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Alexander Hamilton
4.24
it was amazing
So I'm sitting on a plane crying over the ending of this book. It's not like I didn't already know how it turns out. But I didn't know Alexander Hamil ...more
Apr 09, 2017
Mar 22, 2017
 
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
3.52
liked it
Gossipy, disorganized, careless in mingling speculation and fact, yet fascinating--it suits its subject very well. Caution: you may feel an urge to ta ...more
Feb 24, 2018
Feb 24, 2018
 
A Pocket History of Ireland
3.77
really liked it
Succinct guide to Irish history that was very helpful during recent research visit
not set
Aug 15, 2017
 
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
3.88
really liked it
This was difficult to get into at first. At first, I felt like I was hacking my way through a thicket of speculation and scholarly argument. But Gordo ...more
Jan 21, 2018
Dec 18, 2017
 
I Will Find You: A Reporter Investigates the Life of the Man Who Raped Her
4.08
it was amazing
Joanna Connors displays more courage on every page than I have in a lifetime of writing.
not set
May 10, 2016
 
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
4.07
it was amazing
This book will 1. Break your heart and/or 2. Enrage you and/or 3. Depress you
not set
Apr 11, 2016
 
Just Kids
4.13
it was amazing
I wasn't especially a Patti Smith fan, but the woman can write, and it really took me back. Deserves the accolades it's getting.
Mar 09, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
 
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
4.02
really liked it
Enjoyed this. A little younger than I usually read, but illuminated a relatively unknown (until recently) bit of history.
not set
Mar 09, 2011
 
Shakespeare
3.79
I've been fascinated with Shakespeare since I took a course on his works in college. I love the democracy of his work--he was the genre writer of his ...more
Jul 2010
Jun 24, 2010
 
The Forest for the Trees
3.94
really liked it
An unusual book that goes beyond craft issues to navigating the mental and emotional pitfalls of writing and the publishing business. Recommended.
not set
Jun 14, 2010
 
Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
4.14
This was an interesting, somewhat contrary take on the story of The Trail of Tears. The ending was something of a surprise, for a nonfiction book. Thi ...more
Jun 14, 2010
May 11, 2010
 
Life
3.85
really liked it
Fascinating for any Stones fan. Lots of music-related info as well.
not set
Jun 21, 2011
 
Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34
3.95
really liked it
This book took a long time to get through, but it was immensely engaging.
not set
Aug 29, 2009
 
And a Voice to Sing With
3.86
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Jan 27, 2011
Nov 16, 2010
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