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Old 14 April 2012, 05:38
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Speaking of old Honest Abe. Any body read the Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter book? I saw the preview for the upcoming movie recently based on the book. I need to read that. I have been listening to the Audio book for World War Z by Max Brooks too its a very nice audio book with a full staff of voice talent for each character instead of one narrator for the whole book. World War Z is going to have a movie adaptation also.
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Old 14 April 2012, 06:05
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JTK: yep, new Joe Ledger book "The Assassin's Code" http://www.amazon.com/Assassins-Code...4397719&sr=1-3

Bomber - actually a really good book. Weaves a lot of historical fact about Lincoln's life around the premise of vampires infesting the good old US of A
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Old 14 April 2012, 11:03
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Speaking of old Honest Abe. Any body read the Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter book? .
I read it last year- I really liked it. The author actually did a fair amount of research and peppered the story with lots of real world events. And its got vampires.
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Old 14 April 2012, 15:30
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I've been hoping there'd be another story soon, thanks for the heads up Austin.

And I've been eyeballing that Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter book every time I hit a bookstore for the last month or 2. Sounds like I should pick up a copy.
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Old 14 April 2012, 15:54
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Stephen Ambrose marathon

Just finished "Undaunted Courage" (Lewis & Clark), and starting "Crazy Horse & Custer". As usual, a good blend of "big picture" history and first hand accounts for the bird's eye view of the individual. The most stunning comment to me was the reason Napolean gave for selling the "Louisiana Purchase": to make American a permanent enemy with England!
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Old 14 April 2012, 16:36
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Just finished "Undaunted Courage" (Lewis & Clark), and starting "Crazy Horse & Custer". As usual, a good blend of "big picture" history and first hand accounts for the bird's eye view of the individual. The most stunning comment to me was the reason Napolean gave for selling the "Louisiana Purchase": to make American a permanent enemy with England!
"Undaunted Courage" is a well written, nice piece of history. Highly recommended! One thing I never realized until reading was how malarial some parts of the country were back then.
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Through the Land of Extremes: the Littledales of Central Asia by Elizabeth and Nicholas Clinch.

Excellent book for vacation: a combination of history, geopolitics, and adventure. It's based on the diaries and letters of the Littledale couple and their fox terrier about their travels to the most remote places in Central Asia in the late 1800s.

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Old 19 April 2012, 21:57
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Just finished reading the original Foxfire book about the people of Appalachia...very interesting book on old school living, fascinating in fact.
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Old 19 April 2012, 22:27
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Just finished reading Operation Broken Reed, by LT COL Arthur L. Boyd (Ret). Freaking awesome book. I love reading about the top secret stuff we never hear about, that makes a real difference to our Nation's security and peace. God Bless every one of those team members for what they did.

There is a bit of history, which sets up the background and importance of the mission. I wasn't real familiar with it, so I didn't mind it. And once that is set up, the actual mission itself was very interesting. Those guys had huge stones to do what they did.

(From the back flap: In 1951, haunted by the Red Scare and the specter of nuclear war, President Harry S. Truman found he lacked sufficient intelligence on enemy capabilities and intentions to decide whether or not to escalate the Korean War. Thus, he authorized Operation Broken Reed- sending ten men behind enemy lines in January 1952 to collect, process and transmit military intelligence concerning North Korean and Communist Chinese armies. This is a true story of daring, sacrifice, and death- and how close the United States came to global nuclear war.)
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Hitler moves east 1941-1943 by Paul Carell.
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BLOOD, STEEL, AND MYTH: The II.SS-Panzer-Korps and the Road to Prochorowka

This is a amazing book so far. A lot of details and a easy read.
Just started it myself very good book.
I have also read Scorched Earth by Paul Carell and will find it interesting on comparing them.
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"The Big Burn" by Timothy Egan

The book is about the massive forest fire in 1910 in the western part of the United States and the men that combated it. Book goes into great detail about the establishment of the National Forests and forest conservation by President Teddy Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot. Also, of course, about the Forest Fire Service and how the fire of 1910 changed many policies regarding fire suppression of protected areas.
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New Terry Pratchett called "Snuff". (Tobacco, not angry porn.)
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Left for Dead by Howard Jencks.... Great crime fiction novel about a human trafficking investigation that leads to a link between the Zeta cartel and the Mexican mafia... It's a thriller
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Left for Dead by Howard Jencks.... Great crime fiction novel about a human trafficking investigation that leads to a link between the Zeta cartel and the Mexican mafia... It's a thriller
Did you just give a rave recommendation for your own book?

*Edit to add:
I just looked up your book on Amazon and the one review was you praising the author (yourself)
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Great tale. Could just as easily have been true crime. There is no doubt this is going on, and the author nailed it! Story flows, dialogue is great, and what twist!
I see nothing unscrupulous about an artist (writer, musician, or whatever) promoting themselves... but doesn't writing third person praises for yourself seem unethical?
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New Terry Pratchett called "Snuff". (Tobacco, not angry porn.)
Just finished that one. I don't know how many books he's got left in him, but I've read every Discworld book published. It was pretty good, but not one of his best IMHO. I just hope he has good doctors with what he's dealing with- he's given me a lot of laughs over the years and there isn't anyone who will be able to fill his shoes when he has to quit.
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Old 8 May 2012, 17:10
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I didn't know he was dealing with anything. I'll have to research. And agreed not his best but Young Sam has developed into a pretty fun character. I have a hard time picking a favorite book. But the Moist von Lipwig books were both entertaining to me. I have almost all of them, still finishing the collection.
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I'm halfway through Glock: The Rise of America's Gun by Paul Barrett, and it's better than I expected it to be (was predicting a bit of a dry read that might provide me a tidbit or two on the one I bought).

Instead, it's a fascinating look at what happens when an intelligent entrepreneur meets up with smart marketers and rides the crest of a negative publicity wave that fuels almost rabid demand.

Oh, and for those of you with Y chromosomes, it even has strippers . . . ;-)
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Old 16 May 2012, 08:39
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Although I am not a fan of Fiction, I did read the new book by Dalton Fury called "Black Site." I found it to a great read.
I'm in the process of reading that right now. I'm about 8 chapters and I think it's pretty good so far. I also have his "Kill Bin Laden" book as well, but haven't started it yet.
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