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Spiritual Roots of Human Relations
4.17
it was amazing
This was the ORIGINAL Stephen Covey book. All his others were bascially rewrites of this one, indcluding his Habits book.

That said, it's a Mormon clas
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Caesar
3.90
it was amazing
This was the best political biography I had read until i came across Robert Caro's LBJ series.

Translated from German, Christian Meier gives a very int
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Jan 2004
Jan 08, 2009
 
The Story of Philosophy
4.10
liked it
This is a good summary of the major philosphers, ancient and modern. Durant has his own personal spin on each of the thinkers which, thankfully, doesn ...more
not set
Jan 08, 2009
 
Alexander Hamilton, American
3.64
liked it
Alexander Hamilton, founding father, but not even born and raised in the United States.

The book gives an account of Hamilton's childhood years in the
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Volume 12)
4.35
it was amazing
For me the most interesting of the Nibley books. Nibley surveys religious temples throughout the world and history drawing parallels among the key fun ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Middlemarch/Silas Marner/Amos Barton
3.96
it was amazing
This was my first George Eliot, and I was surprised by the depth of her talent.

I've read the Bronte and Austin novels and enjoyed them all, but Eliot
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Oct 2008
Jan 08, 2009
 
Summer
3.66
liked it
Not as hard-core as The Age of Innocence, but still with Wharton's feminist perspective on life around the turn of that century.

Edith Wharton is alway
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Tocqueville: A Biography
3.55
really liked it
It may be asking too much, but I recommend reading a Tocqueville biography before reading Democracy in America.

As a Frenchman, how was Tocqueville abl
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Jan 09, 2009
 
The Lion's Paw
4.43
it was amazing
It's finally available, again. My first grade teacher read this to my class. It completely captured my imagination, and I've never forgotten it.

As an
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Jan 09, 2009
 
A History of Christianity
3.87
really liked it
Paul Johnson is a well known British, conservative, historian/commentator who converted to Catholicism. That conversion may have been behind his chosi ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
In Search of the Birth of Jesus
3.99
liked it
Agnostic journalist gets a bible for christmas. Wonders about the account of the Magi, because they seem to have come from Persia. Since he had report ...more
not set
Jan 09, 2009
 
When Jesus Became God: The Epic Fight over Christ's Divinity in the Last Days of Rome
4.09
really liked it
Great little book about the transition in early christianity from a belief that God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost are three separate entities (an origina ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas
3.93
liked it
Among all the books of the Old and New Testaments, there is not one original text still in existence. Also, there is no ancient text with Jesus's own ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Abraham in Egypt (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Volume 14)
4.18
really liked it
Even more than most Nibley books, this one will be appreciate more by LDS than by non-members.

Nibley explores the various scriptures and non-canonical
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Jan 09, 2009
 
The Secret Knowledge of Water
4.28
really liked it
I love the desert, especially the American Southwest. Not sure if my being an eighth navajo has anything to do with it, but i'm always happy when in t ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
3.82
really liked it
Seriously, if you think you like U.S. history and you haven't read this yet, then better put it on your list.

The founding fathers always turn out to b
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Chesapeake
4.15
it was amazing
If you're a washingtonian and have a week at the beach, you'll want to read this book. Michner gives a complete history (fictional history) of the Che ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Churchill: A Life
4.24
it was amazing
This is the best one book biography of Churchill. As an authorized biogropher, Gilbert summarizes his much larger work into this one volume.

It's a mus
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Rising Hills and Sinking Valleys
3.89
it was amazing
A book for Latter-day Saints. This was a very important read for me. It's always saddened me that the LDS church has had to carry on without Joseph's ...more
not set
May 13, 2017
 
Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
4.24
really liked it
Good read for mormons and non-mormons. Written by an LDS author, but Bushman is very careful to give an unwhitewashed account of Joseph Smith's social ...more
not set
Jan 09, 2009
 
Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution
4.04
really liked it
A nice treatment of these three great men, who together had a tremendous impact on this new nation. With Adams and Jefferson in Europe during the draf ...more
not set
Jan 08, 2009
 
Dancing on My Grave
3.78
liked it
One of America's best ballerina's gives her own account of her career,and it's a worth read.

Kirkland is the little gal dancing with Barishnykov in Ame
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Death Comes for the Archbishop (Modern Library)
3.88
it was amazing
I became an instant fan of Cather after reading this novel. Set in the early years of the western settlement of the American Southwest, Cather tells a ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Chronicle of the Pharaohs: The Reign-By-Reign Record of the Rulers and Dynasties of Ancient Egypt
4.19
really liked it
A must have for anyone with a lasting interest in Ancient Egyptology. I find all of these Chronicle books valuable, but my interest in ancient Egypt h ...more
Jan 2005
Jan 08, 2009
 
Bad Boy: The Life And Politics Of Lee Atwater
4.27
it was amazing
For those Republicans feeling lost in the wilderness, here's a book you'll want to read.

This is an accound Lee Atwater's tremendous impact on the U.S.
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Jan 09, 2009
 
The Agony and the Ecstasy
4.09
it was amazing
More along the lines of a historical fiction, but a very valuable and intersting one.

Stone tells a wonderful story of the artists childhood and life a
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Jan 09, 2009
 
The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions
4.06
liked it
Sort of a classic summary of all the major world religions. An good read, and even if it's a little outdated in its style, the the summaries are very ...more
not set
Jan 09, 2009
 
Monuments of Egypt : The Napoleonic Edition
4.31
it was amazing
The best visual resource of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs available anywhere.

It is a collection of etchings and drawing produced by Napoleon's best dra
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Jan 2006
Jan 08, 2009
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.30
really liked it
I saw this on Erin's shelf and remembered that I have it, too, but looks like I liked it more than she did.

Not a huge sci-fi fan, but Ender's game rea
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Jan 09, 2009
 
The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, #1)
4.42
it was amazing
A groundbreaking beginning to the best political biography ever written.

You don't have to care about LBJ to read and gain from this analysis of Johnso
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Jan 2005
Jan 08, 2009
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