Some of the books I've read.

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  1. Dayton3

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    You could be right though I guess it doesn't matter that much. I've been a teacher long enough that most schools don't even notice I don't have an education degree.
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    Yeah, that is why you are often fired, never had tenure, and are still a sub.

    Maybe you should try some drugs considering you live in a delusional state and it couldn't hurt.
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    I did not see curious George scores some wet on your reading list so perhaps you should buy another picture book? Maybe you could ask some of your students the next time they call you in to sub? Maybe you could ask the donkey tonight when you fuck it?
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    Can a mod change the title of this thread to "Sometimes I can dope it out by looking at the pictures".?
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    I have a couple of books which are basically illustrated histories of automobiles, and while they're interesting to look at, I never reference them when I'm dealing with something about automotive history. Why? Because the text tends to skim over important details, and in some cases is completely wrong. They were handy in the pre-internet era to give me an idea of what a certain car might have looked like, but they in no way give me anything I could call definitive info on the cars. If I want that, I grab a book which is almost all text and exhaustively detailed. I've even been known to get factory service manuals for cars I'm particularly interested in because that has technical information to be found in them unlikely to be covered in other works. Even then, I still wouldn't call myself an "expert" on the cars (not even Tuckers), because I haven't spent any significant amount of time turning a wrench on them or driving them.
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    @Dayton3 has spent decades proving himself ignorant only to pretend he read some books on something to contradict his long history of making stupid statements. The reality is even if he did read some books, he retained little to no information, and had no comprehension of what he has read. If he has read all these books it is just a waste of time considering he is so constantly wrong.

    However, I am sure the pictures are nice.

    I guess we all know Dayton does not read playmule for the articles.
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    I read history if it's accessible and interesting to me. I'd never presume to call myself an expert on any era (though I took extra courses in medieval literature, and wanted to understand the context), just a curious reader.

    One book that had me absolutely mesmerized (got me through a horrendously hot NY summer; I just hunkered down by the a/c and devoured it) was this one: https://www.amazon.com/Fatal-Shore-...3944&s=books&sprefix=australia,aps,205&sr=1-3

    For a quick-and-dirty (if very lengthy) overview of a number of eras, I'd recommend anything by Barbara Tuchman (particularly A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century, as well as her overview of WWI: The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_W._Tuchman#Bibliography
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    It seems to me that most of the books you read are intended to reinforce your own particular views of history, not challenge them.
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    People tend to read material that they think they will agree with. How is this surprising?
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    Bald assertion. One should always try to read a variety of perspectives.
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    My reading list, in visual form:


    And you barely scraped a passing score on the comprehension part of the test.

    Anyone can regurgitate dates and names but if you can't go further than that, learning history is pointless.
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    'Do you know what the "comprehension" part of the Praxis II Social Studies test consisted of?

    You are given two political cartoons and are to write how you interpret them. I spent too much time on the first one with what I thought was a nice in depth analysis. It had something IIRC to do with U.S. intervention in the war in Kosovo. The second was over a domestic policy issue and I didn't have time to go into great detail with my analysis of it.
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    Here are some of my book reviews from books I had to read in college. "But FF/CC you claimed to be in your mid thirties when you first got here, the timeline doesn't add up?" I went back to school after my mom died shortly after turning thirty as a promise to her. "But FF/CC that's not your real name, how do we know you didn't just use someone else's profile?" I joined TBBS in 09 and by 2010, I used the name Nowhere Man, @Ten Lubak among others can confirm this. Just to squash any BS that may follow.
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    Book reviews should include mentions of primary and secondary sources, should be about three pages, written in Chicago style (which they originally were) and contain quotes and details from the book, at least if you are a history major. What @Dayton3 wrote is a book report.
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    Oh I fully agree. But my parents decided to give all their kids first names that started with a "D" and middle names that started with an "L".

    I used to tell my students my middle name was "Leonidas". Amy hated my doing that though.
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    My mother didn't have a middle name. Unique in her family and a real rarity in this part of the country. Only her first name Lenora.

    My daddy's first name was James but he never went by it. His family and closest friends called him by his middle name, Dwight. More distant friends and acquaintances called him by his first two initials, J.D. But never once did I hear him called "James" aside from his name being called by the duty nurse after he checked in at the VA hospital.

    I asked my parents several times about when and why they adopted the "D.L.K." naming pattern for their children but never got an answer. I just know that back in the 1960s parents did not know the sex of their babies until birth so my parents prepared first and middle names starting with a "D" and an "L" for both male and female babies before their four children were born.

    My female name was going to be Deena Lynette.

    Amy chose the name for our daughter by combining the names of her mother and my mother.

    Ironically, Amy and I had a name for a son long before that. If we had a son we were going to name him Hayden Garrett.
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    Dude, I really don't want to harp on, but this isn't pm and it isn't a private forum. That's a hell of a lot of detailed personal info you're sharing on a site which total strangers can frequent with impunity. You might want to consider that not everyone on the internet means you well.
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    My parents are both dead. My sisters all have different names now (married). And I don't use any of these family names in any kinds of passwords or anything like that. Besides which there is nothing that anyone can't obtain with even the most cursory of internet glance anyway. Hell my daddy's obituary had more information.
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    Ok, I'm not going to argue with you, just showing a little concern. You're a grown up after all.
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