Mary H. (maloha) - Reviews

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The Best of Sisters In Crime
The Best of Sisters In Crime
Author: Marilyn Wallace
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/16/2017


Many anthologies collect stories that have "lost" their flavor because they tend to be older written stories. If you want current writters with current social norms of the 90's and 20's, you should enjoy this book. A good choice of good stories from favorit3e authors.


Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse
Review Date: 2/19/2017


Very good book if you're into history. Swanson does a great job in digging up information.....and will say that in times it's probably more than I really wanted to know....but good he is.


Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary
Author: Carolly Erickson
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/28/2014


Superior; Erickson is still up to "snuff."


The Bureau and the Mole: The Unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the Most Dangerous Double Agent in FBI History
Review Date: 3/29/2015


A good read. Certainly depicts Hanssen as the absolute jerk he was !!!!


Forgotten Americans: Footnote Figures Who Changed American History
Review Date: 4/2/2016


Interesting book. Some people listed that one never heard of.


In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/16/2014


Excellent writing covering a fascinating subject.


The Island of Dr. Moreau
The Island of Dr. Moreau
Author: H. G. Wells
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/8/2018


If you like H.G,Wells and the first writings in the science fiction genre, you will like THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU.


Jesus for the Non-Religious
Jesus for the Non-Religious
Author: John Shelby Spong
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/18/2012


Great! Too many texts/books present the "magic" Jesus which presents the strangely "awesome" God rather than the God of awesome intelligence, creativity, and compassion. Spong probably won't appeal to the fundamentalist who will be shocked by what he has written, nor to the traditionalist who expects the "experts" to decide the definition of God. Whether or not you agree with Spong BEFORE you read the book, there are bound to be items that you will end up agreeing with AFTER you've finished.


Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove, Bk 1)
Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove, Bk 1)
Author: Larry McMurtry
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/27/2011


McMurtry's very best. If you like the flavor of the West, you'll savor this one.


Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer (P.S.)
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer (P.S.)
Author: James L. Swanson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/12/2014


Swanson writes a very good book.....This one ranks right up there with the other works on the death of Lincoln.


Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
Author: Elizabeth Strout
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/27/2011


As I began to read the book I really disliked Olive but, sad to say, as the novel progressed I found that at times I WAS Olive. A very interesting book.


Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen
Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen
Author: Bob Greene
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/24/2014


FIVE STAR. A delightful book. An easy read. A tribute to a time when perhaps we didn't fear the stranger.


Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism : A Bishop Rethinks the Meaning of Scripture
Review Date: 6/27/2012


The Fundamentalists would NOT approve. Spong has written an up-to-date research backed book that is without comparison. He uses terminology and vocabulary that the average person, who may or may not have any expertise in biblical studies, can understand. He has taken the Bible from a "historical" chronicle (which it isn't) into the realm of understanding the faith message within it's pages. Too many persons (of all faiths) have read the bible with the same mentality as reading a biography of Abraham Lincoln..or whomever. Considering the bible was written nearly 2000 years ago, one needs to understand the historical setting of the WRITERS and the TIME FRAME in which it was written. Interpreting the bible with only 20TH century understanding ends up in the fundamentalist column. It's just great book!


Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions Throughout the Ages
Review Date: 3/29/2015


Requires nothing more than to "move your eyes." Curious information and certainly light info.


Unsolved Mysteries of American History: An Eye-Opening Journey Through 500 Years of Discoveries, Disappearances, and Baffling Events
Review Date: 4/17/2014


Short synopsis of various US mysteries. Author obviously forms his own opinion/judgment in some cases, and in others proof of a verdict has been reached independently. A FUN book to read.


The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
Review Date: 2/23/2014


Excellent history. Great research. Egan does a fine job of writing.


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