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Discussion in 'The Book Rack' started by PeterJasonMN, May 21, 2007.

  1. PeterJasonMN

    PeterJasonMN ****

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    Mine is just a little Hunter S. Thompson laden...

    -Finish "Fear & Loathing On The Campaign Trail"
    -Generation of Swine
    -Songs of the Doomed
    -Better Than Sex
    -Kingdom Of Fear....

    Then I'm going to start reading the Gonzo Letters series, then hit The Rum Diary.
     
  2. Pitmaster

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    "The Cajun Sniper"
    Wayne Talley

    "The Concealed Handgun Manual: How to Choose, Carry, and Shoot a Gun in Self Defense (Concealed Handgun Manual: How to Choose, Carry, & Shoot a Gun in Self Defense)"
    Chris Bird

    "Enemies Foreign and Domestic"
    Matthew Bracken

    "Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista"
    Matthew Bracken

    "Molon Labe! -- Come and Take Them!"
    Boston T. Party

    "Tactical Pistol: Advanced Gunfighting Concepts And Techniques"
    Gabriel Suarez

    "To Ride, Shoot Straight, And Speak The Truth"
    Jeff Cooper
     

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    Just finished "Six Frigates" about the birth of the US Navy.
    John Ringo's "Kildar" in paper back is in the truck right now waiting to be read.
    Thomas Sowell's "Basic Economics" sometime this summer.
    "Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty" by Peter Collier.
     
  4. PeterJasonMN

    PeterJasonMN ****

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    I put "Fear and loathing on the campaign trail..." down and I'm working on "Better Than Sex" now. That first one is a very, very slow read.
     
  5. USDefender

    USDefender Lay Them Waste!

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    I have no summer reading list...or one for any other season for that matter. I do have, however, a study full of books that keeps me reading year round (which makes me happy). Anyone who knows me knows that I'm rarely without something to read when I'm at home or waiting in the car for a family member to get off of work.

    Just finished reading:

    Paris in the Twentieth Century by Jules Verne - I'm fascinated by how Verne was able to extrapolate so many things, accurately, about the twentieth century when he was living in the nineteenth.

    -then-

    King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard - Good story, but I was a little surprised (and taken back) by how non-aggressive Haggard's character of Alan Quartermaine really was in his first novel, least he seemed that way to me. Guess I expected differently because of all the Hollywood Movies I've seen with him in them.

    Currently Reading (for entertainment):

    The Lost World by Aurthur Conan Doyle

    Concurrently reading (for instructional purposes):

    The Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel by Tom Monteleone

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    No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty and The Writer's Idea Book by Jack Heffron

    Next on my list to read in no particular order (but subject to change whenever appropriate):

    State of Fear by Michael Crichton
    Atlantis Found and Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler
    Voyage of the Star Wolf by David Gerrold
    Avenger by Frederick Forsyth
    Theodore Roosevelt an autobiography by Nathan Miller - I origionally read about half of this book, but got distracted by a changing job situation a few years back and had to give the book back the the co-worker I had borrowed it from. I fully intend to finish it, though, whcih is why I bought my own copy. Teddy was one of the most effective renaissance men to ever lead this nation, IMO.

    I've read quite a bit of books on firearms & refer back to them, from time to time, for reference - although I'm a little burned out on them for the time being. Some examples are:

    In the Greatest Extreme by Mas Ayoob
    The Complete Encyclopedia of Pistols and revolvers by A.E.Hartink
    The Gun Digest Book of Assault Weapons 5th Edition
     
  6. Pitmaster

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    I've just finished both books within the last week.

    The Cajun Sniper is an above average read, but not as good as Point of Impact.

    Concealed Handgun Manual provides good information, much of which is available on the internet. I will definitely read it again for review after completing my above reading list.

    I have added In The Gravest Extreme by Massood Ayoob to the list. I just ordered it today.
     
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    I have gotten in to the "Ghost" series and really like them. You might also try some of his sci-fi stuff like the "Posleen war series". Right now I'm fixn to start "Requiem for an Assassin" by Barry Eisler. I loved the whole "Rain" series. But the big one for this summer is Vince Flynn's new one and I'm completely blanking on the title right now.
     
  8. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I've read the John Ringo Kildar books, and while I like the story line, the sexual deviancy turns me off.

    Right now I'm reading Unexplained Mysteries of World War II, by William B. Breuer.

    I have a whole stack of books, I'll be reading this month, but don't remember all the titles. Needless to say, they are all about WWII.
     
  9. vi9er

    vi9er how now mad cow

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    I guess i am the only weirdo just reading filler until 7-7-07.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!

    Right now I'm re-reading Stranger in a Strange Land for fun, and Cisco Networking book for learnings.
     
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    CheesyD Nyet to Marxism

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    "Lone Survivor" - Patrick Robinson, Peter Welch
    "Blaze" - Stephen King
    "Next" - Michael Crichton
    "Walden" - Henry David Thoreau