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Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:35 am
by Gareth
Field Notes From A Catastrophe - Elizabeth Kolbert

And one or two closer to home...

Best history book I ever read

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:39 pm
by Skybluemornings
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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Re: Best history book I ever read

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:33 am
by lenf
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."

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:54 am
by dafu
Heat by Bill Buford.

Dave

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:15 am
by Skybluemornings
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.

:)

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:38 pm
by bobueland
Goldberg, Writing down the bones
Bettger, How I raised myself from failure to success in selling
Bhagavad Gita
Tao Te Ching
Rogers, Fighting to win
Caples, Making Ads Pay
Brande, Wake up and Live
Polya, How to solve it
Pirsig, Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance
Lakatos, Proofs and Refutations
Carnegie, How to stop worrying and start living
Tolle, The power of now
Feynman, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:25 am
by bobueland
Shinichi Suzuki, Nurtured by Love
Timothy Gallwey, Inner game of tennis

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

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:01 pm
by dixonge
krautland wrote:I'm looking for a few nonfiction recommendations but right now am coming up empty.


Charlie Wilson's War - George Crile

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:09 pm
by bobueland
The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:26 pm
by vic-k
Bob!
A Very Happy and Successful New Year :D

I`ve just noticed: You`ve got the same gap in your smile, as I have in mine

Take care
Vic

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

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:58 pm
by Boys of Summer
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.

Best,

Howard

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

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:48 pm
by Sebbi
The Empty Space by Peter Brook is incredible if that's your thing.

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

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:52 pm
by antony
Boys of Summer wrote:Immanentize the eschaton


Fnord!

(You need to read The Illuminatus Trilogy)

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

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:58 pm
by vic-k
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
vic

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

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:29 pm
by antony
No, don't just tell him! Where's the fun in that? ;)