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Member: Shrike58

CollectionsYour library (1,916), Currently reading (9), Read but unowned (3,339), All collections (5,226)

Reviews1,334 reviews

Tagsscience fiction (719), cold war (400), osprey (396), warplanes (352), united states-19th century (313), pre-1983 (301), fantasy (274), naval warfare (270), world war ii-western europe (258), united states-20th century (252) — see all tags

MediaNot set (19), Book (5,206), Paper Book (5,049), Other (1)

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Recommendations10 recommendations

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.

For those of you who are curious my icon is a Curtiss A-18 Shrike; a 1930s warplane

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 decade! 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?) Palaceshow all groups

Favorite listsRecommend the 20 best books you've read in the last five years

LocationArlington, Va.

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Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 22, 2005

Currently readingStrike from the Sea: U.S. Navy Attack Aircraft from Skyraider to Super Hornet, 1948-Present by Tommy H. Thomason
Cibola Burn (The Expanse) by James S.A. Corey
The Italian Army and the First World War (Armies of the Great War) by John Gooch
The Romanian Battlefront in World War I (Modern War Studies (Hardcover)) by Glenn E. Torrey
The Just City (Thessaly) by Jo Walton
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