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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
4.25
I don't have time to write a full review at the moment, but I must say that The Emperor of All Maladies is an absolute must read for anyone who works ...more
Jun 07, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
 
Queen Victoria and the Discovery of the Riviera
3.67
This is a nice, short history of Queen Victoria on vacation, which earned its fourth star in the last chapter with a fascinating bit of British colon ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
 
Victorian London: The Tale of a City 1840--1870
4.04
If Guy Ritchie has one excuse to make another Sherlock Holmes movie, it is to be the filmmaker who built a scale model of the Crystal Palace at Sydenh ...more
Jul 11, 2012
Oct 29, 2009
 
The French Riviera: A Cultural History
4.00
This is an excellent overview of the cultural attractions of the French Riviera, from the Roman ruins to famous film sets of the 1960s. Hale points ou ...more
May 12, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
 
Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue
4.07
What a great book!

Kathryn Atwood's Women Heroes of World War II tells the stories of 26 spies, resisters, rescuers, nurses and performers and celebra
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May 08, 2011
Oct 01, 2010
 
Thunderstruck
3.62
I met Eric Larson in 2004 or 2005 when he came to the small bookshop where I worked to give a reading of The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, ...more
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 01, 2011
 
The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years
3.76
Disclosure: This follows on the heels of Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World and The Emperor of ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 26, 2010
 
Lifeboat No. 8: An Untold Tale of Love, Loss, and Surviving the Titanic
3.45
Ashort retelling of the sinking of the Titanic, told from the perspectives of the passengers who made it into lifeboat no. 8. While the story was told ...more
May 27, 2012
May 27, 2012
 
A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World
3.90
A great travellogue/history of the European conquest of the America's between the arrival of Columbus and the Pilgrims. There are some fascinating sto ...more
Mar 15, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
 
The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found
4.01
What a perfect introduction to the archaeology of Pompeii! An engaging and honest look at the town and its history. I have wanted to see Pompeii since ...more
Aug 08, 2013
Nov 27, 2009
 
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
3.81
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After reading this, I'll put this on hold permenantly.
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Nov 07, 2011
 
Lies My Teacher Told Me
3.94
Am giving up on this one. I just can't get into it.
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Apr 29, 2010
 
The Hunting of the Snark
4.09
hilarious!
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Jul 20, 2010
 
Royal Representations: Queen Victoria and British Culture, 1837-1876
4.00
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Nov 12, 2013
 
Why Beauty Is Truth: A History of Symmetry
3.75
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Oct 19, 2008
 
The Great Depression & the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction
3.68
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Nov 15, 2008
 
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
3.91
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Nov 15, 2008
 
A Savage War of Peace: Algeria, 1954-1962
4.19
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Nov 15, 2008
 
A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books
3.25
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Nov 28, 2008
 
The Crowd Sounds Happy: A Story of Love, Madness, and Baseball
3.71
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Mar 25, 2009
 
Johnny Cash and the Great American Contradiction: Christianity and the Battle for the Soul of a Nation
3.68
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Mar 25, 2009
 
Polio: An American Story
3.96
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May 06, 2009
 
Decoding The Heavens: Solving The Mystery Of The World's First Computer
3.98
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Jun 05, 2009
 
Living with Enza: The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918
4.12
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Jun 05, 2009
 
Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality
4.15
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Jun 05, 2009
 
The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction
3.81
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Jun 17, 2009
 
Between the Assassinations
3.29
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Jul 10, 2009
 
Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone
4.32
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Jul 12, 2009
 
Genesis (Memory of Fire, #1)
4.36
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Jul 12, 2009
 
Last Harvest: From Cornfield to New Town: Real Estate Development from George Washington to the Builders of the Twenty-First Century, and Why We Live in Houses Anyway
3.58
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Jul 17, 2009
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