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Good luck. I thought the book would be right down my alley but I had no freakin' idea what the hell was going on half the time.Karly wrote:
For something lighter (I am hoping!) I ordered DM's suggestion of The Naked Lunch, which I haven't read before.
It really is superb, Karly. I dog eared many of the pages and am going back with a highlighter to underline the passages I found most illuminating. Haven't done that since my college days of five decades ago. What I found so interesting was that Hamilton and Jefferson, were so fundamentally in agreement in 1787 and then became bitter rivals during the first administration of Washington. Madison, who co-wrote the Federalist Papers along with Hamilton and Jay, became an even worse enemy later. The fundamental differences after the Constitution was adopted (which was a huge battle unto itself)....was how to preserve it. Jefferson thought a free nation could only be maintained by a nation of independent farmers...an agricultural based nation. Hamilton thought you had to have a powerful industrial base in order to defend against foreign intervention. As I mentioned, there were personal traits of all the founding fathers that had an influence on how others perceived them.Karly wrote:
UJ...that book goes on my list! I can't wait to be retired so I can read half the day.
Right now...finished Wendy Warren's book which was incredibly eye-opening. I stopped by Cape Ann Museum at lunch today and they are trying to get her to come and give a talk there.
So now I am planning to read Naked Lunch and Kevin Baker's latest book that I mentioned previously.
In the Cape Ann Museum gift shop I saw a book I think I would like. It is...
The Mortal Sea
Fishing in the Atlantic in the Age of Sail
By W. Jeffrey Bolster
I flipped through it a bit. Has anyone read it?
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