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The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea
Like most people, I have loved whales since I was a kid (though I have always been more fascinated by sharks...). This book's title, however, was a bi...more
Jan 26, 2010
Jan 22, 2010
The Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim
This is a rather fascinating account that relays the story of post-war Germany and the (not-so) relentless pursuit of war criminals, focusing primaril...more
Apr 29, 2014
May 01, 2014
Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings
This is an interesting book - a bit meatier than a coffee table book, but not by much. McRobbie groups her princesses in varying categories of "bad" a...more
Dec 23, 2013
Jan 05, 2014
City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago
I absolutely loved reading this engaging book! I took a history of Chicago class in college, and so I expected that there would be a lot of overlappin...more
Dec 15, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
Unfortunately, as this month’s selection for our book club, it disappointed me. Its premise - two East Coast society women travelled to Colorado to te...more
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
The Lost History of the Canine Race: Our 15,000-Year Love Affair With Dogs
Obviously as a dog owner, I am the prime audience for this book and i did enjoy it. Though I was a bit disappointed, to be honest. I thought there wou...more
Jun 19, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
What's a Dog For?: The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man's Best Friend
This is simply a wonderful book! Homans explores the history of the canine-human relationship, using his own lab-mix, Stella, as the four-footed guide...more
Nov 22, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
Savage Girls and Wild Boys: A History of Feral Children
I think I had too much anticipation for this book. Ever since viewing, late at night in a Dublin hotel, a History Channel documentary on feral childre...more
Feb 17, 2009
Jun 23, 2010
Unsolved Mysteries of American History: An Eye-Opening Journey through 500 Years of Discoveries, Disappearances, and Baffling Events
Aron has selected thirty of America’s historical mysteries, ranging from the discovery of America to the 1980s. It’s an interesting collection that co...more
Oct 17, 2011
Dec 17, 2009
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
This book presents a unique angle into viewing the Polish experience in the Second World War. The setting in the zoo added a lot to the story, and som...more
Aug 19, 2011
Jan 28, 2010
Book Of Werewolves
This was a strange and fascinating book. In collecting varied myths and stories pertaining to werewolves, the author created a very interesting and ab...more
Oct 27, 2009
Jan 22, 2010
Possessed:  The True Story of An Exorcism
I can't believe I read this home alone AND so late at night... I must be TRYING to give myself nightmares! Still, it is a fascinating and horrifying...more
Mar 25, 2009
Jan 20, 2010
Mammoth: The Resurrection Of An Ice Age Giant
This was a fascinating book as Stone presented his research into the possibilities of cloning mammoth’s from DNA samples found in the frozen tundra, a...more
Mar 30, 2009
Apr 24, 2012
Carnivorous Nights: On the Trail of the Tasmanian Tiger
This book was pretty interesting - it had some REALLY gross parts (like land leeches!!). The cloning part was very reminiscent of what was discussed i...more
Apr 18, 2009
Jun 16, 2010
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do
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Jun 19, 2012
Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life
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Dec 23, 2009
Hollow Earth: The Long and Curious History of Imagining Strange Lands, Fantastical Creatures, Advanced Civilizations, and Marvelous Machines Below the Earth's Surface
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Jun 19, 2012
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