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Waterloo : The Hundred Days (Battles and Histories) by David Chandler
The Great Wall of China, 221 BC-AD 1644 by Stephen R. Turnbull
Parting the Desert : The Creation of the Suez Canal (Vintage) by Zachary Karabell
Rats : a year with New York's most unwanted inhabitants by Robert Sullivan
Pies and Prejudice: In search of the North by Stuart Maconie
An Instance of the Fingerpost. by Iain Pears
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About meThe picture shows the Great Hall of the Austrian National Library which combines some of my things favourite: architecture, art, knowledge, history, museums, Vienna and books (The Austrian National Library's core comes courtesy of Prince Eugene, just as the Library of Congress was built on Thomas Jefferson's library; incidentally, these two are my heroes). Originally of Swiss stock, I am currently living in Vienna, Austria.
About my libraryThe entered books represent my interest in history, management and organization, natural science, literature and art (Missing are the German and French canon, some Italian and most Latin classics, whose future I see as e-texts as soon as a decent and cheap e-reader becomes available.).
GroupsAmerican Civil War, Ancient China, Ancient History, Architext, Evolve!, German Library Thingers, INTJ, Japanese Culture, Legacy Libraries, LibraryThing in German —show all groups, Military History, Nabokov!, Paleontology, Science!, Social science, Swiss Library Thingers, The Turk's Head
Favorite authorsAmbrose Bierce, Jorge Luis Borges, S. E. Finer, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sigmund Freud, Richard Friedenthal, Graham Greene, Thomas Hardy, Hermann Hesse, Franz Kafka, Milan Kundera, Michel de Montaigne, Vladimir Nabokov, Barbara W. Tuchman, Stefan Zweig (Shared favorites)
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Real nameJean-Claude Brunner
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Member sinceJan 21, 2006
Currently readingDie Geburt des Meters. by Denis Guedj