Read Any Good Books Lately?


 

J Grotz

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I am almost finished with His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope, by Jon Meachum. It is short (about 250 pages of reading followed by 100+ pages of notations), so it is not an in-depth telling of the struggle for civil rights. However, I think it is a good gateway into an important period in our nation's history.

Next up is Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
 

Brian_D

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Just started this one. I put WW II books into two genres, like economics, they're either macro or micro. Macro = big picture , strategic viewpoint, generals, prime ministers, and presidents. Micro = in the foxhole or the cockpit, sergeants, gunners, pilots , and tank crews.

This one is starting out to be micro , lots a personal experience

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Thanks for the reco. I just downloaded it on Overdrive & will start it soon.
 

Lynn Dollar

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Just started this one. I put WW II books into two genres, like economics, they're either macro or micro. Macro = big picture , strategic viewpoint, generals, prime ministers, and presidents. Micro = in the foxhole or the cockpit, sergeants, gunners, pilots , and tank crews.

This one is starting out to be micro , lots a personal experience

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Well, I got distracted from reading Deadly Skies, I saw something on Twitter about the Siegfried Line and dug out a book I read a few years ago for more detail. The author Lt George Wilson, was one of the first to cross the Siegfried. And I ended up reading the entire book for a second time. Its a good one.

This book is required reading at West Point, its a standard on infantry tactics, leadership in combat, military policy ., etc. Lt Wilson was on the front lines for 8 months, from Normandy to Battle of the Bulge. Excellent book ... not a large book , mine is a small paperback, 260 pages.

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Joan

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Lynn, I swear, I just came on line again to post something on my "Helpful Hints" thread. What a co-ink-a-dink. lol
 

John K BBQ

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Currently reading "Divine Justice" by David Baldaci which I think is 4th in his "Camel Club" series - also maybe one of the best. Good suspense thriller. Michael Connelly's "Bosch Series" is also great for "Cop-Thriller-Murder-Fiction". I haven't read any good history lately so maybe I'll get back into that. "Hellhound on His Trail" was one of the most suspenseful historical accounts I've ever read - it's about the man who shot MLK and his efforts to avoid being arrested. Even if you're not that interested in that period of history, it's a great read.
 

Joan

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John, neighbor across the street gave us 1-4 of the "Camel Club",(read them) hope he has the rest to give us. lol Last month I read Baldacci's 1st book in the Amos Decker series, " Memory Man". I liked Amos very much and hope to get the rest of the series real soon.

Right now I am having a good time rereading Stuart Wood's "Stone Barrington" series. I am on book 4 and I swear, it is like reading them for the first time. Let's see, there are fifteen newer books we don't have. By the time I get to the end of what we do have, heaven knows how many he will have written by then. This guy can put out at least 3,4,5 books a year. lol
 

Richard in NS

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I have read all of David Baldacci’s books and thoroughly enjoyed them. One of my favourite authors. My daughter gets me them every year for Christmas. Just got a new one (forget the name) that I haven’t had time to read. The Camel Club series is one of my favourites.
 

Ron De Hoogh

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Currently reading "The British are coming" By Rick Atkinson The war for America from Lexington to Princeton, there are two more books after this one on the Revolutionary war.

I have read it's a Lonely war a number of times great book!
 

Joan

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Just gave Santa a little help. Went on Amazon (here, your welcome Chris. lol) and ordered a few things. Part of what we ordered are 5 books of the "Stone Barrington" series by Stewart Woods and 1 Clive Cussler "Dirk Pitt" series. Won't tell you what else we ordered till later. lol

I asked on another thread if anyone asked Santa for any cookbooks (no replies, lol) so, anyone ask Santa for non cookbooks?
 

Phil Perrin

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I've been rereading some Stephen King books that I didn't care for when they first came out.
The Dead Zone, The Tommyknockers and The Shining didn't do anything for me years ago when they came out.
I've reread them all in the last few months and am not sure what younger me was thinking!
These are great books!
 

Lynn Dollar

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I'm halfway through this one. Its a great story and hard to put down. Its a novel based on real people, real events. Writer is excellent.

 

Joan

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I've been rereading some Stephen King books that I didn't care for when they first came out.
The Dead Zone, The Tommyknockers and The Shining didn't do anything for me years ago when they came out.
I've reread them all in the last few months and am not sure what younger me was thinking!
These are great books!
Thanks Phil, that's a good idea. I haven't checked yet, but I am sure we have a lot of his books. I need a break from Stone Barrington. As much as I really like him, he does get a little too horny for my ol' body. lol I am up to book #14. I don't intend to read the new ones from Santa till I catch up to them. It is like watching a real long movie. (except, darn, no popcorn lol)
 
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Joan

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So, what have you all been reading since last we talked. I just found out that I have to add 2 more books to my list of "Stone Barrington" series. That's a total of 58 books so far. That's 11 books I have to order from Amazon. (Yes Chris, I know, from here. lol)
 

Kevin L (NKY)

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A few of my favorites (I like flying/military biographies):
Chuck Yeager's biography is one of the best - he has had a charmed life! Bob Hoover's Bio is another good one.
Feet wet: reflections of a carrier pilot, by Paul Gillcrest. Started with the f6f hellcat all the way through to the f14 tomcat.
Chickenhawk by Robert Mason: personal bio of the helicopter war in Vietnam.

If you like action novels, you can't go wrong with any of the Jack Reacher books.
Right now reading "SR71 the secret missions exposed" by Paul F. Crickmore
 

ChuckH

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I just finished a book titled Stolen. It is a true story of the reverse Underground Railroad. Where free blacks, primarily young black boys are kidnapped in free northern states and smuggled south and sold into slavery. The book centers around 5 boys kidnapped in Philadelphia, spirited south and the wrangling used to gain their freedom and returned home. Very interesting read.
 

John K BBQ

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I just finished a book titled Stolen. It is a true story of the reverse Underground Railroad. Where free blacks, primarily young black boys are kidnapped in free northern states and smuggled south and sold into slavery. The book centers around 5 boys kidnapped in Philadelphia, spirited south and the wrangling used to gain their freedom and returned home. Very interesting read.
I'm in a big reading rut. I keep picking out snoozers... I might give this book a try.

It's been a few years, but I read a book called "Hell Hound on His Trail" which was the story of Martin Luther King's assassination, and the man hunt for James Earl Ray. If you haven't read this yet, you may enjoy it. One of the craziest (and tragic) stories in post WW2 history.
 

Lynn Dollar

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I'm reading " Capitalism and Freedom " by Milton Friedman, published in 1962 and is a compilation of his speeches in the 1950's . Its a difficult read, the man makes ya think too hard. Still very relevant today.

Also finished Bill Gates " How to Avoid a Climate Disaster " ............... hard to form an opinion on this book. Its an easy read that I read more out of curiosity. Gates solutions are opposite of the ideas in Friedman's book.
 

Joan

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TOMORROW - MAY 28th - IS IAN FLEMING'S BIRTHDAY

Ian Fleming – 1908

In 1953, the British writer and naval intelligence office published his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale.
 

Joan

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RANDY WAYNE WHITE, author of the "DOC FORD" series. I have read all 26 books in the series and am now rereading them.
 

 

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