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« on: October 25, 2014, 10:32:27 pm »

Last Month: A book by Al Franken mocking Conservative Media

This Month: The first volume of the Nixon Tapes (not sure I'll finish though, it's just so dang huge)

Next Month: Hard Choices (Hillary Clinton)
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2014, 01:54:09 pm »

Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2015, 11:55:59 pm »

Technically assigned, but I just finished Little Pink House by Jeff Benedict.

Very sad sad look into the abuse of eminent domain by private corporations, specifically what happened in New London 15-10 years ago.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2015, 01:06:47 pm »

Re-reading All the Wrong Questions in Lemony Snicket's newest series while I wait to get the chance to get the next two books.

Also re-read Skin Game from The Dresden Files series.

Hopefully once I get back to my hometown, I'll be able to check out something new.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2015, 10:26:59 pm »

A book called Scar Night, looked decent enough for a library check out.

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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2015, 11:13:59 pm »

Taking a break from Scar Night to browse As You Wish, which is Cary Elwes experience in the making of The Princess Bride
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2015, 01:57:06 am »

Just One More Thing, which is Peter Falk's (aka Columbo) memoir
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2015, 10:09:17 pm »

Nixon: An Oliver Stone Film

Has little articles here and there on one part, an annotated script on the other
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2015, 11:22:48 pm »

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

In spite of perhaps a pessimistic edge regarding the outcome of abolition and obliteration of the old Jim Crow laws, it's still a chilling, eerie, but compelling read.
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2015, 01:26:04 pm »

Of my own choosing: Nothing

For classes: Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, The Sound of Fury by William Faulkner, and W.J. Cash's The Mind of the South


Cash is easily the most interesting, and frankly I wish I knew such a book to describe the Northeast.
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« Reply #10 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 #11 on: September 18, 2016, 11:36:59 pm »

Temeraire

Book 1: His Majesty's Dragon
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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2016, 01:51:20 am »

Taking a break from the Temeraire series with The Godfather.

Yeah Francis Ford Coppola's movie is far better, but the book is still pretty good when it comes to background characters and the initial establishing bits.
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2017, 02:52:27 am »

The 4th Volume of Robert Caro's Lyndon Johnson series.

I also checked out a biography of Lady Bird, and one on The Obama's.

I recently browsed one about Hoover...that'll be next on the list.
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2017, 02:46:17 am »

Now that I've finished Caro's 4th LBJ Volume.


Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage
by Christopher Andersen.
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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2017, 02:27:08 am »

Now I'm onto Michael Gillette's Compilation of Oral Interviews recorded called, well.... Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History
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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2017, 05:10:51 pm »

Another one of Robert Caro's LNJ books, Vol. 2 methinks.
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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2017, 04:38:41 pm »

The President's Club - Nancy Gibbs & Michael Duffy
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« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2017, 04:56:59 pm »

robert caro's 3rd volume of LBJ.
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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2017, 10:18:29 pm »

LBJ: Master of the Senate -Robert Caro
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« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2017, 12:06:46 am »

Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World

Kirsten Gillibrand
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« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2017, 06:45:33 pm »

The Twilight Zone Companion
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2017, 07:45:36 pm »

Re-reading The Chronicles of Narnia. Currently on Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2017, 11:17:37 pm »

William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return

Aka, Return of the Jedi converted to Shakespearean pentameter.  I wanted to get the entire OT, but alas I was allowed one, so I went with my favorite.
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« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2017, 11:19:05 pm »

William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return

Aka, Return of the Jedi converted to Shakespearean pentameter.  I wanted to get the entire OT, but alas I was allowed one, so I went with my favorite.
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