- Brooklyn, NY, USA
- member since January 31, 2008
Hi Matthew - Welcome to the History Non-Fiction Group. Please take a moment (if you haven't already done so) and introduce yourself in our "Welcome and Introduction" thread and told us what your interests are. We have just selected our Oct-Dec quarterly group read; we'll be reading King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild - we'd love it if you joined us! We're also considering options of the two runners up, Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens by Jane Dunn and Four Musketeers: The True Story of d'Artagnan, Porthos, Aramis and Athos by K.L. Maund - you can see the discussion in the group thread. Again, glad to have you with us.
Just wanted to welcome you to the Best English-Language Fiction of the Twentieth Century group – the name rolls right off the tongue doesn’t it…
Feel free join in with any of the discussions already on the board or start up a new one any time you like.
Again, glad you joined up and I look forward to picking at the threads with you.
See you around the shelves.
Does the Great Plains get into the controversy whether Indians burned the land wherever they went and thus created the Plains? The book I'm reading now argues the Indians very aptly made America into a gigantic game park. The author believes the Indians cleared the land so ferociously bison roamed from New York to Georgia. I'm on the last chapter which claims the Amazon rainforest is an artifact. Get out! -- "1491, Charles Mann"