Category Archives: non-fiction

1177: The Year Civilization Collapsed

1177:  The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric H. Cline 2014 / 253 pages read by Andy Caploe / 8h 3m Rating:  8.5  / ancient history-anthropology I’ve read only a wee tad about Ancient Egypt and the Late Bronze Age,   certainly not … Continue reading

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Being Mortal:

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande 2014 / 282 pages read by Robert Patoff  9h 3m rating:  9 / nonfiction (health – medicine) (read and listened) Medicine is a mess with many many parts- … Continue reading

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Savage Harvest:

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman 2014 / 323 pages read by Joe Barrett 9h 18m rating:  8 / non-fiction – travel/ true crime (I both read and … Continue reading

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The Wars of the Roses:

The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones 2014 / 416 pages read by John Curless 15h 7m rating 9 / history – England 15th century (I both read and … Continue reading

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Einstein: His Life and Universe

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson 2007 / 704 pages read by Edward Herrmann 21h 30m rating:  8.75 – nonfiction / biography Nice biography,  but I’ve come to expect that from Isaacson having read his books on Steve … Continue reading

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Moneyball:

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis 2003 / 288 pages read by Scott Brick 10h 26m rating:  8.75 / nonfiction – baseball-tech What in the world is a nice girl like me doing reading a … Continue reading

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The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones 2012 / 580 pages read by Clive Chafer/ 20h 49m rating: 9 – history of England “The prince was drunk.”   So begins Jones fast-paced, bloody  and insightful … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Human Existence

The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson 2013 / 208 pages read by Jonathan Hogan 5h 6m rating – 8.5  / nonfiction – science philosophy (I both read and listened to this one) Read for the All-Nonfiction reading … Continue reading

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The Innovators:

The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson 2014 / 560 pages Rating 9.25 / nonfiction – science Very interesting book on how the computer, as we know it, came to be … Continue reading

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The World’s Strongest Librarian

The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength and the Power of Family by Josh Hanagarne 2013 / 30 pages Read by Stephen R. Thorne 8h 34m Rating: 7/ memoir Funny.  Funny, funny, funny and with a very … Continue reading

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Gospel Truth

Gospel Truth: The New Image of Jesus Emerging from Science and History, and Why It Matters by Russell Shorto 1997 (2012) / 305 pages Rating:  7.5 / history- New Testament Having enjoyed Shorto’s much more recent book, Amsterdam:A History of the … Continue reading

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Factory Man:

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local and Helped Save an American Town by Beth Macy 2014 / 442 pages (Kindle) rating: 8.5 / nonfiction-business “Between 2001 and 2012, 63,300 American factories closed their doors and five million … Continue reading

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