting book. I am not a racist person by nature but I put the book down with such strong feelings of hatred towards the ...more
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Aug 21, 2008
 
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
3.93
I have read other books by Isaacson and thought they were great but it just kind of felt like he phoned this one in. I didn't feel a real passion from ...more
Apr 2011
Feb 09, 2011
 
Harry S. Truman
3.92
This was an informative read and interesting to follow. It read more as a family memoir than a political history book so the tone was different from o ...more
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Aug 16, 2008
 
They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
4.20
My heart broke for those little boys; all I could think of was my own little four-year old Matt wandering around lost and without his mommy and daddy.
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Oct 16, 2008
 
Young Patriots: The Remarkable Story of Two Men, Their Impossible Plan, and the Revolution That Created the Constitution
3.63
An intersting and informative read but a little disconnected from the title.
not set
Oct 16, 2008
 
Man's Search for Meaning
4.32
A must read for everyone. When all is said and done, we choose to be happy or not.
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Oct 16, 2008
 
Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34
3.92
Fun, engaging read.
Jan 12, 2011
Sep 10, 2010
 
Eleanor and Franklin
4.16
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Aug 16, 2008
 
Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West
4.15
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Oct 30, 2008
 
The Diary of a Young Girl
4.07
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Oct 22, 2008
 
T.R.: The Last Romantic
4.08
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Aug 16, 2008
 
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
4.23
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Apr 11, 2010
Mar 18, 2010
 
The Book of Mormon
4.40
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Oct 29, 2008
Aug 17, 2008
 
Hoover's FBI
3.13
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Dec 30, 2010
 
The Holy Bible (King James Version)
4.41
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Sep 25, 2014
Oct 19, 2008
 
P-47 Pilots: The Fighter-Bomber Boys
4.18
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Aug 21, 2008
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.45
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Apr 01, 2011
 
Washington: A Life
4.08
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Aug 18, 2011
 
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
4.32
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Aug 16, 2008
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