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by Treebeard
Fri November 23rd, 2012, 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boats
Replies: 6
Views: 904

http://www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk/index.php?id=1246&L=1 The link above goes to the Viking Ship Museum in Denmark. There have been a number of reproductions of Scandinavian boats and ships from various eras, built under their guidance. The beamier trading version of the Viking Long Ship is called a K...
by Treebeard
Sun November 18th, 2012, 5:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? November 2012
Replies: 106
Views: 6725

[quote=""MLE""]It's definitely a fun read, Treebeard, but you should do some fact-checking on some of Menzie's points. He likes his hypothesis so much that he's willing to bend every phenomenon to its service.[/quote] To be sure... When I first picked it up, I wasn't quite sure if it was fiction or ...
by Treebeard
Sun November 18th, 2012, 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? November 2012
Replies: 106
Views: 6725

I'm going to give "1421" by Gavin Menzies a go. It's described as the history of the Chinese exploration of the west coast of what later became the US (along with many other locations).
by Treebeard
Sun November 18th, 2012, 1:42 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: What are your favorite 19C books?
Replies: 87
Views: 21856

Newbie.... In no particular order: Life on the Mississippi - Mark Twain Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain Last of the Mohicans - JF Cooper Deerslayer - JF Cooper Treasure Island - RL Stevenson Kidnapped - RL Stevenson Three Musketeers - Dumas Pickwick Papers - Dickens Tale of Two Cities - Dickens King Solomon...
by Treebeard
Sun November 18th, 2012, 1:12 am
Forum: By Era
Topic: 30 years war
Replies: 21
Views: 10201

Thirty Years War

A couple of older-than-dirt G. A. Henty "Boys stories" Lion of the North (Scottish mercenary's serving with the Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus) Won by the Sword (A Scot serving under Turenne in France and Italy) I read them long, long ago, back-when-I-was-a-lad... I've still got the 1913 copy of Lio...
by Treebeard
Fri November 16th, 2012, 12:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the Driftless Area
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Thanks for the welcome.

Yes, I am a LOTR fan. The Treebeard reference is two-fold, in that Treebeard has always been one of my favorite characters, and E.N.T. are my initials.
by Treebeard
Fri November 16th, 2012, 6:32 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: last of the mohicans
Replies: 24
Views: 5403

I've enjoyed several of the Leatherstocking tales over time, with the Last of the Mohicans being my favorite, followed by the Deerslayer. The Daniel Day-Lewis, Russell Means, Wes Studi, Madeline Stowe movie version was pretty darn good, even if it veered from the book. I think they captured the esse...
by Treebeard
Fri November 16th, 2012, 6:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the Driftless Area
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Hello from the Driftless Area

I'm a complete newbie to this site. I'm from Southwestern Wisconsin - the Driftless Area, which is a geologic/geographic name for this corner of the Midwest. The last continental glaciers by-passed this region, leaving no glacial drift. However, we are surrounded by gorgeous, rugged limestone bluffs...

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