Category Archives: memoir/ bio

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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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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A Long Way Gone:

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah 2007 / 229 pages read by Ishmael Beah – 7h 48m rating 7 / memoir Beah’s book is a memoir,  but it appears that discrepancies have been found and … Continue reading

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My Promised Land

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of IsraelAri Shavit2013 / 464 pagesrating – ?   – memoir/history Later:  Considering the title, I took this book to be a memoir, not a history or official anything. I took it to … Continue reading

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The Fear:

The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe by Peter Godwin 2010 / 384 pages rating 7.5 –  memoir/political Peter Godwin was born to English parents in Rhodesia part of which became Zimbabwe under Robert Mugawe.  He’s written about this … Continue reading

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Zealot:

 The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan 2013 / 213 pages (Kindle) rating:  8  /non-fict- biography -religion One of many reasons I am a believer is because of the Jews who survived and have often  flourished in … Continue reading

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The Richest Woman in America:

The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age by Janet Wallach 2012/ 304 pages Rating 7 /biography Hetty Green is a fascinating character – at least I’m fascinated.  She was born very well off and was the … Continue reading

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Hetty

Hetty: The Genius and Madness of America’s First Female Tycoon by Charles Slack 2004/288 pages Rating:  8 / biography What a fun book!  I really didn’t expect it to be so entertaining.  And Hetty is a rather surprising woman in some … Continue reading

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The Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

The Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Tim Egan  (US) 2012/384 pages rating  9.25 /history-biography I love reading about American Indian history and culture and I don’t feel I’ve read … Continue reading

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Leftover Lutefisk

Leftover Lutefisk by Art Lee (US) 1984 / 224 pages Rating: 7 / humor I see I have a few days prior to the end of the month so I’m clearing some old books off the TBR shelf – reading … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson: Author of America

Thomas Jefferson: Author of America by Christopher Hitchens 2005/196 pages Rating:  9 This is more of a long biographical essay than a biography as such.  It’s a short book,  Hitchens’  ideas are well supported,  but there are no source notes. … Continue reading

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Jefferson: The Art of Power

Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham biography 2012 / 800 pages rating:  8 This is coming up on the All-nonfiction list and at the time I stared I thought I’d get a head start.  Took me several weeks … Continue reading

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