"Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft." - Winston Churchill
Last night, my weekly choir practice was changed to another venue due to an event occurring at the church where we regularly meet. Since there was no point in going home between work and practice, I headed downtown and got a bite to eat, but still had some time to kill, so popped into a nearby used goods store to peruse their book section. And I made a great find! Sitting on the shelf of history books was a complete four volume set of Winston Churchill's A History of the English Speaking Peoples. Not only was the set complete, it was unopened, still in its original shrink wrap... and it was $4.99! Needless to say, I quickly snatched it up before some other lurking history buff saw it. I've always wanted to read these books, which cover the history of Britain from the Roman invasion of 55 BC to World War I, and now I own them. I want to hurry through the other books I'm reading so that I can get started on volume one: The Birth of Britain... it really doesn't take much to make me happy.