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Idle Chit-Chat > Biblio-Maniacs and PIles of Books (39 replies - 11666 views)

Always room for more, Pam.  All that is required is a love of books and book piles. I think you are amply qualified.:) ...   Thu Feb 12th, 2009 12:49 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Biblio-Maniacs and PIles of Books (39 replies - 11666 views)

susansweet3 wrote: I think we are Sisters of the Book!!!! That would make a great movie.! The Sisterhood of the Civil War Book Piles. ...   Wed Feb 11th, 2009 12:32 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Biblio-Maniacs and PIles of Books (39 replies - 11666 views)

I can't warm up to the idea of a Kindle either. Books have special pleasures a high tech piece of plastic can never offer. Besides, ...   Tue Feb 10th, 2009 11:51 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Biblio-Maniacs and PIles of Books (39 replies - 11666 views)

I'm like Pam. I love the new book smell. I've got one right here that arrived yesterday from Amazon---"Invisible Hero: Patrick R Cleburne" by Bruce ...   Tue Feb 10th, 2009 11:32 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 60767 views)

Iron Duke, thanks for telling me that. I do appreciate it. I have probably read much of that in the many books I have read ...   Tue Feb 10th, 2009 11:23 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Obstacles at the start of the Overland Campaign (3 replies - 3860 views)

This answer is overly simplistic, but I would place the ANV's major obstacle to success in the Overland Campaign to be General US Grant himself. ...   Tue Feb 10th, 2009 01:26 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Biblio-Maniacs and PIles of Books (39 replies - 11666 views)

I just love that elegant library with its very own fireplace!  That bar is as big as my entire condo!!!! Wouldn't you have lots of ...   Tue Feb 10th, 2009 01:13 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Biblio-Maniacs and PIles of Books (39 replies - 11666 views)

ole wrote: Know the feeling. Missed the Sunday news program; I was watching Book TV. Aah, another bonafide biblio-maniac!!! ...   Mon Feb 9th, 2009 11:56 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 60767 views)

javal1 wrote: Wow! In South Florida indoor "herb gardens" usually refer to another variety of plant. :shock: Cleburne, please note I didn't say WHICH herbs I ...   Mon Feb 9th, 2009 11:53 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Biblio-Maniacs and PIles of Books (39 replies - 11666 views)

I don't know about Susan's house, but my infamous book piles are hidden in a corner of my living room blocked from view by our ...   Mon Feb 9th, 2009 11:48 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 60767 views)

Wow! In South Florida indoor "herb gardens" usually refer to another variety of plant. :shock: ...   Mon Feb 9th, 2009 11:38 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Biblio-Maniacs and PIles of Books (39 replies - 11666 views)

pamc153PA wrote: My husband, a language teacher, buys language books, and I buy Civil War books, and my six-year old son already has quite a ...   Mon Feb 9th, 2009 11:35 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Biblio-Maniacs and PIles of Books (39 replies - 11666 views)

Susan, you give me dreams. I want one of those large globes on a mohogany stand in my library. I also want really good light ...   Mon Feb 9th, 2009 11:32 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Biblio-Maniacs and PIles of Books (39 replies - 11666 views)

This weekend, February 8, 2008, CBS Sunday Morning ran a segment about the many book stores, especially used book stores in Paris. It started with ...   Mon Feb 9th, 2009 06:59 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 60767 views)

Iron Duke, that book looks very interesting. In fact, Flood's book on Grant and Sherman is another one I have been considering reading for quite ...   Mon Feb 9th, 2009 06:31 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 60767 views)

KJ3553, maybe you have read this book already. I read it last year. It is Irish Confederates: The Civil War's Forgotten Soldiers by Phillip Thomas ...   Wed Feb 4th, 2009 11:26 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > A horrible Superbowl (10 replies - 3169 views)

kj3553 wrote: Ah well...football's over. NASCAR starts!! Got my seat in front of the TV all staked out for Thursday's beginning of Speed Week on ...   Tue Feb 3rd, 2009 12:37 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 60767 views)

Iron Duke. I just followed that link to Amazon and ordered the book. This is the time of year I like to read about Cleburne ...   Tue Feb 3rd, 2009 12:17 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 60767 views)

Have finished Madness Under the Royal Palms. My mom is reading it now. I have a long list of family members who want to read ...   Tue Feb 3rd, 2009 12:07 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 60767 views)

I decided to take a little vacation from Civil War books and bought the brand new  Madness under the Royal Palms: Love and Death Behind ...   Sun Feb 1st, 2009 02:52 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Octuplets (11 replies - 3248 views)

That's just the point, Dixie Girl. Eight infants born at one time present the parents with an overwhelming burden both financially and physically. Better one ...   Thu Jan 29th, 2009 01:46 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Octuplets (11 replies - 3248 views)

I agree with you, for whatever my opinion is worth. ...   Thu Jan 29th, 2009 01:29 am

Other Civil War Talk > Most monumented battlefield (18 replies - 6015 views)

When I was a kid, my dad took our family to the Gettysburg Battlefield every few months and at all times of the year. The monuments ...   Thu Jan 29th, 2009 01:26 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Best War Movie Ever (104 replies - 48490 views)

In all fairness, some movie critics have said the movie had "stock characters." OK, there were the avuncular rabbi, the virginal innocent pretty and virtuous ...   Tue Jan 27th, 2009 01:53 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Best War Movie Ever (104 replies - 48490 views)

Saw Defiance today. It turned out to be very good. Of course, each to his own taste. Just because I enjoyed it doesn't mean anyone ...   Tue Jan 27th, 2009 02:01 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Best War Movie Ever (104 replies - 48490 views)

I'm planning to see it early this week, maybe tomorrow. The previews have been very interesting. I'm a big fan of both Daniel Craig and ...   Mon Jan 26th, 2009 01:03 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Best War Movie Ever (104 replies - 48490 views)

Hey, thanks, Susan. I somehow neglected to mention one of my all-time Viet Nam  favorites, Good Morning, Viet Nam. I also agree so much with the previous ...   Mon Jan 26th, 2009 12:14 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Best War Movie Ever (104 replies - 48490 views)

WW II: Victory at Sea: The Series              Patton              Der Untergang (Downfall)               Pearl Harbor  (Don't laugh. It is a fave of mine.)               Conspiracy Civil War: Glory Korean War:  ...   Sun Jan 25th, 2009 02:45 am

Other Civil War Talk > NFL Coaches/Civil War Generals (7 replies - 3351 views)

TimK, that is an outstanding Civil War Trivia question! The answer would take research for me to find. But maybe we do have someone here ...   Mon Jan 19th, 2009 11:55 pm

Other Civil War Talk > NFL Coaches/Civil War Generals (7 replies - 3351 views)

Bill Parsell's coaching style and sidelines manner often reminded me of Lee. I miss him out there coaching, but he has been a blessing to the ...   Mon Jan 19th, 2009 11:23 pm

Other Civil War Talk > NFL Coaches/Civil War Generals (7 replies - 3351 views)

Hi, folks. As I watch NFL coaches, I see ways in which they resemble Civil War generals and football games resemble mini-battles. Just curious, football fans.  Which ...   Sun Jan 18th, 2009 11:01 pm

General Civil War Talk > Geology and Civil War Battles (11 replies - 3643 views)

Some of the more interesting battles took place in mountain passes or in tight little valleys between mountains...perfect spots for ambushes.  Other geology of interest include ...   Fri Nov 21st, 2008 12:01 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Thanksgiving dinner (50 replies - 13606 views)

susansweet wrote: Ole I agree about Garlic.  We even have a garlic festival here in California.  I went once .  Had garlic popcorn, garlic ice ...   Thu Nov 20th, 2008 02:19 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Was the Single, Worst Civilian Atrocity in the Civil War? (62 replies - 17194 views)

I don't know all the rules of engagement that applied during the Civil War, but am asking---not argung---the Charleston 600 as POWS were non-combatants, but ...   Wed Nov 19th, 2008 03:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Was the Single, Worst Civilian Atrocity in the Civil War? (62 replies - 17194 views)

Johan Steele wrote: One thing that irritates me somewhat is the use of the term "Atrocity" at the drop of a hat. Frankly; when compared ...   Wed Nov 19th, 2008 02:31 am

General Civil War Talk > CSA or USA--better soldiers? (33 replies - 9393 views)

Very good question, Pam. I'm particularly fond of Berdan's Sharpshooters, but was there a superior regiment of sharpshooters, maybe even in the Confederacy? What's in ...   Wed Nov 19th, 2008 02:27 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Thanksgiving dinner (50 replies - 13606 views)

Gotta tell you, your fruit stuffing sounds terrific. I don't like oysters either. ...   Mon Nov 17th, 2008 01:07 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Was the Single, Worst Civilian Atrocity in the Civil War? (62 replies - 17194 views)

PvtClewell wrote: CleburneFan wrote: And just wait to see what happens when the men from Outer Space arrive!:shock: "Klaatu barada nikto" A new version of "The Day the ...   Mon Nov 17th, 2008 01:02 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Was the Single, Worst Civilian Atrocity in the Civil War? (62 replies - 17194 views)

Johan Steele wrote: Nope, it just makes us the same as the French, British, Spanish, Italians, Greeks, Russians, Chinese, and everybody else. And just wait to ...   Sun Nov 16th, 2008 11:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > CSA or USA--better soldiers? (33 replies - 9393 views)

This is oversimplistic, but I see the Civil War as basically a war of attrition. It wasn't so much that the South did not have ...   Sun Nov 16th, 2008 11:47 pm


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