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dutchman
01-28-2006, 08:40 AM
Anybody else really like and study history? I love U.S. history, particularly that period of time we refer to as the "War of Northern Aggression."

Anybody else?

dawglover73
01-28-2006, 09:20 AM
I am a huge local history buff, particularly regarding Marietta and Woodstock area. Can't get enough of it.

REMINGTON710
01-28-2006, 09:28 AM
I wouldn't caall me a buff but I love southern civil war tatics and such

WOODIE13
01-28-2006, 09:14 PM
Watch the Histoty Channel all the time (wife hates it:hammers: ). Amazing how history tends to repeat itself.

Wetzel
01-28-2006, 09:34 PM
I really enjoy reading about the history of the Kentucky/Ohio area. Alot of history in that area that seems to get overlooked today.

Anyone interested in some good reading about the history of the Ohio river area should take a look at books written by Allan W. Eckert, especially The Winning of America Series. Great books...

Nicodemus
01-28-2006, 10:02 PM
I like and study the history of the entire North American continent from the Stone Age through 1890. Every aspect of it that I can find, I add to my library.

REMINGTON710
01-28-2006, 10:07 PM
Oh I like WWII or the civil war

Bone Collector
01-29-2006, 04:54 AM
Watch the Histoty Channel all the time (wife hates it:hammers: ). Amazing how history tends to repeat itself.

WOODIE13, You're right they do a lot of reruns on the history channel.:rofl:

I love anything about the civil war. If you've never seen the Cyclorama at the Atlanta Zoo and you like civil war history, then you should check it out. It's amazing! You've just have to see it.

BC

REMINGTON710
01-29-2006, 11:42 AM
Civil War the war everybody who thinks, thaught it wasabout racism

Jeff Phillips
01-29-2006, 12:46 PM
I have read a lot over the years about the "War of Northern Aggression" and a lot of historical novels surrounding the era of the Mountain Men in the Rockies.

Lately (the last 2 or 3 years) I have been reading about the Revolutionary War era.

I read a book a week most weeks.

Torupduck
01-29-2006, 12:57 PM
I love watching the history and discovery channel. The wife grumbles when I turn it on at night to fall asleep to.

REMINGTON710
01-29-2006, 03:36 PM
Do you read while deer hunting

rayjay
01-29-2006, 04:05 PM
Mostly mechanized warfare. Some WWI. Lots of WWII with an emphasis on airwar and naval and sub. Some Korean. Pretty good bit of VN with emphasis on airwar. Israeli conflicts and post 1900 zionism. Falklands. Congo.

rj

alex30808
01-31-2006, 12:15 PM
I dont read as much as I need to...But I do like all educational channels.....history, history international, military, tlc, discovery, science, weather...ect...wife and kids hate it when I demand control of the remote!!!!

rayjay
01-31-2006, 01:13 PM
Although some of the newer stuff is pretty good a lot of it has info that is just plain wrong. It's either revisionist or just wrong. P47 with "six 50 cal machine guns". What !!! I have heard lots of other 'bloopers'. It aggravates me when 'history' stuff is wrong.

rj

Meriwether Mike
01-31-2006, 01:49 PM
I am a student of American history. I was a Governors Honors nominee in history. I like reading about wartime and hearing about it on the history channel.

Fishin & Hunting
01-31-2006, 05:47 PM
My 12 year old son has gotten me into WWII history. He watches the history channel all the time. We are now watching the "World at War" DVD series. He saved up his money and aquired a Springfield 1903.

I am now reading a survivor's account of the sinking of the Bismark.

I have always loved to explore the history on the exploration of our country. Looking now for a good book on the accounts of Lewis and Clark's expodition.

Razorback
01-31-2006, 07:27 PM
rayjay,


P47 with "six 50 cal machine guns".

Okay I'll test myself, did the P-47 have 8 .50 cals?

Got love a plane that has a twin radial 19 cylinder engine & 8 . 50 caliber machine guns.

Razorback

link to pix of engine
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.enginehistory.org/G%26jJBrossett/R-2800%2520Double%2520Wasp%2520on%2520P-47.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.enginehistory.org/hendon_%26_duxford.htm&h=1200&w=1600&sz=121&tbnid=xbfBhcJJPhD7aM:&tbnh=112&tbnw=150&hl=en&start=12&prev=/images%3Fq%3DP%2B47%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D

link to cut away of P 47
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://rwebs.net/avhistory/images/P47cutaw.jpg&imgrefurl=http://rwebs.net/avhistory/history/p-47d.htm&h=498&w=800&sz=87&tbnid=XLIDECbqy4uxwM:&tbnh=88&tbnw=142&hl=en&start=7&prev=/images%3Fq%3DP%2B47%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D

alphachief
01-31-2006, 07:31 PM
Harkins,
Your right about the Eckert books. I have all 5 or 6 of them and I've read them several times. Simon Kenton was something else. Great historical account of how our country was really settled.

REMINGTON710
01-31-2006, 09:15 PM
My 12 year old son has gotten me into WWII history. He watches the history channel all the time. We are now watching the "World at War" DVD series. He saved up his money and aquired a Springfield 1903.

I am now reading a survivor's account of the sinking of the Bismark.

I have always loved to explore the history on the exploration of our country. Looking now for a good book on the accounts of Lewis and Clark's expodition.
My grandpa did it too me (he was in the war WWII)

dutchman
01-31-2006, 11:45 PM
I have always loved to explore the history on the exploration of our country. Looking now for a good book on the accounts of Lewis and Clark's expodition.

Undaunted Courage is a good read, or it was for me. Stephen Ambrose was an excellent writer IMO.

You should also pick up a copy of the Lewis and Clark Journals. They're great reading as well.

discounthunter
02-01-2006, 12:09 AM
fyi nov 1942 xp-47j model had a lightened wing structure and armorment was reduced from 8 .50 cals to SIX

rayjay
02-01-2006, 11:54 AM
fyi nov 1942 xp-47j model had a lightened wing structure and armorment was reduced from 8 .50 cals to SIX

I have grave doubts this is what the tv documentary was referring to.

rj

REMINGTON710
02-01-2006, 06:14 PM
did any body watch the history chanel last night.

The thing on WWII

Razorback
02-02-2006, 10:51 AM
what thing was that?

razor

Fishin & Hunting
02-02-2006, 10:02 PM
Dutchman, thanks for the advice on the reading material.

Will look it up at the public book store when I get done with my current book.

todd
02-02-2006, 11:18 PM
I'm big into pre-columbian indian history and appalachian settlement history. I enjoy most any history though.

Researcher31726
02-02-2006, 11:39 PM
RayJay and FishingNHunting, Have you two run across anything about the USS Kearney, torpedoed by the Germans in October, 1941, before Pearl Harbor? Lots of folks think the first casualty was with the sinking of the Reuben James in 11/41. The Kearney was struck, almost splitting it in two. They backed their way Rejkavick (sp), Iceland. My dad was one of the injured. Guy next to him was killed.
I, also, enjoy CW and WW2 stories, and Local history. In sowega, I don't think (IMHO) that we pay as much to local history as we should,teaching it to the young'uns. Swamp Gravy in Colquitt is good, but it would be nice if there were more focus in other places.

Cameron197
04-02-2007, 08:49 PM
Mostly I study up on coastal Georgia and Charleston History.

I love both places and spend a good amount of time at both. The family has a house on Sullivan's Island that the Wife, kids And I go to every summer. Lots to do in Charleston. Been to the Yorktown more times than I can count. Sullivan's Island is the place to be to see the history of coastal warfare. Fort Moultry took over most of the island. It covers the Revolutionary War the WWII in one area. Its great.

dixie
04-02-2007, 09:35 PM
Anybody else really like and study history? I love U.S. history, particularly that period of time we refer to as the "War of Northern Aggression."

Anybody else?

yep, I'm guilty of loving American history and that recent period also

choctawlb
04-03-2007, 12:07 PM
I study a lot on the "French and Indian War" and the "Revolutionary War" in the Southeast as well as much as I can find on the Native tribes of the Southeast, and their customs, beliefs, ect.
Ken

gadeerwoman
04-04-2007, 05:16 PM
I love books about the settling of the west and novels about the great depression. I'll read books on most anything except science fiction and 'bodice ripper' stuff. For a while I read anything I could get my hands on regarding the settling of Australia.

Glenn
04-04-2007, 05:45 PM
I love history and right now I'm listening to Jeff Sharra's book on CD Titled " To the Last Man" which is about WWI.

It is interesting how I get hooked on one part of a timeline or event and learn all I can on that subject and then move on to another period.

I've been walking around talking like a German Officer for the last couple of days.:crazy:

Ozzie
04-04-2007, 11:03 PM
I like to combine my love of history with hunting. I enjoy finding old stuff while I am in the woods, like old house sites, piles of old bottles, etc. and I'm always looking for carvings of dates in old trees and rock faces.

Some of the more interesting things I've found are an old abandoned slave cemetary the landowner didn't even know was there, what I think might be Creek indian graves, and a rock mining sluce left over from the Georgia gold rush.

I always like to keep one eye open for things like this when I'm out scouting for deer sign, it's really amazing just how much interesting historical stuff is still out there if you keep your eyes open while in the woods.

I've recently been doing a lot of reading about Indian Trail Trees and have located a few near my home in Pickens county and intend to take some digital pictures and get their GPS coordinates. Fascinating stuff!

Kawaliga
04-16-2007, 01:23 AM
I love American History, especially southeastern Native American history from prehistoric through the removal.Tribal culture involving food, hunting, fishing, medicine, types of clothing etc. are all fascinating.I also love Civil War history. I am a proud member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans; Alexander H. Stephens Camp #78.