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« Reply #1575 on: June 16, 2017, 04:43:47 pm »

Have any of y'all read Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero?
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« Reply #1576 on: June 16, 2017, 06:29:13 pm »

Have any of y'all read Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero?

My family owns it. Never read it. I read half of the Matthews book on Kennedy and Nixon. 
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« Reply #1577 on: June 21, 2017, 09:09:37 pm »

Finishing up Atlas Shrugged for the first time through.

Next is a choice - Gulag Archipelago or Brothers Karamazov
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« Reply #1578 on: June 21, 2017, 09:47:58 pm »

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Next is a choice - Gulag Archipelago or Brothers Karamazov

Both sound like great goals; neither have I read.
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« Reply #1579 on: June 22, 2017, 05:26:30 pm »

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Next is a choice - Gulag Archipelago or Brothers Karamazov

Both sound like great goals; neither have I read.

Yes, I've been partisan for a good time recently. Stepping back from time to time is good.
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« Reply #1580 on: June 26, 2017, 10:34:16 am »

I'm currently reading the 4th part of Ferrante's Neapolitan series. Excellent and moving read.

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To comment on stuff:

Also loved Feast of the Goat and I don't think it portrays Balaguer as very sympathetic.

Agree with Nathan that Soseki>Murakami

When it comes to Dostoevsky I'd recommend Crime and Punishment or the Idiot as the first read I think. Brothers Karamazov is amazing but it's longer and I think I benefitted from having read some Dostoevsky beforehand.
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« Reply #1581 on: July 15, 2017, 06:05:48 pm »

The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker.
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« Reply #1582 on: July 15, 2017, 07:02:28 pm »

'Foundations of Christianity,' by Karl Kaufsky (1908)
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« Reply #1583 on: July 16, 2017, 02:33:38 pm »

The Old Testament. Simply the greatest crime/gore novel of all times.
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« Reply #1584 on: July 16, 2017, 04:11:53 pm »

Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis
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« Reply #1585 on: July 19, 2017, 09:18:03 pm »

Seeing as there is a "What are you are listening to" thread, I was also wondering what kind of novels, comic books, nonfiction, etc. you are all reading right now.

I'm currently reading or planning to read:
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Ali and Nino by Kurban Said
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« Reply #1586 on: July 19, 2017, 09:35:53 pm »

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« Reply #1587 on: July 20, 2017, 04:56:59 pm »

robert caro's 3rd volume of LBJ.
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« Reply #1588 on: July 20, 2017, 05:00:17 pm »

the third Game of Thrones book, whatever it's called
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« Reply #1589 on: July 20, 2017, 05:09:47 pm »

In no particular order, these are the books I have started or re-started reading this summer:

The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt
On Revolution, Hannah Arendt
The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire, Bryan Crozier
Injustice: The Social Origins of Democracy & Dictatorship, Barrington Moore, Jr.
The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention, Richard H. Immerman
Piercing the Reich: The Penetration of Nazi Germany by American Secret Agents During World War II, Joseph E. Persico
Lord and Peasant in Russia from the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century, Jerome Blume

I doubt I will finish most of these.
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« Reply #1590 on: July 20, 2017, 05:14:24 pm »

"The Witchwood Crown" by Tad Williams
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« Reply #1591 on: July 20, 2017, 05:18:26 pm »

In no particular order, these are the books I have started or re-started reading this summer:

The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt
On Revolution, Hannah Arendt
The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire, Bryan Crozier
Injustice: The Social Origins of Democracy & Dictatorship, Barrington Moore, Jr.
The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention, Richard H. Immerman
Piercing the Reich: The Penetration of Nazi Germany by American Secret Agents During World War II, Joseph E. Persico
Lord and Peasant in Russia from the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century, Jerome Blume

I doubt I will finish most of these.

Arendt is great - I really like Benhabib, who builds off and is influenced by her.
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« Reply #1592 on: July 20, 2017, 06:55:07 pm »

After spending some time working on a dozen books at a time, I've realized it wasn't working and calmed down on the number of books I read.

It by Stephen King
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

Also found The New Avengers omnibus at my local library, so I guess that's my main project in terms of comics.
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« Reply #1593 on: July 21, 2017, 06:13:51 am »

In no particular order, these are the books I have started or re-started reading this summer:

The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt
On Revolution, Hannah Arendt
The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire, Bryan Crozier
Injustice: The Social Origins of Democracy & Dictatorship, Barrington Moore, Jr.
The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention, Richard H. Immerman
Piercing the Reich: The Penetration of Nazi Germany by American Secret Agents During World War II, Joseph E. Persico
Lord and Peasant in Russia from the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century, Jerome Blume

I doubt I will finish most of these.

Arendt is great - I really like Benhabib, who builds off and is influenced by her.

I was introduced to her in a political theory class my junior year, where we read parts of "Totalitarianism" and "On Violence" (an article which I read in full this summer). She was the one that most gripped me--outside of perhaps Hegel--out of those we reviewed, and her choice of subject matter was right up my alley. Most of what I read seemed to be either things I had thought but never put into words, or observations that made sense when articulated--others might disagree. I picked up both of the books I have by her from a used bookstore in Seattle last summer, and I'd like to finish at least one this summer. Tongue I also have a printed version of an article she wrote in the wake of the Hungarian Revolution.
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« Reply #1594 on: July 23, 2017, 07:34:20 pm »

Neon Genesis Evangelion, vol 1
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« Reply #1595 on: July 23, 2017, 10:18:29 pm »

LBJ: Master of the Senate -Robert Caro
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« Reply #1596 on: July 28, 2017, 03:12:01 pm »

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Citizen Clem. I'd be lying if I said that I've loved it, or that it's been an effortless read, but it's been rather interesting even if the pre-wars years were a bit dull.

The funny thing is that Attlee comes out of the book as rather average; a steady chairman, who was underestimated by everyone, but was really a quiet revolutionary.

Am hoping to move onto some lighter novels for August; am a bit sick of political books
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« Reply #1597 on: July 28, 2017, 08:55:29 pm »


The funny thing is that Attlee comes out of the book as rather average; a steady chairman, who was underestimated by everyone, but was really a quiet revolutionary.

That doesn't sound average to me.
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« Reply #1598 on: August 05, 2017, 12:06:46 am »

Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World

Kirsten Gillibrand
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« Reply #1599 on: August 06, 2017, 08:45:49 am »

Started Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
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