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Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee
4.65
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For the second time in a year, I’ve had book encounters with 19th century European assassins who eventually fled to the United States and began new li ...more
Jun 21, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
 
The Missing of the Somme
3.85
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The War to End All Wars didn't. At least in the United States, the vast majority of those alive today probably view World War I as the chapter in thei ...more
Aug 08, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
Principle Over Party: The Farmers' Alliance and Populism in South Dakota, 1880-1900
4.25
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Why do certain political ideas take root and gain acceptance while others advocated by the same party or movement do not? That question can't help but ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Jul 29, 2011
 
Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris
3.51
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World War II is often seen as the last "good war," a clear-cut conflict between good and evil. And there was plenty of evil to go around, not just in ...more
Sep 05, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
 
Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall
4.15
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Early into reading Anna Funder's Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall , I came across a passage that made me think, "That is truly Kafkaesq ...more
Oct 15, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
 
The Ice Road: An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom
4.30
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Good fortune -- luck -- manifests itself in a variety of ways. Frequently, just how lucky we are comes only with hindsight and even then we may not re ...more
Nov 09, 2010
Nov 04, 2010
 
And Man Created God: A History of the World at the Time of Jesus
3.73
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Nov 09, 2013
Sep 29, 2013
 
Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement, & Political Manipulation at America's Largest Charitable Trust
4.04
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not set
Jun 01, 2011
 
Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen
3.87
it was ok
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not set
May 31, 2011
 
Hawai'i:: A History of the Big Island
3.33
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May 27, 2011
May 27, 2011
 
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
3.81
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May 24, 2011
May 22, 2011
 
The Eichmann Trial
3.81
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Dec 29, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
 
To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
4.14
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Feb 02, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
 
The New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right
3.57
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Mar 06, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
 
Forgotten Fatherland: The True Story of Nietzsche's Sister and Her Lost Aryan Colony
3.51
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Apr 28, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
 
Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy
3.66
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Sep 11, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
 
500 Days: Decisions and Deceptions in the Shadow of 9/11
4.07
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Sep 17, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
 
No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
3.96
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Sep 18, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
 
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
4.36
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Feb 18, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
 
God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World
3.71
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Feb 24, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
 
The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century
3.92
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Jun 30, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
 
A Short History of Nuclear Folly
3.75
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Jul 14, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
 
The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code
3.90
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Aug 2013
Jul 29, 2013
 
Hitler's First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World War
3.77
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Jun 21, 2011
Jun 16, 2011
 
The Secret Museum
3.62
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Nov 30, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
 
The Devil's Cup: A History of the World According to Coffee
3.63
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Jan 11, 2014
Dec 27, 2013
 
Secret Lives of the Tsars: Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia
3.81
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not set
May 17, 2014
 
The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton's Manuscripts
3.62
it was ok
None
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
 
Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East
4.19
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Nov 01, 2014
 
Captive Paradise: The Story of the United States and Hawaii
3.68
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Jan 13, 2015
Dec 25, 2014
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