A Journey Through History

A Journey Through History

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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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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY DISCUSSING "A CRACK in THE EDGE of the WORLD" BY SIMON WINCHESTER Hosted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Have you had enough on your plate already? That Is, tectonically speaking of course. Well Simon Winchester's" A Crack in the Edge of the World" may be just right for your palate. Simon is a fun writer and seems to have passed muster with reviews from the scientific community. So join us on the first Tuesday in November and listen to part of an interview with NPR's NEAL CONAN and Simon Winchester from San Francisco on the one-hundred year anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake.

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY REVIEWING JARRETTSVILLE BY CORNELIA NIXON Hosted on Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The History Group listened to an interview of “Empire of the Summer Moon” with NPR’s Terri Gross followed by reader questions from C-SPAn. Some members did not read the book because of the violence. However, those who did read it found it worthwhile despite the violence which the author apportioned equally between Native American and settler.

Next months book promises to be less violent.

group will meet on the first Tuesday of every month and will be facilitated by Don Queen, Email: queens@pacbell.net

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY - AGINCOURT” BY BERNARD CORNWELL Hosted on Tuesday, June 07, 2011

On May 3rd, The History Group reviewed “coal: A Human History” by Barbara Freese (DB58009). Everyone seemed to like the book, especially the author’s presentation of the historical background of coal and how it was indispensible in the development of modern civilization as well as coal’s present threat to humanity. Nobody seemed to agree with ex-coal CEO, Don Blankenship’s speech denying Global Warming. The song “Black Water” which everyone liked is part of an album called “music of Coal” and can be found on the internet or Amazon or of course in the Accessible World Archives.

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY FEATURING “COAL: A HUMAN HISTORY” Hosted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Our book for May Third is “Coal: A human History”, DB 58009 and we have an interview with the Author.

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