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Nicholas and Alexandra
4.23
NO SPOILERS!!!

On completion: I very highly recommend this book to those interested in Nicholas and Alexandra Romanov, to anyone interested in Russian
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Mar 14, 2011
Aug 14, 2010
 
An Officer and a Spy
4.12
Who should read this book?

- All who love spy novels
- All who love mysteries and thrillers
- All who are interested in the Dreyfus affair
- All who are i
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Aug 03, 2014
Jul 03, 2014
 
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
4.07
I don't know if this should have 4 or 5 stars. Amazing literature - no. Amazing subject matter - yes. I do believe the author's message is correct. An ...more
Nov 11, 2008
Oct 07, 2008
 
Chronicle in Stone
4.07
REVISED REVIEW! I was tired last night......

I loved this book. Why? Well, what I loved most was the writing style. I scarcely realized I was learning
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Jan 09, 2012
Nov 18, 2008
 
Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948
3.94
On completion:

Never was I bored when I listened to this book. Never was I confused by the facts. The balance between historical detail and personal fa
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Jun 2012
Apr 26, 2012
 
Portrait of a Turkish Family
4.12
NO SPOILERS!!!!!

I am making a bet with myself. Here it is. Let's see if I am proven correct! I think I will end up giving this book four or five stars
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Apr 24, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
 
East of Eden
4.32
Although I do like Steinbeck’s strong, simple style of writing, this book let me down. With this book Steinbeck is delivering a message to his readers ...more
Mar 19, 2013
Mar 07, 2013
 
The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
4.15
I see now that this is the first book of a series: http://www.goodreads.com/series/77112...

This book is fun. You are told astounding stories about the
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Sep 16, 2012
Mar 20, 2009
 
Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life
3.39
I have long wanted to read a book on Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977). I had discovered that there was a lot more to this man than I had previously known. ...more
May 05, 2015
Apr 28, 2015
 
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
3.92
I am impressed. Catherine the Great lived from 1729-1796. She was 14 when she first came to Russia, This book covers this entire time period meticulou ...more
Nov 24, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
 
A House in the Sky: A Memoir
4.16
Through A House in the Sky you vicariously experience being a hostage.

Please start by carefully reading the GR book description. It is accurate and to
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Sep 17, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
 
Truman
4.25
ETA: I adored this book when I read it, but now my perspectives are a bit changed....... I am currently reading American Prometheus by Kai Bird. It is ...more
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 05, 2013
 
The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust
4.11
NO SPOILERS!!

This is a four star book. Recently another GR friend rated this with three stars, and to be honest, I was flabbergasted. "HOW CAN YOU NOT
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Oct 22, 2010
Oct 09, 2010
 
The Life of Elizabeth I
4.05
OK, here is my advice: if you want to read about the Tudors read this author; read Alison Weir. Read her non-fiction books. They are better than her b ...more
Mar 17, 2014
Mar 06, 2014
 
American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
3.40
I will tell you why I had trouble with this book.The primary reason is that the author flips back and forth between two different time threads. One th ...more
May 13, 2014
Jun 01, 2013
 
John Adams
4.08
I haven’t read a book this good in years!

I cannot imagine anyone who wouldn’t enjoy this book.

This is a book about a man, John Adams, but it is also
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Feb 12, 2013
Dec 24, 2012
 
A Three Dog Life
3.70
Before reading:
Maybe what happens in this book is difficult, but I have the feeling it will have a hopeful message. I need to read something with dogs
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Aug 28, 2012
Nov 24, 2009
 
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
3.95
I totally, TOTALLY loved this book!!!!! I know I tshould think a bit before I write something, but I am carried away by my emotions. I love the family ...more
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Jun 07, 2008
 
Pope Joan
4.06
NO SPOILERS!!!

In conclusion, having completed this novel, having struggled through to the end, I can say I did not like it. I didn't like it from the
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Jul 10, 2011
Dec 12, 2009
 
Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
3.88
I really enjoyed this book, even if it was a challenging read. Challenging because there was so much information which was new to me.

I learned about
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Jan 22, 2015
Aug 04, 2014
 
Euphoria
3.86
This turned out to be totally fantastic. What I think the author did so amazingly was take an episode of Margaret Mead's life and turn it into her own ...more
Dec 28, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
 
Not Even My Name: A True Story
4.21
NO SPOILERS!!!

This book gets 5 stars. I don't care if at points the text seemed a little simplistic. I don't care at all. I don't give a hoot. The mes
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Nov 19, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
 
We Die Alone
4.04
Are you depressed? Are you sick of people? Have you just read a book that has put you in the dumps? Then you must read We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Es ...more
Aug 23, 2013
Nov 16, 2008
 
Fever
3.65
The start is superb! Candace Thaxton does the narration of the audiobook. Her tone perfectly expresses how Typhoid Mary views what is happening to her ...more
Jun 03, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
 
There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Her Country's Children
4.30
NO SPOILERS

Having completed the book, here are my thoughts. Everybody should read this book. When you say millions of AIDS orphans, it doesn't really
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Mar 06, 2011
Feb 01, 2011
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.44
Too long ; needs better editing. For example, the time spent on the raft is just too long and drawn out.

I have a very hard time believing some of the
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Jul 17, 2012
Nov 23, 2010
 
Remarkable Creatures
3.78
Finished: I am glad that is over! I think I chuckled maybe once. The prose was stilted. I have never run into such a bunch of miserable souls. A huge ...more
Apr 26, 2010
Jan 14, 2010
 
Madame Picasso
3.81
WOW, this is MUCH better than I thought in the beginning. There is romance from the beginning. How this was presented put me off; I didn't believe it. ...more
Sep 24, 2014
Sep 06, 2014
 
A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary
4.29
I think everybody should read this book. When I began it I warned others that it is about rape in wartime. And that is true. Any subject in a good aut ...more
Mar 24, 2012
Jan 20, 2010
 
Clara's War
4.12
I am listening to the audiobook narrated by Rula Lenska and her tone is perfect for the author who is 81 when she writes the book. It is based on a di ...more
Dec 13, 2013
Oct 23, 2011
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