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Colin M.



Arlington, VA

Organizer since:

January 19, 2015

Did you pay attention in history class in high school?

No, I hated it in high school. I got into it later through the gateway drug of historical fiction.

Who is a historical figure you admire or are curious about?

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.

What is a historical event that stands out as interesting to you?

Again, less interested in big events than gradual changes, but curious about the causes and outcomes of the English civil war.

What would you like to get from this group?

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.

What Colin M. is saying about this Meetup Group

Very good book, and a great discussion.

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