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MixedLoad 29 July 2020 22:38

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Originally Posted by leopardprey (Post 1058875308)
Going to have to check those out.

You’ll enjoy both, I suspect.

GirlwithaGlock 30 July 2020 10:47

End-of-summer reading list:

Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961 by Nicholas Reynolds.

1793 by Nikolas Natt-o-Dag (quality Nordic Noir).

War Diaries, 1939–1945 by Astrid Lindgren.

GirlwithaGlock 14 August 2020 17:14

I just started "e-flipping" through this book (learned about it in a podcast on travelogs and found the text online) and thought it may be of interest to those who are into all things China.

It is called Forgotten Kingdom by Peter Goullart. Quick background on the author: he was born in Russia in early 20th century and was educated in Moscow and St. Pete. After the Revolution he fled for China to escape the Bolsheviks. He settled in Shanghai in 1924 and eventually became employed as a representative of the Chinese Industrial Cooperatives, first in western Sichuan, then in 1942 in Lijiang. This book is not a translation; he was fluent in English and used it to write his travel diaries.

Here is the link to the book, so far it's been fascinating:

http://pratyeka.org/books/forgotten_kingdom/

MizzouMP 14 August 2020 21:11

The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras by Brantley Hargrove

Friends mom is a real deal chaser and suggested I read this. Looks good thus far if you are interested on the topic.

Dark Helmet 15 August 2020 00:15

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Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

Mars 22 August 2020 12:00

Battles of the Crusades 1097-1444: From Dorylaeum to Varna

Murph 31 August 2020 23:13

Try "White" by Bret Easton Ellis. Written a few years ago but remarkably on point today.

Gray Rhyno 1 September 2020 20:50

Death Merchant #46: Blood Bath

GPC 2 September 2020 07:25

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Originally Posted by Gray Rhyno (Post 1058880461)
Death Merchant #46: Blood Bath

Loved those books as a kid. Safari arms 1911 is one of my grail guns. Thanks to those books.:smile:

hawkdrver 2 September 2020 08:05

Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Gray Rhyno 2 September 2020 10:51

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Originally Posted by GPC (Post 1058880517)
Loved those books as a kid. Safari arms 1911 is one of my grail guns. Thanks to those books.:smile:

They're the literary equivalent of comfort food. Meatloaf with mashed potatos, Mack Bolan, grilled cheese, and Richard Camellion... :biggrin:

Gray Rhyno 2 September 2020 10:53

The War in 2020 by Ralph Peters. Written back in '91. Seems appropriate reading, but he missed the mark on a few of his projections. :smile:

osubuckeye762 3 September 2020 16:34

All Out War (book 2) by Sean Parnell

CAP MARINE 5 September 2020 22:03

Will read 40 Thieves of Saipan

CAP MARINE 5 September 2020 22:07

We had a storm chaser in Norman that had a steel encased car. Twister- I went on the movie set in Guthrie Ok a couple of times

MizzouMP 7 September 2020 10:22

A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes by Eric Jay Dolin

Murph 8 September 2020 02:23

White, Bret Easton Ellis. He rambles, but ultimately it turns out to be a cohesive discussion on being a grown-ass semi-conservative American male today. It's an interesting perspective in that he's gay (not that there's anything wrong with that) and even though the title of the book is "White" it's not all that much about that perspective. If you've read his books and/or seen American Psycho it's a fascinating read.

Steamin 10 September 2020 14:28

How Do You Kill 11 Million People?
Andy Andrews

CAP MARINE 14 September 2020 16:47

Finishing up 40 Thieves-dont know how Lee Marvin made it ashore on Saipan without getting blown up!

osubuckeye762 14 September 2020 18:44

Never heard of this book but I will definitely check it out and read.

I did find an interesting article about the Co-author and his father who was of the Officers for the unit.

https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/door-co/2020/05/29/sturgeon-bay-mans-book-tells-fathers-story-marine-hero-wwii/5282318002/


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