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Sherman's March
3.96
Like so many of the narrative histories of the Civil War I've read (Part 1 of Shelby Foote's trilogy, Gods and Generals), this was a quick and very en ...more
Jul 06, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
 
Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and the Government Bailout Will Make Things Worse
4.09
The Austrian School of Economics is a strange sort of fundamentalist sect of the free-market religion. Thomas Woods (who is listed as a "fellow" of th ...more
May 28, 2009
May 03, 2009
 
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
3.99
As far as I know, this is Hunter Thompson's first major book and I can now completely understand how it made him such a sought-after writer. You enter ...more
Apr 12, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
 
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
3.84
Niall Ferguson gets five stars from me for a book that ought to be the starting point for a lot of our discussions about finance in America and around ...more
Nov 2011
Jun 18, 2011
 
When Money Dies: The Nightmare Of The Weimar Hyper Inflation
3.77
A fascinating and horrifying look at what happens when economic illiteracy collides with geopolitics. Adam Ferguson lays out the story of the Weimar R ...more
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
 
The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
4.24
Mr. Singh's book on cryptography and cryptology is a fascinating read, if you're already interested in that sort of thing. It's a little breezy in par ...more
Jun 22, 2014
May 24, 2014
 
Flashman and the Mountain of Light (The Flashman Papers, #9)
4.18
Delightfully politically incorrect and more than a little naughty, I highly recommend this for the less-than-easily-offended among you.
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Dec 10, 2009
 
Home: A Short History of an Idea
3.89
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Dec 02, 2008
 
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
3.77
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Dec 27, 2008
 
The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia
4.26
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Dec 27, 2008
 
Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies
4.00
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Dec 27, 2008
 
The Age Of Turbulence: Adventures In A New World
3.57
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Dec 27, 2008
 
A Poetics of Courtly Male Friendship in Heian Japan
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Dec 27, 2008
 
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
3.97
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Dec 29, 2008
 
The Secret History of the CIA
3.57
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Dec 30, 2008
 
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History
4.01
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Dec 30, 2008
 
Gates of Power: Monks, Courtiers, and Warriors in Pre-Modern Japan
4.10
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Jul 26, 2009
Dec 30, 2008
 
The President's House : A History.  Two Volumes
4.10
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Jan 23, 2009
 
Aquarium: The Career and Defection of a Soviet Military Spy
4.30
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Dec 02, 2008
 
McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld
3.86
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Sep 30, 2009
Dec 27, 2008
 
Frozen Moments: Writings On Kabuki, 1966 2001 (Cornell East Asia, No. 111) (Cornell East Asia Series)
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Feb 18, 2010
 
Richard III
3.90
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Mar 28, 2010
 
Decision Points
3.75
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Nov 13, 2011
Dec 25, 2010
 
The Slaves of Sumuru
3.95
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Feb 15, 2011
Feb 01, 2011
 
Japanese Fortified Temples and Monasteries AD 710-1062
3.65
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Dec 03, 2008
 
The Pity of War: Explaining World War I
3.79
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Mar 26, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
 
Samurai: The Story of Japan's Great Warriors
3.79
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Dec 03, 2008
 
The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon
3.78
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Oct 04, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
 
Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover's Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath
3.85
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Dec 24, 2011
 
The End of Empire: Attila the Hun & the Fall of Rome
3.62
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May 17, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
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