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Friday
3.79
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
 
Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony
3.80
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
4.01
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
...more
not set
Jun 18, 2011
 
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...more
Jul 17, 2013
Jun 01, 2013
 
Jack the Bodiless
4.10
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
 
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
3.92
The fourth richest American who has lived John Jacob Astor, Thomas Jefferson, former President of the US and handpicked men were unable to 'repeat' th...more
Aug 10, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
 
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
 
The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust
4.10
A very unusual entry in the literature of The Holocaust. The book encourages discussion about the different roles and actions of the players in both t...more
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 09, 2014
 
The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey
3.97
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
 
Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family
3.44
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
 
There Are No Spies (November Man, #7)
3.75
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...more
not set
Sep 19, 2008
 
Eminent Hipsters
3.42
Several disconnected essays masquerading as something interesting.

Very disappointing. So much that the book barely is worth talking about beyond my r...more
May 26, 2014
Dec 05, 2013
 
Johnny Carson
3.60
"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
4.30
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
3.70
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
 
I Kill Giants
4.15
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
 
Cinema: Year by Year, 1894-2001
4.62
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
 
Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight
4.24
Probably the finest biography that has or will be written about Neil Armstrong. The author having known him, being a very gifted writer and researcher...more
Sep 17, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
 
Midworld (Humanx Commonwealth, #4)
3.85
After you read this, tell me that Cameron didn't rip this off for 'Avatar'.

Just sayin'
not set
May 31, 2010
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.56
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
 
Street Without Joy
4.27
This is the starting point for the reader wanting to begin to understand the Post WWII conflict in Viet-Nam.

Bernard Fall, a French journalist/scholar...more
not set
Sep 13, 2008
 
Henri Cartier-Bresson
4.31
One in the Aperture Series that like so many others, is great as far as it goes. Thus the 3 Stars rather than 4. The quality writing and beautiful ima...more
not set
Jan 17, 2010
 
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
 
Travels with Charley: In Search of America
4.04
John Steinbeck is far from my favorite author or writer, but he is one of my favorite story tellers.

Knowing that I wrote more than one 'report' or se...more
not set
Dec 31, 2009
 
Hollywood Foto-Rhetoric: The Lost Manuscript
3.79
I am a sucker for these books. This one is disappointing on closer inspection.

The photographs are a collection of one working photographer/photo-journ...more
Aug 19, 2012
Sep 04, 2010
 
Starlight
4.05
I am looking for a new copy of this almost unknown jewel of a story. There are a few listed on the web, but I'm not finding one at my preferred used b...more
Aug 20, 2014
Jun 03, 2010
 
Hell In A Very Small Place: The Siege Of Dien Bien Phu
4.33
The standard of how modern military reportage should be written. A book that some translations lack the punch of the original in French and further lo...more
not set
Sep 13, 2008
 
The Paris Wife
3.75
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
 
The Historian
3.74
This is a Dracula tale that is as good as any I have read. A vampire tale full of creeping dread told with echoes, whispers, and then bold revelation....more
Nov 16, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
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