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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2010 on: October 28, 2018, 07:17:34 PM »
The Two Noble Kinsmen
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2011 on: October 31, 2018, 05:37:53 PM »
Out of the Silent Planet, by C. S. Lewis. I've never read it before. Just got the trilogy for $1.99 on kindle, if anyone's interested.
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2012 on: November 03, 2018, 09:02:12 AM »
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2013 on: November 03, 2018, 09:22:48 AM »
Got a liking for historians that witnessed and took part in the events which they write about. So now I’m reading The History of the Rebellion by Edward Hyde 1st earl of Clarendon

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Hyde,_1st_Earl_of_Clarendon

And The Memoirs of Philippe de Commines, Lord of Argenton
Containing the Histories of Louis XI, and Charles VIII. Kings of France and of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_de_Commines
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2014 on: November 03, 2018, 07:19:43 PM »
I read a great history on King Louis XI and his reign; he was a genius; he had to deal with his crazy cousin Charles the Bold and with constantly rebelling nobles; he outmaneuvered all of his adversaries, more though his diplomacy than through war.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2015 on: November 08, 2018, 09:32:05 PM »
Ben-Hur.
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2016 on: November 09, 2018, 08:57:25 AM »
Threefer:

Complete Sonnets and Poems - Shakespeare

Britannica Guide to Particle Physics

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The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2017 on: November 11, 2018, 11:20:19 AM »
The Sailor who Fell Out of Grace with the Sea
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2018 on: November 14, 2018, 06:10:00 AM »
Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth II by Philip Eade.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2019 on: November 14, 2018, 10:16:17 AM »
Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth II by Philip Eade.

He's like the George W. Bush of the Royal Family. Dude says insane things all the time apparently:
https://imgur.com/gallery/ESUu3
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2020 on: November 14, 2018, 10:47:06 AM »
Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth II by Philip Eade.

He's like the George W. Bush of the Royal Family. Dude says insane things all the time apparently:
https://imgur.com/gallery/ESUu3
I wouldn't compare him to Bush 43, who really did talk like there was something wrong mentally at times.  Phil on the other hand is just a man of his time who has no internal filter when he tells it like it is.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2021 on: November 14, 2018, 05:50:43 PM »
Philip holds some fairly extreme views on population control, which suggests it was for the best he remained a sort of meme prince.

Reading, or re-reading at some long remove, The Bones of St Peter: The First Full Account of the Discovery of the Apostle's Tomb. First published in the early 80s, and I read it originally some time later, now re-reading a republication which was a parochial book of the month.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2022 on: November 15, 2018, 02:30:09 PM »
Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth II by Philip Eade.

He's like the George W. Bush of the Royal Family. Dude says insane things all the time apparently:
https://imgur.com/gallery/ESUu3
I wouldn't compare him to Bush 43, who really did talk like there was something wrong mentally at times.  Phil on the other hand is just a man of his time who has no internal filter when he tells it like it is.

The Mountbatten's (Battenberg) are quite the crew.  Before I realized that it was the IRA that assassinated his uncle, Louis Mountbatten I figured it may have been a Canadian that did the job, seeing Louis was central in the planning and promotion of the raid on the port of Dieppe, that had casualties of almost 60%, the great majority of them Canadians.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2023 on: November 15, 2018, 08:27:53 PM »
The Biafra Story by Frederick Forsyth
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2024 on: November 16, 2018, 12:28:29 PM »
On Managing Yourself (Harvard Business Review).
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