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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
3.84
I enjoyed geeking out about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary, and that's definitely what attracted me to this book. I was fascinated by the...more
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Feb 08, 2009
 
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
4.04
This is a fast, entertaining read. Recommended for folks who haven't read a whole lot about the Middle Ages; I knew a fair bit of this already, but en...more
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Apr 21, 2010
 
A Time for Tea: Women, Labor, and Post/Colonial Politics on an Indian Plantation
3.90
Highly readable, interesting work. The author takes the novel approach of incorporating some creative writing into this nonfiction work-- each chapter...more
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Jul 30, 2007
 
Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
3.57
Not bad, but I'm just not a big fan of narrative nonfiction. I'm distracted by knowing that the author is merely speculating about conversations that...more
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Aug 07, 2007
 
Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages
4.10
Fascinating-- a much more nuanced look at interfaith violence in the middle ages.
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Jul 30, 2007
 
Cultures in Conflict: Christians, Muslims & Jews in the Age of Discovery
3.13
I am not fond of Bernard Lewis.
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Jul 30, 2007
 
Patterns of Culture
3.74
ahh, early anthropology...
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Jul 30, 2007
 
The New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History
4.14
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Jul 30, 2007
 
An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades: Memoirs of Usamah Ibn-Munqidh
3.94
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Jul 30, 2007
 
The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity AD 395-600
3.87
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Jul 30, 2007
 
The Story of Art
3.83
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Jul 30, 2007
 
Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940
4.15
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Jul 30, 2007
 
The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain
3.85
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Jul 23, 2007
 
Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture
4.03
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Jul 30, 2007
 
Tearing the Silence: On Being German in America
3.88
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Jul 30, 2007
 
East Asia at the Center: Four Thousand Years of Engagement with the World
3.50
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Jul 29, 2007
 
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
4.30
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Jul 23, 2007
 
Farthing (Small Change, #1)
3.81
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Apr 12, 2013
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