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  •  Yes, Volume 2 is due Oct 1st and Volume 3 is due (5+ / 0-)

    in 2015, I have just found out. So I will be looking for Twain's autobiography's last words then.

    The Paragraph: "The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory." - Howard Zinn

    by hungeski on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 08:43:16 AM PDT

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    •  Sam probably doesn't appreciate that. (5+ / 0-)

      I'll bet he'd have wanted it serialized in a monthly publication (or on Daily Kos).

      Honestly, a "plain words from the guy" edition would do me fine.

      The weighty tome could wait a few years.

      Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

      by dadadata on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 09:22:10 AM PDT

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      •  Yes… (4+ / 0-)

        I can imagine an audiobook copy, listening to it in the sense of visiting a fascinating old man to listen to him reminisce about his very interesting life – for an hour or two once a week. Or even broken up monthly here like you suggest. Or weekly, I won't live long enough to do monthly.
             I've always thought they needlessly turn kids off to Dickens in school by assigning single reads to works that were published in serialized form – with readers anxiously awaiting the next chapter. This is that on steroids! No volumes 2 or 3 for me.

        •  You could read a day every day. Start (2+ / 0-)
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          HERE and go.

          By the way, I did "read" this work from an audiobook. Then I went to the online copy and read some parts again.

          The Paragraph: "The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory." - Howard Zinn

          by hungeski on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 11:03:22 AM PDT

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          •  Rather, ONE could read ... I don't mean that (0+ / 0-)

            qua, or anyone else that has read the work, should read it again.

            The Paragraph: "The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory." - Howard Zinn

            by hungeski on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 09:42:51 AM PDT

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