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"MRD"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (33 of 40)
Location: Somewhere in the Field
In My Own Words:
Books! Lots of books. Various titles and genres--especially Western Lore. And then there's the movies. Too many DVD's but, hey, who's counting? Okay, my wife is counting. A golf addict! Anything about the little white gopher scampering to find a hole in which to hide fascinates me! A passion for horses and trail riding. I'd ride daily if I had time. Golf, the great allegory of life! Horses, … Read more
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: - Total Helpful Votes: 33 of 40
Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 19&hellip by Michael Capuzzo
CLOSE TO SHORE provides a fascinating look at not only the first documented shark attacks in the history of the United States, it also provides a look at the culture of the Eastern Seaboard at the turn of the century. In a very wellwritten account, author Michael Capuzzo, recaps the beliefs of the day about open-sea swimming and sharks. He discusses the almost maniacal craze that possessed some to swim with sharks in order to prove that sharks were harmless and their own bizarre machismo.
Capuzzo also adds further flavor and perspective by discussing the norms of the day regarding swimming attire, the culture of New Jersey's nouveau riche, other news stories of the period and the… Read more
Titanic (Widescreen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
Titanic (Widescreen) DVD ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
The historical story of HMS Titanic is both tragic and fascinating; a testament of man's arrogance and of the consuming power of natural forces when juxtaposed with man's puny scientific achievements. Primarily the history of the Titanic is a tragedy. Not only from the standpoint that so many died but that the majority of those who died were poor.
Taken at face value, the history is so replete with human interest, with character and with raw story that a simple and accurate telling of the events that culminated in the Titanic tragedy would have made a more compelling, more interesting and more appropriate movie than what James Cameron brought to the screen as TITANIC.
Yes, this is… Read more
Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain&hellip by Martin Dugard
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
FARTHER THAN ANY MAN is an engaging biography of Captain James Cook, arguably the greatest explorer ever. The book covers Cook's humble beginnings as an ordinary seaman, his progress up the ranks of the merchant marine and his unlikely ascension to the rank of captain in the Royal Navy. The account of his major voyages is a spellbinding narrative that explains clearly that Cook's contribution to world discovery remains unparalleled.
An excellent history, FARTHER THAN ANY MAN tells both sides of the Cook story; his cartographic genius--creating maps and charts that remained the standard well in the twentieth century, his unflinching courage and determination, his boundless vision, and… Read more