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A History of Illinois, from Its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847.
During World War II my family had to move from Davenport, Iowa to East Moline, Illinois so that my father would be close to his work. This meant that...more
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Jan 28, 2010
Wizard for Hire (The Dresden Files Omnibus, #1-3)
This is a compilation of three books in the series known as the Dresden Files. They all chronicle the magical life of Chicago's only professional wiza...more
Sep 20, 2013
Oct 02, 2013
Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life
Having living in the same Ward (only two doors away) with Dr. Nibley for many years, I thought I knew a great deal about him. This book truly opened m...more
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Jan 22, 2010
Ina Coolbrith, librarian and laureate of California
Ina Coolbrith was the an early librarian and the first Poet Laureate of California. More than that, and never told to anyone, she was born in Nauvoo,...more
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Jan 28, 2010
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
This is one of the great books of science fiction. I have loved the concept since first reading the short story which Card expanded into the novel. Ta...more
Jul 02, 1988
Jan 22, 2010
Joseph Smith the Prophet
I have always been impressed by Dr. Truman Madsen's writing and speaking and this book just confirms that he was one of the LDS Church's greatest scho...more
Jul 18, 2007
Jul 22, 2013
Before writing my review I must give this disclaimer. I knew Carol Lynn Wright before she married Gerald Pearson. She went to Provo (UT) High School a...more
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Jan 24, 2010
Midst Toil and Tribulation (Safehold, #6)
Having never read any of the previous five books in the Safehold series, it was interesting to jump into the middle of a war, but the book stands on i...more
Sep 04, 2013
Oct 01, 2013
Nauvoo: Kingdom on the Mississippi
The author, Robert Flanders, is a member of what is now called the Community of Christ (formerly - the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Da...more
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Jan 30, 2010
Iron Angel (Deepgate Codex, #2)
This is only the second novel written by Alan Campbell, who lives in Scotland. The first is a book I own "Scar Night". I found both books to be writte...more
May 18, 2010
May 19, 2010
Window Maker
The author now lives and owns a store and does business in Nauvoo. In this book, he tells the miraculous story of the Lord bringing him to Nauvoo and...more
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Jan 24, 2010
The Sons of Brigham (1969 Hardcover Printing)
I grew up in Provo with Dr. Pardoe's granddaughter Earlyn Wright in my Manavu Ward and Provo High School graduating class in 1953. I took Theatre clas...more
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Feb 06, 2010
Consider the Butterfly: Transforming Your Life Through Meaningful Coincidence
Synchronicities. Read this book and you'll learn more about "transforming your life through meaningful coincidences" as it is subtitled. Shortly after...more
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Jan 24, 2010
Unknown Book 2691746
My copy was published by the American Tract Society 150 Nassau Street New York 1859. In the Preface it says that this work was based on "A Dictionary...more
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Feb 10, 2010
Madame Sarah
I had not heard that Cornelia Otis Skinner had written a biography of the tempestuous French actress Sarah Berbhardt until I ran across this book at a...more
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Jan 26, 2010
The Wives of Henry VIII
This hard bound book is written by one of the great English novelists of the last half century. Lady Antonia Fraser has written extensively of the ear...more
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Jan 26, 2010
Fodor's Exploring Japan (Exploring Guides)
Our son Mika and his family lived in Yokohama, Japan, for three years in the early 2000's. This was their book which they shared with my wife and I wh...more
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Jan 26, 2010
Roger Ebert's Movie Home Companion: Full-Length Reviews of Twenty Years of Movies on Video
This volume contains 20 years of full-length reviews he wrote about movies on video. Our copy is the 1989 edition. Terrific for checking out which old...more
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Jan 24, 2010
The Sweet, Still Waters of Home: Inspiration for Mothers from the 23rd Psalm
Carol Lynn Pearson is one of my favorite writers of prose and poetry. A disclaimer: we graduated from the same high school and college. Studied under...more
Apr 26, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
I have many biographies of Joseph Smith, and IMHO this is the best. It uses all the most modern research and hits past problems with such biographies...more
Sep 18, 2008
Jan 24, 2010
Best-Loved Stories Of The LDS People
This is the first in a series of books containing more than 200 favorite stories of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Storie...more
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Jan 26, 2010
Will I Ever Forget This Day : Excerpts from the Diaries of Carol Lynn Pearson
If anyone wonders what they should include in their dairy or journal, they should read this book which consists of excerpts from dairies kept by the f...more
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Jan 24, 2010
Invasive Procedures
First of all I have to say I love Orson Scott Card's writing. In fact I have a copy of the short story which was expanded to create this book. This is...more
May 2009
Jan 20, 2010
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower, #4.5)
The author says this Dark Tower novel falls between Wizards and Glass AND Wolves of the Calla.
He mnumbers it 4.5. A loved the gunslinger and have jum...more
Jul 15, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
Messages from Music and the Spoken Word
Each week the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has a live half hour program on network radio and TV (also on satellite). It is the longest sustaining (unsponso...more
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Jan 28, 2010
A City of Refuge
The correct full name of this book is "A City of Refuge Quincy, Illinois." It tells of the gracious welcome the people of the small Mississippi River...more
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Jan 28, 2010
A woman's reach
Long president of the LDS Church's women's organization the Relief Society, Belle Spafford was also one of the great leader's of the the National Coun...more
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Jan 26, 2010
Sisterhood of Dune (Schools of Dune, #1)
I'm not reading as fast or as often as I used to during this hot Illinois summer, so I only recently finished this umpteenth (18th) book in the Dune s...more
Jun 29, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
Don't know why it took me so long to get to Sanderson's Mistborn Trilogy, but I finally bought a boxed paperback set and began reading "Mistborn", the...more
Oct 06, 2013
Sep 19, 2012
The Osmonds: The Official Story of the Osmond Family
A surprisingly good biography of one of the most popular music groups of the 60s, 70s and even to today written by a good friend of their family as th...more
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Jan 26, 2010
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