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Nightmares And Dreamscapes
3.83
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Jan 25, 2010
 
3
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
4.20
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Jul 19, 2010
 
32
Sound the Trumpet (Liberty Bell) (Book 1)
3.78
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Apr 29, 2014
 
41
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
4.10
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Nov 06, 2013
 
30
The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc
3.68
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Mar 01, 2013
 
29
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
4.22
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Jan 13, 2013
 
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Doc
3.94
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Jul 23, 2011
 
14
The Professor & the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity & the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
3.84
You have to be hardcore about words to find the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary fascinating, regardless if a schizophrenic murderer was heav...more
Nov 24, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
 
25
Kinch
4.25
From the sounds of it, Matt Braun took a little known footnote in western history - the Newton Massacre of 1871 - and embellished it. There's a lot of...more
Oct 08, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
 
26
The Moonstone
3.88
Whenever I try to explain or describe anything penned by Wilkie, I always come up short so I'm not even going to try. This book totally deserves its p...more
Dec 06, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
 
21
Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
3.57
3.5 stars

This was a fun, entertaining read about the vile fleshpot of Chicago at the turn of the century. The Everleigh sisters Ada and Minna (born Si...more
Mar 15, 2012
Dec 21, 2011
 
18
The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War 1890-1914
4.14
Tuchman provides a well-rounded portrait of the major players in the 24 years before WWI. It's not all history and political science, but more of a lo...more
Mar 11, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
 
27
Hondo
3.94
Oooh, what a fantastic story! Probably the best choice I could have made for my first foray into L'Amour. Hondo Lane had the right balance of roughnes...more
Nov 07, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
 
28
High Lonesome
3.82
The description of the book makes it sound more epic than what it is. After Hondo this came off as more formulaic and the characters were more shallo...more
Nov 07, 2012
Nov 05, 2012
 
23
Moby Dick
3.40
I am Absofuckinglutely Positive that if I hadn't been "reading" this as an audiobook, it would have gone flying very early on.

It started out very well...more
Apr 15, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
 
1
Tempting Torment (McClellan Brothers, #3)
3.69
I've heard of Zebra romances generally being logorrhea with little plot between 2 covers. This one did not disappoint. It's getting 2 stars because wi...more
Feb 2011
Jan 10, 2011
 
17
Longitude
3.92
In this day of GPS and crystal-clear satellite images on Google Maps, it's hard to imagine an era when people didn't know where they were or where the...more
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
 
9
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
4.17
I still can't believe how I went through high school biology without gaining a real clear idea of evolution beyond "survival of the fittest." Most of...more
Jul 10, 2010
Sep 11, 2011
 
11
Descartes' Bones: a Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason (Audio CD)
3.66
Not really knowing anything about Descartes, this was an excellent introduction to him and his philosophy with the added awesome factor of how his bon...more
Oct 23, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
 
2
The God Delusion
3.89
Much has been spoken of Dawkins' derisive or dismissive tone, but I read it more as impatience. Why on earth does the idea of God still hold such sway...more
Jan 08, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
 
15
Babbitt
3.60
George Babbitt is the ultimate conformist - successful businessman and high-ranking member of the little booming town of Zenith which, by golly, produ...more
Feb 08, 2012
Dec 14, 2011
 
7
You Suck: A Love Story (Vampire Trilogy #2)
3.79
Another hilarious book by this whacked-out author. After a few pages I realized that this was a sequel and momentarily though "Agh! I need to start wi...more
Mar 22, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
 
19
The Valiant Women
2.25
Between the narrator's disembodied toneless voice that you hear on any standard GPS unit and the Slavic-tinged Spanish and Irish accents, I can't take...more
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Mar 11, 2012
 
22
Revenge of the Whale
3.77
I didn't realize that this is an abridgement of In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex aimed at YA readers. It did feel somewhat...more
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
 
8
Fool
3.95
I really wanted to enjoy this one as much as Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal and You Suck, but I couldn't. The reader is wa...more
Sep 09, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
 
44
Chasing Lincoln's Killer
3.86
An OK kiddie-light abridgement of Swanson's book Manhunt: The 12 Day Chase For Abraham Lincoln's Killer that sticks to the events and eschews the stan...more
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
 
5
Notorious (DeWarenn, #3)
3.72
I confess that I didn't "read" this book, but listened to it on CD.

The romance genre has been a neglected one for me over the last several years, and...more
Oct 10, 2010
Oct 16, 2010
 
35
In the Company of the Courtesan
3.73
This book was headed for a 4.5 star rating (rounded up to 5) until it kind of fell apart at in the last quarter.

Obviously researched, the historical d...more
May 18, 2014
May 14, 2014
 
12
Adams Vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800
3.93
Anyone who is under the illusion that the Founding Fathers were awesomely awesome and perfect and that the Constitution they created is perfect "as-is...more
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
 
33
The Rivalry
4.00
Felt more like 30 minutes than 105. It was THAT GOOD.

Comprised of the speeches of Douglas and Lincoln during their famous debates, these 2 fantastic a...more
May 07, 2014
May 07, 2014
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