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Offline kathyp

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book/audio rec
« on: May 03, 2010, 09:55:51 PM »
Never Give In: The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches

best if you do the audio because it's sooo good.  if you can't, the book is good too.  he was an interesting guy.  even in the things he got wrong, there is instruction.
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Re: book/audio rec
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010, 01:31:16 AM »
I actually heard this last summer as part of a larger history of WWII. It was fascinating!
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010, 11:38:04 AM »
it is.  it's pretty long, but he had a long career.  i think the speeches were put together by his son.  many i have read, but hearing them in his own voice brings more.
One could not learn history from architecture any more than one could learn it from books. Statues, inscriptions, memorial stones, the names of streets ? anything that might throw light upon the past had been systematically altered. (1.8.85)

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Re: book/audio rec
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2010, 02:54:45 PM »
i just listened to Ron Paul's "End the Fed"

i'd read it too...but having it on audio cd sure makes for a nice refresher.
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010, 03:21:03 PM »
i wish i could get behind him because i like a lot of his domestic policy.  his foreign policy sucks.  he'd never get his domestic plan through congress and he'd have a better chance with his foreign policy.  can't support that, but he's interesting. 
One could not learn history from architecture any more than one could learn it from books. Statues, inscriptions, memorial stones, the names of streets ? anything that might throw light upon the past had been systematically altered. (1.8.85)

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