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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
4.28
This book should be required reading of all world citizens. Timothy Snyder outlines the policies and actions of Hitler and Stalin between 1933 and 194...more
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
 
The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations
3.81
An excellent practical text on how to leverage people networks in effective organizational development. As Cross & Parker note, "information does...more
Jan 18, 2010
Jan 20, 2010
 
What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures
3.78
This collection of essays written by Malcolm Gladwell and published in the New Yorker illustrate his art. He writes with the artistry of a master weav...more
Jan 21, 2010
Jan 22, 2010
 
In Cold Blood
4.01
Capote somehow humanizes the most inhumane characters by capturing their life's moments. Those moments trickle like the drops of water which form a st...more
Aug 21, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
 
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
3.76
Erik Larson is an excellent historic story teller and he does not disappoint "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler'...more
Feb 15, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
 
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
3.92
The will to survive, to work hard, and to treat others fairly somehow transcends hardship beyond human comprehension - at least for the majority of hu...more
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
 
Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
3.36
Suddenly I feel the urge to hoard evey newspaper - or at least the desire that some library would. Excellent cautionary tale about our ill-conceived t...more
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Mar 25, 2011
 
The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
3.92
Jacqueline Novogratz presents excellent lessons in poverty, economics, and microfinance by telling stories she has lived. She also illustrates the pow...more
Mar 31, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
 
Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans
4.17
Understanding lives before Katrina is such a vital part of understanding lives post Katrina. Beautiful, complex, extraordinary characters and the circ...more
Oct 10, 2010
Feb 16, 2011
 
The Christmas Mystery
3.68
Always a seasonal favorite of our family, Gaarder has captured the Christmas story and has woven a historical wonderful tale. Recommended as a bedtime...more
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Nov 20, 2012
 
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
4.03
No diaster genre junkie should pass up this historic recount of September, 1900, and the destruction of Galveston. Hindsight teaches confidence a pain...more
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Feb 16, 2011
 
Emma's War: An Aid Worker, a Warlord, Radical Islam, and the Politics of Oil--A True Story of Love and Death in Sudan
3.80
Religious and ethnic clashes, coupled with attempts at humanitarian aid and economic "development" - not to mention arming and supporting political fa...more
Mar 24, 2011
Mar 09, 2011
 
The Paris Correspondent: A Novel of Newspapers, Then and Now
2.88
I enjoyed the read. Although it strayed from reality, the constrasts in medium, message, and lifestyle in the evolution of newspapers was entertaining...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
 
The Orange Girl
3.89
I love Jostein Gaarder's storytelling. He weaves reality, philosophy, and dreams into a convincing tale. This was my second read of "The Orange Girl."...more
Apr 05, 2012
Feb 16, 2011
 
The President's Table: Two Hundred Years of Dining and Diplomacy
3.24
Interesting overview of presidential entertaining which provides an insight into historical times, individual values, and changing trends. Fun read.
Apr 27, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman's Fight to Save the World's Most Beautiful Bird
3.97
Another sad story about political corruption, environmental battles, and the ever-ending need for more energy. No one wins in the end, but that doesn'...more
Mar 17, 2011
Mar 09, 2011
 
Society's Child: My Autobiography
3.86
While I love Janis Ian and know she has so many life stories to share, I felt her autobiography painted her as naive and as a victim throughout life....more
Dec 20, 2009
Dec 26, 2009
 
Jane Eyre
4.07
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Feb 07, 2013
 
The Pleasure of My Company
3.76
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Dec 07, 2009
 
The Poe Shadow
3.09
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Dec 07, 2009
 
The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever
4.02
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Jun 09, 2009
 
Thomas Jefferson: Author of America
3.88
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Dec 07, 2009
 
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
4.13
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Dec 08, 2009
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.63
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Dec 07, 2009
 
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
3.83
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Dec 07, 2009
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.56
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Dec 07, 2009
 
The Zookeeper's Wife
3.48
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Dec 08, 2009
 
The Glass Castle
4.20
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Dec 07, 2009
 
The Red Tent
4.13
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Mar 09, 2011
 
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
4.06
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Dec 07, 2009
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