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All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis
4.00
really liked it


The latest in books regarding the financial crisis. Not much new to be added . It is still amazing to me that no CEO 's, traders, no one from the rat
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Oct 26, 2012
 
The Invention of Wings
4.23
it was amazing
A powerful story of a relationship between two girls/women, one white - one black, in 1800 Charleston. Both enslaved by law, tradition and expectation ...more
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Feb 28, 2014
 
Separation of Power (Mitch Rapp, #5)
4.32
liked it
Somehow I missed this Vince Flynn. I liked it but not my favorite of his books. Maybe because it ws too real and timely.
Jun 2008
Jun 22, 2008
 
The Conscience of a Liberal
3.97
it was amazing
This book should be mandatory reading for voters. It is a historical economic history of the US since the Depression/New Deal and makes clear the impl ...more
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Oct 25, 2008
 
Margot
3.81
it was amazing
What if Margo (sister of Anne) Frank did not die in a concentration camp and instead immigrated to the US is the premise of this book. Hiding with a n ...more
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Mar 24, 2014
 
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America
3.68
it was amazing
A most read about the challenges and opportunities in a globilized warming world. Although there were times in this book I was overwhelmed by the chal ...more
Oct 22, 2008
Sep 13, 2008
 
Faithful
4.01
it was amazing
I really liked this character and rooted for Shelby throughout this story. This story tells us about a deeply wounded young women with a strong brave ...more
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Sep 10, 2016
 
Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield
4.26
it was amazing
Fitting that I read this book during Memorial Day weekend. Ashley White showed us how to be woman warriors. How to go to war "Like A Girl".
not set
May 05, 2015
 
A Fighting Chance
4.17
really liked it
A hope full book. In a time of dysfunctional leaders - a woman stood up and spoke about values and priorities. She spoke of our hopes and dreams - abo ...more
not set
Apr 27, 2014
 
Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds
4.30
it was amazing
The book was very well written. I was unaware of the tradition of sending children to Japan for education by some Japanese American families. And the ...more
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May 10, 2016
 
Code of Conduct (Scot Harvath, #14)
4.14
really liked it
Not Vince Flynn or David Baldacci. Although I think his writing has improved I still skip pages when he starts preaching his philosophy. I read nonfic ...more
not set
Oct 10, 2015
 
The Distance Between Us
4.19
really liked it
A woman's journey across the border; across the separation of her parents; across the boundaries of her mother, her sister, her stepmother and the alc ...more
Sep 25, 2017
Sep 25, 2017
Sep 22, 2017
 
Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches
4.08
it was amazing
If I read this book before the election I would have quit my job and worked in the Obama campaign. It is that powerful. I have more respect for Nancy ...more
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Nov 15, 2008
 
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
4.03
it was amazing
I have, at different times in my life, planted gardens, harvested, collected eggs, and preserved my food. Most of my successes were in Michigan. I als ...more
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Jul 09, 2017
 
Northwest Angle (Cork O'Connor, #11)
4.15
it was amazing
Full of adventure and wonders about who done it. A smart detective full of human foibles. His family is compassionate and brave.
not set
May 28, 2012
 
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
4.22
it was amazing
This is one of the most amazing books. Realistic and philosophic, tragic and hopeful, historical and modern. There are parallels with our present gove ...more
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 11, 2014
 
Problems with People: Stories
3.29
really liked it
Snapshots of peoples lives. Clear, concise and rich.
not set
Sep 10, 2014
 
Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
3.06
liked it
Really interesting history of the Supreme Court.
not set
May 05, 2013
 
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd (One Thousand White Women, #1)
3.88
it was ok
Didn't finish it. It was tedious.
not set
Apr 05, 2008
 
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
3.96
it was amazing
Well written and interesting. A snapshot of a community and a family on the edge of an abyss and the young man who escaped. (With help from important ...more
not set
Sep 14, 2016
 
Alex Cross's Trial (Alex Cross, #15)
3.92
it was amazing
I am amazed by the breathe of James Patterson's talent. He can write in many voices including the Murder Club's famale ones, Alex Cross's black one an ...more
not set
Jul 04, 2010
 
The Crown (Joanna Stafford, #1)
3.80
really liked it
The story begins in the 15 hundreds when a novice leaves her priory, travels to London to be with her cousin who is burned at the stake as a traitor, ...more
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Jun 07, 2012
 
Lincoln in the Bardo
3.90
really liked it
This book was quite unlike anything I have read. It was structured differently but in an interesting blend of non fiction and fiction, classical and p ...more
not set
Jul 05, 2017
 
Long Lost  (Myron Bolitar #9)
3.95
it was amazing
I just began reading this author and I don't always read his books in order. It was fun to spend time again with Myron Bolitar. I like the depth of th ...more
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Feb 27, 2014
 
Run
3.53
it was amazing
I liked this book a lot. My daughter gave it to me for Mothers Day last year and I shelved it. After reading another Patchett last week decided I like ...more
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Jul 11, 2009
 
Exile
3.97
it was amazing
A novel of how our stories determine our realities. It is told through a murder trial, a love relationship between a Jewish American man and a Palesti ...more
not set
Feb 27, 2014
 
The Cruelest Month (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #3)
4.15
really liked it
Hooray back to Three Pines with Inspector Gamache and his flawed team of homicide detectives. Glad to catch up with Clara and Peter, Ruth and her duck ...more
not set
Oct 22, 2014
 
The Second Amendment
4.01
it was amazing
A book with facts (instead of myths) of how the second amendment became an individual "right". Thanks to the majority of the Supreme Court who "conjur ...more
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Jun 25, 2014
 
Reset: How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America
3.41
it was amazing
I wish I had read this book last month. It is hopeful as it puts the current time in perspective. He states that history does not repeat but rather r ...more
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Oct 18, 2009
 
The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story
3.72
liked it


Interesting portrait of a Silicon Valley man who Is always looking for the next next thing. A new way to make millions, allow anarchy, and then go on
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Oct 26, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
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