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Judy Garland on Judy Garland by Randy L. Schmidt
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Interesting read. To see the evolution in her public persona as presented by the studio early in her career and in the way she presented herself later in life.
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The Plantagenets by Dan Jones
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Learned a lot! Not a quick read if you want to retain anything. There is so much information here.
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Titanic's Last Secrets by Bradford Matsen
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Thoroughly researched and well-written prose. It's rare to read a book about a subject as often written about as the Titanic and discover something new.
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Victory at Yorktown by Newt Gingrich
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The Zunis by The Zuni People
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I bought this at the National Museum of the Native American (part of the Smithsonian) in Washington DC. I was hoping that it would introduced me to Zuni mythology, culture and religion. I wasn't disappointed. It was excellent from start to finish.
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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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Excellent book. Loved the anecdotal mixed with the research. The sociological, cultural, and psychological all woven together nicely.
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Stuff You Missed in History Class by HowStuffWorks
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A poor book; and I'm disappointed to say that. Poorly written and edited. Some information is just wrong: much of the chapter on the Inquisition is incomplete and some just inaccurate. The chapter on Jack the Ripper, which focused extensively on Patr ...more
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Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Ordinary Grace
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Nothing else I can think to say except that I enjoyed it. The tone of the storytelling was subdued but still engaging. The plot was intricate enough but never confusing. The book was just solid and enjoyable.
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Wishful Thinking by Frederick Buechner
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Thoroughly enjoyable, thought-provoking and worth every minute I spent with it.
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