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Stars and Stripes Forever (Stars and Stripes, #1)
3.57
did not like it
There are books surely that are fun to hate and this is one of them. By far the worst example of alternate history out there Harrison, uncharacteristi ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Reclaiming History: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
4.08
did not like it
I have no doubt about Vincent Bugliosi's credentials, that he is certainly a talented prosecutor is apparent from the Manson trial as well as his othe ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2013
 
BioShock: Rapture
4.01
did not like it
I did not care for this book, not because of the writing style, or any grudge against the author, but because of the book itself. I am a fan of the Bi ...more
not set
Aug 01, 2011
 
Reclaiming Parkland: Tom Hanks, Vincent Bugliosi, and the JFK Assassina
4.28
it was amazing
I read Bugliosi's cinder block back not long after it first came out. I had not lived through that time period in history and since the book featured ...more
Oct 22, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
 
Kennedy: The Classic Biography: Deluxe Modern Classic
4.12
it was amazing
I do not intend to write a review necessarily on this book. Instead I wish to meditate on President Kennedy, with this book as its best symbol. My rea ...more
not set
Oct 29, 2013
 
Shakespeare by Another Name: The Life of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, the Man Who Was Shakespeare
3.95
did not like it
[I am editing my review to the review that I posted on Amazon.com of this book, where I have noted a textual problem with Mark Anderson's book. Mark A ...more
not set
Jul 23, 2014
 
The Boys from Brazil
4.06
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I've never read of a more ludicrous plot than that of The Boys from Brazil: the heinous Dr. Mengele (director of the human experimen ...more
not set
Sep 01, 2011
 
Against Democracy
3.72
did not like it
Libertarianism is bullshit not to mention it's all bunk.
There. That's something that needs to be said rather plainly before I go into specifics.
Now,
...more
Aug 30, 2016
Aug 30, 2016
 
Coup d'Etat (The War That Came Early, #4)
3.64
it was ok
I’m going to be honest in that I’ve never been a huge fan of Harry Turtledove, granted I’ve read most of his alternate history books, but I read them ...more
Aug 05, 2012
Aug 03, 2012
 
Me & Lee: How I Came to Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald
4.09
did not like it
Do I think that the CIA was doing some pretty unsettling things in their obsessive desire to kill Fidel Castro? Yes. Do I think Judyth Vary Baker had ...more
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 23, 2014
 
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
3.91
did not like it
It's one of those fascinating coincidences that this book was published just prior to the crash of 2007-2008 when the very policies that would-have-co ...more
not set
Aug 19, 2016
 
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
3.83
really liked it
In writing a review of this book I thus toss myself into the so-called "controversy" rather reluctantly. But I enjoyed it well enough to feel that I h ...more
Aug 20, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
 
In the Drift
3.40
did not like it
What began as an interesting premise was then diluted into a very dull fix-up of interrelated stories all taking place in a world where the crisis at ...more
not set
Nov 24, 2011
 
Hear No Evil: Politics, Science, and the Forensic Evidence in th
4.50
it was amazing
Thomas actually does what Vincent Bugliosi attempted to do in his Reclaiming History: that is he takes what evidence is available and as an expert in ...more
Nov 16, 2013
Nov 10, 2013
 
The Shakespeare Guide to Italy: Retracing the Bard's Unknown Travels
3.94
did not like it
At first glance this book gives a staunch and, furthermore, untraveled Stratfordian such as myself pause. Roe seems to have it airtight that whomever ...more
Sep 10, 2015
Sep 10, 2015
 
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War (The Politically Incorrect Guides)
4.10
did not like it
My father is an unreconstructed Southerner and for many years I tried to be just like him. I had my own rebel flags, and Confederate toy soldiers, I c ...more
not set
Jan 15, 2016
 
The Probability Broach (North American Confederacy #1)
3.84
did not like it
Perhaps I'm being cynical here, but Smith's novel seems to physically collapse when faced with plausibility as if it were it's very own version of kry ...more
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Jul 24, 2011
 
Alias Shakespeare: Solving the Greatest Literary Mystery of All Time
3.76
did not like it
Every book that advances a different author than William Shakespeare always begins in the same pitiable way: 'we don't know much about Shakespeare's l ...more
Jul 2016
Jul 01, 2016
 
War Against War
4.38
it was amazing
Humphrey Cobb, author of Paths of Glory, said that "The only effective anti-war propaganda that I know is photographs of butchered bodies-the more hor ...more
Aug 21, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
 
In His Steps
4.15
did not like it
This book's message is far more important than the work itself. It is the latter then that I am critiquing, not the former. As a piece of fiction, it ...more
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May 09, 2013
 
More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws
4.07
did not like it
Consider two books: Arming America and More Guns Less Crime. Published in 1999 and 1998 respectively the former attracted the ire of the gun lobby the ...more
not set
Feb 13, 2017
 
Marching Through Georgia (Draka, #1)
3.76
did not like it
I read this book first 10 years ago.
I can't finish it today.
S.M. Stirling has endured quite a bit of criticism for this book to the extent that he b
...more
Sep 30, 2016
Jun 30, 2011
 
Bond of Secrecy: My Life with CIA Spy and Watergate Conspirator E. Howard Hunt
3.67
liked it
There are two reasons I rate this book three stars: one is that St. John Hunt is not a very good writer; the narrative is unfocused, and cliche ridden ...more
Mar 09, 2013
Mar 09, 2013
 
CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys: How and Why Us Agents Conspired to Assassinate JFK and RFK
3.76
really liked it
I agree with the premise of this book: that the CIA was involved actively in the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy. Ever since E. Howard Hunt' ...more
Nov 07, 2013
Nov 02, 2013
 
Before Watchmen: Comedian/Rorschach
3.32
did not like it
This is your proverbial bad prequel. Everything, and I mean everything that you needed to know about The Comedian and Rorschach is told in Watchmen, a ...more
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
 
Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People
4.14
really liked it
Books by Thomas Frank in my library are always excessively annotated and underlined and I've gotten more recommendations for further reading from his ...more
Mar 21, 2016
Mar 20, 2016
 
The War of the Worlds: Aftermath
3.51
liked it
An entertaining and fast paced sequel to Wells' classic novel that possesses however none of the more serious undertones of Wells' original work. What ...more
Sep 16, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
 
Billy the Kid: Beyond the Grave
3.83
really liked it
Deny it if you will, but every American regardless of admitted interest has got a soft place for the old West. I'm no different. I read Proust, Joyce, ...more
Nov 07, 2015
Nov 07, 2015
 
Cruel and Unusual: The Culture of Punishment in America
4.40
really liked it
This is an excellent study of the way in which crime has been dealt with in this country. Cusac charts the history from what she calls "a culture of p ...more
Aug 18, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
 
Oxford And His Elizabethan Ladies
1.00
did not like it
This is a jumbled mess of a book. Eleanor Brewster has modernized the spelling sometimes and not others, the endnotes basically announce the book is p ...more
Aug 20, 2016
Aug 12, 2016
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