10 best books like Dress Gray (Lucian K. Truscott IV): Death at Windsor Castle, Building Big, City of Ice, The Rosetta Codex, Mirage, Bodies Electric, Eisenhower, Dealing in Futures, The Proteus Operation, The Patton Papers: 1940-1945
Housemaid Jane Bee's summer duties run to dusting the props for a week of pageantry at Windsor Castle, the Queen's favorite haunt. But the Investiture of the new Knights of the Garter ends up combining pomp with a extremely unpleasant circumstance.... Mild-mannered art curator Roger Pettibon is found...
Why this shape and not that? Why steel instead of concrete or stone? Why put it here and not over there? These are the kinds of questions that David Macaulay asks himself when he observes an architectural wonder. These questions take him back to the basic process of design from which all structures begin,...
A college kid in a Santa Claus suit is tortured, murdered, and left hanging from a meat hook on Christmas Eve - a gift intended for one particular cop. This debut thriller set in bone-chilling midwinter Montreal features one of the most compelling new heroes to emerge in crime fiction: Sergeant-Detective...
|Author||Richard Paul Russo|
This is the second book I've read by the author and, though it definitely isn't as good as Ship of Fools, I found myself enjoying it quite a lot. I'm fairly new to scifi, I know world building is suppose to be a huge element and there was some of that in the book, but I think Russo's main strength is in his writing...
|Author||F. Paul Wilson|
Julie Gordon, a leading research scientist at the age of 27, has created the most exciting virtual reality program ever--a computer-enhanced, 3D voyage into the mind. When she receives the news that her estranged twin sister Samantha is in a coma, she realizes that her sister is dying, and no one can...
Jack Whitman is a powerful executive with a massive multimedia conglomerate. He is extremely well-paid, highly ambitious, and desperately lonely since his wife's murder. Then one night on a subway car, his eyes meet those of a woman he cannot forget.
Dolores Salcines is a ravaged beauty on...
“Eisenhower” by Geoffrey Perret was published in 1999, two years after the publication of his biography of Ulysses S. Grant. Perret is an author and historian and served for three years in the U.S. Army. Among his dozen published books are...
As my first foray into Haldeman's writing, I was swept away with his twists and turns and original plots. Some stories were not overtly science fiction and I appreciated them equally. I was quite impressed with how much he could convey with so little and can't wait to pick up a novel to see where he takes...
|Author||James P. Hogan|
I went through a big Jim Hogan kick a few years back. I picked this one up recently in a second-hand bookshop, and I think I can now more clearly see both Hogan's strengths and his weaknesses. He's easy to get addicted to, easy to dislike when you're not addicted.
The premise: the Allies lost the...
The Patton Papers: 1940-1945
|Author||George S. Patton Jr.|
One of World War II's most brilliant and controversial generals, George S. Patton (1885-1945) fought in North Africa and Sicily, as commander of the Third Army, spearheaded the Allies' spectacular 1944-1945 sweep through France, Belgium, and Germany. Martin Blumenson is the only historian to enjoy...
"Required reading for the beginner in map and compass work, as well as for those interested in serious Orienteering. In simple, clear, concise terms the basics of map and compass work are described and illustrated."
--George T. Hamilton, Appalachia This new, enlarged edition of Be Expert with...
The People's Almanac Presents the Book of Lists #3
Several people have wondered over the last year which review I've been trolled on most often. In an effort to answer this vital question, I've compiled another list. Here, you can see all my reviews on which the comment thread contains at least 100 comments:
Produced with the Smithsonian Institution and released in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the start of the war, "The Civil War" is the definitive visual history to one of the most defining moments in our country's history.
Comprehensive timelines, revealing first-person accounts...
A great dual biography of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, of course also with excellent Civil War knowledge. I liked that the format went -Lee Chapter, Grant Chapter, Lee Chapter, Grant Chapter- the switching off made it feel like you were learning the maximum amount about both men, and keeping the...
|Author||James F. Dunnigan|
"Dirty Little Secrets of World War II " exposes the dark, irreverent, misunderstood, and often tragicomic aspects of military operations during World War II, many of them virtually unknown even to military buffs. Like its successful predecessor, "Dirty Little Secrets," Dunnigan and Nofi's new...
The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents
Kevin Senecal was nobody's hero. All he wanted from life was a professional career, a strong union to protect him, and a comfortable company-owned housing well away from his Welfare Slum origins. As a senior engineering student at Cal Tech, Kevin seemed on the verge of realizing his ambitions, when...
The book has ten chapters: the first is an analysis of the build-up to the war, the next seven chapters cover the war itself and the final chapter examines how victory for the USA and the USSR shaped the subsequent history of the 20th century. The chapters are arranged as far as possible to give a clear chronological...
This is a quite varied selection of short stories based around the theme of being the last man alive. As with most collections, some are good, some less so.
"The Underdweller" by William F Nolan - A man living in the Los Angeles sewer system avoids the city's new inhabitants.
"Flight to Forever"...
|Author||Jules R. Benjamin|
A brief yet comprehensive introduction to the study of history, A Student's Guide to History discusses the discipline, reviews basic study, research, and writing skills, and describes the most common kinds of history assignments. Class tested and having seven editions, this text is a useful reference...
The year was 1897. The Khyber Pass echoed with the sounds of war. Soldiers from Britain, India, and Afghanistan were immersed in a bloody conflict.
Enter the Time Commandos. Their mission: To foil a plot that has set timelines on a collision course. Only they can save the timestream from disruption...
50 Facts That Should Change The World 2.0
Jessica Williams revisits her classic series of snapshots of life in the twenty-first century. Revised and updated with lots of new material, this book is every bit as vital as the first edition. From the inequalities and absurdities of the so-called developed world to the vast scale of suffering wreaked...
Conrad's Time Machine: A Prequel to the Adventures of Conrad Stargard
I have been a big fan of the Cross Time Engineer series since the beginning. However, this novel was a bit of a let down. I guess the biggest thing that it did was fill in some of the blanks with regards to how things came to be. However, the writing was a bit wonky as I knew where they were going with the story line,...