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The Partly Cloudy Patriot
Katherine Streeter, Sarah Vowell
The Age of Edison
Ernest Freeberg
Tales of the Alhambra
Washington Irving
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey
Alison Gernsheim
The Collected Plays of Theodore Dreiser
Frederic E. Rusch, Keith Newlin
Great Stories of the Sea & Ships
Peter Hurd, N.C. Wyeth
The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra: A Discussion, Vol 1
Haruo Suda Katsuji Saito, Takanori Endo, Daisaku Ikeda
Advice to Writers: A Compendium of Quotes, Anecdotes, and Writerly Wisdom from a Dazzling Array of Literary Lights
Jon Winokur
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde, Merlin Holland
The Orphanmaster: A Novel of Early Manhattan - Jean Zimmerman

3.5 stars rounded up.


I almost didn't make it through the first 10-50 pages, more than once. This portion of the book could have used a little more spit and polish. I got the feeling that during editing someone said, the books done, this section is good enough. I'm glad I kept going, but a lot of people might not.


Overall I liked the story and attention to historic details.