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The Child from the Sea
3.98
it was amazing
Elizabeth Goudge does a brilliant job of weaving together the love story of Lucy Walter and Charles II in 17th century England. She captures the beaut ...more
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Jul 22, 2008
 
Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective
4.41
it was amazing
I devoured this book. I grew up in an era when women's sports was in its infancy. I was a part of our high school women's basketball team my senior y ...more
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Apr 17, 2013
 
Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America
4.27
it was amazing
This is a difficult book to read for anyone who loves America as originally designed by our Founding Fathers. It is not an easy read because Levin al ...more
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Sep 17, 2012
 
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
4.23
it was amazing
This biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is incredibly thought provoking and timely. The author gives a detailed look into the conflicts that faced the G ...more
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Dec 31, 2010
 
Witness
4.35
it was amazing
This political biography of one of the most controversial Soviet spies in American history is so EXCELLENT. The intrigues and subversive plots and pla ...more
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Aug 03, 2008
 
What's Wrong with the World
4.06
really liked it
Love GK Chesterton's wit and clarity of thought. In this collection of essays, I love PART III "Feminism, or the Mistake About Woman". I especially lo ...more
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Apr 21, 2013
 
To the Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette
3.97
it was amazing
This is one of the most riveting biographies I've read. After reading the biography of Napoleon Bonaparte, I picked it up AGAIN (this is my third time ...more
Oct 08, 2011
Jul 22, 2008
 
The Crusades: The World's Debate
4.05
really liked it
Hilaire Belloc is never an easy read but pressing through is always well worth the challenge. In this book, he gives fascinating historical backgroun ...more
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Aug 09, 2016
 
Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile
4.23
it was amazing
This was such an excellent book. I grew up during the Cold War years and remember when A. Solzhenitsyn was a controversial figure, speaking out again ...more
Jan 16, 2014
Jul 09, 2013
 
Saint Thomas Aquinas and Saint Francis of Assisi
4.11
it was amazing
I came at this book having little knowledge of either St. Thomas Aquinas or St. Francis of Assisi. Chesterton does a wonderful job of giving a sketch ...more
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Dec 31, 2014
 
The Underground History of American Education: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling
4.31
it was amazing
I read this book a number of years ago and was blown away. The book is written by a former public school teacher ... he taught in the public school s ...more
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Sep 25, 2008
 
James Madison: A Life Reconsidered
3.94
really liked it
Another truly remarkable man in the line-up of America's Founding Fathers ! I came away from this biography with a great respect for James Madison an ...more
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Jun 21, 2017
 
Massacre in Munich: The Manhunt for the Killers Behind the 1972 Olympics Massacre
3.90
it was amazing
An intense book covering a tragic story. I remember watching the Olympics the day the news of this terrible massacre came over the news. Truly only th ...more
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Aug 03, 2008
 
Escape from the Deep: The Epic Story of a  Legendary Submarine and her Courageous Crew
4.04
it was amazing
This is one of those books that reminds us of why the WWII generation of soldiers is called, "the greatest generation". The bravery and heroism of th ...more
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May 24, 2017
 
Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession
3.60
it was amazing
I finished this wonderful memoir by Anne Rice on our trip home from Christmas in Virginia with our son and his new wife. This book touched me so deepl ...more
Dec 28, 2008
Dec 21, 2008
 
Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril
4.04
really liked it
A very fascinating look at the Middle East crisis through the eyes of a moderate Arab Muslim. While not endorsing everything he said, I read this boo ...more
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Jul 21, 2011
 
Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
4.19
it was amazing
Ravi Zacharias is one of the most respected of Christian apologists and this book is an example of why. In this book Ravi explains in thought provoki ...more
Apr 23, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
 
Europe and the Faith
4.20
really liked it
I was drawn to Hilaire Belloc because of his being such an influence on GK Chesterton whose writings I have discovered and love. With this book, Bell ...more
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Feb 15, 2015
 
In the Land of Blue Burqas
4.32
it was amazing
Kate McCord tells the stories of the lives of Afghan women and men that help the reader understand the religious thought that informs every aspect of ...more
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Oct 21, 2016
 
Known and Unknown: A Memoir
3.79
it was amazing
This memoir written by Donald Rumsfeld, our country's secretary of defense during the Geo. W. Bush years, is well worth reading through to the very l ...more
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Jun 12, 2011
 
Inside the Revolution: How the Followers of Jihad, Jefferson & Jesus Are Battling to Dominate the Middle East and Transform the World
4.11
it was amazing
In this book, Joel Rosenberg (himself a Messianic Jew), is able to interpret the modern day conflicts in the Middle East (which he calls the "epicent ...more
Aug 21, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
 
Heaven's Calling: A Memoir of One Soul's Steep Ascent
4.04
really liked it
Well, I finished this autobiography last night. It was a wonderful glimps into the events in LeeAnne Payne's life (early life especially) that shaped ...more
Sep 24, 2008
Sep 05, 2008
 
An Anthology
4.49
liked it
I finished this anthology of essays by Josef Pieper this afternoon. As with all of his writings, I close the book after reading several pages and jus ...more
Sep 07, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
 
The Unexpected Mrs. Polifax
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
 
The Four Cardinal Virtues
4.49
it was amazing
This book is one of those that was not read in one or two or even 20 sittings ! It takes thoughtful time ... but is so well worth the patient biting o ...more
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Jul 22, 2008
 
What I Saw in America
3.81
it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed Chesterton's commentary on America! As always his insights cut to the heart of things as in this quote ...

"The highest point of d
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Dec 10, 2013
 
A Short History Of England
3.47
it was amazing
I love all things Chesterton ! And this "short history" of England was a great overview, highlighting the various periods of English history. For som ...more
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Mar 01, 2016
 
Hitler's Cross: The Revealing Story of How the Cross of Christ was Used as a symbol of the Nazi Agenda
4.19
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
 
George Washington's War: The Saga of the American Revolution
4.22
it was amazing
This is a very comprehensive and EXCELLENT account of the American Revolutionary War.I learned so much that I didn't know about most of the key playe ...more
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Dec 29, 2009
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