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In the Hurricane's Eye by Nathaniel Philbrick
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In the Hurricane's Eye by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Full disclosure: I received this book as an ARC. Here is my take.

“In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown” by Nathaniel Philbrick was very entertaining. When writing on a subject with such scope - an autho
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Pacific Crucible by Ian W. Toll
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This tale is an especially well written narrative of a familiar story to most Americans and students of history ... the attack on Pearl Harbor and the beginning of the war in the Pacific. But it is much more.

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Six Frigates by Ian W. Toll
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Thoroughly entertaining narrative of the founding of the U.S. Navy and its early adventures leading up to and through the War of 1812. The book uses the six frigates built by the nascent U.S. Navy as its touchstone, and develops all the personalities ...more
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Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich
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Just can't get up the verve to finish this tome. I read her "Voices from Chernobyl," loved it, and gave it 5 stars...I appreciated the way she weaved a story out of the different interviews and oral histories in her 1997 book which weighed in at 226 ...more
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Confederate Engineer by George G. Kundahl
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Very much a niche book, but well-written and very entertaining. This tale is about Confederate engineers and their work during the American Civil War. While similar efforts undoubtedly went on with engineers devoted to the Union, this narrative is im ...more
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On Bended Knees by Bill   Cunningham
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This is another narrative about Night Riders, a tale of tobacco growers in western Kentucky and Tennessee banding together to fight the Duke monopoly. With Duke manipulating tobacco prices, the growers fought back the only way they could: refusing to ...more
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The Tobacco Night Riders Of Kentucky And Tennessee, 1905 1909 by James O. Nall
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Night Riders symbolized a brief period of violence in the early 1900s in western Kentucky and Tennessee where tobacco growers banded together to achieve fair prices for their crops. Much like John D. Rockefeller accomplished in assembling a monopoly ...more
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John D. Rockefeller's Secret Weapon by Albert Z. Carr
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While this book took me a long time to finish, it was other business that delayed me...this was a good book. I am not giving anything away by sharing that JDR's secret weapon was the railroad tank car...and this book is essentially a corporate histor ...more
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