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Re: What are you Reading?

Postby mcdtj » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:48 am

Almost finished with The Liberator, another non-fiction WW2 book by Alex Kershaw. It follows Felix Sparks from his days as a Lt. in the 45th Division before the invasion of Sicily through his rise to a Colonel by war's end.

Kershaw is an engaging storyteller, insightful and entertaining at the same time. He has written a number of other WW2 non-fiction books that I am gonna check out because these first two were excellent reads.
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Re: What are you Reading?

Postby _TM_ » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:53 pm

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Re: What are you Reading?

Postby mgraeff » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:52 pm

"Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult
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Re: What are you Reading?

Postby DrMichaelGalvin » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:20 pm

mcdtj, agreed.Alex Kershaw is a great historian. I've read all of his books. Never a disappointment.

I'm now reading Trevor Noah's book Born A Crime.

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Re: What are you Reading?

Postby mcdtj » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:07 pm

Just finished "The Few," by Alex Kershaw, which is the story of the eight American pilots who joined the RAF in 1940 to fight the Nazis. This move cost them their US citizenship (restored by the Supreme Court in 1970). All but two were killed within the first year of service, and only one survived the war. They were an amazing group, and each also was an amazing person in his own right.

Next up: Robbie Robertson's autobiography. But I have to wait a week because this one is a Christmas gift.
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Re: What are you Reading?

Postby DrMichaelGalvin » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:49 pm

The Winter Of Our Discontent- John Steinbeck

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Re: What are you Reading?

Postby DrMichaelGalvin » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:58 am

Sometimes Madness Is Wisdom: Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald by Kendall Taylor

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Re: What are you Reading?

Postby bigpocofan » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:09 pm

Black Money, Ross MacDonald

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Re: What are you Reading?

Postby brinash » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:22 pm

Ed Ward's updated Michael Bloomfield bio. A brilliant, much-loved, many-facetted individual. I love this stuff.
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Re: What are you Reading?

Postby marc » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:09 pm

With a week or so until spring training baseball games start I 'm reading the best book about baseball ever written: "Ball Four."

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