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The Last Centurion
3.95
did not like it
A fellow Sci-Fi reader loaned this to me which is to say THANK GAWD I didn't spend $25 buying it in hardcover. This was a bloody awful book and I only ...more
Nov 16, 2008
Nov 17, 2008
 
The Bloody Ground (The Starbuck Chronicles, #4)
4.15
it was amazing
The Civil War ends with Sharpsburg???????????? This awesome account had a harrowing description of the West Woods/Miller's Cornfield fight. I'm still ...more
not set
Oct 16, 2008
 
1942
3.81
did not like it
A sigh of relief!

Finally done with the increasingly punishing read. The climatic confrontation to retake the islands back from the invading Japanese
...more
Jun 09, 2009
May 28, 2009
 
Alias Shakespeare: Solving the Greatest Literary Mystery of All Time
3.79
it was amazing
He makes a very compelling case for Oxfordian authorship but perhaps the most damning evidence is not simply the volume of proof for Edward deVere but ...more
Dec 21, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
 
Alternate Presidents
3.53
liked it
As with most anthologies this one is 'hit or miss' in terms of the quality or compelling interest of the various selections. That said, Mike Reznick's ...more
Oct 15, 2010
Jun 01, 2010
 
The Moro War: How America Battled a Muslim Insurgency in the Philippine Jungle, 1902-1913
4.01
The publisher preview tells you all you need to know about this jingoistic inflammatory piece of propaganda. Probably should be filed under fiction in ...more
not set
Aug 04, 2011
 
In at the Death (Settling Accounts, #4)
4.00
did not like it
OMFG… I did it. I finally completed this hideously dreadful final chapter of the Settling Accounts saga. I suppose I suffered through In at the Death ...more
Dec 30, 2011
Oct 12, 2008
 
Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism
3.84
really liked it
I first of heard of this book by way of the immutable Scott Horton at antiwar.com/radio / http://www.kaosradioaustin.org/statio...

When I realized tha
...more
Nov 12, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
 
Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam
4.03
it was amazing
I started with Bernard Fall's seminal book A Street Without Joy and moved to this one. It's hard to make up your mind whether blunders committed by th ...more
Jan 1999
Oct 12, 2008
 
The Deserter's Tale: The Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq
3.63
did not like it
After 106 pages it's time to stick a fork into this obvious fabrication. Either author is a complete idiot (entirely possible, being from Oklahoma) or ...more
Oct 05, 2012
Oct 03, 2012
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