What are you reading?

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  1. Eccentric

    Eccentric Senior member

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    Finished No Country For Old Men, and am now on to The Sirens of Titan.
     


  2. Connemara

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  3. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    Skip that. Just get high and watch Cosmos.
     


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    The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas père (Unabriged)

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    Hahahaha, no, doing a paper on the relative importance of political and spiritual motivations in the animosity between Jews and Blacks in America.

    You may want to check out Ed Koch's Letters on antisemitism - was published a few years ago. One-sided, but maybe helpful for your paper...
     


  8. RSN125

    RSN125 Senior member

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    Plowing through The Power Broker. A couple of hundred pages in and it's already one of the best books on politics I've ever read.


    Did you finish Power Broker? How did you enjoy?
     


  9. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Did you finish Power Broker? How did you enjoy?
    No, not yet halfway through. I try to read a handful of pages every night but it's difficult with school and work. I'll finish it during Christmas break. It is really outstanding. Absolutely gripping.
     


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    No, not yet halfway through. I try to read a handful of pages every night but it's difficult with school and work. I'll finish it during Christmas break.

    It is really outstanding. Absolutely gripping.


    I read Power Broker years ago, it still stands out as one of my all time favorites, and has always made me tempted to read the LBJ bio's by Caro.

    I find it so difficult to find books that are as captivating, well written, and thorough as the Power Broker. If you have any please pass along...

    In a similar vain I'd suggest reading William Manchester's The Last Lion - volume 1 is excellent but volume 2 is amazing. Ignore the criticism - its unwarranted.
     


  11. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I read Power Broker years ago, it still stands out as one of my all time favorites, and has always made me tempted to read the LBJ bio's by Caro. I find it so difficult to find books that are as captivating, well written, and thorough as the Power Broker. If you have any please pass along... In a similar vain I'd suggest reading William Manchester's The Last Lion - volume 1 is excellent but volume 2 is amazing. Ignore the criticism - its unwarranted.
    I have two of three of the LBJ books sitting on my bookshelf. I hope to read them soon. I know exactly what you're talking about re: The Power Broker. It's very hard to find history or biography written this well. Caro is an absolute genius!
     


  12. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    The Greatest Show on Earth - Richard Dawkins Empire of Liberty - Gordon Wood
    Wtf, you read? Do you do so by candlelight in your cave? /boggle
     


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    I think I am giving up on Havana Nocturne for a while... really disappointing as three of the last four books I've read I gave up on.

    Picked up Caviar by Inga Saffron at the bookstore last night. Pretty interesting stuff.
     


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    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    The Greatest Show on Earth - Richard Dawkins Empire of Liberty - Gordon Wood
    Gordon Wood is one of the best historians of Early Amurka. Let me know how Greatest Show is I have heard mixed reviews.
     


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