What Books Are You Reading? : June
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Reading a classic. Alexis de Tocqueville's The Old Regime and the French Revolution His style is very straightforward, and not at all as flowery as I thought it would be. I might have to search for a good biography of him, because he seems to be such an interesting character :)
Currently reading A History of the Later Roman Empire by S. Mitchell. Just getting into it, so I'll report later on how it is.
Just started "Wild West Shows and the Images of American Indians, 1888-1933."
ETA quotes, since the touchstone wasn't working.
Bound for Canaan by Fergus Bordewich. A short paper I had to do for a class last semester got me interested in the Underground Railroad and slave / bondsman resistance in particular. I have read two slave narratives between customers at work already and have a few more lined up. They are short and online which makes them easy work time reading.
Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman by Sarah H. Bradford and Biography of an American bondman by Josephine Brown are the narratives I already completed. I think I will write short reviews of them this weekend.
Taking my time with The Horse, The Wheel, and Language. I'd be done already if the author would quit bringing up interesting topics that cause me to go off on side quests.
About a quarter into Guns, Germs, and Steel. There's so much that I don't know.
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