Just curious what everyone else's Top Ten Books are. I'm trying to see what other good books I should read. My top ten are:1) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas2)1984 by George Orwell3)…Continue
" I once heard a story that a doctor doing amputations in a two story building would drop the bad limb in a pile out the window. Eventually the pile became level with the window. I also saw a picture of a typical Civil War doctor's…"
"I do know that morphine was available, and plentifully used as an analgesic. In fact, it was so commonly used that morphine addiction came to be known as "Soldier's Disease". Bear in mind, it was still a very new drug, and the concept…"
"I know nothing. Just stereotypes of saw-bone doctors in field hospitals, using whiskey as anaesthetic and antiseptic... these are probably stereotypes that aren't supported by evidence. I have read some of Walt Whitman's work as a nurse in…"
I want to know exactly how much people know about Civil War medicine, what they think about it, and would they be interested in learning more about it. I'm an avid scholar of Civil War medical history and I'm trying to get a feel for contemporary opinions and breadth of knowledge about Civil War medicine, particularly what people today think about the surgeons.See More
"I think the Ken Burns/Ric Ward book is a must, if only to use as a general reference for people who don't know the basics.
Echoes of Glory (the 3-book series)
When the Devil Went Down to Dixie: Ben Butler in New Orleans
Confederate Reckoning by…"
"Date a person because you love them, no other requirement is needed. If you are strong enough in your own faith, then what do you personally have to worry about in dating an agnostic? How will dating her negatively affect your relationship with God?…"
"I have long wanted to read This Republic of Suffering but haven't yet got to it. Might as well add Team of Rivals, with the Lincoln movie being based on it, though I hear it's quite the epic at some 800 pages or something!"
"Re: Antietam, you guys beat me to it!
Some of my favorites:
Life and Campaigns of Stonewall Jackson By Robert Lewis Dabney
Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg By Troy D. Harman
From Manassas To Appomattox By James Longstreet
"I have a great biography on Stonewall Jackson. A book on arms and equipment that is pretty cool. And the entire Time-Life set on the Civil War. A Gettysberg book that takes you through the entire battle hour by hour over the entire 3 days plus Lees…"
Since there's been no activity for over a year, I've decided to try and start things up again.What are some of your favorite non-fiction books on the war?My favorites include:The Horrid Pit by Alan AxelrodBattle Cry of Freedom by James B. McPhersonFor Cause and Comrades by James B. McPhersonThis Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin FaustCivil War Medicine: Challenges and Triumphs by Alfred BolletThe Rifle Musket in Civil War Combat by Earl HessStillness at Appomattox by Bruce CattonSee More
"I know I've had a few bizarre translation errors in Latin, but my most recent translator was in my French class. We were practicing asking questions and I ask my professor, very proudly and confidently, "Est-ce que tu as une chatte? Which…"
"Wheelocks Latin is amazing. What I do is I work on two chapters everyday. That may not take up much time but you need time for the stuff to sink in. As for declensions and conjugations start with one at a time. Work on the first declension until you…"
"1.the count of Monte cristo Alexandre Dumas
2.slapstick Kurt Vonnegut
3.dharma bums jack Kerouac
4.Seneca: letters from a stoic
5.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J.K Rowling
6.The Great Gatsby
7.Biography of Steve Jobs Walter…"
"A few years back my college roommate committed suicide. (His mother called me.) As I drove home that day, I saw the sun on the trees, and the blue sky, and thought: you idiot! You're _missing_ it!
He was bipolar.…"
"Titus, when are you finally going to come to America? You talk so much about people having to learn this or that to be taken seriously. At some point, for many of us to take you seriously as someone who claims that they understand America, you are…"
"Funny, I have always thought of the conservative as the coward. Their entire philosophy is built on the premise of not trying to do something new, to staying with the old. The very word, conservative is to take the easy way, to not challenge or push…"
"I'll second this one. Been in boots since the mid-90's. First it was Justin Ropers, then I did the Wolverine work boots for years(after doing construction then working in a factory), quality went down so I went back to the Justin roper…"
"I've heard screeds about some phantom "War on Women", but never from a liberal - just from conservatives yelling there's a boogeyman.
I shop at Hobby Lobby and live in the belt buckle of the bible belt. Have you ever been to one,…"