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Old January 2nd, 2009, 09:25 AM   #41

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[My interest also goes to American history. Almost the entire history of the US is contemporary and so belongs to my period of emphasis. In the eighties I used to travel a lot all over the world, lost my heart and soul in the US and for about four years I went several times to Kansas and Colorado. I always kept an interest in the history of these two states.
Welcome to Historum, Geus! I have numerous relatives in Kansas and Colorado. I have traveled there often, and I can understand the appeal of those places for you.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 02:20 PM   #42

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My usual handle is Patito de Hule; some call me "Rubber Ducky." The name comes from the second book (Chamber of Secrets) of the Harry Potter Spanish edition.

I'm retired and have been reading history a lot since I retired, but I have read for a lot longer than that. My favorite areas are Islamic and Arab history because I was an Arabic interpreter in the early 60's (kept me out of Vietnam). I guess if I went in the service now I'd have to study Vietnamese first to stay save.

My college majors were BS in math, MS in econometrics. My egghead type interests are history, sociology, philosophy and anything else I can find books on. When my daughter was in school, I read all her textbooks too--until she got into graduate level engineering.

Besides Islamic history, I've been quite interested in American History and Eastern European History. Partly because I've done a lot of reading on Ottoman empire and overflowed into Byzantine history. Long ago I also studied Ancient history--Classical Rome and Greece--because I'd take 5 years of Latin and 2 of Greek in high school. I still try to read some of the Latin--Tacitus, Livy, etc--just so my brain doesn't rot. But I don't remember much Greek.

My brain seems to be rotting anyway--just a sign of age, I guess.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 03:44 PM   #43

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Welcome, Patito!!
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Old January 6th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #44

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Welcome and enjoy, Patito
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Old January 6th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #45

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Hey, Patito de Hule.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 09:00 PM   #46

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Welcome to Historum, Patito de Hule!
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Old January 7th, 2009, 04:59 AM   #47

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Thanks, all.
I like your avatar, Avon. My daughter sent me a postcard with that picture about 15 years ago. All she said was “This reminds me of you, Dad.”

Hola, Pedro. ¿Hablas español?

Hey, Lucius. Can’t quite see your picture on my ‘puter screen. That a military uniform?

‘Lo, Bucephalus. I assume you know that you have the name of a horse and that it means an ox’s head.
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Old January 7th, 2009, 08:30 AM   #48

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Thanks, all.
I like your avatar, Avon. My daughter sent me a postcard with that picture about 15 years ago. All she said was “This reminds me of you, Dad.”
AT LAST!! Testament against charges that it is me!! Thank you, Patito!!
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Old January 7th, 2009, 08:42 AM   #49

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My usual handle is Patito de Hule; some call me "Rubber Ducky." The name comes from the second book (Chamber of Secrets) of the Harry Potter Spanish edition.

I'm retired and have been reading history a lot since I retired, but I have read for a lot longer than that. My favorite areas are Islamic and Arab history because I was an Arabic interpreter in the early 60's (kept me out of Vietnam). I guess if I went in the service now I'd have to study Vietnamese first to stay save.

My college majors were BS in math, MS in econometrics. My egghead type interests are history, sociology, philosophy and anything else I can find books on. When my daughter was in school, I read all her textbooks too--until she got into graduate level engineering.

Besides Islamic history, I've been quite interested in American History and Eastern European History. Partly because I've done a lot of reading on Ottoman empire and overflowed into Byzantine history. Long ago I also studied Ancient history--Classical Rome and Greece--because I'd take 5 years of Latin and 2 of Greek in high school. I still try to read some of the Latin--Tacitus, Livy, etc--just so my brain doesn't rot. But I don't remember much Greek.

My brain seems to be rotting anyway--just a sign of age, I guess.
Wow, sounds like a diverse expertise! I look forward to hearing from you in the various debates we have here.

Welcome to Historum!
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 09:08 PM   #50

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hello there..
im pribumi from east java, indonesia. im 29 years male. now im working at a public hospital as an administration staff.
i linked the forum from googling about napoleon movie and here im.. i found somekind interesting of you guys topic and posting. in all discussion, i learn much about the world history from a various perspective.
alright then..
i have nothing more to say because im not good in english. sorry if my writing rather difficult to understand.
nice to see you all
cheers,
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