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Gabriela, Cravo e Canela
Jorge Amado
Progress: 157/358 pages
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition)
T.E. Lawrence
Progress: 189/672 pages
The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
G. Edward Griffin
Progress: 41/608 pages
Peter the Great
Robert K. Massie
Progress: 472/934 pages
Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty
Bradley K. Martin
A Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge
Charles B. MacDonald
Progress: 191/712 pages
The German Army 1933-1945
Matthew Cooper
Progress: 198/598 pages
Corporal Hitler and the Great War 1914-1918: The List Regiment
John F Williams
Progress: 22/238 pages
Early Aviation: Man Conquers The Air - Robert Henry Magnus Spencer Saundby
I read this book avidly. It was given to me as a gift sometime in 1977, when I (as a newly formed teenager) was developing a keen interest in aviation. This book -- written by a First World War fighter pilot -- reads as a primer, giving the reader through both text and lavish illustrations and photos, a wide-ranging perspective on the development of aviation from its earliest days through the First World War.