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To Purge This Land with Blood by Stephen B. Oates
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I recently became interested in John Brown, the man, after doing a section hike of the Appalachian trail, and passing through Harper's Ferry - site of his raid which helped to precipitate the Civil War. I wanted a thorough, yet balanced biography, on ...more
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Traitor to His Class by H.W. Brands
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An excellent biography and analysis of a great humanitarian and president. The book clearly illustrates not only his strengths, but his flaws, both in character and in policy. He provided people with hope during the darkest days of the depression, an ...more
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To Purge This Land with Blood by Stephen B. Oates
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I recently became interested in John Brown, the man, after doing a section hike of the Appalachian trail, and passing through Harper's Ferry - site of his raid which helped to precipitate the Civil War. I wanted a thorough, yet balanced biography, on ...more
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Neither Here nor There by Bill Bryson
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I always enjoy Bill Bryson's writing, especially when I am doing one of my long section hikes on the trail, but this was probably my least favorite of all his efforts. Part of it might've been my familiarity with Europe. He indulged heavily on compar ...more
The Greatest Knight by Thomas Asbridge
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The Greatest Knight by Thomas Asbridge
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This book is about William Marshall, an influential but almost forgotten figure of the middle ages. There are few extant biographies of anyone from this period. This account is taken, in part, from an original biography commissioned in 1226, six year ...more
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One Summer by Bill Bryson
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This was the Bill Bryson book I read on my most recent Appalachian Trail section hike. My trek was 242 miles, and I finished this book on the very last day of the hike. It is a GREAT account of one remarkable period in American history - the summer o ...more
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Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander
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Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander
"This nonfiction book about a neurosurgeon who suffers from a severe infection of the brain - so severe that it shuts down his neo-cortex and he drops into a deep coma - is one of the best Near Death Experience books I've ever read.

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
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