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Old 12-22-2012, 05:08 AM   #2551
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This is imo going to become required reading for history majors in the future, and I may even try to get it incorporated in high school classes when I'm teaching.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:33 PM   #2552
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:33 AM   #2553
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The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli - 10/10


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Old 12-25-2012, 09:22 AM   #2554
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Started reading this last night. I'm only two chapters in but it is very well-written. I'm not the most scientifically literate when it comes to the hard sciences but the first two chapters do a very good job of breaking down the concept of space and the electromagnetism in an understandable context. I'm excited for the rest of the book.

I read A Brief History of Time which was good but I think this book has more potential for reaching out to the average reader because it is so accessible.


Just finished it. The warping of spacetime and explanation of gravity by Einstein's general theory of relativity is prob the coolest thing ive ever heard.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:40 AM   #2555
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Just finished reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - a very good read.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:54 PM   #2556
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - 10/10

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Old 12-27-2012, 03:03 PM   #2557
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reading Of Human Bondage

Great read and I think it might especially appeals to a cadre of readers on this board.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #2558
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Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace. Consequently, I'm also reading the dictionary.

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Old 12-27-2012, 06:42 PM   #2559
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:57 PM   #2560
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Great read and I think it might especially appeals to a cadre of readers on this board.

Thats been on my list for a while now. Heard great things about it.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:58 PM   #2561
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Thats been on my list for a while now. Heard great things about it.
Yo, definitely loved Heart of Darkness. Even more so after looking up its author and period written. Its an impressive piece of prose.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:11 PM   #2562
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To the person who posted the Prince, I read that for a project last year and thought it was a very interesting read. Always wondered what Machiavelli's motivations really were
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:20 PM   #2563
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Yo, definitely loved Heart of Darkness. Even more so after looking up its author and period written. Its an impressive piece of prose.

I figured the tone and style would be something youd like. Glad you enjoyed it.
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To the person who posted the Prince, I read that for a project last year and thought it was a very interesting read. Always wondered what Machiavelli's motivations really were
It was basically a resume. It's really impressive how succinct and precise he was with nailing down every detail needed. It holds a lot but compacted in brevity. I really have no use for the knowledge itself but its amazing to read all the malicious ideas so well collected, in a time where gathering knowledge was a troublesome task.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:24 PM   #2565
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - 10/10

My classmate did this for first semester independent reading. For you, it's probably nothing but for that particular 14 year old indian boy not so much.
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