help me out, recommend a killer nonfiction book for me...

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Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:35 am Post

Field Notes From A Catastrophe - Elizabeth Kolbert

And one or two closer to home...
Now available: The Aviator - a speculative fiction involving airships, AIs, and the elixir of life (which is cheese), set in a world being hammered by climate change - The Burning World. "Brilliant and wickedly satirical" - Sonny Whitelaw.

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Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:39 pm Post

Was Linda Colley's "Britons: Forging the Nation." Don't know whether British 18th century history is your thing but really a brilliant book.

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Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:33 am Post

Skybluemornings wrote:Was Linda Colley's "Britons: Forging the Nation." Don't know whether British 18th century history is your thing but really a brilliant book.


Hmm...doing a definition search, "Forging" comes across as "to make falsely."

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Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:54 am Post

Heat by Bill Buford.

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Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:15 am Post

Agreed, but also 'forging' as in 'to forge' as in iron!:

1. The action of the vb. FORGE in various senses; an instance of the same. Also, used gerundially with the omission of in.

Forge: 1. trans. To make, fashion, frame, or construct (any material thing); = FABRICATE v. 1. Obs. exc. as coincident with transf. use of 2. to forge together: to frame together, weld.

2. To shape by heating in a forge and hammering; to beat into shape; to coin (money). Also with out.

b. absol. or intr. To work at the forge; to do smith's work.

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Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:25 am Post

Shinichi Suzuki, Nurtured by Love
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Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:01 pm Post

krautland wrote:I'm looking for a few nonfiction recommendations but right now am coming up empty.


Charlie Wilson's War - George Crile

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Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:09 pm Post

The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers
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Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:58 pm Post

Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription; William F. Buckley JR.

http://www.amazon.com/Cancel-Your-Own-Goddam-Subscription/dp/0465002420

Just finished it last night.

Great book.

By the way, perhaps if you read it, you might be able to explain to me what Immanentize the eschaton means.

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Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:48 pm Post

The Empty Space by Peter Brook is incredible if that's your thing.
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Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:52 pm Post

Boys of Summer wrote:Immanentize the eschaton


Fnord!

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Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:58 pm Post

Howard,
Boys of Summer wrote:you might be able to explain to me what Immanentize the eschaton means.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immanentize_the_eschaton
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Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:29 pm Post

No, don't just tell him! Where's the fun in that? ;)
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