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Posted: 9/20/2005 5:34:16 PM EDT

In the need of a good book after I finish, "Vagabond" by Bernard Cornwell. I'd read the next one in the sequel but my father-in-law borrowed it. So ... Recommendations?
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:35:29 PM EDT
Born Fighting, by James Webb, and Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses by Theodore Dalrymple.

I need something lighter once I finish these two.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:36:19 PM EDT
High-Speed signal propagation: Advanced Black Magic

You know what I say, geek it 'till it MHz (or GHz in this case)
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:36:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 5:37:14 PM EDT by 9mm4me]
Lance Armstrongs War

ETA: w00t! post 556!
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:37:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 5:37:37 PM EDT by Mauser101]
Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land", following it up with "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress", then it's off to the land of "1984" and a lighthearted step over to the world of Douglas Adams for "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency".

I think in that order. I buy several books at a time as I hate being without something new to read.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:37:56 PM EDT
The Coming of the Third Reich

Somewhat dry, but a fascinating look at the elements in Germany that led to the rise of National Socialism.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:37:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:
High-Speed signal propagation: Advanced Black Magic

You know what I say, geek it 'till it MHz (or GHz in this case)



That's some nice light reading for the 'ole crapper ...
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:38:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 6:36:09 PM EDT by MrsDrFrige]

Originally Posted By fatk1d:
In the need of a good book after I finish, "Vagabond" by Bernard Cornwell. I'd read the next one in the sequel but my father-in-law borrowed it. So ... Recommendations?



I just finished the latest harry potter book...

not sure what is next....I somehow ended up with a backlog of books

Possibly "Flight of The Falcon" a follow up to "The Falcon and the Snowman"



Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:40:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Imteam:
The Coming of the Third Reich

Somewhat dry, but a fascinating look at the elements in Germany that led to the rise of National Socialism.



Interesting ... I just might choose a good non-fiction work such as this. The last non-fiction book I "read" was David McCullough's 1776 on unabridged audio CD. Excellent work. You might find it interesting too given your signature line.

Thanks for the recommendation ... I'll see what else the crew here lines out for me.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:40:34 PM EDT
I'm re-reading Lights Out, by our own member halffast. Excellent read, although still under construction. Check over in the survival forum for the thread on it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:40:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 5:41:12 PM EDT by Admiral_Crunch]
Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King. Book five of the Dark Tower series. Very good read so far.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:41:55 PM EDT
http://ak47.net/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=391831
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:42:49 PM EDT
Alas, Babylon , Lucifer's Hammer and The Historian
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:43:18 PM EDT
The Giver
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:44:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King. Book five of the Dark Tower series. Very good read so far.



Ah, far ahead of you here ... My wife hated the ending to The Dark Tower series but I loved every book even though it was kinda clear towards the end of the series that King was getting fed up with it ... At least, it seemed that way anyway. Still, I'd recommend this series to anyone. A pretty cool series. I'd have to say my favorites in the series would be between book one and two but they're all pretty good.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:44:23 PM EDT
Sperm Wars by Robin Baker. Awesome book.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:45:38 PM EDT
Vines to Wines

just finished Confederacy of Dunces
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:47:44 PM EDT
Chickenhawk
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:47:52 PM EDT
I just picked up THE GRIZZLY MAZE, by Nick Jans. It's about Timothy Treadwell, the bear "expert" that got himself and his girlfriend killed.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:49:06 PM EDT
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:51:29 PM EDT
Steel My Soldiers' Hearts by Colonel David H. Hackworth

About half done. Good read so far if you like his style, which I do.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:53:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fatk1d:

Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:
High-Speed signal propagation: Advanced Black Magic

You know what I say, geek it 'till it MHz (or GHz in this case)



That's some nice light reading for the 'ole crapper ...



Yeah, but you should see some of the other shit I read to keep current on technology. Its the only way I've been able to keep an edge. Hell, I've just finished designing and putting together the first Ka-Band satellite terminal my company made, it wouldn't have been possible without them long-head books. ...and to think I am a high school dropout...
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:54:58 PM EDT
Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, Moran & Shapiro, 5th ed.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:55:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mauser101:
Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land", following it up with "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress", then it's off to the land of "1984" and a lighthearted step over to the world of Douglas Adams for "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency".

I think in that order. I buy several books at a time as I hate being without something new to read.



Great book! You would also enjoy 'Good Omens, Bad Omens' by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (sp?)!
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 6:36:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 6:37:26 PM EDT by MrsDrFrige]

Originally Posted By JLB:
Chickenhawk



We have that around here....
I think DrFrige is reading it.

I like book threads. They give me all sorts of new Ideas.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 6:38:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:39:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tifosi:

Originally Posted By Mauser101:
Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land", following it up with "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress", then it's off to the land of "1984" and a lighthearted step over to the world of Douglas Adams for "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency".

I think in that order. I buy several books at a time as I hate being without something new to read.



Great book! You would also enjoy 'Good Omens, Bad Omens' by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (sp?)!



Thanks for the recommendation. Added it to my Amazon wishlist...along with a backlog of about 40 other books. Really, my entire family knows I have a huge list and yet they insist on needing to ask what I want for Christmas or my birthday. It's right there people!



Originally Posted By gaspain:

just finished Confederacy of Dunces



I could not stand the character of Ignatious. Granted, it was intentional, but Toole did such a good job of irritating my poretestant work ethic that I put the book down in disgust after he ate all of those hotdogs.

The literary world lost an upcoming master with Toole's suicide.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:53:18 PM EDT
Just finished reading Salad Days. I really liked it.
Also just finished reading Generation Kill. Liked that one a lot, also.

Currently I'm reading The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Very good so far.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:57:31 PM EDT
Frankenstein, Book Two, City Of Night. Dean Koontz. These two books have been very good so far.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:00:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Confederate:
Frankenstein, Book Two, City Of Night. Dean Koontz. These two books have been very good so far.


That was great, I cant wait for the third to come out next summer.

I'm currently reading "Hammerheads" by Dale Brown, last week I read "Tin Man", also by Dale Brown, not sure what I'll read next, I gotta dig throguh my dads box of books.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:01:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:02:24 PM EDT
I just finished reading Generation Kill and Slaughter House 5 both great books. At the moment Im re-reading catch-22 for the third time.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:03:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 10:28:55 PM EDT by 3rdStreet]



Then after the fun:

Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:09:19 PM EDT
War, Politics, and Power: Selections from On War, and I Believe and Profess
by Carl Von Clausewitz, Edward M. Collins (Translator)
Regnery Publishing (January, 1998)

I also own the complete Everyman's Library edition in the current standard Howard/Paret translation but thought I'd try the selections first.

Here is a complete online copy of an obsolete translation: On War

GL

Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:10:05 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:11:05 PM EDT
ARRL's EmComm Level III Course Study

(American Radio Relay League, Emergency Communications)
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:13:34 PM EDT
Book? Haaaaaaaaa............

The closest I come would be the Cheaper Than Dirt catalog.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:14:01 PM EDT
The Art of Moral Protest by James Jasper and a half a dozen other schoolbooks.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:17:44 PM EDT
Just finished Fly Boys about the Pacific air war, in particular about what happened to George Bush Senior, and his squadron mates.

Reading now Canada's Secret Commandos: The unauthorized story about Joint Task Force Two
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:19:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 10:20:02 PM EDT by Az_Redneck]

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:
Just finished Fly Boys about the Pacific air war, in particular about what happened to George Bush Senior, and his squadron mates.

Reading now Canada's Secret Commandos: The unauthorized story about Joint Task Force Two



Oxymoron?

They HAVE to be secret, cuz nobody has ever seen them!
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:29:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 3rdStreet:
www.lideria.pl/img_big/8185.jpg



I must have the only copy of the Kama Sutra in the world with no pictures. I've been CHEATED!!!

On my list, though, are a couple of volumes that everyone should read.

The Prince, Machiavelli
The Art Of War, Sun Tzu (And maybe Sun Pin)
How to Win Friends and Influence People
PR!
The Holy Bible (It's not just for atheists anymore!)
Selling to the Affluent (Absolute must-read for everyone!!! You will NOT be disappointed)
True Odds from Silverlake Press
Sleight of Hand
Great Issues in American History From Reconstruction to the Present Day
Secret Knowledge of Water
Domination and the Arts of Resistance
Primary Preventative Dentistry
How to Cook Everything

I got a million of em. I love reading, it's one of my top three favorite things to do in the whole world. If I could take ten years and live in a library and read, read, read, I'd do it in a heartbeat. The collective knowledge of the entire human race is available to us these days. Imagine Alexander standing at the top of the known world, with the decision on what to do with his Empire. What did he do? He built libraries. Bless his heart.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:30:53 PM EDT
Presently reading WAR AS I KNEW IT : George S. Patton, Jr.


NORTH AFRICA, November 6th , 1942

"It seems my whole life has been pointed to this moment. When this job is done, I presume I will be pointed to the next step in the ladder of destiny. If I do my full duty , the rest will take care of itself."
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:38:00 PM EDT
1984
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:50:08 PM EDT
I'm reading 1776 right now by David McCullough. It's a little dry, but very interesting, especially since I haven't covered Revolution War history since high school. Good refresher, and Washington was THE MAN.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:53:36 PM EDT
Generation Kill by Evan Wright.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:54:22 PM EDT
I haven't read a novel in years.

All I read are friggin' technical manuals.

I'm becoming a bore.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:55:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 11:02:34 PM EDT by Lockedon]
READING BOOKS? this site?? are you kidding me????
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:55:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 10:57:01 PM EDT by Mr-H]
I am currently reading through 'See, I Told You So' by Rush Limbaugh, 'On Combat' by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (AWESOME book), and 'Hunting the Jackal' by Billy Waugh.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 11:24:05 PM EDT
How to talk to a liberal - Ann Coulter
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:04:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fly-Navy:
I'm reading 1776 right now by David McCullough. It's a little dry, but very interesting, especially since I haven't covered Revolution War history since high school. Good refresher, and Washington was THE MAN.



Yeah, I just recently finished it on audio-cd ... Don't forget Nathaniel Greene too ... Washington was a butt kicker but N.G. was right there with him.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 7:50:32 AM EDT
Whirlwind by James Clavell.

It is a massive tome that I've owned for years but put off due to it's size. It is a fictional account of the return of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 and the effect on foreigners in Iran. It's interesting that even though the book is based in the middle-east, he manages to tie-in some characters to his previous books such as Shogun, Tai-Pan and Noble House.

LL
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