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Member: LamSon

CollectionsYour library (16,658), Spouse (116), Wishlist (76), Read but unowned (11), All collections (16,654)

Reviews104 reviews

TagsSF (3,734), Vietnam War (2,481), American History (1,006), Middle East (966), apocalypse (946), WW 2 (881), Fiction (592), Cold War (463), Series (432), Biography (356) — see all tags

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About meI have been gathering books since I was a little kid. I even went so far as to hide a bookcase in my closet, behind clothes, after my dad said, 'No more bookcases!' He eventually found it.

Fortunately I have a very understanding wife. This has allowed my library to grow with no end in sight with shelf space of nearly .2 miles. When we go on vacations we follow a guide to used bookstores, not a guide to tourist spots.

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About my libraryIn history I tend to focus on 20th century conflict - WW 2, Cold War, Vietnam War, wars of liberation. Within this group my collection on the Vietnam War is the largest in my library.

IMHO everyone should read these books.

Mao: The Unknown Story - Chang, Jung

A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam - Sheehan, Neil

The War That Ended Peace - MacMillan, Margaret

Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World - MacMillan, Margaret

The Fate of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair - Meredith, Martin

The Ends of the Earth: A Journey at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century - Kaplan, Robert D.

Inside Central Asia: A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan - Hiro, Dilip

Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty - Martin, Bradley K.

GroupsFavorite Bookstores, Libraries with bookstores, Science Fiction Fans

Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Niall Ferguson, Jon Hassler, Robert A. Heinlein, Bernd Heinrich, Robert D Kaplan, John McPhee, Conrad Richter, Ferrol Sams, Clifford D. Simak, John Steinbeck, George R. Stewart, Edwin Way Teale (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBook House, BookSmart, Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Midway Book Store, Sixth Chamber Used Books, Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore

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Member sinceMar 1, 2007

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