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Dead Right by David Frum
Air Enthusiast 13 by William Green
The Golden Age Remembered: U.S. Naval Aviation, 1919-1941 by W.T. Wooldridge
Guardians of the Sea: History of the United States Coast Guard, 1915 to the Present by Robert Erwin Johnson
Count Not the Dead: Popular Image of the German Submarine by Michael Hadley
Without Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery by Robert William Fogel
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Tagsscience fiction (667), cold war (360), osprey (359), warplanes (327), pre-1983 (299), united states-19th century (281), naval warfare (247), world war ii-western europe (238), fantasy (232), air warfare (229) — see all tags
About meI'm just some guy that lives in the Washington, DC area and who happens to be an archivist, and that's about as much as I care to give away. You can figure out my reading tastes from looking at the list.
About my libraryDue to accidents, deaccessioning, and living in an area well served with libraries, I only own a portion of the the books I'm listing. At least this was the case before the buying binge of the last few years or so! The main thing is that I have years of lists and journal entries tracking my reading that have lacked a home, at least until now; let's just say that some people's libraries are more virtual than others! As for how I rate I figure five stars is a book you should probably own as a generalist, four is worth rereading (or owning if you're a specialist), three is worth reading once, two wasn't all it's cracked up to be, one is that I read this book so you don't have to. If I have a particular quirk of organization it's that I prefer to use the editor as the author instead of just listing these books that produced themselves. Also, books that are yet to be tagged and rated are the de facto "to read" list; I tag and rate everything.
Groups50 Book Challenge, Aerial Warfare, Amateur Historians, American Civil War, Archivists on LibraryThing, Aviation, Books I Hated, Combiners!, Final Frontier - Spaceflight, History Readers: Clio's (Pleasure?) Palace —show all groups, Military History, Naval History and Fiction, Northern Virginia LibraryThingers, Science Fiction Fans, Warships, Washington, DC, What Are You Reading Now?, What did YOU buy today?
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Member sinceDec 22, 2005
Currently readingThe Janus Affair: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel by Pip Ballantine
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