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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Mar 12, 2016 01:38AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

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This thread is designed to help group members participating in the Unreasonable Men discussion (specifically with citations and when they are required within the discussion and when are they not)

Outside a formal book discussion like Unreasonable Men, citations are required for all authors and all books mentioned on all threads.

However, within a discussion like Unreasonable Men- this is the citation criteria for all of the Unreasonable Men threads:

All, we do not have to do citations regarding the book or the author being discussed during the book discussion on the Spotlight discussion threads - nor do we have to cite any personage in the book being discussed while on the discussion threads related to this book (Unreasonable Men).

However if we discuss folks outside the scope of the book (Unreasonable Men) or another book is cited which is not the book and author discussed - then we do have to do that citation according to our citation rules. That makes it easier to not disrupt the discussion. Thank you.


We are talking about the Unreasonable Men threads.

As an example a full citation looks like the one below:

"book cover first, author's photo second and author's link third"

Here is the example:

Unreasonable Men Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Created Progressive Politics by Michael Wolraich by Michael Wolraich Michael Wolraich

Note: In the above citation, the author's photo is not available. We simply add (no photo) at the end.


message 2: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Mar 12, 2016 01:35AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
For the Unreasonable Men discussion threads only and/or formal group discussions (those discussions with weekly non spoiler threads) - this is the criteria:

All, we do not have to do citations regarding the book or the author being discussed during the book discussion on the Unreasonable Men discussion threads - nor do we have to cite any personage in the book being discussed while on the discussion threads related to this book (Unreasonable Men).

However if we discuss folks outside the scope of the book in this case - (Unreasonable Men) or another book is cited which is not the book and author discussed - then we do have to do that citation according to our citation rules. That makes it easier to not disrupt the discussion. Thank you.


Be mindful that the citation rule is in full force outside of the Unreasonable Men threads.


message 3: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Mar 12, 2016 01:34AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

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If you cite an author or a book that is not found in the Unreasonable Men book and you do this on an Unreasonable Men thread - you must do a proper citation like the one below:

If it is a book

The Jewel in the Crown (The Raj Quartet, #1) by Paul Scott by Paul Scott Paul Scott

If it is an author:

Paul Scott Paul Scott


message 4: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Mar 28, 2016 07:43AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

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All personages mentioned in Unreasonable Men specifically on its pages do not have to be cited even if these folks are authors. This rule is only in effect on the Unreasonable Men threads during a formal discussion.

Outside of the formal Unreasonable Men threads and outside of a formal scheduled group book discussion, these personages (if they are also authors) must be cited.

But not for the Unreasonable Men discussion threads.


message 5: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited May 06, 2014 05:45AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

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There is a Help Desk folder on The History Book Club site. There are threads which can help you with a variety of topics. You can even ask a mod a question.

Within that folder is a thread called: Mechanics of the Board.
On this thread are very detailed directions on how to master citations.
You can also practice your citations on this thread as well.

Here is the link:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 6: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Jun 12, 2014 12:37PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

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How to cite a book which does not have an author's photo but does have a book cover and an author's link:

Playing For Time by Fania Fénelon by Fania Fénelon (no photo)


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