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Drums of Autumn
Diana Gabaldon
The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America
Gerald Horne
Clued In: How to Keep Customers Coming Back Again and Again (paperback)
Lewis Carbone
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex - Nathaniel Philbrick

I really enjoy Philbrick's writing style. He has a way of conveying facts in a fluid and intriguing manner, so the story unfolds like a novel. One thing I appreciate is all of the research he's done. He tells the account of a shipwrecked whaleship crew and what they endure for survival. But he also weaves in details about the society, economy, and psychology which creates a rich picture of the times. A fascinating story of early 19th century American commerce and man's will to survive.