What are we reading?

Started by Martok, March 05, 2012, 01:13:59 PM

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Just starting:
Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War by Ben Macintyre

This book about the origin of the SAS was the basis for a BBC action/drama mini-series a few years ago. But the book is much more about military operations...and while I eventually lost interest watching the BBC mini-series, the book is fascinating.

I highly recommend it.

Johannes "Honus" Wagner
"The Flying Dutchman"
Shortstop: Pittsburgh Pirates 1900-1917
Rated as the 2nd most valuable player of all time by Bill James.


Just finishing: Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson

Fascinating telling of John Wilkes Booth's nearly two-week evasion as he attempted to go deep into the South, and from there possibly Mexico.

The book does a great job bringing the era and people to life, making the story seem relevant and contemporary.

The author also fills in many gaps that most other books gloss over.

The book was the inspiration for a TV series on Apple+, but as with most book-to-TV series, the book is much better, and more focused on the crime, escape and capture.

Recommend the book for anyone interested in the era.

Johannes "Honus" Wagner
"The Flying Dutchman"
Shortstop: Pittsburgh Pirates 1900-1917
Rated as the 2nd most valuable player of all time by Bill James.


Just starting The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan. Just finished The Mars Mystery by Graham Hancock.

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We can't live under the threat of a c*nt because he's threatening nuclear Armageddon.


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I'm about halfway through The Traitor of Arnhem.
Very interesting book.  Makes me hate Communists and the idiotic western "elites" who support them even more.  Didn't think that was possible.