Alan A. - Reviews

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Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul
Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul
Author: Jennifer Hawthorne, Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/30/2006


More heartwarming, human, spirit lifting stories.


Review Date: 6/1/2006


Excellent, powerful stories of everyday people in WWII.


Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan
Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan
Author: Chi Fa Lu, Becky White, Lu Chi Fa
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/13/2017


Written for younger readers but still a good read and shows what perseverance and goals can achieve even under the most grueling circumstances.


The Last Juror
The Last Juror
Author: John Grisham
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/30/2006


Not as good as some of Grisham's earlier works but still a good read.


The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
Review Date: 5/30/2006


A fascinating book on the beginning of the science of geology.


No Apparent Danger: The Story of Volcanic Disaster at Galeras and Nevado del Ruiz
Review Date: 4/26/2007


Excellent! Interesting and riveting story of the story behind the disasters of two volcanoes.


Oaths and Miracles
Oaths and Miracles
Author: Nancy Kress
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/30/2006


A good read.


The Raid
The Raid
Author: Benjamin F. Schemmer
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Review Date: 10/3/2006


I found it to be an interesting behind the scenes story of of the Son Tay prison rescue mission. It shows how even important intel and a worthwhile mission can take months and months to bubble up through the military and political morass.


The Republican War on Science
The Republican War on Science
Author: Chris Mooney
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/26/2007


Scarey stuff. And these people we elected are making sound decisions for our futures? A must read.


Robot Visions
Robot Visions
Author: Isaac Asimov, Ralph McQuarrie
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/30/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Anyone who loves Isaacs writing will enjoy this book. He wrote best about robots and this book is chock full of excellent robot stories.


State of Fear (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
State of Fear (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Author: Michael Crichton, John Bedford Lloyd (Narrator)
Book Type: Audio Cassette
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/28/2006


This anti-environmental screed should be read for the story, clunky and far-fetched as it may be, because the "science" in it is cherry picked to show that global warming is some sort of conspiracy that most of the world's enviromental scientists have jumped into without facts or data. Anyone who reads Crichton's novels and believes the "science" in in them will become more ill-informed than they started. Crichton is a well known author but by no means a science writer.


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