MembreABVR(he, him, his)

Col·leccions
Etiquetes
@Garage (1,264), science fiction (1,041), American history (851), read 1990-2003 (772), popular culture (742), mystery fiction (573), 20C (560), @Living Room (525), @Bedroom (489), @Office (477), World War II (465), thriller fiction (448), read in grad school (427), history of science (408), military history (405), 19C (398), British history (366), read in high school (351), film history & criticism (348), read in college (347), space travel (339), history of technology (333), aviation history (293), maritime history (235), historical fiction (230), science (206), military aviation (190), American culture (188), Massachusetts (184), naval history (183), STS (178), Martha's Vineyard (170), society (164), geology (163), cultural history (157), private detective (156), American politics (152), British literature (151), DNF (150), technological disasters (147), read pre-high school (138), fantasy fiction (137), naval fiction (134), biography (132), military fiction (131), reference (129), maritime fiction (123), Germany (120), anthology (119), social history (116), Boston (113), spy fiction (113), memoir (112), aviation fiction (111), essays (110), humor (108), 18C (108), read in 2012 (106), world history (105), television history & criticism (104), read in 2005 (103), archaeology (102), amateur detective (99), read in 2008 (98), 1960s (96), crime fiction (94), read in 2011 (93), SF film (92), read in 2004 (92), 1940s (90), #CLAMS (90), NASA (90), biology (90), history & memory (90), short stories (89), read in 2007 (89), #Oversize (88), read in 2014 (87), computers (87), read in 2006 (86), mass media (84), Project Apollo (83), SF history & criticism (82), read in 2010 (82), read in 2009 (81), BookCrossing (81), World War I (81), read in 2013 (81), commercial shipping (80), sports (78), air power (76), nuclear weapons (76), New York (75), read in 2015 (75), Age of Sail (75), California (74), evolution (74), film & history (71), European history (71), 17C (70), digital culture (70), Cold War (70), business (69), law (68), police detective (68), survey (67), journalism (67), SF television (67), education (67), Japan (67), #To Buy (67), writing (66), poetry (65), 1930s (64), history of ideas (63), alternate history (62), thinking about thinking (62), wild release (62), aviation memoir (62), US Navy (61), Atlantic Ocean (61), read in 2016 (61), fauxlore (60), religion (59), essay collection (59), Pacific Theater (57), commercial aviation (57), race (57), transportation (57), 1950s (56), internet (55), shipwreck (54), aircraft > bombers (54), boats (52), art (51), USSR (51), paleontology (51), submarines (51), American literature (51), Native Americans (50), language (50), music (50), 1970s (50), adventure fiction (49), terrorism (49), Florida (49), astronomy (49), 21C (49), Hollywood (48), extreme voyages (48), anthropology (48), sociology (47), science & religion (47), read in 2020 (47), read in 2018 (47), 1920s (46), ULTB (46), general fiction (46), innovation (46), international relations (45), coastline (45), yacht racing (44), read in 2023 (44), France (44), engineering (44), aircraft > fighters (44), read in 2017 (44), Royal Navy (43), kids' books (43), time travel (43), natural disasters (42), physics (42), political fiction (42), young adult (41), literary criticism (41), space shuttle (41), Britain (40), ABVR > Reviewed (40), Pacific Ocean (40), leather-bound (40), travel & tourism (40), science in popular culture (40), Canada (40), future (39), fringe science (39), naval aviation (39), astronaut fiction (38), read in 2019 (38), Darwin (38), rockets & missiles (38), women (38), how-to (38), childhood favorite (38), New England (37), Moon (36), American Revolution (36), police procedural (36), read in 2011 (DNF) (35), battleships (35), psychology (35), geography (35), Cape Cod (34), film industry (34), cozy mystery (34), @Kindle (34), aircraft carriers (34), African Americans (34), sailing (33), photography (33), baseball (33), Civil War (32), genre studies (32), books about books (32), 16C (32), 1980s (32), astronauts (32), diving (32), aviation biography (32), natural history (32), military technology (32), read in 2024 (31), strategy & tactics (31), #Fix Cover (31), Los Angeles (31), maritime biography & memoir (31), 1910s (31), astronaut memoir (31), Vietnam War (31), special operations (30), human evolution (30), Africa (30), #VH Library (30), Project Mercury (30), comedy (29), ancient history (29), @PaperbackSwap (29), sexuality (29), communications (28), near future (28), sentimental value (28), story collection (28), Star Trek (28), popular HST (27), beaches (27), environment (27), Scotland (27), medieval history (27), air crashes (27), film production (27), myths & legends (26), gender (26), US Air Force (26), read in 2021 (26), horror fiction (26), Battle of Britain (25), badass woman hero (25), astronaut biography (25), @BookMooch (25), post-apocalypse (25), film biography & memoir (25), invasion USA (24), Arizona (24), Nantucket (24), military culture (24), drama (24), historical maguffin (24), imperialism (24), liners (24), film guides (24), philosophy (23), US Army (23), British archaeology (23), colleges & universities (23), Western fiction (23), Greece (23), architecture (23), ABVR > Contributed (23), presidency (23), salvage (23), polar exploration (23), horror film (22), control of nature (22), aliens (22), aviation in popular culture (22), 1990s (22), Arctic (22), industrialization (22), firefighting (22), risk (22), Antarctica (22), paleoanthropology (22), cars (21), maritime culture (21), Royal Air Force (21), food (21), technology & war (21), design (21), Westerns (21), Mars (21), urban history (21)
Núvols
Núvol d'etiquetes, Núvol d'autors, Mirall d'etiquetes
Suport
Grups
S'ha unit
Nov 12, 2005
Nom real
A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Sobre la meva 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.
Sobre mi

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.

Ubicació
Vineyard Haven, MA
Membres
També a
Ara mateix l'estic llegint
Autors preferits
Preferits locals

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

Biblioteques: 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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