- Austin, TX, USA
- member since August 7, 2008
Hilary S’s last login was Sunday, December 30, 2012.
You are so lucky...and obviously envy for someone like me. I can imagine how interesting your work is...:-). well do keep us posted about your research. I am very much curious to know all that you are doing...sort of increased my level of curiosity;-).best wishes for your success. And enjoy.
Mark Twain is probably one of the best,if not the best that America has produced. His books still catches the imagination even to this day speaks highly about the author.It's great that you got a research opportunity on such a great author. so what's the topic of research??
I see you just added that title on the history of Nazi Germany. Aside from the classic Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, I can also recommend reading Why Hitler Came to Power and The Nazi Seizure of Power. These are all helpful in understanding one of the most infamous periods of twentieth-century history, I think.
Hillary, I am in Texas too although a lot older. Yes definitely read THE HELP. It will give you a great insight into the relationship between Blacks and Whites in the old south in the early 60's. It is a fairly quick read and you won't get bogged down in too much detail. You will come away with an understanding of a time in the history of race relations.
Hilary, I loved Water for Elephants and highly recommend it. It can be intense so if you are looking for light, fun reading this would not be it. It will take you to a world you have probably never been to - traveling circus, historical facts about the Great Depression. love story, vibrant characters...