Book Thoughts

A place for me to give my thoughts on books, history, and their influence on my life.

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February
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February 2020
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reviewed: Review of George Washington and the New Nation by James Flexner
Another outstanding entry in the four volume biography of Washington by James Flexner. This volume covers his years from the ...
George Washington and the New Nation, 1783-1793 - James Thomas Flexner
February 2020
09
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reviewed: Review of The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
The third book in the Gamache series - a series I am starting to really love. The story once again takes place in Three Pines...
The Cruelest Month - Louise Penny
January 2020
29
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reviewed: Review of Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden
Joseph Boyden is one of my favorite authors that most people haven't heard of. I love his books. I loved this book too - with...
By Joseph Boyden Through Black Spruce: A Novel (1ST) - Joseph Boyden
January 2020
24
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reviewed: Review of Sulfur Springs by William Kent Krueger
To be honest, this might have been my least favorite entry in this Cork O'Connor series. I love this series and gave this fou...
Sulfur Springs: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series) - William Kent Krueger
January 2020
20
text: Dates?
Forgive me if this has been addressed and I missed it - is anyone else having a problem with the "date read" function for the...
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reviewed: Review of The Big Burn by Timothy Egan
This was, surprisingly, a very good book. I didn't think I would have much interest in an isolated event such as the great f...
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America - Timothy Egan
January 2020
18
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reviewed: Review of Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
This is a very difficult book to rate for me. I loved the characters and the banter between them. I loved setting and the wri...
Red Seas Under Red Skies - Scott Lynch
January 2020
06
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reviewed: Review of Mr. Adams's Last Crusade
John Quincy Adams is what of my favorite people to read about in history. While he might not have had the most successful pre...
Mr. Adams's Last Crusade: The Extraordinary Post-presidential Life of John Quincy Adams - Joseph Wheelan