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Digging for Richard III: The Search for the Lost King
3.83
it was amazing
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
 
Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest
4.20
really liked it
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
 
Amongst Women
3.92
liked it
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
 
My Life as an Indian
4.28
really liked it
Going in to this book I wasn't expecting too much, but I was pleasantly surprised. Seeing as it was published in 1907 I thought the language might be ...more
Feb 24, 2013
Apr 17, 2009
 
Isabella: The Warrior Queen
4.09
it was amazing
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
 
The Sky Rained Heroes: A Journey from War to Remembrance
2.80
it was ok
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
 
Lullabies for Little Criminals
3.95
it was amazing
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
 
Seven League Boots
4.32
really liked it
Richard Halliburton was a travel writer and reporter who went on an epic adventure around 1935. He visited Fort Jefferson, a federal prison way off th ...more
Jun 24, 2015
May 14, 2012
 
Flying Carpet
4.29
it was amazing
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
 
Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn
4.11
it was amazing
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
 
The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, The Power Behind Five English Thrones
4.16
it was amazing
This is a wonderful biography about a remarkable and basically forgotten man. William Marshall (1147 - 1219) served five different kings, raised himse ...more
Feb 2016
Jan 06, 2016
 
A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
4.31
it was amazing
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
 
Their Finest Hour and a Half
3.62
really liked it
As the Sunday Express said "A compulsively readable tragi-comedy". It is a sweet and often funny story of a young ad writer who gets a job as a script ...more
Mar 31, 2017
Mar 22, 2017
 
White Coolies
4.39
really liked it
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
 
Darling Child: Private Correspondence Of Queen Victoria And The Crown Princess Of Prussia, 1871 1878
4.57
liked it
The book consists of edited letters written between Queen Victoria and her daughter the Crown Princess of Prussia. Most of the correspondence revolves ...more
Jun 15, 2017
Mar 15, 2017
 
The Gift of Rain
4.20
really liked it
Another book by one of my favourite authors. In this one a young English/Chinese man is befriended by a Japanese businessman who teaches him martial a ...more
Jul 29, 2015
May 11, 2013
 
Deaf Sentence
3.72
really liked it
The book starts out with a retired professor trying to cope with his diminishing hearing and dwindling sex life. As a result of his deafness he become ...more
Jun 02, 2017
May 29, 2017
 
The Travels of Marco Polo The Venetian
3.59
liked it
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
 
The Star of Africa: The Story of Hans Marseille, the Rogue Luftwaffe Ace Who Dominated the WWII Skies
4.25
liked it
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
 
Almost a Lifetime
4.20
it was amazing
The book is a memoir of an Irish fellow who joined the RAF and was shot down over Holland. He was captured and sent to Stalag VIIIB. It tells of his y ...more
Jun 26, 2016
Apr 21, 2016
 
The Axeman's Jazz
3.69
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I rarely read mysteries but this one kept you guessing and towards the end it kept leaving you with a cliffhanger, then go ...more
Jan 10, 2016
Dec 28, 2015
 
All Over But the Shoutin'
4.09
really liked it
In the prologue and on his YouTube videos Bragg say that he wrote this book "As a love story to his mother - nothing more complicated than that. To a ...more
Mar 08, 2011
Jul 25, 2009
 
The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa's City of Gold
3.77
really liked it
Timbuktu, the mysterious "lost city" (if a city with 12,00 inhabitants can be lost). Reported to have streets paved with gold and with buildings studd ...more
Mar 25, 2013
Jun 26, 2012
 
Paradise Lost (Joanna Brady, #9)
3.97
liked it
The book took a little while to get going with what seemed to be unnecessary side stories. Eventually did second half got down to solving the murders. ...more
Dec 20, 2016
Dec 16, 2016
 
Dam Busters: The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943
4.14
liked it
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
 
Ayrton Senna: The Whole Story
4.16
liked it
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
 
City of Thieves
4.28
it was amazing
Best book I have read in a long time. I loved the characters, the premise was interesting and there were enough surprises in the plot to keep you gues ...more
Jan 17, 2010
Apr 15, 2009
 
I Will Bear Witness 1933-41 A Diary of the Nazi Years
4.22
it was ok
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
 
How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets
3.71
really liked it
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
 
Therapy
3.76
really liked it
I thought this was a fabulous book. It is the story of Laurence "Tubby" Passmore, a television script writer who is having trouble at home, suffereing ...more
Oct 16, 2015
May 04, 2015
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