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The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
3.98
liked it
I would have liked to have given this a better rating, but at times the book was just so dull. Winchester wrote another book about the making of the O ...more
Sep 03, 2014
Jun 10, 2011
 
Tahoe beneath the Surface: The Hidden Stories of America's Largest Mountain Lake
3.73
really liked it
Great book!! What is missing are notes, references, index, something where all this great information can be looked up and delve deeper. Since Lake Ta ...more
Dec 10, 2010
Dec 15, 2010
 
The Personality of Thoreau
4.00
really liked it
A small book about Henry David Thoreau by someone who intimately knew him. F.B. Sanborn lived across the street and ate dinner nearly every evening wi ...more
Mar 14, 2017
Mar 13, 2017
 
The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
4.07
really liked it
This book is mainly about tree climbers. Well, one could say it’s also about canopy science, perhaps the early days. Certainly the beginning of canopy ...more
Apr 07, 2017
Mar 25, 2011
 
Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History
3.35
liked it
The title alone will alert you to the hyperbolic writing style. The facts may be loose, but the overall story is fairly entertaining. The main charact ...more
Nov 26, 2014
Nov 26, 2014
 
Remembrances of Concord and the Thoreaus: Letters of Horace Hosmer to Dr. S. A. Jones
4.50
really liked it
Primarily a book of letters from Horace Hosmer near the end of his life, many decades after growing up in Concord. Hosmer was briefly a student at the ...more
Sep 13, 2016
Feb 17, 2016
 
The Other Einstein
3.76
really liked it
An unique take on Albert Einstein ad his life, from the viewpoint of his first wife, Mileva “Mitza” Marić.

I've been watching the new TV series "Genius
...more
Jun 11, 2017
Jun 26, 2016
 
Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
3.89
it was amazing
Very well done! I was quite taken by this story during the time of the events and the book, an incredible mining tale of survival and rescue. Tobar di ...more
Mar 24, 2015
Dec 26, 2014
 
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
3.86
it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this book, a fascinating tale about Percy Fawcett who was called the last of the Victorian explorers. He led several Amazon expediti ...more
Apr 02, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
 
Zeitoun
4.08
it was amazing
wow, I just wrote a long review and lost it while trying to save. Sometimes technology gets you.

This was a gripping book about one family living in N
...more
Jan 16, 2017
Sep 18, 2011
 
Seeing in the Dark: How Backyard Stargazers Are Probing Deep Space & Guarding Earth from Interplanetary Peril
4.07
it was amazing
This book gave me the strong desire to buy a telescope! This book has tons of fascinating information. The wonders of the skies are really endless! Fe ...more
Jun 2009
Jan 01, 2011
 
The House of Gordon (volume 1)
0.00
Series: Works issued by the New Spalding Club #26
Aberdeen : The Club, 1887-1924.
Aberdeen University studies.
Scotland -- History -- Sources.
not set
May 30, 2017
 
The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny
4.19
very excited to get this book, looking forward to reading it! :D
Thanks Norton!
not set
Apr 21, 2017
 
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
3.92
really liked it
Having not read enough American History I picked up this award winning book. A good in-depth look at some of the first U.S. Presidents and politicians ...more
Jun 14, 2017
Sep 18, 2011
 
Mountain City
4.15
really liked it
The book has a very personal feel to the narrative as it revolves around the family grocery store that has been in Mountain City for decades. The stor ...more
Mar 17, 2011
Dec 23, 2010
 
Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West
4.18
it was amazing
Well done history of the West and biography of Christopher "Kit" Carson. Not a happy tale. The Manifest Destiny of whites to the West and removing the ...more
Apr 17, 2015
Oct 22, 2013
 
This Is End, My Only Friend
3.79
really liked it
None
Dec 27, 1991
May 13, 2014
 
Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin
3.99
None
not set
Apr 28, 2011
 
The Englishman who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects
3.67
None
not set
Apr 28, 2011
 
Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortune and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty
4.01
really liked it
None
May 22, 2011
May 14, 2011
 
The Sixth Grandfather: Black Elk's Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt
4.19
it was amazing
None
May 2002
May 14, 2011
 
The Invention of Clouds
3.67
it was amazing
None
May 2007
May 15, 2011
 
The Pirates Laffite: The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf
3.44
really liked it
None
Mar 15, 2007
May 15, 2011
 
Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage
4.07
None
not set
Mar 25, 2011
 
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
3.85
it was amazing
None
Apr 1985
Jul 31, 2011
 
Strange Days: My Life With and Without Jim Morrison
3.73
really liked it
None
Jun 1994
Jul 31, 2011
 
Citizen Nader
4.11
really liked it
None
Oct 1996
Jul 31, 2011
 
Elena: A Love Story of the Russian Revolution
3.83
liked it
None
Feb 2000
Aug 28, 2011
 
Scientific Blunders: A Brief History of How Wrong Scientists Can Sometimes Be
3.42
it was amazing
None
Dec 2000
Aug 28, 2011
 
Loving Frank
3.73
None
not set
Sep 18, 2011
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