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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:15 am 
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Currently reading The Two-Ocean War by Samuel Eliot Morison (a man who does not waste consonants ;-) )

Found a copy of it at the local county library.

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Yes folks I've read it and it's full of good advice, it and Meditations by Marcus Aurelius travelled with me in my travels.



Both videos are worth a watch and both books are worth a read.

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I apologize in advance since this could be considered controversial but the topic is libraries and books....so......

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And in case someone thinks that this was made up, here is the link to the original Tweet, which was still up when I posted this:

https://twitter.com/LibraryJournal/stat ... e.mu.nu%2F

So libraries are now all about pushing white supremacy. :roll:

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Work Done for Hire (2014) by Joe Haldeman. Excellent novel.

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I've been into Robert Conroy's alternative history stuff.

I like his style, and his scenarios are generally very plausible. I always thought Turtledove's stuff was a bit over the top.

1901 is very good, with an Imperial German invasion of the US East Coast.


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Been reading various business texts. Also Brad Thor and Vince Flynn novels. And beer bottle labels. Also some menus in restaurants.

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Managerial Accounting v2.1.4
By: Kurt Heisinger and Joe Ben Hoyle

Path of the Assassin
By: Brad Thor

Transfer of Power
By: Vince Flynn

Going back through the Thor and Flynn in order until I find something more distracting. The accounting book is a good skim. Doing the whole MBA curriculum lately. The menus in foreign languages are my favorites.

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Oh, and doing Audible as well for driving.

Let's see...

What's his name, the book that everyone seems upset about.

And the other guy, the book that everybody thinks is so smart.

And another guy, that seems to have a new wrinkle on marketing yourself.

And a few more.

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Currently reading:

The First Casualty: The untold story of the Falklands War

By Ricky D. Phillips

British East India Company Books BEIC Books Ltd 2017
Seems interesting so far.

In the introduction the author explains that he was trying to capture all sides of the event.
He interviewed British servicemen, Argentine servicemen, and Falkland Islanders so as to get all sides of the event

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A book that I read more than two years ago.

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The secret behind the early war success, Pervitin. But then Russia was too big country for continuous use of crystal meth.

The topic is most interesting and Finland is also involved because the long range patrols used also Pervitin.

The book itself is more German prose, no artistic virtue all.

But here is a documentary based on the book. The author of the book is in and among other is Antony Beevor.



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While I have not started reading it yet, I wanted to post regarding this:

https://www.amazon.com/Harms-Way-James- ... words=Harm’s+way+James+Bassett&qid=1570154629&s=books&sr=1-1

The book is “Harm’s Way” by James Bassett.

This is the novel on which the 1965 film “In Harm’s Way” by Otto Preminger was based.
The film starred John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Burgess Meredith.

The Kindle version of the book is on special right now for 99 cents, regularly $9.99.

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