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Vivlio_Gnosi
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This book really does a nice job of balancing summary and details about Jefferson and his time. Meacham tastefully keeps the pace moving while touching on important periods in Jefferson's life w/o getting bogged down in needless details.
This book does a good job of putting Jefferson in the context of his time and the impact he has on today.

#nonfiction #history #politics

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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10 practical rules for life.

#nonfiction #history

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Esin
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An must-read and -reread.

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kspenmoll
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This extraordinary documentary is playing now on CNN and can be streamed through PBS anytime. A must watch, especially for those interested in historical accuracy. It‘s vital to keep the holocaust alive with holocaust deniers out there in the world. The accompanying book was eye opening when I read it ages ago. #USandtheholocaust #KenBurns

https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/us-and-the-holocaust/

Ruthiella It‘s absolutely critical to know it could happen again and here. 2w
jlhammar I watched the first part last night. Really good. 2w
kspenmoll @Ruthiella Yes, especially now. 2w
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kspenmoll @jlhammar Staying up tonight for Part 2. 2w
MyNamesParadise I watched the first half of the first episode but I forgot about it last night! Ahh! Gotta check out that book! 2w
CarolynM I just heard about this doco earlier today. It sounds really good. 2w
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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Jefferson's view on war and the Constitution.

#nonfiction #history

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coffees
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This was such an amazing read. I knew that when I first picked it up before but I'm glad I finally got through it all. It's very informative and really gives you perspective on how race and discrimination is still such a big part of the world (icymi). Things have only "modernized". This also made me feel like black American #history is more #Americanhistory than white American history. So many things that are not taught and critically analyzed

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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A good lesson on hospitality and bridging relational divides.

#nonfiction #history #manners

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elkeOriginal
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If anyone in the #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub is also a user of #StoryGraph, I set up a public reading challenge as a place to track my reads. It feels good to see them all in one place & log the ones I own - plus browse all the ones I want! Feel free to search by the words shown above and ‘join‘ - there is no social aspect. Just check off books one read at a time 😉
I will add new titles as they come out once I see their order on the back page. Enjoy!

Ruthiella Thanks! I think I need to consider making the leap from Goodreads to StoryGraph…I just haven‘t found the time. 4w
Kimzey I‘m a Goodreads user. What are the features of Storygraph? 4w
elkeOriginal @Ruthiella This year I have used both to see how I feel but on Jan 1 am going to cut away from GR. Storygraph is giving me what I need. Love the tracking and graphs! 4w
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elkeOriginal @Kimzey I have been using both but find myself loving the more nuanced review system in SG plus the amazing graphs it makes of my reading. And the reading challenges like this one I created are a great tracking tool for a series or author - shows the books and your % read of the list. SG is more about recommendations based on what you read and seeing your reading stats. Very little social tho has a cool bookgroup feature. Perfect for list-makers. 4w
elkeOriginal @Ruthiella They make importing your GR read list pretty easy! I was pleasantly surprised. 4w
Kimzey @elkeOriginal I‘m definitely a list maker. I‘ll check it out! Thanks! 4w
quietjenn This is cool! I've not played around much with Storygraph, but I'm inspired to delve into a little more. 4w
LeahBergen I‘ll check it out! 3w
CarolynM I set up StoryGraph but I haven‘t worked it out properly yet. I‘ll have to devote some time to it soon. 3w
elkeOriginal @CarolynM @quietjenn I hope you like it! Feel free to message me over there if you need any tips 😁 3w
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AvidReader25
Johnstown Flood | David McCullough
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Few people do nonfiction as well as McCullough. This one reminds me of Isaac‘s Storm, both chronicles a real disaster that rocks a small town. The destruction caused by the event itself and the aftermath were fascinating. More than 2,000 people were killed when the dam broke. I love the way he captures the small moments, like a girl watching ducks swim in the water just before the wave hits. This tragedy was news around the world at the time.

paulfrankspencer I grew up with my mom taking my siblings and me to the Johnstown Flood Museum numerous times. The memories of the exhibits still have a spooky element for me. 1mo
AvidReader25 @paulfrankspencer How fascinating! I‘d love to see that one day. 1mo
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