The Dream Machine: The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey
An in depth, and fairly enjoyable look into the development of the V-22 Osprey. I have to be honest, this book didn't exactly deliver to me what I wan ...more
Nov 26, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation
Playing video games in the early 90s you most likely picked a side between Sega or Nintendo. In the 8-bit generation it wasn't a difficult choice. Nin ...more
Jul 03, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
Apache: Inside the Cockpit of the World's Most Deadly Fighting Machine
I love technology, and the military has some of the best of it. The Apache has always been one of my favorite aircraft, it's ugly and it's brutal. Thi ...more
Jul 04, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War
I was 12 years old when the Gulf War began, and I remember thinking how cool it was. The videos on the news of all the amazing technology; the smart b ...more
Apr 16, 2015
Apr 07, 2015
Every Living Thing: Man's Obsessive Quest to Catalog Life, from Nanobacteria to New Monkeys
Many people may remember hearing the name Carl Linnaeus from a biology class they took at one point time. He's the man who gave the binomial nomenclat ...more
Feb 20, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
A Nightmare's Prayer: A Marine Harrier Pilot's War in Afghanistan
Having seen movies like Top Gun, I'm sure most people see the life of a fighter pilot as being quite glamorous. Fly your multimillion dollar jet, shoo ...more
May 17, 2013
May 12, 2013
Always Faithful: A Memoir of the Marine Dogs of WWII
All in all an enjoyable book although the content is the draw here, as opposed to the actual prose. It would also be a good idea to have a fairly good ...more
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation
I purchased this book when I was first getting into anime, and I've had it for a very long time. It was originally published in 1999 and was most like ...more
Mar 10, 2015
Mar 01, 2015
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
1491 is a book who's purpose is to challenge many of the things many of us were taught in school. It is commonly taught that when Columbus reached the ...more
Aug 21, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
Imagine: How Creativity Works
This is Lehrer's third book, and his subjects continue to fascinate me. All of his books have been based in neuroscience, and the stories he tells can ...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the End of Their Lives
So this wasn't exactly what I was looking for. The book is not written by a veterinarian, but by a bioethicist. It's hard to say what I was looking fo ...more
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today
This book had a number of ideas in it that I found quite fascinating. From using to parasitic worms to treat diseases, to theories on the reason we ha ...more
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
This is the second book I have read by Lawrence Anthony, and it's fantastic. Anthony is a conservationist who owns a nature preserve in South Africa, ...more
Jul 14, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
Star Wars and History
This is a fun and interesting read. The book is a series of articles on varying subjects that show the parallels in world history and that of the Star ...more
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 04, 2014
Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution
A very interesting book about a very interesting topic. This tells the history of the first blood transfusions in the second half of the 1600s. At the ...more
Nov 11, 2013
Nov 05, 2013
Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond
If you've seen the movie Apollo 13, then you know who Gene Kranz is. He was portrayed by Ed Harris and is one of the most memorable characters. Kranz ...more
Nov 17, 2012
Nov 05, 2012
The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean
A bit of a strange topic perhaps, but a fun read anyway. The author covers both the fishing industry, as seen by the lobstermen out on their boats eve ...more
Jun 11, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
My Brief History
My Brief History is aptly named. At 127 pages in length and containing many photographs, it's something that can be finished in a sitting or two. Also ...more
Nov 12, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
The Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures
This is the third book by Lawrence Anthony, and with his death in early 2012 it will sadly be the last. This book chronicles his efforts to save the n ...more
Oct 15, 2012
Oct 07, 2012
Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan
A great account of the Special Forces soldiers who went into Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. It was really interesting to read, here's these highl ...more
Dec 09, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption
This book was pretty difficult to get through in some parts. The cruelty that some people are capable of is just mind boggling to me. The book doesn't ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls--One Flying Disc at a Time
A very quick and fun read. The book tells the story of Wallace, an unwanted pit bull in a shelter with "behavioral problems". He is eventually adopted ...more
Mar 26, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
To the Limit: An Air Cav Huey Pilot in Vietnam
What a great book, and quite astonishing really. The things that soldiers go through, in any war, sometimes defies belief. Many of the events depicted ...more
Dec 30, 2013
Nov 23, 2013
A very powerful book. It gives a small glimpse into what these young men sacrifice for their country. It can be rather mind boggling what they forced ...more
May 10, 2012
May 07, 2012
The Making of Return of the Jedi (Star Wars:  The Making of, #3)
This book is huge, both in terms of physical footprint and the content included. It took my a month and a half to get through it, mainly due to the fa ...more
May 14, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
All My Patients Have Tales: Favorite Stories from a Vet's Practice
A very fun book. Full of lots of little 5 or 6 page stories. The vet worked at a mixed animal practice so you get stories about cats, horses, dogs, an ...more
Nov 24, 2013
Nov 12, 2013
Game Boys: Professional Videogaming's Rise from the Basement to the Big Time
Sep 14, 2008
Jul 23, 2011
The Last Epic Naval Battle: Voices from Leyte Gulf
Sep 28, 2008
Jul 23, 2011
Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly
Sep 16, 2008
Jul 23, 2011
Proust Was a Neuroscientist
Nov 03, 2008
Jul 23, 2011
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