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#151 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

Murray Rothbard was a genius. I highly recommend his 4 volume set of history books on colonial times called "Conceived in Liberty".

I'm about half way through and it is enlightening, accurate and riveting.

#152 JBetty

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

Enlightening, accurate and riveting - OH MY! :eek:

#153 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

Seriously. It's the first history series I've read that just sticks to the facts (none of that Team America FUCK Yeah! Shit) of the time and reveals the things that the establishment books always leave out. Like how commerce worked in the colonies between the Natives and the immigrants, how some settlements went decades under pure anarchy and thrived, etc...it's excellent stuff if you like history and can sit through 1,600 pages of it.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

Seriously. It's the first history series I've read that just sticks to the facts (none of that Team America FUCK Yeah! Shit) of the time and reveals the things that the establishment books always leave out. Like how commerce worked in the colonies between the Natives and the immigrants, how some settlements went decades under pure anarchy and thrived, etc...it's excellent stuff if you like history and can sit through 1,600 pages of it.


Sounded good until then.

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#155 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

Sorry. If a graphic novel of around 25 pages ever shows up and can convey the same leval of detail, I'll let you know. :jimy:

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

Biggest book I ever read, I think was 700+ pages.

#157 JBetty

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

Sorry. If a graphic novel of around 25 pages ever shows up and can convey the same leval of detail, I'll let you know. :jimy:



:lol:


Biggest book I ever read, I think was 700+ pages.



1600 pages / 4 books = 400 pages per book
Well within your range.

#158 concert andy

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

You mean like these?

http://www.amazon.co...Colonial Period

Although, there seems to be a lot of Team America! in there.


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#159 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

:lol:





1600 pages / 4 books = 400 pages per book
Well within your range.


It is four volumes, but was released again as one hard back.

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#160 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

I got it on the kindle for like 5 dollars and got the hard copy for christmas.

#161 JBetty

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

Do you like the kindle?

#162 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

I do. I read it everyday. It's not a fancy one though. it's just the basic "read a book" model.

#163 JBetty

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

That's all I want it for.

What else would one use it for?

#164 PeaceFrog

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

the bow-tie is what really makes him a genius -- of fashion.

#165 JBetty

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

the bow-tie is what really makes him a genius -- of fashion.



What does PeeWee Herman have to do with any of this? :dunno:

#166 PeaceFrog

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

and, how do you "sit through" 1600 pages of a book. Did you get the audio book on CD, or do you have a personal storyteller that reads it to you before bedtime?

most people "read through" a book, not "sit through" it.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

What does PeeWee Herman have to do with any of this? :dunno:


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They're both geniuses, and you can tell by the bow-tie. See Bill Nye Science Guy:

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#168 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

Thanks, PF. That was an excellent observation on your part. The correct wording should have been "read through".

Thank god we cleared that up. Someone might have tried to sit on the book in some ass to mouth attempt or something. You saved the day, dude. :jimy:

#169 PeaceFrog

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

look -- Tucker Carlson... see?

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#170 PeaceFrog

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

Thanks, PF. That was an excellent observation on your part. The correct wording should have been "read through".

Thank god we cleared that up. Someone might have tried to sit on the book in some ass to mouth attempt or something. You saved the day, dude. :jimy:


I just thought it was an odd choice of words for to use to describe a book you profess to love so much. I'm surprised you haven't devoured it in a single hour -- because you probably wear a bow-tie and are a genius too.

#171 JBetty

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

Thanks, PF. That was an excellent observation on your part. The correct wording should have been "read through".

Thank god we cleared that up. Someone might have tried to sit on the book in some ass to mouth attempt or something. You saved the day, dude. :jimy:




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#172 PeaceFrog

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

makes a lot of sense now, knowing he just sits there turning the pages.

#173 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

Would you prefer someone stand to turn the page?

#174 JBetty

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Bob Seger would.

#175 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

Well it's all a big bunch of PF hoowey anyway. The kindle doesn't have pages. You just click the button.

#176 JBetty

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Well it's all a big bunch of PF hoowey anyway. The kindle doesn't have pages. You just click the button.




Thanks, TASB. That was an excellent observation on your part. The correct wording should have been "clicking the button".

Thank god we cleared that up. Someone might have tried to sit on the pages in some ass to mouth attempt or something. You saved the day, dude. :jimy:

#177 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

:jimy:

Glad to be of service.

#178 concert andy

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

Wait, what?

Now what am I supposed to do with my ass smeared kindle?

#179 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

wash your hands after using it? Don't eat while using it?

#180 concert andy

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

Too late.

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#181 PeaceFrog

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

so the kindle reads it to you?

then what is the button for? Is it just in case your ass needs resuscitation after being bored sitting through 1600 pages of Murray Rothbard?

#182 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

The kindle doesn't read. It displays the text. the "pages" dont have Murray Rothbard on them. They have words that describe the history of colonial times. The bottom is for getting the next segment of words onto the screen. So you can read them.


Thanks.

#183 PeaceFrog

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

oh, so it's history -- according to Murray Rothbard... and you "sit through" it...

#184 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

Yes. It's history based on research. Each chapter is cite sourced and includes footnotes for researching readers. There are very few pictures though. Only a bunch of portaits of "protagonists" for given information. i know you like pictures the best. Sorry about that.

Thanks.

#185 PeaceFrog

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

right -- "history"

like the world needs another history book.

I thought you were already an expert on history anyway. What more do you need to learn?

#186 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

Well. There you go "thinking" again.

#187 capt_morgan

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

whos murry ron hubbard?

#188 PeaceFrog

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

whos murry ron hubbard?


:lol:

#189 PeaceFrog

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

You want to learn about history, maybe start with Carl Sagan or Stephen Hawking.

#190 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:07 PM

whos murry ron hubbard?


George Harrison's long lost brother.

#191 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

You want to learn about history, maybe start with Carl Sagan or Stephen Hawking.


What a great idea! How are their novels regarding colonial times in North America?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

insignificant, as are most things you think are important.

On the other hand, the things you consider "non-issues" are what seem to be important. It's kind of bizarre.

#193 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

You spelled nonexistent wrong.

You're welcome.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

the last shit i took was important...it had an odd number of corns in it...that never happens. it prolly means i will have odd numbers of corns in my shit for the rest of the year

#195 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

Year of the odd number'd

#196 capt_morgan

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

its making it hard to sleep at night

#197 PeaceFrog

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

history exists only in your mind anyway

#198 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:38 PM

Thats' really enlightening. Is this you thinking again?

#199 JBetty

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

Should I drink beer or tequila tonight?

#200 concert andy

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

History tells me to have what kind of drink?