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tgsio

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Night Elie Wiesel




It's not particularly well written (translated first hand accounts), but absolutely riveting:

The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank Willy Lindwer


Waiting For Snow in Havana Carlos Eire*

Learning to Die in Miami Carlos Eire*

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Finishing up "Bearing the Cross" currently. It's disappointing to me that King was so taken with Marx's work; something I don't remember learning in school. Pushed for red China to be admitted to the UN, claimed to be anti-communist but was 100% socialist, employed and no problem working with "former" communists, and began focusing on the evils of capitalism in his speeches towards the end. Zero doubt these are the issues the IE took him out for.

Read "Grant" before the above. It's too bad he gets stuck in Lincoln's long shadow, because he's one of the greatest figures in American history. I almost typed "American political history", but he never fit into politics until after his two terms had ended. He was a simple man, not the type you'd expect to have such a lasting impact on our country. Unfortunately, he was a pioneer for globalism and government education, but his wasn't the type of mind to see the negative consequences either of these programs could have in the distant future. Like King's infatuation with Marxism, I think he only had good intentions in mind when pushing these ideas.

Both of these were 40+ hour audiobooks, so, as much as I've loved learning about both figures, I'm ready for some "Rhythm of War"!
 

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No need to read it when we’re living it.
Even more reason to read it. Need to understand what can happen.

On another note, read Sapiens. Always recommend this book. Hard and long read, better on audible but it is an amazing look back at our species. How we evolved, why we are how we are and where we look to go. Really cool.
 

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Just finished River of Doubt about Roosevelt’s journey through South America after his failed reelection campaign in the early1900s. Really liked it and recommend to anyone that likes history.

Just started The Dirt and don’t think I’ll be able to put this one down. Motley Crue was my favorite rock band as a kid growing up.

Great thread but we need more responses with more recs.
 

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Just finished River of Doubt about Roosevelt’s journey through South America after his failed reelection campaign in the early1900s. Really liked it and recommend to anyone that likes history.

Just started The Dirt and don’t think I’ll be able to put this one down. Motley Crue was my favorite rock band as a kid growing up.

Great thread but we need more responses with more recs.
Agree. On a note to your first I have downloaded it and excited to listen to it. If you like history read Killing England. O'Rielly is an ass but that is an amazing story and dives into much more than I knew about the revolution. Never really knew how close we were to losing and listening to it there is really zero reason we won outside of divine intervention. So many things had to go right for us and wrong for them.
 

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Reading this currently. My FIL passed from cancer last April after a 4 year battle. He was given this book by his doctor a couple of years before he died. My MIL gave it to me. The author does a great job of providing a history of cancer discovery and research in laymen's terms.
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Currently reading Suicide of a Superpower by Patrick Buchanan.


Read Range by David Epstein recently and it was quite interesting.

 

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This was a good book about small town pot growers in KY. I lived kinda close to a couple towns these dudes ran in and it was kinda cool to hear the real story behind all the shit we heard as kids. The code of silence let these dudes get away some really wild shit though it didn't last long.
 

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It gets recommended so often, that I feel bad posting this. I finally got around to reading it this summer, though, and it sent me on a kick of reading similar non-fiction books.

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With the recent push for socialism here in the US, this is a great read. It's about a guy who went to the "workers paradise" in the Soviet Union during the first Five Year Plan. Anyone that advocates for Socialism or Communism needs to read about its realities, as told by a true believer - an American who essentially defected to the USSR based on the propaganda he read and this book is his first hand experience. A one of a kind read, for sure.
 

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My Bib membership has been lost for some reason. I’m not sure why. Does anyone have an invite that they can throw my way? Or an invite to myanonamouse.net ? I am back into reading a lot and need to maintain my library. TIA.
 
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"Meditations on Violence" by Sgt Rory Miller is a definite recommendation for anybody who trains in any kind of marital art. Even if you don't, it's an interesting read about a dude who has been through several violent situations. He has some good insights.

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