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Ha, just finished "Cabinet of Curiosities", on the library wait list for Obsidian Chamber.

You should read them more in order. There is a big gap and lots of story between those two. I like to use the Fantastic Fiction web site to keep up with authors and their works.
 


My mistake, I'm in sequence, waiting on "Still Life with Crows".

Reading "Undaunted Courage" by Stephen E. Ambrose.


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Gonna throw this out as a suggestion. I'm a person that will read a good book multiple times. This is one of those. Currently my son is reading it so I'm doing so again and discussing it with him.

"Bluebeard" by Kurt Vonnegut. It just might be his best.



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I recently finished a book called IQ by Joe Ide. A pretty good mystery story.

Another book I recently finished was Left of Bang by Patrick Van Horne and Jason A. Riley. It's a book about techniques for developing situational awareness based on the USMC Combat Hunter program. Very good read for the tactically-minded.

I'm currently reading Protect Yourself With Your Snubnose Revolver by Grant Cunningham. So far it's pretty good, focusing mostly on the basics during the first few chapters.

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Just finished "Orphan X" by Greg Hurwitz on audible, narrated by Scott Brick. Phenomenal! I immediately downloaded the next in the series "The Nowhere Man" which so far is even better.

Evan Smoake makes Mitch Rapp look like a fucking Girl Scout.


I just picked up Orphan X this past week. It seemed like the kind of story I'd be interested in. I'm not sure when I'll get the chance to start reading it, though. I liked Gregg Hurwitz's previous series with DUSM Tim Rackley. I was torn between Orphan X and starting Mark Greaney's Gray Man series. I'll probably end up checking out the Gray Man series before too long.



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Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde. Jeff Guinn.

This is a well researched book that presents very good contextual information on the depression, life in the era, and the history of Dallas and surrounding era. Almost anyone should learn some interesting history. Originally printed in 2009 copies can be found on Amazon and eBay.

Detail down to Clyde's beginngs as a chicken theif showed his character (or lack of it). The depression was more than hard but few turned to violent crime; in Clyde's case over 200 robberies and at least 12 murders in the short two years of the pairs spree. Their notoriety pushed along by the photographs that continued to sensationalize the pair. It also touched on the very bad prison system in the 20's and 30's and the effect it likely added.

I saw the car Bonnie and Clyde were killed in as a child and the (well deserved) overkill was evident. The pair and their hanger-ons killed without remorse (mainly LEOs) and their end and their interstsate crime rampage surely helped drive federal law enforcement forward. I liked the book, published on the 75 year anniversary of their deaths, because of the focus on historical information and life in the time, not just the duo.



Edit: If you have Amazon Prime there is an interesting American Experience: Bonnie and Clyde in Amazon Video...




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Anything and everything I can written by Thomas Sowell, whether archived columns or books.

Reading Dr. Sowell will give you a better education than you could get at 99% of the universities in this country.

I just finished The Longest Day, and am re-reading Max Hasting's Inferno and started Bruce Catton's Grant Moves South.


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Currently working on Roadshow by Neil Peart.


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Enjoying the Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series and am up to "A Darkness More Than Night"

Inbetween those I recently read
The Chicolini Incident: A Rex Nihilo Adventure -Robert Kroese

Dark Matter -Blake Crouch
 
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Recently read Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion,and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson
by S. C. Gwynne.

Wonderful book!

BTW-the "Redemption" in the title refers, I think, to his career trajectory. Like Grant, and to a lesser extent Sherman, before his Civil War years Jackson was not very successful-career wise. According to Gwynne, he was probably the worst professor that VMI ever had-up to that time.


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I tend to stick with an author that I like.

Last year I read all of John Grisham and Michael Connelly. This year I'm working on Lee Child's excellent Reacher series.

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The One Man by Andrew Gross


This is a great book. A Jewish Army Officer infiltrates Auschwitz to find and then escape with an inmate nuclear scientist. Lots of twists and turns and boy, the author is able to paint a disgusting dreary picture of life in the camps. So sad.

Anything W.E.B. Griffin and David Baldacci books are the best.


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Before Christmas, I became fascinated with the Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913.

I am currently reading November's Fury. Next up, is Ships Gone Missing.


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English Historic Carpentry by Cecil A. Hewett.
Defeat into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India 1942-1945 by Field Marshal Viscount Slim.
 
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Started reading the Gray Man series by Mark Greaney. First book was great, I'm into the second one.


I've read the entire series to date, like em!
 
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Currently reading Blackguards a collection of short stories by various authors about fantasy thieves, assassins, rogues. Pretty good.

Recently re-read the Mistborn trilogy by Sanderson, very good.


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Started reading the Gray Man series by Mark Greaney. First book was great, I'm into the second one.


I've read the entire series to date, like em!

I learned about this series right here in this forum, and I am working my way through them. Currently I have the 3rd book, Ballistic, checked out and next up to read. An excellent character and series.
 
 
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The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson.


All of his are great. Not good, but great. I found Dead Wake and Isaac's Storm especially great.


I just finished Tribe by Sebastian Junger. That was a 3 day read. Good one. Love all of his.

Currently reading On Killing by Grossman.

Recently read The Siege (about the Mumbai attack on 2008), also a good one.
 
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Lost World.




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Exodus by Leon Uris. Never got around to it until I found a copy in a recycling bin. Interesting historical fiction.

Currently about 3/4 of the way through Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror by Erik Prince. I'd say the writing is on par with Lone Survivor, pretty easy. Wife gave me a copy for Christmas.

Next up in the que is Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield.


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Before Christmas, I became fascinated with the Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913.

I am currently reading November's Fury. Next up, is Ships Gone Missing.


Love to see the reading list on this. Yuuuge fan of the story of the Fitz and in the book Gales of November by Robert Hemming there are a number of references to the storm of 1913.


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Guardian Angel: Life and Death Adventures with Air Force Pararescue, the World's Most Powerful
Commando Rescue Force.

Written by a PJ. Great read.






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