Thread: Reading List Book suggestion.
04-16-2012, 05:30 PM--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
05-24-2012, 01:41 PM
I'm reading a biography of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of of the Girl Scouts of America. She lived in interesting times-she was born the year the Civil War broke out, in Savannah. Her mother was from Chicago, so she had family serving in both armies.
I can relate to a woman who gave so much to kids, but never had any kids of her own. The book was released this year to coincide with the 100th anniversay of GSA.
I'm a proud former Girl Scout. My mom was one, and my 12 year old niece is a scout.
I was a Blue Bird, first, though, not a Brownie. I switched to GS because there wasn't a CFG troop in my neighborhood.
05-24-2012, 08:17 PM
- Join Date
- Oct 2009
- Southwest Michigan (in Exile)
I second the Song of Ice and Fire series, been a fan for a while, can't wait for the next book (though may have to with the way Martin writes)
I just read Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck, good quick read, a lot shorter than I thought it was.
Started reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
had it for a while, just now getting around to reading it. Basically the story is that Lincoln had a secret journal and Seth Grahame-Smith is approached to write a manuscript based on those journals. Ensuing story his how Lincoln's life was directed, as was the countries, due to the existence of Vampires"Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings..." Patrick Henry
05-24-2012, 10:47 PM
If anyone brings up 50 Shades of Gray I will seek them out and beat them with a ball bearing filled lead pipe.The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
05-24-2012, 11:02 PM
I'm reading Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: A Political Marriage - by Nicholas Wapshott
It starts with each of their childhoods, what kind of parents they had, what made them who they were. A lot of things we didn't know (unless you read about them quite a bit) There's correspondence between them in it and it's a very easy read.
I recommend it as it's one of those books that you can read in a day or 2, depending on how busy a person you are. They are two of my favorite political figures and I was thrilled to find this book.
NJ: ouch! I didn't hear of that book til last night and have no intention of reading it!Good men sleep peaceably in their beds at night because
rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Real superheroes don't wear capes. They wear dog tags.
05-24-2012, 11:23 PM
Read the early reviews on "inheritance" and questioned whether I wanted to pay out the money to complete the 4 book set on my shelf. So... Got it from the library on my kindle and finished it this morning. Then I bought it this afternoon - on sale.It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.
05-27-2012, 03:33 PM
The Real Lincoln. It winnows the myth from the truth about this American icon. It's a real eye-opener unless you choose cognitive dissonance over historical fact.
It surprised the shit out of me. It and is incredibly relevant and poignant given the current state of our federal government and our nation. I highly recommend it."Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
07-02-2012, 10:21 AM
Lincoln Uber Alles; Dictatorship Comes to America by John Avery Emison
Emison exposes Lincoln for the tyrant that he actually was and suggests that its high time that Americans grow up and confront the reality of our history instead of the childish fairy tales concocted by the court historians of the Church of Lincoln."The beauty of the Second Amendment is that you won't need it until they try to take it away."---Thomas Jefferson
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