Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Request for History Lessons

Once again it has taken me far too long to make get a post up. I may follow in the foot steps of my friend Kevin and begin to post the occasional "Quote of the Day" or maybe a moment of Zen.... but for now I have a request to those of you who might know a little more about history than I do (which shouldn't be hard, as I practically know nothing... isn't public education great!)

My request:
I am in search of references and sources that will provide me with global slices of history. In other words, I would like a reference that will give me an accurate view of what was happening at a particular time throughout the world. Say 1492 AD... not only was Columbus making his epic voyage, but what else was happening at the same time in the Middle East, China, Russia, etc. I want to see what was changing in these various regions as we as a country were forming. Also what was happening globally as our country continued to change over the past century. Any and all information, sources, links, etc. are greatly appreciated.

And now.... for my quote of the day:

"I do have a test today, that wasn't bullshit. It's on European Socialism. I mean really, what's the point. I'm not European, I don't plan on being European... so who gives a crap if they are Socialists. They could be Fascist Anarchist, it still wouldn't change the fact that I don't own a car." - Ferris Bueller, 1986

As for the car, way to go Kevin... can't what to see the new ride.


  1. It's going to take extensive reading to get a survey-type level of knowledge. It takes LOT of reading to put things in context and filter out multi-culti revisionist BS.

    I recommend a couple of books for getting a feel of the middle ages and the enlightenment: "A World lit only by Fire", and "The Calamitous 14th Century."

  2. As much as the source has been maligned, Wikipedia actually has some pretty good information. It could at least serve as a starting place for more in-depth research.

    (not the same Larry as above)

  3. "Timelines of History" might be a good place to start.