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Offline strandman

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winter reading
« on: January 06, 2014, 06:27:41 PM »
After keith Richards book, i needed a break;

Battle of Bretton Woods
It's a bit techno-economic, but not bad. The first meeting that led to World Bank in 1944..spies, etc

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Re: winter reading
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 08:05:44 PM »
The "hey man" plan at Bretton Woods.

Sure worked economically in my favor.

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Re: winter reading
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 08:14:52 PM »
That is a good suggestion, John.  I have always wanted to know the details of the BW Accord and the politics behind it.

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Re: winter reading
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014, 09:52:43 AM »
Must have been fascinating to see people from 42 countries in Bretton..1944  to say the least..
I thought fabyan Station was only a place to get beer

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Re: winter reading
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2014, 09:55:30 PM »
I just dug into "Conquistadors of the Useless".  Great book so far.

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Re: winter reading
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 06:45:43 AM »
I just dug into "Conquistadors of the Useless".  Great book so far.

I tried to get I to that book a couple of years ago...it never grabbed me so I didn't finish it.
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Re: winter reading
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 04:24:47 PM »
I had the same thing happen with "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance". Anyone else find that one tough?

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Re: winter reading
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014, 05:24:28 PM »
I had the same thing happen with "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance". Anyone else find that one tough?

that was the big one many years ago... I never finished it either!
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Re: winter reading
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2014, 05:36:56 PM »
Atlas Shrugged.  I struggled to finish that one.

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Re: winter reading
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014, 06:25:37 PM »
I started buckminster Fuller "synergetics" in '77....still have it