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The Sky Rained Heroes: A Journey from War to Remembrance
2.79
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
 
White Coolies
4.37
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...more
Sep 06, 2010
May 04, 2010
 
Lullabies for Little Criminals
3.91
Five stars is nowhere near enough for this book. It has to be one of my favorite reads in years. Between the druggy dad and pimp friend this girl stan...more
Nov 13, 2008
Mar 31, 2009
 
A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
4.28
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
 
Digging for Richard III: The Search for the Lost King
4.12
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
 
Dam Busters: The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943
4.15
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
 
How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets
3.71
This book confirmed that I love Garth Stein's books. This story was about a carefree musician who suddenly has to look after his 14 year old son that...more
Mar 08, 2010
Jul 07, 2009
 
The International Bank of Bob: Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan at a Time
4.03
The book starts with the author travelling around the world staying in incredibly expensive hotel so he can review them for Forbes Magazine. In Dubai...more
Sep 30, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
 
Flying Carpet
4.21
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
 
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
3.95
The book is a lot more than just the story of a man eating tiger. The author brings in a bit of sociology, economics, ecology, and politics to explain...more
Apr 11, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
 
Hostage
3.94
This book was my introduction to Robert Crais. It is the story of a small town sherrif who is trying to get away from big city trouble only to have a...more
Nov 2002
Apr 28, 2009
 
Stoner
4.27
I loved the writing in this book! It is the story of William Stoner, a poor farm boy who goes to university to study agriculture and winds up falling...more
Mar 21, 2014
Mar 22, 2014
 
Hodd
3.05
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...more
Feb 15, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
 
Winter's Bone
3.93
I really enjoyed this book. Ree Dolly is one tough sixteen year old, looking after her mentally ill mother, her two young brothers and the hardscrabbl...more
Feb 10, 2011
Feb 08, 2011
 
The Star of Africa: The Story of Hans Marseille, the Rogue Luftwaffe Ace Who Dominated the WWII Skies
4.29
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
 
Comancheros
3.00
As a western it was ok. Being from the early 50's it portrayed the Indians as thieving, murderous savages which I found made it a bit of an uncomforta...more
Jul 13, 2011
May 16, 2011
 
Nineteen Eighty-Four
4.09
This is my first eBook. I love being able to read in the middle of the night without holding both a book and a book light.

This once frightening book i...more
Jul 24, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
 
The Nuremberg Interviews
3.96
This book is based on interviews by an American psychiatrist who interviewed defendants and witnesses at the Nuremberg trails. There were two main the...more
Jan 03, 2011
Dec 07, 2010
 
The Sun in My Eyes: Two-Wheeling East
3.83
This book was my introduction to Josie Dew and her cycling adventures. This is about her trip cycling around Japan.
Apr 14, 2003
Apr 28, 2009
 
The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau
4.09
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
 
Rapid Response: My Inside Story as a Motor Racing Life-Saver
4.20
This book was ok. Olvey is obviously a much better doctor than he is an author. It is the story of the development of the medical safety team for CART...more
Nov 10, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
 
The War Diaries: An Anthology of Daily Wartime Diary Entries Throughout History
3.62
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
3.98
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
 
The Guts
3.74
Jimmy Rabbitte is at it again. Still in the music industry, still scheming and hustling only now he is 47 years old, married, with four kids and is al...more
Mar 08, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
 
Fordlandia: The Rise And Fall Of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City
3.54
In 1927 Henry Ford obtained 10,000 sq km of Brazilian jungle to revive the rubber trade and set up a Utopian town, both failed. In 1945 after investin...more
Jul 12, 2010
May 28, 2010
 
Give Us a Kiss: A Novel
3.98
I love Daniel Woodrell's writing! His "hillbillies behaving badly" stories really strike a cord with me. Woodrell loves the Ozarks, "Ozark mountains s...more
Feb 11, 2013
Jul 07, 2012
 
Agincourt
4.06
Bernard Cornwell is a master at these common soldier types of book and Agincourt is no exception. The hero Nick Hook is a forester/archer accused of a...more
Feb 04, 2013
May 10, 2010
 
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
4.00
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
 
Amongst Women
3.90
The book is well written but a little boring. Not too much happens and what does happen is fairly repetitive. Probably close to real life. At times Mo...more
May 31, 2009
May 07, 2009
 
The Fruit of Stone
3.74
Spragg really has a knack for writing about Wyoming and contemporary rancher / cowboys. He writes about the most interesting detail of behavior and be...more
Apr 24, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
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