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Holy Smoke by G.Cabera Infante
Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade by James Reston Jr.
Dissonance: The Turbulent Days Between Fort Sumter and Bull Run by David Detzer
Patterns of War Through the Eighteenth Century by Larry H. Addington
Waterloo 1815: The Birth of Modern Europe (Campaign) by Geoff Wootten
Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands (P.S.) by Michael Chabon
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TagsWWII (310), American Civil War (171), American History (152), Napoleonic (126), Military History (111), Science Fiction and Fantasy (82), Ancient Rome (68), Medieval History (56), England (48), WWI (47) — see all tags
About meI am a lifelong reader and book collector. My childhood was spent adventuring along the shores of the Great Lakes; exploring the colonial era forts, traveling the myriad waterways and investigating Native American culture and lore with my Grandfather, a local historian and anthropologist. Thus was my obsession with history born, resulting in degrees in history, political science and a JD.
About my libraryMy library reflects an interest in both fiction and non-fiction including: history, Great Lakes history, military history, philosophy, mythology, folklore, classic literature, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, comic books, art and more.
Favorite authorsJeremy Black, Jorge Luis Borges, David G. Chandler, Bernard Cornwell, Arthur Conan Doyle, Christopher Duffy, Trevor N. Dupuy, Umberto Eco, Shelby Foote, C. S. Forester, David M. Glantz, Christopher Hibbert, Robert E. Howard, Rudyard Kipling, Patrick O'Brian, Mary Renault, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, Gene Wolfe, Roger Zelazny (Shared favorites)
Favorite librariesArlington Heights Memorial Library, Mount Prospect Public Library, Newberry Library, Northwestern University - Chicago Campus - School of Law - Pritzker Legal Research Center, Park Ridge Public Library, Pritzker Military Library
LocationChicago Park Ridge
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceJan 2, 2008
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