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message 1: by Lena (new)

Lena (Weathy) | 89 comments Mod
Due to the thoughtfulness of one of our members, we have decided to open an "Introduce Yourself" topic. So just tell the group a little about yourself.

message 2: by Lena (new)

Lena (Weathy) | 89 comments Mod
I suppose I'll start. My name is Lena here on Goodreads, and I am an avid history buff. I am mainly interested in the American Revolution and the Founding Era (1787-1797) during which our government was founded and subsequently put in to action under the administration of George Washington. I am willing to learn new topics, and encourage others here in this group to do the same. My goal is to be a kind and respectful moderator, and I welcome your suggestions and ideas.

Lena Z.

P.S. This group will begin a book in March. Please send me your suggestions.

message 3: by Manuela (last edited Feb 26, 2010 07:42AM) (new)

Manuela (h2n2) | 2 comments I suppose I should go next, then.
My name is Manuela, I'm from Portugal and I've been in love with history for as long as I can tell. I'm specially keen on Classic and Medieval history, from a religious/military/cultural/architectural/art/sociological point of view.
I'll be applying for a History degree soon so I'll probably be needing your help in a nearby future.

I'll drop by as often as I can and join in on any discussions.


message 4: by Lena (new)

Lena (Weathy) | 89 comments Mod
Welcome, Manuela! Thank you for joining!

message 5: by Scott (new)

Scott Vizcarra | 4 comments Lena, I am Scott from San Francisco. I too have loved history since I was 5 years old. I unfortunetly won't be able to join you reading a certain book but I will add whenever I can. I love military history from 1750 to present and have visited 90% of all the American Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields. I am a Napoleonic Reenactor and take part in the Bicenteniarries going on in Europe.

message 6: by Lena (new)

Lena (Weathy) | 89 comments Mod
That's cool! Welcome!

message 7: by Lena (new)

Lena (Weathy) | 89 comments Mod
Welcome, Ross! That sounds like an interesting job.

message 8: by Cece (new)

Cece Hi Everyone!
I'm Cece from Maryland and I love American Revolutionary war history. I'm a 6th grader and I am 11 years old (if anyone wants to know).I have read a lot of history (inclulding greek mythology) books (adults NOT kids). I am looking forward to enjoying meeting and sharing knowledge with you all.

message 9: by Terry (new)

Terry McCarthy (terrymccarthy) | 1 comments The Battle of Salamis is a good place to start!

message 10: by Cece (new)

Cece Ross wrote: "Hi Cece and welcome! My 11 year old nephew in NY has been telling me all about Greek mythology. He is a civil war fan though.

Can you share a favorite history book with us?



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Hannah (harshmallow) | 2 comments I'm Hannah and I'm a college student at NYU Gallatin concentrating in European and American Warfare in the 19th and 20th Centuries: Politics, Strategy, Society, Art. Yeah, basically my concentration is all about war, how it comes about, and how it affects everyone involved.

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Brooke Stoddard | 2 comments Greetings, all. I am Brooke C. Stoddard, a writer living in northern Virginia. My special interests are Ancient Egypt, Classical Greece & Rome, Great Britain, early U. S. republic, Civil War & Reconstruction, Depression, and WW2.

message 13: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Bierle (gazette665) | 3 comments Greetings,
I'm Sarah, and I enjoy reading history books about many different eras, but American Civil War and Napoleonic Era are my top-favorites. I love doing research and share my love of history through writing and living history.

message 14: by Lyndsey (new)

Lyndsey | 5 comments Hello,
My name is Lyndsey. I'm a SAHM of three boys ... So I have loads of driving and housework and laundry! Haha! And I'm always doing it listening to audio books (and podcasts). Currently in NH, but my heart is in Suable Beach Ontario.

My preferred genre is "history" both non-fiction and fiction. But I always joke that I like "good" books. I do read other things from time to time ;)

I definitely lean towards European women prior to 1800. But also adventure/survival stories. (Explorers etc.) Not too big on US history. But like I said ... If it's "good" I'm game ;)

Hopefully I can find some new favorites and provide some recommendations as well. :)

message 15: by Lyndsey (new)

Lyndsey | 5 comments I'm also a big historical clothing dork ...

message 16: by J.R. (new)

J.R. Sharp (goodreadscomjr_sharp) | 1 comments This is JR Sharp,

If your interested in a true life story about how an Italian family survives WWII, this is the book for you to read. It brings out an area that most people don't understand, which is the plight of the Italians that were against the war from the beginning. Feeding the Enemy by J.R. Sharp www.jrsharpauthor.com

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