King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero
4.26
really liked it
The influence of Muhammed Ali is felt more with each passing year, and this book is a great look into his life and times.
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Oct 13, 2011
 
Bosworth 1485: Psychology of a Battle
3.74
liked it
An interesting theory is proposed, but I am not sure I buy it.
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Oct 13, 2011
 
Shakespeare Our Contemporary
4.19
liked it
Yeah, I know this is supposed to be such an influential book in the area of Shakespeare study and production -- influenced Peter Brook's famous white ...more
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Oct 13, 2011
 
Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
4.03
it was amazing
Bloom is . . . well, Bloom. Whatever credibility he may sometimes lose as a scholar as a result of some outrageous claims (see title of the book, for ...more
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Oct 12, 2011
 
4.29
it was amazing
Cohen's passion for all things Shakespeare is inspiring. And even though there is plenty of great stuff in this book, what is in it cannot compare to ...more
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Oct 12, 2011
 
The Case for Shakespeare: The End of the Authorship Question
3.76
really liked it
Persuasively makes the case that Shakespeare was the true author of the works attributed to him . . . as if there was any doubt excpet for snobby, uni ...more
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Oct 13, 2011
 
Shakespeare
4.15
it was amazing
A wonderful book -- Wood's enthusiasm and love for Shakespeare pushes this to a 5. The DVD version he made to accompany the book is a joy -- I watch i ...more
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Oct 15, 2011
 
Spearing the Wild Blue Boar: Shakespeare vs. Oxford: The Authorship Question
3.67
really liked it
Totally debunks the idea the Edward de Vere, seventeenth Earl of Oxford, wrote the plays attributed to Shakespeare. It's a shame that this book ever h ...more
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Oct 13, 2011
 
David Copperfield
3.97
it was amazing
One the best of Dickens -- before his stories get even darker. Basically his autobiography before his more realistic autobiography in Great Expectatio ...more
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Oct 14, 2011
 
The Shakespeare Wars: Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups
3.94
it was amazing
Fascinating book about the infighting (sometimes very petty indeed) among the world's great Shakespeare scholars. Why can't we all just agree to disag ...more
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Oct 13, 2011
 
The Last of the Mohicans (The Leatherstocking Tales #2)
3.70
it was amazing
Yeah, I know it has it's flaws, but this was hands down my favorite book during my childhood. I re-read it every few years, and I still love it.
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Oct 14, 2011
 
Edward V: The Prince in the Tower
3.38
liked it
There really isn't much known about the young prince/king, and this book pads the story a bit with a great deal of speculation.
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Oct 14, 2011
 
Two in the Field
3.78
liked it
The sequel to the fabulous If I Never Get Back. Unfortunately, like most sequels, it falls noticeably short of its predesser.
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Oct 14, 2011
 
The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)
4.30
it was amazing
Excellent book that deals with the battle of Gettysburg. Fictional in that diaglogue is provided, but still full of history.
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Oct 14, 2011
 
Dickens
3.98
it was amazing
Dickens was a remarkable man in many ways -- good and bad -- and this book deals justly with both sides of this enigmatic man.
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Oct 13, 2011
 
John Adams
4.06
really liked it
Excellent biography -- an easy read filled with interesting information about the man, his times, and his influence.
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Oct 13, 2011
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire
4.23
it was amazing
This book was just as good as the first in the series. I can't wait to read the third and see the movies.
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Oct 14, 2011
 
Pronouncing Shakespeare: The Globe Experiment
3.84
it was amazing
I wish more Shakespeare companies would attempt this type of experiment -- I would love to see a show in OP!
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Oct 12, 2011
 
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
4.20
it was amazing
You don't have to be a horse racing fan to love this book -- but if you are it makes it even better.
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Oct 12, 2011
 
Shakespeare's Metrical Art
4.37
it was amazing
This is the bible for those interested in learning all there is to learn about poetic scansion.
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Oct 12, 2011
 
A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic
4.10
really liked it
Very readable -- a great guide to all you need to know about the American Revolution.
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Oct 13, 2011
 
The Shakespeare Miscellany
3.99
it was amazing
Chock full of great information, facts, and statistics for all things Shakespeare.
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Oct 14, 2011
 
Shakespeare After All
4.38
really liked it
Excellent book. Interesting and in-depth analysis of all of Shakespeare's plays.
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Oct 12, 2011
 
Shakespeare's Kings: The Great Plays and the History of England in the Middle Ages: 1337-1485
3.88
really liked it
A good treatment of the subject, but Saccio's is still the gold standard.
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Oct 14, 2011
 
If I Never Get Back
4.09
it was amazing
A real sleeper of a book. Great baseball story, but it is also so much more.
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Oct 13, 2011
 
Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier
4.22
it was amazing
The title says it all -- a great story that makes history come alive.
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Oct 13, 2011
 
Ungentle Shakespeare: Scenes from his Life
3.87
liked it
Don't buy a number of things -- and it is not just idolatry.
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Oct 13, 2011
 
Shakespeare's English Kings: History, Chronicle, and Drama
3.90
it was amazing
The gold standard for the (real) history of Shakespeare's kings.
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Oct 12, 2011
 
The Book of William: How Shakespeare's First Folio Conquered the World
4.01
really liked it
Fascinating look into the history of Shakespeare's First Folios.
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Oct 13, 2011
 
The Crucible
3.55
it was amazing
A great play, and the movie with Daniel Day-Lewis does it justice.
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Oct 14, 2011
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