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The Election of 1860: "A Campaign Fraught with Consequences"
Michael F. Holt
Progress: 50/272 pages
The Three Axial Ages: Moral, Material, Mental
John Torpey
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16
text: Reading progress update: I've read 50 out of 272 pages.
As great an admirer as I am of Michael Holt's scholarship, I'm having some serious problems with this book. In the preface, H...
The Election of 1860: "A Campaign Fraught with Consequences" - Michael F. Holt
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In the bark of your soul reclines the commanding Master; He does but sleep: wake Him. Self-control is strength; Right Thought...
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This was a fascinating and deeply emotional novel - one of the best books I have read in quite some time. It is difficult to...
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TITLE: A Short History of Drunkenness AUTHOR: Mark Forsyth DATE PUBLISHED: 2017 FORMAT: Hardcover ISBN-13: 97802...
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I am delighted to say that Reynolds used numbered endnotes with gusto. That is all. All you Flatbookers out there will unde...
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This was an amusing and self-indulgent memoir about the author's experiment with living by the advice of a different self-hel...
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Did any of you know that there was a cattle stampede just minutes after the quaking in San Francisco in 1906? Well I learned ...
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I'm not going to bother writing up a full review of why I am DNF'ing this book, but am instead re-iterating a comment I just ...
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As most of you will have guessed from my updates so far this year, there has already been a major development to this year's ...
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Please note that I received this ARC for free from NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review. I ended up giving t...
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Please note that I received this ARC for free from NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review. Good grief, I don't...
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January 2019
15
text: The incredible annoyance of the latest effort
One of the consequences of the last-minute changes to my spring teaching schedule is that I have a justification for reading ...
John Marshall and the Heroic Age of the Supreme Court - R. Kent Newmyer