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Posted: 1/4/2012 2:31:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 2:31:52 PM EDT by stevejg1]
Let's hear it!
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Water for elephants.
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Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from World War II's "Band of Brothers"

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
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Old Man's War John Scalzi. There is hope for us old bastards after all.
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Got 'World War Z' for Christmas. I read it in a day. Good stuff!
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Im about two-thirds through the unabridged version of 'The Stand' , very good read.

About half way through Ringo's 'Live Free or Die' , a great read so far , Ringo's way with humor is always great.

I finished up Forstchen's 'One Second After ' , and loved it . . . Brad Thor's ' The Last Patriot ' was a real page turner too.

Hunter's 'I Sniper ' was pretty good , and I'm about half way through 'Hunting Season ' now , but I havent picked it up for awhile.

I'm finding Cherie Priest's steampunk tales to be surprisingly well written and very interesting . 'Dreadnaught' was excellent and I'm a ways into 'Ganymede' now , with 'Boneshaker' on deck .
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Reading Slash's autobiography now.

Pretty good.
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Candide by Voltaire was humorous.
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
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Sniper One
Ivan's War
The Story of the AK-47
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Basic Economics 4th Ed: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell

Highly recommended.
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Count to a Trillion
John C. Wright's latest

Durn good
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:04:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bmmc:
Basic Economics 4th Ed: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell

Highly recommended.
Brilliant man, great economics text.
No person should hold public office without reading and UNDERSTANDING the concepts illuminated by Mr Sowell.
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Just re-read 'Atlas Shrugged', by A. Rand.
She saw most of the current paralysis coming fifty years ago.

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[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 4:06:47 PM EDT by Cpt_Kirks]
Originally Posted By entropy:


Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption


Mom gave me a copy for Christmas. I'm just past him shaking hands with Adolf.

Just finished:

The knights of Bushido : a history of Japanese war crimes during World War II

Hidden horrors : Japanese war crimes in World War II

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[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 4:09:05 PM EDT by cyclone]
The Redemption of Nathan Bedford Forrest

Jack Hinson's One Man War

John Carter of Mars

The Blue Tattoo

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:06:09 PM EDT
Replay.

Kinda like a cross between the movies Butterfly Effect and Groundhog's Day.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:06:55 PM EDT
Currently re-reading "Ender's Game" for the first time since high school. Great book, even if you can't stand Orson Scott Card's left leaning.
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I recently read "Fight Club." This is probably the only time I'll ever say it, but I think the movie was better.

I'm working on "Pirate Latitudes" by Crichton. Pretty good so far.


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Originally Posted By JGTmaverick:
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt


Great book.
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I've been reading light lately, buzzing through the Brad Thor books. They are entertaining but the formula is pretty evident after reading 3 of them.
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"The rise and fall of the British empire"
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Hunger games

The Fourth Turning ( must read- just skip to chapter 9 )
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:13:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MetalChef:
Currently re-reading "Ender's Game" for the first time since high school. Great book, even if you can't stand Orson Scott Card's left leaning.


Left leaning? I thought Card is a Morman with decidedly conservative opinions.

I've just finished the Nights Dawn trilogy by Peter Hamilton. Very different from the Commonwealth/Void series; darker, nastier and (to me) more plausible. Still, it was hard to enjoy when so much bad stuff happens to otherwise good people. Not exactly uplifting.

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:15:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Local:
Originally Posted By MetalChef:
Currently re-reading "Ender's Game" for the first time since high school. Great book, even if you can't stand Orson Scott Card's left leaning.


Left leaning? I thought Card is a Morman with decidedly conservative opinions.



Yeah, doesn't the Left consider him a Nazi?

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:16:48 PM EDT
Craig Johnson........Cold Dish

Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice.....American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

C.J. Box.......Below Zero
........Cold Wind
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Crisis Economics by Nouriel Roubini

Excellent book that will piss you off

Crisis Economics
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:19:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MetalChef:
Currently re-reading "Ender's Game" for the first time since high school. Great book, even if you can't stand Orson Scott Card's left leaning.


I have found the "ender" series a good read.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:20:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
Originally Posted By Local:
Originally Posted By MetalChef:
Currently re-reading "Ender's Game" for the first time since high school. Great book, even if you can't stand Orson Scott Card's left leaning.


Left leaning? I thought Card is a Morman with decidedly conservative opinions.



Yeah, doesn't the Left consider him a Nazi?




He's not a lefty, but some of his books do have a kind of "Avatar" quality to them in a sense.

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Just reread 'Redcoat' by Bernard Cornwell.
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Ghosts of Cannae. It wasn't bad, it's about the worlds biggest knife fight which killed almost 50,000 Romans and how that event came back to haunt Hannibal and Carthage.

War of the Rats. It was ok, yet another Stalingrad story about Zaitsev vs Thorvald.



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The Book of Romans by St Paul
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skeletons on the zahara
if you need to know how insane the african sand dwellers are, read this book!








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Originally Posted By 69cutlass:
Originally Posted By MetalChef:
Currently re-reading "Ender's Game" for the first time since high school. Great book, even if you can't stand Orson Scott Card's left leaning.


I have found the "ender" series a good read.
Absolutely

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"One Nation One Standard" by Herman Badillo.
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Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:
Just reread 'Redcoat' by Bernard Cornwell.

Cornwell has a lot of good stuff out. I read the entire Sharpe series, as well as Agincourt and the Saxon books, and enjoyed them all.
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Currency Wars by Jim Rickards

Find out how countries with 100% debt to GDP tend to try and get out from under their debts. Ignore this book, retire poor.
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Made the horrible, horrible mistake of reading an e-book that turned out to be a romance novel.

I started to figure it out after about 30 page-equivalents because of all the attention to detail about the female's clothing, perky tits, and perfect body, and the male's strong physique, Native American good looks, enormous bulging crotch, and job as a super fighter pilot.

Skimmed through the rest of it. Are women really that retarded that they LIKE to read that crap??
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Red Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Joseph Pilyushin

Fantastic book that follows him from 1941 to 1944 fighting in and around Leningrad.
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Originally Posted By SGL_Shooter:
Red Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Joseph Pilyushin

Fantastic book that follows him from 1941 to 1944 fighting in and around Leningrad.


THIS^

It was awesome

I also just finished They Fought for Each Other
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:59:56 PM EDT
Just read: Being George Washington

Great read!!
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Just finished this and I'm in the middle of this.



Ian Smith's memoir is a very slow read, but very densely packed with details and casual references to killing Communists.
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A Sand County Almanac

Aldo Leopold

Man truly understood the impact we are having on nature.
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The Toaster Project

A British art student spent 9 months and $2000 making a simple toaster completely from scratch (mined and smelted the metals, handmade the metal into components, made and cast the plastic) as a master's thesis.

Funny, interesting and fast read.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 5:29:42 PM EDT
On a Tom Clancy kick here...more out of convenience than anything. My parents had a bunch of his stuff lying around last ttime I was there.
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Originally Posted By PR361:
A Sand County Almanac

Aldo Leopold

Man truly understood the impact we are having on nature.



Good read. It's been a few years since I last read it though.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 5:31:35 PM EDT
Reading Lions Of Kandahar at the moment.
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I swear I laughed for two minutes straight....
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[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 5:33:40 PM EDT by jeffco55]
Read A. Rands Anthem a few weeks back, working on Free to Choose now. The new American Sniper book I'd on deck.
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