So, What Are You Reading?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Ted Heiks, Jul 27, 2013.

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  1. Sun55

    Sun55 New Member

    I enjoy reading! Unfortunately, not always I have time for a good book. Now I'm reding Gone with the Wind. Really interesting!
     
  2. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Having finished reading Johan Huizinga's The Waning of the Middle Ages, my direction has changed. I had thought I would then finish reading Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans. After reading Johan Huizinga's The Waning of the Middle Ages, I also started reading The Golden Bough, which, like Huizinga, is in the Great Books of the Western World vol. 58. Then I started reading Johan Huizinga's The Autumn of the Middle Ages (which is a different translation). Since I have put no time limits on reading the Great Historians of the Western World, I went back to the Civil War and Reconstruction in Arkansas. I recently finished reading John Mortimer Harrell's The Brooks and Baxter War.
     
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  3. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    "The Wheels of Chance: A Bicycling Idyll" by H. G. Wells
    Apart from the story it gives an idea of working conditions around 1900 and how primitave bicycles were back then.
    I bought mine from Amazon but it is available for free from All Books (sorted by popularity) - Project Gutenberg
     
  4. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    Whatever is within arms reach of the toilet at the time.

    :stupid:
     
  5. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Finished reading Carl H. Moneyhon's The Impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction in Arkansas: Persistence in the Midst of Ruin.
     
  6. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Finished reading John I. Smith's Forward from Rebellion.
     
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Finished reading Thomas Starling Staples' Reconstruction in Arkansas.
     
  8. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    read George H. Thompson's Arkansas and Reconstruction.
     
  9. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read W. J. Hughes' Rebellious Ranger: Rip Ford and the Old Southwest.
     
  10. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read James Abram Garfield's The Wild Life of the Army.
     
  11. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read W. N. Bate's General Sidney Sherman: Texas Soldier, Statesman, and Builder.
     
  12. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Well, the old year is gone and the new year is upon us. For this year's reading projects, I shall only attempt three this year.
    Reading Project 1: Reconstruction in Louisiana (January to April 2014)
    Reading Project 2: The Civil War and Reconstruction in the Southwest (May to August 2014)
    Reading Project 3: The Great Historians of the Western World (September to December 2014)
     
  13. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Reconstruction in Louisiana:

    Willie M. Caskey, The Secession and Restoration of Louisiana
    John Rose Ficklen, History of Reconstruction in Louisiana Through 1868
    Stuart O. Landry, The Battle of Liberty Place
    Ella Lonn, Reconstruction in Louisiana After 1868
    Garnie W. McGinty, Louisiana Redeemed
     
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  14. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    The Civil War and Reconstruction in the Southwest:

    Annie Heloise Abel, The American Indian Under Reconstruction
    Minnie Thomas Bailey, Reconstruction in Indian Territory
    Andrew E. Masich, The Civil War in Arizona
    Walter Earl Pittman, New Mexico and the Civil War
    F.Stanley, The Civil War in New Mexico
     
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  15. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    The Great Historians of the Western World:
    Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    G. W. F. Hegel, Philosophy of History
    Herodotus, The Histories of the Persian Wars
    Johan Huizinga, The Waning of the Middle Ages
    Plutarch, Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
    Tacitus, The Annals and The Histories
    Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War
     
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  16. cbryant

    cbryant New Member

    The Bible
    The Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin (Battles translation)
    Christ of the Covenants by O. Palmer Robertson
    Introduction to Covenant Theology by Michael Horton (Horton and Robertson are for a Sunday School class I'm teaching)
    The Myth of Religious Neutrality by Roy Clouser
     
  17. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

  18. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member

    For me, a couple of PMI-ACP study guides and "The SCRUM Field Guide". Fun, fun, fun.
     
  19. royabhi

    royabhi member

    Reading course book, novels, story and news magazines.
     
  20. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Willie M. Caskey's The Secession and Restoration of Louisiana.
     
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