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Old 6 August 2018, 15:10
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Alright, started book number 9 for the summer last night. "Apollo 8" by Jefferey Kluger. The title is self explanatory.

The author is the same person who co-wrote Apollo 13 with Jim Lovell. He's got several other books on the space program that I might take a look at when I'm finished with this one.
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“Shanghai Mission” book 5 or 6 in the Grant Stevens series.

Found this by accident and what intrigued me was the timeline of being set just post Vietnam and during the height of the Cold War.

Plus it reminded me of Cass and some of the things he told me so I just had to download the whole series. While reading I often find myself picturing a younger Cass sneaking people from East Berlin into West Berlin etc.

Author is Jamie Fredric. No bio or info on the author.
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Book 10 for the summer: Game of Shadows by Mark Fainuru-wada and Lance Williams.

Being a baseball nut, I had to read this. It's been on my shelf for a very long time and I'm finally sitting down to it. If you aren't aware, it covers the BALCO controversy with Bonds and how all that played out.
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Book 10 for the summer: Game of Shadows by Mark Fainuru-wada and Lance Williams.

Being a baseball nut, I had to read this. It's been on my shelf for a very long time and I'm finally sitting down to it. If you aren't aware, it covers the BALCO controversy with Bonds and how all that played out.
I don't know if you've listened to it yet, but as someone who doesn't care whatsoever about Baseball (and still found the story fascinating) I would highly recommend David Ortiz: The Big Papi Story.

Great podcast story.
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Just finished reading/listening to:

"I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer" by Michelle McNamara.

Really enjoyed it and finished it in three commutes. This book was written before the author's death in 2016, so two years prior to JJD being identified on 23andme.com

The conclusions that were drawn therefore don't necessarily prove out, or haven't shown to connect to the case, but I can't think of any published work in which more detail was given about the crimes, nor one that was more logically written.


Another book, which I actually had in my cloud for a while but didn't get to, until it became a relevant topic was Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance.

Usually I grind through biographies, especially about business executives, but this one was different. The author did serious research and kept her biases out of the book. What I came away with was strangely compelling and more significantly actionable.

If you're interested in reading about one of the most innovative minds out there, and want a fresh perspective on why the businesses are run the way they are...this is the book for you.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it.


Currently, I'm reading/listening to the following books:

The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus by Lee Strobel

and

Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink by Anthony McCarten
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