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    Posted: 25-Jan-2005 at 13:05

So I am guessing that we are taking a break?

Any suggestions for a book for late winter - February or March? - Anyone interested?

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  Quote Cornellia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Jan-2005 at 13:28

LOL...well, ya see.  I got all these other books for Christmas and I was reading them instead.  LOL

I'm interested to start back up though

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  Quote JanusRook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Jan-2005 at 16:54

Did the Club die?

No, but it's in critical condition.

I will only be able to access a computer sparingly throughout the next few months so I was wondering if anyone wants to take over my "duties" for the Book Club.

Duties include, making sure people give suggestions and then deciding what book to read.

Anyone interested?

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  Quote Dawn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Jan-2005 at 09:44
i'm sure I could help you out for a while.
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  Quote Komnenos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Jan-2005 at 07:31
I like to suggest a book for future reading:
Title: From the Holy Mountain
Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: Flamingo ISBN 0 00 654774 5

In the mid nineties the British travel writer W.D. retraces the journey of a Byzantine monk who in the 6th century travelled from lower Egypt to Constantinople and wrote down his experiences in "The Spiritual Meadow".
W.D. undertakes his journey the opposite way, starting from Mount Athos and tours most of the places John Moschos had desribed one and a half millenia earlier. W.D. visits the churches and monasteries of Christian minorities in the Middle East, and by telling their stories, gives an astonishing inside in the history of the entire region. Especially fascinating are his chapters on the background of the civil war in the Lebanon, or the Palestine conflict.Furthermore, it's an excellent contribution to the understanding of the relationship between Christianity and Islam. Highly topical and highly recommended.
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  Quote JanusRook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Jan-2005 at 23:39

i'm sure I could help you out for a while.

It's all you Dawn.

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  Quote Dawn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jan-2005 at 15:23

Ok

We have had the following suggestions:

The Spartans: The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece by Paul Cartledge.


All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

From the Holy Mountain Author: William Dalrymple

My suggestion would be  The skystone by Jack Whyte

Anyone else got something they would like to see? Cornellia what are all these pnes you got for Chirstmas,is there one among them?

 



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  Quote Cornellia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Jan-2005 at 09:34

Well, Dawn, nothing I got was fiction so I'm not sure if the group wants to head off on non fiction just yet.  Any of the earlier suggestions is good with me.  But you know me, any excuse to buy or read another book.  LOL

So many books...................so little time.

 

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  Quote Dawn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Feb-2005 at 09:49

someone was talking about the STeven saylor Sub rosa mysteries perhaps one of those would intrest people.

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  Quote Winterhaze13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Feb-2005 at 15:26

Two more suggestions:

The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan

The Crusades: Islam and Christianity and the Struggle for World Supremacy by Geoffrey Hindley

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  Quote Dawn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Feb-2005 at 14:36

ok lets get back on track now. everyone vote please. Your choices are:

The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan

The Crusades: Islam and Christianity and the Struggle for World Supremacy by Geoffrey Hindley (May have avialibility problems)

The Spartans: The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece by Paul Cartledge.


All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

From the Holy Mountain Author: William Dalrymple

 The Skystone by Jack Whyte

Roman Blood by Steven Saylor

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  Quote Cornellia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Feb-2005 at 11:20

First choice - Roman Blood by Stephen Saylor

Second choice - The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan

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  Quote vagabond Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Mar-2005 at 00:25
Either of the above is fine with me.
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  Quote eaglecap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Mar-2005 at 01:22
Here is a good author- Graham Phillips!!
I heard him on coast to coast am and bought two of his books:


I am slowly reading this one as a I have time!! Atlantis being the Minoans!!


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  Quote Dawn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Mar-2005 at 11:46
well then  does anyone else wish to vote? or is Roman blood the choice. You have until tuesday to make your desires know.
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  Quote Dawn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Mar-2005 at 23:40
Well it's after Tuesday and there hasn't been any intrest - I'm going to read Roman blood. You guys can join me if you like.
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  Quote Cornellia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Mar-2005 at 08:24
Roman Blood it is.  Off to the library!
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  Quote Dawn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Mar-2005 at 12:13
So hw long do we need to read it?
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  Quote vagabond Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Mar-2005 at 03:35
As soon as I can get to the library I'll order a copy as well - How loing is it?  Shoot for end of March or mid April to finish?
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  Quote Dawn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Mar-2005 at 10:46
it is 397 pages of pleasant asy reading. Finished it yesterday. Took about 9 hrs in total. Enjoy it and yell when you want to talk about it (I wont tell who done it)
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