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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.
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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.
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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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