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A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
3.98
This was recommended by a former coworker who wasn't 'former' when the recommendation was made. It took me a while to get to it but it was worth it on ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
 
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
3.67
This is a fascinating look at the lives and events behind the Wonder Woman comic. Wonder Woman's create, William Moulton Marston is one of those unusu ...more
Dec 07, 2014
Dec 08, 2014
 
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
3.77
Meacham's biographical look at Andrew Jackson and those who surrounded him is fascinating. At a time when partisan politics in America seem to be at a ...more
Nov 16, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
 
The Glass Castle
4.21
Jeannette Walls' personal story of growing up with an alcoholic father and a self-absorbed mother is almost surreal. At first her life seems almost ma ...more
May 31, 2011
Jun 01, 2011
 
Shakespeare: The World as Stage
3.76
This short but fascinating look at the life of Shakespeare is fascinating. Though we are fortunate to have most of Shakespeare's plays we know almost ...more
Jan 16, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
 
Bob Dylan in America
3.81
I have a love/hate relationship with Bob Dylan. I love his songs and hate his performances. His lyrics and melodies are amazing. His voice...not so mu ...more
Sep 16, 2013
Sep 16, 2013
 
A Stolen Life
3.85
I can't even begin to comprehend what happened to Jaycee Dugard. She tells her story simply and directly and it's all the more powerful for it.

She do
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Apr 28, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
 
Jackie Robinson: Legends in Sports
3.64
When I checked this ebook out of the library I didn't realize it was a book for children. As such, it's not terribly long and skims over the details. ...more
Jan 25, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
 
George Washington: The Founding Father
3.82
This generally complimentary biography of Washington is fairly brief but hits all the major points of his life. It's an interesting read for someone w ...more
Jun 06, 2010
Jun 06, 2010
 
The Measure Of A Man
3.64
Poitier's autobiography was an interesting read. It was much more introspective than an account of his accomplishments.

From very humble beginnings he
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Feb 11, 2010
Feb 11, 2010
 
Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon
4.09
Nelson's telling of the history of the Apollo program (primarily Apollo 11) is fascinating. It's not really chronological in nature and does tend to b ...more
Aug 15, 2010
Aug 15, 2010
 
Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth
3.62
This account of two groups search for the deepest cave on earth is fascinating. Like the giant wave surfers documented in "The Wave," these people are ...more
Sep 03, 2011
Sep 03, 2011
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