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one of the last books I read was "Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms" by Stephen Holbrook.
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Book thread!

You and DH should trade reading lists. He has been reading everything possible on the US from about 1790-1850. A lot of it to do with various laws and treaties. Right now he is finishing "The Old Republicans: Southern conservatism in the age of Jefferson" by Norman K Risjord and is getting ready to read "Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840" by Kevin Gutzman.

The best one I've read recently was I, Claudius, along with its sequel, Claudius the God.

I've read those, though a long time ago.

If you like historical fiction then read George MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman books.

I got those as a present a while back - I guess I'll give them a read.

I've got shelves and shelves of books, too. I do go on jags of certain authors or genres. Right now I'm about 3/4 of the way through all the Nero Wolfe murder mysteries. Interspersed with rereads of non-soft porn science fiction/fantasy. I have gotten rid of most of my retire early books because 1) I've already retired early and 2) I needed space. I did keep a few favorites like "The Joy of Not Working" by Ernie Zelinksi.

I read a lot of children's' books, too, like the Harry Potter series and the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman. Right now I'm looking at a book fleg told me to read - "To Say Nothing of the Dog". An odd combo of mystery and a little fantasy. It was pretty good. I read history on occasion but often get distracted in the middle of the book.

arrete
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