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Books read 2010 Books I've read in 2010. It does not include academic books reviewed blindly.
List created by Rodger P. (rapayn01) - , on Jun 30, 2010
List Votes: 1 Books: 37 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 0 List Type: Open
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361 (Hard Case Crime) by Donald E. Westlake
The men in the tan-and-cream Chrysler came with guns blazing. When Ray woke up in the hospital a month later, he was missing an eye, and his father was dead.Then things started to get bad... From the incomparable Donald E. Westlake comes a devastating story of betrayal and revenge, exploring...  more

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The World Series' Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Championship Teams, Broken Dreams, ...
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first World Series with The World Series’ Most Wanted™. You’ll find fascinating facts, oddball tales, and record-breaking achievements from that initial World Series between the Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates all the way up to...  more

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The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh
In Hollywood, at Whispering Glades, a full-service funeral home for departed greats, the mononymonous Mr. Joyboy and Aimee Thanatogenos fall in love...with each other and their work. He is chief embalmer, she a crematorium cosmetician. They spend their days contentedly prepping the loved ones...  more

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Poker - Hold 'Em: Book One by Andy Nelson
Over 90% of poker players lose money. Most lose because they do not understand the importance of a solid foundation in poker skills. This book is about building a foundation. A foundation for consistently winning money at Texas Hold 'Em poker. A solid foundation basic to any business...  more

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The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism by Andrew Bacevich
?Andrew Bacevich speaks truth to power, no matter who?s in power, which may be why those of both the left and right listen to him.??Bill Moyers An immediate New York Times bestseller, The Limits of Power offers an unparalleled examination of the profound triple crisis facing America: an economy...  more

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Funeral in Berlin by Len Deighton
FUNERAL IN BERLIN is a spellbinding tale of espionage and its counter in which double and triple crosses are common. Berlin with its infamous wall symbolized the Cold War as did no other place. It was like theatre, but is war for real. "Len Deighton has always been fascinated with the Cold War...  more

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Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong by The ...
For baseball fans young, old, and in between, the ultimate guide to the new statistical thinking that's revolutionizing the game. The revolution in baseball statistics that began in the 1970s is a controversial subject that professionals and fans alike argue over without end. Despite this...  more

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Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
A small, exclusive college in upstate New York is nestled along the frozen shores of Lake Mohiga . . . and directly across from a maximum-security prison. The two institutions manage to coexist peacefully, until 10,000 prisoners break out and head directly for the college.

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The Long Season by Jim Brosnan
The classic inside account of a baseball year by a major league pitcher.

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Blue City by Ross MacDonald
Johnny Weather returns to Blue City to find his father murdered, the cops uncaring, and his lovely, young stepmother willing to swap her body for Johnny's silence.

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Damn Senators: My Grandfather and the Story of Washington's Only World Series Champio...
In "Damn Senators," Mark Judge has written a book that is at once a touching memoir of his grandfather, star first baseman for the old Washington Senators; a history of baseball in its golden age; and an exciting account of the Senators' 1924 World Series victory. As one advance reader says,...  more

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The Ticking Tenure Clock: An Academic Novel by Blaire French
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The Neon Rain (Dave Robicheaux, Bk 1) by James Lee Burke
Detective Dave Robicheaux has fought too many battles: in Vietnam, with killers and hustlers, with police brass, and the bottle. Lost without his wife's love, Robicheaux's haunted soul mirrors the intensity and dusky mystery of New Orleans' French Quarter -- the place he calls home,...  more

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Shut Up and Deal : A Novel by Jesse May
In 1987, there was legalized poker in Nevada and in one county of California. Author Jesse May was seventeen years old and already hooked. By 1996, poker could be legally played in casinos in over twenty states of the union and five countries in Europe. Legalization changed the face of poker,...  more

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God Is My Broker: A Monk-Tycoon Reveals the 7-1/2 Laws of Spiritual and Financial Gro...
This is an incredible story. The author, a failed, alcoholic Wall Street trader, had retreated to a monastery. It, too, was failing. Then, one fateful day, Brother Ty decided to let God be his broker--and not only saved the monastery but discovered the 7 1/2 Laws of Spiritual and Financial...  more

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Red Smith on Baseball : The Game's Greatest Writer on the Game's Greatest Years by Re...
Here are Red Smith's most memorable columns recapturing some of baseball's greatest moments and unforgettable characters.

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Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi
In Persepolis, heralded by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the freshest and most original memoirs of our day,” Marjane Satrapi dazzled us with her heartrending memoir-in-comic-strips about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Here is the continuation of her fascinating...  more

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Mind Game: How the Boston Red Sox Got Smart, Won a World Series, and Created a New Bl...
The Red Sox finally did it. By making decisions that other clubs would not have made and using talent that other clubs ignored or lacked the statistical understanding to perceive, the new, focused Red Sox management built a championship team that overcame 86 years of baseball history. And along...  more

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Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
"Tree of Smoke" - the name given to a 'psy op' that might or might not be hypothetical and might or might not be officially sanctioned - is Denis Johnson's most gripping, visionary and ambitious work to date. Set in south-east Asia and the US, and spanning two decades, it ostensibly tells the...  more

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Red Lights by Georges Simenon & Norman Denny (Translator
It is Friday evening before Labor Day weekend. Americans are hitting the highways in droves; the radio crackles with warnings of traffic jams and crashed cars. Steve Hogan and his wife, Nancy, have a long drive ahead -- from New York City to Maine, where their children are in camp. But Steve...  more

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, Bk 1) by Stieg Larsson & Reg Keeland...
Cases rarely come much colder than the decades-old disappearance of teen heiress Harriet Vanger from her family's remote island retreat north of Stockholm, nor do fiction debuts hotter than this European bestseller by muckraking Swedish journalist Larsson. At once a strikingly original...  more

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Two in the Field by Darryl Brock
Bestselling author Darryl Brock returns to post Civil War America with Two in the Field, a novel that brings back his beloved protagonist Samuel Clemens Fowler. Recently returned from a trip through history, where he was a part-time "ballist" with the Cincinnati Red Stockings-baseball's first...  more

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Ripley Under Ground (Ripley, Bk 2) by Patricia Highsmith
In this harrowing illumination of the psychotic mind, the enviable Tom Ripley has a lovely house in the French countryside, a beautiful and very rich wife, and an art collection worthy of a connoisseur. But such a gracious life has not come easily. One inopportune inquiry, one inconvenient...  more

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The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper (Travis McGee, Bk 10) by John D. MacDonald
While making good his promise to prevent a young girl from committing suicide, Travis McGee encounters an entirely new string of problems of his own. Attempting to salvage someone else's troubled life, McGee soon finds it is enough just to keep his own neck out of the noose!

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Does Anything Eat Wasps? And 101 Other Questions by Mick O'Hare (Editor)
How long can I live on beer alone? Why do people have eyebrows? Has nature invented any wheels? Plus 99 other questions are answered in this book. Every year, readers send in thousands of questions to "New Scientist", the world's best-selling science weekly, in the hope that the...  more

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Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player by Anthony Holden
In 1988, best-selling biographer Anthony Holden spent one year living the life of a professional poker player. His mesmerizing account of that year went on to become a classic of the genre, an inspiration to innumerable poker players and poker memoirists who followed. Big Deal is his story of...  more

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Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Revised Edit...
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like...  more

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V for Vendetta by Alan Moore & David Lloyd
A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V for Vendetta takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a...  more

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Ender's Game (Ender, Bk 1) by Orson Scott Card
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his...  more

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The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
"Books are, let's face it, better than everything else," writes Nick Hornby in his "Stuff I've Been Reading" column in The Believer. "If we played cultural Fantasy Boxing League, and made books go 15 rounds in the ring against the best that any other art form had to offer, then books would win...  more

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Forty Lashes Less One by Elmore Leonard
The hell called Yuma Prison can destroy the soul of any man. And it's worse for those whose damning crime is the color of their skin. The law says Chiricahua Apache Raymond San Carlos and black-as-night former soldier Harold Jackson are murderers, and they'll stay behind bars until they're dead...  more

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Libra by Don DeLillo
On November 22, 1963, in the streets of Dallas, Lee Harvey Oswald's path intersected with the President John F. Kennedy's and the world witnessed the terrifying explosion of America's dreams. In Libra Don DeLillo applies his masterful imagination to Kennedy's assassination and creates eerily...  more

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Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves by Kevin Bales
In his 1999 book, Disposable People, Kevin Bales brought to light the shocking fact of modern slavery and described how, nearly two hundred years after the slave trade was abolished (legal slavery would have to wait another fifty years), global slavery stubbornly persists. In Ending Slavery,...  more

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Moonraker by Ian Fleming
Moonraker, Britain's new ICBM-based national defense system, is ready for testing, but something's not quite right. At M's request, Bond begins his investigation with Sir Hugo Drax, the leading card shark at M's club, who is also the head of the Moonraker project. But once Bond delves deeper...  more

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A Red Death (Easy Rawlins, Bk 2) by Walter Mosley
It's 1953, a time when Red-baiting was official policy, and racial tensions boiled. Easy Rawlins is in deep trouble. A corrupt, racist IRS agent is breathing down his neck about some unpaid taxes. His only out: cut a deal with the FBI to infiltrate the First African Baptist Church and spy on a...  more

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Fair Game by Paul Daugherty
Three times a week columnist Paul Daugherty supplants the morning caffeine of thousands of readers in Cincinnati—and three states around—with a jolt of deadbolt honesty and opinion sharp enough to peel the clichés off the nearest sportscaster. This collection spans the rich sporting...  more

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Baseball Prospectus 2010 by Baseball Prospectus & Baseball Prospectus
The bestselling annual baseball preview from the smartest analysts in the business The essential guide to the 2010 baseball season is on deck now, and whether you're a fan or fantasy player-or both-you won't be properly informed without it. Baseball Prospectus 2010 brings together an elite...  more

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