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  • What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Thread

    07/07/2011 12:57:12 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 199 replies
    7/07/11 | MplsSteve
    Hi everyone! I hope your 4th of July was a good one. it's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" thread. As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the most well-read of those of us on the Internet and I like to see what other Freepers are reading these days. It can be anything - a classic novel, a trashy pulp romance, a technical journal, etc. Please do not deile this thread by posting "I'm reading this thread". it became very unfunny a long time ago. I'll start. I'm just finishing "Chancellorsville 1863: The Souls...
  • Essential (Philosophical) Conservative Book List

    06/05/2011 7:57:27 AM PDT · by mattstat · 8 replies
    William M Briggs
    A list of (non-fiction) books concerning a man’s knowledge, and the limits of his certainty, about his relations to other men. The Federalist Papers by Publius, The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, and The Road to Serfdom by Hayek, and others similar, which are all required reading, are not included here because their contexts are more directly political or economical. These works all share a common epistemology, which will be immediately obvious from the quotes I selected. From them you may deduce what to be a conservative means: one who holds certain truths to be self-evident but who is...
  • What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey

    10/02/2009 8:21:19 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 167 replies · 3,198+ views
    10/02/09 | MplsSteve
    OK everyone, it's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" survey. I always ask this because I consider most Freepers to be extremely well-read, possibly some of the more well-read groups on the Web. What you are currently reading can be anything - a technical journal, an NY Times bestseller, a classic novel, in short anything. Please do not defile this thread by replying "I'm reading this thread". It became un-funny a long time ago. I'll start. I'm reading "The Approaching Fury: Voices Of The Storm (1820-1861) by Stephen Oates. This book covers the major controversies and...
  • Science Fiction literature thread

    10/21/2009 10:21:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies · 2,083+ views
    nachumlist.com ^ | 10/21/09 | Nachum
    I thought I would start a thread for all of you Science Fiction and Fantasy readers. I know it has been done in the past, but it seemed like a good time to run it again. If you have any favorite books or stories to recommend post it for others to share. I have received some excellent advice on some good reads. Maybe you have a good title or author to recommend.
  • Thirteen Outstanding Books of the Past Decade

    12/30/2009 5:51:26 PM PST · by Captain Kirk · 29 replies · 1,300+ views
    Liberty and Power at the History News Network ^ | December 30, 2009 | Robert Higgs
    The end of a year or a decade tempts many of us to make up lists of the best or the worst of things—events, movies, songs, books—during the interval that is coming to a close. Having consumed many such lists, I now undertake to produce one of my own, with a twist. The twist is that I cannot in good conscience represent my list as one that contains the best books of the past decade. My reading is much too limited for me to make up such a list, and I have no doubt that many excellent books were published...
  • What are your Favorite Adventure Books?

    02/05/2010 8:42:20 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 114 replies · 1,586+ views
    MtnClimber | February 5, 2010 | Vanity
    Was just wondering what the favorite adventure novels are for Freepers out there. Fiction or non-fiction.
  • Book To Read

    11/12/2009 7:55:30 PM PST · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 60 replies · 1,224+ views
    I have 3 weeks of air and ship time starting in a few days and need a good book to read. I'm trying to think of what I'd like to read but have been unable to come up with anything specific. I'm open to most/any suggestions. Thanks
  • What Are You Reading Now? - My (Belated) Quarterly Survey

    07/29/2009 7:23:00 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 177 replies · 7,067+ views
    7/29/09
    Well, it's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" thread. I do this thread to gauge what other Freepers are reading. As all of you know, Freepers are probably some of the more well-read individuals on the Internet and I'm always curious as to what we're reading. It can be anything, a classic work of fiction, a NY Times bestseller, a technical journal, a trashy pulp novel...in short anything. Please do not ruin this thread by replying "I'm reading this thread". It become un-funny a long time ago. I'll start. I'm about halfway thru "The Horrid Pit:...
  • What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Review

    04/05/2010 7:53:56 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 101 replies · 1,110+ views
    4/05/10 | MplsSteve
    Hello everyone! It's time again for my quarterly "What Are You reading Now?" thread. I consider Freepers to be some of the more well-read people on the Internet and I'm always curious as to what you're all reading. In short, it can be anything - a classic novel, a NY Times best seller, a trashy pulp novel, a technical journal...in short, anything. Please do not defile this thread by posting something inane like "I'm reading this thread". It became really unfunny a long time ago. I'll start. I'm about 65 pages into "War Like The Thunderbolt: The Battle and Burning...
  • Which Abraham Lincoln biography is the Best One?

    06/15/2010 12:04:20 PM PDT · by winstonwolf33 · 171 replies · 1,284+ views
    June 15, 2010 | Winstonwolf33
    I'm planning on reading a biography of Abraham Lincoln for a nice non-fiction change of pace. As you can imagine, there's so many Lincoln biographies out there I wouldn't know where to begin! Certainly, I would like to begin with the cream of the crop, but which one would it be? Even if I do a search in Amazon.com for Abraham Lincoln biographies sorted by five-star average customer reviews, a truckload of titles pop out.Here's just a few of those titles: Lincoln and His Admirals by Craig L. Symonds Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words (Vintage) by...
  • A link to some survival books on pdf

    02/11/2010 7:48:57 AM PST · by Kartographer · 28 replies · 1,168+ views
    I found this link posted on another group and thought I would pass it along. Some good information here on everything from basic first aid, to gardening, off grid living, useful military manuels.....
  • Survivalist Novel Patriots Rates High in Amazon, Not Libraries(Bitter clinger must read)

    04/30/2009 4:32:08 AM PDT · by appleseed · 18 replies · 1,392+ views
    Libray Journal ^ | 4/14/2009 | Lynn Blumenstein
    So, a title shoots to the top of Amazon.com’s sales ranking within days of its release and libraries are caught off-guard—only a handful have it on hand and another few wait for its delivery; it’s already on backorder at Baker & Taylor (B&T). This scenario occurred with the April 7 release of Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse by James Wesley Rawles, which hit #6 last week on Amazon but was #33 today. (The book, initially published as shareware and then by a Christian publishing house and POD house Xlibris, has been reissued by Ulysses Press, which...
  • The bogus Sarah Palin Banned Books List (Michelle Malkin debunks yet another Palin smear)

    09/06/2008 1:36:23 AM PDT · by Stoat · 50 replies · 6,955+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | September 6, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The bogus Sarah Palin Banned Books List By Michelle Malkin  •  September 6, 2008 12:01 AM Photoshop: David LundePalin Derangement Syndrome strikes again. This time it’s hysterical librarians and their readers on the Internet disseminating a bogus list of books Gov. Sarah Palin supposedly banned in 1996. Looks like some of these library people failed reading comprehension. Take a look at the list below and you’ll find books Gov. Palin supposedly tried to ban…that hadn’t even been published yet. Example: The Harry Potter books, the first of which wasn’t published until 1998.The smear merchants who continue to circulate the list also...
  • Herman Melville - Yet Another American Genius

    07/08/2008 4:22:18 AM PDT · by Apollo 13 · 20 replies · 174+ views
    Apollo 13
    Can't resist it - I was raised on American culture and am all the happier for it. It formed me culturally and made me what I am. Since I come into contact with Americans professionally on a frequent basis, it's always a great pleasure to have 'common ground', so to speak. Today I started reading 'Moby-Dick' for the fifth time. And believe me, I do have an exceptional memory. But this book is so rich that you can spend a lifetime with it and still miss out on some things. The pretty pragmatic, relativistic Ishmael embarks on a boat trip...
  • Recommended Children's Lit

    06/19/2008 7:10:37 PM PDT · by incredulous joe · 117 replies · 264+ views
    self | June 19, 2008 | incredulous joe
    FReeps have such great taste! So, I thought I would put this out there. One of my favorite things to do during the summer months is read to my children before they go to sleep. Actually, I do this year round, but particularly enjoy reading to them during the summer months. At times we get carried away with some of the great children’s lit available ~ with Mom finally coming up tho the bedrooms at 10:30 to shut down the evening's activities. At which point we may have to get real quiet and me straining my eyes. It’s great to...
  • HEMINGWAY'S RAGE AT H'WOOD (Legendary author wasn't shy that he loathed Hollywood)

    04/27/2008 3:14:50 AM PDT · by Stoat · 24 replies · 203+ views
    The New York Post ^ | April 26, 2008 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froehlich, Bill Hoffman, Corynne Steindler, and Marianne Garvey
    ERNEST Hemingway and Hollywood had a tempestuous relationship - but his utter hatred of the movies made from his famed novels is now just coming to light. In "The Good Life According to Hemingway," out next month, A.E. Hotchner, who traveled the globe with him, bares a series of never-before-published slaps Hemingway took at the film business. When producer David O. Selznick crowed that his wife, Jennifer Jones, was starring in "A Farewell to Arms" and he'd pay Hemingway a $50,000 bonus from any profits, the novelist wrote back: "If by some miracle, your movie, which stars 41-year-old Mrs....
  • VANITY Need Book titles

    08/27/2006 8:20:15 AM PDT · by Global2010 · 32 replies · 426+ views
    n/a | n/a | n/a
    Sunday morning vanity for a buddy. One of his new careproviders is fufilling his interest in reading books out loud to him. He does not care for books on tape as he enjoys the interaction of reading with someone. He is a quadroplegic 27yrs now and very active in all aspects of life, case you are wondering. So our little town started a community reading circle and he can check books out of the Library but would rather buy the book and keep it. So word is getting out. But he needs Titles/Authors as people want to give him books....
  • The Science Fiction book thread

    08/19/2006 7:09:57 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 284 replies · 4,928+ views
    www.Freerepublic.com | 8-19-06 | "Hack"
    There have been several science fiction threads floating around in the near past - and I thought it would be good to hash out the books. Here are my thoughts: Almost anything by Larry Niven is worth it - especially stuff from the Known Space series. Jerry Pournelle is also good, but under-rated. His Janissaries books were a good read, along with Starswarm. RAH - most of his books are very enjoyable. His later stuff (which some consider his classics) I didn't like at all, especially that one about a guy getting his brain transplanted in a womans body. I...
  • Top Ten Conservative Books

    08/06/2006 6:22:21 PM PDT · by DesignerChick · 42 replies · 760+ views
    August 8,2006 | DesignerChick
    I was reviewing my libray and was wondering what the best, all time favorite, must have books I should get to complete my Conservative Collection. Here's what I've got: God & Man at Yale, All PJ O'Rourke Books (He converted me in 1996), Witness, First Things by Hadley Arkes (Must read for Pro-lifers!) Any thoughts, Freepers?