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Ted Bessell
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« on: January 31, 2016, 08:36:35 pm »

I am halfway through Rick Perlstein's The Invisible Bridge. Really a great book, but I always stay up too late reading (cause I can't put it down!).
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2016, 08:51:06 pm »

I am halfway through Rick Perlstein's The Invisible Bridge. Really a great book, but I always stay up too late reading (cause I can't put it down!).

Would you say the book is non-biased and at least mostly politically neutral? If so, I may get get this myself.

Dude doesn't like Reagan much, but I doubt you'll have qualms with that Wink. As political books go, it's palatable.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2016, 09:23:21 pm »

Dude doesn't like Reagan much, but I doubt you'll have qualms with that Wink. As political books go, it's palatable.

goooddeee! I just wanted to make sure I won't be subjected to very subtle conservative reprogramming.

Thanks mr Bessell! Kiss

No prob, glad you're interested!

Big fan of Perlstein. Even though you get the idea that he's liberal (which he is), he does very well at illustrating the competing social movements that resulted in things going as they did (in my opinion). It's also fun to read how the liberal consensus was torn asunder. Only read "Before the Storm" and "Nixonland", but I greatly enjoyed both.

100% agree, from what I've read so far.
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 12:04:25 pm »

I just started Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America by Morton Kondracke and Fred Barnes. I thought the guy was an FF before, but I really do now. Not the best-written book, but engaging for a conservative like yours truly.
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2016, 10:05:53 pm »

I just finished up Why the Right Went Wrong by E.J. Dionne. It's an ideologically slanted but comprehensive overview of how the Republican Party got where they are today.
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2016, 10:36:59 pm »

I just finished up Why the Right Went Wrong by E.J. Dionne. It's an ideologically slanted but comprehensive overview of how the Republican Party got where they are today.

"Where the Right Went Wrong" by Pat Buchanan wasn't enough!? Tongue

I might have to try "how," "when," and "what" next.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2016, 05:04:09 pm »
« Edited: May 19, 2016, 05:10:07 pm by Ted Bessell, Bass God of the West »

Not sure if this counts as a book, but I'm on Act IV of Romeo and Juliet. Very nice play.
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2016, 10:35:40 pm »

Bob Gates' book, A Passion for Leadership. Good stuff.
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2016, 02:21:26 pm »

Reading Perlstein's Before The Storm once again. Awesome, of course. Can't wait for what wil apparently be the final book in the series, whenever it comes out.
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2016, 01:32:55 pm »

Bought an Italian copy of my favorite book, 1984, and an Italian-English dictionary. Learn the language or die (of boredom) trying, I suppose
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2016, 12:27:02 am »

Put a hold on my reading of Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger to go through the Harry Potter series for the first time in six years. I have odd taste in books.
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