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Cities by John Reader
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Dracula by Bram Stoker
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Actually, I enjoyed Dracula over the last several months by way of a "real time" blog presentation of the novel at http://dracula-feed.blogspot.com/
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Tamerlane by Justin Marozzi
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The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
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a childhood fave of m's...not unreadable, but more valuable for its biographical connection to m than any intrinsic quality
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Genghis by Conn Iggulden
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These Genghis novelizations are fun. However, I was annoyed and disappointed by the author's inexplicable decision to refer to the Persians and Persianized Turks encountered by the Mongols in this installment as Arabs, e.g., the Khwarezmids were deci ...more
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Gengis by Conn Iggulden
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Genghis by Conn Iggulden
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The American Years by Brian Boyd
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I read parts of this for my undergraduate thesis.--Finally got around to reading the whole thing cover to cover. Now I'm ready for the highly anticipated publication of _The Original of Laura_.
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Vladimir Nabokov by Brian Boyd
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I read parts of this for my undergraduate thesis.--Finally got around to reading the whole thing cover to cover.
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The Eye by Vladimir Nabokov
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This was a re-re-re-re-reading (I used to teach it at the end of my "Great Books II" course at Queens College).
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