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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
3.97
This book focuses on the World's Fair of 1893 in Chicago. It's really 2 tales woven together. The first is the award, design, & construction of th ...more
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Jun 09, 2009
 
The History of the Siege of Lisbon
3.79
I wanted to like this book much more than I did. It was interesting to read a story about revised history, especially after just completing "Shadow Di ...more
Apr 24, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
 
Fatherland
3.91
I really love historical fiction, and this one is a doozy. This is what Star Trek fans (and LOST fans) might call an alternate history. In this histor ...more
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Jun 09, 2009
 
A.D. 62: Pompeii
3.15
This book has an interesting premise - - time travelling modern person goes back to A.D. 62 Pompeii. Anybody interested in the ancient times, or Pompe ...more
Nov 2007
Jun 09, 2009
 
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
4.26
This is one of those books that I simply could not put down - - all 1000 pages of it. It is the story of the building of a gothic cathedral in the 110 ...more
Jan 2007
Jun 09, 2009
 
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
3.77
Excellent "fictional" story of Zelda Fitzgerald, as told from her point of view. Most of this info was gathered from letters, and stories, and conflic ...more
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
 
The City of Falling Angels
3.49
This is the story of the fire that burned down the Venice Opera House, La Fenice, in 1996. It's also a great story about the ways of the city of Venic ...more
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Jun 09, 2009
 
Year of Wonders
3.99
this is a slow paced book, but I really enjoyed it and cared very much for the characters. weird and somewhat sudden ending. I am a sucker for plague ...more
May 13, 2011
Jun 09, 2009
 
The Red Tent
4.14
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Jan 20, 2010
 
Memoirs of a Geisha
4.04
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Jun 09, 2009
 
Daughter of Fortune
3.87
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Jun 09, 2009
 
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
3.80
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Feb 13, 2010
Oct 18, 2009
 
The Plot Against America
3.65
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Jun 09, 2009
 
The Historian
3.74
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Jun 09, 2009
 
The Eight (The Eight #1)
3.92
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Apr 07, 2010
 
Memoirs of Cleopatra
4.15
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May 07, 2010
 
The Source
4.28
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May 07, 2010
 
11/22/63
4.25
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Feb 18, 2012
Dec 22, 2011
 
When Nietzsche Wept
4.17
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Jun 09, 2009
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