Whatcha reading redux.

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Termite
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Termite » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:24 pm

Just finished this one:

Over and Back: A Daring Band of American Pilots Flying North to South Into Mexico! The Untold True Stories of Smuggling Electronic Contraband Into Mexico.

Wild Bill Callahan

Entertaining book, even though the writer isn't the most eloquent.

Contacted the author; our EAA chapter is going to try to get him to be the featured speaker at a Fly In.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Langenator » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:00 pm

Wildfire by Kurt Schlichter - near future semi-distopian fiction

Directorate S by Stephen Coll - the CIA and ISI in Afghanistan, 2001-present
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Jered » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:11 am

Langenator wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:00 pm
Wildfire by Kurt Schlichter - near future semi-distopian fiction
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Captain Wheelgun » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:19 pm

‘Through Fiery Trials’ by David Weber, the newest book in the ‘Safehold’ series.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Langenator » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:47 am

Just finished Crimson Star by Peter Nealan and Grunt by Mary Roach.

Attempting to slog my way through Shadow of Victory, David Weber's most recent Honorverse offering. And it is a slog. Might backburner it and find something else in fiction.

Debating which non-fiction from the stack to start next. I've got Assad or We Burn the Country, Grant's memoirs, 12 Rules for Life, The Auschwitz Volunteer, Liberty's Blueprint, and a 3 volume history of the Crusades.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Weetabix » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:24 pm

Tom Clancy's Executive Orders is a looooooong book. It's like he got paid by the pound or something. That said, I'm enjoying it.
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Vonz90 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:08 am

Book of Isaiah - lots of messianic prophesy but stuck in the middle of even more "you are all doomed" prophesy. Yeah, do not piss off the Lord.

Not a happy book, but I recommend it none the less.

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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:49 am

Isaiah is my favorite of the Prophetic Books. Currently reading 2 Samuel and Jeremiah.

Also Conquest's The Great Terror, Maupassant's A Parisian Affair and Other Stories, and SLA Marshall's Ambush and Bird (bound in a single volume).

Reading the latter because a good friend and I have been playing a new boardgame called Front Toward Enemy. It's low-level tactics (units are fire teams, support weapons such as M60s or RPDs and crew, and single-man counters such as leaders, FOs, etc.) in Vietnam, and I'm going through some of the bibliographic references from the rules to better understand the designer's intentions.
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