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The Good Old Days–They Were Terrible! by Otto L. Bettmann
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Jul 10, 2007

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Recommended for: history buffs with a hint of sass
Read in August, 2007

The author asks us to face our past withour nostalgia, while he reports upon humanity's state of being in the era after the civil war. I live in danger of being swept into the past by the romanticism of looking at life as memory; waxing about what it might be like, rather than attending to the miseries that accompany that life. This book is chock-full of rare and hilarious engravings from the time. Because I need to remember that I live HERE, IN THIS MOMENT

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