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Posted: 12/17/2009 1:10:34 PM EDT
70 years old very conservitive and loves hunting but he loves to read. Real big into history esp American or Va history. Or Military history. Can be fiction or non fiction.. Any suggestions from the hive?


Link Posted: 12/17/2009 1:18:10 PM EDT
www.beckchristmas.com is having a sale on his books. My dad got the newest one and said it was really good. I'm hoping I get it for Christmas.
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 1:18:28 PM EDT
Lone Survivor or Roberts Ridge...both great war stories
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 1:25:22 PM EDT
becks new book, arguing w/ idiots is a good, quick, and easy read.

Levin's, conservative manifesto was also good and probably more suited for a real reader (beck's book is like his show, crazy, informative, and ADD)

also a good one my gf's dad got me was Presidential Courage by Michael Beschloss. if he also likes history i would suggest this one. very interesting on the trials and tribulations which presidents when through. i think he would like it.
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 1:26:47 PM EDT
The Afghan Campaign by Steven Pressfield.

About Alexander's Afghan wars. Only about half way through but good so far.
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 1:28:34 PM EDT
thanks guys.. keep them coming.. all great ideas... Not sure about Beck. As in Im not sure how he feels about Beck. thats one of those love him or hate him personalities.... Going to borders this weekenend so keeep them coming.


Thanks again!!
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 1:29:59 PM EDT
If he likes reading about hunting, pick up some Peter Hathaway Capstick books.
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 1:32:45 PM EDT
How about the new Palin book?
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 1:35:28 PM EDT
Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley.
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 1:44:18 PM EDT
The Corps series by W.E.B. Griffin.....Semi-fact based fiction and IMHO a good read....
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 1:45:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2009 1:46:17 PM EDT by Kstanton]
Originally Posted By delemorte:
70 years old very conservitive and loves hunting but he loves to read.




Hey, what's that supposed to mean?


I always enjoy WW2 books, especially detailed battle plan explanations.
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 1:45:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2009 1:47:19 PM EDT by ultramagbrion]
Originally Posted By RIA45ACP:
If he likes reading about hunting, pick up some Peter Hathaway Capstick books.


This...............The Last Ivory Hunter was great.

Also..........."Hemingway on Hunting" was fantastic collection of his hunting stories.

Link Posted: 12/17/2009 1:49:00 PM EDT
Has he ever read Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States"? It's a different take on the main stream versions.
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 1:53:24 PM EDT
CAPSTICK as suggested above. All the "Death in...." series. Simply outstanding. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=capstick&x=0&y=0





I just finished "Patriots" by Rawles, outstanding! http://www.amazon.com/Patriots-Surviving-James-Wesley-Rawles/dp/156384155X



Has he read Clancy? Tons of gold there, just pick one.
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 1:57:01 PM EDT
Since this is a gun board how about Hatchers Notebook?  It's pretty technical but has facinating info and insights from Hatcher who was an army ordnance officer from before WWI through WWII.

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Link Posted: 12/17/2009 5:15:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kstanton:


Hey, what's that supposed to mean?
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Darn it.. i meant AND   no but.. you can hunt and read just not at the same time


he has read all the Clancy stuff and LOVED IT.. ill look into all the others. I need to get my moms opinion as she knows exactly what he has or has not read.
Link Posted: 12/17/2009 5:17:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:
How about the new Palin book?


He does love Palin.. But what man with a pulse does not

Hubba Hubba
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:49:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2009 8:50:16 AM EDT by sparkyCG]
SAFARI    by Bartle Bull .     The history of "white hunters' and the evolution of safaris in Africa.  Excellent/fascinating read.

WHOOOOOOAAH ... my bad ... Amazon has one new copy for $532.  
http://www.alibris.com/search/books/qwork/5859257/used/Safari:%20A%20Chronicle%20of%20Adventure      
they have a used paperback for $20

Stay safe
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 10:50:18 AM EDT
I picked up "Lone Survivor" and t"Presidential Courage"


Thanks guys!!
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