2011 Books Part 1

A Listmania! list by Marathoner "Avid Reader" (New York City)
 
The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood
1.  The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood by Jane Leavy
The list author says:
  "disappointing.  kinda boring and it gets difficult reading about such an a!#$@@#$"
$18.73   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (350 customer reviews)

American Vampire Vol. 1
2.  American Vampire Vol. 1 by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "cool"
Used & New from: $7.44
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

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LZ-'75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American Tour
3.  LZ-'75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American Tour by Stephen Davis
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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The Business of Spirits: How Savvy Marketers, Innovative Distillers, and Entrepreneurs Changed How We Drink
4.  The Business of Spirits: How Savvy Marketers, Innovative Distillers, and Entrepreneurs Changed How We Drink by Noah Rothbaum
The list author says:
  "weak, very weak"
Used & New from: $17.68
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and George Bernard Shaw
5.  The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and George Bernard Shaw by Jay R. Tunney
The list author says:
  "wow!!! what a pleasant surprise"
$26.29   Used & New from: $3.28
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Ender's Game: Battle School
6.  Ender's Game: Battle School by Orson Scott Card
$17.39   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Hunger Games (Book 1)
7.  The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
$6.96   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23,824 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Beckham Experiment: How the World's Most Famous Athlete Tried to Conquer America
8.  The Beckham Experiment: How the World's Most Famous Athlete Tried to Conquer America by Grant Wahl
The list author says:
  "candy - good and easy"
$13.65   Used & New from: $0.27
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

American Idol: The Untold Story
9.  American Idol: The Untold Story by Richard Rushfield
The list author says:
  "what a great book!  I was surprised how good it was.  Just great.  Couldn't put it down"
$22.49   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Artemis Fowl
10.  Artemis Fowl by Andrew Donkin
The list author says:
  "did not like.  that will be the one and only AF book i read"
$5.45   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7,589 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won
11.  Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won by Tobias J. Moskowitz
Used & New from: $0.48
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)

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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
12.  Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
The list author says:
  "disappointed....got boring"
$15.07   Used & New from: $0.43
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24,714 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2)
13.  Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2) by Suzanne Collins
$12.54   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16,248 customer reviews)

Classics and Comics (Classical Presences)
14.  Classics and Comics (Classical Presences) by George Kovacs
The list author says:
  "someone published their honors paper"
$25.56   Used & New from: $7.98
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The Player of Games (Culture)
15.  The Player of Games (Culture) by Iain M. Banks
The list author says:
  "nightmare sci-fi....couldn't get into it"
$11.51   Used & New from: $8.28
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art
16.  The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art by Donald N. Thompson
The list author says:
  "could have been a much shorter article"
Used & New from: $7.90
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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The War for Late Night: When Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy
17.  The War for Late Night: When Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy by Bill Carter
The list author says:
  "awesome!!!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Kill or Capture: How a Special Operations Task Force Took Down a Notorious al Qaeda Terrorist
18.  Kill or Capture: How a Special Operations Task Force Took Down a Notorious al Qaeda Terrorist by Matthew Alexander
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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15 Minutes: General Curtis LeMay and the Countdown to Nuclear Annihilation
19.  15 Minutes: General Curtis LeMay and the Countdown to Nuclear Annihilation by L. Douglas Keeney
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime, and Complicity
20.  Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime, and Complicity by Ken Armstrong
The list author says:
  "good but could have been an article"
$15.90   Used & New from: $1.21
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Vol. 1 - The Journey Begins
21.  Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Vol. 1 - The Journey Begins by Robin Furth
The list author says:
  "great"
$17.96   Used & New from: $3.88
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
22.  Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness by Frank Brady
The list author says:
  "really liked it.  very well written"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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I Am the Market: How to Smuggle Cocaine by the Ton, in Five Easy Lessons
23.  I Am the Market: How to Smuggle Cocaine by the Ton, in Five Easy Lessons by Luca Rastello
The list author says:
  "it had it moments.  a quick read"
$21.52   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Jacobs Beach: The Mob, the Fights, the Fifties
24.  Jacobs Beach: The Mob, the Fights, the Fifties by Kevin Mitchell
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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The New Cool: A Visionary Teacher, His FIRST Robotics Team, and the Ultimate Battle of Smarts
25.  The New Cool: A Visionary Teacher, His FIRST Robotics Team, and the Ultimate Battle of Smarts by Neal Bascomb
The list author says:
  "love the author but this book doesn't do it.  His worst to date.  I don't like the "follow team" format in books.  Best part of the book is the profile of Kamen.  Would have been better as an article.  Sorry."
$19.74   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Bridge of Spies: A True Story of the Cold War
26.  Bridge of Spies: A True Story of the Cold War by Giles Whittell
The list author says:
  "I really enjoyed.  I was surprised how good this book was."
Used & New from: $3.98
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First
27.  The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First by Jonah Keri
$17.28   Used & New from: $2.38
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground
28.  Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground by Kevin Poulsen
The list author says:
  "great book"
Used & New from: $1.14
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)

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Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan
29.  Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan by Del Quentin Wilber
The list author says:
  "excellent"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Complete Game: Reflections on Baseball and the Art of Pitching
30.  The Complete Game: Reflections on Baseball and the Art of Pitching by Daniel Paisner
The list author says:
  "very enjoyable"
$13.51   Used & New from: $0.41
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

The Last Great Fight: The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives Forever
31.  The Last Great Fight: The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives Forever by Joseph Layden
The list author says:
  "awesome but strange picture on the cover"
Used & New from: $16.43
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Helvetica and the New York City Subway System: The True (Maybe) Story
32.  Helvetica and the New York City Subway System: The True (Maybe) Story by Paul Shaw
$27.56   Used & New from: $17.91
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

The Trinity Six: A Novel
33.  The Trinity Six: A Novel by Charles Cumming
The list author says:
  "not so good.  got stuck around page 140.  Too many names and tired of sitting around a table having he plot layed out."
$23.33   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)

Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping--Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond
34.  Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping--Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond by Paco Underhill
$12.86   Used & New from: $0.73
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (261 customer reviews)

The Eichmann Trial (Jewish Encounters)
35.  The Eichmann Trial (Jewish Encounters) by Deborah E. Lipstadt
The list author says:
  "good, solid and short"
$17.71   Used & New from: $1.97
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It
36.  Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It by Richard A. Clarke
The list author says:
  "first chapter good, then thin"
$16.01   Used & New from: $0.40
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (216 customer reviews)

Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft
37.  Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft by Paul Allen
The list author says:
  "good part about msft, wnd half bad.  What has he done for humanity?"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Ataturk
38.  Ataturk by Baron Patrick Balfour Kinross
The list author says:
  "good story, not a great book"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean
39.  Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean by Alex Von Tunzelmann
The list author says:
  "solid book....very solid and well written"
$27.33   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
40.  In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
The list author says:
  "a.k.a - the history of the night of long knives.  Good book...not great but very, very good book."
$18.09   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,713 customer reviews)