So, What Are You Reading?

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  1. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Alrutheus Ambush Taylor's The Negro in South Carolina During Reconstruction.
     
  2. cofflehack

    cofflehack Member

    Tami Hoag's The Bitter Season
     
  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    In another vain effort to be as smart as Ted (never gonna happen) I read up a little on Alrutheus Ambush Taylor, just because of his magnificent name. Well, I'll never be as smart as Dr. Taylor, either. His PhD is from Harvard. He was a painstaking scholar of Reconstruction and author of at least three books on the topic. A fine historian, professor and author. Some info here: Taylor, Alrutheus Ambush (1893-1955) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

    J.
     
  4. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Willie Lee Rose's Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment.
     
  5. StevenKing

    StevenKing Member

    About Face: The Odyssey of An American Warrior by Colonel David H. Hackworth.
     
  6. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Alrutheus! A Google search finds only one human in the world, other than old Ambush, with that name: one Alrutheus Buchanan, an engineer in Texas.
     
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    interesting
     
  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Diligent work, Dr. Bear. I searched too, figuring there had to be a historical precedent - and totally failed to find any but these two. The professor and the engineer appear to be the only Alruthei (?) on record. Makes me wonder what led Alrutheus Ambush Taylor's parents to that highly original name for their son. My hat's off to them.

    J.
     
  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Looking further, I think Alrutheus may be a Latinized version of Alruth - known both as a first and last name, particularly in Germany and France. There are a few examples of both in the U.S.

    J.
     
  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Genealogical Site "My Heritage" has 1,346 records for surname Alruth. Yes - I figure we may very well have found the source of the much-rarer first name, Alrutheus. Best explanation I can offer.

    J.
     
  11. SydneyBarrett

    SydneyBarrett New Member

    Now I am reading How the Brain Works - ed. Prof. Peter Abrahams, and its great book! :)
     
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

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  13. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Alrutheus Ambush Taylor's The Negro in Tennessee, 1865-1880.
     
  14. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Alrutheus Ambush Taylor's The Negro in the Reconstruction of Virginia.
     
  15. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Luther Porter Jackson's Negro Officeholders in Virginia, 1865-1896.
     
  16. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Walter Allen's Governor Chamberlain 's Administration in South Carolina.
     
  17. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Francis Butler Simkins' Pitchfork Ben Tillman South Carolinian.
     
  18. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Johan Huizinga's Dutch Civilization in the Seventeenth Century.
     
  19. StevenKing

    StevenKing Member

    Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott
     
  20. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Jack P. Maddex' The Virginia Conservatives.
     

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