School starts for us teachers in less than two weeks, for the kids in less than three.  So I ordered a couple of history books to read before then.  I have two sections of college prep history this year, thank God-much as I love economics, I don't want to teach only one subject.  The unfortunate other is one section of government, though.  I think I do a good job of teaching it, but I don't like to teach it, and wish that we had geography as an offering, since I'd much rather teach that.  Anyway, here are my new books:
The French and Indian War:  Deciding the Fate of North America, by Walter R. Borneman.  Finally, a book that will cover early New England history outside of Boston.  Can't wait to get started on this one.  I always spend time on our frontier forts along the Connecticut and our taking of Fort Louisbourg and the subsequent give-back of the British when they trade it to the French for exclusive rights in India.  Needless to say, colonists were not really thrilled with that move, and New Englanders especially, since it was our men at work for the ungrateful Mother Country.

The next one is 1789:  The Threshold of the Modern Age, by David Andress.  Can't wait-The Declaration of the Rights of Man in France, The Bill of Rights here at home, and a mad king in Great Britain.  Exciting times!

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    G & Me

    G loves to read history of the American West and loves to watch movies that are western, action, intrigue, comedy.  He doesn't have favorites.  He does not like anything that is musical (though he loves music), romantic, or related to aviation.  His favorite time period is from the Civil War to the turn of the 20th century.

    I am eclectic in my reading but do not like science fiction or police stories.  In movies I like drama best, but also like some of the same things that G does, and I like both romantic movies and those that relate to aviation.  My favorite time periods are probably the 1830s and 1840s, the post-Reconstruction era to the eve of WWI, WWII, and the late 1950s-forward.  My favorite books are Gone With the Wind, My Antonia, All Quiet on the Western Front, A Lantern in Her Hand, and Nigger by Dick Gregory.  My favorite movies are The Memphis Belle, Return to Me, Since You Went Away, Steel Magnolias, Nicholas &  Alexandra, Sometimes in April, and  The Winds of War (there are just so many that this is incomplete) .


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