The Everett Ruess biography sounds interesting- who wrote it?I just finished American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham and loved it! I also really like Peter the Great by Robert K. Massie. I also have started Richard Gwyn's two volume biography on John A. Macdonald, but I'm not overly impressed thus far. Also, for my job, (I work in a museum) I am reading From Bombs to Meadowlarks: The Stories of the War Brides of Medicine Hat and District (as told to Carol Ann Ross, Kath Killcullen, Doreen Hortness, and Angela J. Stubbs), which is basically a series of short biographies-very cool. I'm also a big reader of published diaries (I say big... but I mean I love them... I've only read 4). I'm currently reading the diary of Sofia Tolstoy, which after the first 20 pages or so becomes incredibly interesting.