What book would you give ?

yoyobon_gw

Choose one person in history and tell us what book would you give them ?

The person can be dead or alive....the book can be old or a new release .


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roxanna7

I'd give Galileo any book with superb photos of what the Hubble telescope has seen. Wouldn't he be fascinated?!! (To say nothing of feeling vindicated.)

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vee_new

yoyo, off the top of my head I'd give Hitler, Stalin et al books about the outcome of WW11 so they would realise there was no point starting it. Of course being the sort of people they were they would probably consider the information to be fake-news (where have I heard that expression before?) and not bother to read them.

Possibly do the same for those Medieval Popes who encouraged people to go on the Crusades.

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yoyobon_gw

I'd give Attila The Hun a copy of Ill Gotten Gain by Ralph Jarrells

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msgt800

I would give "Changing Places" to who I know


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sheri_z6

I would give Emily Dickinson a copy of her complete poems so she would know that her writing ultimately reached the world.

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yoyobon_gw

To one of my messiest friends......The Big Tidy Up by Norah Smaridge

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kathy_t

This is a great topic, yoyobon! I just haven't come up with an answer yet. Fun reading others' answers though.

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Rosefolly

I'm with Kathy. I find this intriguing, and I am pondering it. I do love Sheri's response.

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woodnymph2_gw

Sheri, your thoughtful response is wonderful. I am thinking....

Perhaps I would give Wm. Shakespeare some of the modern day works that have analysed his poetry and plays to kingdom come and back (e.g. who was the "Dark Lady"? etc.) He might be amused at we mortals....

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donnamira

Sheri, I immediately thought of giving Emily Dickinson a copy of her published poetry as well! In the same vein, I would give Vincent Van Gogh a copy of Irving Stone's Lust for Life, and perhaps a catalog of the Musee d'Orsay holdings. And I wonder what Newton would make of Einstein's papers.

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carolyn_ky

In this vein, I would give Leonardo da Vinci a copy of How Airplanes Fly by Mary Roach.

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