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The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, by Lawrence Wright 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright October 2006
Homage to Catalonia, by George Orwell 4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell March 2009
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitlers Berlin, by Erik Larson 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson May 2011
Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles, by Bernard Cornwell 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwell May 2015
The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World before the War, 1890–1914, by Barbara W. Tuchman 3.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 5 The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World before the War, 1890–1914 by Barbara W. Tuchman January 2006
Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for Americas Soul, by Karen Abbott 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul by Karen Abbott July 2007
The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution, by David  Wootton 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution by David Wootton April 2016
A General History of the Pyrates: From Their First Rise and Settlement in the Island of Providence, to the Present Time, by Daniel Defoe 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 A General History of the Pyrates: From Their First Rise and Settlement in the Island of Providence, to the Present Time by Daniel Defoe November 2016
The Age of Napoleon: A History of European Civilization from 1789 to 1815, by Ariel Durant, Will Durant 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Age of Napoleon: A History of European Civilization from 1789 to 1815 by Ariel Durant, Will Durant December 2015
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson 4.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 5 Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson March 2015
Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870–1914, by David McCullough 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870–1914 by David McCullough January 2011
The Greatest Generation, by Tom Brokaw 3.0003258921297 out of 53.0003258921297 out of 53.0003258921297 out of 53.0003258921297 out of 53.0003258921297 out of 5 The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw July 2000
The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II, by Gregory A. Freeman 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II by Gregory A. Freeman October 2007
The Bridge at Andau: The Compelling True Story of a Brave, Embattled People, by James A. Michener 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Bridge at Andau: The Compelling True Story of a Brave, Embattled People by James A. Michener August 2015
The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America, by Russell Shorto 3.99842271293375 out of 53.99842271293375 out of 53.99842271293375 out of 53.99842271293375 out of 53.99842271293375 out of 5 The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America by Russell Shorto August 2016
Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, by Sally Bedell Smith 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith January 2012
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, by Timothy Snyder 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder February 2017
The Six-Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East, by Guy Laron 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Six-Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East by Guy Laron February 2017
Victoria, by Stanley Weintraub 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Victoria by Stanley Weintraub January 2017
A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order, by Richard Haass 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order by Richard Haass January 2017
The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region, by Michael R. Auslin 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region by Michael R. Auslin January 2017
Becoming Queen Victoria: The Unexpected Rise of Britains Greatest Monarch, by Kate Williams 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Becoming Queen Victoria: The Unexpected Rise of Britain's Greatest Monarch by Kate Williams December 2016
Odyssey of the West V: A Classic Education through the Great Books: Enlightenment, Revolution, and Renewal, by Timothy B. Shutt 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Odyssey of the West V: A Classic Education through the Great Books: Enlightenment, Revolution, and Renewal by Timothy B. Shutt December 2016
The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars, by Dava Sobel 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel December 2016
The Purple Diaries: Mary Astor and the Most Sensational Hollywood Scandal of the 1930s , by Joseph Egan 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Purple Diaries: Mary Astor and the Most Sensational Hollywood Scandal of the 1930s by Joseph Egan November 2016
Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonalds Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away, by Lisa Napoli 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away by Lisa Napoli November 2016
The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family, by Ron Chernow 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family by Ron Chernow November 2016
An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy, by Marc Levinson 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy by Marc Levinson November 2016
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