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The Dragon Wakes: China and the West 1793-1911 by Christopher Hibbert
Theodore Roosevelt: The Rough Riders/An Autobiography (Library of America) by Theodore Roosevelt
The Great Reversal: The Privatization of China, 1978-1989 by William Hinton
The Great Chinese Revolution: 1800-1985 by John King Fairbank
Cimarron Rose by James Lee Burke
State of siege by Eric Ambler
The Mind by Richard Md Restak
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About meI am an attorney and a life long reader. I am a sole practitioner with a general practice. My primary reading interest has always been history. I have read in many areas of history studying different topics. Some years ago I developed chronic health problems that have made a big change in my life. I am now able to work after developing lifestyle adaptations and a judicious medication profile. Reading is a perfect avocation for someone in my situation. I enjoy the groups on LT and have met some good people here who have helped widen my reading horizons. I am married and my wife is an artist who works in miniatures. She has won many prizes for her work and has pieces in museums for miniatures. She is opening up a website soon. We have two sons who are on their own and doing well.
About my libraryMy LibraryThing catalog contains all of the books that I presently own. I have one room with book shelves all around and my recliner in the middle. History books are almost 25% of my library. I subscribe to Library of America and have about 200 of their books including the American Poets Project series. This year I am concentrating on reading books I have owned for three years or more. I enjoy audio books and have started reading e-books. I still have a few books from when I was as young as ten years old.
GroupsAmerican Civil War, American History, American Revolution & Founding Fathers History, Ancient China, Ancient History, Club Read 2013, Club Read 2014, History Fans, History: On learning from and writing history, Humor —show all groups, Library of America Subscribers, Military History
Favorite authorsEric Ambler, Isaiah Berlin, Albert Camus, Bruce Catton, Raymond Chandler, Jules Feiffer, M. I. Finley, Shelby Foote, Robert van Gulik, Dashiell Hammett, Robert A. Heinlein, Richard Hofstadter, Homer, William James, William H. McNeill, Eugene O'Neill, David M. Potter, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Jonathan D. Spence, Josephine Tey, Barbara W. Tuchman, Edmund Wilson, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresBooks Again, Inc.
Favorite librariesRobert W. Woodruff Library (Emory University)
Other favoritesAJC Decatur Book Festival
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
Real nameBill Rucker
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceDec 13, 2006
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