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17/2/18 Understanding Movies: The Art and History of Film by Raphael Shargel ★★★★+
17/2/11 Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson ★★★★+
17/2/6 Jack London: An American Life by Earle Labor ★★★
17/1/11 Lysander and Sulla by Plutarch ★★★★★
17/1/8 The Paramount films of Preston Sturges: a descriptive analysis of eight films written, directed and produced by Preston Sturges for Paramount between 1940-44 by Benjamin Dana Maiden ★★★★
17/1/4 Paramount pictures and the people who made them by I. G. Edmonds and Reiko Mimura ★★★★
16/12/9 As You Wish by Cary Elwes: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride ★★★★★
16/12/9 My Days With Errol Flynn: The Autobiography of Stuntman Buster Wiles ★★★★
16/12/2 Moving Pictures: Memories of a Hollywood Prince by Budd Schulberg ★★★★★
16/11/25 From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History part III by Kenneth J. Hammond ★★★★★
16/11/6 A History of the World in 12 Maps by Jerry Brotton ★★
16/10/26 The Great Divide: The Conflict between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation by Thomas Fleming ★★★
16/10/26 From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History part II by Kenneth J. Hammond ★★★★
16/10/15 From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History by Kenneth J. Hammond ★★★★★
16/10/8 The Road to Rome by Robert Emmet Sherwood ★★★★★
16/10/4 Hannibal's dynasty: power and politics in the western Mediterranean, 247-183 BC by Dexter Hoyos ★★★★★
16/9/30 The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones by Thomas Asbridge ★★★★★
16/9/9 Alcibiades and Coriolanus by Plutarch ★★★★
16/9/3 Mozart's Journey to Prague by Eduard Mörike ★★★
16/9/2 Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble by Dan Lyons ★★★★★
16/9/1 The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon: An Elusive World Wonder Traced by Stephanie Dalley ★★★★★
16/8/24 Tennessee Williams: mad pilgrimage of the flesh by John Lahr ★★★★★
16/8/21 Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention by Mary Sarah Bilder ★★★★★
16/8/3 The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government by Fergus M. Bordewich ★★★★
16/7/7 Great Presidents, part 1 by Allan J. Lichtman ★★★
16/6/28 Star Trek Voyager: A Vision of the Future by Stephen Edward Poe ★★★★
16/6/26 King Arthur: History and Legend by Dorsey Armstrong ★★★
16/6/19 Dictator by Robert Harris ★★★+
16/6/11 The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay & Diaries by Emma Thompson and Lindsay Doran ★★★★★
16/6/6 Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation by Ammon Shea ★★★
16/5/26 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [abridged] by Edward Gibbon ★★★
16/5/11 Casablanca Companion: The Movie Classic and Its Place in History by Richard Osborne ★★★★
16/5/7 Captains' Logs Supplemental: The Only One-volume Guide to Deep Space Nine, Voyager and the New Next Generation Movie [Voyager portion] by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman [★★★★★]
16/5/5 Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson ★★★★+
16/4/11 High Noon: The Inside Story of Scott McNealy and the Rise of Sun Microsystems by Karen Southwick ★★★★
16/3/25 Wrath of the Furies by Steven Saylor ★★+
16/3/21 Andrew Jackson by Sean Wilentz ★★★★★
16/3/18 Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed by John F. Ross ★★★★
16/3/10 The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization and Cultural Change, 950-1350 by Robert Bartlett ★★★★
16/3/6 The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika by Xenophon ★★★★★
16/2/29 The Midnight Circus by Peter Collinson ★★★★
16/2/24 Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson ★★★★+
16/2/23 Witches of Venice by Beni Montresor ★★★
16/2/18 Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History by Margaret MacMillan ★★
16/2/11 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Thomas F. Madden ★★★
16/1/29 69 A.D.: The Year of Four Emperors by Gwyn Morgan ★★★★★
16/1/27 Hebrews, Greeks and Romans: Foundations of Western Civilization by Timothy Shutt ★★
16/1/22 American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham ★★★
16/1/19 Keeping the Republic: Ideology and Early American Diplomacy by Robert W. Smith ★★★★
16/1/17 Scipio: A Novel by Ross Leckie ★★★
15/12/27 Great minds of the Western intellectual tradition: The Enlightenment and its critics, Part 4 by various ★★
15/12/23 The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck ★★★★★
15/12/21 Ancient Greek civilization, Part 2 by Jeremy McInerney ★★★
15/12/13 The Dawn of Political History: Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War by Fred E. Baumann ★★★★
15/12/6 Great Battles of the Ancient World by Garrett G. Fagan, part 2 ★★★★★
15/12/2 The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower ★★★★★
15/11/29 In Bed with Gore Vidal: Hustlers, Hollywood, and the Private World of an American Master by Tim Teeman ★★★★
15/11/28 The Peloponnesian War by Kenneth Harl, part 3 ★★★★
15/11/23 The Peloponnesian War by Kenneth Harl, part 2 ★★★★
15/11/20 The Peloponnesian War by Kenneth Harl, part 1 ★★★★
15/11/15 Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal by Jay Parini ★★★★★
15/11/13 Great Battles of the Ancient World by Garrett G. Fagan, part 1 ★★★★★
15/11/11 How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie ★★★
15/11/6 Power Over People: Classical and Modern Political Theory, Part 2 by Dennis Dalton ★★★★
15/11/2 Reilly of the White House by Michael F. Reilly ★★★★★
15/10/28 Power Over People: Classical and Modern Political Theory, Part 1 by Dennis Dalton ★★★★
15/10/20 Bodie Bonanza: The True Story of a Flamboyant Past by Warren Loose ★★★★
15/9/27 My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk ★★★★
15/9/27 I Don't Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer ★
15/9/24 The real Wizard of Oz: the life and times of L. Frank Baum by Rebecca Loncraine ★★★★★
15/9/22 Starling of the White House: the story of the man whose Secret service detail guarded five presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Franklin D. Roosevelt / as told to Thomas Sugrue by Colonel Edmund W. Starling ★★★★★
15/9/9 Handbook for an Unpredictable Life by Rosie Perez ★★★★
15/9/7 The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps by Benjamin B. Olshin ★★★★
15/9/1 The War for Late Night: When Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy by Bill Carter ★★★★★
15/8/20 Dead Wake by Erik Larson ★★★★★
15/8/17 The Eyes of Aurora by Albert A. Bell Jr. ★★★★
15/7/24 Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations by Kenneth Harl ★★★★★
15/7/18 Challenges for Game Designers by Brenda Brathwaite and Ian Schreiber ★★★
15/7/17 The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book by Peter Finn ★★★
15/7/7 How Few Remain by Harry Turtledove ★★★★
15/7/5 Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life by Peter Ackroyd ★★★★★
15/6/25 Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor, part 2 by Kenneth Harl ★★★★★
15/6/21 The Greek Commonwealth: Politics and economics in fifth-century Athens by Alfred Zimmern ★★★★★
15/6/18 Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor, part 1 by Kenneth Harl ★★★★★
15/6/13 The hard thing about hard things: building a business when there are no easy answers by Ben Horowitz ★★
15/5/31 Ancient Greek civilization, Part 1 by Jeremy McInerney ★★★★
15/5/31 Walled Orchard by Tom Holt ★★★★
15/5/29 The Greek and Persian Wars, part 2 by John R. Hale ★★★★
15/5/27 Greek legacy: classical origins of the modern world by Daniel N. Robinson ★★
15/5/18 Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 ★
15/5/15 The Birth of Politics: Eight Greek and Roman Political Ideas and Why They Matter by Melissa Lane ★★★
15/5/15 Icons of the Iron Age: The Celts in History by Susan A. Johnston ★★★
15/5/12 Goatsong by Tom Holt ★★★★★
15/5/4 The Greek and Persian Wars, part 1 by John R. Hale ★★★★
15/4/30 White House Diary by Jimmy Carter ★★★★
15/4/27 Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough ★★★
15/4/23 Alphabetical : how every letter tells a story by Michael Rosen ★★★★
15/4/3 Presidential Courage by Michael Beschloss ★★★
15/3/28 Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me by Chelsea Handler ★
15/3/24 How I Got This Way by Regis Philbin ★★★★
15/3/14 The Mystery of the Great Pyramid, part 1 by Edgar Jacobs ★★★
15/3/7 Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick ★★★
15/3/7 James A. Garfield: The 20th President, 1881 by Ira Rutkow ★★★★
15/3/5 Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz ★★
15/3/1 Athens: A Portrait of the City in Its Golden Age by Christian Meier ★★★★★
15/2/27 How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg ★★
15/2/23 Rutherford B. Hayes by Hans Trefousse ★★★
15/2/14 The Men Who United the States by Simon Winchester ★★
15/2/5 The Founding Fathers Reconsidered by R.B. Bernstein ★★★★
15/1/27 The founding fathers and the politics of character by Andrew S. Trees ★★★
15/1/25 How to listen to and understand opera, Part 4 by Robert Greenberg ★★★★★
15/1/20 How to listen to and understand opera, Part 1 by Robert Greenberg ★★★★★
15/1/18 Scandals and Glory: Politics in the 1800s by Zachary Chastain ★
15/1/17 William McKinley by Kevin Phillips ★★★★
15/1/10 Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution by Professor Thomas L. Pangle ★★★★
15/1/9 The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin ★★★
14/12/30 Chester Alan Arthur by Zachary Karabell and Arthur M. Schlesinger ★★★★
14/12/20 The Cabinet Politician: The Postmasters General, 1829-1909 by Dorothy G. Fowler ★★★★
14/11/9 The First Family Detail by Ronald Kessler ★★★★★
14/11/1 Mythology by Edith Hamilton ★★★★★
14/10/25 Robert J. Walker, Imperialist by William Edward Dodd ★★★
14/10/21 History of American Presidential Elections 1789-1968, volume 3 edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, jr. ★★★★★
14/10/15 How to listen to and understand opera, Part 3 by Robert Greenberg ★★★★★
14/10/10 History of American Presidential Elections 1789-1968, volume 2 edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, jr. ★★★★★
14/9/30 The Love Boat Lady by Sheila Farrell Murray ★★★★
14/9/24 The Cycles of American History by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. ★★★★★
14/9/23 Full Circle by Michael Palin ★★★★★
14/9/12 Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, part 7, 2nd Edition by James A.W. Heffernan ★★★
14/8/29 Filibustering: A Political History of Obstruction in the House and Senate by Gregory Koger ★★★★★
14/8/20 Who's on Worst? The Lousiest Players, Biggest Cheaters, Saddest Goats and Other Antiheroes in Baseball History by Filip Bondy ★
14/8/18 Herodotus: The Histories by Herodotus (John M. Marincola, Aubrey De Selincourt) ★★★★★
14/8/11 Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence by Joseph Ellis ★★★★
14/7/28 NPR Laughter Therapy: A Comedy Collection for the Chronically Serious by NPR ★★★
14/7/23 Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities by Frank Jacobs ★★★★
14/7/16 On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome, with Love and Pasta by Jen Lin-Liu ★★
14/7/11 The Cabinet Politician: The Postmasters General, 1829-1909 by Dorothy G. Fowler ★★★★
14/7/9 The Liberty Amendments by Mark Levin ★
14/7/7 The Story of Human Language, part 1 by John McWhorter ★★★+
14/6/28 Raiders of the Nile by Steven Saylor ★★★
14/6/18 Failures of the Presidents: From the Whiskey Rebellion and War of 1812 to the Bay of Pigs and War in Iraq by Thomas J. Craughwell ★★★
14/6/11 This is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life by Gavin McLeod ★★★
14/6/10 The Keys to the White House: A Surefire Guide to Predicting the Next President (2008) by Allan J. Lichtman ★★★★★
14/5/29 The Origins of American Public Finance: Debates over Money, Debt, and Taxes in the Constitutional Era, 1776-1836 by Donald R. Stabile ★★★★
14/5/27 Let's just say it wasn't pretty by Diane Keaton ★★
14/5/23 Old man river: the Mississippi River in North American history by Paul Schneider ★★
14/5/23 First Family: Abigail and John Adams by Joseph Ellis ★★★
14/5/19 Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians by Robert W. Merry ★★
14/5/17 Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by The Countess of Carnarvon ★★★★
14/5/6 The Man Who Saw a Ghost: The Life and Work of Henry Fonda by Devin McKinney ★★★★
14/5/1 The cinema of Preston Sturges: a critical study by Alessandro Pirolini ★★★★
14/4/19 Marvel Comics: the untold story by Sean Howe ★★★★+
14/4/14 Great authors of the western literary tradition, Part 6, literature of the 19th century by James Heffernan ★★★
14/3/31 Great authors of the western literary tradition, Part 5, Neoclassic literature and the 18th century by Susan Sage Heinzelman ★★★★
14/3/30 The Magnificent Rogues of San Francisco: a Gallery of Fakers and Frauds, Rascals and Robber Barons, Scoundrels and Scalawags by Charles F. Adams ★★★★★
14/3/30 Great authors of the western literary tradition, Part 3, Literature of the Middle Ages by Thomas F.X. Noble ★★★★
14/3/21: The Travels of Fa-hsien (Fa Xian) (399-414 A.D.), or Record of the Buddhistic Kingdoms by H. A. Giles ★★★
14/3/18: Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers ★★★
14/3/17 The Silk Road: A New History by Valerie Hansen ★★★
14/3/7 Samuel Adams: A Life by Ira Stoll ★★
14/3/2 The Elephant to Hollywood by Michael Caine ★★★★
14/2/18 Great authors of the western literary tradition, Part 4, the Renaissance by Ronald B. Herzman ★★★★
14/2/18 The Barbary Coast by Herbert Asbury ★★★★★
14/2/15 Great authors of the western literary tradition, Part 2, Near Eastern and Mediterranean foundations by Elizabeth Vandiver ★★★★
14/2/10 The Silk Road by James A. Millward ★★★★★
14/2/4 Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales From Great Fiction Writers ★★
14/1/31 Curb Your Enthusiasm by Deirdre Dolan ★★★★★
14/1/29 Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good: Larry David and the Making of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm by Josh Levine ★★★★★
14/1/27 My Happy Days in Hollywood by Garry Marshall ★★★★
14/1/27: Five Chiefs by John Paul Stevens ★★★★★
14/1/2: "A Study in Emerald" by Neil Gaiman ★★★★
14/1/2 The Louisiana Purchase by Thomas Fleming ★★★★
13/12/23 The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin ★★★★★
13/12/17 John Adams by John Patrick Diggins and Arthur M. Schlesinger ★★★★
13/12/13 Barbara Walters: An Unauthorized Biography by Jerry Oppenheimer ★★★★★
13/12/6 The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World by Marti Olsen Laney ★★★
13/11/30 The First Presidential Contest: 1796 and the Founding of American Democracy by Jeffrey L. Pasley ★★★★+
13/11/22 A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent by Robert W. Merry ★★★★
13/11/12 What Would the Founders Say by Larry Schweikart ★
13/11/10 Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World by Claire Harman and Wanda McCaddon ★★★★+
13/10/25 Aspects of History and Epic in Ancient Iran by M. Rahim Shayegan ★★
13/10/24 The Silk Road in World History by Xinru Liu ★★★★★
13/10/15 History of American Presidential Elections 1789-1968, volume 1 edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, jr. ★★★★★
13/10/12 Monsters, Gods, and Heroes: Approaching the Epic in Literature by Timothy Baker Shutt ★★★
13/10/4 Central Asia in World History by Peter B. Golden ★★★★★
13/9/25 Great authors of the western literary tradition, Part 1, Near Eastern and Mediterranean foundations by Elizabeth Vandiver ★★★★★
13/9/17 Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy by Mimi Alford ★★★
13/9/14 Tamara: A Play by John Krizanc ★★★★★
13/9/13 The Operas of Mozart, part 2 by Robert Greenberg ★★★★★
13/9/7 The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution through Ten of its Most Curious Provisions by Jay Wexler ★★★★
13/9/6 My 21 Years in the White House by Alonzo Fields ★★★★
13/9/2 The Chamber Music of Mozart, part 2 by Robert Greenberg ★★★★★
13/8/30 Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations by Peter Evans and Ava Gardner [★★★★]
13/8/27 The Butler by Wil Haygood [★★★★]
13/8/25 To the Stars by George Takei [★★★+]
13/8/21 White House Butlers by Howard Brinkley [★★★]
13/8/19 Inside Star Trek: The Real Story by Herbert F. Solow and Robert H. Justman ★★★★★
13/8/15 The Roman Games by Bruce Macbain ★★★+
13/8/14 The Longest Trek: My Tour of the Galaxy by Grace Lee Whitney and Jim Denney ★★★★★
13/8/5 The Chamber Music of Mozart, part 1 by Robert Greenberg ★★★★★
13/7/29 Gene Roddenberry: The Myth and the Man Behind "Star Trek" by Joel Lerner ★★★★★
13/7/27 Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity and Liberty by Ivan Eland ★★★
13/7/25 Presidential Retreats by Peter Hannaford ★★
13/7/23 All Roads Lead to Murder by Albert A. Bell Jr. ★★★★
13/7/15 Great Masters: Mozart – His Life and Music by Robert Greenberg ★★★★★
13/7/3 Why Him? Why Her? by Helen Fisher ★★★★
13/7/2 "Genome Sequencing and Assembly, Shakespeare Style" by Richard F. Wintle ★★★★
13/6/25 Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill ★★★★
13/6/14 The White House Doctor by Connie Mariano ★★★★★
13/6/3 The White House Chef Cookbook by Rene Verdon ★★★
13/6/3 Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn ★★★
13/5/14 All the President's Pastries by Roland Mesnier ★★★★★
13/5/4 White House Chef by Walter Scheib ★★★★★
13/5/2 Behind the palace doors: five centuries of sex, adventure, vice, treachery, and folly from royal Britain by Michael Farquhar ★★★
13/4/22 Under Vesuvius by John Maddox Roberts ★★+
13/4/15 A history of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts, part 4 by Robert Bucholz ★★★★
13/4/8 A history of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts, part 3 by Robert Bucholz ★★★★
13/4/3 The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works by Robert Greenberg ★★★★★
13/3/31 The Three Richards by Nigel Saul ★★★★
13/3/22 A history of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts, part 2 by Robert Bucholz ★★★★
13/3/14 The Obamas by Jodi Kantor ★★★+
13/3/11 The Life and Times of Richard III by Anthony Cheetham ★★★★
13/2/28 A history of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts, part 1 by Robert Bucholz ★★★★
13/2/26 Inside the White House by Ronald Kessler ★★★★
13/2/20 A Point of Law by John Maddox Roberts ★★★+
13/2/6 The Princess and the Pirates by John Maddox Roberts ★★★+
13/2/6 The Life and Works of Tchaikovsky by Jeremy Siepmann ★★
13/2/5 The Story of Medieval England by Jennifer Paxton ★★★
13/1/23 Conspirata by Robert Harris ★★★+
13/1/7 The River God's Vengeance by John Maddox Roberts ★★+
12/12/27 Imperium by Robert Harris ★★★+
12/12/30 The Supreme Court by Jeffrey Rosen ★★
12/11/30 Roughing It by Mark Twain ★★★
12/11/23 The Life and Works of Antonín Dvorák by Jeremy Siepmann ★★
12/11/19 The Life and Works of Joseph Haydn by Jeremy Siepmann ★★★★★
12/11/5 The Life and Works of Felix Mendelssohn by Jeremy Siepmann ★★
12/10/17 The Lady in the Palazzo by Marlena de Blasi ★★★
12/10/12 Pompeii by Robert Harris ★★★★
12/10/2 Gallo Be Thy Name by Jerome Tuccille ★★★★
12/9/22 Failure to Appear by J.A. Jance ★★
12/9/17 Italian Stories by Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Pirandello, D'Annunzio et al., edited by Robert A. Hall ★★★
12/9/12 The Seven Wonders by Steven Saylor ★★★★
12/8/19 The Swerve: How the World Become Modern by Stephen Goldblatt ★★★
12/8/18 Alfred Hitchcock and the Marking of Psycho by Stephen Rebello ★★★★★
12/8/4 Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant ★★★★★
12/8/3 The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean ★★★★+
12/7/13 California: A History by Kevin Starr ★★
12/6/21 Life Itself by Roger Ebert ★★★★★
12/6/6 Brotherhood of the Revolution by Joseph Ellis ★★★
12/5/31 Benjamin Harrison by Charles W. Calhoun ★★★
12/5/25 Epochs of European civilization: Antiquity to Renaissance by Geoffrey Hosking ★★★
12/5/19 "The Triumph" by Robin Hobb ★★★
12/5/17 Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies by Robert J. Allison, part 1 ★★★
12/5/15 "The Eagle and the Rabbit" by Steven Saylor ★★
12/5/14 Vikings by Kenneth W. Harl ★★★★★
12/5/12 James Buchanan by Jean H. Baker ★★★★★
12/5/2 William Henry Harrison by Gail Collins ★★★★
12/4/22 James Monroe by Gary Hart ★★★
12/4/19 Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of the President by Ron Suskind ★★★
12/4/17 A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor ★★★
12/4/6 The Concerto part 3 by Robert Greenberg ★★★★
12/3/27 Those Daring Young Men in their Jaunty Jalopies: Monte Carlo or Bust by Jack Davies, Ken Annikin, Allen Andrews and Ronald Searle ★★
12/3/19 All Roads Lead to Murder by Albert A. Bell Jr. ★★★★
12/3/16 The Road to Middle-Earth by T.A. Shippey ★★★★★
11/3/15 The Concerto part 2 by Robert Greenberg ★★★★
12/3/8 Almost President by Scott Farris ★★★
12/3/6 The Annotated Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien and Douglas A. Anderson ★★★
12/3/5 The End of the Third Age by J.R.R. Tolkien ★★★★
12/3/4 John Tyler by Gary May ★★★★
12/3/3 The History of the United States, 2nd Edition, part 2 by Allen C. Guelzo ★★★
12/3/3 Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film by Peter Biskind ★★★★
12/2/21 Meditations on Middle Earth ★★★
12/2/19 The 1906 Eartquake in Mountain View by Barbar McPherson Kinchen ★★★★
12/2/14 The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom by Simon Winchester★★
12/2/14 Martin Van Buren by Ted Widmer ★★★★
12/2/7 Zachary Taylor by John S.D. Eisenhower ★★★★
12/2/1 Millard Fillmore by Paul Finkelman ★★★★★
12/1/30 My Week with Marilyn by Colin Clark ★★★★★
12/1/30 The Prince, the Showgirl and Me by Colin Clark ★★★★★
12/1/27 How the States got Their Shapes Too: The People Behind the Borderlines by Mark Stein ★★★★
12/1/6 The Music of Richard Wagner by Robert Greenberg ★★★★★
12/1/3 Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution by Richard Brookhiser ★★★★
11/12/13 The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua ★★
11/12/10 "Beware the Snake" by John Maddox Roberts ★★★★★
11/12/9 "Styx and Stones" by Steven Saylor ★★★
11/12/6 The Marsh King: A Story of King Alfred by C. Walter Hodges ★★★★
11/11/27 The Charlie Chan Film Encyclopedia by Howard Berlin ★★★
11/11/17 The Spoken Word: British Writers by British Library Sound Archive ★★★
11/11/16 James Madison by Richard Brookhiser ★★★
11/11/2 The Concerto part 1 by Robert Greenberg ★★★★
11/10/29 The making of music, Series 2 by James Naughtie ★★★★
11/10/22 The Namesake: A Story of King Alfred by C. Walter Hodges ★★★★★
11/10/11 The Story of Wagner in words and music by Arthur Hannes ★★★
11/10/10 How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein ★★★★★
11/10/4 BossyPants by Tina Fey ★
11/10/2 The Black History of the White House by Clarence Lusane ★★★
11/9/8 Brother to Galahad by Gwendolyn Bowers ★★★
11/9/7 The Spoken Word: American Writers by British Library Sound Archive ★★★★
11/8/24 Hallelujah Handel by Douglas Cowling ★★★
11/8/22 Khan: empire of silver by Conn Iggulden ★★
11/8/20 At the Sign of the Globe by Gwendolyn Bowers ★★★★
11/8/17 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House by Charles Osgood ★★★★
11/8/17 The Blood of Caesar by Albert Bell ★★★★
11/7/30 The Life and Works of Chopin by Jeremy Siepmann ★★★★★
11/7/26 The making of music by James Naughtie ★★★★
11/7/16 The Life and Works of Beethoven by Jeremy Siepmann ★★★★★
11/7/5 The Symphony, part 3 by Robert Greenberg ★★★★★
11/7/5 Forged by Bart D. Ehrman ★★★★★
11/6/18 The Symphony, part 2 by Robert Greenberg ★★★★★
11/6/15 The Changing White House by Barbara Silberdick Feinberg ★★★★
11/6/15 How the White House Really Works by George Sullivan ★★★
11/6/13 Greek Tragedy, part 2 by Elizabeth Vandiver [★★★★★]
11/6/13 From the Door of the White House by Preston Bruce ★★★★★
11/6/4 The Man Who Would Be King by Ben Macintyre ★★★★★
11/6/1 The Symphony, part 1 by Robert Greenberg ★★★★★
11/5/9 Opera 101 by Fred Plotkin ★★★
11/5/8 Family of Freedom by Kenneth T. Walsh ★★★★
11/5/7 Famous Composers (Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, Shostakovich, Dvorak) by Darren Henley [★★★★]
11/5/4 The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison by James Madison, Edward Larson & Michael Winship [★★★★★]
11/4/29 "The Lost Special" by Arthur Conan Doyle [★★★]
11/4/22 Dante and His Divine Comedy by Timothy B. Shutt [★]
11/4/22 My Life with Jacqueline Kennedy by Mary Barelli Gallagher [★★★★]
11/4/11 Original Meanings by Jack Rakove [★★★★]
11/3/28 Enjoying Italian Opera (Barber of Seville, Madama Butterfly, Aida and Lucia di Lammermoor) by Dale Harris [★★★]
11/3/23 Secret Lives of the US Presidents by Cormac O'Brien [★★★]
11/3/19 Who Murdered Chaucer? by Terry Jones, Robert Yeager, Alan Fletcher, Juliette Dor and Terry Dolan [★★★★]
11/3/11 Greek Tragedy, part 1 by Elizabeth Vandiver [★★★★★]
11/3/9 Italians Before Italy, part 1 by Kenneth Bartlett [★★]
11/2/22 More Famous Composers (Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Rachmaninov, John Williams) by Darren Henley [★★★★]
11/2/13 After the New Testament: the Writings of the Apostolic Fathers, part 2 by Bart D. Ehrman [★★★★★]
11/2/12 The Medieval World I: Kingdoms, Empires and War by Thomas F. Madden [★★★]
11/1/25 Masterpieces of Western Music by Jeffrey D. Lependorf [★★]
11/1/18 Sungka and Smiling Irish Eyes by Natalie Gonzales-Sullaway [★★★★★]
11/1/14 Detective Fiction: From Victorial Sleuths to the Present by M. Lee Alexander [★★★]
11/1/5 The Pirate Hunter: the True Story of Captain Kidd by Richard Zacks [★★★★]
11/1/5 A History of Venice: Queen of the Seas by Thomas F. Madden [★★★★]
10/12/31: Sideways by Rex Pickett [★★★★]
10/12/22: For all the tea in China by Sarah Rose [★★★★]
10/11/30: The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Ancient World: Unlocking the Secrets of Past Civilizations by Brian M. Fagan [★★★]
10/11/21: The Peloponnesian War, part 1 by Kenneth W. Harl [★★★★★]
10/11/17 The Paramount Story by John Douglas Eames [★★★★★]
10/11/8 Concerning E.M. Forster by Frank Kermode [★★★★]
10/11/6 After the New Testament: the Writings of the Apostolic Fathers, part 1 by Bart D. Ehrman [★★★★]
10/10/27 The Non-Designer's Design Book by Robin Williams [★★★★]
10/10/24 Old English and its Closest Relatives by Orrin W. Robinson [★★]
10/10/17 The history of ancient Rome, Part 3 by Garrett G. Fagan [★★★★]
10/10/11 Parisians by Graham Robb [★★]
10/10/9 A Nation Rising by Kenneth C. Davis [★★★]
10/10/6 German: Biography of a Language by Ruth Sanders [★★★]
10/10/6 The history of ancient Rome, Part 2 by Garrett G. Fagan [★★★★★]
10/10/2 Convivial Conflicts: The Form, Culture and Play of Modern European Strategy Games by Stewart Woods [★★★★★]
10/9/27 The Southern Woman: "The Light in the Piazza" by Elizabeth Spencer [★★★★]
10/9/24 The history of ancient Rome, Part 1 by Garrett G. Fagan [★★★★]
10/9/13 The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World, part 4 by Ian Worthington [★★★★★]
10/9/4 Googled by Ken Auletta [★★★★★]
10/9/1 Twentieth Century's Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Culture of Hollywood by George Custen [★★★★]
10/8/26 The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World, part 3 by Ian Worthington [★★★★]
10/8/14 Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation by Thomas Noble [★★★★]
10/8/11 The Warner Bros. Story by Clive Hirschorn [★★★★]
10/8/1 The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World, part 2 by Ian Worthington [★★★★]
10/7/27 The RKO Story by Richard Jewell and Vernon Harbin [★★★★]
10/7/9 King Alfred: Burnt Cakes and Other Legends by David Horspool [★★★★]
10/7/6 A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong [★★★★]
10/7/6 The Catholic church. a history, part 1 by William R. Cook [★★★]
10/6/22 Bach and the High Baroque part 4 by Robert Greenberg [★★★★]
10/6/19 The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World, part 1 by Ian Worthington [★★★★]
10/6/14 The Map Thief by Heather Terrell [★★★★] [review]
10/6/6 Bach and the High Baroque part 3 by Robert Greenberg [★★★★★]
10/6/4 Essays in Anglo-Saxon History by James Campbell [★★★★]
10/5/25 Duchess of Death: The Biography of Agatha Christie by Richard Hack [★★★★]
10/5/17 The Anglo-Saxon World by Michael C. Drout [★★★★]
10/5/4 Bach and the High Baroque part 2 by Robert Greenberg [★★★★★]
10/4/18 Doctor Who: The Crusade by David Whitaker [★★★★]
10/4/14 Knight's Castle by Edward Eager [★★★★★]
10/4/9 American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson [★★★★★]
10/3/16 Polk: the man who transformed the presidency and America (portions) by Walter R. Borneman [★★★★★]
10/3/12 Prince Henry the Navigator (portions) by Peter Russell [★★★★]
10/3/10 Bach and the High Baroque part 1 by Robert Greenberg [★★★★★]
10/2/24 The View from the Bridge by Nicholas Meyer [★★★★★]
10/2/18 Classics of British Literature part 1 by John Sutherland [★★★]
10/2/16 Brahms Gets Laid by Ken Russell [★★★★★]
10/2/11 Beethoven Confidential by Ken Russell [★★★★★]
10/2/7 From Here to Infinity: An Exploration of Science Fiction Literature by Michael D.C. Drout [★★★★★]
10/2/6 The Metamorphoses of Tintin or Tintin for Adults by Jean-Marie Apostolidès [★★★★★]
10/2/3 From Jesus to Constantine: a history of early Christianity, Pt. 2 by Bart D. Ehrman [★★★★★]
10/2/2: Moomin by Tove Jansson [★★★]
10/1/22: Smith of Wootton Major by J.R.R. Tolkien [★★★★]
10/1/21: Composers in the Movies: Studies in Musical Biography by John C. Tibbetts [★★★★★]
10/1/11: Practical philosophy: the Greco-Roman Moralists, Part 2 by Luke Timothy Johnson [★★]
10/1/10: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman [★★★]
10/1/9: The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli [★★★★★]
10/1/6: The Treason of Isengard by Christopher Tolkien [★★★★]
10/1/4: The Golden Dragon: Alfred the Great & His Times by Alf J. Mapp Jr. [★★★★★]
09/12/28: Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind, part 2 by Eric S. Rabkin [★★★★★]
09/12/20: Thalberg: The Last Tycoon and the World of M-G-M by Roland Flamini [★★★★★]
09/12/15: Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica [★★]
09/12/14: The Lost Dragon of Wessex by Gwendolyn Bowers [★★★★★]
09/12/11: The Peoples of Middle Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien [★★★]
09/12/8: Journeys of Frodo by Barbara Strachey [★★★★]
09/12/6: Leonardo: the first scientist by Michael White [★★★★]
09/11/21: Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer by Scott Eyman [★★★★★]
09/11/21: From Jesus to Constantine: a history of early Christianity, Pt. 1 by Bart D. Ehrman [★★★★★]
09/11/11: Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. Tolkien [★★★★★]
09/11/9: What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg [★★★★★]
09/11/2: Understanding Movies by Raphael Shargel [★★★★]
09/11/2: Practical philosophy: the Greco-Roman Moralists, Part 1 by Luke Timothy Johnson [★★★]
09/11/2: Grover Cleveland by Henry F. Graff [★★★★★]
09/10/17: Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind, part 1 by Eric S. Rabkin [★★★★★]
09/10/6: Great masters: Beethoven, his life & music by Robert Greenberg [★★★★]
09/9/29: Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House by Elizabeth Keckley [★★★★★]
09/9/27: The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found by Mary Beard [★★★★★]
09/9/16: The Life and Operas of Verdi, part 1 by Robert Greenberg [★★]
09/9/15: Ghost Train To The Eastern Star by Paul Theroux [★★★★★]
09/9/13: Shakespeare: The Word and the Action, part 2 by Peter Saccio [★★★★★]
09/9/12: A Colored Man's Reminiscences of James Madison by Paul Jennings [★★★★★]
09/9/6: The First Forty Years of Washington Society by Margaret Bayard Smith [★★★★★]
09/8/28: Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia, part II by Alexis Q. Castor [★★★]
09/8/26: "The Girl with the Silver Eyes" by Dashiell Hammett [★★★★★]
09/8/18: The Failure of the Founding Fathers by Bruce Ackerman [★★★★★]
09/8/14: Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia, part I by Alexis Q. Castor [★★★]
09/8/5: The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs [★★★]
09/7/30: Great masters: Mozart, his life & music by Robert Greenberg [★★★★★]
09/7/14: The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the Supreme Court by Cliff Sloan & David McKean [★★★★]
09/7/4: Triumvirate: The Unlikely Alliance That Saved the Constitution and United the Nation by Bruce Chadwick [★★★]
09/7/3: The People and the Ballot by Joshua Kaplan [★★★]
09/6/18: Great masters: Stravinksy, his life & music by Robert Greenberg [★★★★★]
09/6/17: "Theodore Roosevelt: American Sissy" by Gore Vidal [★★★★]
09/6/8: Dreams from My Father [abridged] by Barack Obama [★★★★]
09/5/20: The Incas: inside an American empire by Terence N. D'Altroy [★★★]
09/5/18: The Emperor Justinian and the Byzantine Empire by James Allan Stewart [★★★★]
09/5/13: Jane Austen by Carol Shields [★★★★]
09/4/20: Great masters: Tchaikovsky, his life & music by Robert Greenberg [★★★★★]
09/4/15: My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House by Lillian Rogers Parks [★★★★★]
09/4/14: Lost Christianities: Christian scriptures and the battles over authentication by Bart D. Ehrman [★★★★]
09/4/7: Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes [★★★]
09/4/4: Secrets of the White House by Elizabeth Jaffray [★★★]
09/4/1: The White House: Its Historic Furnishings & First Families by Betty C. Monkman [★★★★★]
09/3/27: Kennedy and Nixon by Chris Matthews [★★★★]
09/3/26: Real Life at the White House by John and Claire Whitcomb [★★★★★]
09/3/16: The Quitter by Harvey Pekar [★★★★]
09/3/6: Great masters: Haydn, his life & music by Robert Greenberg [★★★★★]
09/3/5: The White House: An Historic Guide by White House Historical Association [★★★★]
09/3/5: The Roosevelts: A Family in Turmoil by Lillian Rogers Parks [★★★★★]
09/3/2: Backstairs at the White House by Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov [★★★★★]
09/2/27: Great ancient civilizations of Asia Minor, part 2 by Kenneth W. Harl [★★★★★]
09/2/17: Great masters: Brahms, his life & music by Robert Greenberg [★★★★★]
09/2/13: Forty-Two years in the White House by Irwin Hood (Ike) Hoover [★★★★★]
09/2/3: Tea at Five by Matthew Lombardo [★★★★]
09/2/3: Great ancient civilizations of Asia Minor by Kenneth W. Harl [★★★★★]
09/1/28: Great American Music: Broadway musicals. Part 2 by Bill Messenger [★★★★★]
09/1/20: The Mural at the Waverley Inn by Edward Sorel [★★★★★]
09/1/18: Great masters: Shostakovich, his life & music by Robert Greenberg [★★★★★]
09/1/16: Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong by Pierre Bayard [★★★★]
09/1/12: A History of the German Language by John T. Waterman [★★★★★]
09/1/07: Justinian's Flea by William Rosen [★★★★★]
08/12/31: Great masters: Liszt, his life & music by Robert Greenberg [★★★★★]
08/12/23: Great American Music: Broadway musicals. Part 1 by Bill Messenger [★★★★★]
08/12/6: Me by Katherine Hepburn [★★★★]
08/11/25: "The Problem of the Black Cloister" by Edward D. Hoch [★★★★]
08/11/25: "Locked in Death" by Mary Reed and Eric Mayer [★★★★]
08/11/14: Take me out to the ballgame: a history of baseball in America by Timothy B. Shutt [★★★★]
08/11/05: Empire of blue water: Captain Morgan's great pirate army, the epic battle for the Americas, and the Catas by Stephan Talty [★★★★]
08/11/04: The Origins of the British by Stephen Oppenheimer [★★★★★]
08/10/25: Plato and Aristotle: the genesis of western thought by Aryeh Kosman [★★★★]
08/10/25: Jamila by Chingiz Aitmatov [★★★★★]
08/10/17: Aimez-vous Brahms? by Françoise Sagan [★★★★★]
08/10/13: European History And European Lives, 1715-1914, Part 1 by Jonathan Steinberg [★★★★]
08/10/05: Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself by Alan Alda [★★]
08/09/27: Bard of the Middle Ages: the works of Geoffrey Chaucer by Michael D.C. Drout [★★★★★]
08/09/26: Famous Romans by J. Rufus Fears [★★★★★]
08/09/05: The Ancient Celts by Barry Cunliffe [★★★★]
08/09/01: Saxons, Vikings, and Celts by Brian Sykes [★★★★★]
08/08/31: Rome and the Barbarians, part I by Kenneth W. Harl [★★★★★]
08/08/28: History of the English language, Part 3 by Seth Lerer [★★★★★]
08/08/22: Rome and the Barbarians, part III by Kenneth W. Harl [★★★★★]
08/08/14: Rome and the Barbarians, part II by Kenneth W. Harl [★★★★★]
08/08/12: The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution by David O. Stewart [★★★★]
08/08/01: History of the English language, Part 2 by Seth Lerer [★★★★★]
08/07/28: The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler [★★★★]
08/07/23: The War with Hannibal by Livy [★★★★★]
08/07/23: Emperors of Rome, part I by Garrett G. Fagan [★★★★★]
08/07/16: History of the English language, Part 1 by Seth Lerer [★★★★★]
08/07/09: Shakespeare: the Biography by Peter Ackroyd [★★★★]
08/07/07: Archaeology and the Iliad by Eric H. Cline [★★★★]
08/06/20: The Operas of Mozart, part 1 by Robert Greenberg [★★★★★]
08/06/11: The Triumph of Caesar by Steven Saylor [★★★+]
08/06/07: Herodotus, the father of history. Part 1 by Elizabeth Vandiver [★★★★★]
08/06/04: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [★★★★★]
08/05/31: I'm the One That I Want by Margaret Cho [★★★★]
08/05/25: Woman in Charge by Carl Bernstein [★★★★★]
08/05/19: Emperors of Rome, part II by Garrett G. Fagan [★★★★★]
08/05/15: Emperors of Rome, part III by Garrett G. Fagan [★★★★★]
08/05/13: The Tribune's Curse by John Maddox Roberts [★★★]
08/05/01: Fork in the Road by Denis Hamill [★★★★]
08/04/29: The great debate: advocates and opponents of the American Constitution by Thomas L. Pangle [★★★★]
08/04/18: Giants of philosophy. Plato by Berel Lang [★★★]
08/04/15: Charlie Wilson's War by George Crile [★★]
08/04/12: Nox Dormienda by Kelli Stanley [★+]
08/04/11: Herodotus, the father of history. Part 2 by Elizabeth Vandiver [★★★★★]
08/04/05: Raising Your Emotional Intelligence by Jeanne Segal [★★★★]
08/03/27: A Treasury of Great American Scandals: Tantalizing True Tales of Historic Misbehavior by the Founding Fathers and Others Who Let Freedom Swing by Michael Farquhar [★★★★★]
08/03/16: Alexander the Great and His Time: Library Edition by Agnes Savill [★★★]
08/03/09: The Story of French (Origins chapters only) by Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow [★★★★★]
08/03/07: The early Middle Ages, part 2 by Philip Daileader [★★★★]
08/03/07: Sanditon: Jane Austen's Last Novel Completed by Jane Austen and Another Lady [★★★★★]
08/03/04: Tintin and Alph-Art by Hergé [★★★★]
08/03/01: Palimpsest by Gore Vidal [★★★★★]
08/02/25: The Happiest Corpse I've Ever Seen: The Last Twenty-Five Years of the Broadway Musical by Ethan Mordden [★★★★★]
08/02/24: The 1,000,000 Bank-Note by Mark Twain [★★★★]
08/02/22: Point to Point Navigation by Gore Vidal [★★★★★]
08/02/19: Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame and What the Neighbors Thought by Kathleen Krull [★★★★★]
08/02/16: The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy by Rick Beyer [★★★★★]
08/02/14: The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain [★★★★]
08/02/08: The President's House: 1800 to the Present The Secrets and History of the World's Most Famous Home by Margaret Truman [★★★★★]
08/02/08: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett [★★★★★]
08/02/04: Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, part 4, 2nd Edition
08/01/22: Shakespeare: the Seven Major Tragedies by Harold Bloom [★★★★★]
08/01/21: Nobody Loves a Centurion by John Maddox Roberts [★★★]
08/01/18: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman [★★★]
08/01/16: Julian by Gore Vidal [★★★★★]
08/01/6: A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut [★★★★]
07/12/30 Famous Greeks by J. Rufus Fears ★★★★★] 07/12/14: The early Middle Ages, part 1 by Philip Daileader [★★★★★]
07/12/11: James Madison by Garry Wills [★★★★★]
07/12/10: The Kid Stays in the Picture by Robert Evans [★★★★★]
07/12/09: The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt [★★★★]
07/11/30: "Negro President": Jefferson and the Slave Power by Garry Wills [★★★★★]
07/11/28: Beautiful Mornin': The Broadway Musical in the 1940s by Ethan Mordden [★★★★★]
07/11/20: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov [★★★★★]
07/11/13: The great ideas of psychology, part 1 by Daniel N. Robinson [★★]
07/11/6: Dwight D. Eisenhower by Tom Wicker [★★★★★]
07/11/6: Lucky Luke: Ghost Town by Morris and René Goscinny [★★★★]
07/11/3: Make Believe: The Broadway Musical in the 1920s by Ethan Mordden [★★★★★]
07/10/31: Shakespeare: The Word and the Action by Peter Saccio [★★★★★]
07/10/26: "Convivium" by Kelli Stanley [★★★]
07/10/23: Wikinomics: how mass collaboration changes everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams [★★★]
07/10/11: Old-Time Baseball by Harvey Frommer [★★★★]
07/10/09: The gospel according to Judas by Benjamin Iscariot recounted by Jeffrey Archer, with the assistance of Francis J. Moloney [★★★]
07/10/02: "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze" by William Saroyan [★★★★]
07/10/01: The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [★★★★]
07/09/30: The Card: Collectors, Con Men, and the True Story of History's Most Desired Baseball Card (pp. 29-70) by Michael O'Keefe & Teri Thompson [★★★]
07/09/26: "Tracy's Tiger" by William Saroyan [★★★★]
07/09/14: The New Joys of Yiddish by Leo Rosten [★★★★★]
07/09/07: Paris 1919 by Margaret MacMillan [★★★★★]
07/08/14: Rothstein: The Life, Times and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series by David Pietrusza [★★★★★]
07/07/31: The Games We Played by Margaret K. Hofer [★★★]
07/07/30: The new Oxford book of literary anecdotes [★★★★★]
07/07/25: John Quincy Adams by Robert Vincent Remini [★★★★★]
07/07/21: 1776 by David McCullough [★★★★★]
07/07/17: The Tarim Mummies by J.P. Mallory and Victor Mair [★★★★★]
07/07/09: How to Be Alone by Jonathan Franzen [★★★]
07/07/05: Thirteenth night: a medieval mystery by Alan Gordon [★★]
07/06/28: The First Human by Ann Gibbons [★★★★★]
07/06/17: A perfect union: Dolley Madison and the creation of the American nation by Catherine Allgor [★★★★★]
07/06/05: The Albigensian crusade by Jonathan Sumption [★★★★★]
07/05/31: The essential Lewis and Clark by Meriwether Lewis; Landon Y. Jones, editor [★★★★★]
07/05/24: Tiger, Tiger by Lynne Reid Banks [★★★]
07/05/17: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes [★★★★]
07/05/13: Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris [★★★★★]
07/05/09: The Rehnquist Choice by John Dean [★★★★★]
07/05/07: 16 Ways to Love Your Lover by Otto Kroeger and Janet M. Thuesen [★★★★]
07/04/30: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain [★★★★★]
07/04/23: Revolutionary Characters by Gordon S. Wood [★★★★]
07/04/16: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman [★★★★★]
07/04/13: The Metaphysical Club by Louis Menand [★★★★★]
07/04/08: The Bounty: the true story of the mutiny on the Bounty by Caroline Alexander [★★★★★]
07/03/28: Nonviolence by Mark Kurlansky [★★★★★]
07/03/22: The Silk Road by Frances Wood [★★★★★]
07/03/20: The Truth: With Jokes by Al Franken [★★★★]
07/03/11: See Delphi and Die by Lindsey Davis [★+]
07/03/02: The Never-ending Story by Michael Ende [★★★★]
07/02/27: Never Have Your Dog Stuffed - abridged by Alan Alda [★★★★★]
07/02/20: Nothing's Sacred by Lewis Black [★★★★★]
07/02/13: River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey - abridged by Candice Millard [★★★★]
07/02/09: Wolf in the Fold: A Robert Hawkins Mystery by Anthony Rotondi [★★★]
07/02/05: Misquoting Jesus by Bart D. Ehrman [★★★★★]
07/02/01: A treasury of great American scandals: Tantalizing true tales of historic misbehavior by the founding fathers and others who let freedom swing by Michael Farquhar [★★★★★]
07/01/23: Kiss Me Like a Stranger by Gene Wilder [★★★★★]
07/01/21: 1066: The Hidden History in the Bayeux Tapestry by Andrew Bridgeford [★★★★★]
07/01/12: The other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the making of an empire by Teofilo F. Ruiz [★★★★]
07/01/4: Love and Louis XIV: the women in the life of the Sun King by Antonia Fraser [★★★★★]
06/12/21: The Odyssey by Homer [★★★★★]
06/12/15: Literary Lives by Edward Sorel [★★★★★]
06/12/01: Skeletons on the Zahara by Dean King [★★★★★]
06/11/27: The Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf [★★★★★]
06/11/25: The Librettist of Venice: The Remarkable Life of Lorenzo Da Ponte: Mozart's Poet, Casanova's Friend and Italian Opera's Impresario in America by Rodney Bolt [Mozart portions]
06/11/25: The German Americans by Anne Galicich [★★★★]
06/11/21: Dante by R.W.B. Lewis [★★★★]
06/11/17: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson [★★★★★]
06/11/10: Death of a Vestal Virgin by A.C. Tassie [★★]
06/10/29: Next by Michael Lewis [★★★]
06/10/23: Krakatoa: the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester [★★★★]
06/10/23: The Barbary Wars by Frank Lambert [★★★★]
06/10/5: Jefferson's war: America's first war on terror, 1801-1805 by Joseph Wheelan [★★★★]
06/10/4: The Shooting Star by Hergé [★★★★★]
06/10/3: Wars in Barbary by Donald Chidsey [★★★★]
06/10/2: The Old Ball Game: How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and the New York Giants Created Modern Baseball by Frank Deford [★★★★]
06/9/25: Whose Bible is it? a history of the Scriptures through the ages by Jaroslav Pelik [★★★★★]
06/9/19: The Blue Lotus by Hergé [★★★★★]
06/9/15: James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights by Richard Labunski [★★★★]
06/9/10: Baseball Before We Knew It by David Block [★★★★★]
06/9/9: The Lion in Winter by James Goldman [★★★★★]
06/9/9: A Crack at the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester [★★★★★]
06/9/5: Gasping for Airtime by Jay Mohr [★★★★★]
06/9/2: Tintin and the Broken Ear by Hergé [★★★★★]
06/9/1: The Black Island by Hergé [★★★★★]
06/8/31: The Zimmermann Telegram by Barbara W. Tuchman [★★★★★]
06/8/28: Tintin in Tibet by Hergé [★★★★★]
26/8/28: Land of Black Gold by Hergé [★★★★★]
06/8/27: The Crab with the Golden Claws by Hergé [★★★★★]
06/8/26: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner [★★★]
06/8/26: Prisoners of the Sun by Hergé [★★★★★]
06/8/25: The Seven Crystal Balls by Hergé [★★★★★]
06/8/25: Red Sea Sharks by Hergé [★★★★★]
06/8/24: Red Rackham's Treasure by Hergé [★★★★★]
06/8/24: Seriously Funny by Gerald Nachman [★★★★★]
06/8/21: Michelangelo and the Pope's ceiling by Ross King [★★★★]
06/8/16: The Life and Work of Errol Flynn: A Psychoanalytic Biography by B. Dramov [★★★]
06/8/11: Errol Flynn: a memoir by Earl Conrad [★★★★]
06/8/10: Inherited risk : Errol and Sean Flynn in Hollywood and Vietnam by Jeffrey Meyers [★★★]
06/8/6: French lessons: adventures with knife, fork, and corkscrew by Peter Mayle [★★★★]
06/8/2: Marcel Proust - abridged by Edmund White [★★★★]
06/7/30: Hitler's Niece by Ron Hansen [★★★★★]
06/7/26: What's It All About? - abridged by Michael Caine [★★★★]
06/7/22: The Tipping Point - abridged by Malcolm Gladwell [★★★]
06/7/20: The Unruly Life of Woody Allen by Marion Meade [★★★★★]
06/7/16: The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England by various [★★★★★]
06/7/15: The Canary Trainer by Nicholas Meyer [★★★]
06/7/2: Captains' Logs Supplemental: The Only One-volume Guide to Deep Space Nine, Voyager and the New Next Generation Movie by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman [★★★★★]
06/6/27: Gilgamesh: a new English version by Stephen Mitchell [★★★★]
06/6/21: The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr [★★★★]
06/6/16: The Tenth Planet by Keith Pedler [★★★★]
06/6/15: America (the audiobook): a citizen's guide to democracy inaction by Jon Stewart [★★★]
06/6/12: Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker by various [★★★★★]
06/6/8: How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill [★★★★]
06/6/5: The West End Horror by Nicholas Meyer [★★★★★]
06/6/3: The Balkans by Mark Mazower [★★★★]
06/5/24: Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond [★★★★★]
06/5/20: Captains' Logs: The Unauthorized Complete Trek Voyages by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman [★★★★★]
06/5/17: Goldwyn - abridged by Scott Berg [★★★★★]
06/5/15: Jazz 101 by John F. Szwed [★★★★]
06/5/5: Encore Provence: new adventures in the south of France by Peter Mayle [★★★★]
06/5/3: Practicing History by Barbara W. Tuchman [★★★★]
06/4/25: The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium by Robert Lacey & Danny Danziger [★★★★★]
06/4/19: Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky [★★★★]
06/4/19: Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live by Tom Shales & James Andrew Miller [★★★★★]
06/4/2: A History of Britain II: 1603-1776 The British Wars by Simon Schama [★★★★★]
06/3/29: Pepys' Diary by Samuel Pepys [★★★★★]
06/3/19: Sing For Your Supper: The Broadway Musical in the 1930s by Ethan Mordden [★★★★★]
06/3/9: The island at the center of the world: the epic story of Dutch Manhattan & the forgotten colony that shaped America by Russell Shorto [★★★★★]
06/3/9: America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918 by Richard Brookhiser [★★★★★]
06/2/25: First Ladies by Margaret Truman [★★★★★]
06/2/17: Mirth of a Nation by various
06/2/10: Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts [★★★]
06/2/10: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow [★★★★]
06/2/6: Diagnosing Jefferson by Norm Ledgin [★★★]
06/2/4: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson [★★★★]
06/1/30: The Paris Years of Thomas Jefferson by William Howard Adams [★★★★★]
06/1/26: Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin by Marion Meade [★★★★★]
06/1/14: All Too Human by George Stephanopoulos [★★★]
06/1/12: What if? : the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been [partially] by various
06/1/6: The History of Theatre by David Timson [★★★★★]
06/1/5: A Basic History of the United States, Volume 2: The Beginning of the Republic, 1775-1825 by Clarence B. Carson [★★★★★]
06/1/4: The History of the United States of America During the Adminisrations of Jefferson and Madison, abridged and edited by Ernest Samuels by Henry Adams [★★★★★]
05/12/29: The Last Voyage of Columbus by Martin Dugard [★★★★★]
05/12/25: A Basic History of the United States, Volume 1: The Colonial Experience 1607-1774 by Clarence B. Carson [★★★★★]
05/12/22: The American President - abridged by Philip B. Kunhardt, Philip B. Kunhardt, Peter W. Kunhardt [★★★★★]
05/12/22: A Basic History of the United States, Volume 3: The Sections and the Civil War 1826-1877 by Clarence B. Carson [★★★★★]
05/12/14: Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg [★★★★★]
05/12/04: Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis [★★★★★]
05/11/22: Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 by John Ferling [★★★★★]
05/11/21: Benjamin Franklin - abridged by Walter Isaacson [★★★★★]
05/11/18: Inventing a Nation (book) by Gore Vidal [★★★★★]
05/11/17: John Adams - abridged by David McCullough [★★★★★]
05/11/12: Jefferson's Second Revolution: The Election Crisis of 1800 and the Triumph of Republicanism by Susan Dunn [★★★★★]
05/11/05: Inventing a Nation (CD) by Gore Vidal [★★★★★]
05/11/04: Shakespeare by Michael Wood [★★★★]
05/11/02: My Life So Far - abridged by Jane Fonda [★★★★]
05/10/18: When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden by Bill Maher [★★★★]
05/10/15: The Life and Work of Mark Twain by Stephen Railton [★★★★★]
05/10/11: Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt [★★★★★]
05/10/05: The Game Makers: The Story of Parker Brothers, from Tiddledy Winks to Trivial Pursuit by Philip E. Orbanes [★★★]
05/9/30: A History of Opera by Richard Fawkes [★★★★★]
05/9/26: Sailing the Wine Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter by Thomas Cahill [★★★★]
05/9/19: Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales by Valerie Paradiz [★★★★★]
05/9/19: Lying Liars and the Lies They Tell by Al Franken [★★★★]
05/9/15: James Ivory in Conversation by Robert Emmet Long [★★★★★]
05/8/23: Mountain Men to Astronauts: A History of Lodi 1869-1969 by Naomi McCallum Carey [★★★]
05/8/14: Oh, the Things I Know by Al Franken [★★★★]
05/8/02: H.G. Wells in Love by H.G. Wells [★★★★★]
05/7/03: The Asian Animal Zodiac by Ruth Q. Sun [★★★★★]
05/5/30: PHP and MySQL Web Development by Luke Welling & Laura Thomson [★★★]
05/4/14: Tun-Huang by Yasushi Inoue [★★★★★]
05/3/08: Dance of the Tiger by Björn Kurtén [★★★★★]
05/1/21: American Splendor: Our Movie Year by Harvey Pekar [★★★★★]
05/1/11: Emma by Jane Austen [★★★★★]
04/11/28: Persuasion by Jane Austen [★★★★★]
04/11/17: The Judgement of Caesar by Steven Saylor [★★]
04/10/11: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire [★★★★★]
04/8/21: The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek by Barry Cunliffe [★★★★★]
04/8/18: The Essential Guide to Digital Set-top Boxes and Interactive TV by Gerard O'Driscoll [★★]
04/8/17: Video Demystified by Keith Jack [★★]
04/8/12: 1421: The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies [★★★★]
04/8/04: The Enchanted Island of Yew by L. Frank Baum [★★★★★]
04/7/30: The Magical Monarch of Mo by L. Frank Baum [★★★★★]
04/7/24: When China Ruled the Seas by Louise Levathes [★★★★★]
04/7/21: Tik-Tok in Oz by L. Frank Baum [★★★★★]
04/7/19: Who's Who in Oz by Jack Snow [★★★★★]
04/7/18: Rinkitink in Oz by L. Frank Baum [★★★★★]
04/7/18: The Emerald City of Oz by L. Frank Baum [★★★★★]
04/7/11: The Algonquin Wits by Robert E. Drennan [★★★★★]
04/7/11: The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum [★★★★★]
04/7/11: Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum [★★★★★]
04/7/09: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum [★★★★★]
04/7/07: The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum [★★★★★]
04/7/05: The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum [★★★★★]
04/7/05: The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum [★★★★★]
04/7/04: Queen Zixi of Ix by L. Frank Baum [★★★★★]
04/7/02: The Annotated Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Notes by Michael Patrick Hearn [★★★★★]
04/6/29: The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum [★★★★★]
04/6/27: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum [★★★★★]
04/6/26: The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film by Michael Ondaatje [★★★★★]
04/6/15: Christmas in July: the Life and Art of Preston Sturges by Diane Jacobs [★★★★★]
04/6/14: "Strictly Dishonorable" by Preston Sturges [★★★★★]
04/5/30: Romantic Comedy in Hollywood: From Lubitsch to Sturges by James Harvey [★★★★★]
04/5/30: Fraud of the Century: Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel J. Tilden and the Stolen Election of 1876 by Roy Morris, Jr. [★★★★★]
04/5/18: Moneyball by Michael Lewis [★★★★]
04/5/14: Between Flops: A Biography of Preston Sturges by James Curtis [★★★★★]
04/5/08: Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges [★★★★★]
04/5/03: Backstory 3: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1960s by Pat McGilligan [★★★★★]
04/4/19: Backstory 2: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1950s by Pat McGilligan [★★★★★]
04/4/06: Backstory: Interviews with Screenwriters of Hollywood's Golden Age by Pat McGilligan [★★★★★]
04/3/24: The Flower Drum Song by C.Y. Lee [★★★★]
04/2/28: Becoming Human by Ian Tattersall [★★★★★]
04/2/15: American Splendor by Harvey Pekar [★★★★★]
04/2/11: Genes, Peoples and Languages by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza [★★★★]
04/2/10: The October Horse by Colleen McCullough [★★★★]
04/2/09: The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes [★★★★★]
04/2/05: Teach Yourself Genetics by Morton Jenkins [★★★]
04/2/05: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Decoding Your Genes by Linda Tagliaferro & Mark V. Bloom [★★★]
04/2/04: Mapping Human History by Steve Olson [★★★★★]
04/1/11: Chocolat by Joanne Harris [★★★★]
04/1/09: Bob & Harv's Comics by Harvey Pekar [★★★★]
04/1/08: Our Cancer Year by Joyce Brabner & Harvey Pekar [★★★★★]
03/12/28: The American Splendor Anthology by Harvey Pekar [★★★★★]
03/12/12: Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen [★★★★★]
03/11/15: Baudolino by Umberto Eco [★★★★★]
03/11/07: A Roman City in Ancient China by Homer Hasenpflug Dubs [★★★★★]
03/10/29: Macartney at Kashgar: new light on British, Chinese and Russian activities in Sinkiang, 1890-1918 by C. P. Skrine and Pamela Nightingale [★★★★★]
03/10/18: Jelly's Blues: The Life, Music and Redemption of Jelly Roll Martin by Howard Reich and William Gaines [★★★★]
03/09/23: Ruins of Desert Cathay by M. Aurel Stein [★★★★★]
03/09/09: Lincoln by Gore Vidal [★★★★★]
03/09/01: My Life with Groucho by Arthur Marx [★★★★★]
03/08/28: Groucho: The life and times of Julius Henry Marx by Stefan Kafner [★★★★★]
03/08/09: My Life as an Explorer by Sven Hedin [★★★★★]
03/07/21: The Conclave: A Sometimes Secret and Occasionally Bloody History of Papal Elections by Michael Walsh [★★★★★]
03/07/02: Along the Silk Road [★★★★★]
03/06/26: History of the Civilizations of Central Asia, Volume II: The development of sedentary and nomadic civilizations: 700 B.C to A.D. 250 [★★★★★]
03/06/05: The Dawn of Human Culture by Richard G. Klein and Blake Edgar [★★★★★]
03/06/01: Jungle Lovers by Paul Theroux [★★★★★]
03/05/05: Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux [★★★★★]
03/05/04: Early China by Denise Goff [★★★★★]
03/03/26: Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days by Laura Lemay and Charles L. Perkins [★★★★]
03/03/14: Lysistrata by Aristophanes [★★★★★]
03/03/05: The Phoenicians and the West by Maria Eugenia Aubet [★★★★★]
03/02/16: The Hours by Michael Cunningham [★★★★★]
03/02/02: Family Happiness by Lyof N. Tolstoï (Leo Graf Tolstoy) [★★★★★]
03/01/15: The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean [★★★★★]
02/12/21: Harpo Speaks! by Harpo Marx and Rowland Barber [★★★★★]
02/12/08: Aurel Stein by Annabel Walker [★★★★★]
02/12/07: Just Your Type by Paul D. Tieger & Barbara Barron-Tieger [★★★★★]
02/11/21: People Patterns by Stephen Montgomery [★★★★★]
02/11/20: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen [★★★★★]
02/11/01: The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide by Brian Sibley [★★★]
02/10/31: Do What You Are by Paul D. Tieger & Barbara Barron-Tieger [★★★★★]
02/10/25: The Art of Speedreading People by Paul D. Tieger & Barbara Barron-Tieger [★★★★★]
02/10/12: The Road to Cooperstown by James F. Vail [★★★]
02/10/02: Hotel by Arthur Hailey [★★★]
02/09/27: Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor [★★★]
02/09/27: The Pygmalion Project: The Artisan by Stephen Montgomery [★★★★★]
02/09/10: Portraits of Temperament by David Keirsey [★★★★★]
02/09/08: The Pygmalion Project: The Guardian by Stephen Montgomery [★★★★★]
02/08/29: The Pygmalion Project: The Idealist by Stephen Montgomery [★★★★★]
02/08/28: Presidential Temperament by Ray Choiniere and David Keirsey [★★★★★]
02/08/11: Island in the Crossroads: The History of Puerto Rico by M.M. Brau [★★★]
02/08/09: The Wars of the Ancient Greeks by Victor Davis Hanson [★★★★]
02/08/08: Please Understand Me II by David Keirsey [★★★★★]
02/08/01: The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick [★★★★]
02/07/30: From Sumer to Rome: The Military Capabilities of Ancient Armies by Richard A. Gabriel & Karen S. Metz [★★★]
02/07/10: Cave Temples of Mogao by Roderick & Susan Whitfield, Neville Agnew [★★★★★]
02/07/02: Germanicus Mosaic by Rosemary Rowe [★★+]
02/06/13: Old Polish Legends by F.C. Anstruther [★★]
02/06/06: A Mist of Prophecies by Steven W. Saylor [★★★]
02/05/30: The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder [★★★]
02/05/25: The Mystic Masseur by V.S. Naipaul [★★★]
02/05/21: The Lost Legion by H. Warner Munn [★★★]
02/05/16: Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder [★★★★]
02/04/28: The Ancient World in the Cinema by Jon Solomon [★★★★]
02/04/14: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen [★★★]
02/04/06: Life on the Mississippi by Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) [★★★★★]
02/03/15: History of the Civilizations of Central Asia, Volume III: The crossroads of civilizations: A.D. 250 to 750 [★★★★★]
02/02/12: Following the Equator by Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
02/02/09: Five Black Ships: A Novel of the Discoverers by Napoleon Baccino Ponce De Leon [★★★★]
02/01/14: The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain by Paul Theroux [★★★★★]
02/01/07: Vox by Nicholson Baker [★★★]
01/12/29: Sunrise with Seamonsters by Paul Theroux [★★★★★]
01/12/28: Hotel Honolulu by Paul Theroux [★★★★★]
01/12/20: Saint Jack by Paul Theroux [★★★★★]
01/12/17: Fresh Air Fiend by Paul Theroux [★★★★★]
01/12/16: Sir Vidia's Shadow by Paul Theroux [★★★★★]
01/12/14: Natural Opium: Some Travelers' Tales by Diane Johnson [★★]
01/12/10: The Happy Isles of Oceania by Paul Theroux [★★★★★]
01/12/03: Epigrams I by Martial [★★★★]
01/11/23: Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco [★★★★]
01/11/09: Who's Afraid of Beowulf? by Tom Holt [★★★★]
01/11/07: Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [★★★★]
01/10/30: Restoration by Rose Tremain [★★★★★]
01/10/16: Before France & Germany by Patrick J. Geary [★★★★★]
01/10/02: Attila and the Nomad Hordes by David Nicolle [★★★★]
01/09/27: Ancient Chinese Armies 1500-200 BC by Chris J. Peers [★★★]
01/09/27: The Goths by Peter Heather [★★★★★]
01/09/14: Samarkand by Amin Maalouf [★★★★★]
01/08/31: The Chinese Maze Murders by Robert van Gulik [★★★★★]
01/08/25: Worlds of Wonder by Robertson Davies [★★★★★]
01/08/23: On Ancient Central-Asian Tracks by Sir Aurel Stein [★★★★★]
01/08/17: The Manticore by Robertson Davies [★★★★★]
01/08/13: Silk Roads and Shadows by Susan Shwartz [★★★]
01/08/09: The Miracle of Castel di Sangro by Joe McGinnis [★★★★★]
01/08/03: Fifth Business by Robertson Davies [★★★★★]
01/07/23: Faith in Fakes by Umberto Eco [★★★★]
01/07/09: Burning Bright by John Steinbeck [★★★★]
01/07/08: Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier [★★★★★]
01/07/07: The Book of Government or Rules for Kings by Nizam Al-Mulk [★★★★]
01/06/30: Mirror to the Son of Heaven: Wei Cheng at the Court of T'ang T'ai-tsung by Howard Wechsler [★★★★]
01/06/27: The Truth About Dragons by Rhoda Blumberg [★★★]
01/06/26: Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg [★★★★]
01/06/20: Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy by Rhoda Blumberg [★★★★★]
01/06/15: Bukhara: The Medieval Achievement by Richard N. Frye [★★★★★]
Robert Graves: The White Goddess by Richard Perceval Graves [★★★★★]
Robert Graves: The Assault Heroic by Richard Perceval Graves [★★★★★]
Robert Graves: The Years with Laura Riding by Richard Perceval Graves [★★★★★]
Claudius the God by Robert Graves [★★★★★]
I, Claudius by Robert Graves [★★★★★]
The Thieves of Ostia (pre-publication) by Caroline Lawrence [★★★]
Two for the Lions by Lindsey Davis [★★+]
Between the Dragon and the Eagle by Mical Schneider [★★★]
How Poetry Works by Philip Davies Roberts [★★★★★]
A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul [★★★]
Riding the Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux [★★★★★]
The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux [★★★★★]
The Fermata by Nicholson Baker [★★★★★]
The London Embassy by Paul Theroux [★★★★★]
Maui: The Demigod: An Epic Novel of Mythical Hawai'i by Steven Goldsberry [★★★★★]

Sir Gawain and the Greek Knight by "The Pearl Poet" ★★★★★
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