Brian B. (nonfriction) - Reviews

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Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, Bk 1)
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, Bk 1)
Author: Dan Brown
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/3/2007
Helpful Score: 1


I think this is even better than the DaVinci Code.


Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There
Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There
Author: David Brooks
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 52
Review Date: 6/12/2008


A great look at what happens when crunchy-granola types start making a lot of money. Perfect update companion to the similarly humerous sociological look at the well-to-do in the Preppy Handbook.


Brunelleschi's Dome : How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Brunelleschi's Dome : How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Author: Ross King
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 63
Review Date: 7/24/2007
Helpful Score: 1


An engaging account of the political and technical challanges Brunelleschi faced building the first major dome of the Renaissance, and still largest masonry dome in the world after more than 500 years.


The Closing of the American Mind
The Closing of the American Mind
Author: Allan Bloom
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 34
Review Date: 2/3/2007


More like the closing of Alan Bloom's mind!


Doctor Faustus
Doctor Faustus
Author: Christopher Marlowe, Sylvan Barnet (Editor)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 11
Review Date: 2/26/2007


The classic story of a man who sold his soul to the devil in return for success.


A Field Guide to Sprawl
A Field Guide to Sprawl
Author: Dolores Hayden
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 1/16/2010


Interesting aerial photos, and some help with the lingo, but otherwise the text is a bit over the top.


Four Great Plays by Henrik Ibsen
Four Great Plays by Henrik Ibsen
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 14
Review Date: 2/3/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Classic Ibsen plays, including Hedda Gabbler.


Frank Lloyd Wright at a Glance: Usonian Houses (Frank Lloyd Wright At A Glance)
Review Date: 11/8/2013


This is a very small and short book. It's an acceptable introduction to the subject, but doesn't include floor plans, and the photos seldom capture the noted important features of the homes. Overall, it's unsatisfying.


Frommer's 96: France (Serial)
Frommer's 96: France (Serial)
Author: Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 2/3/2007


Histoic France doesn't change that much. This is still a valuable guide 10 years later.


The Horse and His Boy (Narnia)
The Horse and His Boy (Narnia)
Author: C. S. Lewis
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 158
Review Date: 2/27/2007


Book 5 in the chronicles of Narnia.


It's Obvious You Won't Survive By Your Wits Alone (Dilbert)
It's Obvious You Won't Survive By Your Wits Alone (Dilbert)
Author: Scott Adams
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 30
Review Date: 2/3/2007


Loads of hilarious Dilbert truths!


King Remembered: The Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Words and Pictures
Review Date: 2/3/2007


A good introduction to the life and times of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia)
Author: C. S. Lewis
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/27/2007


The first book in the famous Narnia series.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  (Narnia)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Narnia)
Author: C. S. Lewis
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
 14
Review Date: 2/26/2007


The first volume of the famouse advertures in Narnia.


The Magician's Nephew (Narnia)
The Magician's Nephew (Narnia)
Author: C. S. Lewis
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/27/2007


Book 6 in the chronicles of Narnia.


The Pilgrim's Regress: An Allegorical Apology for Christianity, Reason, and Romanticism
Review Date: 2/26/2007


I really didn't understand this book at all.


Politika (Power Plays, Bk 1)
Politika (Power Plays, Bk 1)
Author: Martin H. Greenberg, Tom Clancy
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/3/2007


Written after Clancy went corporate. Someone else wrote it, and Clancey put his name on it.


The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World
Review Date: 4/26/2008


An amazing reintroduction to the 3 people who ended the cold war. Each was dismissed before taking the reins of power. Each overcame the failed liberalism of the '60s and stagflation, pessimism, and cultural surrender of the '70s to free the world from the shackles of European Communism.


Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, Bk 2)
Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, Bk 2)
Author: C. S. Lewis
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 28
Review Date: 2/26/2007


Boos 2 in the chronicles of Narnia.


Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, Bk 2)
Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, Bk 2)
Author: C. S. Lewis
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 154
Review Date: 2/27/2007


Book 2 in the chronicles of Narnia series.


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