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The Annals/The Histories
3.94
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Mar 16, 2009
 
Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity
3.67
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Mar 2011
Mar 05, 2011
 
Count Belisarius
4.02
None
Apr 2011
Mar 20, 2011
 
An Introduction to Confucianism (Introduction to Religion)
3.52
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Mar 28, 2007
 
The First World War
3.98
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Mar 21, 2007
 
A History Of Warfare
4.01
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Mar 28, 2007
 
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
4.30
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Mar 21, 2007
 
The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination
4.16
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Mar 21, 2007
 
Nazism and German Society, 1933-1945
3.71
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Mar 21, 2007
 
Quarrels That Have Shaped the Constitution
3.81
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Mar 21, 2007
 
Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet
3.91
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Mar 05, 2011
 
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
4.09
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Mar 21, 2007
 
Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
4.41
None
Jul 2009
Jul 04, 2009
 
A War to be Won: Fighting the Second World War
3.97
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Mar 21, 2007
 
Treblinka
4.11
Terrifying.
not set
Mar 23, 2007
 
The Secret History
3.89
Just so bitchy, which is kind of awesome.
not set
Jun 17, 2011
 
The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance
3.70
I have to admit that I've only be able to get through about 20 pages, but I refuse to conclude that this book is boring. Yay pencils!
not set
Mar 21, 2007
 
The Federalist Papers
4.00
i love the juicy little excerpts they make you read in history classes. not so sure i'd love to read all of them in one go, though.
not set
Mar 20, 2007
 
Zero
3.93
Very fast, and fascinating. Fastinating, if you will.

Don't let that awful joke prevent you from reading this book about the concept of zero. It really...more
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Mar 19, 2007
 
A People's History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped Our Constitution
4.03
Very thoughtful, thorough, readable account. I may write more later; for now I refer interested parties to Conrad's review.
Dec 2008
Mar 24, 2007
 
Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
4.11
The author tends to ramble a lot, but it's all interesting stuff: why they called it the Tenderloin, how Canal became a street, what the Bowery used t...more
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Mar 22, 2007
 
A History of Modern Germany: 1871 to Present
3.09
I know it seems silly to add a straight-up textbook to my list, but I genuinely liked reading this (at least the 1871-1945 portion, the scope of the c...more
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Mar 23, 2007
 
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
3.90
This book isn't chronological - in fact, each chapter can be considered independently of the rest - and it would be worth picking it up even just to r...more
Apr 2005
Mar 19, 2007
 
No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
4.14
Conrad's review says more than I possibly could about this book. Nevertheless:

I found the book accessible, but not at all dumbed-down, and I am very g...more
Mar 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals
4.03
An illuminating study of an oft-overlooked class of "undesirables" during the Nazi era, but its admirable efforts to redress this under-examined subje...more
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Mar 20, 2007
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