Decent Books I've Read Lately

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The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln
1.  The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln by Sean Wilentz
The list author says:
  "Fantastic overview of the period; it's inspired me to read up on a lot of the topics discussed in the book."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Pocketful of Names: A Novel
2.  Pocketful of Names: A Novel by Joe Coomer
The list author says:
  "I kept waiting for this book to suck, and it never did.  The topic and plot are such that it must have been fantastically difficult to write this book without resorting to lame cliches, and it succeeds brilliantly."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

As Simple as Snow (Alex Awards (Awards))
3.  As Simple as Snow (Alex Awards (Awards)) by Gregory Galloway
The list author says:
  "More fiction that I thought would go badly and didn't.  Absorbing and balanced."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character
4.  Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character by Roger G. Kennedy
The list author says:
  "I got pretty bored once Hamilton kicked off, but it is still an interesting book that examines each man without being too adoring or negatively critical, which is pretty uncommon in historical biographies."
$38.49   Used & New from: $0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
5.  The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by David Halberstam
The list author says:
  "This is perhaps the best nonfiction book I've ever read.  An excellent and impeccably-researched look at the Korean War."
$35.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (359 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
6.  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
The list author says:
  "Achingly sad without being oppressive."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (900 customer reviews)

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Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing
7.  Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing by Ted Conover
The list author says:
  "Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a CO in a prison? Of course you have.  Now you know. [note, author is erroneous in this listing, is actually Ted Conover]"
$11.52   Used & New from: $0.25
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)

Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
8.  Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
The list author says:
  "This book reaffirmed my opinion that I would make an *excellent* drug dealer."
$9.86   Used & New from: $1.38
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews)

The Year of Living Dangerously
9.  The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher J. Koch
The list author says:
  "Like The Quiet American, only with an Australian in Indonesia."
$11.02   Used & New from: $4.14
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Oxford History of the United States)
10.  What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Oxford History of the United States) by Daniel Walker Howe
The list author says:
  "A great survey of the early 1800s."
$14.06   Used & New from: $4.53
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
11.  The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
The list author says:
  "Weaves together the lives of the justices from Renquist to Alito and the major cases the court heard in that time period."
$12.40   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (385 customer reviews)

Partners in Command: George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in War and Peace
12.  Partners in Command: George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in War and Peace by Mark Perry
The list author says:
  "Haven't finished this one yet but it is good so far."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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