January 19, 2015
No, I hated it in high school. I got into it later through the gateway drug of historical fiction.
I'm less interested in the big historical figures than what was going on with the regular people. If I have to pick someone, I'd say Ben Franklin, mostly before he got into politics.
Again, less interested in big events than gradual changes, but curious about the causes and outcomes of the English civil war.
Good conversations, answers to questions, interesting topics to pursue.
Budding amateur history geek. Coming to it as a way of understanding how the world works and how it got to be this way.
Very good book, and a great discussion.