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 Active 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 Active 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 Active 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 Active 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 Active 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 Active 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.
     
  16. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Active Member

    And ... "The Men Who United the States" by Simon Winchester. I thought I had left this book in one of my doctors' office Several years ago. I was thrilled when I 'fiund' it on my bookshelf yesterday. This one was written/published just after Simon Winchester became a U.S. Citizen. He is among my favorite authors. Again he tells a fact-filled story, this one it's actually stories, through the eyes of a geologist.
     
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  17. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution by Woody Holton and Original Intentions: The Making and Ratification of the United States Constitution by M.E. Bradford
     
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  18. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I haven't quite finished it yet, but I'm really enjoying Building The Great Society: Inside Lyndon Johnson's White House by Joshua Zeitz. For all of the political turmoil of the day, they really accomplished some amazing things by harnessing the collective will of people who wanted to do something good for their fellow person.

    My favorite part of the book was LBJ strong-arming the AMA into supporting Medicare (after they sent a poster to virtually every doctor in America decrying it as socialism), by asking them about their public commitment to the War in Vietnam. Here's another retelling by Joe Califano, Special Assistant to the President:

     
  19. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Just finished Tyranny of Change by John Chambers and now am reading Nothing Less Than War by Justus Doenecke
     
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  20. Remington Steele

    Remington Steele New Member

    Anglicanism, The Answer to Modernity, edited by Duncan Dormor, et. al.; Separation from the World, by J. C. Ryle; Practical Religion, by J. C. Ryle; Feeling Great, The New Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety, by David D. Burns
     

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