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D-Day by Stephen Ambrose.

EXCELLENT read about the D-Day landings in Normandy. Full of first-person accounts, enemy and allied points of view, etc. He is an outstanding author. The book is 700+ pages long, but it's a very easy read. . .
Looks good - thanks. Number 6 on the library kindle wait list.
 
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Stuck in a rut now, waiting for new books from the library. In the meantime, I reread favorites on my Kindle. Currently Off The Grid by C.J.Box, and Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy.
 
 
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Just finished "Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman" by James Gleick

On deck:
"Dark in Death" by J.D. Robb
"A Conflict of Visions" by Thomas Sowell
"A More Perfect Heaven" by Dava Sobel
"Messy: The Power of Disorder" by Tim Harford



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Mr. Mercedes by King



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"The Blessing Way" by Tony Hillerman.



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About to finish Enemy of the State by Kyle Mills. Have just started A Tale of the Grenada Raiders by Stephen Trujillo.


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D-Day by Stephen Ambrose.

EXCELLENT read about the D-Day landings in Normandy. Full of first-person accounts, enemy and allied points of view, etc. He is an outstanding author. The book is 700+ pages long, but it's a very easy read. . .
While I'm waiting for D-Day, I'm reading his
Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-69.
 
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D-Day by Stephen Ambrose.

EXCELLENT read about the D-Day landings in Normandy. Full of first-person accounts, enemy and allied points of view, etc. He is an outstanding author. The book is 700+ pages long, but it's a very easy read. . .
Started this today. Excellent so far. His transcontinental book - Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-69 was outstanding.
 
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7 habits of highly effective people... again

I’m quite sure it’s an old joke, if you’ll forgive me...at work, we used to call this book,
7 Habits of Highly Defective People. Had to take the course too


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On Sunday I started and finished "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" by Mark Manson. It will change my life. I highly highly recommend it.


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D-Day by Stephen Ambrose.

EXCELLENT read about the D-Day landings in Normandy. Full of first-person accounts, enemy and allied points of view, etc. He is an outstanding author. The book is 700+ pages long, but it's a very easy read. . .
While I'm waiting for D-Day, I'm reading his
Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-69.


Nothing like it in the world is by far my favorite Stephen Ambrose book. His Lewis and Clark book is great as well.


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I've been on a Clive Cussler binge, interspersing his novels with my history reading. Last month, I finished "Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission." It's the factual account of the US Army Rangers rescue mission to save the 500 American Bataan POWs before the Japanese could murder them in the Philippines. It was an excellent book, but extremely depressing (it pulled no punches and described the Japanese cruelties and atrocities in detail). I had to read something light and non-depressing after that one, so I read "Flight - My Life in Mission Control" by Chris Craft (EXCELLENT!!!!) and then "The Bootlegger," by Cussler.

This is part of the Isaac Bell series - he's a detective in the 1902-1925 era. It's really educational despite being a work of fiction, as it gives an idea of what that time was like. I just finished "The Striker" (the 6th book in the 10-book series, so far).

https://clive-cussler-books.co...ry/books/isaac-bell/

I started "To War in a Stringbag" yesterday (account of a Brit Swordfish pilot in WWII). Really interesting so far.



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For the last week or so I've been working my way through The Longmire Mysteries. I'm currently on book 8. Great series. Quite different from the show which I also loved.
 
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Finally, a book on my library waiting list came to the top. Will be picking up Robicheaux by James Lee Burke today.
 
 
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Nothing like it in the world is by far my favorite Stephen Ambrose book. His Lewis and Clark book is great as well.
Reading Lewis and Clark now. Fascinating.
 
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I just finished reading McArthur's War. It is fiction in that it is an alternate sequence of victories and losses different from what actually happened during the Pacific Campaign. No A bomb so there is actually an invasion of the Japanese home islands.

https://www.amazon.com/MacArth...-Japan/dp/1250053668
 
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Altered Carbon and Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive Book 3)


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The Dogs of War by Frederick Forsyth. Next up is One Year After by William Forstchen (let's hope Forstchen used an editor this time).


So a few pages in I realized I had already read One Year After. The fact that I hadn't remembered it is a testament to the quality of the writing, I'm afraid. Moved on to Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl by N.D. Wilson to be followed by No Middle Name - collected Jack Reacher short stories by Lee Child.
 
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I just finished a biography, "Titanic Thompson, the Man Who Would Bet On Anything." Good read.

Getting ready for a couple of cross country flights and have a copy of "Neuromancer." Read it about 25 years ago.


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Re-reading Around the World in 80 Days. Last time was over 35 years ago.




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