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    Posted: 04-Sep-2018 at 04:14
Hi, all! I can't believe the last post on this thread was over four years ago. A lot of interesting titles mentioned here, though. I am looking forward to sifting through this thread more carefully to identify potential reads.

I also hope it is alright to make a belated post on this thread. It is always nice to hear what one is reading and why. I hope this thread is active again :D

Anyhow, I am currently reading non-fiction for personal purposes and coursework (which, unfortunately, is tedious and mandatory).

Non-fiction: I am currently reading John Keane's Global Civil Society, which is a very interesting account of associational power and alternatives to the nation-state paradigm. It mainly focuses on the possibility of a border-less global, non-violent civil society. Keane's arguments are very convincing and well-presented. Interestingly, he categorizes social units such as sports clubs, theatre groups, and other similar units as constituents of global civil society. Very interesting.
On the other hand, I am also brushing up on college-level Chemistry for my Phd proposal. The readings are fairly straightforward, but excessive, in my opinion. I don't plan to read the entire list. I'd like to skim the material carefully to save some time. It's quite tedious to read title after title of natural science. Phew!
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  Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jan-2014 at 23:02
Anything concerning this family is worthy of a read! Fascinating is the word of the day!

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  Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jan-2014 at 22:34
I read all of the time, and just finished a William F. Buckley novel, entitled "Henri Tod"! A good read.
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  Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jan-2014 at 22:29
I hope they are both good reads! He is something!

I meant the above response to refer to that Conservative NY Jew who does radio out of SF, CA! LOL

He can sometimes be quite "SAVAGE!"

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  Quote Don Quixote Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Mar-2012 at 17:45
I'm glad to see another fan of Aristotle hereSmile. He is my all time favorite philosopher, and the one I have read for longest time.

I'm 50 pages into  "Mary Magdalene" by Bruce Chilton, but so far I'm disappointed, because I don't encounter anything new.


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  Quote Leroy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Mar-2012 at 14:11
I'm half way through "The Rise and Fall of Egypt" by Toby Wilkinson. He gives us a good overview of Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra.



Toby Wilkinson ignores the myths and aims to demystify his subject. He focuses on kingship and power, government, development of religion, administration, politics, military campaigns, and finally the decay of Egypt.

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  Quote Leroy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Mar-2012 at 13:35
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The Nicomachean Ethics, by Aristotle. This has to be one of the easiest philosophers to read. I wish more philosophers had written their works so clear. He is nearly at the top of my favourites.

One of my favorite philosophical works and yes very readable.
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Jan-2012 at 12:08
The Nicomachean Ethics, by Aristotle. This has to be one of the easiest philosophers to read. I wish more philosophers had written their works so clear. He is nearly at the top of my favourites.


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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Oct-2011 at 09:10
Well there ya have it eh....
"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"

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  Quote erkut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Oct-2011 at 08:30
I think he exagerattes too much
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Sep-2011 at 18:47
Dunno..what do you think?
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  Quote erkut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Sep-2011 at 17:21
Prokopios Secret History of Byzantium 

This guy really hates Belisarius and Justinanus. I'm curious if is it true(even if a little bit) Stern Smile
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Sep-2011 at 17:39
 The Story Of Ireland
 Emily Lawless
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  Quote eaglecap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Sep-2011 at 17:34
Originally posted by eaglecap

Nothing now but I have a book about the Armenian genocide I will read but I cannot recall the title right now. I want to get Michael Savages' new fictional novel titled "Abuse of power" but it won't be out for a few weeks. Once it is out it will be almost impossible to get a copy for months.



I picked it up today at Hastings in Sierra Vista, Arizona-yippeee!
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Arrian's Campaigns of Alexander
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Sep-2011 at 20:55
A Terrible Glory, Custer and the Little Big Horn, The Last Great Battle of the American West;
Donovan James; Little, Brown and Company; New York, Boston, London.
527pg, March 2008.
 
ISBN-13:978-0-316-15578-6


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  Quote eaglecap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Sep-2011 at 14:45
Originally posted by red clay

Bones, by Elaine Dewar. Carroll & Graff.  She is an investigative reporter, not an archaeologist.

 
"She examines the rivalries, political agendas, gossip, turf wars, threats, thefts and outright lies among researchers that still cripple honest investigation of American antiquity".  Balt. Sun.

 

She's also the first journalist I know of to expose the fact that over 90% of the archaeological surveys produced under the laws in the US have never been peer reviewed or published.

 

 


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  Quote eaglecap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Sep-2011 at 14:43
Nothing now but I have a book about the Armenian genocide I will read but I cannot recall the title right now. I want to get Michael Savages' new fictional novel titled "Abuse of power" but it won't be out for a few weeks. Once it is out it will be almost impossible to get a copy for months.

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  Quote Cryptic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Sep-2011 at 13:51
I am slowly finishing The Decipherment of Linear B, by John Chadwick.  I think it has been out of print for decades.  In either case, I found it in a used book store (the best kind of book store).


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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Sep-2011 at 10:44
The Borgias, by Michael Mallett. Bought it a few weeks ago before watching the series of the same name.

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What a handsome figure of a dragon. No wonder I fall madly in love with the Alani Dragon now, the avatar, it's a gorgeous dragon picture.
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