What You Don't know can fill Volumes in a Library

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What You Don't know can fill Volumes in a Library

Postby Frizzenspark » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:29 pm

The vastness of recorded history fortunately does fill volumes. There is some benefit even in this thing they call the internet. Let The discussions begin!
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Re: What You Don't know can fill Volumes in a Library

Postby Whiterook » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:01 pm

Frizzenspark wrote:The vastness of recorded history fortunately does fill volumes. There is some benefit even in this thing they call the internet. Let The discussions begin!


Perhaps the best kick-off post I've ever seen to a new forum board!!!! :D
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Re: What You Don't know can fill Volumes in a Library

Postby Frizzenspark » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:13 pm

There is vast ignorance on a myriad of topics... the trouble with History, is that we keep adding more and more to the pile.

A major error in the study of history is that it tends to be taught in a linear fashion; the best way is for one to pick a point and work oneself out from that point., kinda like the ripples when a pebble is cast int a pond.... (That's all done poetically for y'all)
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Re: What You Don't know can fill Volumes in a Library

Postby MAGNA » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:59 am

For my contribution just look at my avatar.....
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Re: What You Don't know can fill Volumes in a Library

Postby Duncan » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:18 am

I'm reading Foote's American Civil War Narrative. It lacks timelines, dates, decent maps, and I am not familiar with some of the names. I love the narrative and Wikipedia helps me figure out the history of it.

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Re: What You Don't know can fill Volumes in a Library

Postby MAGNA » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:03 am

I have two books written as non fiction by Peter Fitzsimons. They are in story type format with a
huge amount of info but written more as though you are part of the action.

One is about the siege of Tobruk and the other is about the Kokoda campaign. Sounds similar to Duncan's book as the lack of "dry info" is noticeable right from the start. The difference is that
it takes you into the time and situation as it is only using facts. An interesting way to to do it
as it makes you go off after and look for more detailed info.

Gaming and modelling have the same effect on me. Where did they use this ? When ? Was it any good ? Is it's influence true or myth ? The same can be applied to personalities. Some were not
as great as the history says.

Interesting.
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