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The Residence by Kate Andersen Brower
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A look inside the White House from the Kennedy administration to the Obama administration based on interviews with members of the staff of the Executive Mansion. No one knows the First Family like the individuals who closely with them making their fo ...more
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The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
The Wright Brothers
by David McCullough
read in April, 2016
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David McCullough hits exactly the right notes in his examination of the lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Beginning with their back story growing up in Dayton, Ohio, McCullough presents a compelling view of the lives of the brothers and their pione ...more
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Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin
Johnny Carson
by Henry Bushkin (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2016
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More the story of Henry Bushkin than Johnny Carson. I was interested in the information about Johnny Carson, the information about Henry Bushkin--not so much. I wouldn't recommend this book to any of my friends.
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Embattled Rebel by James M. McPherson
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This book is a reassessment of Jefferson Davis as the President of the Confederate States of America and as a powerful influence in developing political and military strategies for the Confederacy. McPherson argues that Davis needs to be viewed with ...more
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The September Society by Charles Finch
The September Society (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #2)
by Charles Finch (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2016
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Who can resist a mystery set in the 1860s at Oxford University? Apparently not me. Throw in a well-paced plot and some fascinating history of the various colleges at Oxford and I'm hooked.
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Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
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I picked up this book and read it to see if my grandson is old enough yet to enjoy these stories. It turns out that he isn't, but I'm exactly the perfect age.
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The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
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An enjoyable collection of short stories by Agatha Christie. So by definition, I loved them.
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Curse of Rasputin by Daisy Thurbin
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Samantha Duncan is a retired Oxford don whose talents as an expert art historian are utilized in a mystery that geographically links England and Russia. In this introduction to the cozy series, Samantha reminded me somewhat of a highly educated Miss ...more
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The Road to Disunion by William W. Freehling
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This was a fascinating read as William Freehling presents a picture of the South that is much more diverse and divided than monolithic. From 1776 to the early 1850s, the clashes of interests among Southerners were epic. Rice planters from the coastal ...more
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The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
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While I believe in the theory of God's grace, I often have trouble believing that God could love me--the me that I actually am. Brennan Manning calls all of us ragamuffins and admits that we are all at times dirty, beaten up by life, and frequently b ...more
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