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    Author Recommendations

    If you've never read anything by these authors, you may want to take a look at some of their books, on amazon or other places.

    First and foremost, in my opinion:

    David Baldacci

    John D. MacDonald 21 volume Travis McGee series.
    James Lee Burke...Dave Robicheaux series.
    Barry Eisler...John Rain series
    Michael Connelly
    Louis L'Amour
    Clive Cussler

    Others:
    Rex Stout, Agatha Christie, Mark Twain, Lee Child, John Sandford.
    Several others.

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    Dean Koontz
    Harlan Coben
    Dick Francis
    C.S. Forester---Horatio Hornblower series


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    I've read a bunch of the Reacher books by Lee Child. They vary from engrossing and intriguing to laughingly unbelievable, sometimes within a the same book.
    But it is a nice thought to just roam free with no possessions, and live in the moment wherever you are.


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    His first 6 or 7 titles were much better than the rest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC 2571 View Post
    His first 6 or 7 titles were much better than the rest.

    Agreed.
    Reacher is basically a send-rate Mack Bolan anyway


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    The first Jack Reacher book I read was The Persuader.


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    Anything by Shakespeare & William Butler Yeats...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpl Keller View Post
    I've read a bunch of the Reacher books by Lee Child. They vary from engrossing and intriguing to laughingly unbelievable, sometimes within a the same book.
    But it is a nice thought to just roam free with no possessions, and live in the moment wherever you are.
    He does possess a toothbrush .


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    Hahaha, you're right. Imagine someone so lazy that rather than going to a laundromat he throws dirty clothes in the trash instead? Wish I had that kind of dough.


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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC 2571 View Post
    Hahaha, you're right. Imagine someone so lazy that rather than going to a laundromat he throws dirty clothes in the trash instead? Wish I had that kind of dough.
    Lol, I had a friend who would let his dirty dishes just pile up, then throw them out and buy new dishes.


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    Amazing


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    The best choice of sentences and words that I ever saw was in The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. A very different writing style.
    The only publishers that have the novel as originally written are W W Norton and Avon.
    They have the essay The Red Badge of Courage Nobody Knows.
    The original publisher, Appleton, forced Crane to remove 10,000 words at random, thus changing the ending to where the Youth, Henry Fleming, grows up and becomes a man after being in war.
    In the original novel, Fleming is the only soldier who did NOT mature, while all his comrades did.
    So if you read this short novel, about 150 pages, be sure it's Avon or W W Norton publishers.


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    American Civil War enthusiasts.
    One volume history-- This Hallowed Ground by Bruce Catton.
    3 volumes by Catton--The Coming Fury--Terrible Swift Sword--Never Call Retreat.
    3 volumes from more of a Southern perspective are by Shelby Foote.


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    Since I last posted, I started reading All For The Union by Civil War veteran Elisha Hunt Rhodes---very detailed from First Manassas (Bull Run) to Appomattox, and Rhodes was in it all.
    For a Confederate soldier's memoirs see Company Aytch by Sam Watkins.


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    Another good information source is the bimonthly Civil War Times magazine.


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