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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2220 on: December 25, 2019, 09:17:39 PM »
I got mine here for around 200$. It's soft cover
https://www.traditionalcatholicpublishing.com/liturgical-year.html
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2221 on: January 04, 2020, 12:55:40 PM »
I'm considering 1Q84, by Murakami. I'm worried that it might be too weird for me, though. Anybody read it?
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2222 on: January 04, 2020, 05:07:27 PM »
I got mine here for around 200$. It's soft cover
https://www.traditionalcatholicpublishing.com/liturgical-year.html
I owned those books for a while, and they are really great; unfortunately the only thing I remember about them, is that D. Gueranger stated that August was the month with the most saints feastdays.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2223 on: January 08, 2020, 05:24:03 AM »
The third in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, Cities of the Plain. Outstanding.
"A landscape of low shacks of tin and cratewood here on the outskirts of the city. Barren dirt and gravel lots and beyond them the plains of sage and creosote. Roosters were calling and the air smelled of burning charcoal. He took his bearings by the grey light to the east and set out toward the city. In the cold dawn the lights were still burning out there under the dark cape of the mountains with that precious insularity common to cities of the desert. A man was coming down the road driving a donkey piled high with firewood. In the distance the churchbells had begun. The man smiled at him a sly smile. As if they knew a secret between them, these two. Something of age and youth and their claims and the justice of those claims. And of the claims upon them. The world past, the world to come. Their common transiencies. Above all a knowing deep in the bone that beauty and loss are one."
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2225 on: January 23, 2020, 06:58:39 PM »
"On Desperate Ground" by Hampton Sides; on the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Korea. Fantastic account of how the First Marine Division, trapped and surrounded on Chosin Reservoir, repelled repeated attacks by five Chinese Communist divisions and was able to fight its way back to the coast and withdraw successfully from North Korea, under terrible winter conditions. A great story.
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"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2226 on: January 23, 2020, 07:06:57 PM »
"On Desperate Ground" by Hampton Sides; on the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Korea. Fantastic account of how the First Marine Division, trapped and surrounded on Chosin Reservoir, repelled repeated attacks by five Chinese Communist divisions and was able to fight its way back to the coast and withdraw successfully from North Korea, under terrible winter conditions. A great story.

I read this about 10 years ago, or something similar, but I am pretty sure it was this. Handed to me from a Marine friend at the time. Incredible feats of fortitude. The author did a masterful job of weaving personal stories within the wider topic. Crap freezing solid before their pants are pulled up, stacking bodies of 15 year olds for bumper, pinched on three sides. Misery.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2227 on: January 26, 2020, 05:29:20 AM »
King Edward VIII by Philip Ziegler
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2228 on: January 26, 2020, 03:11:02 PM »
Read Tom Holland, Dominion, The Making of the West Mind which is a history of how Christianity formed European political thought and attitudes, even where Christianity seems absent, like with Marxist-Leninism, by pointing out how these systems draw from Christian ideas of the 'New Man' or redemption, or that Richard Dawkin's evangelical atheism is heavily influenced by his own Anglican upbringing, although he at least admits that. Anyhow, Tom Holland notes wryly that some of the harsher ideas brought about by Darwinism, like Social Darwinism, really originate with the Origin of the Species which posited that inferior human societies went extinct. It wasn't the sinister work of Hebert Spencer or others.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2229 on: January 27, 2020, 07:14:22 AM »
In This House of Brede.
In conclusion, I can leave you with no better advice than that given after every sermon by Msgr Vincent Giammarino, who was pastor of St Michael’s Church in Atlantic City in the 1950s:

    “My dear good people: Do what you have to do, When you’re supposed to do it, The best way you can do it,   For the Love of God. Amen.”
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2230 on: January 27, 2020, 10:01:14 AM »
Endo's "The Samurai"
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2231 on: February 10, 2020, 07:15:20 AM »
The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson. Very good. The story of a guy who stole bird skins from a natural history museum to sell to fly tiers and made a fair amount of money at it.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2233 on: February 10, 2020, 10:44:05 AM »
Desert Wife by Hilda Faunce.

“This is the compelling narrative of the wife of an Indian trader in the desert wilderness of the Navajos before World War I. No other book about life at such trading posts equals its revealing portrayal of the land and the people, and its implication of the racial differences still confronting us today."—From the introduction by Frank Waters
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