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Member: davidt8

CollectionsWishlist (160), Currently reading (43), To read (12), Read but unowned (2), All collections (903)

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Tagsnon-fiction (404), fiction (187), history (103), war (95), England (92), historical fiction (74), mystery (72), Islam (70), sea (65), politics (63) — see all tags

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Recommendations15 recommendations

GroupsCombiners!, HMS Surprise, Political Conservatives

Favorite authorsOwen Biddle, Philip Bobbitt, Patricia Hetter Kelso, Louis O. Kelso, Michelle Malkin, Patrick O'Brian, Richard A. Posner (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Philadelphia - Walnut Street, Bookhaven, Borders - Philadelphia - Avenue of Arts, Friends of the Free Library Book Corner, Lafayette College Store, Pilot House Nautical Books & Charts

Favorite librariesFree Library of Philadelphia - Central Library, Free Library of Philadelphia - Independence Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia - Kingsessing Branch, National Constitution Center, Ventnor Branch, Atlantic County Libraries

Other favoritesFree Library Festival

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Real nameDavid

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Member sinceMay 18, 2008

Currently readingTerror and Consent : The Wars for the Twenty-First Century by Philip Bobbitt
A Weekend with Warren Buffett: And Other Shareholder Meeting Adventures by Randy Cepuch
Murdered by Mumia : a life sentence of loss, pain, and injustice by Maureen Faulkner
The Bin Ladens : an Arabian family in the American century by Steve Coll
Cruise of the Conrad by Alan Villiers
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Good deal. Thanks for the clarification. (Nice photo, by the way!)
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This photo is my own work, and I dedicate it to the public domain. Member DavidT8, March 24, 2010
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Please provide evidence of 1) permission to use on LT, 2) license applicable to LT, or 3) public domain status.
Thanks for the pointer, David. Actually I've already got the book in my read stack, but it's always nice to get recommendations.
Thus far, I've found the tips on advanced editing to be most useful. For example, I didn't know that it was possible to change the sort order of an article within just one category, which may help me with a problem I'd been having. I already knew most of the basic editing stuff from messing around on Wikipedia, but it's good to have a refresher, from time to time.
david, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. We're currently out of state and so don't have access to my library. We're returning home this weekend and will be able to check then if you're still interested.
Well, one example is the Collingswood Book Trader.

The files are aligned portrait style in my preview, so I don't want to fiddle with them by rotating the image.
Thanks for adding the interior pictures of the German Society's library. I think they look great.

I finally got around to taking some pictures of South Jersey libraries (and a couple of book stores) and have added them to the site. For some reason, though, they only like landscape format, so a couple of the pictures are on their side for now. I'll fix them up when I figure out how to re-orient them.
In Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes makes some deductions about a man from examining his cane, a type called a "Penang Lawyer." I'm a lawyer and I love Sherlock Holmes.
My bad--1919. Must be a second edition.
Thank you for your comment. However, I am holding one of the volumes in my hand, and it is indeed by Francis A. March, Ph.D., and was published in MCMXIX, which, according to my possibly shaky translation of the Roman numerals is 1918.

Perhaps it's not YOUR Francis A. March?
Hi - My explanation of how to get Amazon to make corrections is here, but it never did get to a wiki, at least not that I know of. One of these days I should figure out how to do that, if I could just drag myself away from combining and adding CK info (

I have found that "canonical author name" and "canonical title" do wonders for suppressing other people's messes - especially as we are prohibited from contacting the offenders.
The author page for Matthew Parker already acknowledges that there are multiple authors with the same name. The one you're looking for is Matthew Parker (1).
Oh, Malaysia has been in my top 10 list of places to visit ever since I read a Town like Alice.
Wow, Mandarin that's a challenge. I once taught English to a Japanese guy in Germany. Stan and Jan Berenstain's "Bears in The Night" is good for teaching preposititions (with).
The photo on my profile is of the moors in the town I grew up in in England. Here in Georgia the hills all seem to be tree covered.
"Unfortunately, urgent tasks tend to drive out important ones, until they too become either moot or urgent."
That is the story of my life!

I looked at the books we have in common - a whopping 3 - but it made me laugh. Pride and Prejudice and The cat in the Hat.
Yes and I really should go and do that but I keep procrastinating.
Thankyou. I thought my local library system might have it but I have lost my PIN number that allows me to access all their online content!
Hi Well when I entered a book that seemed reasonably popular but mine came up saying I owned the only copy on LT, I clicked on the author name and it brought up all the details of the author and the list of books by that author on LT. And sure enough, there was a block of books the same as mine - sometimes several thousand other LT members had it! - and there was mine, all by itself. So I clicked on "separate/combine" and ticked my copy and the group of others, and combined them. And voila! I got points for doing this! But I wanted to do it becasue then I have access to all the covers that other members have uploaded, and it saves me having to scan my cover in, if someone else has a copy with the same cover. Also it helps in the list of other libraries similar to mine.
Hi David. I tried to remove one of my Breaking Dawn reviews, and both ended up deleted. So I've added it back. We'll see what happens. Thanks for letting me know about it.
I would love to see Robert Heinlein's A MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS or STARSHIP TROOPERS or TUNNEL IN THE SKY added to a high school reading list. I think STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND is still too controversial for inclusion. I'm thinking about making THE MOON IS a mandatory supplemental book for my American Government class.
I enjoy some of the events at the Central library. I am hoping to see Marcella Hazan in October. Hopefully to get a book signed and who knows maybe another great recipe.
Hi! I just noticed that you added Islandia and gave it a high number of stars. It's my favorite book. Welcome to LibraryThing, and Happy Reading!
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