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GirlwithaGlock 6 October 2019 08:31

I am in the middle of Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser.

Just reading about the day-to-day struggles of Ingalls Wilder's family and their circle, you really recognize that the pioneers were nearly clawing their way through during the westward expansion. Their perseverance, self-sufficiency, and optimism despite of the hardships they faced are beyond exemplary.

CAP MARINE 6 October 2019 17:00

Hells Angels:into the abyss

Armitage12 8 October 2019 12:54

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Originally Posted by hawkdrver (Post 1058816449)
Warrior's Creed by Roger Sparks. One of our Alaska PJs.

That was an intense book. I've not encountered anything like that for quite some time, if at all.

He eschewed the "let me recount my wars" approach and zeroed in absolutely on "what made me what I am, and what do I appreciate now that made me come to be how I am right now?" That left me with some questions about his service biography but in a way he wanted it to be clear that the things about which I wondered were not important (or did not appear to him to be). His Alaska stories were breathtaking and beautiful. The book isn't over until the end.

Gsniper 8 October 2019 19:35

Northwest Passage - Any of you Rangers that haven't read it, choke yourselves.

schibbs 9 October 2019 18:40

I read that in grade school, along with Ethan Allen and the Greenmountain boys, Francis Marion , the Swampfox of the Revolution, to name a few. I reckon I am due for a re-read!

UncleTx 9 October 2019 20:51

Just finished The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier
https://www.amazon.com/Captured-Story-Abduction-Indians-Frontier/dp/0312317891/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+captured&qid=1570668479&sr =8-1

I have read several books on whites captured by the North American Indians. This one was is my favorite by far.

GPC 14 October 2019 18:59

Before by Joe Nobody.

Stretch 15 October 2019 00:59

The James Gang, “Walk Away”, featuring Mr. Joe Walsh on guitars and lead vocals, Mr. Dale Peters on bass, and Mr. Jim Fox on drums.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l_4iQDYDVNo

Mingo Kane 15 October 2019 07:57

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Originally Posted by Stretch (Post 1058819926)
The James Gang, “Walk Away”, featuring Mr. Joe Walsh on guitars and lead vocals, Mr. Dale Peters on bass, and Mr. Jim Fox on drums.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l_4iQDYDVNo

Try: What are you listening to :tongue:

billdawg 15 October 2019 08:56

'Down on the Border' by Bart Skelton. Skeeter's kid. It's OK. I wish I would have held on to Skeeter's books I had years ago. Hell, they're now like $$$ on Amazon

GPC 15 October 2019 09:20

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Originally Posted by billdawg (Post 1058819949)
'Down on the Border' by Bart Skelton. Skeeter's kid. It's OK. I wish I would have held on to Skeeter's books I had years ago. Hell, they're now like $$$ on Amazon

Yeah they are always liked Skeeter and Bill Jordan.

Armitage12 15 October 2019 09:32

Just got back into the Flashman series. Hard to explain...a coward who somehow always turns out on top in non-stop adventure.

osubuckeye762 15 October 2019 09:43

Escape with honor
My last hours in Vietnam

by Amb. Francis Terry Mcnamara.

schibbs 17 October 2019 06:47

Horses , Hitches, and Rocky trails by Joe Back. A simple , short , read, for those inclined to throw a pack saddle on a beast of burden. The guys who taught me some of the skills , swore by this book. Thirty some years later, I am finally reading it!

TennesseeDave 18 October 2019 09:01

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Originally Posted by UncleTx (Post 1058819149)
Just finished The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier
https://www.amazon.com/Captured-Story-Abduction-Indians-Frontier/dp/0312317891/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+captured&qid=1570668479&sr =8-1

I have read several books on whites captured by the North American Indians. This one was is my favorite by far.

I picked this up and am 100 pages into it. It’s been a great read so far and I’ll pass it on to my dad when finished. The story of Minnie Caudle was brutal. Thanks for the recommendation

GirlwithaGlock 24 October 2019 18:02

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Originally Posted by TX teacher (Post 1058803721)
"The Pioneers" by David McCullogh.

It's about the settlement of the Ohio territory. It's something new as I don't usually read that type of history, but I love his writing and thought it would be cool. My wife hooked me up for our anniversary.

I just started on this book yesterday and can't put it down: it makes me want to take a road trip to Ohio and see all the mentioned places for myself. The chronicle is such a pleasure to read; McCullough's language is so vibrant and his writing is truly delightful. Highly recommend!

schibbs 24 October 2019 19:13

That long era of the settling of America was so brutal and has so many incredible stories to tell. Those people were harder than woodpecker lips!

Streck-Fu 6 November 2019 08:57

Caravans by James Michener.

I have not yet this one by on of my favorite authors.

GPC 6 November 2019 10:42

All Secure by Tom Satterly.

GPC 17 November 2019 10:55

Last Son Of The War God by Clay Martin. Cool book about a bunch of wannabes that hunt people and pick the wrong guy. We all know where it goes lol.


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