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The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark
Meryl Gordon
End of The Chain: Life and death in the Aleutians
Robert Wallace Finlay
Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right
Bill Bryson
Seeing Further
Neal Stephenson, Margaret Atwood, Gregory Benford, Georgina Ferrey, Oliver Morton, Maggie Gee, Margaret Wertheim, Richard Fortey, John D. Barrow, Martin J. Rees, Philip Ball, Richard Holmes, Stephen H. Schneider, James Gleick, Simon Schaffer, Henry Petroski, Paul Davies,
Icons of England
Bill Bryson
Walking Away From Wall Street: From Corporate Bull to Building a Busines
Max Vishnev
Winter's Tale
Mark Helprin
To Marry an English Lord
Carol McD. Wallace, Gail MacColl
That Bear Ate My Pants!
Tony James Slater
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Paul Clark Newell Jr., Bill Dedman

Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero

Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero - Michael Hingson, Susy Flory This is much less a "True Story of a ... Guide Dog... Ground Zero" than it is a "True story of a Blind Man..." but that's OK, I enjoyed it just the same. I sure learned a lot about how modern day blind people fare in the US, and I'm happy and thankful for that, but I was really wanting to learn more about the dog and about the whole ground zero business. However, it did occur to me that the people directly involved probably knew less about what was happening than anyone else.

Also, the overweening Christian essays came as an abrupt surprise, not what I was looking for at all. Still, the story was a good one, and I'm happy to have read it. If I had known ahead of time that it was so heavy in religious lectures, I woulnd't have picked up the book, and would have missed out on learning just a little bit about this wonderful guide dog, Roselle.