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Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman (Library of America #51)
4.08
Amazon fulfillment of third-party offering, 2009-09-04. Surely one of the most fascinating and, pound-for-pound, realbadassmuthafuckas America's ever ...more
Jan 08, 2011
Sep 04, 2009
 
War Like the Thunderbolt: The Battle and Burning of Atlanta
4.23
Pretty much a perfect book. I'll have more to say, but this was quite extraordinary.
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Amazon 2009-08-31. With any luck, I will have this read before
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Sep 11, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta
3.70
initial reaction: vivid, but could have been much more substantial. chapters clocked in at right around 16 pages per, with a dearth of footnotes. occa ...more
Sep 04, 2009
Aug 29, 2009
 
The Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons
2.67
update 2009-06-20: this book, asslike in the extreme, will be eschewed and perhaps even purged. it has, in fact, provoked me to separate out the "gave ...more
Jun 21, 2009
Jun 08, 2009
 
The Cold Six Thousand (Underworld USA #2)
3.98
Amazon 2009-10-20. I got this one delivered before American Tabloid, argh, and started reading it before I realized it was the second in the series... ...more
Oct 28, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
 
The Road
3.94
Amazon 2009-06-06, my first foray aboard the McCarthy bandwagon (and review #666, w00t!). At 0612 Saturday morning, it's time to go to sleep, dreaming ...more
Jun 13, 2009
Jun 01, 2008
 
House of Leaves
4.15
Ted Giola's review at http://www.thenewcanon.com/, as linked to from http://www.greatbooksguide.com/altnob..., as linked to from (as always) the ineff ...more
Apr 15, 2009
Oct 09, 2008
 
A Brief History of Time
4.50
Amazon 2009-01-25. Author Shaindel Beers is one of my GoodReads friends, and has written a book of American poetry with a title more famously used by ...more
Mar 2009
Jan 25, 2009
 
Men at Work
3.88
May 12, 2010
May 09, 2010
 
The Black Cloud
3.77
Amazon 2009-05-18.
May 21, 2009
May 18, 2009
 
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
3.98
it's 0558 EST! i must bed down, but was determined to finish this tonight!
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Amazon 2009-08-13. Everyone and their sister is raving about this, from t
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Aug 19, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
 
Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity
3.67
a major failure for multiple reasons. i'll try to review this on the plane today.
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loved the neal stephenson foreward, more in fact than most things
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Apr 21, 2011
Oct 17, 2010
 
Elements of Programming
4.12
did i never review this??! i thought for sure i had! oh man this is the book god read before he coded the universe. sloooow going, but don't be daunte ...more
not set
Jul 07, 2009
 
On Thermonuclear War
4.07
rereading this last night, it's striking how much Kubrick ripped off from here for "Dr. Strangelove" -- not to mention DFW for the Eschaton passage in ...more
Jan 2009
Jul 22, 2009
 
The Linux Programming Interface: A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook
4.68
Just got this colossal octavo from NoStarch Press for review. It looks great!
Dec 24, 2010
Nov 11, 2010
 
Lectures on Literature
4.30
irritated that Natalie is beating me by 2 books for 2010, i must correct omissions!
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 03, 2010
 
Prisoner's Dilemma
3.87
Amazon 2008-05-31
Jun 10, 2008
Jun 01, 2008
 
From a Life of Physics
4.00
Amazon 2008-05-31
Jun 10, 2008
Jun 01, 2008
 
Wittgenstein's Mistress
4.02
None
Apr 10, 2011
Jun 18, 2009
 
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
4.29
None
Mar 21, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
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