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CollectionsYour library (4,157), Currently reading (4), To read (3), Read but unowned (11), Zeke's library (207), All collections (4,198)

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TagsHistory (440), Read (413), Classics (355), Novel (341), music cd (226), ultb (211), Western (193), Fiction (177), Unread (177), American History (176) — see all tags

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About meI live in the Arkansas Ozarks and am an Arkansas native. I've studied history, political science, and education at the post secondary level and currently work in the mental health profession. My interests include:
--- politics (polemical and scholarly work) in such areas as political parties, political philosophy, electoral and ballot access, minor/third party history, philosophy, and strategy;
---history in such areas as Arkansas and other local history, Civil War, World War II, XIX & XX Century American history, Middle Ages, gender and environmental history;
---Libertarianism, Objectivism, and Austrian economics;
---Fiction (see favorite authors list)

My wife is a mental health professional; many of the psychology related materials are hers. My sons also have their books listed as well (hence all the children's books).

About my libraryWhile I have read many of the books listed here, there are also many that I haven't read and will probably never read. Some of my happiest moments are spent in bookstores.

My most prized book is an edition of Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini that I acquired when my high school library discarded numerous old volumes. This old book, though not worth much as an ex libris volume, introduced me to Sabatini and the incomperable Andre-Louis Moreau.

GroupsAmerican History, Arkansas History, Awful Lit., Bestsellers over the Years, CALS, Combiners!, Dystopian novels, friends of Maugham, History Readers: Clio's (Pleasure?) Palace, History: On learning from and writing historyshow all groups

Favorite authorsJohn Bellairs, Bertrand R. Brinley, Christopher Buckley, Charles Bukowski, Mikhail Bulgakov, Umberto Eco, Graham Greene, William Least Heat-Moon, John Hodgman, Tony Horwitz, Robert D. Kaplan, Louis L'Amour, C. S. Lewis, Sinclair Lewis, W. Somerset Maugham, Christopher Moore, Christopher A. Olson, D. S. Pope, Feliks Roziner, Rafael Sabatini, Ferrol Sams, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, Evelyn Waugh (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Little Rock, Booktraders Bookstore, For Mother Earth, Hastings Books Music & Video

Favorite librariesFaulkner County Library, Stone County Library, Torreyson Library

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Real nameChristopher Olson

LocationViola, Arkansas

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Member sinceAug 28, 2006

Currently readingHuman Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition) by Ludwig Von Mises
No More Christian Nice Guy: When Being Nice--Instead of Good--Hurts Men, Women and Children by Paul Coughlin
Anything for Billy : A Novel by Larry McMurtry
Locked On by Tom Clancy

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