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Citizen Sherman:: A Life of William Tecumseh Sherman (Modern War Studies)
3.59
liked it
None
Jun 2014
May 08, 2014
 
Queer Street: Rise and Fall of an American Culture, 1947-1985
3.25
liked it
None
not set
Oct 31, 2010
 
To Jerusalem and Back
3.54
liked it
None
not set
May 10, 2011
 
Mathew Brady
4.19
it was amazing
None
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
 
The Age of Conversation
3.87
really liked it
None
Jan 2013
Jul 06, 2012
 
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
3.94
liked it
None
not set
Apr 24, 2011
 
Ulysses S. Grant: Soldier & President
3.87
really liked it
None
May 2013
May 03, 2013
 
Koba the Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million
3.83
liked it
None
not set
Nov 06, 2010
 
Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South
4.01
liked it
None
Aug 2015
Jul 23, 2015
 
Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State and Nuclear Pollution
3.94
really liked it
None
Sep 2013
Sep 26, 2013
 
Russia Against Napoleon: The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814
4.06
really liked it
None
Jun 2015
Jun 15, 2015
 
Naples ’44: An Intelligence Officer in the Italian Labyrinth
4.13
really liked it
None
May 2015
Jul 05, 2014
 
Molotov's Magic Lantern: Travels in Russian History
3.52
liked it
None
Oct 2013
Jan 09, 2011
 
Lost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality
3.91
it was amazing
None
Dec 2009
Sep 21, 2014
 
To Lose a Battle: France 1940
4.18
liked it
Achtung - Panzer!
Oct 2014
Sep 27, 2014
 
New York in the Forties
4.42
it was amazing
Beautiful. Documentary and romantic all at once.
Sep 2008
Sep 18, 2008
 
Dreamland: America at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century
4.32
it was amazing
Spooky and beautiful. Mystery wells deep in archives.
Apr 2008
Apr 08, 2008
 
Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s
3.96
it was amazing
'Biography of a decade' indeed. Encyclopedic. This is how it's done.
not set
Jun 17, 2008
 
Twin Cities Then and Now
4.33
really liked it
With its title, this could be so easily purchased as a quaint coffee-table exercise in nostalgia, but it's actually a purposefully illustrated polemic ...more
not set
May 23, 2008
 
There's a War to Be Won: The United States Army in World War II
4.21
liked it
On top of his superhuman logistic, military-industrial management skills, George Marshall also gets a thumbs up for sucessfully dealing with Montgomer ...more
Oct 2009
Sep 21, 2009
 
New Orleans 1867
4.25
For future reading in American history, I really need to track down more lavish exhibition companions like this. Each photo is accompanied by a mini-e ...more
not set
Feb 09, 2011
 
The Last Days of Hitler
3.97
really liked it
While their foul subject was fresh, the first post-war English historians, in early before the smoke had cleared, smelt the Devil. (Clive James)


I like
...more
May 2011
Apr 27, 2011
 
The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion
3.76
liked it
Benjamin and Elizabeth Turner, Nat’s original owners in Southampton County, Virginia, were Methodists. Methodism had spread wildly across America in t ...more
Apr 2010
Apr 05, 2010
 
Queen Victoria
3.81
liked it
4 stars for the first 80 pages - 3 stars for the rest. Strachey's gossipy prurience makes him a superb narrator of the court intrigue, the royal dissi ...more
Aug 2008
Jul 25, 2008
 
By with to and from: A Lincoln Kirstein Reader
4.20
it was amazing
Kirstein had an awesome range of interests. This selection of his writings shows him intimate with so many areas. He co-founded the NYC Ballet, so of ...more
May 2007
Mar 15, 2011
 
Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer
3.71
really liked it
I smirked when I read the title, but a few sampled pages were more than enough to convince me that Custer is indeed his own sub-discipline. His milita ...more
Nov 2009
Nov 17, 2009
 
The Soldiers (The Old West, #4)
4.15
really liked it
This is a very easy book to get lost in. For one, the picture editing was superb and the format big enough for spreads of old photos. The details and ...more
Oct 2009
Oct 09, 2009
 
In the American Grain (New Directions Paperback No. 53)
3.94
liked it
A curious book. Very much of its time (1925), a time of the first great vogue for speculating on the savage subconscious of the nation--witness D.H. L ...more
Jun 2008
May 23, 2008
 
Glory Road (Army of the Potomac)
4.35
really liked it
This—

"Wendell Phillips, the gadfly of abolition, was on the rostrum that spring of 1863 crying out that the power which dwelt in [Emancipation] must b
...more
Feb 2011
Aug 24, 2010
 
The Duke
3.08
really liked it
I’ll admit to finding myself reluctant to read on after the triumphs of 1815. I didn’t want to meet the postwar Iron Duke, the shrewd diplomatic consi ...more
Oct 2009
Oct 30, 2007
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