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Project Orion: The True Story of the Atomic Spaceship
3.99
it was amazing
From the late '50s to the mid '60s a group of scientists and engineers, never numbering more than 50, and spending barely $10 million over seven years ...more
May 03, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
 
A Discourse by Three Drunkards on Government
3.67
really liked it
As a student of Japanese history, this is a fascinating book. Nakae Chomin wrote it around the time the Meiji Constitution was promulgated (a fuzzy me ...more
Oct 2005
Dec 09, 2011
 
Kim
3.72
it was amazing
For a novel published in 1900-1901 by an author frequently claimed to be a jingoistic Imperialist, Kim spends a lot of time displaying a great love fo ...more
Dec 19, 2015
Dec 09, 2011
 
Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture
3.61
really liked it
This is a cute book. It manages to avoid being too pithy or too kitschy. It is, hah, in the goldilocks zone. The "teachings" attempt to explain why so ...more
Aug 02, 2012
Aug 02, 2012
 
Watchmen
4.35
really liked it
Re-read this recently, in large part to see what I thought of it on the second read-through. As one would expect, I picked up a lot more symbolism, an ...more
Jul 2012
Jan 22, 2012
 
The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire from the First Century AD to the Third
4.03
really liked it
In this book, Luttwack proposes that the Roman Empire went through three distinct phases in the way it used military power, and argues that these phas ...more
Mar 2005
Dec 09, 2011
 
To the Lighthouse
3.76
liked it
I'm not normally attracted to books without a strong narrative, but this proved to be a very interesting book, with a lot to say about people. While i ...more
Aug 22, 2015
Aug 19, 2015
 
Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
4.06
liked it
A rather interesting look at how war changed the lives of a number of people from the same occupational field (film director). Of particular interest ...more
Jul 18, 2015
Mar 20, 2015
 
A Conspiracy Of Decency: The Rescue Of The Danish Jews During World War II
4.01
it was amazing
One of the few books which deals with the Holocaust and leaves the reader with a positive feeling about humanity. This was the highpoint of my college ...more
Mar 2006
Dec 09, 2011
 
The Bitter Man's Guide to Women
3.81
really liked it
Douglas Adams is always a good time. This is short, to the point, and exactly what the title promised.
May 25, 2014
May 25, 2014
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