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Spiritual Roots of Human Relations
4.15
This was the ORIGINAL Stephen Covey book. All his others were bascially rewrites of this one, indcluding his Habits book.

That said, it's a Mormon clas
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Tocqueville: A Biography
3.67
It may be asking too much, but I recommend reading a Tocqueville biography before reading Democracy in America.

As a Frenchman, how was Tocqueville abl
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Volume 12)
4.35
For me the most interesting of the Nibley books. Nibley surveys religious temples throughout the world and history drawing parallels among the key fun ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
The Lion's Paw
4.45
It's finally available, again. My first grade teacher read this to my class. It completely captured my imagination, and I've never forgotten it.

As an
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Jan 09, 2009
 
A History of Christianity
3.91
Paul Johnson is a well known British, conservative, historian/commentator who converted to Catholicism. That conversion may have been behind his chosi ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
In Search of the Birth of Jesus
3.98
Agnostic journalist gets a bible for christmas. Wonders about the account of the Magi, because they seem to have come from Persia. Since he had report ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
When Jesus Became God: The Epic Fight over Christ's Divinity in the Last Days of Rome
4.03
Great little book about the transition in early christianity from a belief that God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost are three separate entities (an origina ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas
3.90
Among all the books of the Old and New Testaments, there is not one original text still in existence. Also, there is no ancient text with Jesus's own ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Abraham in Egypt (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Volume 14)
4.19
Even more than most Nibley books, this one will be appreciate more by LDS than by non-members.

Nibley explores the various scriptures and non-canonical
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Jan 09, 2009
 
The Secret Knowledge of Water
4.28
I love the desert, especially the American Southwest. Not sure if my being an eighth navajo has anything to do with it, but i'm always happy when in t ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Chesapeake
4.06
If you're a washingtonian and have a week at the beach, you'll want to read this book. Michner gives a complete history (fictional history) of the Che ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Alexander Hamilton, American
3.56
Alexander Hamilton, founding father, but not even born and raised in the United States.

The book gives an account of Hamilton's childhood years in the
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Jan 09, 2009
 
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
3.78
Seriously, if you think you like U.S. history and you haven't read this yet, then better put it on your list.

The founding fathers always turn out to b
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Churchill: A Life
4.21
This is the best one book biography of Churchill. As an authorized biogropher, Gilbert summarizes his much larger work into this one volume.

It's a mus
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
4.23
Good read for mormons and non-mormons. Written by an LDS author, but Bushman is very careful to give an unwhitewashed account of Joseph Smith's social ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution
4.05
A nice treatment of these three great men, who together had a tremendous impact on this new nation. With Adams and Jefferson in Europe during the draf ...more
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Jan 08, 2009
 
Dancing on My Grave
3.73
One of America's best ballerina's gives her own account of her career,and it's a worth read.

Kirkland is the little gal dancing with Barishnykov in Ame
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Death Comes for the Archbishop (Modern Library)
3.83
I became an instant fan of Cather after reading this novel. Set in the early years of the western settlement of the American Southwest, Cather tells a ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Chronicle of the Pharaohs: The Reign-By-Reign Record of the Rulers and Dynasties of Ancient Egypt
4.16
A must have for anyone with a lasting interest in Ancient Egyptology. I find all of these Chronicle books valuable, but my interest in ancient Egypt h ...more
Jan 2005
Jan 08, 2009
 
Middlemarch/Silas Marner/Amos Barton
3.95
This was my first George Eliot read, and was surprised by what an amazing talent she was.

I've read a lot of the Bronte and Austin novels and enjoyed t
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Oct 2008
Jan 08, 2009
 
Bad Boy: The Life And Politics Of Lee Atwater
4.32
For those Republicans feeling lost in the wilderness, here's a book you'll want to read.

This is an accound Lee Atwater's tremendous impact on the U.S.
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Jan 09, 2009
 
The Agony and the Ecstasy
4.10
More along the lines of a historical fiction, but a very valuable and intersting one.

Stone tells a wonderful story of the artists childhood and life a
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Summer
3.65
Not as hard-core as The Age of Innocence, but still with Wharton's feminist perspective on life around the turn of that century.

Edith Wharton is alway
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Jan 09, 2009
 
The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions
4.07
Sort of a classic summary of all the major world religions. An good read, and even if it's a little outdated in its style, the the summaries are very ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
4.34
Gore Vidal has a great Lincoln book that is written more like a historical fiction, but it gives you an interesting view on Lincoln's personal politic ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Monuments of Egypt : The Napoleonic Edition
4.36
The best visual resource of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs available anywhere.

It is a collection of etchings and drawing produced by Napoleon's best dra
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Jan 2006
Jan 08, 2009
 
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
4.28
I saw this on Erin's shelf and remembered that I have it, too, but looks like I liked it more than she did.

Not a huge sci-fi fan, but Ender's game rea
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Jan 09, 2009
 
The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, #1)
4.47
A groundbreaking beginning to the best political biography ever written.

You don't have to care about LBJ to read and gain from this analysis of Johnso
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Jan 2005
Jan 08, 2009
 
Caesar
3.85
This was the best political biography I had read until i came across Robert Caro's LBJ series.

Translated from German, Christian Meier gives a very int
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Jan 2004
Jan 08, 2009
 
Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson
3.84
If you were looking for an account of just Jefferson's last years, this is the book for you.

If you're just going to read a few books on Jefferson, I w
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Jan 09, 2009
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