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 Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780767929714
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Published: Anchor - June 12th, 2012

December 2012


Country of the Bad Wolfes Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781935955030
Availability: Available for special order
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 Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307453280
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Published: Broadway Books - April 5th, 2011

September 2012


The Whistling Season Cover Image
$15.99
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 Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780870204470
Availability: Backordered
Published: Wisconsin Historical Society Press - May 11th, 2010

June 2012


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

May 2012


The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375725609
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 10th, 2004

April 2012


Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385529969
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - September 6th, 2011

March 2012


One Second After (A John Matherson Novel #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780765327253
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Published: Forge Books - November 24th, 2009

February 2012


Blue Blood 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 Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780060565312
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 4th, 2010

November 2011


The Lion's Game 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 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 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061766787
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Published: Ecco - May 11th, 2010

July 2011 2.5 for Interest, and 4 for Readability


The Overton Window Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781451625288
Availability: Backordered
Published: Threshold Editions - December 28th, 2010

June 2011


From Microsoft to Malawi: Learning on the Front Lines as a Peace Corps Volunteer Cover Image
$40.99
ISBN: 9780761854012
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Published: Hamilton Books - December 28th, 2010

May 2011


True Grit: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781590204597
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - 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 Cover Image
$16.99
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 Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307475541
Availability: Available for special order
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 Cover Image
By Peter Matthiessen, Martin Garbus (Afterword by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780140144567
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Published: Penguin Books - March 1st, 1992

January 2011


The Haj: A Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553248647
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Published: Bantam - May 1st, 1985

December 2010


1491 (Second Edition): New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus 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 Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780312427900
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
$17.95
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 Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780671778330
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Washington Square Press - October 1st, 1999

August 2010


The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (Vintage Departures) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400078455
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Published: Vintage - January 26th, 2010

June 2010  


The Bodies Left Behind: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781416595625
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Pocket Star - August 18th, 2009

May 2010 Jefferey Deaver doesn't know about Wisconsin. That's the prevailing opinion about The Bodies Left Behind, which we reviewed at the Rivers Eatery. Most of us "enjoyed" the book in so far as it was an engaging plot, a fast-paced story, and a quick read, but we were not impressed with Mr. Deaver's lack of accuracy about Wisconsin's landscape, which was the story's setting. His poor knowledge of local plants jolted us out of the story, and we were REALLLY not impressed when a wolf encounter led one of the characters to recall that wolves "were being reintroduced into the state" (p. 169). (Fact - wolves returned to Wisconsin on their own; they were not re-introduced.) It should come as no surprise, then, that our ratings were the lowest we have given to any book this year. On a scale of 1 (poor) to 5 (great), this book ranked 3.75 for Readability and 2.8 for Interest.


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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey Cover Image
$17.00
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 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) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781571313089
Availability: Backordered
Published: Milkweed Editions - January 1st, 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) Cover Image
$15.99
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 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060518509
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 6th, 2007

November 2009


Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316067607
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 1st, 2008

October 2009


The Tenderness of Wolves: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781416571308
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 4th, 2008

August 2009


Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story 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 Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781571313119
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Published: Milkweed Editions - April 1st, 2009

Seth Kantner's "Ordinary Wolves" told the story of a white boy raised in a sod igloo on the Arctic tundra. A heartbreaking vision of a vanishing world, it established Kantner as one of the nation's most original and authentic writers. Here, he returns to the setting of his debut novel with an autobiographical account of his own life in a rapidly changing land.