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The First Circle
4.19
really liked it
This was an intriguing book. The greatest challenge for me was just keeping the Russian names straight in my mind as I read the book. It seems that R ...more
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Jan 16, 2014
 
Leisure: The Basis Of Culture
4.26
it was amazing
I love reading Josef Pieper ... his writings stir up a desire for the joy of truth. Leisure the Basis of Culture actually contains two of Pieper's ess ...more
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Sep 10, 2013
 
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax  (Mrs. Pollifax #1)
4.14
it was amazing
I am so excited to have found another mystery series worth reading ... in my opinion ! Mrs. Polifax, having reached the ripe age of 65 (I am fast app ...more
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Jun 07, 2016
 
Islam At The Gates: How Christendom Defeated the Ottoman Turks
3.84
really liked it
In my opinion, this was an excellent, very readable history of the conquest of Christendom by the Muslim Ottoman Turks. The author gives a convincing ...more
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Apr 20, 2015
 
The Aeneid of Virgil
3.81
it was amazing
This is the first book of this genre I've read ... an epic told of the remnant of the defeated Trojans, fleeing from their burning Troy and attemptin ...more
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Jan 29, 2016
 
Ivan the Terrible
3.85
really liked it
Russian history intrigues and captivates me. In this biography of the Russian Tsar, Ivan who became known as The Terrible, the authors present a very ...more
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Mar 08, 2014
 
Rainbow's End: A Memoir of Childhood, War and an African Farm
3.89
really liked it
Since spending the summer of 1985 in Keny, E. Africa, I have had a continuing fascination and heart tug for the turbulent history of African countrie ...more
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Apr 12, 2013
 
Hitler's Cross: The Revealing Story of How the Cross of Christ was Used as a symbol of the Nazi Agenda
4.17
it was amazing
As disturbing as this book was, I could NOT put it down. I just re-read this book and found it even more current than when I first read it in 2008. Lu ...more
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Jul 21, 2008
 
The Confessions of Brother Haluin
4.08
it was amazing
This was, so far, my favorite of the Brother Cadfael Chronicles ... If a murder myster could possibly be described as "sweet", this is what comes to ...more
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Sep 22, 2012
 
Chasing the Dragon: One Woman's Struggle Against the Darkness of Hong Kong's Drug Dens
4.35
it was amazing
WOW, this woman is just amazing. She tells the story of how she was convinced God had called her to go to Hong Kong to share the Gospel ... and then ...more
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Jul 22, 2008
 
War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race
4.15
really liked it
In this book, Black presents scrupulously documented history of the eugenics movement in America. I was amazed to find that this idea of restraining ...more
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Jun 03, 2013
 
They Say We Are Infidels: On the Run from ISIS with Persecuted Christians in the Middle East
4.29
it was amazing
I can't even put into words how heart wrenching this book is ... the author chronicles some of the rich history of Christianity in the region of Syri ...more
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Jun 21, 2016
 
Race with the Devil
4.21
really liked it
Joseph Pearce writes with stark honesty about his racist past. I found it fascinating to read about his deep involvement in extremist radical politica ...more
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Nov 22, 2013
 
Slave: My True Story
4.29
really liked it
Mende Nazer has authored a autobiographical challenge to the notion that slavery is dead. From the Nuba tribe of Southern Sudan, Mende tells the story ...more
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Apr 12, 2013
 
Leper Priest of Molokai: The Father Damien Story
4.02
really liked it
Just finished this REMARKABLE story of an EXTRAORDINARY man of God. Father Damien was the first full time priest (or pastor) to live among the lepers ...more
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May 08, 2012
 
A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax, #4)
4.10
it was amazing
Another rollicking adventure with the unlikely CIA agent, Mrs. Pollifax ! This time she is sent to a sanitarium in Switzerland where a shipment of plu ...more
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Jul 24, 2016
 
From Beirut to Jerusalem
4.10
it was amazing
I picked up this book from the free table at our local library. My cousin lives in Lebanon ... has lived there since the late 70's. She speaks fluent ...more
Apr 14, 2016
Jan 29, 2016
 
Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station (Mrs. Pollifax, #6)
4.09
really liked it
Another fun adventure with the adventurous Mrs. Pollifax ... this time in China. Sent to the Orient by the CIA to help set free a dissident from a la ...more
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Dec 15, 2016
 
Between Heaven and Ground Zero: One Woman's Struggle for Survival and Faith in the Ashes of 9/11
3.93
it was amazing
I picked up this book in our church library today and read it in a single afternoon. Leslie Haskin has a wonderfully personal and poetic style of wri ...more
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Sep 28, 2008
 
Hungry Ghosts: Mao's Secret Famine
3.98
really liked it
This book was fascinating, dark, and heartbreaking ! If anyone has questions about whether Communism is a great idea, this should put that question t ...more
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Sep 24, 2008
 
Walking from East to West: God in the Shadows
4.34
it was amazing
Finished this autobiography on a road trip over the weekend. Ravi Zacharias is a world renowned Christian apologist and author who grew up in India an ...more
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May 28, 2012
 
Joan of Arc
3.80
really liked it
Written in a very poetic style, this book has more the "feel" of a ballad. It is a simple, lovely, account of Joan of Arc. The account of her final da ...more
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May 24, 2017
 
The Sanctuary Sparrow (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #7)
4.05
really liked it
Read this one on a trip out to Ohio this past weekend ! I love this series for just being a wonderful way to engage in a mystery and love story witho ...more
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Jun 24, 2014
 
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
4.01
it was amazing
This is truly an amazing little book ... a tribute to the transcendent, enduring quality of the human spirit !! Jean-D-Bauby, former editor in chief ...more
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Oct 02, 2008
 
The Torn Veil: The Best-Selling Story of Gulshan Esther
4.23
it was amazing
This is an autobiography written by a former Muslim woman who grew up in a home of privelege but was physically crippled. It is the story of her spiri ...more
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Jul 21, 2008
 
The Song of Annie Moses: A Musical Quest, a Mother's Gift
4.18
liked it
I picked up this book at the library on a whim ... the title caught my eye. I'm glad I did because it introduced me to an incredibly talented music g ...more
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Apr 30, 2014
 
Battle Cry of Freedom
4.32
it was amazing
This book was such a grand overview of the social and economic and political differences that defined the North and the South during the lead up to t ...more
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Apr 18, 2017
 
Journey to Colonus: A Novel of Race, Espionage and Redemption
4.00
it was ok
First of all, I thank Franklin Debrot, for the gift of his book ! I have to say that this book was a slow read for me ... I found it difficult to get ...more
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Jun 18, 2017
 
The Zookeeper's Wife
3.44
liked it
On the plus side ... the author certainly tells the story of some of Poland's heroes during the Nazi occupation of Poland and subsequent internment a ...more
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Dec 15, 2016
 
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
3.75
liked it
This book interested me as I was unfamiliar with this interesting slice of American history. The idea that Jefferson was strong on using the military ...more
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Jun 08, 2016
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