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    Both books The Earth is Weeping and Navy Medicine in Viet Nam sound very interesting.


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    "The Hell Bent Kid"---by Charles O. Locke---The organization Western Writers of America calls it one of the best westerns ever written. I had never heard of the author, but reading it now, I can see why it is highly recommended.


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    I'm reading 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson. The author is a Canadian psychologist and professor at the Univ of Toronto. He is dead set against all the politically correct crap going on, gender bender stuff, free speech infringement, etc.

    The Second Amendment isn't as big a deal with him as they don't have such a thing in Canada, although he understands why it is to Americans. He grew up in rural Alberta, so he is well familiar with guns. He is anti-Nazi, rabidly anti-communist/Marxist/socialist. He is very learned about Christianity, although he readily admits he doesn't know as much as he should about Islam. He does think Islam is more of an authoritative political system than a religious one.

    There are a ton of vids of him on YouTube, some debates with radical liberals, some of his lectures at the university (which are always packed), TV interviews, etc. He is not a guy to go into a battle of wits against unarmed, which most of the liberals are. I recommend you guys watch some of his vids. I doubt you will come away disagreeing with him.


  4. #454
    "Will Tanner-U.S. Deputy Marshal"---by William W. Johnstone--a series, but this is the first volume in that series. Johnstone has many other westerns to his credit besides the Will Tanner series. Very highly recommended.

    I highly recommend this book and any western by this author. The writing style is very different from any other westerns I've read, including the great Louis L'Amour himself, another of my all time favorite authors of westerns.
    You say you don't care for westerns. Like L'Amour, this author writes so that although the story is SET in the West, it is actually timeless, and could happen anywhere, under different circumstances and surroundings. The best westerns are more about human nature and interaction than they are strictly about The West. Just something to consider.


  5. #455
    Anything by Clive Cussler.....all his books are good.


  6. #456
    Book coming out, not yet in print. "The Captain who raised questions".


  7. #457
    Baseball fans, those who are old enough to remember legendary Yankees manager Casey Stengel, and even those who never heard of him.

    Such a colorful and successful baseball manager. "Casey Stengel--Baseball's Greatest Character" by Marty Appel (2017 paperback).

    A very interesting book. The Yankees won 27 World Series championships, and Stengel contributed his share to those victories.

    A good book. Highly recommended.


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    I just finished reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I never read it before. Scary how close she is to things today from 1957.

    I'm also reading The Gulag Archipelago bySolzhenitsyn.

    I should have read both of those books much earlier in my life. Those wanna-be socialists should be forced to read both books. Atlas Shrugged is a novel, but the author, Ayn Rand, grew up in the early part of the Soviet Union before she could come to the States. Solzhenitsyn, of course, grew up in the Soviet Union and was a prisoner in the Gulag for a number of years.


  9. #459
    David Baldacci is a very popular author, but I had not read anything by him until today, when I read 135 pages straight, of "The Camel Club". Very highly rated book on Amazon. Check it out.


  10. #460
    For Abraham Lincoln fans out there:
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    The most outstanding biographies are

    "Lincoln" by David Herbert Donald,

    "A. Lincoln: A Life" by Ronald C. White

    "With Malice Toward None" by Stephen B. Oates

    "Abraham Lincoln" by Benjamin Thomas

    There is also a truly monumental, magisterial biography, 2 thick volumes, by Michael Burlingame titled "Abraham Lincoln"


  11. #461
    Are you interested not only in ancient Rome itself but what it was like to live there? Consider author Steven Saylor's series on Rome, one book of which is "Roman Blood".


  12. #462
    More recommendations, this time books by my two favorite authors, Robert Louis Stevenson (for his writing style and choice of words) and Charles Dickens....."Treasure Island" is not just a book for boys. It is well worth reading. Similarly, "Kidnapped" and its sequel, "David Balfour", which is also titled "Catriona". They are the same book. "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" is the other great novel by Stevenson.

    With regard to Dickens, two stand out: "Great Expectations" and Dickens' own favorite novel of his, the largely autobiographical novel "David Copperfield".


  13. #463
    Book recommendations....of course, no book can make a prior age or era come to life, but these two come very close----"Traveler's Guide to Medieval England" by Ian Mortimer, and an old classic "From Domesday Book to Magna Carta--1087-1216" by A. L. Poole, Oxford Univ Press


  14. #464
    That second book---without being boring in the least, walks you through virtually every step of society etc, in a very interesting manner-----you are just about there, viewing a manor from afar, watching the crops get planted and harvested by villeins, serfs, peasants, free peasants----it is a fascinating tour thru the 1100s.


  15. #465
    Just finished "Field's of Fire" by James Webb, an excellent read.


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