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Why You Should Read Challenging Older Books

George Grant on why we read Plutarch: “It was the primary textbook of the Greek and Roman world for generations of students throughout Christendom. It was the historical source for many of Shakespeare’s finest plays. It forever set the pattern for the biographical arts. It was the inspiration for many of the ideas of the […]

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Free Kindle books: A book may be compared to your neighbor:

A book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long ; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early. — Brooke. Unless otherwise noted, books are free but this can change without notice. Doublecheck. If you click a link and it doesn’t finish loading, just hit […]

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An Exciting Discovery About Living In the Philippines

People!! My book friends in particular and especially!!! Did you know there is an Australian Gutenberg? You probably did. And did you know Australia’s copyright laws are different from the U.S? You very likely do know this. But did you also know that here in the Philippines **I*can access Australia’s Project Gutenberg collection freely? Do […]

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Read in February

Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, amazing book.  I cried a lot. I have not seen the movie.  This is the true story of WW2 era track athlete, elite member of a bomb crew (by elite, I mean one of those most likely to die) and American POW in a Japanese internment camp, Louis Zamperini.  He experienced brutal treatment at […]

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Comstock’s Nature Study and the Value of ‘I Do Not Know.’

WHEN AND WHY THE TEACHER SHOULD SAY ” I DO NOT KNOW ” No science professor in any university, if he be a man of high attainment, hesitates to say to his pupils, ” I do not know/’ if they ask for information beyond his knowledge. The greater his scientific reputation and erudition, the more […]

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