Can you please recommend me a few good books?
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I suppose like a lot of people, I am a casual reader. I like to read but I really do not keep on new book releases or know a whole lot about what is out there.

Outside of the Song of Fire and Ice and some Star Wars books, most of the books I have read in the past several years have been ones that I got off the sales rack at Half Price Books.

However, I am interested in finding some books with specific settings, genres, etc. The geeklist items will describe the kind of books I am looking for. If all of you could recommend me some good books in the comments, I would really appreciate it.

I am looking forward to a good list of books to start looking through! Thanks!!
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My undergraduate degree was in Social Studies Education, but my vocation and graduate degree moved me away from history. I still enjoy history, but I would like to find some more casual history books-the kind that would make for good bathroom reading specifically.

I am most interested in reading about the American Revolution. Do you know of any good, casual history books about the American Revolution?
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So those are the kind of books that I am looking for, but do you have an absolute favorite book that you think everyone should read? If so, what is it?

Thanks again for your recommendations!!
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http://www.amazon.com/Flashman-Great-George-MacDonald-Fraser... and the rest of George MacDonald Fraisers Flashman series.
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I started this geeklist quite awhile ago and it is still being posted on. There are a lot of good suggestions in there if you want to browse.
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Poll analysis of the geeks favorites. Most of what I'd recommend are on the list.
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