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Non-Fiction Books I've Read Recently (II)

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Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
"September 2004. Excellent account of an army company in the European theater of WWII. Recommended."
It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
"December 2004. Autobiography of Lance Armstrong after his second Tour de France victory and his battle with cancer. Recommended."
Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
"January 2005. Story of two divers who discovered a mysterious u-boat off the East Coast of the U.S. Recommended."
Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco
Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco
"February 2005. Detailed historical narative of the downfall of RJR Nabisco,a testament to the greed and corruption of 1980's Wall Street. Highly Recommended."
A Stillness at Appomatox
A Stillness at Appomatox
"September 2006. History of the Army of the Potomac during the final phases of the Civil War. Recommended."
The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day
The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day
"November 2006. Classic narrative of D-Day, World War II. Recommended."
Flags of Our Fathers
Flags of Our Fathers
"November 2006. Moving, gripping, and inspiring account of the six men who raised the flag on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima during WWII. One of the most inspiring books I have read. Highly recommended."
Washington: The Indispensable Man (A back bay book)
Washington: The Indispensable Man (A back bay book)
"December 2006. An interesting take on George Washington's life. Seemed to denegrate rather than uplift Washington. Did not like."
Day of Infamy, 60th Anniversary: The Classic Account of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor
Day of Infamy, 60th Anniversary: The Classic Account of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor
"January 2007. Excellent one volume account of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Recommended."
Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
"April 2007. Modern warfare at its most raw. Highly Recommended."
The Informant (Movie Tie-in Edition): A True Story (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)
The Informant (Movie Tie-in Edition): A True Story (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)
"August 2009. Interesting read concerning price-fixing in corporate America. Recommended."
Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
"January 2010. Short aphorisms and principles from John Wooden, great coach and leader. Recommended."
Outliers: The Story of Success
Outliers: The Story of Success
"March 2010. Interesting take on how success is really circumstances plus effort. Liked the idea of the 10K hour rule, and the studies of hockey player birth dates. Highly recommended."
The Blind Side (Movie Tie-in Edition)
The Blind Side (Movie Tie-in Edition)
"February 2011. Inspiring story of a young man who went from the projects to the NFL retaining a childlike innocence along the way. Highly recommended."
Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback)
Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback)
"April 2011. History of college grad's foray into Wall Street bond trading. Okay."