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Old November 9th, 2012, 08:36 AM   #1491
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Rise to Globalism


I just bought the new edition of Rise to Globalism, a book on U.S. foreign
policy since 1938 that Ambrose wrote solo for like 5 editions and then Douglas Brinkley co-authored with him, and now Brinkley has updated the book since Ambrose's death to cover through the George W. Bush administration. I read one of the earlier editions a long time ago. I am looking forward to seeing what they have to say about U.S. foreign policy in the last 12 years (which was when the edition I read left off, although I'm also interested in just re-reading the whole thing and seeing what revisions have been made).
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Old November 16th, 2012, 09:47 PM   #1493
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I'm reading the Coldest Winter by the late David Halberstam, a NYT writer when he was alive. It's about US intervention in the Korean War. An excellent read, but very thick.. I'm enjoying it greatly. Made me understand about myself that I love history. Also interesting because I come from Korea and the book's about the war here.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 01:01 AM   #1494

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Picked this up for £2 at a market:

Mark Antony: A Life: Amazon.co.uk: Patricia Southern: Books
Mark Antony: A Life: Amazon.co.uk: Patricia Southern: Books

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Old November 28th, 2012, 04:55 AM   #1496

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I read a passage from this book at the school library where I'm working and then I couldn't stop myself so I've just brought it.

1914-1918 Voices and Images of the Great War: Amazon.co.uk: Lyn Macdonald: Books
1914-1918 Voices and Images of the Great War: Amazon.co.uk: Lyn Macdonald: Books


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This book uses personal accounts and illustrations, mainly from the author's own archives, to cover all aspects of World War I - from departure of the Old Contemptibles to fight the Kaiser in 1914, young men eagerly enlisting, high hopes of 1915 that fizzled out at Gallipoli, to the bloody fields of Flanders. It runs through the battles of the Somme and Passchendaele to the coming of the Americans, fighting in the closing months of the war, joyous celebrations of Armistice Day and burial of the unknown warrior in the aftermath. The authors have drawn on the experiences of the men who fought, touching on subjects as diverse as propaganda, fear, morale, bravery, bawdiness, filth and frivolity and the stark contrast between attitudes of civilians at home and the men at the front. Newspapers, magazines, letters, diaries, songs, poems, as well as a wealth of first-hand anecdotes and personal accounts by the soldiers themselves are included in this book. The author also wrote "They Called it Passchendaele" and "The Roses of No Man's Land".

Sounds like a good read.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 12:11 PM   #1497

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About the Athenian disaster in Syracuse.

EXPEDITION TO DISASTER: Philip Matyszak: 9781848848870: Amazon.com: Books
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I recently purchased this book to learn more about the martial environment of the Ming Dynasty, when many boxing styles were first recorded. I read about it in a book on Chinese martial arts history that I just finished.

Robinson: Bandits, Eunuchs and Son: David M. Robinson: 9780824823917: Amazon.com: Books
Robinson: Bandits, Eunuchs and Son: David M. Robinson: 9780824823917: Amazon.com: Books


I bought this one because the Water Margin influenced later martial literature, as well as many martial arts styles and legends.

The Evolution of a Chinese Novel: Shui-Hu-Chuan (Harvard-Yenching Institute Studies, No 10): Richard Gregg Irwin: 9780674271005: Amazon.com: Books
The Evolution of a Chinese Novel: Shui-Hu-Chuan (Harvard-Yenching Institute Studies, No 10): Richard Gregg Irwin: 9780674271005: Amazon.com: Books


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A Little History of Philosophy: Amazon.co.uk: Nigel Warburton: Books
A Little History of Philosophy: Amazon.co.uk: Nigel Warburton: Books


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