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The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet: Seventh Edition by James Fahey
A Well-ordered Thing: Dmitrii Mendeleev And The Shadow Of The Periodic Table by Michael D. Gordin
Thomas Jefferson and the Changing West: From Conquest to Conservation by James P. Ronda
Traditions of the Navy by Cedric W. Windas
The Story of the Civil War by Red Reeder
The California Heritage Cookbook by The Junior League of Pasadena
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TagsFirst edition in dust jacket (213), BMcC (189), Inscribed (64), First edition (59), Signed (29), Artz Collection (28), First edition in dust jacket. Inscribed. (26), Classics of Naval Literature (24), HBRS (21), Lakeside Classics series (17) — see all tags
About meRetired U.S. National Park Service ranger and park superintendent. Married with two lovely daughters, one grown, one in 4th Grade!
About my libraryI simply love books and libraries! I have been collecting books on western Americana, the US Navy in WWII, the British Army, the fur trade, Russian America, American military history, Lewis and Clark, Thomas Jefferson, and general history, science, and philosophy for about 35 years. I don't know exactly how many books I have, but roughly estimate ~5,000 cloth and paperback books.
GroupsAmerican Civil War, American History, Antiquarian Books, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Books on Books, History Readers: Clio's (Pleasure?) Palace, Lakeside Classics Collectors, LibraryThing Gatherings and Meetups, Military History, Naval History and Fiction —show all groups, Used Books
Favorite authorsEdwin C. Bearss, Daniel J. Boorstin, Winston S. Churchill, Anne Fadiman, William Least Heat-Moon, Thomas Jefferson, Roger G. Kennedy, Rudyard Kipling, Walter Lord, Samuel Eliot Morison, Kenneth Roberts, Robert M. Utley (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresArgonaut Book Shop, Bartleby's Books, Berryville Old Book Shop, Blue Plate Books, Farenheit 451 Booksellers, Four Seasons Books, Lyrical Ballad Bookstore, Old Harbor Books, Powell's City of Books (Portland), The Book Shop, Title Wave Books - Midtown Store, Weller Book Works
Real nameGary J. Candelaria
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceMay 12, 2010
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