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The Rape of Nanking
4.09
really liked it
Iris Chang committed suicide. I can't help wondering if doing the research for this book didn't create or deepen her depression. She was an obviously ...more
Jun 20, 2008
Jun 14, 2008
 
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
4.18
really liked it
There is much controversy as to whether this account is fact or fiction. I googled the author's name and the book title and after reading dozens of ar ...more
Jul 02, 2008
Jun 23, 2008
 
The Third Option (Mitch Rapp, #4)
4.26
really liked it
I often ask myself what is it that I enjoy about the "Mitch Rapp" series by Vince Flynn. I read these books in two or three days and feel like I've ju ...more
Jun 30, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
 
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
4.18
it was amazing
A truly memorable book. Doris Kearns Goodwin is a fine writer who manages to transform seemingly insignificant snippets of data into compelling readin ...more
Nov 07, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
 
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
3.90
it was ok
I didn't learn much from this book that I did not already know. I am beginning to suspect that Malcolm Gladwell is not writing books that uncover valu ...more
Aug 23, 2009
Apr 04, 2009
 
An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy
4.25
it was amazing
Book One of the Liberation Trilogy, this is one of the most well written WWII history books I've ever read. Atkinson is an accomplished researcher but ...more
May 26, 2008
May 20, 2008
 
Lost on Planet China: Or How I Learned to Love Live Squid
3.77
it was amazing
This book was a joy to read. I've lived in Hong Kong for 17 years and have spent a lot of time in China. Even though he was there for a relatively sho ...more
Sep 27, 2009
Sep 02, 2008
 
Omerta
3.68
did not like it
I had originally classified this as "contemporary literature" among other things. Well, it's not literature. It is a fast moving story with a childish ...more
Aug 12, 2009
Aug 09, 2009
 
The Afghan
3.64
it was ok
I have always felt Forsyth's "Day of the Jackal" was one of the best suspense/thrillers, I've ever read.

How far the mighty have fallen.

In what reads
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Mar 04, 2009
Mar 03, 2009
 
Airframe
3.67
did not like it
When Michael Crichton is good he is very, very good but this effort is just plain horrible. The only reason I finished it is due to my obsession about ...more
Nov 27, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
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