Who else has bought a copy or two (or more) of Professor Yemane's book?

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Like a few others here, I've been watching Professor Yemane's postings (blog, YouTube channel, etc.), and have anticipated the release of his book. He offered a signed book plate to anyone who pre-ordered a copy, so I ordered two copies from a locally-owned book seller, figuring to gift one copy (I haven't decided who will receive this gift yet, but people reading this can buy their own copy :tongue: ). I sent an email with a picture of my receipt, and now have book plates to affix to two copies.

I got a call from the book seller folks last week, informing me that my books had arrived. I stopped by to collect them today (and while browsing the store, opted to buy a copy of Heather Cox Richardson's book, Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America, and a book on the Hillsville VA massacre of 1912.

While I anticipate that some of the contents of the book will be rewritings of Yemane's blog posts (many of which have been linked elsewhere in this forum), I'm still looking forward to reading the book. The person to whom I gift the other copy will be chosen based on some assortment of factors, including but not limited to their curiosity and open-mindedness about firearms.

I was hoping that my purchase would tempt the book store to buy a copy for their shelves, but I didn't see one while there. Maybe it was on a shelf I didn't scan.
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I sat in for two of the online classes via the streaming thing. If that online learning experience is representative of what kids had to go through during the pandemic, my heart goes out to all of them. I had never done anything like that before. Took me a while to figure out how to turn off the inane and often off-topic comments bit. I couldn't take anymore so just let the rest go. A barrage of statistics may be compelling to a statistician and useful for those new to the subject. I may go and look at some of the rest of the now online classes, I could buzz thru them, I think. Good info. The book is almost always better than the movie.

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I think the online classes he did were aimed at an audience other than a general one. Few of us are majoring in Sociology, and Sociologists seem to live in statistics.

Part of my reasoning for purchasing the book is the ethos that "we vote with our purchases." I want to see more level-headed discourse on firearms out in the world. Coming at it from the purely statistical perspective might be too dry for some folks, and it's certainly not sensationalist (and will thus not be as covered by news/opinion people), but it's a start.
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I pre-ordered "Gun Curious", I bought his previous book "Concealed Carry Revolution".

I've taken many online classes since the 1990s, the only thing different have been the platforms, this one used Zoom. This one was synchronous, most I've taken have been asynchronous. Students now days can get a high school diploma, an associate, bachelor's, master's and a doctoral degree online. Online degree programs aren't easier, they're just more convenient.
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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I'm into Chapter Three. I just sat through the first Zoom meet about the book. David was out in the woods camping, and at the very end I lost the connection. These first chapters have been quite interesting. This is the only book I've been able to struggle with after my brain surgery and subsequent sight impairment. Other books I've tried to read, but their interest was insufficient to make me do the hard work of reading. This book though interested me greatly. I'm looking forward to Chapter Seven. I have not yet encountered The Four Rules.

CDF
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Y'all should get this book. In it, there's an interesting history of projectile weapons technology that leads directly to America's gun ownership.

"The anthropological normality of projectile weapons among _Homo Sapiens_ historically sets the stage for the cultural normality f firearms in the US today" (42).

CDF
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I didn't get a chance to read my copy over the weekend, but I had painters working on my house, so I escaped to the local college which has a very nice air conditioned library. Unlike CDF, I don't use a pen but a pencil to highlight quotes and areas that I thought were especially good. I just got home and it's 104F, so I'll add more comments tomorrow when my brain is cooler.

Right now I'm going to enjoy my Guinness.
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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