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Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK
3.94
really liked it
Posner does a superior job of running down all the allegations and conspiraicies. His detailed run down of the facts, rumors and innuendoes is impress ...more
not set
Mar 27, 2009
 
Being George Washington
4.03
liked it
This is a historic novel and as such needs to be read with a grain of salt. There is a lot of narrative with many quotes - far too many for me to chec ...more
not set
Dec 22, 2011
 
Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image
3.90
really liked it
This is an excellent book for those who are interested in Lincoln or wonder how it is that Lincoln has become almost a deity in American history. The ...more
May 2014
May 06, 2014
 
A. Lincoln
4.22
really liked it
You know when you start thinking that no one can tell you anything new about A. Lincoln . . . comes a book like this.

The book is just excellent. The
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not set
Mar 19, 2010
 
Mrs. Lincoln: A Life
3.87
really liked it
This one of the best books on Mrs. Lincoln that I have read. It does a pretty good job of "seeing her life from her side" and explaining a lot of the ...more
not set
Nov 29, 2010
 
Lincoln  President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter, 1860-1861
4.20
really liked it
This book is close to a five star book for me. I am very picky about giving 5 stars, though.

Harold Holzer knows the subject of the book - his depth of
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Mar 14, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
 
All the Great Prizes : The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt
4.15
liked it
John Milton Hay (his middle name came from his Uncle Milton who had law offices next to Lincoln's in Springfield and is how Hay first met Lincoln duri ...more
Mar 28, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
 
Hiding in the Light
4.44
liked it
This is the 2nd such book I have read about a Muslim converting to Christianity. The first was “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus”.
This was a pretty quick
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Jan 05, 2016
Dec 09, 2015
 
What Radical Husbands Do
4.05
really liked it
I volunteer at the bookstore at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. I kept walking by this book wondering what it was all about So, I ...more
Sep 29, 2014
Oct 04, 2014
 
The Knights Templar
3.67
really liked it
I just finished a book that was a real surprise to me. This book which is authored by Stephen Howarth was loaned to me by a man of the same name who i ...more
Jan 16, 2015
Jan 18, 2015
 
Planned Bullyhood
3.57
really liked it
This book takes you inside the world of politics in an arena that should not have politics entering the process. Komen is about saving lives - pure an ...more
Nov 27, 2012
Nov 24, 2012
 
Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
4.08
really liked it
The decisions or "non-decisions" of 1919 echo down through time to this very day. WWII seeds were planted in 1919. One has to wonder what seeds we are ...more
not set
Aug 04, 2009
 
Hell Above Earth: The Incredible True Story of an American WWII Bomber Commander and the Copilot Ordered to Kill Him
3.69
liked it
This is a true story of a World War II bomber pilot and his co-pilot who received orders from the FBI to kill him. If you are into WWII, and especiall ...more
Sep 10, 2016
Sep 10, 2016
 
Detroit: A Biography
3.66
really liked it
My brother Tom read his book, then suggested that my wife Shari read it given that she and her family is from the greater Detroit area. As she was rea ...more
Mar 25, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
 
The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House
3.74
liked it
This book gives provides some insights into the lives of the White House Staff. This includes employees such as maids, florists, butlers and so forth. ...more
Nov 26, 2015
Dec 09, 2015
 
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
4.04
liked it


This book was loaned to me by Sarah Luce - a friend of my wife Shari.

I did purchase and read his book on Killing Lincoln. I have a copy of the Zaprude
...more
Sep 27, 2015
Oct 05, 2015
 
Dog Songs
4.10
liked it
I am not sure if other cultures trea their pets the same as this country. We - many of us - make them members of the family in just about every way. T ...more
Mar 17, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
 
Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community
4.29
really liked it
Let me open by saying that I read the book “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy” by Eric Metaxas

So, when my Pastor loaned me Life Together, I wa
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Sep 15, 2016
Sep 16, 2016
 
Betrayed!
4.21
really liked it
I read this book because I know a man who is Jewish who has been in our Christian Bible study group for a number of years now. He has slowly - ever so ...more
not set
Jan 25, 2013
 
Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football
4.14
liked it
This is a most interesting book. More than I expected. I had anticipated that it would be an expose on RR and not paint him in a good light. To the co ...more
not set
Jan 13, 2012
 
Assassin's Accomplice
3.65
liked it
I have spent a lot of time studying Lincoln over my 73 years which of course includes his murder at the hands of the coward J W Booth. One thing that ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.40
it was amazing
This is a riveting, page turning book for sure. It is about a man who served in WWII in the PTO aboard a B-24 which was shot down. He survived that an ...more
not set
Jan 25, 2012
 
Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging
4.33
really liked it
A pastor friend of mine gave me this book to read. I am not sure what prompted it, perhaps he saw something in me that would be helped by reading the ...more
not set
Oct 31, 2013
 
Revolution in World Missions
3.96
liked it
Interesting book on Christians reaching out to the people of India.

The author had nothing, was in fact barefoot until he was a teen ager.

Then he fou
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not set
Jul 18, 2011
 
The Lone Ranger
3.32
really liked it
This book was written by Gaylord Dubois and is based on the famous radio adventure series by Fran Striker. It was published in 1936 - so it is even ol ...more
Feb 2009
Mar 02, 2009
 
The Prayer That Changes Everything: The Hidden Power of Praising God
4.50
really liked it
This book was given to Shari and myself as a Christmas gift. It is outstanding - lots of perspectives on praying, when, how and how to praise God and ...more
not set
Aug 03, 2009
 
America: Imagine a World Without Her
4.21
liked it
I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My parents and their those of that generation are now often referred to as "The Greatest Generation". Th ...more
Aug 20, 2015
Sep 17, 2015
 
Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People
4.08
really liked it
This was one very courageous Christian woman. The book was originally published in 1884 is good during her lifetime. It is not a long book, but the im ...more
Aug 24, 2016
Aug 24, 2016
 
Praying for Gil Hodges: A Memoir of the 1955 World Series and One Family's Love of the Brooklyn Dodgers
3.82
it was amazing
Praying for Gil Hodges: A Memoir of the 1955 World Series and One Family's Love of the Brooklyn Dodgers

by Thomas Oliphant

It is rare that I give a boo
...more
Mar 2016
Apr 02, 2016
 
Mission to Paris (Night Soldiers, #12)
3.58
liked it
This book belongs t o my wife, and is a true story. I do not read a lot of novels – even if based on facts. In t his case, I did enjoy it and kind of ...more
Apr 2016
Apr 06, 2016
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