So, What Are You Reading?

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

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  1. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    If you liked that one, you'll also like his book Time Enough for Love. Not everything he wrote was phenomenal, especially some of his more bizarre later works, but that one was.
     
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  2. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Member

    The Darkest Days of the. CivilWar - 1864 and 1865 (English Translation of Frederick W. Fout's second book) His first was written in English. I think him to be my fourth cousin - twice removed. Fascinating individual. He was awarded the Medal of Honor and Battlefield-Commissioned for actions at Harper's Ferry, WV. I was amazed to learn thousands of German speaking soldiers fought for the Union.
     
  3. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Member

    And:

    The plot to Scrap what Russia - How the is and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilfy Russia.

    Just picked this one up at a discount store. I've been wondering - Why are we poking at the Russian Bear?
     
  4. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Member

    And I'm trying to make this year's Great Books of the Western World decision. I've made an effort to struggle with one per year for the last several years.
     
  5. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Member

    And: Trying to stay focused on my self-paced SPHR Certification Courswork review. My program will pay for my exam after I've passed three practice exams with a score of 80% or more. It's quite a challenge for the brain damaged Old Chief.
     
  6. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Member

    Should say - the Plot to Scapegoat Russia...
     
  7. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's a mistaken hope that if we poke first, he'll run away. I don't think he will... Many years ago, I knew a couple of Germans (Canadians by then) older than I was, who fought Russians in WW2. They were unanimous - Russian soldiers never gave an inch. I don't think much has changed...
     
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  8. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Member

    [QUOTE="Johann, post: 564455 They were unanimous - Russian soldiers never gave an inch. I don't think much has changed...[/QUOTE]

    Having engaged in competitive sports with many Russians, I do not doubt you.
     
  9. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Two books at the same time... At The Edge Of Empire- Eric Hinderacker and Peter Mancall and Crossroads of Empire- Ned Landsman
     
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  10. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Tell me I'm not the only one who read this as "I'll tell you what I'd do, man, two books at the same time, man."
     
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  11. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    While we're briefly off-topic, I hope your PhD journey will wrap up soon!
     
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  12. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Well, it is an experiment one and it is for a goal, two. :)
     
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  13. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    It will, not what you all think it will be. Long story...LOL
     
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  14. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins.

    5 chapters in, it hasn't covered anything I've not either heard of or thought of before. Even when I was a theist, I knew most arguments for God were pretty bad. I just thought that mine were better (they weren't :emoji_face_palm:). I'm hoping for some more meatier content later on in the book because what I've seen so far is pretty basic.

    I still have a lot to figure out. Currently, I'm some sort of agnostic-theistic pantheistic/atheistic spiritualist. Or something. :emoji_scream: I think I need to read a few more books.
     
  15. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Or maybe a few less. I find if books confuse me, a life experience sometimes comes along, which will sort out a perplexity like you're facing - in nothing flat.

    And it could go either way.
     
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