Six Months of Government Book Talk

When I started writing for Government Book Talk six months ago today, I had no idea where it was going, or whether anyone would be interested in what I was interested in. With some relief, I can now say that quite a few people are. As of this morning, this blog has had 72,941 page views. Our guest bloggers and I have put up 53 posts and received 330 comments (truth in advertising: this total includes my replies to questions and comments, so subtract 10 or so), and 850 of you have subscribed.  Thanks for your interest in Federal Government publications – and I hope you’ve been enjoying this blog as much as we have!

What I appreciate most are the interesting and insightful comments we receive. As a result of those comments, we’ve instituted some improvements (RSS feeds, references to WorldCat so you can find a book in a local library), made a couple of corrections (Dr. Seuss was not a private, the Bismarck was not a pocket battleship), and generally enjoyed your feedback. A favorite: “Thank you so much for making this available online! It is so interesting and I want to add it to my collection. Without this blog, who knows what treasure I would miss?” We hope to keep on unearthing more of those treasures as we move forward.

In the coming months, we hope to continue talking about Government publications new and old, print and online, free and paid, popular and offbeat. As always, we welcome your suggestions and comments. Thanks for reading!

19 Responses to Six Months of Government Book Talk

  1. Drako says:

    I am very happy for being able to download in electronic format many of your recommendations …

    Thanks for everything and keep your work as usual.

    Greetings!

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  2. Neil Solomon, M.D., Ph.D. says:

    Facinating to see how Government Book Talk unfolded…a needed resource…Continued success…Best…Dr. Neil Solomon

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  3. lisa says:

    Excellent job!! Keep it up

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  4. Kym Jackson says:

    Hi! I am doing research on the US Army 761st Black panthers Tabk Battalion of WWII, I have read most of the bookstore literature on this battalion, however, I am wondering if there is any released US warfare or other US Government literature, such as their war merits, routes, heros, war records or fighting. My Dad was in this unit, and I am trying to obtain more information to get his unawarded medals, including the Purple Heart, posthumously. I hope you can provide me with resources, since he told me a story that changed the outcome of the war that most people do not know, and we might not have won, if this action did not occur, at the risk of court martial… Please let me know… Thanks!

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  5. Mary Christine Jackman says:

    Thank you! I so enjoy this blog!

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  6. zannias vasilis says:

    IT IS SURE , THAT IN THE COMING MONTHS , WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE A CONTACT , BECAUSE VIA THIS BLOG MANY PEOPLE LIKE ME , CAN EXPRRES THEIR OPINIONS FOR A VARIETY OF SUBJECTS!AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED , I THING THAT THIS BLOG IS A REALLY ECXELLENT WORK!

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  7. Veronika Valdova says:

    I like the idea of direct talk, and love the books you are interested in! It is not mainstream reading, and in most cases, I would never know about them!

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  8. Jorge A. Navas M. says:

    Great job and good is to be part of it.

    Excelente trabajo y que bueno es poder ser parte de esto.

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  9. Jalica says:

    It is nice to be able to see that the government is listening about change and incorporating truth instead of fiction! We have many stories, that get lost in the shuffle, pay close attention to what happens when there is dissention in the ranks! I have learned what I did not believe existed, and how it touched my life, was beyond the scapegoat mentality that no one wants to talk about, and how we become a victim through the laggering functional systems set-up to create a fall, and the breaucratic mess that was done to hold us back. Activities that are ssuppose to support us. When one records history, one now wonders how the “best” are the only free people in the universe, besides the corruption that has encircled us.

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  10. Tom Graham says:

    Great job with the Book Talk. Keep it up! It is how you get out there nowadays……..on the web and a blog.

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  11. George Stevans says:

    There was some discussion of bringing up-to-date the history of the GPO. Has that been completed yet and is it available?

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  12. Leon Welch says:

    thank you for your timely notes from time to time I really enjoy and now have begun my own biography onmy live and time especially the years of military involvement to the present time right now I on chapter 4. Title of BooK “The Thought Of The Matter”

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  13. Magaline Edwards says:

    Government need to talk to the people in the street because the need help we pay bills and foods and clothing and shoes SO TALK TOO THE PEOPLE THE NEED HELP! THINK YOU GODBLESSINGYOU!

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  14. Tina Buffler says:

    My daughter is a US Navy and now my son would like to enlist. But I need to know if he would have a chance getting into the Naval academy? Are there any books for how to do that. Help us, some one.

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  15. starman says:

    Keep up the good work!

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