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…"
Whats up gentleman, Anyone as excited as i am for March Madness?Okay i know its not football, but at this point in the year we will take what we can get as far as competitive sports go.I participate in a huge NCAA pool, a Calcutta style Auction, and good old fashioned wagering. Does anyone in the community share in my enthusiasm here? Anyone have any insight or recommendations on whose going all the way?Im trying to enjoy the games while winning some money along the way. regards, DrewSee More
"Too cryptic for me. But surely the logic is simple. If I have a plan A, I have a plan. If I have a plan B, I have a plan. Plan C has the same implication. People who have plans, have plans.
Those weren't contingency plans. If you have that…"
"That actually does make sense. And that really is part of my point. The single instance of a single guy being ostracized is not a signal of systematic failure. But it is a shitty thing, and doesn't matter if it is a trend or not. Bullshit is…"