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Ray Ray said: " Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
by Tim McGrath


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Supposed to be a definitive history of the development of the American Navy during the Revolutionary War.
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The Greatest Hoax by James Inhofe
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On 22 Jan 2015, the U.S. Senate voted 98-1 to approve a resolution stating that “it is the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and not a hoax.” The resolution was approved, and co-sponsored, by the most outspoken climate denier in the Sen ...more
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The Republican Noise Machine by David Brock
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A few years ago, I had read Bernard Goldberg's books "Bias", and "Arrogance", both of which were critical of the liberal bias of mainstream media. And Goldberg's books and examples were absolutely convincing.
Today, I just completed David Brock's "Th
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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
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It's currently only the fifth month of the year, but I already think I know what my favorite book of 2014 will be: "The Boys in the Boat", by Daniel James Brown. It's nonfiction, but reads like a well crafted novel. At first, I thought it would simpl ...more
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Menachem Begin by Daniel Gordis
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Menachem Begin was something of a curiosity to me, being the first Prime Minister of Israel from the conservative Likud Party, yet also willing to meet with Anwar Sadat of Egypt to sign a peace treaty. Considered a terrorist by the British before the ...more
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Alex's Wake by Martin Goldsmith
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If I wrote a book about a trip I made to Europe to follow the journey of my grandfather, it might not sound too interesting. That's how I felt when I began reading "Alex's Wake", since that's essentially the nature of his book. Martin Goldsmith had a ...more
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Trapped Under the Sea by Neil Swidey
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I listened to the audiobook version of "Trapped Under the Sea", and without faulting Neil Swidey, the author, I had trouble visualizing the tunnel project under Boston Harbor which is the heart of the book. The tunnel is so huge, and so foreign to an ...more
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The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin
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For such a short book and quick read, “The Port Chicago 50” should be read by anyone who can’t or doesn’t care to remember how two very separate societies existed in the United States up through and including the World War II era, e.g., white America ...more
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The Brothers by Stephen Kinzer
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Stephen Kinzer's book, "The Brothers" provides a somewhat unpleasant look into what was going on behind the scenes during the Cold War in the 50's and early 60's. Fighting Communism was the predominant obsession in the U.S., and the Dulles brothers w ...more
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1939 by Richard Overy
1939: Countdown to War
by Richard Overy
read in February, 2014
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This is a very quick read, worthwhile for anyone interested in the thinking of Hitler, as well as the leaders of the English, French, and Poles, in the week immediately preceeding the breakout of World War II. Hitler was determined to have Danzig and ...more
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Dark Invasion by Howard Blum
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When I read a non-fiction book, the more interesting facts I learn, the more I like it. This is especially true if the book covers a topic I arrogantly think I'm already familiar with. "Dark Invasion" did an excellent job of covering both of those ar ...more
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