- WWII (310), American Civil War (175), American History (152), Napoleonic (126), Military History (111), Science Fiction and Fantasy (89), Ancient Rome (68), Medieval History (57), England (48), WWI (47), Historical Fiction (44), General History (44), Tolkien (37), American Revolution (35), Ancient Greece (34), Michigan (31), War of 1812 (27), Russia (26), Classics (21), Britain (19), Maritime (19), Literature (18), Historical Atlas (18), China (15), France (15), Middle East (15), Conan (14), Byzantium (13), Germany (12), 18th c. Europe (12), Japan (12), Ancient History (12), Korean War (11), Spain (10), Asia (10), Central and South America (10), Cold War (10), Vikings (10), Crusades (9), Political Science (9), Hundred Years War (8), Lithuania (8), 17th c. Europe (7), 16th c. Europe (6), Dark Ages (6), Thirty Years War (6), Vietnam (6), Europe (6), Scotland (5), Reformation (5), Native American (5), Essay (5), Immigration (4), Lexicon (4), Renaissance (4), Literary Critique (4), French and Indian War (4), Sweden (3), Poland (3), Religion (3), Middle Ages (3), Myth and Folklore (3), Netherlands (3), 15th c. Europe (3), 16th C. Europe (2), Crimean War (2), Italy (2), Art (2), Caribbean (2), Eastern Europe (2), Portugal (2), 19th c. Europe (1), 14th c. Europe (1), 17th C. Europe (1), Philosophy (1), Iraq (1), Egypt (1), Africa (1), India (1), Ukraine (1), Mexico (1), Hawaii (1), Spanish Civil War (1), Greece (1), Australia (1), 18th C. Europe (1)
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- Jan 2, 2008
- Real Name
- About My Library
- My library reflects an interest in both fiction and non-fiction including: history, Great Lakes history, military history, philosophy, mythology, folklore, classic literature, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, comic books, art and more.
It is going to take some time to catalog my entire collection, so please bear with me. While you are waiting, here are some of my favorite quotes:
When asked by a visitor upon seeing his prodigious private library: "What a lot of books! Have you read them all?"
"No, these are the ones I have to read by the end of the month."
- Umberto Eco, How to Justify a Private Library
- About Me
- I am a lifelong reader and book collector. My childhood was spent adventuring along the shores of the Great Lakes; exploring the colonial era forts, traveling the myriad waterways and investigating Native American culture and lore with my Grandfather, a local historian and anthropologist. Thus was my obsession with history born, resulting in degrees in history, political science and a JD.
My wife and I frequently volunteer our time to help the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Booksale. Truly one of the best used book sales around, you should definitely check it out if you are ever in Chicago's NW suburbs.
My late Grandfather's one published book is listed here on LT, an examination of the Lithuanian immigrant community of his childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
"Growing Up in Old Lithuanian Town" by E.V. Gillis
Pictured is my personal assistant, Corwin the Library Spaniel.
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- Favorite Authors
- Jeremy Black, Jorge Luis Borges, David G. Chandler, Bernard Cornwell, Arthur Conan Doyle, Christopher Duffy, Trevor Nevitt Dupuy, Umberto Eco, Shelby Foote, C. S. Forester, David M. Glantz, Christopher Hibbert, Robert E. Howard, Rudyard Kipling, Patrick O'Brian, Mary Renault, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, Gene Wolfe, Roger Zelazny
- Local Favorites
Bookstores: Chicago Comics
Libraries: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Mount Prospect Public Library, Newberry Library, Northwestern University - Chicago Campus - School of Law - Pritzker Legal Research Center, Park Ridge Public Library, Pritzker Military Library
- Interesting Library