Sunday, December 30, 2012
Darned Cold Out There, By Golly! + Writing and History
But I have returned to the land of active people who do things, hurray! Indeed, have come in from the freezing outside from which we brought tea and coffee, and some tortillas with which to make (pulled)( pork tacos.
It began yesterday -- did a bunch of stacked up laundry and started writing. Then collapsed into bed and watched some more season 2 of Lost Girl, slept for another 11 hours. Woke up feeling much, much better. Not 100% by any means, but functioning and able to smile as a natural part of life, and, even, laugh at preposterous fools again.
Back to the List essay, that will connect, I hope --
- Bordewich, Fergus M. (2012) America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union. Simon & Schuster, New York
- The Education of Henry Adams- Dykstra, Natalie: (2012) Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York.
In other words, three books that describe the nation before the Civil War, during the Civil War and after the Civil War. If you read all three you will know and understand far more about the history of the U.S. than you did before.