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Books3,296 books cataloged

About meI am originally from Killeen, Texas, and earned both a BA and MA in history from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. I earned my Ph.D. in Transatlantic History at the University of Texas at Arlington in May 2011.

About my library"'What shall I do with all my books?' was the question; and the answer, 'Read them,' sobered the questioner. But if you cannot read them, at any rate handle them and, as it were, fondle them. Peer into them. Let them fall open where they will. Read on from the first sentence that arrests the eye. Then turn to another. Make a voyage of discovery, taking soundings of uncharted seas. Set them back on their shelves with your own hands. Arrange them on your own plan, so that if you do not know what is in them, you at least know where they are. If they cannot be your friends, let them at any rate be your acquaintances. If they cannot enter the circle of your life, do not deny them at least a nod of recognition." — Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

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I started buying books for myself in high school (and, according to my father, I began stealing books from him at about the same time). Since then my collection has probably doubled each year until the past two or three. I probably add ten to twenty (oh my!) books a month when you average it out over a year. Since I am a history major, most of my collection centers on history, although my interests are multifaceted. I have added cursory reviews to books I have read or reference works I have used before I opened this account. I will be adding more substantial new reviews to books as I read. If my books have a WorldCat page I am putting the OCLC number where the editor asks for "LC classification." This aids look-ups on WorldCat if needed.

Favorite authorsColeman Barks, Charles Baudelaire, Jorge Luis Borges, William F. Buckley, Jr., Roy Campbell, Winston S. Churchill, Arthur Conan Doyle, Umberto Eco, Niall Ferguson, Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Graham Hancock, Henry Lincoln, John Lukacs, Herman Melville, Robert E. Picirilli, Clifford A. Pickover, Ronald Reagan, David Rohl, Simon Schama, Nick Tosches, Gene Rhea Tucker, Oscar Wilde (Shared favorites)

Homepagehttp://www.uta.edu/faculty/gtucker/index.html

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Real nameGene Rhea Tucker

LocationBelton, Texas

Account typeprivate, lifetime

Member sinceSep 8, 2006

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La escritura de los Incas: una introducción a la clave de la escritura secreta de los Incas by William Burns Glynn

¿Qué se hizo encontrar tras descubrir la clave? {What did they find after they discovered the key?}
Thanks for the heads-up... nice to know I'm not alone in my puristy fury :). Jonathan Edwards is another theologian I want to read. I guess it's only to be expected that he too would suffer at the hands of modern editors.
Thanks for your comment on my review! If the review is good it's only because I had such great material to cover! I think half my book is underlined, lol. I know I will revisit it — I have learned so much. When you read it, I would love to hear how God uses it in your life too.
Oh dear, no need to apologize for any grammatical mistakes! I try not to be too uptight online, as I would quickly lose my mind if I were. And anyways your review is fine — I didn't notice anything glaring! I'm looking forward to your future reviews.

I didn't notice you had 881 reviews. Wow! Puts my measly 344 to shame :-P
Loved your review of The Prophet. I haven't read it yet and I will certainly bear your points in mind when I do. Thank you!
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