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Old 01-09-2019, 07:05 PM   #1
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Who still reads books? If you have a good recommendation, feel free to share.

I nominate "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman."

(I once told somebody about this book, and they ended up buying it as Christmas gifts for all.)
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:10 PM   #2
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Fear actually wasn't bad.

I like ship of fools a lot too.

I read listen to a lot of fantasy and history. I like to read political and science.
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12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson, haven’t actually read it yet , wife got it for me for Christmas
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Fear actually wasn't bad.

I like ship of fools a lot too.

I read listen to a lot of fantasy and history. I like to read political and science.
If you like history read Shelby Foote’s books on the civil war . Three books about 4,000 pages . Hands down the best civil war history I’ve ever read, don’t let the size of them put you off , they are real page turners
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You probably already read Michelles book, if not ask Robie for his copy
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Link for some cheap ones.

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I would suggest the Jack Reacher series of books. If you like fiction.

Much better than the movies.

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I've been on a war stories kick lately.

Just finished Beneath A Scarlett Sky, it's a fiction but based on a real person in Italy during WW2.

Reading '1942 - The Year That Tried Men's Souls' right now, it's good so far.

D-Day Through German Eyes is another good one.

I read a really good Vietnam one recently, but can't remember the name of it. It'll come to me eventually

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Paul McCartney's biography.

First I ever heard of a "Knee-knocker"
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I have enjoyed the “ killing” series books by Bill O’Reilly. “The last mission of bottoms up, a World War II pilot’s story” is also a favorite of mine. About a local guy that went to the same high school as me.
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Depends what youike.

The Eudaemonic Pie is pretty interesting, but all you really need to get out of it for life and business is the chart showing the probability of going broke.

Everyone is a gambler, whether they admit it or not.
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Paul McCartney's biography...
I just started,
Thanks a lot Mr. Kibblewhite. Roger Daltrey. My Story.

Not bad so far.

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I have enjoyed the “ killing” series books by Bill O’Reilly....
I did Reagan and Kennedy. Were decent enough.
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I've been on a war stories kick lately.

Just finished Beneath A Scarlett Sky, it's a fiction but based on a real person in Italy during WW2.

Reading '1942 - The Year That Tried Men's Souls' right now, it's good so far.

D-Day Through German Eyes is another good one.

I read a really good Vietnam one recently, but can't remember the name of it. It'll come to me eventually

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D-Day through German eyes is great. There is a part two as well.

I also have been reading a bunch of Panzer crew stories and SS Panzer crew stories. It gives you a completely different perspective of the war.

The Last Panther and Tiger Tracks are two great books by the same author.

Kindle unlimited is a killer deal.

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D-Day through German eyes is great. There is a part two as well.

I also have been reading a bunch of Panzer crew stories and SS Panzer crew stories. It gives you a completely different perspective of the war.

The Last Panther and Tiger Tracks are two great books by the same author.

Kindle unlimited is a killer deal.

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I just use prime reading, I don't dare get Kindle unlimited, cause if there's anything I'm addicted to, it's reading.

Once I get into a good book, it's almost impossible to put it down.

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If you like history read Shelby Foote’s books on the civil war . Three books about 4,000 pages . Hands down the best civil war history I’ve ever read, don’t let the size of them put you off , they are real page turners
I met Shelby Foote shortly after the PBS series on the CW. I regretted that I didn't have a copy of one of his books for an autograph. He was a guest lecturer when I was in college. James Dickey was with him....literary giants, IMO.

Marc Cameron is the author I am reading now...he carries on the Tom Clancy books.

And I got this for Christmas....saw a story about the guy..should be interesting. https://www.amazon.com/Republican-Li...blican+like+me
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Thanks a lot Mr. Kibblewhite. Roger Daltrey. My Story.

Not bad so far.



I did Reagan and Kennedy. Were decent enough.
I heard a couple interviews on the radio with Roger Daltrey promoting it and it sounds like that book will be good.
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For you guys who like war history there's a great series that is about true people of WWII and tells stories from a first person view. It's a really cool series by a guy who does a lot of homework before writing. Jeff Shaara is the guys name.

He also has one on WWI that was fantastic. I haven't read the series about the civil war but I'm certain it's good as well. Think "Band of Brothers" except from both sides.

I actually started getting more into WWI history recently. Max Hastings does a really good job on WWI. I try to go back on each major war to see how we've come to where we are. I've gotten back to the Napoleonic war but that era is so screwed up in Europe it's really hard to keep track before it.
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I heard a couple interviews on the radio with Roger Daltrey promoting it and it sounds like that book will be good.
I had no idea it was out. I just stumbled upon it on the new release shelf at the library.

As said before, so far it's a good read.
Seems like a short book, but my personal reading time is limited. So it might be while before it's done.
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I don't think I know anyone over the age of 6 that goes to the library.

Ok, I do. But not many.

That book should be pretty good on audible. Hmm... I have a handful of credits. That may be today's work book.

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