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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    I generally avoid popular history myself, but Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough are popular history authors that are actually pretty good. I don't know about Tuchman yet.
    I've only (tried to) read The Guns of August. It just didn't meet my expectations. When I picked up the book I'm expecting a great experience because it's a classic, right? Unreadable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    I've only (tried to) read The Guns of August. It just didn't meet my expectations. When I picked up the book I'm expecting a great experience because it's a classic, right? Unreadable.
    I think you'll enjoy Goodwin's Bully Pulpit, about Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the crew at McClure's Magazine.
    "Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
    - Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968), U.S. Senator from New York and U.S. Attorney General

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    I've only (tried to) read The Guns of August. It just didn't meet my expectations. When I picked up the book I'm expecting a great experience because it's a classic, right? Unreadable.
    I plan on reading that one, too. I guess I am just a peasant...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I plan on reading that one, too. I guess I am just a peasant...
    Just my preference. I don't like attitude in my book selections. Unless it's overtly and unabashedly political.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    Just my preference. I don't like attitude in my book selections. Unless it's overtly and unabashedly political.
    You may want to stay away from Annette Gordon-Reed's "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs." It's about Thomas Jefferson, but while it purports to be a factual account it's more like a factional one, focusing on Jefferson's negative side (slavery for example) rather than a balanced approach.
    "Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
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    Interesting if military history is your thing.

    The Generals: America Military Command from World War II to Today.

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    Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews

    This is an interesting book, blood, gore, sex, murder, betrayal, and international intrigue...plus, at the end of every chapter there is a recipe for something eaten in that chapter. Most different.

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    I'm reading a recent edition of Stephen King short stories. Next in line is either Jeffrey Deaver or Dean Koontz.
    “Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured…but not everyone must prove they are a citizen. And now, any of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.”



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    I am getting paid 80 a day to move my buddys books from his closed book store to a spot in a downtown antique store. He has about 4 thousand books in the downtown spot.

    There is about 40,000 books and bookshelfs to move, I have nightmares about books!

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    I usually read John Grisham, I've read all but his newest one.

    I've just started, "Atlas Shrugged" I've been wanting to read it for a while and, found it in a used book store.

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