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Scott J. Klemm

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Scott Klemm lives in California. He is a retired high school history teacher.

Scott is a person of many interests. He enjoys the outdoors and photographing birds and wildflowers. In 2006 he went on an East Africa safari where he took many pictures of the animals, birds and people.

Scott has a collection of antique locks and keys. Late in 2008, he self-published a limited edition entitled, "Ancient Locks: The Evolutionary Development of the Lock and Key." A second book, "Unlocking the Portals of History" was published by the San Bernardino County Museum Association in 2013.


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Average rating: 4.5 · 18 ratings · 9 reviews · 3 distinct works
Ancient Locks: The Evolutio...

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Delfina Cuero by Delfina Cuero
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I purchased this book quite a few years ago for the ethnobotany information at the end of the book. I was interested in learning how southern California Indians used the native plants. Only recently did I pick up the book to read the first part - an ...more
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The Reformation by Cameron Mackenzie
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Cameron MacKenzie’s The Reformation was published in 2017 to coincide with the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. One might expect this to be a work primarily centering on the life of Martin Luther. However, it is much broader in scope. ...more
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Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans by Brian Kilmeade
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Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans is the second book I’ve read authored by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. Like the first, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, I found the book an engaging read and very interesting. However, like the ...more
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President McKinley by Robert W. Merry
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I picked up a copy of Robert W. Merry’s President McKinley expecting a straight forward biography. However, I encountered long sections where McKinley was barely mentioned. (Perhaps a more suitable title might have been The United States in the Era o ...more
10 Books That Screwed Up the World by Benjamin Wiker
" Owen, I never actually said so. I said it was an "old adage attributed to Voltaire." Whether he said it or not - some have attributed it to him. "
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The Last Fighter Pilot by Don Brown
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Don Brown’s The Last Fighter Pilot is an engaging and interesting account of the last days of World War II. It begins with the fight for Iwo Jima, and ends with the dropping of the atomic bombs and the final surrender of Japan a few days later. I th ...more
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Houdini's "Unmasking" Fact vs. Fiction by Jean Hugard
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Erich Weiss so admired the great French magician, Robert-Houdin (regarded by many as the father of the modern style of conjuring) that he adopted the stage name of Houdini which he believed meant “like Houdin.” All this changed, with his first visit ...more
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The Church of the Catacombs by Walter W. Oetting
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I found Walter Oetting’s Church of the Catacombs: The Early Church from the Apostles to A.D. 250 both interesting and informative. One of the pluses of this book is that it avoids being a polemic. He states in the Introduction that he has “limited va ...more
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