I was a history major in college and still read mostly history, biography, and political/social issue books. I've recently finished "Colonel Roosevelt", the third and final volume of Edmund Morris's biography of Theodore Roosevelt. Also recently finished Team of Rivals. I'm now reading my way through Richard Hofstadter. Just finished his "America at 1750" - and now wish I'd found it and read it years ago. Am now reading and nearly finished with Hofstadter's "Age of Reform." Waiting on my desk are two more by Hofstadter: "Anti-intellectualism in American Life (1964 Pulitzer Prize - I'm only nearly 50 years late getting around to it), and "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," which is a collection of his lectures and essays.
Galileo - I've read a couple of reviews of "The Labyrinth" and think I may add that to my list soon. It is another type of book I like -- about
unraveling real-life mysteries. Two books that I'd put in this category that I really liked are "The Swerve" and "Life and Death of a Druid Prince" both of which tell a great historical detective story as the authors reconstruct events from scant surviving artifacts.
DavidG - My father had all of those Will and Ariel Durant books, but I've not yet got up the dedication to read my way through them.
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-RP April 2002. Pathology PT3B N0 MX Gleason=7 (3+4), 75% left lobe; small focus right lobe; lymphatic/vascular invasion.
-Post-surgery PSA low of 0.01; slow rise to 0.4 (August 2009).
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