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Old February 23rd, 2010, 04:29 PM   #1

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Historum Book Discussion - Reading suggestions!


Please use this thread to suggest further texts.


(Bear in mind the length and accessibility of any suggestions!!)














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This is a great idea, I would like to propose: The Struggle for Europe: The Turbulent History of a Divided Continent 1945 to the Present by William Hitchcock.

edit: or are we speaking strictly fiction here?
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 04:38 PM   #4

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This is a great idea, I would like to propose: The Struggle for Europe: The Turbulent History of a Divided Continent 1945 to the Present by William Hitchcock.

edit: or are we speaking strictly fiction here?
As far as I understand the general mood of the mob, any book can be suggested so long as it is available online, and access is free. There is plenty of time before Candide is dispensed with.


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A Natural History of Trees by Colin Tudge. History, and Trees, two of my favorite things, Trees because they are taller than me, and not much else is, and history because, well....I don't know exactly.

Seriously though, Ovid - Metamoprhopses.
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As far as I understand the general mood of the mob, any book can be suggested so long as it is available online, and access is free. There is plenty of time before Candide is dispensed with.




Thanks!

Oh ok, a free requirement, I will think of some more.
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Oh ok, a free requirement, I will think of some more.
I think - perhaps! - we are looking for something that is not too heavy. Something enjoyable ... and free!
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Would The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn be too heavy? Perhaps alternating between works from the old world and the new is a good idea.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/76
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Would The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn be too heavy? Perhaps alternating between works from the old world and the new is a good idea.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/76
Good idea. I don't think it would be too heavy in terms of style, but I think we would need to read 2 parts a week.

I'm thinking that once we have a few suggestions, we could take a quick vote.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin is another thought. It is historically important to our Civil War. I started reading it once and stopped when his dog got drowned.

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu...lookup?num=203
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