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Banished Children of Eve: A Novel of Civil War New York by Peter Quinn
The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer
Lingua Latina: Pars I: Exercitia Latina I by Hans H. Orberg
The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
Visions and Venturers by Theodore Sturgeon
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
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TagsClassic Literature (558), Collectible Edition (516), History (415), Biography (245), Leather-Bound Books (238), Classic Novel (227), Reference (203), Adventure (189), Science Fiction (174), Famous Americans (150) — see all tags
About meAmerican male in his fifties, very happily married, proud father of two daughters. I'm originally from the New York/New Jersey area, but I lived in the Carolinas for eight years and have resided near Chicago since 2005. I usually read history, biographies, and the classics, but I am also fond of adventure novels and early science fiction. My other hobbies include astronomy and music. Betelgeuse (pronounced BET-el-jooz or BEET-el-jooz) is a star found in the constellation Orion.
About my libraryCOLLECTIONS: "My Books" is a catalog of the 1,000+ hardcovers and paperbacks that I keep in my study. "My Kindle Books" represents my digital collection. "Favorites" shows my 5-Star Rated Books, the ones I'd take to the proverbial desert island.
GroupsAmerican Revolution & Founding Fathers History, Ancient History, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Early Science Fiction, Easton Press Collectors, Folio Society devotees, Franklin Library Collectors, Geeks who love the Classics, History Fans, Lakeside Classics Collectors —show all groups, Medieval Europe, Philosophy and Theory, Science Fiction Fans
Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexandre Dumas, Joseph J. Ellis, Ralph Waldo Emerson, David McCullough, John Milton, William Shakespeare, H. G. Wells (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstores57th Street Books, A Peace of the Past, After Word Books, Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Naperville, Colgate Bookstore, Frugal Muse, Glover's Bookery, Half Price Books - Hamburg Pavillion, Half Price Books - Naperville, Horizon Books - Traverse City, Myopic Books, Sandmeyer's Bookstore, Strand Bookstore, The Book Cellar, The Cranbury Bookworm, Town House Books
LocationNaperville, Illinois, USA
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceSep 21, 2008
Currently readingThe Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volumes 1-3 by Edward Gibbon
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