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The Jack Vance Treasury
George R.R. Martin, Terry Dowling, Jonathan Strahan, Jack Vance
The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
Amanda Ripley
Nerve
Dick Francis
Banker (The Dick Francis Library)
Dick Francis
Twice Shy
Dick Francis
Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
William H. Terbo, Marc J. Seifer
Straight: The Surprisingly Short History Of Heterosexuality
Hanne Blank
Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
Steven M. Wolinsky, Laurie Garrett
Parasite Rex (with a New Epilogue): Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
Carl Zimmer
The Templars: History & Myth
Michael Haag

The Story of the Pony Express: A Concise History

The Story of the Pony Express: A Concise History - Glenn D. Bradley, Tom Crews I wanted to like this as I've always been fascinated by the Pony Express. Most of it was quite good but I'm shocked to realize that it was published in 2003. It's fairly racist in places (for example referring to Native Americans as savages). It also glorifies the taking of land for the civilized peoples (i.e. white settlers). Disappointing. Look elsewhere for your history.

Updated: I've just realized this was written by a historian who died in 1930, so unfortunately his language and attitude are par for the course for his time. It's still irritating.