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text 2017-07-02 10:38
2nd July 2017
Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary - Juan Williams

In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.


Thurgood Marshall


The first black justice on the U. S. Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall (born July 2, 1908) was part of significant civil rights decisions.

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review 2016-02-11 08:51
The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverant Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits
The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits - Steve Wiegand,Erik Sass,Johny Heller,Tantor Audio

A big thanks goes to Murder by Death for introducing me to this book. When I saw one of my library's digital services offering the audiobook of this, I had to give it a try.


I am sadly remiss in my knowledge of World History with some minor exceptions, so I found this book's overview (tinged with humor) perfect. It's packed full of information, but written with the average reader in mind. This made it perfect for listening to while doing other things. I actually had to stop the audio as my focus was ensnared too much at times. There is often a tongue in cheek aspect to the writing and the narrator delivered every line perfectly.


One of my favorite elements of the book were the side boxes (or asides as they manifested on the audiobook) that focused on specific elements, going more in depth into key facts. One I always looked forward to was a list of numbers comparing things like world population, city sizes, etc.


This is a must reread and I'll probably end up getting it from Audible. Hopefully, their American History is just as good.

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review 2015-02-15 15:25
Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library
Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library - John O'Brien,Barb Rosenstock

"I cannot live without books."

Thomas Jefferson

Every book lover has heard this quote and probably has used it once or twice. But how many of us know much about the man behind the quote besides he's the author of the Declaration of Independence and the 3rd President of the USA? This is a wonderful non-fiction picture book that every booklover needs to read as it chronicles his reading and collecting throughout his life.

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text 2014-11-27 06:59
DNF p. 151 - How is this possible?
Fundraising the Dead - Sheila Connolly

I don't know what's up with books I've picked but nothing has really stood out. Most of them have either been like slogging through cement or just not something I want to pick back up. This was the former and I have no idea why. A mystery...in a Museum...about STOLEN ITEMS! How could I not love this?


I don't know but I I've been reading this in about two page moments and can't take it anymore. I simply don't care. I don't even care about the stolen items. Despite how the murder is handled, I actually care far more about the murder victim; I really liked them and though I knew they were going to die, I really didn't want them to. But the rest of the characters and basically everything else were...simply annoying.


I will attempt this again, it might be me and/or the time, but I simply can't right now.


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review 2014-11-03 09:29
Legend of Sleepy Hallow [Audible] - WOW!
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving

I'm so glad I happened to be glancing around my audible app and saw this was being offered free. I scoped it up immediately and knew I'd have to choose this for my Halloween tale in Holiday Bingo. It's only an hour and fifteen minutes but it feels so much shorter.


I don't know when you were first introduced to Sleepy Hallow but for me it was Disney's The Adventure of Ichabod Crane narrated by Bing Crosby.

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