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Paracelsus

Paracelsus

by James Powton

The Hungry Monster Book Review

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3out of 5 by Hungry Monster 5 days ago

War is never pretty. It's a gruesome, deadly instrument used by those seeking something. Whether they seek power, reassurance or a misguided view of peace depends on those orchestrating the show. In ... More

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A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age

A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age

by William Manchester

One of my favorite books...

5out of 5 by Sharon A G 5 days ago

I have owned this book for years and bought this copy as a gift. Once you've read this well thought out book with it's well told history you will understand how history relates to events today. For ... More

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Cassidy's Girl

Cassidy's Girl

by David Goodis

Philadelphia Tenderloin

4out of 5 by Gissinglover 5 days ago

David Goodis' novel, "Cassidy's Girl" offers a portrayal of lost people in forgotten streets of Philadelphia in the years following WW II. The characters in the story are tormented and fallen. They ... More

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Thunder and Roses

Thunder and Roses

by Mary Jo Putney

A Different Type of Story

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5out of 5 by jjares 5 days ago

If you are looking for a different kind of book, this one with a Gypsy earl might fit the bill. This book is unique in so many ways; I can't remember reading a romance that spent this much time ... More

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The Woman Who Wouldn't

The Woman Who Wouldn't

by Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder as an Author

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4out of 5 by jjares 5 days ago

If you like Gene Wilder's persona, you will really like this story. I 'read' the talking-book and Wilder read the story. This novella is a perfect extension of the actor.

The story takes place ... More

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Murder in the Air

Murder in the Air

by Bill Crider

Pitch Perfect

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5out of 5 by jjares 5 days ago

This is the 17th book in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes murder series. As usual, it is full of wry wit and zany secondary characters. Rhodes loves to shoot down the idea that crimes are solved by CSI and ... More

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Sometimes a Rogue

Sometimes a Rogue

by Mary Jo Putney

A Waste of Paper

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2out of 5 by jjares 5 days ago

After the exciting first portion of this novel, the story fizzled. I cannot believe I wasted the time to read 221 of the 415 pages before throwing this book against a wall.

OK, I gave the book two ... More

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Murder in the Bayou: Who Killed the Women Known as the Jeff Davis 8?

Murder in the Bayou: Who Killed the Women Known as the Jeff Davis 8?

by Ethan Brown

A Disturbing Study of Justice in Louisiana

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4out of 5 by jjares 5 days ago

This book shatters the illusion that our laws are equally applied to all and that the population is protected by its police force. This is a very disturbing commentary on life in Louisiana and ... More

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The Other Bride

The Other Bride

by Lisa Bingham

A Different Kind of Romance

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4out of 5 by jjares 5 days ago

Old Oliver Haversham, the eleventh Marquis of Dobbenshire, still has a problem. After 5 marriages he still doesn't have an heir. He only has a "feckless daughter" -- not a male heir. Because Louisa ... More

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The Monkey's Raincoat

The Monkey's Raincoat

by Robert Crais

Where Eklvis Cole and Joe Pike Began

3out of 5 by jjares 5 days ago

Elvis Cole is original; he' a wise-cracking private eye with a side-kick whose other name should be Rambo. However, it is Joe Pike. This is the first in the series but I've read several of the Elvis ... More

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The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America

The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America

by Timothy Egan

A Great History Lesson

4out of 5 by jjares 5 days ago

From the beginning, this is a story of out-sized characters and immense events that had a profound effect on the US, both in the immediate aftermath and the long-term. It is the story of Teddy ... More

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The Mistletoe Murder: And Other Stories

The Mistletoe Murder: And Other Stories

by P. D. James

Mostly Yawns

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3out of 5 by jjares 5 days ago

These four short stories by the Grand Dame of Crime (PD James) are tame and fairly ho-hum. Even 2 early Adam Dalgleash stories aren't enough to save this collection.

In a full-length book, James ... More

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Angel in Marble

Angel in Marble

by Elaine Coffman

The Start of a Long Series

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4out of 5 by jjares 5 days ago

The humor and characters carried along this very flawed book to a four-star rating ... barely. First, the story took too long. There simply wasn't enough depth to carry Nick and Tibbie's story almost ... More

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A Little Mischief

A Little Mischief

by Amelia Grey

A Regency with a Bit of Sass

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4out of 5 by jjares 5 days ago

A murder mystery raises this Regency novel above the average comedy of manners and morals. In spite of the serious nature of a murder (this man refuses to die the first time he's struck), the story ... More

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Texas Tall

Texas Tall

by Kaki Warner

A Bit Modern Take on Western Life

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4out of 5 by jjares 5 days ago

Kaki Warner is one of my favorite authors; I own all of her novels. They are US historicals about regular people surviving hardships and finding happiness. This book is the story about Lottie and Ty ... More

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Desperate Hearts

Desperate Hearts

by Rosanne Bittner

A Different Kind of Romance

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4out of 5 by jjares 5 days ago

It is obvious that this book's villain, Alan Radcliffe, is awful when he stoops to blaming his stepdaughter, Elizabeth Wainright with the death of her own beloved mother. He is a grasping man who can ... More

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Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary

Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary

by Martha W McCartney

Expertly Researched for Virginia Ancestors

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5out of 5 by jjares 5 days ago

After doing genealogy research for 40+ years, I know scholarship when I read it. This is an incredibly well-researched dictionary of the first 500+ (mostly English) colonists to strike the US shore. ... More

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The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium: An Englishman's World

The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium: An Englishman's World

by Robert Lacey, Danny Danziger

An Enjoyable Trek Through the First 1000 Years

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5out of 5 by jjares 5 days ago

Another title might be: 'The Year 1000; World History Lite.' This is not intended to be disparaging of a very interesting work; the authors tried to sprinkle humorous and interesting facts (a reader ... More

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The Wanderer's Last Journey

The Wanderer's Last Journey

by Murray Lee Eiland Jr

The Hungry Monster Book Review

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4out of 5 by Hungry Monster 6 days ago

On a trade visit to Malta, Orfeo - in line to the throne of Pylos - is kidnapped by mysterious strangers. The net is spread far and wide, with heroes from all over the Aegean joining forces in the ... More

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The Preliminaries and Other Stories

The Preliminaries and Other Stories

by Cornelia a P Comer

A Forgotten American Writer

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 6 days ago

Literary fame can be a quixotic affair as many once highly regarded authors become forgotten and once forgotten authors become well-known. The early 20th Century novelist and short story writer, ... More

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Vanya: A True Story

Vanya: A True Story

by Myrna Grant, Norm Evans

Vanya: Excellent Book

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5out of 5 by Rudolph Z 6 days ago

This is a wonderful and powerful book that every Christian Believer should and needs to read. I first read it back in 1983 about a year after I became a Christian. It impacted my life and faith in a ... More

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Valkyrie

Valkyrie

directed by Bryan Singer
Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten

The Attempt Against Hitler's Life

5out of 5 by FanOfTimeLifeBooks 7 days ago

In July of 1944 a group of German army officers, wanting to end the Second World War in Europe and negotiate a peace with the Allies, sought to assassinate Adolf Hitler. The 2008 movie Valkyrie is a ... More

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The Sightseers Agency

The Sightseers Agency

by Terry Tumbler

The Hungry Monster Book Review

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5out of 5 by Hungry Monster 7 days ago

The Sightseers Agency picks up with Richard Pencil leaving the government position he took up at the end of the previous book. With the new world order well underway, the big three-letter agencies ... More

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Dixie City Jam

Dixie City Jam

by James Lee Burke

sa described

5out of 5 by jimmac 7 days ago

books a as described well wrapped would reccomend highly More

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Pegasus Descending

Pegasus Descending

by James Lee Burke

2out of 5 by jimmac 7 days ago

book had a picture stuck to fep and corners all bumped rear free end paper all covered in pencil writing not as described More

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