Men's Book Discussion 2009 - 2012

Selections of the Men's Book Discussion group 2009 - 2012
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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President By Candice Millard Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780767929714
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Published: Anchor - June 12th, 2012

December 2012


Country of the Bad Wolfes By James Carlos Blake Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935955030
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Cinco Puntos Press - January 31st, 2012

October 2012


Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory By Ben Macintyre Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307453280
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Published: Crown - April 5th, 2011

September 2012


The Whistling Season By Ivan Doig Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780156031646
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Published: Mariner Books - May 7th, 2007

August 2012


Monster Fire at Minong: Wisconsin’s Five Mile Tower Fire of 1977 By Bill Matthias Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780870204470
Availability: Available for special order
Published: Wisconsin Historical Society Press - May 11th, 2010

June 2012


The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival (Vintage Departures) By John Vaillant Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307389046
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - May 3rd, 2011

May 2012


The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America By Erik Larson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780375725609
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Published: Vintage - February 10th, 2004

April 2012


Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History By Matt Taibbi Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385529969
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House - September 6th, 2011

March 2012


One Second After (A John Matherson Novel #1) By William R. Forstchen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765327253
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Published: Forge Books - November 24th, 2009

February 2012


Blue Blood By Edward Conlon Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781594480737
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Riverhead Books - April 5th, 2005

January 2012


The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America By Douglas Brinkley Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780060565312
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 4th, 2010

November 2011


The Lion's Game (A John Corey Novel #2) By Nelson DeMille Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780446679091
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 1st, 2002

October 2011


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Moby Dick (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) By Herman Melville Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062085641
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - June 7th, 2011

September 2011


Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival By Norman Ollestad Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061766787
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ecco - May 11th, 2010

July 2011 2.5 for Interest, and 4 for Readability


The Overton Window By Glenn Beck Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781451625288
Availability: Available for special order
Published: Threshold Editions - December 28th, 2010

June 2011


From Microsoft to Malawi: Learning on the Front Lines as a Peace Corps Volunteer By Michael L. Buckler Cover Image
$42.99
ISBN: 9780761854012
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Published: Hamilton Books - December 28th, 2010

May 2011


True Grit: A Novel By Charles Portis, Donna Tartt (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Charles Portis, Donna Tartt (Afterword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781590204597
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Published: The Overlook Press - November 5th, 2010

April 2011

All of us gave the book a 5 for both Readability and Interest, and we all said we would read something else by Portis. Someone noted that this is the second book we've read in which a male author has written through the eyes of a female protagonist. The first was One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus. Both were also fiction (though Fergus's book is historical fiction to some extent), and both were set in the "old West" (but, again, with Fergus's book being in the waning years of that period).


The Devil's Highway: A True Story By Luis Alberto Urrea Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316010801
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 19th, 2005

March 2011 One of the group's most enjoyed books ranking 5 out of 5 for interest and 4.9 out of 5 for readability.


A Country for All: An Immigrant Manifesto By Jorge Ramos Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307475541
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Published: Vintage - June 29th, 2010

February 2011


In the Spirit of Crazy Horse: The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's War on the American Indian Movement By Peter Matthiessen, Martin Garbus (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Peter Matthiessen, Martin Garbus (Afterword by)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780140144567
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Published: Penguin Books - March 1st, 1992

January 2011


The Haj: A Novel By Leon Uris Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553248647
Availability: Available for special order
Published: Bantam - May 1st, 1985

December 2010


1491 (Second Edition): New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus By Charles C. Mann Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781400032051
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Published: Vintage - October 10th, 2006

November 2010


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The World Without Us By Alan Weisman Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780312427900
Availability: Available for special order
Published: Picador - August 5th, 2008

October 2010

3.7 out of 5 for Interest and 3.4 out of 5 for Readability


Moanin' at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin' Wolf By James Segrest, Mark Hoffman Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781560256830
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Published: Da Capo Press - June 3rd, 2005

September 2010

2.6 out of 5 for Interest and 2.3 out of 5 for Readibility 


The Road Home By Jim Harrison Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780671778330
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Published: Washington Square Press - October 1st, 1999

August 2010


The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (Vintage Departures) By David Grann Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781400078455
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Published: Vintage - January 26th, 2010

June 2010  


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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey By Candice Millard Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780767913737
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Published: Anchor - October 10th, 2006

April 2010 Everyone enjoyed The River of Doubt by Candice Millard. Barry said it he feels it's the best book our group has read. Average score (scale of 1-5, respondents=6) for Readability was 4.5, while Interest rated a 4.9. As with previous books, however, we felt there needed to be more maps included.


Standing Next to History: An Agent's Life Inside the Secret Service By Joseph Petro, Jeffrey Robinson Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780312332228
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 21st, 2006

March 2010 Readability: 4 stars; Interest: 4 stars (both out of five stars)


Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd (World as Home) By Karsten Heuer Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781571313089
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Published: Milkweed Editions - January 28th, 2008

February 2010 (4.5 stars, out of five, for readability and 4.5 stars for interest)


One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd (One Thousand White Women Series #1) By Jim Fergus Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312199432
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 15th, 1999

January 2010 (4.7 stars, out of five, for readability and 4 stars for interest)


Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer By James L. Swanson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060518509
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Published: Mariner Books - February 6th, 2007

November 2009


Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 By Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson (With) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316067607
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 1st, 2008

October 2009


The Tenderness of Wolves: A Novel By Stef Penney Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781416571308
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 4th, 2008

August 2009


Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story By Leanne Howe Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781879960787
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Published: Aunt Lute Books - October 1st, 2007

Fiction. Native American Studies. MIKO KINGS: AN INDIAN BASEBALL STORY is an homage to the dusty roads and wind-blown diamonds of America's first moving picture about baseball, His Last Game.


Shopping for Porcupine: A Life in Arctic Alaska By Seth Kantner Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571313119
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Milkweed Editions - April 28th, 2009

Growing up in the Arctic, pragmatic, simple questions had useful answers. And frostbite was a way of life. In Shopping for Porcupine, Seth Kantner returns to the setting of his debut novel, Ordinary Wolves, with a fascinating account of life on North America's last frontier.