011621 • Thrift Store Finds

History of the 305th Field Artillery: This was a great find! this book is one-hundred and one years old, and is actually a readable first-hand account of a soldier in the Great War, written, apparently, during and/or after the experience. I’m actually going to read this, I’ve read some old books before and they are a very nice change of pace and still relevant reading.

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: I have access to all of my Dad’s Civil War books, and it’s just amazing how there is no book there dedicated to Grant. After watching the special on Grant on the History channel, I became very interested in him and now I’ve finally found a thrift store copy, although I didn’t pay half-price like I usually do by going on Saturdays. And to top it off, this is his memoirs, specifically what I’d been looking for. Six bucks well spent!

The Order of Terror: Everything I said about Men of Steel goes for this book, too. This copy is an old, beat-up water-damaged library copy. I’m a big fan of brand-new books, antique books, well-read books, faded books, pristine books… I like them all.

History of the 305th Field Artillery: This was a great find! this book is one-hundred and one years old, and is actually a readable first-hand account of a soldier in the Great War, written, apparently, during and/or after the experience. I’m actually going to read this, I’ve read some old books before and they are a very nice change of pace and still relevant reading.

We only went to one thrift store, the ARC on Colfax. I left behind three times as much due to already owning, or of opera or other kinds I wasn’t interested in. Usually this store has most of their discs at three dollars before the half-off, but this time it was a mix. I don’t think we’d been to this ARC since March, when the Chinese Flu started up.

I’m particularly happy about the Prokofiev since one of the biggest musical experiences I’ve had was in gaining an appreciation of Anna Vinnitskaya’s Prokofiev/Ravel album, some eight or ten years ago.

His cello works recorded by Han-Na Chang had the same effect on me at about the same time:

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