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« Reply #1150 on: December 03, 2014, 10:36:30 pm »
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I got through most of Hard Choices on audiobook during my drive home/back for Thanksgiving.
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« Reply #1151 on: December 07, 2014, 08:10:11 pm »
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I received several books for Christmas, but won't be able to get a hold of them until then Sad.

-On His Own Terms (Richard Norton Smith): The Nelson Rockefeller biography.
-The Nixon Tapes (John Dean): Transcripts of Nixon's tapes.
-The Greatest Comeback (Pat Buchanan): Buchanan's years with Tricky Dick.
-Another Side Of Bob Dylan (Victor Memedes): A biography of the Bobster.
-The Invisible Bridge (Rick Pearlstein): The latest bio of his 1965-1981 history trilogy.

Which one should I read first? I'm leaning towards The Invisible Bridge.
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« Reply #1152 on: December 07, 2014, 09:36:24 pm »
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Just started reading Little Women (by Louisa May Alcott).
Let me know how that goes.
I finished it at the end of August; I loved every minute of it.  I don't care if it's a "girls' book"; it's a classic for a reason.
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« Reply #1153 on: December 08, 2014, 07:31:46 pm »
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Here's my big fat current reading list - busy till at least the end of January I suspect

Currently Reading: Rivers of Blood, Rivers of Gold: Europe's Conquest of Indigenous People - Mark Cocker
The Mammoth Book of Native Americans - various (pretty much finished this except for a long captivity narrative which I'd rather read when I have a lot of time free)

On the list:
Debt: The First 5,000 Years - David Graeber
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat - Oliver Sacks
Mission to China: Matteo Ricci and the Jesuit Encounter with the East - Mary Laven
Europe and the People Without History - Eric Wolf
Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche - Ethan Watters
The Race Gallery: The Return of Racial Science - Marek Kohn
Talking to the Enemy: Violent Extremism, Sacred Values, and What It Means to be Human - Scott Atran
The Scramble for China: Foreign Devils in the Qing Empire, 1832-1914 - Robert Bickers

I'm going to have to move onto Debt soon as it is a library book, but after that I'm not sure what order I should read them in. Any suggestions/recommendations?
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« Reply #1154 on: December 09, 2014, 07:02:45 am »
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I'm working through about a dozen books stowed in various shelves and crannies at my apartment. Here are a few of them:

Russia and the West under Lenin and Stalin, George Kennan
Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy, Susan Neiman (I made it about halfway through this one a few years ago... picked it up again over a recent lazy weekend)
Governing the Market: Economic Theory and the Role of Government in East Asian Industrialization, Robert Wade (surprisingly readable for economic writing)
Truman, David McCullough (too hagiographic to be interesting, but I got it last Christmas and feel obligated to finish by the end of the year)
Inside Terrorism, Bruce Hoffman
The Invisible Bridge, Rick Perlstein (I started on this one a few months ago, but I might put it down to read the entire series in order)
Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United, Zephyr Teachout (I haven't read any reviews, so I have no idea what to expect from this one)

Also re-reading Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72... not a good book to work through during finals week, but whatever.
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« Reply #1155 on: December 09, 2014, 07:40:56 am »
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Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. After that I'll be working through a big stack of books that I accumulated as birthday presents recently.
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« Reply #1156 on: December 10, 2014, 08:56:19 pm »
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The Battle Hymn of the Republic: A Biography of the Song That Marches On by John Stauffer. A wonderful treatment of a great American song.
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« Reply #1157 on: December 10, 2014, 09:58:49 pm »
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« Reply #1158 on: December 15, 2014, 12:40:24 am »
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Finished a few days ago:



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« Reply #1159 on: December 16, 2014, 12:24:51 am »
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The NAtional Debt by Robert Kelly
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« Reply #1160 on: December 20, 2014, 10:25:56 am »
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Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. After that I'll be working through a big stack of books that I accumulated as birthday presents recently.

What did you think? I'm a big Rushdie fan but that wasn't one of my favourites.
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