A Journey Through History

A Journey Through History

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A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY Catherine the Great Hosted on Tuesday, January 08, 2013

In January we will jump back into the milieu of the 18th century to read about Catherine the Great, Serf’s, Cossacks Court favorites, French philosophers of the Enlightenment and even John Paul Jones. The author provides a fascinating biography of how a third string princess from a small principality became Empress of what became the Worlds largest and longest-lasting empire and her influential role in creating it.

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Accessible World presents A Journey through History THE FIERY TRIAL by Eric Froner Hosted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Our book for November focuses on how Abraham Lincoln a Frontier lawyer and politician who had little or no early contacts with Afro-Americans and was indifferent to slavery came to issue one of the Nations most important edicts to free millions of slaves. The Author deals with Lincolns attitude about race with mixed results finally criticizing historians for their preoccupation with Lincoln’s attitude towards race saying “race is our obsession, not Lincoln’s.”

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Accessible World presents A Journey through History discussing THE LAST VOYAGE OF COLUMBUS Hosted on Tuesday, October 02, 2012

This October we continue our reading in the Age of Exploration with the saga of Christopher Columbus’s fourth and last voyage which while largelly forgotten by history, was one of his most eventful and greatest.

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Accessible World presents A Journey through History to discuss the biography of Alexander Hosted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Alexander Hamilton: A splendid life of an enlightened reactionary and forgotten Founding Father” (a great quote from Kirkus Review of Jan. 15, 2004). The author, Ron Chernow, is a prize-winning financial historian and biographer, winner of national book awards for “the House of Morgan “and “Washington, feels Alexander Hamilton is the foremost political figure in American history who never attained the presidency, yet he probably had a much deeper and lasting impact than many who did.” The author states that we now live in a Hamiltonian republic not a Jeffersonian Democracy.

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS “A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY TO DISCUSS HUMAN SMOKE Hosted on Tuesday, June 05, 2012

On Tuesday, May 1st the group discussed the book “In The Garden Of the Beasts”, by Erik Larson. Everyone liked the book or planned to read it. The Chief concern was similar things could happen here if we were not careful. Ambassador Dodd was admired, and the “flamboyant Martha” was regarded with some incredulity.

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY REVIEWING PRESIDENTIAL COURAGE Hosted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Our book for March will be a bestseller from 2007 by Michael Beschlos. Like JFK’s “Profiles in Courage” it provides examples where nine Presidents ignored the consequences, political or otherwise, and made highly unpopular decision because it was best for the United States. How these sometimes flawed leaders got into the dilemma or handled the mess varied, but what they did was what they believed to be in the best interest of the country.

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY REVIEWING PRESIDENTIAL COURAGE Hosted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Our book for March will be a bestseller from 2007 by Michael Beschlos. Like JFK’s “Profiles in Courage” it provides examples where nine Presidents ignored the consequences, political or otherwise, and made highly unpopular decision because it was best for the United States. How these sometimes flawed leaders got into the dilemma or handled the mess varied, but what they did was what they believed to be in the best interest of the country.

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY REVIEWING “LETTERS FROM NUREMBERG” Hosted on Tuesday, February 07, 2012

We reviewed “letters from Nuremberg” by Senator Christopher J. Dodd. The book is based on the daily letters from his Father, Thomas Dodd, to his wife Grace during his eighteen month appointment as number two prosecutor to the Nuremberg Trials in 1945-1946. The letters had lain, undiscovered until 1990. The book goes beyond being a series of charming love letters or an attempt at damage control for his family’s humiliation over Senator Thomas Dodd’s career-ending censure by the U.S. Senate in 1967.

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a journey through history, Earl Warren Hosted on Tuesday, January 03, 2012

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY REVIEWING “JUSTICE FOR ALL: EARL WARREN AND THE NATION HE MADE” Hosted on Tuesday, December 06, 2011

We will be reading a book on the life of Chief Justice, Earl Warren and his impact on American Society. Because of the length of the book, almost 32 hours, we will be reading it in two sessions. In December we will read Parts One and Two entitle “Made by California” and “in Command” which describes the factors in Warren’s early life and political rise to power which the author claims led to Warren becoming the most consequential Chief Justice of the United States since John Marshal. Be sure and join us on December 6th to see if Jim Newton makes his case.

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