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Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects
4.27
An interesting way of portraying a historical period (in this case, late Elizabethan and early Jacobean) – 20 Chapters, each set around a specific obj...more
Apr 02, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
 
The Illustrated History of Weaponry
4.28
More of a coffee table book than an actual history. I mean, seriously, how can you claim to have a historical account of weaponry from prehistory to p...more
Mar 29, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
 
Drakas!
3.46
As is usual with short stories, a few good, a few bad, most OK. I was very disappointed with one author's attempt to do a Flashman/Draka fusion piece.
Jan 05, 2006
Jul 03, 2009
 
The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd
3.79
Kidd was actually a damned tough and skilled captain, but had some of the worst lock ever.
May 12, 2008
Aug 27, 2009
 
Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth
4.08
This is a seriously complete book on monsters, semi-humans and supernatural beasties. Although the individual entries are short, this reference book c...more
Mar 13, 2011
Oct 22, 2010
 
Flashman and the Tiger: And Other Extracts from the Flashman Papers
3.95
Interestingly, this is the only Flashman book that has fictional (literary) characters in it*. The last story in the book, "Flashman and the Tiger", f...more
Jan 06, 2013
Nov 19, 2009
 
The Sea Dogs: Privateers, Plunder and Piracy in the Elizabethan Age
3.00
A good general history of the Elizabethan "Sea Dogs", not just as pirates and privateers, but as explorers, colonists (although this role was pretty m...more
May 29, 2011
Jul 06, 2009
 
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
4.07
I'm seeing a lot a parallels between Magellan and Kidd...
Jul 31, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers
3.22
Good, but the author padded out a good bit of the book with accounts of various pirates with (in some cases) fairly tenuous connections to Rogers - fo...more
Jun 15, 2013
Apr 02, 2012
 
The Years of Rice and Salt
3.70
OK, but this one didn't grab me as much as many of Robinson's other books.
Aug 24, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
 
The Golden Bough
3.98
Stilted. Patronizing. Couldn't finish it.
May 15, 2010
May 18, 2010
 
The Travels of Sir John Mandeville: The Fantastic 14th-Century Account of a Journey to the East
3.44
None
Dec 09, 2013
Oct 17, 2011
 
The Jugurthine War and The Conspiracy of Catiline
3.80
None
Feb 20, 2008
Jul 11, 2009
 
Blue at the Mizzen (Aubrey/Maturin, #20)
4.33
None
Dec 09, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
The Histories
3.96
None
Mar 20, 2007
Sep 10, 2009
 
A History of Greece to 322 B.C.
4.37
None
Mar 15, 2007
Sep 10, 2009
 
Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World
4.21
None
Mar 21, 2010
Sep 10, 2009
 
The Secret History
3.87
None
Jul 02, 2007
Sep 12, 2009
 
A General History of the Pyrates
3.74
None
Jun 06, 2007
Sep 14, 2009
 
The Africa Cookbook
3.74
None
Dec 20, 2007
Nov 12, 2009
 
Count Belisarius
4.04
None
Jul 10, 2007
Nov 12, 2009
 
A Cruising Voyage Round the World
4.00
None
Feb 15, 2007
Nov 14, 2009
 
Food in History
3.91
None
May 02, 2007
Nov 14, 2009
 
If a Pirate I Must Be: The True Story of Black Bart, "King of the Caribbean Pirates"
3.80
None
Jan 20, 2008
Jul 03, 2009
 
Scales of Gold (The House of Niccolo, #4)
4.45
None
Aug 2006
Jan 17, 2010
 
Congo
3.45
None
Aug 03, 2006
Jan 17, 2010
 
The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
3.75
None
Apr 19, 2013
Feb 03, 2010
 
Heart of Darkness
3.39
None
Jan 2001
Mar 01, 2010
 
The Mauritius Command (Aubrey/Maturin, #4)
4.32
None
Jun 26, 2008
Jun 29, 2009
 
The Blackbirder (Thomas Marlowe, #2)
3.85
None
May 09, 2005
Jun 11, 2010
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