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UpdikeBegleycurrentwonderful just-released biographyBLKO

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The DispossessedUrsula K. Le Guincurrentfirst book of hers I've triedZ

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A Student's Introduction to English GrammarRodney Huddleston, Geoffrey K. Pullumcurrent"student's" introduction in the sense of Cambridge students, not kidsEO

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Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal TextsAntonin Scalia, Bryan A. Garnercurrentmagnificent treatise on how to interpret pretty much any textEO

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The Impending CrisisDavid M. Pottercurrentpre-Civil War conflicts in the USUO

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Oxford Style ManualR.M. Ritter, editor and compilerlong termreference, long project for workEFO

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Techniques of the Selling WriterDwight V. Swainlong termwhat the title suggestsEO

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Garner's Modern American Usage (3rd Edition)Bryan A. Garnerlong termreference: very long ongoing projectEFIO

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2014

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The Wild ThingsDave Eggers22-Apr-2014young adult yarn based on ...Z

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Thousand PardonsJonathan Dee9-Apr-2014Jonathan Franzen liteZ

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WilsonA. Scott Berg31-Mar-2014recent biography of the presidentUZ

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Before They Pass AwayJimmy Nelson17-Mar-2014incredible coffee table picture book of primitive tribal peopleAX

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Resolve and RescueMark Bodanza24-Feb-2014abolitionist history through the eyes of Frances DrakeUW

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All the Pretty HorsesCormac McCarthy17-Feb-2014masterpieceL

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Back to BloodTom Wolfe7-Feb-2014the octogenarian's latest novel (2013), basically a detective yarnLZ

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The RacketeerJohn Grisham2-Feb-2014fun, bit of a twist from the usual GrishamTO

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Quack This WayBryan A. Garner, David Foster Wallace1-Feb-2014reread out loud at dinner table to SuzyO

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The Catcher in the RyeJ. D. Salinger27-Jan-2014read in high school, reading complete SalingerLO

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Margaret of ScotlandAnne Guerin24-Jan-2014editing project, but worthy workBW

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Quack This WayBryan A. Garner, David Foster Wallace22-Jan-2014brilliant interview in 2004, when they became friendsO

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Tune In -- The Beatles, All These Years, Volume 1Mark Lewisohn20-Jan-2014magnificent - ten starsBMO

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2013

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Sympathy Vote: A Reinvestigation of the Valerie Percy MurderGlenn Wall30-Dec-2013personal connections to this storyO

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Born on a Blue DayDaniel Trammet21-Dec-2013the author is a savant with Asberger syndrome

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The CircleDave Eggers15-Dec-2013great contemporary storyLZ

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Sycamore RowJohn Grisham5-Dec-2013latest, sequel to A Time to KillT

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The Man Who Sired a LegendRobert J. Page30-Nov-2013silly vaguely historical fictionW

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Johnny CarsonHenry Bushkin29-Nov-2013Johnny was an angry, unhappy manB

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My StoryElizabeth Smart22-Nov-2013true story that will touch the heart of any caring parentB

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Angels FlightMichael Connelly30-Nov-2013good Harry Bosch storyPZ

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Eats, Shoots & LeavesLynne Truss22-Nov-2013the value of punctuationEZ

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Pearls, Girls, and Monty BodkinP. G. Wodehouse16-Nov-2013hilarious and beautifully written -- as alwaysLZ

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SalingerDavid Shields, Shane Salerno13-Nov-2013long-awaited biography of the most reclusive American author everB

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Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going ...Billy Crystal3-Nov-2013wonderful, fun readingB

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My AntoniaWilla Cather2-Nov-2013much more engaging the the book I finished earlierLZ

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Simple Dreams: A Musical MemoirLinda Ronstadt29-Oct-2013Linda Ronstadt's personal memoirB

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O Pioneers!Willa Cather26-Oct-2013early Cather - not badLZ

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Indian SummerArthur J. Frankel26-Oct-2013memoir of Peace Corps Volunteer in India, 1966-68BW

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A House in the SkyAmanda Lindhout18-Oct-2013being a captive in the middle EastBN

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Over Time: My Life as a SportswriterFrank DeFord18-Oct-2013wonderful sports writingB

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Bleeding EdgeThomas Pynchon8-Oct-20132000 era high tech NYC stuffL

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Shakespeare: The World as StageBill Bryson8-Oct-2013populist ShakespeareBZ

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The DropMichael Connelly2-Oct-2013Harry Bosch detective stuffPZ

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FDRJean Edward Smith20-Sep-2013huge and wonderfully doneBUO

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Great Life PhotographersEditors of Life19-Sep-2013timeless pictures buy all 95 Life staff photographersAGO

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Struggle to the Top of the MountainErnest Simele5-Sep-2013African doctor's memoirBW

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Nicholas NicklebyCharles Dickens10-Sep-2013another classic masterpieceLZ

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Versaille4-Sep-2013art book

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Brief Interviews with Hideous MenDavid Foster Wallace4-Aug-2013rereading, appreciated much moreLO

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At HomeBill Bryson3-Aug-2013miscellanyZN

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Look! I Made a HatStephen Sondheim28-Jul-2013volume two of Sondheim's annotated lyricsLM

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A Short History of Nearly EverythingBill Bryson23-Jul-2013popular scienceZS

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The William Howard Taft PresidencyLewis L. Gould17-Jul-2013bought at Taft home / museum in CincinnateBUO

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New York DeadStuart Woods9-Jul-2013Stone Barrington mystery series #1P

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Run Less Run FasterBill Pierce, Scott Murr, Ray Moss6-Jul-2013Runner's World bookRI

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A Hologram for the KingDave Eggers2-Jul-2013businessman makes a pitch to the king in Saudi ArabiaL

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Revolution 2.0Wael Ghonim2-Jul-2013current history – revolution in Egypt by one of its instigatorsNVZ

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The Pale KingDavid Foster Wallace26-Jun-2013reread - masterpieceLO

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The Complete New Yorker Cartoons (2004)Various26-Jun-2013the one to have for cartoon loversAGHLO

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Lord JimJoseph Conrad20-Jun-2013more Conrad; I'm not a conrad fanLZ

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White Collar SlaveryLaurance Rassin17-Jun-2013horrible, horrible bookW

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Heart of DarknessJoseph Conrad12-Jun-2013great literature, but I found it a bit dullLZ

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I Married a CommunistPhilip Roth7-Jun-2013second in the American TrilogyLZO

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What Is the WhatDave Eggers31-May-2013autobio/novel about Sudanese refugeeBLNZ

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Harold Goes RunningPaul Kilvington27-May-2013amusing work projectHPRSW

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Fade AwayHarlan Coben17-May-2013Myron Bolitar #3 - more about Bolitar himself, basketball backgroundPZ

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My Passion for DesignBabra Streisand17-May-2013the lady has taste to go with her talent and moneyAN

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SerendipitousStacey Earle12-May-2013stupid book with a revolting endingPW

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Drop ShotHarlan Coben10-May-2013Myron Bolitar #2PZ

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KennedyTheodore Sorenson10-May-2013brilliantBUO

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The Adventures of Augie MarchSaul Bellow4-May-2013his early masterworkLZ

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Good Prose: The Art of Non-FictionTracy Kidder27-Apr-2013about 40-year collaboration between author, editor in literary nonfictionEN

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Six YearsHarlan Coben21-Apr-2013latest novel, a standalone: wow! good onePZ

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American PastoralPhilip Roth15-Apr-2013one of Roth's masterpiecesLZB

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Finishing the HatStephen Sondheim13-Apr-2013utterly brilliant, collected, annotated lyrics, volume 1 of 2LMB

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Best of PogoWalt Kelly12-Apr-2013Pogo lives!AGHI

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Haven's KeyTia Austin7-Apr-2013fantasy/adventure/sci-fi; not my usual taste, but not badPW

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Deal BreakerHarlan Coben5-Apr-2013Myron Bolitar #1PZ

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One False MoveHarlan Coben30-Mar-2013Myron Bolitar #5PZ

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Hold TightHarlan Coben27-Mar-2013brilliant mystery type, new author/genre for mePZ

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Hard TimesCharles Dickens19-Mar-2013ostensibly political, but I think it's hilariousLZ

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Charles DickensClaire Tomalin9-Mar-2013biography - good one, talks a lot about Ellen Ternan, previously hiddenLZ

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OblivionDavid Foster Wallace9-Mar-2013DFW's last collection of short storiesL O

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Mick JaggerPhillip Norman2-Mar-2013What a crazy life! Same author as book on John LennonBZ

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2666Roberto Bolano16-Feb-2013898 pages - recommended by DFW lovers; tough sleddingIL

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More Than HumanTim Flach11-Feb-2013magnificent picture book on animalsAGB

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No Country for Old MenCormac McCarthy11-Feb-2013McCarthy often compared to FaulknerLZ

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The RoadCormac McCarthy7-Feb-2013Magnificent! A masterpiece!LZ

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Everything You Need to Know about Grammar and StyleSusan Thurman4-Feb-2013gift from authorEO

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Blood MeridianCormac McCarthy2-Feb-2013extreme violence, heartstoppingly brilliant proseLZ

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President Reagan: The Triumph of ImaginationRichard Reeves17-Jan-2013presidential years only; analysis of a conservative by a liberal who knew himBUZ

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Living the MomentLeonie Edwards17-Jan-2013memoirBW

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From East Pakistan to BangladeshIan Patrick24-Jan-2013medical missionary memoir - work projectBW

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Supping with the DevilRichard Elliot-Square5-Jan-2013fairly clever crime novelLW

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Puccini: The Man and His MusicWilliam Weaver3-Jan-2013quickie bio from Metropolitan; lightweight, little depthBMO

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2012

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Pride and PrejudiceJane Austen28-Dec-2012never read it, so why not?LZ

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Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni MitchellKatherine Monke24-Dec-2012JM - my favorite contemporary song writer and artistBM

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When You Are Engulfed in FlamesDavid Sedaris19-Dec-2012humourous essays, too much gay stuff for my tasteHZ

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Just Keep a Bag PackedEdna Green17-Dec-2012memoir of life in Middle EastBW

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Both Flesh and NotDavid Foster Wallace16-Dec-2012DFW cycle #3 - posthumously published essaysLO

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The CorrectionsJonathan Franzen8-Dec-2012as good as the other book, mabe betterLZO

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Girl with Curious HairDavid Foster Wallace5-Dec-2012DFW cycle #2LO

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The John Cheever Audio CollectionJohn Cheever22-Nov-2012read 2/3 of complete short stories earlierLZ

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Broom of the SystemDavid Foster Wallace22-Nov-2012begin complete DFW cycle - not his best workLO

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FreedomJonathan Franzen16-Nov-2012disfunctional family in modern America finds redemptionLZ

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The Cross and the CrescentJoe L. Carauna10-Nov-2012knights and Moslems killing each otherLW

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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De ZoetDavid Mitchel6-Nov-2012masterpiece of modern literatureLO

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The Collected Short Stories of Eudora WeltyEudora Welty31-Oct-2012more great literatureLZO

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The Legendary Roy OrbisonUnknown28-Oct-2012Long biography with boxed setM

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The Fifty Year SwordMark Z. Danielewski26-Oct-2012just plain weirdL

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The Mel Torme CollectionUnknown25-Oct-2012Long biography with boxed setM

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The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever NeedSusan Thurman13-Oct-2012skimmed - a present for Julie PowellE

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ShakespeareMichael Wood13-Oct-2012a biography; some people like it, some don'tBLO

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Hamlet, Prince of DenmarkWilliam Shakespeare10-Oct-2012Wow (again)LO

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Leading for Results!Joan Bragar7-Oct-2012lessons in leadershipW

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The Long and Shorts of ItDan Horvath3-Oct-2012Dan's self-published running storiesRO

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Devils or AngelsDanny Roberson30-Sep-2012poems / short storiesLW

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The Longest RunEd Ayres23-Sep-2012advance publisher's copy courtesy of the authorRO

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Every Love Story Is a Ghost StoryD. T. Max13-Sep-2012first biography of David Foster WallaceBLO

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Is God Necessary?Walter Ray9-Sep-2012MIT-credentialed author argues for God, against HawkingSW

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FargoScott Nankivel3-Sep-2012semi-autobiographical humorLW

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Dream TeamJack McCallum28-Aug-20121992 Olympics basketball teamR

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The Man Who Dined at Le CirqueBarry Arbiloff25-Aug-2012general fiction. two starsLW

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The Final Darkness May Never ComeArne P. Thomassen13-Aug-2012Science fiction amalgam. One and a half stars.LW

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The House of MirthEdith Wharton12-Aug-2012 New York high society; the girl diesLZ

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The Age of InnocenceEdith Wharton1-Aug-2012New York high society in the 1870. The Van Snoots et al.LZ

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Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic BombJonathan Fetter-Vorm26-Jul-2012FascinatingGU

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Huckleberry FinnMark Twain26-Jul-2012the Great American NovelLO

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The Johnstown FloodDavid McCullough25-Jul-2012older McCulloughUZ

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Falling ManDon DeLillo21-Jul-2012about 9/11LO

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Old Country SurprisesKen Saik20-Jul-2012Ukrainian cultural historyVW

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The River of DoubtCandice Millard18-Jul-2012Theodore Roosevelt in the jungles of BrazilNUZ

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WorkingStuds Terkel / adapted by Harvey Pekar13-Jul-2012Terkel's 1972 book on working people; Pekar's graphic adaptationABHU

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Never Have Your Dog StuffedAlan ALda12-Jul-2012biogrhicl stuBHZ

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RagazzoFrankie Gioseffi10-Jul-2012crime fictionPW

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Time FliesBill Cosby9-Jul-2012Cosby's book about aging (when he turned 50!)BHO

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I Hate Everyone ... Starting with MeJoan Rivers7-Jul-2012rawHZ

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The Beginning of InfinityDavid Deutsch7-Jul-2012modern scientific philosophySO

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The Destiny of the RepublicCandice Millard6-Jul-2012James Garfield assassinationUZ

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David CopperfieldCharles Dickens1-Jul-2012one of the greatest novels of all timeLZB

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Piano CartoonsGeorge Wolfe27-Jun-2012title says itCMO

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AmericountryZadmehr Torabi27-Jun-2012insanityOW

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Fab: An Intimate Biography of Paul McCartneyHoward Sounes23-Jun-2012yet another Beatle bookBM

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Bread and ButterDeborah Liverett13-Jun-2012utter piffleOW

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Step into My OfficeCelester D. Rencher4-Jun-2012bartender short storiesOW

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In One PersonJohn Irving31-May-2012LGBTQ "issues" - less explicit than I feared, thank goodnessL

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A Tale of Two CitiesCharles Dickens25-May-2012great literatureLZ

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HomeToni Morrison15-May-2012brand new, very shortLZ

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Always Ask -- It's a BlastR. W. A. Mitchell13-May-2012popular scienceOSW

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Carole King: A Natural WomanCarole King8-May-2012biographyBM

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Absalom, Absalom!William Faulkner5-May-2012one of the greatest novels of all timeLZO

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Principles of EconomicsPeter Navarro24-Apr-2012MSLZ

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Thinking Like a DesignerMichael Brady22-Apr-2012how to work with a designer, not how to be oneEO

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The TrapPeter Reitz20-Apr-2012crime novelPW

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Calico JoeJohn Grisham15-Apr-2012baseball novel, a very fast readP

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Jazz: A History of America's MusicGeoffry C. Ward, Ken Burns15-Apr-2012audio versionMZ

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JazzToni Morrison14-Apr-2012great fictionLO

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Clear and Present DangerTom Clancy7-Apr-2012dirty doings in ColombiaPZ

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Life on the MississippiMark Twain6-Apr-2012literary nonfiction (mostly)BNUZ

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The Plot Against AmericaPhilip Roth4-Apr-2012Charles Lindbergh is presidentLO

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The Sound and the FuryWilliam Faulkner31-Mar-2012remedial FaulknerLZO

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Life Upon These ShoresHenry Louis Gates, Jr.22-Mar-2012African-American historyUO

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The History of the English LanguageMichael D. C. Drout20-Mar-2012MSLEZ

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The FountainheadAyn Rand13-Mar-2012we have this in First Edition LibraryLO

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This Wheel's On FireLevon Helm9-Mar-2012Levon Helm's biography of The BandBM

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Prevail: Poems on Life, Love, and PoliticsMarkell Williams8-Mar-2012editing assignment - one star all the wayW

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George Harrison: Living in the Material WorldOlivia Harrison26-Feb-2012also a Martin Scorsese HBO movie; mostly picturesBMO

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Infinite JestDavid Foster Wallace24-Feb-2012enormous, very tough reading, rewarding for the diligent
LO

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The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth
Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer, L. S. Marcus19-Feb-2012masterpiece children's classic with extensive notesACHIL

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The Life and Works of BeethovenJeremy Siepmann17-Feb-2012short version; romanticized and not at all deepBM

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A Few Quick OnesP.G. Wodehouse14-Feb-2012short story samplerLZ

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11 / 22 / 63Stephen King13-Feb-2012Kennedy assassination, time travel; great story!
PF

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Winston Churchill: Man of the CenturyJohn Ramsden27-Jan-2012MSLBZ

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Perl 5 Desktop ReferenceJohan Vromans24-Jan-2012good review; shortTO

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American Inquisition: The Era of McCarthyismEllen Schrecker20-Jan-2012MSL: two starsUZ

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Rethinking Our PastJames W. Loewen15-Jan-2012MSL: two starsUZ

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The American Predidency: T Roosevelt to R ReaganRobert Daleck8-Jan-2012MSLUZ

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The American Legal ExperienceLawrence M. Friedman3-Jan-2012MSLUZ

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2011

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The Life of MozartEdward Holmes30-Dec-2011earliest Mozart bio; author is a contemporary of YeatsBMZ

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Albert EinsteinWalter Isaacson24-Dec-2011the Einstein bio I really wanted to read rather than the one I did readBZO

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The LitigatorsJohn Grisham16-Dec-2011the latest, and this time everything works out happilyP

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China, Inc.Ted Fishman12-Dec-2011about the booming Chinese economyOZ

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Steve JobsWalter Isaacson12-Dec-2011most popular book of the decade!BO

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My DetachmentTracy Kidder5-Dec-2011about his year in Vietnam; not his best workNZ

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The Idea of AmericaGordon S. Wood3-Dec-2011excellent author of two other Revolution era books I've readUZ

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What Hath God Wrought?Daniel Walker Howe1-Dec-2011Oxford History of US: 1815-1848 - what a whopper!U

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The Greater JourneyDavid McCullough24-Nov-2011Americans in ParisUZ

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Evolution of a Crazy ArtistSophie Crumb15-Nov-2011stepdaughter of R. Crumb and his wifeABH

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Black Swan GreenDavid Mitchell12-Nov-2011came highly recommendedLZ

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The Pale KingDavid Foster Wallace5-Nov-2011DFW's posthumous novel; extraordinaryLZ

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IndependenceJohn Ferling28-Oct-2011US history focusing on c. 1765-1776
UZ

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Consider the LobsterDavid Foster Wallace24-Oct-2011more essaysLO

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The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme CourtJeffrey Toobin16-Oct-2011inside the Supreme CourtNUZ

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Holidays on IceDavid Sedaris12-Oct-2011Silly humorH

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Chronicles, Volume 1Bob Dylan10-Oct-2011Dylan's illuminating autobiography (part 1)BMO

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Cloud AtlasDavid Mitchell6-Oct-2011strange structure; movie forthcomingLZ

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John Cheever: Collected Stories and Other WritingsJohn Cheever5-Oct-2011a thousand pages worthLI

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Chasing RecordsRobert Cunningham3-Oct-2011business project - about game fishingRW

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Life ItselfRoger Ebert30-Sep-2011Ebert's personal memoirB

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Writing with PowerPeter Elbow30-Sep-2011sort of a how-to, but not written by a drooling marketeer typeEB

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Hugging the ShoreJohn Updike23-Sep-2011eight or ten years cumulative book reviews and other short piecesLI

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Uncle DynamiteP.G. Wodehouse15-Sep-2011a Jeevesless novelLZ

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Thank You, JeevesP.G. Wodehouse3-Sep-2011the very first Jeeves novelLZ

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My LIfeBill Clinton26-Aug-2011excellent account of the presidency close up; longer than Ulysses!BUZO

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Men, Women, and DogsJames Thurber24-Aug-2011mostly cartoonsH

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Don't Make Me ThinkSteve Krug22-Aug-2011Web usability, 2nd edition from 2005, already badly datedT

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HerzogSaul Bellow19-Aug-2011more brilliant writingLI

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A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do AgainDavid Foster Wallace17-Aug-2011essays and arguments; simply wonderful!LOO

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Witness to AmericaStephen Ambrose and Douglas Brinkley4-Aug-2011source history, spot readingU

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Humboldt's GiftSaul Bellow3-Aug-2011Pulitzer winner, followed by NobelL

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Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters David Hockney3-Aug-2011Magnificent evidence, interesting theory of techniqueA

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Brief Interviews with Hideous MenDavid Foster Wallace18-Jul-2011odball related short stories, some good, some not so goodLZ

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Battle Cry of FreedomJames M. McPherson10-Jul-2011Civil War - Oxford US History, Pulitzer winnerUO

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UlyssesJames Joyce9-Jul-2011Story about some guy named Bloom. Whew! A bucket list itemLZO

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Bingsop's Fables: Little Morals for Big BusinessStanley Bing8-Jul-2011business shorts - didn't enjoy it muchHIOO

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Running on EmptyMarshall Ulrich6-Jul-2011one of the greatest ultrarunners' record run across the USR

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The Good EarthPearl Buck29-Jun-2011delightful short epic; won every prize in existence in its dayL

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Bech at BayJohn Updike22-Jun-2011Updike's alter ego - book 3L

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Beck Is BackJohn Updike13-Jun-2011Updike's alter ego - book 2L

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Bech: A BookJohn Updike6-Jun-2011Updike's alter ego - book 1L

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Pigeon Feathers and Other Short StoriesJohn Updike1-Jun-2011utter masterpieces - a must readL

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The New Dictionary of Cultural LiteracyE.D. Hirsch, Jr et al.23-May-2011follow-up reference book to previous theoretical bookEFOO

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The Secret Doorway: Beyond ImaginationPaul Hutchins22-May-2011good pictures, but otherwise a poor bookIS

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The New York Times Manual of Style and UsageAllan M. Siegal, William G. Connoly20-May-2011excellent and accessibleEFO

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Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders DifferentGordon S. Wood7-May-2011short biographical sketches of the key playersUO

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The John Updike Audio CollectionJohn Updike3-May-2011short storiesLZ

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Clapton: The AutobiographyEric Clapton30-Apr-2011interesting comparison with Keith RichardsBMZ

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A. Lincoln: A BiographyRonald C. White, Jr.28-Apr-2011a new full single-volume biography (2009)BU

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Computer Modern TypefacesDonald E. Knuth23-Apr-2011read the penetrable bitsESO

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Cultural LiteracyE.D. Hirsch, Jr11-Apr-2011what people don't know is dismayingO

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Right Ho, JeevesP.G. Wodehouse8-Apr-2011P.G. Wodehouse at his superlative bestLZ

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The Perfect MileNeal Bascomb5-Apr-2011Bannister, Landy, Santee battle to be the first 4-minute milerRZ

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Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush v. GoreJames T. Patterson1-Apr-2011Oxford Us HistoryU

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The Elements of Typographic StyleRobert Bringhurst25-Mar-2011every spot of ink in this book is meaningfulEO

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OutliersMalcolm Gladwell23-Mar-2011Why some people's accomplishments go way beyond the bell curveOZ

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Jazz - A History of America's MusicGeoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns20-Mar-2011based on Ken Burns seriesIM

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Young Men in SpatsP.G. Wodehouse19-Mar-2011short storiesL

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Love Among the ChickensP.G. Wodehouse16-Mar-2011very early novel (1906) Stanley Featherstonehaugh UkridgeLZ

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Washington: A LifeRon Chernow15-Mar-2011outstanding! Pulitzer Prize granted in AprilUBO

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3:16 - Bible Texts IlluminatedDonald Knuth28-Feb-2011rereading out of interest in caligraphic contentEO

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On Writing: A Memoir of the CraftStephen King22-Feb-2011heard good things about thisEO

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The Associated Press StylebookAssociated Press17-Feb-2011necessary for periodicals, newspapers, etc.EFO

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Marathon & Beyond - Volume 15 Issue 1M&B8-Feb-2011features Amy Palmiero-WInters articleRO

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LifeKeith Richards31-Jan-2011fascinating; not recommended for those with sheltered livesBMB

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The Copyeditor's HandbookAmy Einsohn16-Jan-2011standard work on the subjectEO

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Mathematics for the NonmathematicianMorris Kline10-Jan-2011recommended by Joe Mercer and/or Pat McCrayISO

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TUGboat, Volume 31, Number 1TeX Users Group4-Jan-2011selected articlesEIO

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The ConfessionJohn Grisham6-Jan-2011one of his best ever, page-turner, everything works out right in the endP

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The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead WilsonMark Twain2-Jan-2011mid-19th century views on race lampoonedLO

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2010

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The Creative HabitTwyla Tharp31-Dec-2010insightful advice from one of the most creative and productive artistsA

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Grand ExpectationsJames T. Patterson23-Dec-2010Oxford US History: 1945-WatergateU

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Are You Ready!Bob Harper20-Dec-2010author of Biggest Loser fameR

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The Book of Genesis IllustratedR. Crumb14-Dec-2010we saw the 207 original pages of this at the Columbus Museum of ArtAO

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The Dirty CowboyAmy Timberlake2-Dec-2010children's book - example of good editingM

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What Time Is It? You Mean Now?Yogi Berra23-Nov-2010Yogi's fractured speech and insightful views onlifeH

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Writers' HousesMarguerite Duras, Erica Lennard14-Nov-2010elegant pictures and text of beautiful work spacesA

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The Chicago Manual of Style - 16th EditionUniversity of Chicago Press11-Nov-2010brand new edition, updated for electronic documentationEFO

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Let Us Now Praise Famous MenJames Agee, Walker Evans2-Nov-2010read half of it forty years agoULO

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The Art of William SteigClaudia Nahson et al.29-Oct-2010beautiful stuffA

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Freedom From FearDavid M. Kennedy24-Oct-2010Oxford US History: 1929-1945; immense, but magnificent book!U

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Pain FreePete Egoscue15-Oct-2010how to not hurt by movingS

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The Most Beautiful Libraries in the WorldGuillaume de Laubier, Jaques Bosser12-Oct-2010picture bookA

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An American ExodusDorothea Lange, Paul Taylor29-Aug-20101939 photographic study of migrant farmersU

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Pale FireVladimir Nabokov14-Aug-2010one of the great and most unusual novelsL

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Tender Is the NightF. Scott Fitzgerald11-Aug-2010abandoned: idle rich misbehaving on the Riviera during the DepressionILO

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American SplendorHarvey Pekar10-Aug-2010large anthology of the cartoon strip that inspired the movieA

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Copyediting and ProofreadingSuzanne Gilad5-Aug-2010outstandingly practicalEO

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1776 - Illustrated EditionDavid McCullough30-Jul-2010not mere text with pics; includes over 50 facsimiles of historical documentsIUO

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Thomas JeffersonR.B. Bernstein19-Jul-2010a concise one-volume general biographyBU

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The Popularity PapersAmy Ignatwo17-Jul-2010graphic novel for girls - recommended for adults, too - I enjoyed it!A

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The Ultimate Visual DictionaryNo Body14-Jul-2010pictures with lots and lots of words (nouns)ISO

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Although of Course You End Up Becoming YourselfDavid Lipsky12-Jul-20105-day road trip with David Foster WarnerB

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The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789Robert Middlekauf28-Jun-2010first volume of Oxford History of US seriesU

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Cognitive SurplusClay Shirky24-Jun-2010Understanding the impact of social networksO

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The Big SleepRaymond Chandler23-Jun-2010the very first Philip Marlowe novelL

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Portnoy's ComplaintPhilip Roth15-Jun-2010pathetic, neurotic garbage, brilliantly writtenL

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Indian TeX Users Group LaTeX TutorialIndian TUG31-May-2010some good examples, but not very well writtenEO

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The Well Built HouseJim Locke13-May-2010Jim Locke's company Apple Corps built the Souewine home in HouseN

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Chicago Manual of Style: Version 14University of Chicago Press13-May-2010blew through for features - new version coming soonEFO

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Why Boys FailRichard Whitmire22-May-2010saving sons from an educational system that's leaving them behindO

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HouseTracy Kidder20-May-20101985 book about building a house from ground-breaking to move-inNO

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Bone - Volume 9 - Crown of HornsJeff Smith16-May-20101375-page "graphic novel" (comic book) completed!A

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Bone - Volume 8 - Treasure HuntersJeff Smith14-May-2010The attack has started!A

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Bone - Volume 6 - Ghost CirclesJeff Smith13-May-2010On the way to AtheiaA

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Bone - Volume 6 - Old Man's CaveJeff Smith12-May-2010Almost lost Thorn!A

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Bone - Volume 5 - Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern BorderJeff Smith11-May-2010New character. Only Fone and Smiley, not Phoney, Thorn, or the othersA

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Bone - Volume 4 - The DragonslayerJeff Smith9-May-2010the plot thickens as Thorn turnsA

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Bone - Volume 3 - The Eye of the StormJeff Smith8-May-2010outstandingA

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Bone - Volume 2 - The Great Cow RaceJeff Smith30-Apr-2010this is really great stuff!A

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Hodges' Harbrace HandbookGlenn Gray29-Apr-2010this took over a year, doing 2-5 pages dailyEFO

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Bone - Volume 1 - Out From BonevilleJeff Smith29-Apr-2010volume 1 of the Bone graphic novel - extraordinary!AB

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Once There Was a WayHarry Benson26-Apr-2010historic Beatles photographsAM

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The Subversive Copy EditorCarol Fisher Saller26-Apr-2010author is editor of Q&A page at The Chicago Manual of Style OnlineEO

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Joy in the MorningP.G. Wodehouse21-Apr-2010perfectionL

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From Slavery to Freedom - A History of African AmericansJohn Hope Franklin, Alfred A. Moss, Jr14-Apr-2010"definitive"; 8th and final edition, since the author died in 2009 at age 94UB

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Uncle Tom's CabinHarriet Beecher Stowe23-Mar-2010enough to get the idea; supplement to From Slavery to FreedomL

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EuroTeX 2009 ProceedingsTeX Users Group5-Mar-2010selected articlesEO

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Mozart - A LifeMaynard Solomon28-Feb-2010a highly regarded and reasonably recent biographyBMO

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The ChamberJohn Grisham6-Feb-2010bought hard cover in perfect condition for $1 at used book storePO

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Mindless EatingBrian Wansink31-Jan-2010food psychologyS

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Once a RunnerJohn L. Parker, Jr.28-Jan-2010novel about runningPR

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Columbus and The Ohio State University - Then and NowKane & Sauer26-Jan-2010city history: a few pages per dayAO

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Born to RunChristopher McDougall26-Jan-2010running with the TarahumaraRB

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Ford CountyJohn Grisham21-Jan-2010Grisham short storiesP

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Flea Market StyleEmily Chalmers20-Jan-2010interior design on the cheapA

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Last Night in Twisted RiverJohn Irving19-Jan-2010one of Irving's good ones, in same rank as WidowL

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Colonial America: A History, 1585-1776Richard Middleton12-Jan-2010basically a textbook, lots of facts and references, but well-writtenU

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Subtle Is the Lord ... The Science and the Life of Albert EinsteinAbraham Pais31-Dec-2010very heavy on the math, but navigable by mortalsBS

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TUGboat, Volume 30, Number 2TeX Users Group28-Dec-2010selected articlesEO

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Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815Gordon S. Wood23-Dec-2009Newborn republic from the first Congress through War of 1812UB

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The Complete Far Side, Volume 2Gary Larson22-Dec-2009art book format, read volume one in 2008AO

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Constitution of the United StatesUS Constitutional Congress7-Dec-2009I'd never read the entire thing!UO

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Monticello - Home of Thomas JeffersonRandle Bond Truett24-Nov-20091957 picture book in black and whiteU

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Inherent ViceThomas Pynchon24-Nov-2009Raymond Chandler on pot; literate but raunchy; reader discretion advisedL

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The Road to Monticello - The Life and Mind of Thomas JeffersonKevin J. Hayes14-Nov-2009TJ's intellectual development based on literary interests and influences. Not a traditional "Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee" biography.BU

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TrumanDavid McCullough30-Oct-2009riveting portrayal of HST as an honest man, a man of the peopleBUO

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Benjamin Franklin: An American LifeWalter Isaacson8-Oct-2009what a fine fellow -- the first real AmericanBO

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Catch-22Joseph Heller9-Sep-2009weirdUO

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Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of DiscoveryDayton Duncan and Ken Burns21-Aug-2009an illustrated history - skimmed itU

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Bury My Heart at Wounded KneeDee Brown19-Aug-2009Indian wars history from Indian viewpointUB

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Lewis & Clark - Voyage of DiscoveryStephen Ambrose7-Aug-2009National Geographic pictures, but lots of textUB

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The AssociateJohn Grisham2-Aug-2009corporate spy stuffP

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Great ExpectationsCharles Dickens28-Jul-2009Pip! Outstanding plot, beautiful languageLO

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John AdamsDavid McCullough13-Jul-2009best book of its type I've ever readBUO

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BelovedToni Morrison27-Jun-2009a masterpiece about women who escaped slavery, made a life in Cincinatti during ReconstructionLO

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Picture Perfect: Mowing Techniques for Lawns, Landscapes, and SportsDavid Mellor15-Jun-2009skimmed the parts that interest meS

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The AppealJohn Grisham15-Jun-2009this one was fun; for once the bad guys won and the good guys lost everything; sad, but realisticP

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CouplesJohn Updike10-Jun-2009good writing, naughty behavior: adultery suburban styleL

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A Time to KillJohn Grisham1-Jun-2009second readingPO

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The American LanguageH.L. Mencken1-May-2009profoundly insightful and detailed history of English in the USIEB

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Playing for PizzaJohn Grisham1-May-2009a non-lawyer novelP

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The Crying of Lot 49Thomas Pynchon1-Apr-2009Pynchon's shortest novel, my first of hisLO

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Roger's VersionJohn Updike1-Apr-2009good only if you have already read a fair amount of UpdikeL

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The SummonsJohn Grisham1-Apr-2009fun as always, but not his bestP

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Man Without a CountryKurt Vonnegut1-Mar-2009highly political, frankly dullL

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Armageddon in RetrospectKurt Vonnegut1-Mar-2009uninteresting posthumous Vonnegut, deservedly unpublished previouslyL

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The Most of P.G. WodehouseP. G. Wodehouse1-Jan-2009must-read short stories collectionLO

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Dean and I - A Love StoryJerry Lewis1-Mar-2009interesting and self-servingB

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Beautiful EvidenceEdward Tufte1-Feb-2009best in the seriesSO

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The VIsual Display of Quantitative InformationEdward Tufte1-Feb-2009a masterpieceSO

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Lennon -- the LifePhillip Norman1-Jan-2009best biography of any individual Beatle yet - Yoko doesn't like itBMO