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The Paris Wife
3.76
Paula McLain can flat out write. She has 'the stuff'. Did she channel 'Papa' is not a question worth considering because she tells a story that is uni ...more
Sep 03, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
 
Friday
3.81
I am naming this an all time favorite as it is Heinleins own response to all those misguided self-righteous 'literary critics' and college lit profess ...more
Jun 1986
Sep 14, 2008
 
41: A Portrait of My Father
4.07
President George W. Bush writes a very personal portrait of President George H.W. Bush. Stories and background about the 41st President are included t ...more
Jan 19, 2015
Dec 29, 2014
 
Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony
3.81
Disclaimer: This is a library book. Thus other than a few penny's from tax dollars no money was expended by this reviewer. This reviewer does not wish ...more
Jan 10, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
 
Eagle's Gift
4.03
I particularly liked this one and remember it as having as much substance as any of these works of an ethereal nature.

[ June 2011

Another box of books
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not set
Jun 18, 2011
 
Go Set a Watchman
3.45
The review is mostly hidden to give time for readers who have not yet obtained a copy or the time to read this latest work from Harper Lee.

If you have
...more
Aug 07, 2015
Jul 23, 2015
 
Midworld (Humanx Commonwealth, #4)
3.89
After you read this, tell me that Cameron didn't rip this off for 'Avatar'.

Just sayin'
not set
May 31, 2010
 
The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (World War II Liberation Trilogy, #3)
4.41
The Liberation Trilogy is complete. Author Rick Atkinson has wrapped up his magnum opus of World War II with "The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945".

B
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Jul 17, 2013
Jun 01, 2013
 
Jack the Bodiless
4.11
I got hooked on this series and this entry, the first, did the trick. An unexpected story line that works really well even if you figure it all out in ...more
Apr 1995
Apr 13, 2009
 
1001 Battles That Changed the Course of World History
4.27
I have read enough of this to know that this was a good purchase for my reference bookshelf.

From estoreric battles during the Ionian wars to battles
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May 17, 2013
May 09, 2013
 
The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster
4.08
Author Jonathan Katz takes no prisoners nor pulls any punches in his extraordinary work on Haiti. Katz was the only full time America journalist livin ...more
May 30, 2014
May 10, 2014
 
Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution
3.98
Did the great French Revolution begin on a nasty rumor? Who really was imprisoned and when in the Bastille? Finally and the denouement to the whole na ...more
May 20, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
 
Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family
3.46
An only moderately well written self serving personal/first person account of the greatest Ponzi scheme in history.

Remarkably unapologetic for the mos
...more
Dec 25, 2011
Dec 09, 2011
 
Audrey 100
4.61
100 hand selected photographs of a visual icon, Audrey Hepburn.

This is more than Breakfast at Tiffany's and Eliza Doolittle. Audrey H. is shown at wor
...more
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
 
I Kill Giants
4.16
Barbara acts out, cuts, fights, is defiant, and displays a range of behavior that would concern anyone. But there is a reason and her most outlandish ...more
Jun 15, 2014
Jun 05, 2014
 
The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey
4.01
Muhammad Ali and his daughter Hana Yasmeen Ali have written what is as much a devotional work as it is inspirational memoir/auto/biography. The book i ...more
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
 
There Are No Spies (November Man, #7)
3.64
A journey into the paranoid, self-referential world of the Cold War espionage genre. Perhaps the finest of the November Man series.

Deveraux, the Novem
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not set
Sep 19, 2008
 
Johnny Carson
3.65
"I needed peanut butter." One of the most memorable and poignant lines from this work stands out because it wraps up the relation ship of Johnny Carso ...more
Dec 07, 2013
Dec 03, 2013
 
Louis Faurer
4.27
Memorable photographs by a forgotten and almost lost photographer.

Louis Faurer has a small body of work compared to the other important photographers
...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
 
Together We Stand: America, Britain, and the Forging of an Alliance
3.74
This book is more compromised as a work of history than flawed. Swinging between documented historical record and anecdotal remembrance, it at times r ...more
Mar 2014
Feb 15, 2014
 
Loving Frank
3.70
This story of Frank Lloyd Wright and his ill fated relationship with 'another woman' has its moments. Then it has some sections that drag and seem a b ...more
Apr 09, 2015
Mar 28, 2015
 
Cinema: Year by Year, 1894-2001
4.45
A very large, chronological, and detailed reference book about 'the movies'. As a year-by-year review of the important and award winning developments ...more
Dec 20, 2013
Dec 03, 2013
 
Life
3.82
The Keef's memoir is a lot more than I expected and better than so many of the Rock n' Roll biographies that have crossed my path lately. More 'narrat ...more
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 06, 2010
 
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
3.96
I was disappointed with this book. It did not live up to the hype of its own reviews.

More can be said, but this is a brutal bloody work that paints wi
...more
Aug 04, 2015
Mar 30, 2012
 
Hit Man (Keller, #1)
3.89

The first of the Keller books. This is a second(or third?) reading of this and it entertains again. Now I'm going to work through the series in sequen
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Aug 04, 2015
Jun 05, 2013
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.58
This starts off as fine tale with interesting and compelling human interest and pathos. Then it deteriorates suddenly.

I must honestly confess the last
...more
Oct 2005
Apr 21, 2009
 
The Proud Tower : A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
4.13
Tuchman's eight long form essays are a must read as an element in understanding the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries that led to 't ...more
Jun 2013
Apr 27, 2013
 
The Art of Dreaming
4.11
At the time of its release this was a much discussed work on that most Freudian of worlds, the dreamscape. Castaneda wrote at length about 'active dre ...more
not set
Jun 18, 2011
 
Uncharted Course
4.33
Tony Duke knew everyone of major importance in the twentieth Century. Not really of course yet his family and their social prominence led him to cross ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
 
100 Days in Photographs: Pivotal Events That Changed the World
3.98
The photos in this work deserve a different rating than three stars. The compilation details 100 great and important events, yet the photos that illus ...more
Jun 2010
Sep 06, 2010
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