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My Thoughts On James Bradley’s Flags of Our Fathers

Late last week, I completed my reading of James Bradley’s Flags of Our Fathers.  In Flags of Our Fathers, Bradley tells the story of each of the men who were responsible for the famous World War II picture of U.S. Marines raising the flag over Iwo Jima. For starters, I was very impressed with James […]

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My Thoughts On Rise & Fall of the Third Reich

The other day I completed my reading of William Shirer’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.  The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich is full of tons of facts about the conditions that led to Hitler’s ultimate rise and fall, and how he transformed the Weimar Republic into the mighty Nazi Third […]

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It’s Official – I’m A Polygamous Reader

At least temporarily.  Usually, I read only one book at a time.  If I’m reading more than one book at a time, it reminds me back to how swamped I was during my undergraduate days at GW.  I felt then there was so much reading that I wasn’t able to devote the time required to […]

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Teaser Tuesday – Rise & Fall of Third Reich

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too […]

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Teaser Tuesday – The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too […]

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Now Reading – The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

After a brief break from reading for a day, I’m now ready to tackle my next book, William Shirer’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.  The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich is a book listed in my 2011 Goals for this year.  I will be reading and discussing this book with […]

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Quarter-Pole Review of My Year In Reading

As we reach the end of March, I’m now beginning to notice just how quickly this first three months of the year has just flown by!  The days seem to go by faster each and every year, or maybe that’s just me.  With March coming to an end, I thought I would go ahead and […]

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My More Difficult Reads – To Date

The other day, with my post on The Brothers Karamazov being a difficult but satisfying read, it got me to thinking about some of the more difficult books I’ve read over the course of the last couple of years.  So this wonderful Sunday morning, I thought I’d go ahead and discuss further some of my […]

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Favorite Reads – Band of Brothers – Have You Read It?

With today being Valentine’s Day, and with me thinking about books where people show lots of heart, I thought I would showcase one of my favorite historical books, Stephen E. Ambrose’s, Band of Brothers.  I got to thinking about this type of book due to a fellow blogger of mine, Unfinished Person, and his blog […]

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My Favorite Reads – 1776

This post is a third in a series of my favorite reads.  Today I want to talk about 1776 by David McCullough.  I purchased this book shortly after it was released in hardcover back in 2005.  As I’m really interested in history, and have generated a particular interest in our Revolutionary time period, this book […]

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