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Current Non-Fiction reads

Discussion in 'Non-Fiction Books' started by ramius, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. Cosimah2o

    Cosimah2o Active Member

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    Euskal Herria en los Techos del Mundo - Los 14 Ochomiles Vascos _ Antxon Iturriza .
    Los Abuelos Vascos en el Rio de La Plata - Alberto Sarramone .
    Hielos y Océanos - Vascos por el mundo _ José Azpiazu Elorza .
    Una Geografía Diacrónica del Euskara en Navarra - A.Apat-Echebarne, A. Irigaray .

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  2. Juleeming

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    I don't read that much nonfiction, but since I am a Civil War buff I'm currently slogging through Chernow's biography of U.S. Grant. Most of his civil war stuff I already had read about elsewhere but what I'm finding most interesting in Chernow's take on Grant's presidency. Most people assume he was naive at best and ineffective and corrupt at worst, but Grant actually had some important accomplishments, such as reinforcing the newly won freedoms for freed slaves and prosecuting KKK members. Without him, the gains won by black people during Reconstruction would have ended many years sooner.
     
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    Julee,
    I am very interested in your observations about Grant. It sounds like I'll be adding Chernow to my list.
    Currently (and on and off) I am reading up on the Civil War era from the Southern point of view. Being a Northerner, my education has of course acquainted me quite well with the northern view of things.
    I regard the conflict as both an enormous tragedy of American history and a horrendous failure of American democracy. So, I am interested in delving into the issues of the time and, especially, how they were viewed by the opposing parties at the time. A tremendous number of people gave their lives for what they believed in and I think we minimize it.
    I am currently part-way through a biography of Henry Clay, the Great Compromiser, who did his best to prevent it all coming to War.
    Peder
     
  4. Cosimah2o

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    Sulle Tracce di Coomba - La vita di Doug Coombs, uno Sciatore leggendario_ Robert Cocuzzo .
    El Gringo Eskiador : Patrick Vallençant - Yannick e Gaëlle Vallençant .
    Sciatori di Montagna - 12 storie di chi ha fatto la storia dello Sci Alpinismo_ Giorgio Daidola .
    Willo Welzenbach : La vita, gli scritti, le imprese - Eric S. Roberts .
    Alpinista per Scommessa : Piero Ghiglione, scalate nei cinque continenti - Italo Zandonella Callegher .
    Il nuovo Polverelli minore - Vocabolario della lingua pauderolesa_ Davide Branca .


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    Alex Pheby, Lucia
    Mary Beard, Rome most recently, and some works on the First World War as well as the usual research and reference books on James Joyce.
     
  6. Cosimah2o

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    Jung y la Creación de la Psicología Moderna - Sonu Shamdasani
    Escritos sobre ESPIRITUALIDAD y Transcendencia - Carl Gustav Jung
    SINCRONICIDAD como principio de Conexiones Acausales - Jung, Wolfgang Pauli .
    Ernst Jūnger, Los Titanes venideros - Antonio Gnoli, Franco Volpi

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    Voytek Kurtyka, L'Art de la Liberté_ Bernadette McDonald
    * Some articles about the Gasherbrum IV's Northwest Ridge (( Greg Child, Tom Hargis, Tim Macartney-Snape )) in several books
    La Montaña Resplandeciente - Dos hombres en la pared oeste del Changabang_ Peter Boardman, Joe Tasker .
    Legs on Everest - Mark Inglis .
    Dark Summit : The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season - Nick Heil .

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  9. Lisa McCoy

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    Two non fiction reads on my reading pile right now. For work, i am reading this basic textbook on nutritions Nutritions: Concepts and Controversies because i am writing an application for a research grant to prove that vegans, while being possibly deficient in some nutritions, are not killing themselves or starving themselves. On the other hand, I am also reading What We Talk About When We Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami. The parallels between writing and running are wonderfully fleshed out.
     
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    Interesting !! Altough 2 friends of mine became in « strict » Vegans and after a few years they had to give up their diet because one had problems in her Thyroid and the other had Renal Lithiasis as result of the big intaken of calcium oxalate in his feeding .
     
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    Thank you so much. Yes, i have been studying the need for supplements to vegan diet also, hope your friends are healthier now!
     
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    Yes, fortunately they got well with the help of an Endocrinologist and a Nephrologist, respectively :)
    It's a good idea . In any diet there are certain decompensations, wheter it be by default or for excess of nutrients or either our body digests/absorbs or reacts to these nutrients in distinct ways for different reasons .

    I'm pro of Healthy diets supported by Nutricionists . Good luck Lisa in your project/research
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