The Manual - Epictetus - A Short Summary and Review

The Good Years: From 1900 to the First World War - Walter Lord - A Short Summary and Review

A short summary of the book The Good Years:

Events from America's Gilded Age.

My favorite Walter Lord quote from the book:

"These years were good because, whatever the trouble, people were sure they could fix it."

Questions to ponder while reading The Good Years:

Do we (as Americans) still have that attitude?

What have we (as Americans) lost?

My thoughts about The Good Years:

An oldy but goodie.

Entertaining read.

Don't let the size scare you.


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