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Old 09-11-2012, 04:14 AM
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An interesting piece of history blue.
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Excellent book. I gotta warn you though;

It portrays him as a human being---
No deifed hero worship. Just an ordinary lawyer with fire in his belly and a forceful voice, fighting for what he believes is right. (And an ancestor of mine.)

(My Grandmother, on my mothers side was an Adams. Her great grandfather was John Quincy Adams.)

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That's very cool.

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Volume 3 of Schlesinger's series on the Roosevelt Years, this one called "The Politics of Upheaval" The first few chapters have been devoted to early '30s demagogues, including Father Coughlin and Huey Long. Interesting Characters - and Schlesinger does a good job of presenting a balanced picture of them.

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Old 09-28-2012, 11:07 AM
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The Battle of the Tanks: Kursk, 1943 by Lloyd Clark

A story of the largest armor battle in history (by a long shot).
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Volume 3 of Schlesinger's series on the Roosevelt Years, this one called "The Politics of Upheaval" The first few chapters have been devoted to early '30s demagogues, including Father Coughlin and Huey Long. Interesting Characters - and Schlesinger does a good job of presenting a balanced picture of them.

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He may be a little biased, but the Age Of Roosevelt is an excellent description of the Great Depression. I think I have read volume 1 in another lifetime. His credibility on his Kennedy volumes is a little bit in question since he worked for the JFK administration as an official biographer. I did head his book about Robert Kennedy...which although not unbiased is very good.
I need to start reading again but my 100 mile commute and the internet get in my way lol.
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Geeezzz.... You guys read those heavy books with lots of big words and heady concepts...
... And I just finished Penny Marshall's memoir.

Guess I'm not quite in your league here.

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Geeezzz.... You guys read those heavy books with lots of big words and heady concepts...
... And I just finished Penny Marshall's memoir.

Guess I'm not quite in your league here.

We're just stuck a little further in the past than you are.

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To the King fans I just read 'Under the Dome'. At 1,000 plus pages it is long, but is a good novel right up there with 'the Stand'.
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I am still stuck half-way through The Dark Tower Volume 7 which I stopped about 6 years ago...
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:18 AM
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I finally finished the volume on Roosevelt: "The Politics of Upheaval."

It is amazing to see some of the parallels between the arguments being made then and those being made now. According to Roosevelt's opponents, any attempt for a national program to relieve suffering put us on the highway to communism.

One serious difference between then and now. NBC and CBS rejected slick marketing advertisements against political programs:

"[A]s the NBC president said, it 'would place the discussion of vital political and national issues on the basis of dramatic license rather than upon a basis of responsibility for stated fact or opinion.'"

Started "Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis last night.

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