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4wd:
Just finished The Last Sherlock Holmes Story:



Good twist on some of the events of the time and other Holmes stories.

Renegade:
I've finally started reading "Tragedy and Hope" by Carroll Quigley:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_And_Hope

You can download it for free here:

http://archive.org/details/TragedyAndHope_501

I've heard and read a lot about it, and it sounds fascinating.

It will take me a while as it's around 1,300 pages. So far, it's really good. Extremely well written and simply packed with information.

kyrathaba:
Just a newbie question : how to I load it onto my Kindle.  I can transfer files using either the cable or an e-mail attachement using a special address, but I don't know which format to use, should I convert one of the included files ?  If yes, with which tool.  Thanks !!!

Edited : issue solved, I sent the .mobi file as an e-mail attachment to my kindle address and it worked perfectly.  I am really looking forward discovering this book...
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Also, if you plug your Kindle into your PC, then click on the Kindle drive icon that appears, you can copy a mobi file into the /documents/ directory and it'll show up on your Kindle.






I just finished Knightfall by Robert Jackson-Lawrence. Excellent read, especially for a debut novel. I think the guy has real talent. I sent him 46 typographical errors that his U.K. proofreading company (which probably charged him an arm and a leg) overlooked. Now he plans to hire me to proofread books 2 and 3 of the trilogy :)

superboyac:
I've finally started reading "Tragedy and Hope" by Carroll Quigley:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_And_Hope

You can download it for free here:

http://archive.org/details/TragedyAndHope_501

I've heard and read a lot about it, and it sounds fascinating.

It will take me a while as it's around 1,300 pages. So far, it's really good. Extremely well written and simply packed with information.
-Renegade (August 05, 2013, 10:42 AM)
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good luck with that one!  i've skimmed through it a couple of times, really interesting.  i wish i could find more online academic debates for the book instead of the conspiracy-focused thoughts people usually write about it.

Renegade:
good luck with that one!  i've skimmed through it a couple of times, really interesting.  i wish i could find more online academic debates for the book instead of the conspiracy-focused thoughts people usually write about it.
-superboyac (August 05, 2013, 10:19 PM)
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"Academics" do not participate in anything that has not been accepted by the establishment and avoid the appearance of controversy. Well, unless... I'll skip that part... :P

If you'd like some really deep, bleeding-edge, uber-controversial, socially unacceptable "conspiracy" stuff that's so wild that it can quite literally get you thrown in prison, read the front page of the January 2nd, 1945 New York Times. :P (I'm not kidding.)

If you dig enough into history, you're going to find some very uncomfortable and inconvenient facts.

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