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Just finished this book by David McCullough, and thought it was phenomenal. Detailed and informative without overwhelming you with needless details.

Anyone have any historical novels to recommend?

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Do you count Future History as historical? No? In that case no.
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I bought my grandpa the Andrew Jackson biography "American Lion". It seemed good.
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Ooh! I read 1776. Fantastic. He writes in a readable, down to earth style, yet still intelligibly. I swear, it read like a novel, except with really intriguing facts and interpretations of otherwise impersonal historical events. I understand John Adams is his most famous book, but I have yet to read it.
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If you're looking to get into Canadian History Bastards and Boneheads by Will Ferguson is a good overview, and quite entertaining. Also anything written by Pierre Burton. If you're not interested in Canadian History feel free to ignore this post.
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I'm more interested in John Stamos.
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smiley_cow wrote:If you're looking to get into Canadian History Bastards and Boneheads by Will Ferguson is a good overview, and quite entertaining. Also anything written by Pierre Burton. If you're not interested in Canadian History feel free to ignore this post.
THANK YOU!

I had forgotten about this book, but wanted to read it when it was released. And my mom just sent me a message saying that she has a 20% off coupon for Chapters, so that will go on my short-list.

Bastards and Boneheads by Will Ferguson
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I think that Chapters is 20% off today and tomorrow if you have an iRewards coupon.

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LordRetard wrote:I think that Chapters is 20% off today and tomorrow if you have an iRewards coupon.
'Tis correct. And thus my mom has likely purchased reading material for me. Huzzah!

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I have so many books now, and yet I don't read much and then I'm incredibly slow at it; thus, to save money, I've temporarily stopped buying books. I'm not buying any more until July, when another one of my iRewards coupons starts working and I get a $5 discount.

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Is chapters sponsored by apple or something? Or are they just uncreative?
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Lethal Interjection wrote:
smiley_cow wrote:If you're looking to get into Canadian History Bastards and Boneheads by Will Ferguson is a good overview, and quite entertaining. Also anything written by Pierre Burton. If you're not interested in Canadian History feel free to ignore this post.
THANK YOU!

I had forgotten about this book, but wanted to read it when it was released. And my mom just sent me a message saying that she has a 20% off coupon for Chapters, so that will go on my short-list.

Bastards and Boneheads by Will Ferguson
Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk
Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland
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mountainmage wrote:Is chapters sponsored by apple or something? Or are they just uncreative?
"In recent years, Indigo has partnered with Apple and iUniverse publishing."

Huh, I didn't bother looking it up 'till today. I guess you're right.

Anyway, it's also uncreative. Everyone carries the iWhatever these days, and it's kind of silly.

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Wow, that's pretty damn funny. I was just kidding, but it turned out to be true.
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