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Member: abueno

Books2,767 books cataloged

About meFluent in German, Spanish, French.
I also have a strong interest in genealogy. My dog Bella (see picture) is a source of joy in my life.

About my libraryMy library's strong points are atlases, history, religion, international relations, genocide studies, and genealogy related books. Historical atlases are a particular vice. In the history field, my library is strongest in ancient Greece & Rome, medieval and modern Europe, Latin America, and the US South.
I also have a pretty excellent and growing collection of genealogy books related to the Pfalz (Palatinate) region of Germany, certain regions of Switzerland, and Colombia.
My library is pretty deficient in fiction.
Oh yeah, and all the books listed here are actually in my library, as opposed to being books that I'd like to own.

Favorite authorsHarm J. De Blij, Christopher R. Browning, Peter Brown, William Dalrymple, Bart D. Ehrman, Niall Ferguson, Norman G. Finkelstein, Gershom Gorenberg, Jim Grimsley, Raul Hilberg, Adam Hochschild, Philip Jenkins, Hubertus Knabe, Hans K√ľng, Mark Mazower, Samantha Power, Simon Winchester, Michela Wrong, Michele Wucker (Shared favorites)

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Real nameAlex

LocationDielheim, Germany

Account typeprivate, lifetime

Member sinceDec 1, 2006

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Any books you would especially recommend for someone interested in the history of Heidelberg during the late 15th and early 16th centuries? I have Cser's Kleine Geschichte and have read the Manuale Scholarium (which is very cool!). I was also thrilled to discover the university's matriculation registers online. Do you know if there's anything that focuses especially on the professors during that time period?
Noticed you liked Fight Club, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's also about a disturbed bunch of kids and a bit dark :) I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:


Hi Alex,

I was hoping that you might be able to recommend a good atlas on Medieval Europe.

Did you finish law school? Are you unpacked in Germany? (I think unpacking is worse than packing, and neither are fun.)

Have a great summer!

- Noel
Thanks for the compliment abueno.....a great website, heh?
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