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Les Standiford

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Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America (2011)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This book details the case of Adam Walsh. It was easy to read and follow. I was on the edge of my seat. I was familiar with the case but after all these years, I never knew the details. This book tells most of what happened. I was angry at some points (due to the poor handing of ...
The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits (2008)
3.43 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: A really interesting book about Charles Dickens' writing of a Christmas Carol. Any author would enjoy this book, as Dickens wrote the book at a nadir of his career, dropping from selling a 100,000 copies of his work to only 20,000. His publishers didn't want to take a chance on C...
Washington Burning: How a Frenchman's Vision for Our Nation's Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Army (2008)
3.42 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: The description calls it 'riveting.' I think that's being a little kind. At first I was interested in the story of Peter Charles L'Enfant, the architect who planned the city of Washington. But the story bogged down in detail pretty fast. Then the story would get so far ahead, the...
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