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« Reply #1450 on: June 20, 2016, 02:17:01 am »

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« Reply #1453 on: June 21, 2016, 04:00:12 pm »



Enjoying this- a bit of a brief overview of his early life, and a bit too pseudo psychology at parts. Trying to cover most of American Political History for my second year at uni; which has a course solely on that
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« Reply #1454 on: June 23, 2016, 07:20:32 am »

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« Reply #1456 on: June 28, 2016, 04:32:56 pm »

Rereading Northanger Abbey.
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« Reply #1457 on: June 28, 2016, 04:45:52 pm »

Rereading Northanger Abbey.

I need to refrest my Austen too.
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« Reply #1458 on: June 28, 2016, 07:12:17 pm »

Picked up more library books on Friday, but I've barely cracked 'em. Spent all weekend writing, though. Drew up a second "proposal" of sorts, but it's rooted mainly in readings as opposed to "data" (what there is). This thesis is gonna be a feat. (Long story short: I'm supposed to do an "honors thesis" started, oh, last semester which is to be "original research". Someone in my areas of interest probably doesn't have a lot of wiggle room there without, say, y'know, travel or surveys, or something like that, so I'm working with extant statistics that have probably used on subject matter that's already been touched. No idea if I'll get through this and I don't have the most attentive guidance)
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« Reply #1459 on: June 30, 2016, 11:57:08 pm »

I finished Northanger Abbey. I [Inks]ing love Isabella, I don't give a [Inks]. Life's too short to hate such a brazen manipulative asshole. She's so bad but she does it so well.
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« Reply #1460 on: July 01, 2016, 07:35:39 am »



Very good book about the the non-Chalcedonian churches.
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« Reply #1461 on: July 01, 2016, 11:18:39 am »



Very good book about the the non-Chalcedonian churches.

Tell me how it is when you're done? This seems right up my alley.
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« Reply #1462 on: July 05, 2016, 11:42:23 pm »

Just finished Stefan Zweig's "Fouche" and "Marie Antoinette", and I'll probably be moving onto Napoleonic-related works. I need to read more historical works of Zweig (I had read his Magellan years ago as well), but he could easily be among my favourite authors very soon.

I'm not yet sure why, but I find his psychological insight into the people he writes about utterly fascinating (and hilarious at times).
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« Reply #1463 on: July 05, 2016, 11:43:43 pm »

Just finished Stefan Zweig's "Fouche" and "Marie Antoinette", and I'll probably be moving onto Napoleonic-related works. I need to read more historical works of Zweig (I had read his Magellan years ago as well), but he could easily be among my favourite authors very soon.

I'm not yet sure why, but I find his psychological insight into the people he writes about utterly fascinating (and hilarious at times).

Read Marie Antoinette, but haven't read Fouche.

Have you read Maria Stuart by him? Very fascinating.
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« Reply #1464 on: July 06, 2016, 02:28:17 pm »

Finished:



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« Reply #1465 on: July 06, 2016, 03:04:48 pm »

Just finished Stefan Zweig's "Fouche" and "Marie Antoinette", and I'll probably be moving onto Napoleonic-related works. I need to read more historical works of Zweig (I had read his Magellan years ago as well), but he could easily be among my favourite authors very soon.

I'm not yet sure why, but I find his psychological insight into the people he writes about utterly fascinating (and hilarious at times).

Read Marie Antoinette, but haven't read Fouche.

Have you read Maria Stuart by him? Very fascinating.

Fouche is probably one of the best works I've ever read, partly because of how well he gets in the mind of such an enigmatic character, and also because he paints a different picture of Fouche's actual relevance (I think he's way underestimated in comparison to Talleyrand). Maria Stuart I haven't, but it will probably go into my reading list soon...
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« Reply #1466 on: July 06, 2016, 05:29:53 pm »

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« Reply #1467 on: July 07, 2016, 03:50:46 am »

Maria Stuart I haven't, but it will probably go into my reading list soon...



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« Reply #1468 on: July 09, 2016, 11:59:19 am »

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« Reply #1469 on: July 17, 2016, 06:19:05 am »

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« Reply #1470 on: July 17, 2016, 12:26:19 pm »

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« Reply #1471 on: July 25, 2016, 11:44:08 pm »

Where the Buck Stops, which is one of Truman's autobiographies.

Really changes perspective on Andrew Johnson, Jackson, Polk, and Wilson... or at least differs greatly from the Atlas left. Pretty much confirms Teddy's underwhelming trust-busting.
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« Reply #1472 on: July 25, 2016, 11:46:19 pm »

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« Reply #1473 on: July 28, 2016, 07:57:46 am »

After a year and change, I finished The Sea of Fertility.
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« Reply #1474 on: July 28, 2016, 09:36:34 am »



No, it doesn't have a separate section or chapter on WV.  Oh man, the slurs, I've learned from this book.  Much of the historical attitudes/history I was aware, at least in passing, before reading the book,  but having them rolled out, one after the other, makes one realize what a constant it's been in US (and English) history.  It does roll all the way up to the present and segways into more of a cultural history,  though it could have been a little more fleshed out (without giving WV racist hicks their own chapter).  All the big outlets have written reviews on the book, so they'd probably give you a better feel than I on whether you'd want to read the book.
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