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American Notes For General Circulation
3.62
Gives a good feel of what travel around America was like at the time, so there are great passages with Dickensian descriptions of America that are pri ...more
May 31, 2010
Jun 16, 2010
 
Uncle Tom's Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly
3.78
What I learned from this book is that what people commonly and popularly define as slavery (work without pay) does not come close to encompassing the ...more
Jul 21, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
 
Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America
4.12
Great analysis of the Gettysburg address. Lincoln interpreted the civil war not as a war between two peoples but rather as an insurrection. Thus it wa ...more
Jun 16, 2010
Jun 16, 2010
 
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
3.89
Very good, opens with the intriguing tale of the Burr/Hamilton to suck you in and ends with the political philosophical debate between government by t ...more
Apr 06, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
 
Animal Farm
3.80
ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL
BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS
Nov 16, 2010
Nov 21, 2010
 
1776
4.06
Flies by, entertaining.
Sep 09, 2010
Sep 09, 2010
 
Beloved
3.71
**spoiler alert** : to get to a place where you could love anything you chose - not to need permission for desire - well now, *that* was freedom.



Aug 17, 2010
Aug 03, 2010
 
Bleak House
3.98
As I was finishing this book I ran into a City attorney and he saw my copy of Bleak House and proceeded to tell me about a case they call their Bleak ...more
Jul 08, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
 
Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
3.98
I enjoyed this. Diamond breaks down human history into starting materials for domestication (plants/animals), rates of diffusion across land masses (e ...more
Nov 10, 2010
Nov 12, 2010
 
Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis
4.04
Insane. The inside look was fascinating. I am thankful for JFK's presence, there was a lot of pressure to escalate this conflict but he resisted and h ...more
Jul 08, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
 
A People's History of the United States
4.12
The liberal response to most written histories, this narrative plays a crucial role in understanding American History. Whether one agrees with Zinn or ...more
Jun 16, 2010
Jun 16, 2010
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
I learned that its a sin to kill a mockingbird. Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts. You never really understand a person ...more
Aug 03, 2010
Aug 02, 2010
 
Democracy in America
3.95
What's to be said, a sweeping review of America. De Tocqueville seemed most impressed by American politics at the local level.
Mar 2010
Jun 16, 2010
 
The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory
3.90
Awesome. Stick to the numbers and follow the rules. Winning an election is about creating and executing on your plan.
Jul 08, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
 
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
4.34
An expansive history picking up where De Tocqueville left off.
Jun 11, 2010
Jun 16, 2010
 
A Rulebook for Arguments
3.70
A good clear read
Sep 08, 2010
Sep 09, 2010
 
Truman
4.25
None
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
 
The Grapes of Wrath
3.88
None
Jan 24, 2011
Nov 21, 2010
 
For Whom the Bell Tolls
3.93
None
Apr 29, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
 
A Raisin in the Sun
3.64
None
Jan 24, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
 
John Adams
4.10
None
Mar 05, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
 
Second Treatise of Government
3.74
None
Apr 06, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
 
A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture a Native of Africa But Resident Above Sixty Years in the United States of America
4.14
None
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
 
Sister Carrie
3.68
None
not set
Aug 05, 2011
 
Angel of Death Row: My Life as a Death Penalty Defense Lawyer
4.02
None
Nov 30, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
 
The Events of My Life
4.00
None
Mar 05, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
 
Dangling Man
3.57
None
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
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