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  •  if you recommend it i will read his memoirs. (9+ / 0-)

    I just enjoyed using the old expression "shoot the breeze", a classic from my parents' generation.

    ecstatically baffled

    by el vasco on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 05:45:13 AM PDT

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    •  Oh god, read Grant's memiors! (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      One of the greatest books written by an American.

      Twain was startled by and an admirer of his skill.

      His ability to write clearly and concisely is one of the reasons the Union won the Civil War.

      The second volume is a bit know, the whole dying as he wrote them thing...and some errors creep in but still...

      Not reading Grant's Memoir is almost like not reading Huckleberry Finn.

      "I don't give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it's Hell."

      by Notthemayor on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 12:07:32 PM PDT

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