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Suggestions for November 2008's Book of the Month

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Suggestions for November 2008's Book of the Month

Post by diamondlil » Mon September 15th, 2008, 10:29 am

How about a theme for this month. One that we haven't done yet is Non Fiction, so give us your suggestions for which Non-Fiction book you would like to read as November's Book of the Month.


One nomination per person please, and be sure to leave me the full title and author so that I can find the right details for the poll.
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Post by Alaric » Mon September 15th, 2008, 10:40 am

"1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow," by Adam Zamoyski.

Cracking read. I've been meaning to review it for yonks.

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Post by Vanessa » Mon September 15th, 2008, 12:13 pm

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman(has also been reissued as The Duchess).
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Post by amyb » Mon September 15th, 2008, 1:09 pm

Marie-Therese: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter

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Post by Ash » Mon September 15th, 2008, 1:44 pm

Funny, I just recommended this on another thread:

Tony Horwitz A Voyage Long and Strange: rediscovering the New World

If you thought that our nation started at Plymouth Rock, and that not much happened before or after that till the Revolution, you must read this book. Horwitz's style of writing is easy to read, tongue in cheek, and very very informative with lots to back him up. The Age of Discovery never interested me much, except to bemoan the loss of so many of our native tribes and cultures, but this book makes it all come very much alive.

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Post by LCW » Mon September 15th, 2008, 4:18 pm

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Post by Divia » Mon September 15th, 2008, 10:12 pm

hmm non fiction. I shall have to ponder!
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Post by annis » Mon September 15th, 2008, 11:33 pm

Anthony Beevor's "Stalingrad"

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue September 16th, 2008, 12:46 am

"Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria" by Julia Gelardi. I'm reading it right now and it's really good.

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Post by michellemoran » Tue September 16th, 2008, 7:16 pm

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective (Hardcover)

For those who like Victorian England, suspense, and narrative nonfiction, I think you'll really enjoy this. Even if it doesn't get chosen for BOM, I highly recommend it!
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