Book Group

February 23, 2006

I belong to a wonderful book group. We are small and cozy and meet once a month. Our next meeting is March 24th

The March theme is American Civil War Books
The March book is “Antietam” by James Mcpherson.

In the devastating Civil War battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862) nearly 6,500 soldiers were killed and 15,000 seriously wounded, and the North won a decisive victory that led to the Emancipation Proclamation and turned the fortunes of the war. James M. Mcpherson recounts the events of the terrible day, explaining exactly what happened and exactly what were the implications.

Please feel free to join our little book group. All comments are welcome!

Other books considered for March are:
“Hallowed Ground” by James Mcpherson

“The Red Badge of Courage” by Stephen Crane

“Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America” by Gary Willis

February’s book was “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions” By Michael Savage
It was from reading this ranting diatribe that I learned that while I tend toward conservative thinking, I am NOT THAT conservative!

This book offers screaming–and often nonsensical–solutions to the problems America faces from liberal thinking. In his effort to bang his personal philosophy into the heads of the common “sheeple” Michael Savage comes across as inflamatory and slightly hysterical. Constant use of ShockJock terminology clouds the facts that his “solutions” aren’t solutions at all.

He does point an accurate finger at the difficulties and failures of the government to control American borders.

Making problems apparent is the first step toward fixing them, so even though he offers no real answers, hats off to Michael Savage for pointing out a few trouble spots.

Recommendation: nah


2 Responses to “Book Group”

  1. smooshie Says:

    Michael Savage scares the crap out of me! He makes even the most extreme conservatives look like liberals.

  2. I know! I could hardly believe there are sensible people who take him seriously! And he hates everyone! ughh!

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