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bitzer87
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Re: What Book Should I read Next? What are you Reading

#35621 2 years, 10 months ago
yea I couldn't think of anything good to read a few months ago. So I started reading about 20th Century presidents starting with Teddy Roosevelt. So next up for me is Truman. I don't know much about him except he dropped the bomb so I look forward to reading up on him.
mddichard07
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Re: What Book Should I read Next? What are you Reading

#35712 2 years, 10 months ago
i just finished "the electric kool-aid acid test" and am currently reading "your brain is god". both are terrific summer reads.
sidemouse
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Re: What Book Should I read Next? What are you Reading

#35720 2 years, 10 months ago
I would also recommend Desert Solitaire by Abbey. Great book.
Another good one is A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. It's absolutely hilarious.

And for some history, here are just a few:

Ronald Chernow, Washington: A Life.

John Fehrling. John Adams: A Life.

Forrest McDonald, The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson.

Paul H. Bergerson, The Presidency of James K. Polk.

Jay Monaghan, Diplomat in Carpet Slippers: Lincoln Deals With Foreign Affairs.

Howard K. Beale, Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of America to World Power.

Arthur S. Link, Woodrow Wilson: Revolution, War, and Peace.

David Burner, Herbert Hoover: A Public Life.

Robert Dallek, Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945.

Michael J. Hogan, A Cross of Iron: Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the National Security State.

John Fehrling, Struggle for a Continent: The Wars of Early America.

David M Potter, The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861.

Barbara Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World before the War.

Waldo Heinrichs, Threshold of War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Entry into World War II.

Gordon Wright, The Ordeal of Total War, 1939-1945.

Ronald Spector, Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan.

Allan Millett, The War for Korea. (2 vols., the third should be out in 2013)

George C. Herring. America’s Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975.

Paul M. Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500-2000.

William Appleman Williams, The Tragedy of American Diplomacy.
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milesgone
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Re: What Book Should I read Next? What are you Reading

#35783 2 years, 10 months ago
AMAZONIA. James Rollins
Aporia
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Re: What Book Should I read Next? What are you Reading

#35866 2 years, 10 months ago
Shibumi by Trevanian
Inner Pathes to Outer Space, by Straussmen, Wojtowicz, Luna and Frecska, all MD's
Anything by Stanislav Groff
Currently reading Volume of Psychology I by Willam James
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