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CollectionsYour library (2,276), Currently reading (11), Read but unowned (3,622), All collections (5,868)

Reviews1,741 reviews

Tagsscience fiction (771), cold war (443), osprey (437), warplanes (380), united states-19th century (355), fantasy (342), pre-1983 (302), naval warfare (295), world war i (289), world war ii-western europe (281) — see all tags

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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 last decade or so! 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.

Groups50 Book Challenge, Aerial Warfare, Amateur Historians, American Civil War, Archivists on LibraryThing, Aviation, Book Recommendations Requests, Books I Hated, Combiners!, Final Frontier - Spaceflightshow 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 readingThe Moons of Barsk by Lawrence M. Schoen
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
The Trouble with Women Artists: Reframing the History of Art by Laure Adler
Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe by Judith Herrin
American Secret Projects 3: U.S. Airlifters Since 1962 by George Cox
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