Skip to comments.What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey
Posted on 07/12/2010 10:39:11 AM PDT by MplsSteve
It's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" survey.
As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the more well-read groups currently on the Internet. Each quart, I like to find out what everyone is reading.
It can be anything...a technical journal, a NY Times best-seller, a trashy pulp novel...in short, anything!
Please do not ruin this thread by posting something inane like "I'm reading this post". It became very unfunny a long time ago.
I'll start. I'm reading a historical biography called "John L Lewis: Labor Leader" by Robert Zieger. I have found it to be a real even-handed look at one of the major figures of the American labor movement during the early to mid 20th Century. The author goes as far to state that some of the problems with today's current labor unions can be traced to John L Lewis's leadership of the UMW.
Well, what are YOU reading?
Prior to that, the complete Enemies series by Matt Bracken.
I thought it was great. Confirmed a bunch of stuff I already believed to be true and opened my eyes to some new things as well.
Road to Serfdom amazing isn’t it.
He states in it something like socialism in itself isn’t bad, it is the road to the other isms fascism etc.
Working on The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression. No page turner, that one.
Recently finished The Last Lion, a Churchill biography by William Manchester. Interesting read.
Also Goodbye Darkness, again by William Manchester. Reminisences of the author's time as a Marine in the Pacific theater in WWII. Enjoyed it.
i just finished “Patriots History of the United States”. it was awesome, except that it seems the 1970’s were even more depressing and awful than i remember. i was a kid so it didn’t seem that bad, guess mom and dad made it work.
i am now looking for my next book. will it be something new? or something i have read before? the suspense is awful..... what will happen... stay tuned.
in the mean time i will read my gardening and landscaping magazines and internet articles that educate me on pressure canning my veggies.
Normally I have two books going at once- one that’s good for the brain and one that’s junk food for the brain.
At the moment I’m reading Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis (about Adams, Franklin, Burr, Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Hamilton). He reminds us the division between the right and left has been going on for over two centuries. The more things change...
For my junk food book I picked up what I think is Dominick Dunne’s last book at the library- Too Much Money. It’s engaging and funny.
Glenn Beck has been discussing the rewritten histories of America. Anyone who reads "The Rise. . . ." will understand how shallow and distorted 20th and 21st Century histories truly have been.
Frothingham's citations of original documents, his quotations (carefully footnoted) from earlier historians, and his development of the premise that it is what he calls "the Christian idea of man" which enabled the "miracle of America" to provide liberty, opportunity, and plenty to the people of the nation and, indeed, to the entire world, make his 1872 history one which every American should read.
John Sanford’s “Storm Prey”
Albert Beveridge’s bio of John Marshall.
Alexander Hamilton and American Foreign Policy by Gilbert Lycan.
The Pacificus-Helvidius Debates of 1793-1794 by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison.
bookmark that. thanks
Just finished ‘One Second After’—I had trouble sleeping the night I finished it.
I just finished ‘America’s Prophet’ by Bruce Feiler the other day too.
One my reading list now:
‘Origins of the American Revolution’ by John Miller
‘Sacred Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence’ by Pauline Maier
‘The Federalist Papers’
‘Rise to Rebellion’ by Jeff Shaara
I have two others in the pile I can’t remember the titles of right now, but one is by FReeper LS (the 47 lies one). The other book is I think called ‘FDR vs. the Supreme Court’ or something like that.
I’m going on vacation at the end of the week, so some of this stuff will go with me in my bookbag. :)
For vacation: Kollin Brothers, "The Unincorporated War"
I’m not that far along, but he did say something about how socialism leads to fascism or communism and how the difference isn’t all that great. Or at least that’s what I’ve gotten out of it.
Do you "Grok"?
Just started reading "Muslim Mafia" by P. David Gaubatz, which is really eye opening re: the "so-called" Moooslimb Civil Rights group (but in fact a PROVEN terrorist supporting organization) CAIR!
Next on my list is "The Honor of Spies" by W.E.B. Griffin, who in now, my new all-time favorite author and anyone who has been in the military, will certainly enjoy this writer--especially his Brotherhood of War and The Corps series.
Anyone likes Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy or Robert Ludlum, will LOVE, Griffin!
Those are the greatest writings on political philosophy since Aristotle. Can you imagine Hamilton writing TWO a week?
Ant comments as to what you thought about this book?
Like. Hate. Good read, waste of time, Interesting, informative, wild idea, happening now .... ?????????
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