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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Read Andrew Bridgeford's 1066: The Hidden History in the Bayeux Tapestry.
    I have a couple of books on the Bayeux Tapestry, including one with photographs of all panels - the complete work. I've been a fan for many, many years.

    The reasons I like it include its historical significance and its beauty. Another reason is that as a boy, pictures of the Bayeux Tapestry really sparked my lasting interest in Latin. The captions are brief and written in very simple language, that was easy for a kid of 13 with about a year of Latin study to read. And there is a little bit of half-hidden salacious stuff, for a teenage boy to snicker over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann
    No more till after Christmas, I think.
    I lied. Again. And I'm not even sorry.

    Three nice ones today.

    La Chanson de Roland. Medieval French epic, written between 1040 and 1115 CE, scholars say. Story set in Charlemagne's time (8th Century) and deals with a struggle between the Saracen and Christian worlds.
    Side-by-side versions - Old French and modern English. Not that hard to decode the original, if you know Modern French and some Latin. Takes a bit of getting used to, but that adds to the work's charm.

    Decorating Candles Terry Taylor
    Mary Emmerling's American Country South Text - Carol Sama Sheehan. Photos - Langdon Clay. Lovely book on country furniture and décor below the Mason-Dixon line.

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    Read Alfred F. Young's The American Revolution.
    Theo the Educated Derelict
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    MBA, Entrepreneurship, City University of Seattle, 1992
    MBA, Marketing, City University of Seattle, 1993

    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    I've started re-reading "Democracy in America". Alexis de Tocqueville's observations still have the capacity to amaze.
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    I found online "Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum"! it is going to take some time... :D

    Start here at Google Books.

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    Gender development by Judith Blakemore.

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    Read John Gunther's Roosevelt in Retrospect.
    Theo the Educated Derelict
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    MBA, Entrepreneurship, City University of Seattle, 1992
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    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Started Men Without Work: America's Invisible Crisis by Nicholas Eberstadt. A fascinating and sobering read.

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    Christmas Books To Be Read:

    Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell
    A. J. Langguth, After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace
    Bill O'Reilly, Killing Lincoln
    Gaillard R. Peck, Jr., America's Secret MiG Squadron: The Red Eagles of Project Constant Peg
    Theo the Educated Derelict
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    MBA, Entrepreneurship, City University of Seattle, 1992
    MBA, Marketing, City University of Seattle, 1993

    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Christmas Books To Be Read:

    Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell
    A. J. Langguth, After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace
    Bill O'Reilly, Killing Lincoln
    Gaillard R. Peck, Jr., America's Secret MiG Squadron: The Red Eagles of Project Constant Peg
    Read A. J. Langguth's After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace.
    Theo the Educated Derelict
    BA, History/Political Science, Western State College of Colorado, 1984
    MBA, Entrepreneurship, City University of Seattle, 1992
    MBA, Marketing, City University of Seattle, 1993

    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Christmas Books To Be Read:

    Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell
    A. J. Langguth, After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace
    Bill O'Reilly, Killing Lincoln
    Gaillard R. Peck, Jr., America's Secret MiG Squadron: The Red Eagles of Project Constant Peg
    Read Gaillard R. Peck, Jr.'s America's Secret MiG Squadron: The Red Eagles of Project Constant Peg.
    Theo the Educated Derelict
    BA, History/Political Science, Western State College of Colorado, 1984
    MBA, Entrepreneurship, City University of Seattle, 1992
    MBA, Marketing, City University of Seattle, 1993

    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Bought a nice one from the thrift shop over the holidays:

    Hrotsvit of Gandersheim - A Florilegium of Her Works. Katharina M. Wilson

    I remembered Hrotsvita (several spellings- all correct) (c. 935 - c. 1001) from my German Lit. studies more than 50 years ago. A nun, who wrote in Latin, she was the first known woman writer in the German lands and the first known dramatist (anywhere) in the Christian era.

    The books was a pleasant retrospection for me, although Hrotsvita is not my favourite medieval woman writer. I have a few contenders in mind for that honour, by no means all German. The German title, I would certainly award to St. Hildegard von Bingen, (1098-1179) about whom I learned in that same class. Very interesting lady (another nun) who also wrote in Latin. Her work includes the first known description of the female orgasm. Along with St. John of Avila, St. Hildegard was named a Church Doctor by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. In addition to her writing, she composed beautiful music, which is still performed today. Sample here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8gK0_PgIgY

    Back to Hrotsvita. The modern spelling of her name is Roswitha and an asteroid has been named for her: Asteroid 615 Roswitha. I think the book was well worth the 50 cents I paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Christmas Books To Be Read:

    Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell
    A. J. Langguth, After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace
    Bill O'Reilly, Killing Lincoln
    Gaillard R. Peck, Jr., America's Secret MiG Squadron: The Red Eagles of Project Constant Peg
    Read Karen DeYoung's Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell.
    Theo the Educated Derelict
    BA, History/Political Science, Western State College of Colorado, 1984
    MBA, Entrepreneurship, City University of Seattle, 1992
    MBA, Marketing, City University of Seattle, 1993

    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Christmas Books To Be Read:

    Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell
    A. J. Langguth, After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace
    Bill O'Reilly, Killing Lincoln
    Gaillard R. Peck, Jr., America's Secret MiG Squadron: The Red Eagles of Project Constant Peg
    Read Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln.
    Theo the Educated Derelict
    BA, History/Political Science, Western State College of Colorado, 1984
    MBA, Entrepreneurship, City University of Seattle, 1992
    MBA, Marketing, City University of Seattle, 1993

    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Johann: "Hrotsvita is not my favourite medieval woman writer. I have a few contenders in mind for that honour, by no means all German. ..."

    John: Might Julian of Norwich be on your list? With things as they are in my country now, I take small consolation in her frequent message, "Things will be well again, one day."

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