Apache: Inside the Cockpit of the World's Most Deadly Fighting Machine
it was amazing
I love technology, and the military has some of the best of it. The Apache has always been one of my favorite aircraft, it's ugly and it's brutal. Thi ...more
Jul 04, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
The Dream Machine: The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey
liked it
An in depth, and fairly enjoyable look into the development of the V-22 Osprey. I have to be honest, this book didn't exactly deliver to me what I wan ...more
Nov 26, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
Samurai from Outer Space
liked it
This book was originally purchased for a college course which was subsequently dropped. It has since been hanging around my house for 10+ years, I fig ...more
May 08, 2015
May 03, 2015
Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War
liked it
I was 12 years old when the Gulf War began, and I remember thinking how cool it was. The videos on the news of all the amazing technology; the smart b ...more
Apr 16, 2015
Apr 07, 2015
Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation
really liked it
Playing video games in the early 90s you most likely picked a side between Sega or Nintendo. In the 8-bit generation it wasn't a difficult choice. Nin ...more
Jul 03, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation
liked it
I purchased this book when I was first getting into anime, and I've had it for a very long time. It was originally published in 1999 and was most like ...more
Mar 10, 2015
Mar 01, 2015
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
it was amazing
The cover of this book depicts a T Rex being lowered by a crane into a Sarlacc pit. That should pretty much tell you everything you need to know about ...more
Oct 22, 2015
Oct 18, 2015
This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society
really liked it
A very entertaining book that gives you a lot to ponder, but one thing to keep in mind is that the author is a journalist, not a scientist. That's not ...more
May 29, 2017
May 22, 2017
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
it was amazing
I guess I will preface this by saying that this book was first published over 10 years ago and that it is one viewpoint on a subject that has more vie ...more
Nov 22, 2015
Nov 14, 2015
Every Living Thing: Man's Obsessive Quest to Catalog Life, from Nanobacteria to New Monkeys
really liked it
Many people may remember hearing the name Carl Linnaeus from a biology class they took at one point time. He's the man who gave the binomial nomenclat ...more
Feb 20, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
A Nightmare's Prayer: A Marine Harrier Pilot's War in Afghanistan
really liked it
Having seen movies like Top Gun, I'm sure most people see the life of a fighter pilot as being quite glamorous. Fly your multimillion dollar jet, shoo ...more
May 17, 2013
May 12, 2013
Always Faithful: A Memoir of the Marine Dogs of WWII
liked it
All in all an enjoyable book although the content is the draw here, as opposed to the actual prose. It would also be a good idea to have a fairly good ...more
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
it was ok
I really enjoyed the movie but there were parts of it that seemed very "Hollywood". I wanted to read the book to see how the movie compared to reality ...more
Feb 18, 2016
Feb 10, 2016
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
liked it
1491 is a book who's purpose is to challenge many of the things many of us were taught in school. It is commonly taught that when Columbus reached the ...more
Aug 21, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
Imagine: How Creativity Works
really liked it
This is Lehrer's third book, and his subjects continue to fascinate me. All of his books have been based in neuroscience, and the stories he tells can ...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the End of Their Lives
liked it
So this wasn't exactly what I was looking for. The book is not written by a veterinarian, but by a bioethicist. It's hard to say what I was looking fo ...more
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
it was amazing
This is the second book I have read by Lawrence Anthony, and it's fantastic. Anthony is a conservationist who owns a nature preserve in South Africa, ...more
Jul 14, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today
really liked it
This book had a number of ideas in it that I found quite fascinating. From using to parasitic worms to treat diseases, to theories on the reason we ha ...more
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
Star Wars and History
liked it
This is a fun and interesting read. The book is a series of articles on varying subjects that show the parallels in world history and that of the Star ...more
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 04, 2014
All My Patients Kick and Bite: More Favorite Stories from a Vet's Practice
liked it
Second book by the author and a quick, fun read. This is a collection of short stories, each about 10 - 15 pages in length, so it is very easy to roll ...more
Jun 06, 2015
Jun 04, 2015
Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution
really liked it
A very interesting book about a very interesting topic. This tells the history of the first blood transfusions in the second half of the 1600s. At the ...more
Nov 11, 2013
Nov 05, 2013
The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean
really liked it
A bit of a strange topic perhaps, but a fun read anyway. The author covers both the fishing industry, as seen by the lobstermen out on their boats eve ...more
Jun 11, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
My Brief History
liked it
My Brief History is aptly named. At 127 pages in length and containing many photographs, it's something that can be finished in a sitting or two. Also ...more
Nov 12, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond
really liked it
If you've seen the movie Apollo 13, then you know who Gene Kranz is. He was portrayed by Ed Harris and is one of the most memorable characters. Kranz ...more
Nov 17, 2012
Nov 05, 2012
The Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures
really liked it
This is the third book by Lawrence Anthony, and with his death in early 2012 it will sadly be the last. This book chronicles his efforts to save the n ...more
Oct 15, 2012
Oct 07, 2012
Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
it was amazing
Joseph Bannister, the captain of the Golden Fleece, was one of the most notorious pirates during the Golden Age of Piracy (1650 - 1720). His name isn' ...more
May 28, 2016
May 25, 2016
Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor
really liked it
At 350 pages, this is a very thorough book. It begins with flint knives and stone axes, and ends with grenade launchers and man-portable anti-tank wea ...more
Nov 26, 2015
Nov 10, 2015
Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan
really liked it
A great account of the Special Forces soldiers who went into Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. It was really interesting to read, here's these highl ...more
Dec 09, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption
really liked it
This book was pretty difficult to get through in some parts. The cruelty that some people are capable of is just mind boggling to me. The book doesn't ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls-- One Flying Disc at a Time
really liked it
A very quick and fun read. The book tells the story of Wallace, an unwanted pit bull in a shelter with "behavioral problems". He is eventually adopted ...more
Mar 26, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
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