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  1. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    One of my favorite reading subjects. :grad:


    I recently finished a three part series on Teddy Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris, and they were all 3 great books.

    Now I'm picking up a book on European history from WWI to WWII by a guy named Ian Kershaw. Both of which are favorite reading topics.

    One of the best books of that genre that I have read so far is still 'Rise and Fall of the Third Reich', by William Shirer, which I have recently read twice. Awesome book.

    Anyone else interested in this subject?
     
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    Hi. Yes. Love History. Two of the best books I've ever read are true stories from history; Devil In The White City, about The Chicago World's Fair in 1893 and the rise of serial killer, H.H. Holmes at the same time. And The Worst Hard Time, a recounting of life on the Great Plains during the dust bowl. Fascinating.
     
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    Beefus and Wigward lies Hurts so good.

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    i like how war driven it all is. ...From early man to the 1500's to now and forever.
    We are not peaceful beings.

    "War is god."
     
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    I find history absolutely fascinating. Only historical book I can remember reading in the last ten years is a book about George Washington. Though I do spend a lot of time reading about history on the net. I think it annoys my wife when I start talking about history.
    I'm reading ken Follett's world without end right now. It's fiction though. It's set in the dark ages and I find there is some interesting tide bits about those times in it.
     
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    I too have read Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. All of his books are great, but my favorite was In the Garden of Beasts, about the American ambassador to Germany in the 30's.
     
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    Over the past year or two, I have been reading multiple books at the same time, I've found it to be like watching a TV series, you can pick back up where you were quickly.

    I'm also reading the book on Abraham Lincoln, Team of Rivals by Doris Kern Goodwin. I've kind of struggled through that book, it really hasn't grabbed me.

    Also a book on Vladimir Putin, The New Tsar by Simon Lee Myers, and that book has my attention, I have been going through it quickly. Fascinating story of how this literal nobody came to power. IMHO, he is the wrong man, at the wrong time. Bad for the world.
     
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    History and science my favorite subjects.
     
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    Was it "Washington" by Ron Chernow? That's an amazing read. Washington had balls of steel.
     
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    Great book, I read that a couple years ago.
     
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    Was a European history study in college. The first half of the 20th century fascinates me.
     
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    I like to read about some science too.

    I read a couple of books on the creations of the Atomic and the Hydrogen bombs by Richard Rhodes. Insane books. The Making of the Atomic Bomb and Dark Sun.

    Another book I enjoyed was Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku, that physicist who is on TV shows all the time.
     
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    Read the first one , other is on my too be read stack
     
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    Have you read any books by Max Hastings? 1914: Europe goes to War or Inferno: The World at War 1939-1944? I like his books, he has a couple more books I've been meaning to check out.
     
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    Everyone should read, and if you already have, re-read Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience". It espouses real American CLASSICAL LIBERAL virtues. It's a short, 20 minute read. One of the greatest essays ever written and it is speaking directly to us, now.

    http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper2/thoreau/civil.html
     
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    This is a great historical book
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    I loved the garden of beasts, it was amazingly written and very informative. It really showed how things progressed slowly and not overnight, the evil of hitler sort of crept up on the Germans and then they were in over their heads.
     
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    Go get all of Steven Ambrose books on WW2..Classic stuff.
     
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    Dawkins has some great books on evolution. The god dilusion is a good read too.
     
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    Maybe. It was a good book. I'll see if I can find it.
    I also read a book on my home town, but I'm not going to name that one. I live in one of the oldest areas of the country and I can't learn enough about the area. I used to be a ups driver and I enjoyed going down roads and trying to figure out what they looked like hundreds of years ago. Where was the mill on mill street? I wonder if that's the school on school street? Sometimes I'd notice that they slightly moved roads and I'd try to figure what was new and what was old. I look at old maps and it's interesting how a bunny trail used to be a busy road. One time as a kid I found what was left of a foundation in the middle of the woods. It's amazing how quickly things change and history gets lost.
     
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