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  1. #176
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    Berlin Diary by William Shirer - Good stuff. 1941 Best Seller. Spooky. "First-hand account of the rise of Nazi Germany and its road to war, as witnessed by the American journalist William L. Shirer.[ Shirer, a radio reporter for CBS, covered Germany for several years until the Nazi press censors made it impossible for him to report objectively to his listeners in the United States"...........wikipedia

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    He later wrote "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich," which is also fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    Beneath A Scarlet Sky
    Yup. Great book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_pdx View Post
    I picked that up from a hostel "leave your old books here" shelf and found it way more interesting than I expected.
    I wanted to like it but found it repetitive and pretty boring. For each their own.

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    I just listened to Commander In Cheat by Rick Reilly, narrated by same on a long road trip. A 12hr+ listen. Kinda interesting that makes sense of the mindset of tRUmp. Amazing how much a countries golf proclivities factor into some of his "decisions".
    Yeah, not a read, I know.
    This is the winter I knock some of my books out, if nothing to appease the wife cuz of how many I have stock piled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idahospud View Post
    Lonesome Dove - should've read this years ago. Pretty sure Gus is someone I've met many times before and enjoyed his company every single time.
    a truly great book. I ignored it for a long time because of the cheesy name and cover that made it look like a western romance novel. But the character development is simply fantastic. By the end of the book, when things happened, I knew exactly how the characters would react to those events, because I deeply knew and understood them.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin

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    thatís one of the best books ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    a truly great book. I ignored it for a long time because of the cheesy name and cover that made it look like a western romance novel. But the character development is simply fantastic. By the end of the book, when things happened, I knew exactly how the characters would react to those events, because I deeply knew and understood them.
    Oh man, those are the exact same reasons I put it off. But hey, better late than never. I can already tell it's going to be one of these books that I don't want to see end.

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    Just finished Buried by Ken Wylie. Sobering read, felt like it went a little off the rails at times, but I didn't expect to relate as closely as I did to the emotions/thoughts/insecurities that he chronicles. Highly recommended if you can track a copy of it down.

    Starting Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas next.

    I'm juggling Freedom Found, Warren Miller's memoir along with my other reads. It's nice for a little levity sometimes. He was a funny guy.
    Set my compass North, I got Winter in my blood.

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    A Trappers Journal, by Osborne Russell
    If the shocker don't rock her, then Dr. Spock her. Dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Reverend Floater View Post
    Dog Star...read it before, enjoyed it again. Dystopian survival story with a very personal aire about it.
    The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. Just started it last night and I can tell it's going to keep me up late nights till I finish it (which shouldn't take long). I'm a sucker for these kind of books.

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    What book are you reading right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    Just finished Buried by Ken Wylie. Sobering read, felt like it went a little off the rails at times, but I didn't expect to relate as closely as I did to the emotions/thoughts/insecurities that he chronicles. Highly recommended if you can track a copy of it down.
    Got a copy today; read it straight through in one sitting. Wow, what a read; it goes far beyond a simple story of a tragic avalanche. Wylie is a gifted writer, unafraid of baring his soul. Recommended.

    Edit: I rarely keep books; if anyone wants my copy, pm me: $5 shipped. Worth it.
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