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« on: May 07, 2011, 07:34:47 pm »

Time's The Civil War: The Illustrated History

This is what I was reading when the news broke about OBL being killed
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012, 01:24:08 pm »

I just finished Michael Barone's "Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America's Founding Fathers".

Took only four days to read it. I was previously familiar with the Glorious Revolution thanks to watching Simon Schama's History of Britain series a few years back and from playing EUII. This book provided some interesting details, though.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 11:45:18 am »

There is No Freedom Without Bread!: 1989 and the Civil War That Brought Down Communism by Constantine Pleshakov

Just got this last week and started reading it on Saturday and I am expecting to finish it by Wednesday at the latest.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2012, 08:20:58 pm »

Medieval Civilization: 400-1500 by Jacques Le Goff

Been reading this since last week and it should be finished by tomorrow.
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012, 07:36:15 pm »

Byzantium: The Apogee by John Julius Norwich


Shame I don't have the other two books to cover the entirety of the Empire's existance. I will probably finish this one by tomorrow.
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 04:45:56 pm »

In the week and half prior to last Tuesday, I read two books:

Taking Heat: The President, The Press and My Years in the White House by Ari Fleischer
The New American Story by Bill Bradley

Since then I have picked up the pace because I want to be free to read what I get for Christmas.

Since Tuesday I have read:
Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned the Political Establishment Upside Down by Kaylene Johnson
Legerdemain: The President's Secret Plan, The Bomb, and What the French Never Knew by James J. Heaphey - a great book about some US Cold War medling in the Arab World.
A Night of Long Knives: A Hannah Vogel Story by Rebecca Cantrell
Biography of the Dollar: How the Mighty Buck Conquered the World and Why It's Under Siege by Craig Karmin

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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 04:47:33 pm »

Yesterday I completed All the Tea In China: How to Buy, Sell and Make Money on the Mainland by Jeremy Haft

Today, I read Imperial Cities and the Reformation: Three Essays by Bernd Moeller. Translated into English of course.
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 12:28:22 am »

The last book I ready before Christmas was "Warriors of Christendom: Charlemagne, El Cid, Barbarossa, Richard Lionheart" by John Matthews and Bob Stewart.

It had been my desire to read "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot" by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, starting on Christmas, but I had to delay it for the sake of another, much more "extensive" gift until the 2nd of January. I finished it within three days.
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2013, 03:06:41 pm »

Two days ago I finished No Retreat, No Surrender: One American's Fight by Tom Delay

One of the biggest bunch of lies and CYA I have ever seen compiled into 180 pages.
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2013, 07:25:08 pm »

About two days ago I finished a book called "The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History" by Jason Vuic.
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2013, 09:38:00 am »

I just finished "Two Treatise on Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration" by John Locke.

This version is part of the "Rethinking the Western Tradtion" series, and contains essays at the end by John Dunn, Ruth Grant and Ian Shapiro concerning different aspects of Locke's legacy and perspectives on his views.
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2013, 07:01:38 pm »

About fifteen days ago, I finished reading the Harvard Classics Edition of a Collection of works by Edmund Burke that included his following works:

"On Taste"
"On the Sublime and Beautiful"
"Reflections on the French Revolution"
"A Letter to a Noble Lord"

Since then I have been reading the signet classics edition of "The Federalist Papers", which includes the Articles of Confederation, Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2013, 08:11:42 pm »

Signet Classics, "The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates: the Clashes and Compromises that Gave Birth to Our Government", edited by Ralph Ketcham.

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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2013, 09:44:09 pm »

I finished George W. Bush's book "Decision Points", about two weeks ago. I started a biography about Laura Bush, but I have not had time to complete it as of yet.
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2013, 12:01:30 pm »

I just finished reading "MEDUSA: A Kurt Austin Adventure" by Clive Cussler w/ Paul Kemprecos.

I had borrowed "The Serpent" from one of my teachers and read it back in 2009, so when I saw this real cheap, I snagged it.

It haven't any books since June really, when I started and didn't finish a book on Laura Bush. Just had other things to be doing over that period.

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