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Books You Have Recently Read

Thu Jul 26, 2001 9:38 am

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

I just finished a biography on Ho Chi Minh.
 
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Thu Jul 26, 2001 9:50 am

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
 
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Thu Jul 26, 2001 9:55 am

"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
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Thu Jul 26, 2001 9:59 am

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).
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Thu Jul 26, 2001 10:42 am

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.
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Thu Jul 26, 2001 10:58 am

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.
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Thu Jul 26, 2001 11:01 am

I've just finished Frank Herbert's "Dune"-a fantastic book. Currently, I'm reading John Keegan's "The Face of Battle"
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Thu Jul 26, 2001 2:54 pm

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.
 
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Thu Jul 26, 2001 3:42 pm

"Beyond Piece" by Richard Nixon

"Rush is Right" by Rush Limbaugh
 
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Thu Jul 26, 2001 4:27 pm

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

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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Thu Jul 26, 2001 4:29 pm

"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...

Regards

Ikarus
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Thu Jul 26, 2001 4:35 pm

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.
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Thu Jul 26, 2001 9:09 pm

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.
KLM
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Thu Jul 26, 2001 9:19 pm

Has anyone read "Beyond Lion Rock", the story of Cathay Pacific? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Thu Jul 26, 2001 9:58 pm

"the MOSSAD", absolutely interesting to get a view in Israels secret agency!
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Thu Jul 26, 2001 10:19 pm

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
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Fri Jul 27, 2001 1:25 am

The Cold Six Thousand, by James Ellroy
Miss Wyoming, by Douglas Coupland
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Fri Jul 27, 2001 1:49 am

"Green Eggs and Ham"

A great piece of literary fiction by the great late Dr. Seuss.
 
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Fri Jul 27, 2001 2:15 am

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.
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Fri Jul 27, 2001 4:54 am

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!
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Fri Jul 27, 2001 2:54 pm

SSTJUMBO, The smiley faces rule!
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Fri Jul 27, 2001 8:21 pm

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.
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Fri Jul 27, 2001 8:39 pm

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.
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Fri Jul 27, 2001 9:44 pm


"Sidetracked" by Henning Mankell.
Great book !
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Sat Jul 28, 2001 2:06 am

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
Miguel
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Sat Aug 11, 2001 3:43 am

The Kill Box
The Hunt for Red October, Tom Clancy
The Last Spy, John Griffiths

Real good ones!

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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Sat Aug 11, 2001 3:44 am

The last one i read was:

Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire

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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Sat Aug 11, 2001 3:51 am

The last books I read was:

"The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" - Douglas Adams
"Montana 1948" - Larry Watson

Both are really, REALLY good books.

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Sat Aug 11, 2001 6:03 am

Yeah, Hitchhikers Guide is extremely funny. A must-read for sci-fi fans.
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Sat Aug 11, 2001 9:28 am

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 particular passages that I find creatively inspiring... not going to copy the words, but would like to be able to refer back to it for their style.

They Say You're Crazy by ??? which is a book criticizing the psychiatric profession and psychiatric methods of diagnosis.

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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Sat Aug 11, 2001 12:30 pm

>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 I guess it worked out. Highly recommend!

Read books lately? When I don't have to? Bah! Just kidding... but the last book I actually WANTED to read, beside TRACON, was Tom Clancy's great release, The Bear and the Dragon.

I have been wanting to read The Art of War by Sun Tzu, but I just haven't got around to it. Kinda ironic, I'd also like to read The China Threat by that guy at the Washington Times.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Sat Aug 11, 2001 1:57 pm

Right now, I'm in the middle of reading "The Rise and Fall of the British Empire," by Lawrence James.
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Sun Aug 12, 2001 7:15 pm

The last was "the case for Mars" by Robert Zubrin
 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Mon Aug 13, 2001 4:02 am

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 traveller attempting to accrue 1 million FF points. Very fun and sharp.

Just today, I bought "The Hunt for the Engineer" by Samuel Katz. It's about Israel and Hamas. Plan to read it on my UA flight to London tonight and the return.

 
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RE: Books You Have Recently Read

Mon Aug 13, 2001 4:18 am

Yellow Rushing River by I.P. Freely

Man Overboard by Hugo First

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