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Postby FBBVirgin » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:33 pm

I don't know much about the author, but from what I have read thus far, he does directly reference a lot of his material. While I agree that it would be real easy to put your own spin on it, I feel that a lot of the facts in it are accurate.

Either way, it is interesting to read a different account of the history of our country. I strongly believe that our government "sugar coats" a lot of things and decides which text books are to be used in schools based on what they want us to know (and what they don't want us to know).
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Postby beanoX3 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:00 am

FBBVirgin wrote:Either way, it is interesting to read a different account of the history of our country. I strongly believe that our government "sugar coats" a lot of things and decides which text books are to be used in schools based on what they want us to know (and what they don't want us to know).

This is nothing new specific to the US though. It's been going on basically since as long as the human race kept records of events. The problem with history is that it is almost always the winner that writes it. Some authors do a better job than others at presenting facts and letting the reader make an opinion or analysis, but history books are always slanted IMO. Some do it by glossing over an event or leaving certain facts out, while others do it by blatant propaganda.

Best way to get a mostly accurate and unbiased view of history IMO, is merely to read as much as you can by as many authors.
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Postby Kilroy » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:20 am

I'm reading Podcasting for Dummies.

Total Page-Turner. :-B
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Postby m16a » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:16 pm

I am currently re-reading(for the 15th time) Ghosts of Onyx. I'm out of new books to read and I visited the book store only a week ago :-t . I read so fast I can't keep myself in fresh books.
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Postby roninmedia » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:19 pm

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Postby Jimboozie » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:25 pm

I've been browsing over this thread and have gotten some really good recommendations. ;-D

Also, I found these books while searching for fantasy football stuff. Figure you guys might want to check em out.

Why fantasy football matters: and our lives do not by Erik Barmack
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:15 pm

Night Fall by Nelson Demille ;-D
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Postby Twisted Sister » Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:12 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
Nfl Fan wrote:Currently reading, "The Purpose Driven Life."


Good stuff. ;-D


I've read that book twice...

1st time - the whole church was reading it together
2nd time - small group reading

Found it a dull read. The overall concepts are great, but it can be summarized in about 2 pages.

Are you in a study group?

Right now I'm reading "Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul" - it's been out for a long time... just never got around to it.

Great book, tells us we don't have to be that cookie cutter "nice guy" Christian man (which we have all tried to do, and have doubtlessly all been miserable being - I just can't be Ned Flanders). Don't compromise on beliefs, but it's ok to be a MAN: be strong and masculine.

I do agree A LOT with the importance of the Father's role in our development.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:44 pm

Twisted Sister wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:
Nfl Fan wrote:Currently reading, "The Purpose Driven Life."


Good stuff. ;-D


I've read that book twice...

1st time - the whole church was reading it together
2nd time - small group reading

Found it a dull read. The overall concepts are great, but it can be summarized in about 2 pages.

Are you in a study group?

Right now I'm reading "Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul" - it's been out for a long time... just never got around to it.

Great book, tells us we don't have to be that cookie cutter "nice guy" Christian man (which we have all tried to do, and have doubtlessly all been miserable being - I just can't be Ned Flanders). Don't compromise on beliefs, but it's ok to be a MAN: be strong and masculine.

I do agree A LOT with the importance of the Father's role in our development.


Okalie-dokalie, I'll have to look that one up Twistedereeno. :-b ;-D

I'm still reading Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. If you haven't read this book, it's a must-read classic. ;-D
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Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:47 pm

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