I think the very best way to learn history is to travel. Without travel, I fall back on the work ethic I learned from my parents and my teachers. I remember the words of my football coach: "you have to sit in the chair and do the work." Academics is no different from athletics, spiritual pursuits, music or any other worthy endeavor: good things come to those who are patient and willing to do the hard work. You can learn history by talking to older people and you can learn it by traveling and visiting historical sites. Just as important, however, is sitting in a chair and digesting a few good books. I look forward to sharing books and experiences with my students.
"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." -- Ray Bradbury
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