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Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution by Forrest McDonald
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Dear Bess The Letters from Harry to Bess Truman 1910-1959 by Harry S.; Edited by Ferrell Truman, Robert H.
Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again (Unabridged) by David Frum
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
Descent from Glory : Four Generations of the John Adams Family by Paul C. Nagel
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About mePatti has been a public school teacher (twenty four years, all kinds of history) and I (Don) have been a lawyer (forty-four years). Don has now retired, after "second" and "third" careers as a college president and a non-profit executive. Patti has also left her "second" career in no-profit management and is doing her homework to become a self-employed tutor of high school students preparing for the SAT and ACT exams. Patti is also preparing offline a proposed online webpage with lists of books she would recommend for readers from toddlers to adults.
About my libraryWe have cataloged about 9,300 of our books. Many of the rest are pre-ISBN, audio books, and Kindle books. They will take a bit more time and work to catalog. We are generalists (like the St. John's great books curriculum) but we both especially love history, I love moral philosophy and the history of science, and Patti loves (is that the right word?) biography, history, political philosophy, economics, and politics. We are tagging now mostly to record the physical location of our books, hence the "shelf-" (being gradually replaced by "@") tags. We discovered LibraryThing from the Spring 2006 WSJ article. We especially like the ability to search our LibraryThing catalog via iphone in bookstores, avoiding purchases of books we already have. (Is is amazing how the same books keep catching our eye.)
GroupsAmazon's Kindle, American History, Audiobooks, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Inklings, Kindley Book Club, Lawyers, Library of America Subscribers —show all groups, Mac Users at LibraryThing, Readers Over Sixty, St. John's College Alumni, The Well-Educated Mind by Susan Wise-Bauer
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Member sinceJun 27, 2006
Currently readingThe Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education by Leigh A. Bortins
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