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A Brief History of Life in Victorian Britain by Michael Paterson
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Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
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Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
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I should not be in audible sobs over President Garfield dying in 1881. Yet there I was, tears running down my face--and it's not like I didn't know he was going to die.

Although my knowledge of American history is not great, even I know that little p
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The Woodvilles by Susan Higginbotham
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The Illustrious Dead by Stephan Talty
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NAPOLEON-FEST 2014!!!

you had me at medical history...mroow.

In reading this book, I felt it was less about typhus and more about Napoleon's foray in to Russia, and why is was an abysmally bad idea. Toward the end, I feel that Napoleon read way too man
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Ah-Choo! by Jennifer Ackerman
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This book tells you all about the cold--omigod all about the cold. More about the cold that you could ever want/need/desire. So before reviewing it, I have to ask "how much do you want to know about the cold?"

I am in the middle of a massive knitting
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Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
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There were many things I liked about this book. She didn't limit herself to just European princesses, which would have been my temptation as well. So kudos to you, LRM! Go you!

It's a fun read, and not a bad one, but please don't confuse it with the e
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Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
Sacred Hearts
by Sarah Dunant
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Books are like journeys. The author takes you from one place to another, and along the way you should have your nose pressed against the glass because you want to see everything along the way.

This book started in New York, ended in LA, and went throu
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Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey
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Inheritance by Robert Sackville-West
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Douglas Adams
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Douglas Adams
“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

Abigail Adams
“...remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.”
Abigail Adams

Emmuska Orczy
“The weariest nights, the longest days, sooner or later must perforce come to an end.”
Emmuska Orczy

Jane Austen
“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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