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Old January 10th, 2015, 07:36 AM   #1001

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Reading The Day-to-Day Life of the Desert Fathers in Fourth-Century Egypt by Lucien Regnault. Having studied thousands of manuscripts and traveled through Egypt, the author makes the Desert Fathers come alive as real human persons with faults like everyone else. It's an intimate view into their lives. (PM me if interested for a PDF link.)
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Old January 11th, 2015, 04:07 PM   #1002
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I am reading "1775" by Philip Daniels.

His contention is that the revolution of the thirteen colonies was already cast before the declaration of Independence in 1776.

The author uses many sources to establish that the revolution had begun long before the made for teevee date of 1776.

I am about halfway through the work, it is dry and for those who enjoy history as a narration concerning events and personalities it will be a wasted effort reading the book.

I am enjoying it even though I usually gravitate to the history as story part of history afficionados. Mainly because it has revealed many things that I had not considered, especially such things as how the back country part of america was so little understood by either royalist or patriot, that almost by default the expansionist policy of rebel politicians secured the support of the back country immigrants, though the royalists could have secured this highly underrated element with little cost, mostly by ensuring safety against Indian raids and setting up a seperate entity for which they could trade and barter goods outside of the continental committees of observation.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 04:24 PM   #1003
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The Empty Throne - Bernard Cornwell.
It's historical fiction and an 8 book series, so far!
Check them out. I think The Empty Throne is the eighth book but I'm not sure; it's only the second one I've read, the other being Death of Kings, which I loved so much that when I saw The Empty Throne, I bought it straight away, not knowing that it was part of the series, or that there even was a series, just that Cornwell had written it and therefore had to be amazing. And it really is.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 11:07 PM   #1004

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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0307456676/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1421049909&sr=8-1&dpPl=1&dpID=510YgSOhK5L&ref=plSrch&pi=AC_SY200_Q L40"]Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman--from World War to Cold War:Amazon:Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510YgSOhK5L.@@AMEPARAM@@510YgSOhK5L[/ame]

I started it once, and switched over to something else. Now finishing.
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Old January 12th, 2015, 12:59 AM   #1005

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Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman--from World War to Cold War:Amazon:Books

I started it once, and switched over to something else. Now finishing.
The title is interesting.How do you find it ?
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Old January 12th, 2015, 01:06 PM   #1006

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Mary Queen of Scots - Antonia Fraser.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 02:12 PM   #1007

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The title is interesting.How do you find it ?
The author is a cousin of the Michael Dobbs who wrote "The House of Cards" trilogy. I read "The House of Cards", then switched over to this Dobbs without realizing they were two different people, lol! This Dobbs wrote several books about Churchill; I liked them, too.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 03:27 PM   #1008

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Reading my biography on Charles II by Antonia Fraser, and eagerly awaiting the arrival of the complete collection of Wilmot's poems and his biography. It's all very exciting!
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Old January 14th, 2015, 12:01 PM   #1009

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I'm currently reading this book for my masters degree's thesis.
Very interesting so far!
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Old January 14th, 2015, 01:38 PM   #1010

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"The Legal History of Wales" (2007) by Thomas Glyn Watkin.
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