History Lessons

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  1. Georacer

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  4. Georacer

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    Man! These were some fine books!

    I must have read a dozen of them. Picts, Vikings, Math, Football... the list never ended. You always had to have MOAR!

    The videos are kinda funny, but I don't see much connection with the books, maybe except the first one.
     
  5. Sparky49

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    I think that they simply used the name to help them along, but the way they present the history is quite similar.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjDAZREZ6SE&feature=relmfu

    that one is hilarious.

    I remember that those books were brilliant - I had nearly every in the History series, and every in the geography too. Although they were often funny, some had very heavy moments that really made me think.

    The best books I've ever read, for sure.
     
  6. MaxHeadRoom

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    Found this old thread and am surprised no one corrected the spelling. although the pronunciation is 'Doomsday' it is spelt Domesday! (especially from an Englishman)!:)
    On the subject of history, I guess because of my British background, I have had an interest in the de-colonization of Africa. And the mess that ensued.

    One in particular was Ian Smiths Rhodesia which was once regarded as the pearl of Africa.
    Talk about how to convert a Breadbasket into a Basket case!

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/3644217/Ian-Smith-has-sadly-been-proved-right.html
    I have just stared reading his book, The Great Betrayal.

    Another colourful character at that time was the British born mercenary Mad Mike Hoare.
    Max.
     
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  7. nsaspook

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    I expect to see SAfrica on the same path to basket-weaving.

    “We learn from history that we do not learn from history.”
     
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