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CollectionsYour library (2,062), Apartment (1,304), Favorites (67), Read (1,242), Currently reading (9), To read (85), Read but unowned (286), Unread (814), Reference (127), Selections Copied (428), Digital Copy (129), Sheetmusic/Chords (48), Cookbooks (78), Children's Books (81), Comic Strips (59), RPG (155), Wishlist (9,007), Probationary Wishlist (27), Connections-Recommendations (10,772), Lost? (16), All collections (12,989)

Reviews42 reviews

Tagsnonfiction (8,984), history (6,637), United States (4,154), fiction (3,745), 20th century (3,127), novel (2,841), ≥40 global ratings (2,601), literature-20th c. (2,575), politics (2,301), translation (2,279) — see all tags

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Recommendations50 recommendations

About meCurrently reading:

About my libraryThere are really two different libraries here. One is my actual physical library, those books are in the "Your Library" collection. The other is aspirational, or rather (since I will never be able to buy all of these books) it is best seen as a personal bibliography of works of interest. I use it to decide what to buy next and to keep track of useful books as I run across them. These books are in the "wishlist" collection. There are also a number of books in the "Read but not Owned" collection which should be fairly self-explanatory.

My interests are eclectic, however they mainly lie in history, labor/class studies, radical politics and literature.

The library is meant to be viewed in LCCN order. I have completed a large tagging project, however, there are certainly errors and I make no pretense of completeness. Most books I've read have ratings with two stars as flawed, three as useful/good but not notable, four as very good/notable and five as excellent/classic.

Books I've read so far this year are here.
Books I plan to read soon are tagged up next. And my extended future reading plans are quixotically labeled StbR (Soon to be Read), it should only take a few years or so.

Suggestions, comments and questions are always appreciated.
(Prompt responses not guaranteed)

Thank you for your interest. Enjoy.

Groups30-something LibraryThingers, A Baby Squirrel Wearing a Cowboy Hat Riding a Golden Retriever P, African/African American Literature, All Books Africa, Amateur Historians, American Civil War, American History, Anarchism, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Board for Extreme Thing Advancesshow all groups

Favorite authorsMichael Albert, James Baldwin, Samuel Beckett, Walden Bello, Saul Bellow, Robin Blackburn, Noam Chomsky, E. L. Doctorow, William Faulkner, Eric Foner, Philip Sheldon Foner, William Gaddis, Günter Grass, E. J. Hobsbawm, bell hooks, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Harper Lee, Nelson Lichtenstein, Staughton Lynd, Gabriel García Márquez, C. Wright Mills, David Montgomery, Kim Moody, Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins, Bertrand Russell, John Steinbeck, E. P. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite librariesArchibald S. Alexander Library, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Favorite listsThe 99% -- Most Readable Non-Fiction, Classics you know you should have read but probably haven't, Favourite Books, Great American Novels

Real nameEric

LocationHighland Park, NJ

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 7, 2006

Currently readingThe Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.
The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns by Robert Burns
Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero with His Treatises on Friendship and Old Age and Letters of Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus by Charles W. Eliot
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
Collected Poems, 1947-1980 by Allen Ginsberg
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