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17. Jack the Ripper: The Facts; 18. The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth

Jack the Ripper: The Facts
by Paul Begg

Started: January 28, 2011
Finished: February 3, 2011

This is the best book I've ever read on Jack the Ripper because it does just what it says it's going to do its title--sticks to the facts. Begg doesn't try to figure out who Jack the Ripper is in this book. He just presents pretty much all the known facts about the murders and the main suspects and backs them up with as many footnotes as possible. He's also a pretty good writer so this book is not a dry read at all. 418 pages. Grade: A-
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The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth
by William Shakespeare

Started: January 12, 2011
Finished: February 3, 2011

I guess this was OK if you just view at as an action movie. I just don't know enough or care enough about the history behind the story being told here. 31 pages. Grade: C
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Total # of books read in 2011: 18
Total # of pages read in 2011: 4,576

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