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    historical fiction about The Marines in the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir.

    You should never complain about being cold again.

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    Nothing that exciting. I'm reading The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*uck.
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    Just finished Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance. Not a perfect book but a great insight into that demographic.
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    I just read David McCollough's book on the Johnstown PA flood of 1889. Truly a horrible event. Some good things for planners too. Like how the stripping of trees made run-off worse.

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    Just finished Brian Herbert's "The Butlerian Jihad" (one of the Frank Herbert post-mortem 'Dune' series)

    Next up: Joseph Ellis "The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution 1783-1789"
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
    by Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger

    Next up is -

    A Darker Sea
    Master Commandant Putman & the War of 1812

    by James L. Haley

    2nd in series

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    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad

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    Quote Originally posted by fringe View post
    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad
    This one is on my annual to-read book list for 2018
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Everyone here reads such classy books. I'm reading Smugglers, a Star Wars book.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
    by Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger
    I read that a few months ago. Good book.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Worth the read - my Mother, a retired English Teacher, recommended it

    American History, oil money, greed, Indians, murder, corruption, FBI, Oklahoma


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    Endurance - A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly. I'm over half through and it's great.

    Best line so far: "If you're not cheating, you're not trying hard enough."
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    Conrad's The Secret Agent

    Better than Lord Jim. A psychological study about terrorists and authority.

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