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Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House
3.48
really liked it
I followed this story for nearly four years, so I was delighted to finally be able to get the story from Valerie Plame Wilson's point of view.

When I f
...more
Dec 2007
Nov 10, 2007
 
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
4.20
it was amazing
This is classic Halberstam. He had a knack for weaving a wealth of potentially very dry information into a cohesive, colorful narrative that is readil ...more
Feb 24, 2008
Jan 14, 2008
 
Wake-Up Call: The Political Education of a 9/11 Widow
3.91
really liked it
My four-star rating for this book isn't for the writing, which wasn't great, but for the value of the information in it. A PT Cruiser parked next to m ...more
Mar 26, 2009
Apr 10, 2008
 
Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker
3.79
really liked it
Alice's politics were much further to the right than my own, but I still enjoyed reading about her extraordinary life. Ms. Cordery did an excellent jo ...more
Dec 2007
Nov 10, 2007
 
Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude
3.92
liked it
There wasn't a whole lot that was news to me in this book, but I knew quite a bit about our money-oil-arms relationship with the Saudis already (don't ...more
Oct 30, 2008
Apr 10, 2008
 
The Thin Blue Line: How Humanitarianism Went to War
3.32
did not like it
Incredibly dull. I didn't make it past the third chapter.
Jan 27, 2009
Jan 11, 2009
 
Blowback: America's Recruitment of Nazis and Its Effects on the Cold War
4.26
really liked it
Excellent book, but it made me so angry that I wasn't able to finish reading it.
Feb 2006
Aug 12, 2007
 
Martha: The Life of Martha Mitchell
4.27
really liked it
Biography of Martha Mitchell, wife of Nixon's attorney general.
Jan 2005
Jan 13, 2008
 
Standard Operating Procedure
3.88
really liked it
The story of Abu Ghraib, as told by the soldiers who were there.
Mar 12, 2009
Mar 28, 2008
 
A Russian Diary: A Journalist's Final Account of Life, Corruption & Death in Putin's Russia
4.10
it was amazing
Stunning. Appalling.
Jan 2008
Jan 04, 2008
 
Curveball: Spies, Lies, and the Man Behind Them: How America Went to War in Iraq
3.89
None
not set
Jan 02, 2008
 
The Right and the Power: The Prosecution of Watergate
3.48
liked it
None
Mar 2005
Aug 12, 2007
 
Marathon: The Pursuit of the Presidency 1972-1976
4.12
really liked it
None
Mar 2005
Aug 12, 2007
 
Speaking Out: The Reagan Presidency from Inside the White House
3.00
liked it
None
Mar 2005
Aug 12, 2007
 
How the Good Guys Finally Won: Notes from an Impeachment Summer
4.07
really liked it
None
Mar 2005
Aug 12, 2007
 
Arrogant Capital: Washington, Wall Street and the Frustration of American Politics
3.68
really liked it
None
Apr 2005
Aug 12, 2007
 
The Triumph of Politics: Why the Reagan Revolution Failed
3.80
really liked it
None
Feb 2005
Aug 12, 2007
 
All the President's Men
4.17
it was amazing
None
Feb 2005
Aug 12, 2007
 
Man of the House: The Life and Political Memoirs of Speaker Tip O'Neill .
4.04
really liked it
None
Apr 2005
Aug 12, 2007
 
The Arrogance of Power: The Secret World of Richard Nixon
3.80
really liked it
None
Jan 2006
Aug 12, 2007
 
Witness To Power: The Nixon Years
3.54
it was ok
None
Apr 2006
Aug 13, 2007
 
Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon & the Destruction of Cambodia
4.17
really liked it
None
Apr 2007
Sep 24, 2007
 
For The Record: From Wall Street To Washington
3.16
really liked it
None
Mar 2007
Aug 12, 2007
 
The View from Alger's Window: A Son's Memoir
3.95
really liked it
None
Jan 2005
Aug 12, 2007
 
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
4.15
really liked it
None
Mar 27, 2008
Nov 10, 2007
 
The Splendid Blond Beast: Money, Law and Genocide in the Twentieth Century
3.90
None
not set
Dec 17, 2007
 
United States Attorney: An Inside View of "Justice" in America Under the Nixon Administration
4.00
really liked it
None
Jan 2005
Dec 30, 2007
 
The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms & the CIA
3.98
really liked it
None
Jan 2006
Dec 30, 2007
 
Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Cocaine Explosion
4.25
None
not set
Dec 31, 2007
 
Blind Ambition: The White House Years
3.90
really liked it
None
Feb 2007
Aug 12, 2007
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