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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
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The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
G. Edward Griffin
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Peter the Great
Robert K. Massie
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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
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Corporal Hitler and the Great War 1914-1918: The List Regiment
John F Williams
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The Ace - Jack D. Hunter While this novel had a lot of interesting themes around First World War aviation --- e.g., the embryonic development of the U.S. aviation industry, the influence of politics upon said industry during the 1917-18 period, and the effects of combat on the average fighter pilot in France --- I did not like it. The story seemed to be loosely structured with sketchily developed characters who served as little more than consumer products for endorsing the story’s themes. I really wanted so much to like this novel, as it was Jack Hunter’s last. (His first novel, “THE BLUE MAX”, another First World War aviation novel I avidly read as a teenager, remains as one of my favorites of the genre.) But “THE ACE” proved to be ultimately unsatisfying.