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User currently offlineUA767-223 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 156 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 6 days ago) and read 1264 times:

What books have you recently read? (phone book doesn't count)

I just finished a biography on Ho Chi Minh.

34 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlineKappa13 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 163 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 days ago) and read 1228 times:

In the last few months:

Headwind by John Nance
Blackout by John Nance
Pandora's Clock by John Nance

And right now I'm working on Phoenix Rising by John Nance and a book about Airport Planning and Management. As you can tell John Nance is my favorite author.

Todd Lawrence

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 days ago) and read 1223 times:

"My Life & The Principles for Success" by Ross Perot

"All The Best, My Life in Letters and Other Writings" by George Bush

"Success Is A Choice" by Rick Pitino

Pan Am:The World's Most Experienced Airline - P(oor) S(ailor's) A(irline): San Diego's Hometown Airline-Catch Our Smile!
User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 days ago) and read 1220 times:

I just finished reading (for the second time) We Were Soldiers Once...And Young by Lt. Gen. Hal Moore (ret.) and Joe Galloway.

It's about the first major battle between ground forces of the U.S. Army and the North Vietnamese Army (NVA, and not VC) in the Ia Drang Valley, Vietnam (1965).

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

I'm currently reading "From Worst to First." The story of Continental Airlines. It's a good break from all the textbooks I read for school.

Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1215 times:

I just finished reading "Hard Landing" byThomas Petzinger Jr.

I am about 4 chapters into "Nothing Like it in the World The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869" by Stephen E. Ambrose.

Later this summer I have to read "Pride and Prejudice" for school.

User currently offlineLufthansaUSA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

I've just finished Frank Herbert's "Dune"-a fantastic book. Currently, I'm reading John Keegan's "The Face of Battle"

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

Recently I have finished:

"By the Rivers of Babylon" by Nelson DeMille...a very good book. DeMille sets up and develops the characters well.

"The Brethren" by John Grisham...it was gripping for a while, but I disliked the ending. And I'm beggining to dislike Grisham's writing.

I'm in the process of reading:

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey...a classic, an excellent book. However, I don't really enjoy reading it that much, as it is assigned for school Big grin.

"Hong Kong" by Stephen Coonts...it's getting really good.

I plan on reading "From Worst to First" after I finish the latter two.

Aaron G.

User currently offlineHairyass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1202 times:

"Beyond Piece" by Richard Nixon

"Rush is Right" by Rush Limbaugh

User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (14 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

I'm reading "Love and War" by John Jakes, the second volume of a trilogy consisting of "North and South", "Love and War" and "Heaven and Hell".

When I'm finished I'll read "Q-strike" the third part of "The Q-Continuum" by Greg Cox. I just love Star Trek TNG and especially Q.

One of my all time favorites is Hemingway's "A Farewell To Arms". It's a partly autobiographical story which takes place during WWI. It's about love and war...
The ending is, as you may expect, a tragic one... Sad


User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (14 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

"The Princess Bride" by William Goldsmith (I think) - quite good, but I preferred the movie

for the 2nd time "Corpsing" by Toby Litt - a brilliant crime novel!

"Tell No One" by Harlan Coben (average)

"Thief of Time" by Terry Pratchett (better than the Truth but not up to his pre-Jingo standards)

for the 2nd time "Stardust" by Neil Gaiman -absolutely awesome fairy tale for adults!

Currently I am waiting for my bank account to calm down a bit from my recent DVD-spending frenzy, but I intend to buy a few more books soon...



User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

Within the last 8 months....

James Michener's Hawaii

James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific

James Michener's Return to Paradise (only got Half-way before I had to take it back)

Then I got on the Angel Kick and read
"The Messengers"
"Meetings with Angels"
"Miracles and Other Wonders"
"Talking to Heaven, a Mediums message of life after death"

And then I read...

Several National geographics on Hawaii and the south Pacific,

"Blue Horizons, Paradise Isles of the Pacific"

And my latest book was "Antigua and Barbuda, a pictorial tour"

Yep, that's what I read. Ahhhh......good stuff.

But I also like "Airport", which I read about a year ago.  Big grin

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic

Oh yeah, I also read "The mystery of TWA flight 500" My God that was a scary book. I am SO GLAD that I was not on the flight.

User currently offlineKLMBlue From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

I have read alot of books recently
Hard Landing- T. Petzinger
Mayday-Nelson DeMille
Sole Survivor-Koontz(I think)
The Brethren- J. Grisham
Nothing But the Truth-Avi
Terminal Event- James Thayer
Survivor-C. Palahniuk
Most of the books have been really good.

User currently offlineBraniff747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

Has anyone read "Beyond Lion Rock", the story of Cathay Pacific? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1465 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (14 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

"the MOSSAD", absolutely interesting to get a view in Israels secret agency!

User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3200 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (14 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

Three at the moment.

Evolve Or Die.com by Mitchell Levy

Dirty Tricks "British Airways secret war Against Virgin Atlantic" by Martyn Gregory

For university
Entrepreneurship by Hisrich & Peters

I certainly recommend everyone in this forum reads
Hard Landing, answers a lot of questions.

Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineMbmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2669 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (14 years 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1187 times:

The Cold Six Thousand, by James Ellroy
Miss Wyoming, by Douglas Coupland

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 44
Reply 17, posted (14 years 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1187 times:

"Green Eggs and Ham"

A great piece of literary fiction by the great late Dr. Seuss.

User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (14 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

I cannot believe that anyone here hasn't read Paul McElroy's TRACON. That is about the most realistic aviation book I have ever read, with some thrown in for good measure. I am now reading William Buhlman's Secret of the Soul, a book about OBEs.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13445 posts, RR: 77
Reply 19, posted (14 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

Currently ploughing through 'Hitler and Stalin, Parallel Lives' by Alan Bullock.
This year I've also read 'Pavane' by Keith Roberts, an alternative history where the Catholic Church still rules Britain with a rod of iron in the 20th century, where the industrial revolution has never properly happened.
'Resurrection Day' by Brendan DuBois, set in a USA 10 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis escalated into war, good start, poor ending.
'Starman', a biography of Yuri Gagarin.
'Journey Beyond Selene', an account of probes sent to the solar system's Moons.
'Flying' by Henry Sutton, (I think, a friend is borrowing it), the complex private lives of flight and cabin crew on a LHR-JFK, JFK-LHR sectors, on a British owned B747-400.

Next will be 'The Cold Six Thousand' by James Ellory, I'll have to re-read the prequel 'American Tabloid' first. Great book!

User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1699 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (14 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

SSTJUMBO, The smiley faces rule!

User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (14 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

Most of what I read is in the form of National Geographic, Newsweek, Airways, Car & Driver, and the posts on airliners.net

However, I have managed two books so far this summer:
--Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

--a refreshingly concise and fun-to-read book on Freudian theories.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30115 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (14 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

I have a copy of the Boer War by Thomas Pakenham that I have been trying to work my way through at work.

I make take it on vacation with me next week.

User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (14 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

"Sidetracked" by Henning Mankell.
Great book !

User currently offlineMiguel From Portugal, joined May 2001, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (14 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

In the last 2/3 months I read the following:
Albert Einstein - Leopold Infeld (1950)
History of Church - Philippe Tourault (1996)
The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie (1989)
Fiasko - Stanislau Lem (1986)
And the best of all:
Lion, The African (1986) and
The Periple of Baldassare (2000) both of Amin Maalouf, by far, my writer of election!
I also like Saramago, the Nobel of Literature in 1998, and Isaac Azimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins. I also like the portuguese classics and also the new ones, at least some of them.
Did I mention already Amim Maalouf?  Laugh out loud He sure is the best

25 Notar520AC : The Kill Box The Hunt for Red October, Tom Clancy The Last Spy, John Griffiths Real good ones! -Notar520AC
26 OH-LZA : The last one i read was: Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire Zulu Alpha
27 Post contains images Tbar220 : The last books I read was: "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" - Douglas Adams "Montana 1948" - Larry Watson Both are really, REALLY good books. Tzv
28 SSTjumbo : Yeah, Hitchhikers Guide is extremely funny. A must-read for sci-fi fans.
29 Redngold : Under the Mask which is a book for patients about anesthesia. Thunderhead by Douglas Preston and Larry Child. I am rereading it and photocopying some
30 Post contains images N400QX : >I cannot believe that anyone here hasn't read Paul McElroy's TRACON I HAVE!!! Good book! I loved it! The love "triangle" thing was kinda strange, but
31 AerLingus : Right now, I'm in the middle of reading "The Rise and Fall of the British Empire," by Lawrence James.
32 Astrojet : The last was "the case for Mars" by Robert Zubrin
33 TWAneedsNOhelp : Recently finnished "Israel's Secret Wars" by Benny Morris and Ian Black. Also, I highly recomend "Up in the Air" Walter Kirn, a novel about a biz trav
34 Twotterwrench : Yellow Rushing River by I.P. Freely Man Overboard by Hugo First
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