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« Reply #125 on: May 07, 2011, 07:17:47 pm »

Goldwater, the memoir of Barry Goldwater written by Barry Goldwater and Jack Casserly
Cool. I'd like to read it.
He actually never wanted to run for President. His goal was to spread the conservative message. He said he would "lose the election but win the party." I think that may be what Paul/Johnson are doing now. The GOP may shift libertarian in the decades to come, especially with Americans becoming more moderate on social issues, especially gay marriage.

btw, I fixed the quote tags Wink
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« Reply #126 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 #127 on: May 07, 2011, 09:44:20 pm »



It's been good so far. I'm in Chapter 3, the chapter;s about the Dem primaries
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« Reply #128 on: May 08, 2011, 05:14:36 am »

I'm reading Soldier's Pay by William Faulkner.
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« Reply #129 on: May 14, 2011, 06:11:25 pm »

The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian by Shelby Foote
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« Reply #130 on: May 14, 2011, 08:03:34 pm »

A History of Warfare, by Field-Marshal Viscount Bernard Montgomery of Alamein.
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« Reply #131 on: May 21, 2011, 08:55:41 pm »

I just listened to Obama's Dreams from my Father on audiotape, although I missed some parts because I had taken a benedril and passed out.
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« Reply #132 on: May 21, 2011, 09:25:06 pm »

Nixon and Kissinger by Robert Dallek
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« Reply #133 on: May 22, 2011, 09:36:41 am »

Basque Nationalism and the Spanish State by my former Canadian politics prof.
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« Reply #134 on: May 22, 2011, 02:25:53 pm »

The Moral Center by David Callahan - Started it a couple weeks ago, but I've been busy and have only gotten 70 or so pages in.

All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings by George H.W. Bush - Started it just today, and have gotten 50 or so pages in.
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« Reply #135 on: May 27, 2011, 06:02:39 pm »

Reading Game Change, which is pretty terrific so far. I'd recommend it to everyone on this forum.
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« Reply #136 on: June 01, 2011, 12:10:44 pm »

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« Reply #137 on: June 01, 2011, 04:37:18 pm »

Liberty Defined----still....(Amazing book, just have had no time to read it)

Game Change is amazing...
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« Reply #138 on: June 04, 2011, 08:29:27 am »


I read that some time ago. Dallek's a decent writer, although he can be dry at times.

As for me, Power Without Glory by Frank Hardy. He was unashamedly inspired by the life of ALP powerbroker John Wren, did he not?
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« Reply #139 on: June 04, 2011, 10:25:12 am »

Franco - Paul Preston.
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« Reply #140 on: June 04, 2011, 05:49:33 pm »

Game Change was pretty good, though the writing was really gratingly informal and a lot of the book veered into gossip-y unimportant personal stories. I would have liked to read more about the actual strategy behind the campaigns, instead of endless examples of the candidates using the f-word in private. Still a lot of interesting stuff in it though, and really hard to put down once you get into it.
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« Reply #141 on: June 04, 2011, 06:32:41 pm »



I plan on reading more books from this series. They're extremely informative even if wonky and boring.

Also:
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« Reply #142 on: June 12, 2011, 03:30:31 pm »

Breakfast of Champions really is Vonnegut at his best, isn't it? I've always thought Slaughterhouse Five was pretty stale, so perhaps I should apply the term 'overrated' to it, much as I despise people who use that word with ease.
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« Reply #143 on: June 12, 2011, 03:34:21 pm »

Breakfast of Champions really is Vonnegut at his best, isn't it? I've always thought Slaughterhouse Five was pretty stale, so perhaps I should apply the term 'overrated' to it, much as I despise people who use that word with ease.

It was amazing to see the difference that twenty years made to Vonnegut's style between Player Piano and Breakfast of Champions.  They could have been written by completely different authors.
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« Reply #144 on: June 12, 2011, 03:35:10 pm »

Just finished "The Choice" by Bob Woodward yesterday.
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« Reply #145 on: June 24, 2011, 08:18:20 am »

Breakfast of Champions really is Vonnegut at his best, isn't it? I've always thought Slaughterhouse Five was pretty stale, so perhaps I should apply the term 'overrated' to it, much as I despise people who use that word with ease.

That almost makes you a horrible person.
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« Reply #146 on: June 24, 2011, 10:07:38 am »

Breakfast of Champions really is Vonnegut at his best, isn't it? I've always thought Slaughterhouse Five was pretty stale, so perhaps I should apply the term 'overrated' to it, much as I despise people who use that word with ease.

That almost makes you a horrible person.

Not sufficiently liking Slaughterhouse Five? Or liking Breakfast of Champions?
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« Reply #147 on: June 24, 2011, 12:57:54 pm »

Reading John Adams by David Mccullough, which is very good. Also reading The Fellowship Of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien which is so far forgettable and overrated.
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« Reply #148 on: June 24, 2011, 06:41:07 pm »

The Fountainhead
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« Reply #149 on: June 24, 2011, 09:11:37 pm »

Capitalism and Social Cohesion: Essays on Exclusion and Integration (eds. Gough and Olofsson). For work, y'understand.
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