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Old 03-11-2006, 09:37 PM  
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Ok for the high brow crowd what books you are reading

I'm reading The New American Revolution by tammy bruce. She is a great thinker and funny.
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:07 PM   #166
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I think that guy was on the Daily Show not too long ago. Really seemed to know his shit.
I believe it's Thomas Friedman ...

and yes and no -- his theories seem to make since, but he's been spectacularly wrong a few times (but who hasn't?).

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Old 06-15-2006, 08:09 PM   #167
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A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore.

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Old 06-15-2006, 08:09 PM   #168
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Dick Winters doesn't live far from me in Hershey, PA. I was telling my dad the other day that if I ever ran into him somewhere, I'd be more starstruck than if i met ANY actor, musician, or athlete. He's larger than life through both the book and mini series.

I'll have to check that book out. Is this his autobiography? I saw that advertised on history Channel when they were playing Band of Brothers a couple weeks ago.
Agreed. Winters is amazing I dusted off the Band of Brothers DVDs and I'm going to start rewatching them tonight.

And the book isn't an autobiography. The author is Larry Alexander. He did work closely with Winters, though.
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:11 PM   #169
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Agreed. Winters is amazing I dusted off the Band of Brothers DVDs and I'm going to start rewatching them tonight.

And the book isn't an autobiography. The author is Larry Alexander. He did work closely with Winters, though.
It's now on my summer reading list.
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:07 PM   #170
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A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore.

That guy cracks Bob Dole up.
Christopher Moore is fantastic. I still feel indebted to a friend who gave me a copy of Practical Demonkeeping. Lamb, The Stupidest Angel, and Fluke were also fantastic.

If you like him, you might like one I just finished. Came out a while back, but they finally released it in Hardback. It's called "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. One of the funniest things I've read in years.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006...Fencoding=UTF8

Dirty Job just got on the to-read list. I didn't know he had a new one. Thanks!
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:08 PM   #171
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first off, I love that reading is considered "high brow."

But I am reading "Hetty: the genius and madness of america's first female tycoon." and re-reading "moby dick."
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:14 PM   #172
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If you like him, you might like one I just finished. Came out a while back, but they finally released it in Hardback. It's called "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. One of the funniest things I've read in years.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006...Fencoding=UTF8
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:35 PM   #173
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first off, I love that reading is considered "high brow."

But I am reading "Hetty: the genius and madness of america's first female tycoon." and re-reading "moby dick."
The book on Hetty is something else. I've not read it through, but skimmed it a couple of times. She was indeed a miser, but for a woman to pull off what she did in that time was an accomplishment. Kind of a shame it's overshadowed by the fact she let her son die because she was cheap.

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Happy to be of service, Bob. Drop me a PM and let me know what you think. I can't wait for Dirty Job to get here...already ordered it from Amazon.
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:44 PM   #174
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Happy to be of service, Bob. Drop me a PM and let me know what you think. I can't wait for Dirty Job to get here...already ordered it from Amazon.
It's got his typically funny narative style.

While you wait, you might visit his website and check out his "Beta Male Manifesto" posted in the forums. It pertains to the book.
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:58 PM   #175
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:25 PM   #176
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Te of Piglet was excellent. I dug it more than the Tao of Poo.
Did you catch the episode of Rescue Me where they were making fun of Tao of Poo?

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Old 06-15-2006, 10:29 PM   #177
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It's now on my summer reading list.
One thing I learned from the the Winters biography - Albert Blithe, the guy who was the main character of Episode 3 (he was the one who suffered from hysterical blindness) did, in fact, recover from his wounds, stayed in the Army, went on to serve in Korea, and eventually died in 1968. At the end of Episode 3, which I am currently watching, we are told that he never recovered from his wounds and died in 1948. Band of Brothers was amazingly accurate, but that was one of a handful of glaring mistakes that were apparently included for dramatic effect.
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Old 06-22-2006, 04:48 PM   #178
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I'm about 3/4 of the way through Gates of Fire.

This is the best book I've read in 25 years; it's been that long since I read Dune. It reminds me of Dune in the way it completely immerses the reader into the lives of the Spartans through the eyes of an outsider (the refugee Xeo) as Dune completely immersed the reader in the lives of the Fremen through the eyes of outsiders (Paul and Jessica).

I can't recommend this book highly enough. Wow.
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Old 06-22-2006, 04:54 PM   #179
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Okay, here's mine...

Just got done with:
Cherie Carter-Scott "If Life is a Game These are the Rules."

It's Awesome, a great read.

Reading now:
John Maxwell, "Failing Forward."
Fred Gratzon, "The Lazy Way to Success."
Lazy Way is incredible, he's 10-15 years ahead of his time, and about that long from now all business books will be like his. I haven't read much past the first chapter of Failing Forward, so I can't tell you much about it at this point.
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Old 06-23-2006, 09:41 AM   #180
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I agree with frazod...


I also enjoyed Gates of Fire. FYI, Frank Miller did a graphic novel about Thermopyle called 300. A completely different approach from Gates of Fire, but still an interesting read.

Right now, I am reading Dragon by Steven Brust. It is part of the Vlad Taltos series. Very reminiscent of Zelazny. Light reading.

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