Another 3 bucks well spent...

Another 3 bucks well spent...

Loki Luv, MD°
Loki Luv, MD°

June 24th, 2012, 3:25 am #1

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Picked up the following at a local "3 bucks a bag" book sale:

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. Tuchman
The March of Folly: From Troy To Vietnam also by Barbara W. Tuchman
(I've already read her work The Proud Tower , about social conditions in Europe prior to WW1, which was a pretty good read.
Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire by David Remnick
The Age of Agony: The Art of Healing 1700-1800 by Guy Williams
Road to War: America 1914-1917 by Walter Mills
Published in 1935. Hoping it'll be an interesting perpective
Germany and the Ottoman Empire 1914-1918 by Ulrich Trumpener
Meeting at Potsdam by Charles L. Mee, Jr.
I Can't Forget: Personal Experiences of a War Correspondent in France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Spain and England by Robert J. Casey
Published in 1941. I wonder what month...
American Vignettes: A Collection of Footnotes To History by John I. White
The Response To Industrialism: 1885-1914 by Samuel P. Hays
Dispatches by Michael Herr
A collection of articles by a Vietnam War correspondent for Esquire magazine.
The Scottish Nation: A History 1700-2000 by T. M. Devine
War Day by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka
A fictional account of 2 journalists' investigative trek across the USA five years after a nuclear war postulated to have occurred on October 18, 1988. Published in 1984.
Last but not least, a 2008 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary - a nice, big, fat hardcover edition like I've always wanted. Needs a bit of repair to the spine, but glue I got, and a Complete Rhyming Dictionary, which I threw in the bag just 'cos I had room.
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Dennis
Dennis

June 24th, 2012, 12:55 pm #2

Agree on Tuchman. I think she is an excellent historian. I've read 2 or 3 of her books.

Try and lay your hands on "The Guns of August" if you haven't already read it. The work deals with the events leading up to and the early fighting in WW I.
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mooster
mooster

June 27th, 2012, 1:23 pm #3

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Picked up the following at a local "3 bucks a bag" book sale:

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. Tuchman
The March of Folly: From Troy To Vietnam also by Barbara W. Tuchman
(I've already read her work The Proud Tower , about social conditions in Europe prior to WW1, which was a pretty good read.
Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire by David Remnick
The Age of Agony: The Art of Healing 1700-1800 by Guy Williams
Road to War: America 1914-1917 by Walter Mills
Published in 1935. Hoping it'll be an interesting perpective
Germany and the Ottoman Empire 1914-1918 by Ulrich Trumpener
Meeting at Potsdam by Charles L. Mee, Jr.
I Can't Forget: Personal Experiences of a War Correspondent in France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Spain and England by Robert J. Casey
Published in 1941. I wonder what month...
American Vignettes: A Collection of Footnotes To History by John I. White
The Response To Industrialism: 1885-1914 by Samuel P. Hays
Dispatches by Michael Herr
A collection of articles by a Vietnam War correspondent for Esquire magazine.
The Scottish Nation: A History 1700-2000 by T. M. Devine
War Day by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka
A fictional account of 2 journalists' investigative trek across the USA five years after a nuclear war postulated to have occurred on October 18, 1988. Published in 1984.
Last but not least, a 2008 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary - a nice, big, fat hardcover edition like I've always wanted. Needs a bit of repair to the spine, but glue I got, and a Complete Rhyming Dictionary, which I threw in the bag just 'cos I had room.
LoL
Are we about to see the launch of the career of DJ Ice Loke Z?
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Loki Luv, MD°
Loki Luv, MD°

June 29th, 2012, 3:37 am #4

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If it could possibly involve selling out for big bucks, I be down wid' it.

At this point, I'm so thoroughly sick and tired of the farce known euphemistically as "working for a living" that if somebody were to tell me that I could live comfortably fort the rest of my life if I were to dig up my dear, departed mammy's bones and sell 'em to some kinda witch-doctor for "ju-ju type rituals", I'd have the shovel blade stuck in the grave before I so much as bothered to stop to consider the "moral implications" - that is, before I got down to practical considerations, such as how the hell was I going to get through the concrete cap the Soviet Socialist Republik of New York insists be placed atop a person's coffin as though there were a danger that the dead would someday crawl out of their holes or some damn thing...




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