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What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:31 pm

I just finished read "The Lone Survivor" by Marcus lutrell . I could not put it down, finished it in 3 days. It is amazing and gets emotional towards the end. Its about operation red wing in the mountains of Afghanistan and everyone in the SEAL team except marcus gets killed and a small afghan village takes him in helps him and he is found by US special ops. I will definitely red it again, probably this coming week.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:42 pm

"Flying the SR-71 Blackbird: In the Cockpit on a Secret Operational Mission"
~ Col. Richard H. Graham

The SR-71 has always been one of my favorite airplanes...I just started this book and so far I am enjoying it very much.
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Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:26 am

Air Command Weather Manual - National Defence

Very dry material.
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Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:31 am

One of Cesar Milan's book... love dogs and have 2 trouble makers Big grin

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Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:09 am

Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
A Collection of Short Stories by Anton Chekhov

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Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:14 am



Quoting 76794p (Thread starter):
"The Lone Survivor" by Marcus lutrell

Good book, while I disagree with a few of his conclusions, I think his is a truly amazing story of survival

Currently I am working on "Super Freakanomics"
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Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:43 am

I'll be reading 5 books for classes this semester. I'll spare you the details, its quite nauseating.
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Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:54 am

To my dismay I have to read "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" for English class. I have to say it's not one of my favorites.
 
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Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:30 am

To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
by Henry Petroski

As an engineering student, it's a pretty interesting read. There are a lot of things I didn't think about that are engineering related, such as things we learn as babies and young children.
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Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:55 am

Just finished Your Face Tomorrow - Poison, Shadow and Farewell by Javier Marias.

This is the third book in the series and it is a masterpiece.
 
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Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:26 am

Some "romance" novel....forgot the name....can't finish it anyway.
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:49 am

I decided to do something interesting. I am reading the bible and it's 66 books. Before I judge I need to investigate in a fair manner. NO priests, no pastors, noone telling me what it says, or what it means, just me and the Bible going at each other.
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:11 am

Inside the Third Reich - Albert Speer

Quoting Captaink (Reply 11):
I decided to do something interesting. I am reading the bible and it's 66 books. Before I judge I need to investigate in a fair manner. NO priests, no pastors, noone telling me what it says, or what it means, just me and the Bible going at each other.

I tried that some years ago and left it quick... maybe I'll try again in the future.
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:20 am

The Agency, The Rise and Decline of the CIA, by John Ranelagh. A very long but interesting journey into why there needed to be a CIA and the post war global (well, US vs USSR and to a lesser extent China) politics of the 50's and 60's. The book was written in the '80s more recent activities are not covered.

Having seen the film "The Good Shepherd" a couple of weeks ago, it humanised bits of the history in the book to some extent, and various of the protagonists were recognisable real people.
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:19 am

Dan Browns The Lost Symbol.

Fantastic read.
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:57 pm

I've got a stack of books to work through. Currently on "Why don't you fly? Backdoor to Bejing", about a guy who cycles to China from the UK.

Next up: "A week in the airport" by Alan de Botton, and then John Smit's "Captain in the Cauldron", by the Springbok rugby captain.

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Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:59 pm



Quoting 757MDE (Reply 12):
Inside the Third Reich - Albert Speer

I read that a few years ago, it is a good book.

I am reading "Airlines For the Rest of Us". Which is about the local service airlines, like Mohawk, Ozark, Piedmont, etc.
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:58 pm

Aggressor, Andy McNab so far pretty good.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:22 pm

It's called the Dating Detox by Gemma Burgess....

It's about men, who are all bastards.. but then I guess I don't need a book
to give me this information.
Still, it is amusing...
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:11 pm

Been out of the job for a year and I just finished Green Eggs and Ham.

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George W. Bush.

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I recently finished Sullenberger's book Highest Duty and now I'm reading The Killer Angels, about the Battle of Gettysburg, by Michael Shaara.

Quoting LHR380 (Reply 14):
Dan Browns The Lost Symbol.

Fantastic read.

If it's as good as The Da Vinci Code and Angles & Demons, then it certainly would be.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:58 pm

You guys should try The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.. the english translation is excellent.. the book really catches your imagination and keeps you hooked reading like crazy...
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:04 pm



Quoting Swissy (Reply 3):
One of Cesar Milan's book... love dogs and have 2 trouble makers

Hah, my girlfriend and I have one trouble maker....I'm currently reading How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With, by someone-or-other.

Also currently reading the user manual to my Canon Rebel XS....My first DSLR!  Smile

Quoting 757MDE (Reply 12):
I tried that some years ago and left it quick... maybe I'll try again in the future.

I got through Genesis last time I tried. Will hopefully try again sometime.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:32 pm

A couple books I'm reading right now:

The Count of Monte Cristo
FAR/AIM 2010

And in the queue:

War and Peace
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:35 pm



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 14):
Dan Browns The Lost Symbol.

Didn't like it too much. I wouldn't ruin the ending for you but it gets quite preachy....not at all like his other two hits.

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 19):
If it's as good as The Da Vinci Code and Angles & Demons, then it certainly would be.

Nope. Not even close.
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:06 pm

Just finished " Enemy at the Gates" ... great book .. Stalingrad .
Read " Horse Soldiers" over the holiday-Afghanistan special forces.
Just picked up " The Afghan" .... have not read it just starting tonight .
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:32 pm

Tim Jeal's biography of Henry Morton Stanley, using previously unavailable primary sources. I managed to find it in great condition in a used book store for about $8.
 
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Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:20 am



Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 18):
It's about men, who are all bastards

All of us?  innocent  Well...I've been called worse I guess...usually on a daily basis.  yes 
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:24 am



Quoting Thebatman (Reply 1):
"Flying the SR-71 Blackbird: In the Cockpit on a Secret Operational Mission"
~ Col. Richard H. Graham

The SR-71 has always been one of my favorite airplanes...I just started this book and so far I am enjoying it very much.

I met him at wings over houston 2009. i have has autgraph.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:58 am

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (it's for school and I hate it)

In Danger's Path by W.E.B. Griffin- Love it!  Smile
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Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:06 am



Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 28):
(it's for school and I hate it

Ever heard of Coles notes or SparkNotes Big grin
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Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:28 am



Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 29):
Ever heard of Coles notes or SparkNotes

I tried it, but it didn't end so successfully Big grin  Angry
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Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:14 pm



Quoting AGM100 (Reply 24):
Just picked up " The Afghan" .... have not read it just starting tonight .

I read that a while ago. An interesting tale with typical Forsyth complexities. No spoilers, but it makes you think about the very precarious lives led by those in the covert world whose stories will probably never be known.

If you're interested in contemporary Afghanistan/Middle East, take a look at "The Circuit" by Bob Shepherd which covers the protection "industry" from the viewpoint of an SAS veteran.
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Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:25 pm



Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 23):
Didn't like it too much. I wouldn't ruin the ending for you but it gets quite preachy....not at all like his other two hits.

Loved it just as much as his others!
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:06 pm

Ormerod's Landing by Leslie Thomas. A mildly humourous saga set in occupied France during the Second World War. A rather interesting book!
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:00 am

Hans Blix on Iraq weapons inspections. I think I must want to depress myself!

Just finished re-reading Whittle on Power Jets.
 
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Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:03 am



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 32):

Loved it just as much as his others!

Really? Towards the end I found it quite preachy and couldn't wait it to finish  Silly
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:19 am

Just finished The Castle by Franz Kafka and it was an aggravating read, but worth it in the end. He was a damn fine writer.


I just started Max Havelaar by Multatuli about the Java Coffee Trade of the nineteenth century. I am enjoying it so far.

Off and on I am reading Inside Hamas by Zaki Chehab. It has a good history of the terrorist organization, although remembering all of the names is quite difficult I must admit!



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Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:56 am

"In Europe" by Geert Mak;
"The Post Office Girl" by Stefan Zweig; and
"The Fall of Rome" by Adrian Goldsworthy
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Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:07 am

I just finished " The Years of Extermination",by Saul friedlander
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Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:09 am



Quoting BTVB6Flyer (Reply 7):
To my dismay I have to read "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" for English class.

Actually bought an abbreviated version for my 8 year old granddaughter and she loved it.

Right now I'm on W.E.B. Griffin's "The Honor of Spies", which is the latest in Honor Bound series.

Griffin is one of the very few writers I will always buy when a new book comes out. At least buy in hardback.

Anyone new to him should always start with the first book in a series. The Honor Bound is a good series to start with, as is The Corps series.

One of the best things about Griffin's various series is that there are characters that last throughout the series that you can get very comfortable with.
 
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Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:15 am



Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 18):
It's about men, who are all bastards..

You never rang back when I was in London for work. So sad.  crying 
 
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Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:33 am

Currently reading "The Dead Hand" by David Hoffman regarding the Soviet military's plan for an automated version of all-out nuclear war.

The Soviets referred to a semi-automatic defense plan as the "Dead Hand." The Dead Hand was a system that would fire all of the USSR's SS-18's missiles on the United States and Western Europe if its sensors made the conclusion that the Kremlin had been destroyed by a nuclear blast. The system was developed and began operation in the mid-80s. The chapter I just finished regarding the Soviet development of chemical/biological weapons is truly frightening. The Soviets developed a nerve gas so deadly that one drop could kill a human being,not to mention the fact that anthrax bacteria spores and other pathogens we had never heard of them before were left intact after the fall of communism.....
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:05 am



Quoting FXramper (Reply 40):
You never rang back when I was in London for work. So sad

Dude I was working. It was a little hard for me to drop everything and go out for a drink
with you! I need notice you know!
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Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:57 pm



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 41):
"The Dead Hand"

WOW! I will read that , it sounds interesting. You know its funny ...I always wonder why people read science fiction. Just reading what man has done is quite enough to take your imagination over the top.
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RE: What Book Are You Reading?

Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:25 pm

Dogs and Demons by Alex Kerr

Interesting, but not as good and objective as I was hoping. In particular, I take issue with many the assertions he makes. He mention scertain policies as characteristic of a particular country, yet fails to acknowledge how controversial said policy might be.

To be honest, it reads more like domestic reform literature, rather than a real comparative analysis.

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