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@Garage (1,264), science fiction (1,038), American history (846), read 1990-2003 (772), popular culture (741), mystery fiction (571), 20C (560), @Living Room (506), @Bedroom (486), @Office (477), World War II (465), thriller fiction (447), read in grad school (427), history of science (408), military history (405), 19C (397), British history (366), read in high school (351), film history & criticism (347), read in college (347), space travel (338), history of technology (332), aviation history (293), maritime history (233), historical fiction (229), science (206), military aviation (190), American culture (186), Massachusetts (183), naval history (183), STS (178), Martha's Vineyard (164), society (164), geology (163), cultural history (156), private detective (155), British literature (151), American politics (150), DNF (150), technological disasters (147), read pre-high school (138), fantasy fiction (134), naval fiction (134), biography (132), military fiction (131), reference (129), Germany (120), maritime fiction (119), anthology (119), social history (116), spy fiction (113), Boston (113), memoir (112), aviation fiction (111), essays (110), 18C (108), humor (108), read in 2012 (106), world history (105), read in 2005 (103), television history & criticism (103), archaeology (102), amateur detective (99), read in 2008 (98), 1960s (96), read in 2011 (93), crime fiction (93), SF film (92), read in 2004 (92), #CLAMS (90), history & memory (90), biology (90), 1940s (90), read in 2007 (89), short stories (89), NASA (89), #Oversize (88), computers (87), read in 2014 (87), read in 2006 (86), mass media (84), Project Apollo (83), SF history & criticism (82), read in 2010 (82), read in 2009 (81), read in 2013 (81), World War I (81), BookCrossing (81), commercial shipping (80), sports (78), air power (76), Age of Sail (75), nuclear weapons (75), New York (75), read in 2015 (75), evolution (74), California (73), film & history (71), European history (70), Cold War (70), 17C (70), digital culture (70), business (69), law (68), police detective (68), education (67), #To Buy (67), survey (67), SF television (67), journalism (67), writing (66), Japan (66), 1930s (64), history of ideas (63), thinking about thinking (62), aviation memoir (62), wild release (62), Atlantic Ocean (61), US Navy (61), read in 2016 (61), alternate history (60), poetry (60), essay collection (59), fauxlore (59), religion (59), transportation (57), commercial aviation (57), Pacific Theater (57), 1950s (56), race (56), internet (55), shipwreck (54), aircraft > bombers (54), boats (52), submarines (51), art (51), paleontology (51), USSR (51), language (50), music (50), Native Americans (50), 1970s (50), astronomy (49), Florida (49), terrorism (49), 21C (49), adventure fiction (49), anthropology (48), extreme voyages (48), read in 2020 (47), read in 2018 (47), Hollywood (47), sociology (47), science & religion (47), innovation (46), 1920s (46), general fiction (45), coastline (45), international relations (45), read in 2023 (44), ULTB (44), engineering (44), aircraft > fighters (44), read in 2017 (44), France (44), yacht racing (44), American literature (43), Royal Navy (43), political fiction (42), natural disasters (42), physics (42), time travel (42), literary criticism (41), young adult (41), Britain (40), Canada (40), Pacific Ocean (40), travel & tourism (40), space shuttle (40), ABVR > Reviewed (40), kids' books (40), science in popular culture (40), future (39), leather-bound (39), naval aviation (39), fringe science (39), how-to (38), rockets & missiles (38), women (38), astronaut fiction (38), read in 2019 (38), childhood favorite (38), Darwin (38), New England (37), American Revolution (36), Moon (36), police procedural (36), read in 2011 (DNF) (35), battleships (35), geography (35), psychology (34), cozy mystery (34), Cape Cod (34), film industry (34), aircraft carriers (34), @Kindle (33), photography (33), baseball (33), sailing (33), African Americans (33), 16C (32), Civil War (32), aviation biography (32), military technology (32), genre studies (32), natural history (32), 1980s (32), diving (32), 1910s (31), Vietnam War (31), strategy & tactics (31), maritime biography & memoir (31), astronauts (31), Los Angeles (31), books about books (31), astronaut memoir (31), #Fix Cover (30), human evolution (30), Project Mercury (30), Africa (30), #VH Library (30), special operations (30), sexuality (29), ancient history (29), comedy (29), @PaperbackSwap (29), communications (28), near future (28), Star Trek (28), story collection (28), film production (27), beaches (27), environment (27), air crashes (27), medieval history (27), Scotland (27), popular HST (27), read in 2021 (26), horror fiction (26), gender (26), US Air Force (26), myths & legends (26), badass woman hero (25), astronaut biography (25), @BookMooch (25), film biography & memoir (25), post-apocalypse (25), sentimental value (25), Battle of Britain (25), military culture (24), invasion USA (24), drama (24), Arizona (24), film guides (24), liners (24), historical maguffin (24), Nantucket (24), imperialism (24), architecture (23), Greece (23), British archaeology (23), colleges & universities (23), Western fiction (23), US Army (23), salvage (23), philosophy (23), presidency (23), ABVR > Contributed (23), polar exploration (23), firefighting (22), control of nature (22), horror film (22), aliens (22), aviation in popular culture (22), 1990s (22), paleoanthropology (22), risk (22), Arctic (22), Antarctica (22), industrialization (22), technology & war (21), solar system (21), Detroit (21), design (21), Royal Air Force (21), urban history (21), popular science (21), naval biography & memoir (21), galactic empire (21), assassination (21)
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Nuvem de Etiquetas, Nuvem de Autores, Espelho de Etiquetas
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Aderiu
Nov 12, 2005
Real Name
A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Sobre Minha Biblioteca
My LibraryThing catalog is mostly books on history, science, technology, and popular culture, along with a lot of classic science fiction, pre-1920 British poetry, maritime history, mysteries & thrillers. There are also clumps of books about language, mass media, constitutional law, baseball, archaeology, yacht racing, and Antarctic exploration, among other things.

My catalog includes all the books I've read from 2004 to the present (tagged "read in 20XX") and some of those I read in in 2003 and earlier. The books I read pre-2004 are tagged with "read in ________" tags that indicate (approximately) when. The older the category, the less complete the coverage.

My collections are of the "what it says on the can" variety, with two (possible) exceptions:

Weeded books are ones I found interesting enough to own once, got rid of without reading them, but (because of that initial interest) still feel a connection to.

Sale & Swap books are ones I currently have posted for sale on Amazon Marketplace or available for trade on BookMooch or PaperbackSwap; they're in my possession, but don't feel like part of "My Library."

I also maintain an entirely separate LT account (user ID: Silverheels) as a sort of secondary wishlist -- a way to keep track of books that I'm not immediately interested in reading or buying, but want to remember are out there.
About Me

After 22 years as a history professor, I'm now 9 years and counting into one of those second acts that F. Scott Fitzgerald said don't exist in American life. I work for the Martha's Vineyard Museum, as reference librarian, pinch-hitting archivist, journal editor, in-house historian, and one-person Department of Interpretation. Born and raised in southern New England, I'm back there after -- living in my childhood (summer) home -- after 27 years spent in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and South: an unreconstructed Yankee who loves the sea, the snow, bay scallops, and good clam chowder. For the demographically curious, I . . . was born in 1963, am the son of a teacher and a social worker, am 6' 3" tall, am left-handed, attended public schools, have a PhD (University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1990) drive an aging Subaru Outback, sail a vintage 21-foot racing sloop, and have owned seven Macintosh computers since 1987.

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Vineyard Haven, MA
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Livrarias: Avol's Bookstore, Bookmiser - Marietta, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Once & Again Books - East Cobb, The Book Den East, The Book Nook (Marietta)

Bibliotecas: British Museum - Central Library, Brown University - John Hay Library, Martha's Vineyard Museum Research Library, University of Wisconsin - Madison - C.K. Leith Library of Geology & Geophysics, Vineyard Haven Public Library, Wellesley Free Library - Fells Branch, Wisconsin Historical Society - Library and Archives

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