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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.

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.

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