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693Re: [tr-m] TR Study Group

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  • sherryj@u.arizona.edu
    Oct 2, 2003
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      I'm sure there must be a reading club in my town -- I'll check it out and see what it
      takes to join. If everything goes according to the way I would LIKE it to go, I'd be
      glad to summarize TR discussions here, with names changed to protect the non-
      internet members. :-)

      > Well, here's the art of compromise in action.
      >
      > If we can get some national organization... say a national
      > organization that might possibly be, say, focused on the 26th
      > president of this great land... any such organization will do and I'm
      > open to suggestions... perhaps if we could get one source of
      > recomended books all could read, those with local chapters could
      > congregate (with variable levels of formality) for a more in-person
      > sort of exchange. Overall comments could then be shared in this or
      > another similar forum. I've certainly enjoyed the commentary on TV
      > documentaries as they've come out, especially when unable myself to
      > watch the same locally.
      >
      > I know the Book Revue in Huntington (Long Island) was very supportive
      > of a Civil War round table and may be very amenable to such a reading
      > group. Alternatively, here in the DC area I'm thinking a pub like
      > "Bullfeathers" might be a good place to try say Tuesday evenings.
      >
      > That said, if this is done I'd like to move from the old to the new.
      > Alternate between new scholarship or publications and more
      > contemporary works or TR-authored items. This may even take off yet.
      >
      >
      > So far, Bully Idea! If enacted, I'll be sure to schedule Book
      > Discussion nights on the TRA-DC Chapter list for those interested.
      >
      > Cheers,
      > Tim
      >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: Ken Messina [mailto:kenmessina@...]
      > > Sent: Thursday, October 2, 2003 12:54 PM
      > > To: tr-m@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: Re: [tr-m] TR Study Group
      > >
      > > I was hoping to have the study group meet face to face. That way
      > > would greatly enhance the flow of information.
      > >
      > > Is there no one out there in Boston, NH or Maine?
      > >
      > > Ken Messina
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: <mrmoose@...>
      > > To: <tr-m@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 11:58 PM
      > > Subject: RE: [tr-m] TR Study Group
      > >
      > >
      > > > That's funny: I was just thinking of suggesting that, every
      > > > several months, a group could get together in NYC or Long Island,
      > > > by Oyster Bay, to discuss one of various books such as those
      > > > reviewed in this month's TRA Journal, some of which appear to be
      > > > wonderful books (except for the "Don't Bother with This Book"
      > > > recommendation.)
      > > > Of course, we have John Gable to moderate over here!
      > > >
      > > > Maybe we should pick one book a month, with a moderator, & anyone
      > > > who wants to can join the discussion here. This way, one could
      > > > either read the book or not, either way benefittimg from the
      > > > discussion. Any specific ideas?
      > > >
      > > > Linda Shookster
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > > I love the idea, though the nature of this list means that we're
      > > > > all geographically disparate. Perhaps we could "meet" online,
      > > > > or perhaps we could have a "book of the month" of some sort with
      > > > > the various regional chapters of the TRA; I know there is a good
      > > > > Boston chapter of that august body. This may be the offspring
      > > > > of my discovery of TAFT AND ROOSEVELT: THE INTIMATE LETTERS OF
      > > > > ARCHIE BUTT as a companion to my 1924 edition of THE LETTERS OF
      > > > > ARCHIE BUTT, but (no pun intended) I'm all for picking up a few
      > > > > of these works and especially some of Roosevelt's for
      > > > > consideration and group discussion.
      > > > >
      > > > > Then again... In this day and age I'd suggest FEAR GOD & TAKE
      > > > > YOUR OWN PART to anyone who would hear me.
      > > > >
      > > > > Cheers,
      > > > > Tim Glas
      > > > > DC Chapter of the TRA
      > > > >
      > > > > -----Original Message-----
      > > > > From: ken_messina [mailto:kenmessina@...]
      > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 7:19 PM
      > > > > To: tr-m@yahoogroups.com
      > > > > Subject: [tr-m] TR Study Group
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Hi,
      > > > >
      > > > > I live north of Boston and would like to either start or join a
      > > > > monthly TR discussion group.
      > > > >
      > > > > Not sure of the format, but would envision the group meeting
      > > > > once a month to discuss a TR book or relevant TR topic.
      > > > >
      > > > > Anyone interested?
      > > > >
      > > > > Thanks,
      > > > >
      > > > > Ken Messina
      > > > > kenmessina@...
      > > > >
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