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Sage Hen

Just finished "The Boys in the Boat"  by Daniel James Brown and started "East of Eden" by Steinbeck Looking forward to the new Harrison book The Great Leader I believe it's called..

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trust me

I just finished Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance.  It was a NYT bestseller a couple months ago.  Gives a detailed look at how poor whites in Appalachia have fallen through society's cracks and nobody noticed.  Gives you a neat insight into my own little hometown. I know a few of the lunatics that get addressed in the book.

 

The author really only throws one living person under the bus, his mother, a pill addict.  The older generation he revered were not much better but he deftly hides their larger flaws and leaves the impression that murderous psychopaths were just "characters."

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Ruger1

Ambler, Eric. A Coffin for Dimitrios  This title was originally published in 1937 and arguably one the best espionage/intrigue stories ever penned. This is my second or third re-reading of "Coffin..." over the years. I've always felt that another reading of a favored book is like running into an old friend one hasn't seen in a while.

 

Bair, Deirdre . Capone: His Life, Legacy and Legend . (2016) 

 

MacIntyre, Ben. Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit..... (2016) The author writes of the SAS's founder Sir Archibald David Stirling: "He was a failure in peace but a success in war." Great quote.

 

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10 hours ago, trust me said:

I just finished Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance.  It was a NYT bestseller a couple months ago.  Gives a detailed look at how poor whites in Appalachia have fallen through society's cracks and nobody noticed.  Gives you a neat insight into my own little hometown. I know a few of the lunatics that get addressed in the book.

 

The author really only throws one living person under the bus, his mother, a pill addict.  The older generation he revered were not much better but he deftly hides their larger flaws and leaves the impression that murderous psychopaths were just "characters."

I heard the NPR interview with Vance when the book was published. It sounded very interesting, and very relative to me, being originally from E KY, having much family there, and like most from the area, still call it "home" though I'm decades and many miles removed. It's a big part of the man that I am, and you won't understand unless you're from Appalachia. I still haven't decided to be buried in the family cemetery there on the side of the hill, or up here. I need to decide. I need to read the book. Thanks. 

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dogrunner

This book got it for Christmas. 

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RuffChaser
On 1/12/2017 at 9:38 PM, Treerooster said:

 

Woodcock Shooting or Woodcock Rising? I got Smith's Woodcock Rising for Christmas. Planned on reading it this summer for a warm up to bird season.

 

Right now I like to read turkey type books for the coming spring. Thinking about a re-read of Kenny Morgan's "Turkey Hunting A One Man Game"

 

I mis-typed, Woodcock Rising. After 20 min or so my boss looked at me and asked - What he hell could you possibly learn about Woodcock? I told him I'm not sure but I won't know unless I try.

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Dogwood
19 hours ago, Sage Hen said:

Just finished "The Boys in the Boat"  by Daniel James Brown and started "East of Eden" by Steinbeck Looking forward to the new Harrison book The Great Leader I believe it's called..

Your gonna love "The Great Leader"!

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Steve Hunts

Day out of Days- Sam Shepard

Skeletons of the Zahara- Dean King

On the Edge of the Wild- Stephen Bodio

Mexico City Blues- Kerouac

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hayslope

"No Quarter"

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studdog

Shot Down. The true story of a WW II B-17 bomber crew shot down over BELGIUM.  Fascinating!

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Brad Eden

My tax paperwork. A rather somber read.

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Sage Hen

I'm reading Michael McIntosh's Shotguns and Shooting and I wonder if anyone here can help me with a phrase he uses? When he is writing about electric guns he twice uses the phrase "To think outside the nine dots" . It's easy to substitute the box and it all makes sense but it just kind of bugs me that I can't figure out the reference.I know I'm not the hottest primer in the box so I thought I'd ask here.

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Remo

Adventures of a Female Medical Detective by Mary Guinan, PhD, MD. It's the story of a gal tracking plagues and epidemics around the world. Makes you realize how humanity is just a breath away from disaster. 

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