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« on: April 26, 2013, 05:10:07 pm »

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville. I was hoping to compare what de Tocqueville had to write about early 19th-century American government and society with contemporary perceptions, but it unfortunately hasn't been as insightful as I had hoped. Before that, I read 1491, which argues that pre-Colombian American societies were far more developed than most believe.
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 07:46:16 am »
« Edited: August 02, 2013, 07:48:03 am by MOP »

I finished The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn yesterday. I had it in my head that it was a children's book (probably because I was a child when I first read it), but it turned out to be a quite enjoyable (and, at times, quite mature) novel. I was also thrilled to be able to familiarize myself with some authentic Missouri dialect.
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 12:03:59 pm »

1491 by Charles Mann

So good. Can't recommend it enough, even if you don't really care about pre-Columbian American history.

Bought that book on a whim last year. I echo your endorsement; very eye-opening.
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 05:39:45 pm »

So far, I've found "Book VII" of Paradise Lost to be the most enjoyable to read.
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 04:07:32 pm »

Candide

I feel that the novella suffered for its brevity, rather than benefited from it; the rapidity with which the central characters moved from tragedy to tragedy was sometimes too much to take. Still, I found the conclusion satisfying enough, and Martin did have some great lines.
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2014, 12:07:26 pm »

I recently picked up a translation of P. Boissonnade's Life and Work in Medieval Europe from a Salvation Army store (it seemed interesting enough to invest $.65 in). Has anyone here read it?
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2015, 12:11:24 pm »

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Just finished reading Part One. All the stories were great (except The Approach to Al-Mu'tasim, which didn't seem quite up to the same level as the others), but I think that I liked The Lottery in Babylon the best.
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