Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country
3.97
A quick read and well-argued. Bacevich makes a compelling case that ending the draft during the Vietnam War, while politically necessary and resulting...more
not set
Sep 14, 2013
 
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
3.92
I love books that connect the dots of history to help make sense of the world. This is the best such book I've read since "1491." The title doesn't qu...more
Jul 17, 2013
Sep 19, 2012
 
Why Does College Cost So Much?
3.97
Two economists explain with great clarity how the rising cost of college is not due to some great inefficiency or dysfunction in higher education, nor...more
Jan 06, 2014
Dec 12, 2013
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.82
Really engaging story that puts you inside the head of an autistic child.

Jun 14, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
 
The Wordy Shipmates
3.63
Enjoyable quick read of a period of American history covered only briefly in our schools.
not set
Mar 11, 2012
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
3.96
The account of the 1893 World's Fair -- how something can be so grand yet temporary -- alone makes this a fascinating read. Weaving in the tale of a m...more
Mar 11, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
 
Zeitoun
4.09
Great story that shows even a heroic man of faith can be chewed up and spat out by America's "justice" system. Read please, and be vigilant for such t...more
Aug 28, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
My favorite of the series. Don't want to give anything away, so I'll just say it's great to read a series that ends with such depth and drama.
Apr 26, 2011
Mar 29, 2011
 
Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!: A World without World War I
3.24
World War I was in no way inevitable, and this expertly researched book lays out what the world might have been like (for better or worse) if it hadn'...more
Apr 26, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
 
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
4.05
So entertaining! Must get the audio version for our next camping road trip.
Jun 19, 2013
May 20, 2013
 
A Short History of Nearly Everything
4.17
Fantastic, witty, approachable overview of many scientific topics. My daughter's high school freshman science class used it as a textbook. I expect th...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jun 04, 2011
 
Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1)
3.80
Liked the premise but found the characters and story too bland to bother finishing.
Mar 11, 2012
Oct 09, 2011
 
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
4.09
As an American, you think you understand America. Then you read this book.
Mar 22, 2014
Nov 28, 2013
 
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
3.81
Entertaining but not as insightful as I hoped.
Jun 04, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
 
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
4.06
F'ing Wall Street!
not set
Apr 05, 2014
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.45
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Apr 07, 2013
 
The Golden Age
3.60
None
not set
Aug 29, 2012
 
Hatless Jack
3.80
None
not set
Dec 25, 2013
 
When Cultures Collide: Leading Across Cultures
4.00
None
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Apr 03, 2014
 
Snow Crash
3.97
None
not set
Nov 23, 2012
 
The Dreadnoughts
4.18
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not set
Jun 28, 2014
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.63
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not set
Feb 11, 2011
 
Lincoln
4.17
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Nov 25, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
 
1066: The Year of the Conquest
4.01
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not set
Jun 28, 2014
 
Out of the Dust
3.72
None
not set
Feb 11, 2011
 
The Poisonwood Bible
3.97
None
May 08, 2013
Apr 07, 2013
 
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
4.11
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not set
Feb 11, 2011
 
The Greeks and the Irrational
4.28
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not set
Jun 30, 2014
 
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
4.22
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not set
Feb 11, 2011
 
The Dark Room
3.73
None
May 31, 2012
May 27, 2012
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