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Digging for Richard III: The Search for the Lost King
This book could easily have been some boring academic treatise but it is exactly the opposite. It is one of the most interesting books I have read in ...more
Jun 02, 2014
May 23, 2014
The Sky Rained Heroes: A Journey from War to Remembrance
Don't believe the blurb on the cover of this book!!! It is supposed to be a bout a flier who gets a dead soldier's flag and who's son returns it to th ...more
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World W ar II
This is an endlessly interesting and often harrowing story of two pilots who meet in the skies over Germany in December 1943. It follows the career of ...more
Jun 10, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
White Coolies
My edition is from 1957 and has a very politically incorrect cover.

It is the story of a group of Australian Army Nursing Sisters and others who were c
Sep 06, 2010
May 04, 2010
The Star of Africa: The Story of Hans Marseille, the Rogue Luftwaffe Ace Who Dominated the WWII Skies
Depending on what you want from this book it is either great, or just good. If you are a war historian this book is amazing. It chronicles most of Mar ...more
Mar 31, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
Isabella: The Warrior Queen
A wonderful book about an incredible lady. She lived in very turbulent times. There was the expansion of the Turkish Muslim empire, expelling Jews and ...more
Feb 2015
Jan 17, 2015
Dam Busters: The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943
I had basic knowledge of the Dam Buster's story but this book provided me with a lot more detail. It is more of a 3.5 star book. There is a lot of set ...more
Apr 05, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941
Quite a long book that for me didn't really get rolling until the war years. It starts with a fair amount about his life as a scholar. It does tell th ...more
Mar 2015
Sep 19, 2013
Flying Carpet
Wonderful book! It is the story of the author and his friend Moye Stephens who, in 1931, flew from L.A. to New York, put their Stearman bi-plane on a ...more
May 19, 2011
May 10, 2011
If your mind keeps drifting to other things when you are reading a book it is not a good sign

This is not a bad book, just not a good read for me. The
Feb 15, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
The Great Escape: A Canadian Story
Even though this is a well known story I still picked up a ton of information I hadn't heard before. Of course being Canadian it was great to get a Ca ...more
Mar 13, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau
Overall I really liked this book. The first half really skimmed over a number of battles through Sicily, Italy and Southern France with the exception ...more
Dec 21, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
This is a very interesting book. Part biography and part an indictment of the U.S. military and government spin doctors who took two soldiers, one who ...more
Jan 25, 2012
Apr 21, 2011
The War Diaries: An Anthology of Daily Wartime Diary Entries Throughout History
An inconsistent collection of both military and civilian diary entries from 1665 to 1990. Some are very interesting some are rather boring. But is was ...more
Dec 31, 2012
May 28, 2011
A Fraction of the Whole
What a wonderful book! It is a father and son story set in Australia, Paris and Thailand. Jasper, the son, is stuck with an eccentric father, a suicid ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Apr 21, 2009
Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn
This is a great book. It is way more than just a story of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. The battle is just the glue that holds the book together. ...more
Feb 07, 2011
May 09, 2010
A Volunteer Nurse on the Western Front: Memoirs from a WWI camp hospital
The book is actually quite light reading. It is not as medical as I thought it might be likely because she is with the Volunteer Aid Detachment withou ...more
Nov 27, 2014
Nov 19, 2014
Ill Met By Moonlight
This is an interesting but not terribly exciting book. Moss, Fermor, a couple Russian escapees and a group of Cretan guerrilla fighters kidnap a Germa ...more
Mar 10, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
Incontinent on the Continent: My Mother, Her Walker, and Our Grand Tour of Italy
I really enjoyed this book but I wanted to give both women a shake and ask what the hell were you thinking. The mother is in denial about how infirmed ...more
Mar 29, 2010
Mar 23, 2010
The Travels of Marco Polo The Venetian
A very interesting book comprised of many short chapters (223 in just 357 pages). The beginning and end of the book describe Polo's travels. Mostly he ...more
May 22, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
My Week with Marilyn
This edition is actually two books. "The Prince, The Showgirl and Me" is a pretty straight forward and interesting diary about the filming of "The Pri ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Dec 30, 2011
The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, 1577-1580
A well researched and interesting account of Sir Francis Drake, his voyage around the world and his possible exploration of our NW coast. I learned lo ...more
Jan 25, 2014
Apr 21, 2009
Ava's Man
This has to be one of the best books I have ever read!!! The story of the author's grandfather who was a simple hard working, hard drinking family man ...more
Feb 04, 2006
Apr 19, 2009
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
Great book! These guys had balls. How many of us would push off down a river that you had no idea where it went or what was ahead of you. Teddy Roosev ...more
Mar 26, 2008
Apr 04, 2009
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
This was more of a 3 1/2 star book. I enjoyed all the country and peoples they encountered but the relentless starvation gets very repetitive. The boo ...more
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines
A well written and constantly interesting story. You may think that the endless trudging from village to village, tired, hungry and on edge would have ...more
May 30, 2013
May 23, 2013
Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest
The amount of detail in this book is astounding. It is hard to imagine how much research must have gone into it. Depending on your point of view this ...more
Dec 02, 2012
Dec 29, 2011
Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
A very interesting book that mainly follows James Earl Ray (and his many aliases), Martin Luther King Jr. and J. Edgar Hoover. The first half of the b ...more
Dec 12, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
Steve McQueen: A Biography
Steve McQueen was an easy guy to like on the big screen but hard to like in real life. The author doesn't seem to be a fan of McQueen's and I wasn't a ...more
Jul 27, 2014
Jun 17, 2012
Ayrton Senna: The Whole Story
Being a life long scatterbrain I am amazed by people like Senna who's total focus and concentration on the task at hand is unimaginable. He ability to ...more
Jun 06, 2010
May 11, 2010
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