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Lchnessmnstr
It's Up to the Women | Eleanor Roosevelt
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I had the honor to visit Arthurdale and have lunch with a homesteader that moved from Scott‘s Run. He told me this story before I read it in her words:

‘A child had a rabbit as a pet, and an older child said rather mockingly as the small boy brought out his pet to show me, “He says he won‘t let us kill it to eat when it grows up, but we will see about that.”

She made sure no one ate that rabbit!

Hoopiefoot I drive past this whenever I visit my family but have never visited. It sounds amazing—clearly I need to make time for it one of these days! 20h
Lchnessmnstr It‘s worth a stop! I‘ve lived very close to it for decades but had no idea it was there or the history between the 2 communities. 15h
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Lexeegee
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I love David McCullough! So glad he has a new book out.

Califlamingo I just bought this book today! Can't wait to start it! 2d
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Savedbygrace
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1. After a long semester I am looking forward to more time with my family!
2. Hmm...not really, I have a lot of older books planned for my summer reading
3. Pasta salad!
4. This was interesting to find out...the hottest day on record in my area was 104° !
@laurenslibrary @lover.of.the.classics
#thursdaysurvey

lover.of.the.classics WHAT?!?!?! You are not most looking forward to coming here?!?! To see me?!?! I feel hurt! 😂 2d
Savedbygrace @lover.of.the.classics You ARE a part of my family!!! ❤😉 2d
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RobeyMemorial
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Coming soon to a library near you...literally! Call us to be placed on hold for these titles.

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Swe_Eva
America, Volume 1: A Narrative History (Brief) | George Brown Tindall, David E Shi
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Mission accomplished! 🦅🗽🇺🇸 Looking for recommendations for a good US history survey book. I have taken US History at Uni, so am planning on the tagged books, albeit the full versions, but if someone knows something better, I'm all ears.

Swe_Eva 2 fat Norton volumes should do the trick, right? 🤣👍🏻 4d
RachelO Congratulations! 4d
LeahBergen Congrats! 4d
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DivineDiana Cheers! 👏🏻🇺🇸👏🏻 4d
AshleyHoss820 I used these for my American History classes and they are EXCELLENT resources! We also used this one: 4d
C.Perone Congrats! 4d
rubyslippersreads Congratulations! 😊 4d
Swe_Eva @AshleyHoss820 Perfect - thank you so much! 4d
AshleyHoss820 @Swe_Eva Absolutely!! Oo!! One more, if you‘re TBR can handle it! 😄😄😄 I had an amazing professor with a HUGE reading list for our critical book reviews, so if you need any other recommendations, I‘ll try to help! Congratulations on your citizenship! 4d
Swe_Eva @AshleyHoss820 🤣 I JUST now bought that one, like 10 mins ago! Thank you!! 4d
AshleyHoss820 @Swe_Eva Hahaha!! YES!! You are welcome!! 4d
Liz_M Congrats! You now probably know more about US history than 78% of natural born citizens. 8-) 1d
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ValerieAndBooks
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This engrossing book about westward expansion focuses on the settlement of one area of Ohio and the remarkable people behind it. McCullough also does a great job evoking the dangers (wild animals, etc) of going into unknown territory. Thanking my mom again for sending this!

(New plant given to me by daughter‘s girlfriend 🌱 💜)!

saresmoore I tend to really like people who give plants as gifts. 5d
ValerieAndBooks @saresmoore it definitely is a sweet gesture! Think I need to find a sunnier spot for this darling. 4d
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Floresj
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Book that chronicles the 8 VPs that succeeded 8 presidents who died in office was really interesting. Part biography, part policy, part history of the US, it didn‘t restore my faith in humanity, but it made me appreciate the progressive and competent presidents. Scandals abound, egos and game playing are explained, and historical gems are readable. Interesting book!

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bookandcat
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The result of 2 hours of tsundoku-yoku (see previous post) with my friend Amelia!
#bn #bookhaul #tsundokuyoku #bookbathing

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Texreader
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I think I understand the low Litsy score, though no one says so: the acknowledgement. The author is a Fox News host. He cites as inspiration anti-hero Roger Ailes! I‘ve never watched Fox but I know who HE is. But I won‘t throw the baby out with the bath water. The book is still an excellent introduction to the topic, well researched from original sources and written. I‘ve met many a real hero in this book. Recommended, but skip the credits.

suvata I really liked that book too. Very interesting. 1w
Texreader @suvata I know! Very interesting about very serious scary stuff going on at the time but that has been so overshadowed by everything else that was going on at the time. 5d
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Texreader
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This is a great quick read I should finish today or at least this weekend. I was a history major and the Barbary Wars were unknown to me. I am enjoying the stories and writing style. I‘m astonished at the “low” score here on Litsy but it seems several were looking for textbook depth, which you won‘t find here and certainly not what I‘m looking for. This is a perfect introduction to the topic.

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