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The Firm
Hard to believe, but there was a time when the word "lawyer" wasn't synonymous with "criminal," and the idea of a law firm controlled by the Mafia was...more
Jul 2002
Jan 21, 2010
The NIV Bible in 90 Days
On the 2nd of June 2014 I completed reading the entire Bible, both Old and New Testaments. Wow! But it was worth every moment especially because I was...more
Jun 02, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
Across the River and into the Trees
I read most of this fictional story about an American colonel in Venice shortly after WWII, but after a time the dialog was too boring, so I decided t...more
Jan 13, 2010
Jan 13, 2010
Snow Falling on Cedars
A classic.

A phenomenal West Coast bestseller, winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and an Abby Award nominee, th...more
Nov 1996
Jan 17, 2010
Outliers: The Story of Success
Outstanding book... educational... a fascuinating story of what makes "success" of so many people who have been "fortunate," but not necessarily fortu...more
Dec 02, 2011
Nov 28, 2011
We, the Drowned
Whew... 688 pages is a lot of reading! This book was more like an odyssey than a novel based on a fair share of historical fact as well as legend. "We...more
May 03, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
Halsey's Typhoon: The True Story of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue
A really interesting book... well written and captivating. "Halsey's Typhoon" was a best seller when it was first published in 2007, and it is now ava...more
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Very interesting and so well written. The author, Tony Horwitz, decides to follow the course of Captain James Cook, the great English explorer of the...more
Apr 10, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo
Great book... clears up a lot of "bad" history about what happened to the captain and crew of the USS Pueblo that had been captured by the North Korea...more
Jan 31, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
The View from Pompey's Head
The author, Hamilton Basso, was a popular writer in the '50s and had some best sellers, including this book, The View from Pompey's Head (Note: Pompey...more
Sep 2011
Sep 06, 2011
True Grit
I am amazed that in all of the years of my searching for great books to read that I had not come across this wonderful book sooner... it is a true cla...more
Feb 26, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
The Rainmaker
Michael Beck (The Golden Seal, Xanadu), who seems to be making a career out of reading books on audio (A Time to Kill, The Runaway Jury), has returned...more
Feb 2007
Jan 21, 2010
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
In the heart of Chia's Sichuan province lies the small city of Fuling. Surrounded by the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, Fuling has long b...more
Dec 2006
Jan 21, 2010
Spider Mountain (Cam Richter, #2)
Summoned by a friend, ex-cop Cam Richter agrees to do a favor: investigate the assault of a young woman in a remote area of the Great Smoky Mountains...more
Feb 2007
Jan 21, 2010
We Were Soldiers Once... and Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
Each year, the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps selects one book that he believes is both relevant and timeless for reading by all Marines. The Com...more
Oct 1994
Jan 21, 2010
The Summons
Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He's forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorc...more
Jun 2006
Jan 21, 2010
Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
"So engrossing, clearheaded, and lucid that its arrival is not just welcome but cause for celebration."—Dan Cryer, Newsday

Stephen Greenblatt, the cha...more
Apr 2005
Jan 21, 2010
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this countr...more
Feb 2005
Jan 21, 2010
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
**spoiler alert** As the New York Times stated in their review of "Unbroken," this is truly a captivating book. If it were a novel, one might say that...more
Dec 26, 2010
Dec 26, 2010
David Crockett: The Lion of the West
A very interesting and well researched book on the life of David (Davy) Crockett. It explains away much of the myth about this man that not only crept...more
Jul 09, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
The Candy Bombers
Terrific! Too bad that the author gave the book such a "soft" title... actually the extended title really tells the story: "The Untold Story of the Be...more
Aug 15, 2010
Aug 15, 2010
The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL
What a great book! I love it when I can go from one great book to another, and so it happens again as I read Eric Greitens' "The Heart and the Fist: T...more
Jun 19, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
A Time to Kill
This addictive tale of a young lawyer defending a black Vietnam war hero who kills the white druggies who raped his child in tiny Clanton, Mississippi...more
Apr 2003
Jan 21, 2010
Edward Rutherfurd belongs to the James Michener school: he writes big, sprawling history-by- the-pound. His novel, London, stretches two millennia all...more
Aug 1998
Jan 21, 2010
The Good German
With World War II finally ending, Jake Geismar, former Berlin correspondent for CBS, has wangled one of the coveted press slots for the Potsdam Confer...more
May 2004
Jan 21, 2010
The Snow Falcon
A magnificent gyrfalcon, soaring in the air over rocky cliffs, is winged by a hunter and falls to earth wounded. Rescued and taken to a nearby farmhou...more
Sep 1999
Jan 21, 2010
John McCain: An American Odyssey
In 1998, at the dedication of the National Prisoner of War Museum in Anderson, Georgia, former Attorney General Griffin Bell, a Democrat, introduced S...more
Mar 2000
Jan 21, 2010
Bitter Waters: America's Forgotten Naval Mission to the Dead Sea
A very enjoyable book and of special interest not only to those of naval history, but also those who enjoy tales of exploration. For those reader who...more
Oct 26, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
December 6
Ever wonder how things might have been different for Rick Blaine, the ostensibly selfish nightclub owner from Casablanca, had he lived in Japan during...more
Jun 2005
Jan 21, 2010
Ghosts of Bungo Suido
I have always enjoyed Pete's novels, especially those that pertain to the Navy. As a retired naval officer myself and one who has known Pete Deuterman...more
Aug 30, 2013
Aug 31, 2013
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