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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5175 on: February 21, 2017, 11:42:08 AM »
Re-read "The White People," by Arthur Machen and "Count Magnus" by MR James, two of the greatest horror stories.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5176 on: February 21, 2017, 06:50:46 PM »
So:  Big Sleep was great.  Just as good as the movie, but very different.  I like the Thin Man movie better than the book.  Maybe because I have a man crush on William Powell and a real crush on Myrna Loy.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5177 on: February 26, 2017, 12:40:35 AM »
The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years, From the Next Generation to J.J. Abrams, by Mark Altman and Edward Gross
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5178 on: February 28, 2017, 06:38:36 AM »
Some geography and history.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5179 on: March 01, 2017, 10:16:59 PM »
I recently read something about Thomas Jefferson and the Pirates of Tripoli

The treaty of Tripoli is famous because it was signed by the majority of the founding fathers of the United States of America, and declares explicitly that the United States is "not a Christian nation".

The book talked about how the pirates of Tripoli increased the cost of insurance for the United States, and about the beginning of the US Navy.

Apparently the USA could have done much better (the author blames an over-zealous diplomat).
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Sun Tzu said:
This is war.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5180 on: March 01, 2017, 10:29:30 PM »
The treaty of Tripoli is famous because it was signed by the majority of the founding fathers of the United States of America, and declares explicitly that the United States is "not a Christian nation".

Fascinating!  So much for the mythos.  ;D

Please elaborate.  Can you post the quote in context?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5181 on: March 01, 2017, 10:52:40 PM »
Fascinating!  So much for the mythos.  ;D

Please elaborate.  Can you post the quote in context?
Is this a test?

Here is the wikipedia page.
Sun Tzu said:
This is war.
It is the most important skill in the nation.
It is the basis of life and death.
It is the philosophy of survival or destruction.
You must know it well.

"Mouth make trouble, mouth make no trouble." - Sun Tzu

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5182 on: March 03, 2017, 11:21:16 PM »
The Time of Contempt, by Andrzej Sapkowski

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5183 on: March 06, 2017, 02:23:09 AM »
Women in Purple: Rulers of Medieval Byzantium, by Judith Herrin

About the Emperesses St. Irene (d. 803), Euphrosyne (d. c. 836), and St. Theodora (d. c. 867)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5184 on: March 12, 2017, 06:00:08 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5185 on: March 12, 2017, 12:16:42 PM »
Women in Purple: Rulers of Medieval Byzantium, by Judith Herrin

About the Emperesses St. Irene (d. 803), Euphrosyne (d. c. 836), and St. Theodora (d. c. 867)

Judith Herrin is a quality author.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5186 on: March 24, 2017, 06:39:54 AM »


Most elusive book I've ever hunted down. The hunt is up, thanks to OpenLibrary.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5187 on: March 24, 2017, 07:38:40 AM »
I love Katherine Kurtz! :)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5188 on: March 25, 2017, 12:38:48 AM »
'The Orthodox Church' by Bp. Kallistos Ware
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Sun Tzu said:
This is war.
It is the most important skill in the nation.
It is the basis of life and death.
It is the philosophy of survival or destruction.
You must know it well.

"Mouth make trouble, mouth make no trouble." - Sun Tzu

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5189 on: Yesterday at 07:12:19 AM »
The Sculptor and His Stone: Selected Readings on Hellenistic and Christian Learning and Thought in the Early Greek Fathers