Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Bill Huffman, May 12, 2005.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure by Algeo
The End of the Hunt by Flanagan
Our Jungle Road to Tokyo by Robt Eichelberger
My wife recently read that book. Guernsey is one of the Channel Islands, a part of the UK that was occupied by the Germans during WWII.
I'm reading Sand - The Never-Ending Story by Michael Welland.
There was a pretty good mini series on Masterpiece Theatre a couple of years ago called Island at War. It was set on a fictional Channel Island during WW2. It deals with the Nazi occupation and how the islanders interacted with the Germans. It was beautifully filmed. The ending was a bit unsatisfying. It's worth renting though. Not quite in the league with Foyle's war but very good.
Ian: "I'm reading Sand - The Never-Ending Story by Michael Welland..."
John: What's the most interesting or unexpected thing you've learned about sand so far?
I recently read "Just Listen", an amazing book by Mark Goulston MD. It focuses on communications and goes more into detail about why communications fail -- particularly when people are upset -- and what we can do to communicate better, especially in difficult situations.
The book gives a great combination of biological explanations for why communications failures occur, along with a number of case histories, practical explanations, and other illustrations that take the theory and make practical application easy.
Henri Nouwen's The Wounded Healer
So I'll be the weirdo who replies with something other than a traditional "book".
I'm a comics nerd. I'll admit it. I recently read the Marvel Comics' Civil War series. Essentially, there's an incident involving super heroes which the deaths of hundreds of innocent people. As a result, Congress passes legislation requiring the super heroes to register with the government. This act sets up a division among the super hero community. Some want to register and others do not, and they end up fighting over it. The whole series is a great parallel for a lesson on civil rights. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Linda Weiss, The Myth of the Powerless State
Bowerman and the Men of Oregon-Kenny Moore
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the warm/scary welcome,I'm really looking forward to talk about anything and everything horror related.
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