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A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination
4.08
I have been obsessed about the assassination ever since the day my junior high biology teacher gave us the news. If I haven't read everything about th ...more
Jan 02, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
 
The Plot to Seize the White House: The Shocking True Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow FDR
4.03
A fascinating expose of a conspiracy to overthrow the FDR White House and install a Fascist government with duped veterans as its foot soldiers. Accor ...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look
3.99
Without a doubt, this was one of the best books I've ever read on the art of watching and understanding football. It definitely bears re-reading, whic ...more
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Dec 29, 2010
 
The Gods of Gotham (Timothy Wilde Mysteries, #1)
3.87
I was disappointed when I read the last page of this thoroughly engrossing and entertaining book. The author's deep research into the time and setting ...more
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
 
The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders
3.94
The emotional honesty of this book is almost too much to bear at times. It horrified me and broke my heart. The movie, The Changeling, starring Angeli ...more
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Nov 20, 2010
 
Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life
3.89
The writing in this book is interesting it that it's style seemed to parallel the events. I plodded through the first half. The narrative was as pedes ...more
Jan 2010
Dec 29, 2010
 
Marilyn At Rainbow's End: Sex, Lies, Murder, and the Great Cover-up
3.39
This book often reads like the lead story on the National Inquirer and that is my biggest objection. However, it does provide insight into her life of ...more
Jan 04, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
 
When the Mob Ran Vegas: Stories of Money, Mayhem and Murder
3.29
This book was so much fun! The author has a wonderful style that feels like you are sitting around a coffee shop table nursing cups of coffee and swap ...more
Mar 08, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
 
The Flatey Enigma
3.33
This book, like the landscape in which it occurs, it stark, cold, and v-e-r-y slow moving. I was about a third of the way through when I threw in the ...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
 
An Inconvenient Wife
3.80
I give this book the highest rating because it has everything I want in a novel: original, believable characters that evolve and change; period detail ...more
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
 
Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster
4.01
I've read this book more than once. It's a fascinating view of the conflict between the Chamber of Commerce portrayal of California as an Eden of suns ...more
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
 
Northanger Abbey
3.76
I loved this book! It was almost as if Jane Austen was taking sarcastic digs at all of her previous books. So witty and funny!
Mar 28, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
 
The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness
3.66
A terrifying book that illustrates the harm by that can be done by the best of intentions.
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Dec 29, 2010
 
The Magdalene Conspiracy
2.89
Do not spend a single penny or second on this ridiculous excuse for a book. It reads as if written by junior high school girl with minimal English ski ...more
May 13, 2013
May 10, 2013
 
Fire
3.54
Because I live in the foothills in Southern California where urban wildland interface fires are a regular occurence in summer and fall, I am very inte ...more
Aug 04, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
 
Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula: The Adventure of the Solitary Grave
3.67
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Jun 01, 2010
 
To Kingdom Come (Barker & Llewelyn, #2)
3.98
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Jul 07, 2010
 
To Kingdom Come (Barker & Llewelyn, #2)
3.98
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Feb 17, 2012
 
Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster
4.02
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Aug 10, 2009
 
God's Brothel: The Extortion of Sex for Salvation
3.47
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Sep 17, 2013
 
Do Penance or Perish: A Study of Magdalen Asylums in Ireland
3.37
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Apr 23, 2011
 
Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew
4.00
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Apr 16, 2012
 
Murder in Tombstone: The Forgotten Trial of Wyatt Earp
3.94
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Jun 01, 2010
 
Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, And Other Sex Offenders
4.17
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Apr 13, 2010
 
Journey Into Darkness
4.03
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May 03, 2013
 
Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1)
4.06
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Feb 17, 2012
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
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Apr 07, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
 
Love and War (North and South, #2)
4.07
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Jan 15, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
 
McGee & Stuckey's Bountiful Container: A Container Garden of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits and Edible Flowers
4.17
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Jun 01, 2010
 
Return of the Black Death: The World's Greatest Serial Killer
3.91
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Apr 13, 2010
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