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Subject: Re: Some of my Fav Books Date: 12/12/2004 10:16 AM
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The Arms of Krupp . . . hehe, this book may have been published in 2003, but not for the first time . . . it has haunted me for years. Many years ago, when I was in high school, a debate judge criticized one of my arguments, suggesting that it was refuted by Manchester's Arms of Krupp. Of course the judges are supposed to judge based on what the other team says, not on what books the judge has read, so this has always rankled. From what I can see Krupp was first published in 1968.

I didn't know that volume 3 of The Last Lion never came out -- huh. That's a shame, and of course a shame about Manchester's death.

I have read a little, but not much, of Churchill's six volume The Second World War and can recommend that, if one really wants to get into the subject that deeply. For me, My Early Life became something of a plow-through after the first several chapters, but the early stuff regarding his tenure at Harrow is indispensible, and hilarious.

And while I'm back here, I have thought of a few more must-reads since I last opined:


fiction:
Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot
J.P. Donleavy, The Ginger Man

nonfiction:
Douglas Hofstadter, Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid


Hmmm I thought I had more than that. Oh well, if any more come to me, I'll be back.

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