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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
4.24
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not set
Jan 29, 2018
 
Gates Of Fire
4.41
it was amazing
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not set
Sep 13, 2006
 
1776
4.06
it was amazing
None
Jun 07, 2010
Oct 15, 2006
 
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
4.09
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not set
Oct 05, 2009
 
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love
3.75
it was amazing
Great book about Galileo from the perspective of his daughter.
Sep 2003
Apr 09, 2007
 
White Hunters: The Golden Age of African Safaris
3.93
really liked it
I heard this book described as interesting but a little dry, so I was fully planning on just skimming a lot. But I ended up reading almost the whole t ...more
Jul 18, 2008
Apr 24, 2008
 
Street Boys
3.82
really liked it
A very interesting WW2 book that chronicles how a gang of street orphans fought the nazis. I love to hear different perspectives, so this was very enj ...more
Jul 2004
Feb 09, 2007
 
King Leopold's Ghost
4.15
really liked it
Very fascinating take on how Leopold was able to obtain a colony many times bigger than Belgium with pure politics, and maintain it with forced slaver ...more
Jul 13, 2008
May 24, 2008
 
The Religion (Tannhauser, #1)
4.09
really liked it
I started this on audio book but after 14 CD's realized we were missing the last 2, so I just finished it with the hard-copy. The writing cracked me u ...more
May 04, 2009
May 04, 2009
 
Killing Rommel
3.92
really liked it
I got an advanced copy of this and tore through it last weekend. It was a memoir style account of desert warfare in world war 2, and a fascinating and ...more
Apr 04, 2008
Mar 26, 2008
 
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone
4.06
it was amazing
"Dr Livingstone, I presume!"

That phrase was buried in my mind somewhere. It was familiar, yet I knew not how nor who this Livingstone person was. This
...more
Jul 2008
Apr 24, 2008
 
Remarkable Women of California
4.71
it was amazing
None
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Feb 02, 2016
 
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
3.82
really liked it
Great story of the US Ambassador to Germany and his experience during the build-up of ww2 from 1933 - 1937. Nothing new or exciting really revealed, a ...more
Jun 22, 2011
May 21, 2011
 
The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol 1)
4.43
it was amazing
A fascinating look at the early part of LBJ’s life and career. This is the first of a four book series covering LBJ’s life. At least 3 extremely smart ...more
Nov 18, 2016
Sep 26, 2016
 
Suite Française
3.82
really liked it
A great snapshot of history. It's about the experiences of ordinary French people as they flee Paris in 1940 when the Germans are invading. The second ...more
Sep 22, 2008
Aug 07, 2008
 
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
3.88
liked it
This is a fascinating glimpse into American history, of which I was largely ignorant - well worth a read. I had no idea prohibition lasted 14 years! M ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Nov 23, 2011
 
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
4.28
it was amazing
I loved this book. Although it was a beast of a book, and could probably have been a lot shorter. I had not read a Lincoln biography before, so was fi ...more
Dec 04, 2013
Jan 13, 2012
 
Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis
3.74
liked it
A fascinating history of ESP and psychic's in the military. I didn't know that the US Military for ~30 years had a secret ESP program, but this is a w ...more
Feb 02, 2018
Nov 12, 2017
 
Master of the Senate (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, #3)
4.42
it was amazing
Best book of the series, and best book about American history that I think I've read. Now we are getting to the drama and corruption at an interesting ...more
Jul 24, 2017
Nov 18, 2016
 
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
4.04
really liked it
A fascinating book about community and belonging, and how modern society has moved us away from our roots in potentially signifiant ways. The book ope ...more
Nov 22, 2016
Sep 22, 2016
 
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
4.31
really liked it
Sapiens was one of my favorite nonfiction books I've read in the past few years - so I was excited for the sequel. Overall, its very worth it and full ...more
Dec 27, 2017
Mar 28, 2017
 
A Short History of Nearly Everything
4.20
it was amazing
A fascinating history of science. Ever curious how everything we know about the world came to be - read this! I loved reading about what old greats li ...more
not set
Aug 19, 2006
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
4.38
it was amazing
Wow. Amazing story, and well told - kept me up late at night! Louie Zamperini truly went through hell and came back - and it's inspiring to read a sto ...more
May 16, 2012
Nov 20, 2011
 
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
4.45
it was amazing
I haven't read a ton of "history of the world" books, but this was fascinating. Highly recommended. I think the author is incredibly good at explainin ...more
Aug 13, 2016
May 17, 2016
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