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TX teacher 17 November 2019 17:45

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Originally Posted by GirlwithaGlock (Post 1058821681)
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!

If you like that, then you need to read McCullogh's biography on John Adams.

Also, if you love that period of American expansion and exploration, you need to read Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose. His account of the Lewis and Clark expedition is by far the best I've ever read.

DaveP 23 November 2019 08:11

The Snowman, Jo Nesbo.

Read The Devil's Star and The Redbreast, prior; Snowman was my favorite of the three. GWAG had recommended these aways back, and they popped up at Goodwill this fall.

Good, quirky detective stories. A bit like Renko from Martin Cruz Smith.
DaveP

JRep65 25 November 2019 20:00

John Richard Green's "A History of the English People, volume 1, 449-1214" This is a ten volume set of rather small books, my set is undated, but looks to be from about 1900. This set of books end at the year 1815.

I'm a big fan of British History.

Favorite periods: the "Dark Ages", the Norman Conquest, the Civil Wars of the 17th Century, and the Victorian Age Empire.

GirlwithaGlock 25 November 2019 20:28

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Originally Posted by DaveP (Post 1058826892)
The Snowman, Jo Nesbo.

Read The Devil's Star and The Redbreast, prior; Snowman was my favorite of the three. GWAG had recommended these aways back, and they popped up at Goodwill this fall.

Knife (Kniv) came out earlier this year... Nesbø is still going strong, should you decide to keep reading through the series.

It is a shame that so far no good Harry Hole movies have been produced. His character should be so much fun to portray.

CPTAUSRET 25 November 2019 20:31

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Originally Posted by JRep65 (Post 1058827391)
John Richard Green's "A History of the English People, volume 1, 449-1214" This is a ten volume set of rather small books, my set is undated, but looks to be from about 1900. This set of books end at the year 1815.

I'm a big fan of British History.

Favorite periods: the "Dark Ages", the Norman Conquest, the Civil Wars of the 17th Century, and the Victorian Age Empire.

Have you read this one?

Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome

JRep65 25 November 2019 20:46

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Originally Posted by CPTAUSRET (Post 1058827403)
Have you read this one?

Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome

I'm not a psychiatrist nor especially interested in brain chemistry, genetics, or epigenetics.

CPTAUSRET 25 November 2019 20:54

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Originally Posted by JRep65 (Post 1058827408)
I'm not a psychiatrist nor especially interested in brain chemistry, genetics, or epigenetics.

I was effing with you. That book was written by my wife.

JRep65 25 November 2019 20:59

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Originally Posted by CPTAUSRET (Post 1058827410)
I was effing with you. That book was written by my wife.

Haha! I attend to the reading of History!

CPTAUSRET 25 November 2019 21:00

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Originally Posted by JRep65 (Post 1058827413)
Haha! I attend to the reading of History!

My wife does as well.

JRep65 25 November 2019 21:10

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Originally Posted by CPTAUSRET (Post 1058827403)
Have you read this one?

Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome

I had a >>>flashback<<< to Basic Training, where the Drills told the eight of us who were going on to PSYOP that we would be going to Ft. Sam Houston (where the Nurses were).

They thought that Psychological Operations was Psychology/Psychiatry.

We (politely) told them we were going to Bragg for AIT, though we went to Airborne School before AIT (1989-1990).

IronCross 26 November 2019 08:58

How to Win Friends and Influence People:Dale Carnegie.

First read when a teenager, didn't pay it much mind. Certainly speaks volumes to me now.

MizzouMP 26 November 2019 20:16

Just picked up:

Betrayal in Berlin: The True Story of the Cold War's Most Audacious Espionage Operation by Steve Vogel.

Goes over the story of us and the Brits building a tunnel under the wall to tap USSR comm's and being sold out by a Brit turned commie.

GPC 28 November 2019 09:05

Sibanda by Tim Farren.

GPC 4 December 2019 11:38

Just finished American Dream by Magda Khalifa great book by a real life Vasquez.;)

10thvet 7 December 2019 09:54

Just finished All Secure by Tom Satterly. I HIGHLY recommend this book. It was hard to read and even harder to put down. Two words leapt off the pages and slapped me right in the back of my melon. “He wept”.

Read this book.

GPC 8 December 2019 22:27

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Originally Posted by 10thvet (Post 1058829542)
Just finished All Secure by Tom Satterly. I HIGHLY recommend this book. It was hard to read and even harder to put down. Two words leapt off the pages and slapped me right in the back of my melon. “He wept”.

Read this book.

Great book, very honest.

wowzers 8 December 2019 23:27

The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, Patrick McManus

schibbs 9 December 2019 14:40

Just started , Why Meadow Died, pretty sad deal that day. Broward county could use an overhaul!

Mingo Kane 12 December 2019 05:02

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Originally Posted by wowzers (Post 1058829920)
The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, Patrick McManus

Long live Retch and Rancid Crabtree!!

TX teacher 31 December 2019 22:15

New book I'm working on this week, "Behind Hitler's Lines: The True Story of the Only Soldier to Fight for both America and the Soviet Union in World War II," by Thomas Taylor. He's actually the son of Maxwell Taylor.

Anyway, it's the story of Joe Byerle who is the only known soldier to fight for both the US and USSR in WWII. Pretty good story and a great read. It reads more like an adventure book than non-fiction history. Great story.


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