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Old 03-11-2006, 09:37 PM  
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Ok for the high brow crowd what books you are reading

I'm reading The New American Revolution by tammy bruce. She is a great thinker and funny.
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:20 PM   #46
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Military Methods of the Art of War - Sun Pin
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(that is, when I'm not reading my class books, which I should be . . . )
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:21 PM   #47
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I've been thinking about invading Russia, and someone told me that if I didn't understand history, I was doomed to repeat it.



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Napoleon went waltzing into Russia saying "this is easy...Gee...it's a bit cold.."

Hitler said "I've got a better idea...oh hell, it's the same idea".

Hitler never played Risk as a kid, did he? Asia worth 7 armies! Seven armies a turn, but you cant $@&%! hold it!
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:22 PM   #48
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:22 PM   #49
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Especially lately. Seems like everytime I turn it on, one of those friggin "Modern Marvels" shows is on. I really don't give a shit about the history of the dump truck.
Modern Marvels isn't that bad but I hate it when they show blocks of them all day. It would seem better if they showed them late night/early morning. I may have to upgrade my package and get the Military channel.
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:28 PM   #50
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I'm about halfway through "player piano" by Vonnegut right now... really enjoying it so far.

Also just finished the Holy Grail series by Bernard Cornwell. Next on the list is Settling Accounts: Return Engagement by Harry Turtledove (it's an alternate history book... good stuff for history/polisci buffs)
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Old 03-12-2006, 06:47 PM   #51
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Just finished the Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy and am now wading through The Life and Times of Pancho Villa by Fredrich Katz (all 900 pages of it).
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Old 03-12-2006, 07:15 PM   #52
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Old 03-12-2006, 08:06 PM   #53
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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. Before that, His Excellency (biography of Washington) by Joseph Ellis.

I've been reading quite a bit on the Revolutionary War era over the past couple of years. I read Jeff Shaara's historical fiction works Rise to Rebellion and The Glorious Cause, and also David McCullough's John Adams. Fascinating period. I'll probably read American Sphinx (about Jefferson) next.
Chernow is superb, in my opinion. If you like his style, I'm sure you'll also like Titan (about John Rockefeller) and House of Morgan, about JP Morgan and his banking firm from inception to current.

For Revolutionary War era, 1776 by McCullough is also very good and a quick read.
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Old 03-12-2006, 08:07 PM   #54
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What did you think of the McCullough? I loved it.
McCullough is always good and very readable. Path Between the Seas, abou the building of the Panama Canal, is my current read, and also a McCullough book.
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Old 03-12-2006, 08:08 PM   #55
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Old 03-12-2006, 08:09 PM   #56
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Especially lately. Seems like everytime I turn it on, one of those friggin "Modern Marvels" shows is on. I really don't give a shit about the history of the dump truck.


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Old 03-12-2006, 08:10 PM   #57
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I'm just about to finish "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius". I like David Eggers' writing a lot.
You should check out McSweeney's, his faux lit crit bizarro website. It's probably right up your alley.
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/
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Old 03-12-2006, 08:24 PM   #58
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:19 PM   #59
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Chernow is superb, in my opinion. If you like his style, I'm sure you'll also like Titan (about John Rockefeller) and House of Morgan, about JP Morgan and his banking firm from inception to current.

For Revolutionary War era, 1776 by McCullough is also very good and a quick read.
I already read 1776. It was excellent (I just forget to mention it).
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:10 AM   #60
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Please tell me this is a joke. How can anyone read that man-hating lesbian's drivel?
Obviously, you are ignorant about the content of the book. It's actually more "woman-hating" than "man-hating" as you so stereotypically label her drivel.

It's obvious by the first few pages, that the title is to incense people who won't even bother to open the cover to see what the content is actually about. I think my track record of opinion here makes it obvious I am far from condoning man-hating.

I in fact, think men get a bad rap most of the time as compared to women.
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