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@Garage (1,432), science fiction (1,022), American history (823), @Office (784), read 1990-2003 (773), popular culture (740), 20C (563), mystery fiction (540), @Living Room (532), World War II (463), @Bedroom (452), thriller fiction (435), read in grad school (424), history of science (409), military history (407), 19C (397), British history (366), read in high school (349), read in college (349), film history & criticism (342), history of technology (332), space travel (331), aviation history (292), maritime history (228), historical fiction (218), science (206), DNF (196), military aviation (192), STS (183), Massachusetts (180), naval history (179), American culture (166), society (165), geology (164), cultural history (160), Martha's Vineyard (154), technological disasters (153), British literature (150), private detective (145), American politics (143), read pre-high school (136), fantasy fiction (134), maritime fiction (131), military fiction (129), naval fiction (129), read in 2011 (127), biography (127), reference (126), Germany (121), anthology (118), social history (117), #CLAMS (115), spy fiction (113), Boston (111), 18C (109), essays (109), aviation fiction (109), world history (108), read in 2012 (108), humor (106), read in 2005 (103), television history & criticism (103), memoir (103), archaeology (102), read in 2008 (98), 1960s (97), read in 2004 (93), amateur detective (93), 1940s (91), read in 2014 (91), SF film (91), read in 2010 (90), short stories (90), mass media (90), biology (90), computers (90), read in 2009 (90), read in 2007 (89), read in 2006 (86), NASA (86), SF history & criticism (83), history & memory (82), Project Apollo (82), read in 2013 (82), BookCrossing (81), commercial shipping (78), read in 2015 (78), World War I (78), crime fiction (77), nuclear weapons (77), air power (76), evolution (75), New York (75), sports (75), Age of Sail (74), #To Buy (72), Cold War (72), 17C (71), education (71), California (70), European history (69), journalism (68), film & history (68), digital culture (68), SF television (68), survey (67), Japan (66), business (66), police detective (65), history of ideas (65), writing (63), 1930s (63), law (63), wild release (62), read in 2016 (62), Atlantic Ocean (62), aviation memoir (62), US Navy (61), thinking about thinking (60), alternate history (60), religion (60), poetry (60), essay collection (59), fauxlore (58), Pacific Theater (57), ULTB (57), internet (57), commercial aviation (57), transportation (56), shipwreck (55), aircraft > bombers (54), 1950s (53), boats (53), USSR (52), race (51), 1970s (50), music (50), submarines (50), art (50), terrorism (50), Florida (49), adventure fiction (49), anthropology (49), paleontology (49), science & religion (48), extreme voyages (48), sociology (48), language (48), 21C (48), astronomy (47), international relations (47), Native Americans (47), read in 2018 (47), engineering (46), innovation (46), Hollywood (46), read in 2020 (46), #Oversize (45), read in 2017 (45), general fiction (45), aircraft > fighters (45), coastline (45), 1920s (44), France (44), yacht racing (43), physics (43), political fiction (43), natural disasters (43), Royal Navy (43), travel & tourism (42), science in popular culture (42), time travel (42), young adult (41), American literature (41), literary criticism (41), @Amazon Marketplace (40), space shuttle (40), Canada (40), ABVR > Reviewed (40), Pacific Ocean (40), Britain (39), leather-bound (39), kids' books (39), naval aviation (39), women (38), fringe science (38), childhood favorite (38), future (38), rockets & missiles (38), read in 2019 (38), Darwin (38), astronaut fiction (38), how-to (37), #VH Library (36), Moon (36), battleships (35), police procedural (35), American Revolution (35), psychology (35), New England (35), military technology (34), aircraft carriers (34), @Kindle (33), cozy mystery (33), film industry (33), strategy & tactics (33), Cape Cod (33), 16C (32), sailing (32), genre studies (32), 1980s (32), aviation biography (32), geography (32), baseball (32), photography (32), Vietnam War (32), books about books (31), 1910s (31), Los Angeles (31), diving (31), astronaut memoir (31), maritime biography & memoir (30), Project Mercury (30), natural history (30), Civil War (30), human evolution (30), special operations (30), Star Trek (29), environment (29), ancient history (29), Africa (29), @BookMooch (29), Battle of Britain (28), beaches (28), story collection (28), near future (28), comedy (28), sexuality (28), Scotland (27), medieval history (27), communications (27), popular HST (27), read in 2021 (27), air crashes (27), horror fiction (26), film production (26), US Air Force (26), #Do I Have This? 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Nube de Etiquetas, Nube de Autores, Etiquetado Inverso
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Nov 12, 2005
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A. Bowdoin Van Riper
About My Library
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.
Acerca de mí
After 22 years as a history professor, I'm now the reference librarian at a small museum, and a freelance writer, editor, and indexer of publications on history and popular culture. Born and raised in southern New England, I'm living there again 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 Toyota minivan, 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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Librerías: 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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