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Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
it was ok
I REALLY wanted to like Lone Survivor. I mean, it's theoretically about a guy who survives an ambush by the Taliban when his teammates do not, goes on ...more
Jun 16, 2008
Jun 05, 2008
Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon
liked it
That the author was so present in the telling of this story was both its best and worst feature. He brings context to events and circumstances, but he ...more
May 19, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
it was amazing
Absolutely marvelous book. Hillenbrand is an exceptional researcher, and she somehow translates her piles of research into a breathless adventure (aid ...more
Apr 03, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
liked it
The subject matter is obviously important, and I admire Alice Sebold's willingness to tell such a tough and personal story. She captures her rape and ...more
Dec 2007
Jul 27, 2007
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
really liked it
This memoir is devastating but incredibly important. Most interesting to me was Beah's description of his rehabilitation process and those who assiste ...more
Feb 2008
Jan 02, 2008
Colditz: The Definitive History: The Untold Story of World War II's Great Escapes
it was amazing
Colditz recounts Allied escape attempts from a high profile POW prison in Germany during WW2. The anecdotes -often hilarious - inspire the reader thro ...more
May 2007
May 14, 2007
liked it
This was one of the most emotionally difficult books I have ever read. I don't know how people survive the experiences described in this book and go o ...more
Sep 30, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
it was amazing
Jun 04, 2009
Feb 03, 2009
really liked it
Jul 23, 2015
Feb 15, 2011
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
it was amazing
Apr 2007
May 15, 2007
We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance
not set
Sep 12, 2007
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