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The Kite Runner
4.25
liked it
The story is great and I like the way the characters' stories are tied to the history of Afghanistan. However, the constant interjection of random Per ...more
Mar 2009
Apr 04, 2009
 
The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education
4.02
it was amazing
Between this and other recent war memoirs like One Bullet Away and This Man's Army as well as all the reading lists milling around the DOD (including ...more
not set
Mar 07, 2010
 
Hunger
4.09
really liked it
If you are in the mood for a novel about a man's quasi-willful descent into a psychological quagmire but don't think you can stomach Dostoyevski's dre ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 19, 2007
 
Tulipomania: The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused
3.67
liked it
Very informative, but I got the feeling this should have been a long New Yorker article rather than a full length book. I'm encouraged to read more ab ...more
Mar 2009
Apr 04, 2009
 
Cavalcade of Boys: Love Is The Reason
3.90
really liked it
It takes a while to find its bearings (which I gather was caused by publishing this as a serial with constantly shifting space allotments until he gav ...more
May 08, 2009
May 09, 2009
 
James Madison
3.75
really liked it
If you want to feel more hopeful about politics in America right now, just read about how ridiculous things were 200 years ago. We've come a long way.
not set
Feb 13, 2010
 
This Man's Army: A Soldier's Story from the Frontlines of the War on Terrorism
3.50
really liked it
My rating is definitely influenced by my love of the author's blog: http://www.cnas.org/blogs/abumuqawama
not set
Feb 13, 2010
 
Tao Te Ching
4.31
it was amazing
The Moss Roberts translation is the best I've read. He actually treats the text in the context of the politics and issues of the Spring & Autumn a ...more
not set
Nov 19, 2007
 
The U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual
3.80
it was amazing
Everyone, or at least anyone who thinks of himself as an engaged citizen, ought to at least read the introduction. It's not exactly a riveting narrati ...more
May 2010
Feb 13, 2010
 
The Captive & The Fugitive (In Search of Lost Time, #5-6)
4.41
it was amazing
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Nov 19, 2007
 
India: A Wounded Civilization
3.63
liked it
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Jan 01, 2010
 
The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima
3.87
liked it
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Nov 19, 2007
 
Sun and Steel
3.89
really liked it
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Nov 19, 2007
 
The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1: From Columbus to the U.S. Constitution
4.22
it was amazing
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Nov 27, 2007
 
Cartoon History of the United States
3.96
it was amazing
None
not set
Nov 27, 2007
 
The Cartoon History of the Universe III: From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance
4.27
it was amazing
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Nov 27, 2007
 
Second Treatise of Government
3.75
it was ok
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not set
Nov 27, 2007
 
David Bowie: Living on the Brink
3.78
it was ok
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not set
Nov 27, 2007
 
Among the Gently Mad: Strategies and Perspectives for the Book-Hunter in the 21st Century
3.97
really liked it
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not set
Nov 19, 2007
 
The Intelligent Investor: A Book of Practical Counsel
4.26
really liked it
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not set
Nov 27, 2007
 
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
4.16
really liked it
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not set
Dec 07, 2009
 
Lions and Shadows: An Education in the Twenties
3.78
it was amazing
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not set
Nov 19, 2007
 
Diary of a Madman and Other Stories
4.01
it was amazing
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not set
Nov 19, 2007
 
Dreamers
3.69
really liked it
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not set
Nov 19, 2007
 
Pan: From Lieutenant Thomas Glahn's Papers
3.92
really liked it
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not set
Nov 19, 2007
 
The Sound of Waves
3.75
it was amazing
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Nov 19, 2007
 
The Dark Heart of Italy
3.68
really liked it
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Nov 27, 2007
 
1984
4.14
really liked it
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Nov 19, 2007
 
Brian Eno: His Music And The Vertical Color Of Sound
3.95
liked it
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not set
Nov 19, 2007
 
A Year With Swollen Appendices
4.11
it was amazing
None
not set
Nov 19, 2007
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