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Old 23 August 2019, 13:01
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I recently finished the biography of Mikhail Gorbachev written by William Taubman (full name of the book is Gorbachev: His Life and Time). I found it to be both very well researched and written; the author rigorously studied memoirs, journal notes, and interviews of many of Gorbachev's aides and family members, friends and foes.

My initial motivation to dive into this book was to learn more about the events that took place before the Berlin Wall collapse, given that this year is its 30th anniversary. But now, after the Severodvinsk "incident", I cannot but compare and contrast actions and reactions of Putin now and Gorbachev during the Chernobyl disaster.

To sum it up, it is a good quality read, IMHO.
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Old 23 August 2019, 13:11
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GWAG--if you enjoyed that, I might recommend any of Vlad Zubok's books.
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Old 25 August 2019, 14:48
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I must confess that I don't read as much as I'd like too, but I do make up for it by listening to audiobooks while I'm commuting to and from work and while I'm doing chores around the house. my current list is
Viper pilot: by Dan Hampton
The Hunter Killers: by the same hunter
Last Stand at Khe Sahn: by Gregg Jones
and Finally Night Hunters: evolution of the AC-130 gunship
A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions.
- Marcus Aurelius
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Old 2 September 2019, 10:27
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Just started reading "War for the Hell of It" by Ed Cobleigh. He was a Phantom jock in Vietnam and it's basically the story of the war from his perspective and his thoughts and feelings on the people who ran the show. One chapter in and it's not too bad so far.
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Old 5 September 2019, 18:56
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Jack Carr's newest, True Believer.
I thought his first one was good. How is is this one?
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Old 5 September 2019, 22:37
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I started reading Ride the Tiger by the philosopher Julius Evola. He is pretty far right and anti egalitarian and very politically incorrect for these times. I don't agree with everything he has to say but it is a breath of fresh air from globohomo culture.
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Old 9 September 2019, 07:22
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Started reading Why Kids Kill by Dr. Peter Langman.
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Old 11 September 2019, 14:28
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Just read , The Last Battle, by Stephen Harding
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