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CollectionsYour library (1,929), Currently reading (11), Read but unowned (3,360), All collections (5,260)

Reviews1,361 reviews

Tagsscience fiction (722), cold war (401), osprey (401), warplanes (354), united states-19th century (312), pre-1983 (302), fantasy (280), naval warfare (274), world war ii-western europe (259), world war i (257) — see all tags

MediaNot set (20), Book (5,239), Paper Book (5,084), Other (1)

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Recommendations16 recommendations

About meI'm just some guy that lives in the Washington, DC area and who happens to be an archivist, and that's about as much as I care to give away. You can figure out my reading tastes from looking at the list.

For those of you who are curious my icon is a Curtiss A-18 Shrike; a 1930s warplane

About my libraryDue to accidents, deaccessioning, and living in an area well served with libraries, I only own a portion of the the books I'm listing. At least this was the case before the buying binge of the decade! The main thing is that I have years of lists and journal entries tracking my reading that have lacked a home, at least until now; let's just say that some people's libraries are more virtual than others! As for how I rate I figure five stars is a book you should probably own as a generalist, four is worth rereading (or owning if you're a specialist), three is worth reading once, two wasn't all it's cracked up to be, one is that I read this book so you don't have to. If I have a particular quirk of organization it's that I prefer to use the editor as the author instead of just listing these books that produced themselves. Also, books that are yet to be tagged and rated are the de facto "to read" list; I tag and rate everything.

Groups50 Book Challenge, Aerial Warfare, Amateur Historians, American Civil War, Archivists on LibraryThing, Aviation, Books I Hated, Combiners!, Final Frontier - Spaceflight, History Fansshow all groups

Favorite listsRecommend the 20 best books you've read in the last five years

LocationArlington, Va.

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Member sinceDec 22, 2005

Currently readingCibola Burn (The Expanse) by James S.A. Corey
The Business of War: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe by David Parrott
Warships After Washington: The Development of the Five Major Fleets, 1922-1930 by John Jordan
Every Day a Nightmare: American Pursuit Pilots in the Defense of Java, 1941-1942 (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series) by William H. Bartsch
The Just City (Thessaly) by Jo Walton
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