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I just finished "The Quartet" by Joseph Ellis. I probably knew a lot of what's in this book but I'm old and needed a refresher. Great read on the forming of the United States and writing the Constitution. Very readable, made me go and get his "Founding Brothers" to read next.




Founding Brothers is an excellent book. I'm a huge fan of his writing.
 
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About to finish Abaddon's Gate
Cannot find a hardback copy of Cibola Burn for <$100 online. No one has it in stock, only used copies available. Mad

Edit: Moot point. Wife ordered the next, 1 at least, she didn't specify, in paperback, will be here tomorrow Big Grin

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Cibola Burn & Nemesis Games are on my desk, should tide me over for a few weeks.
I was pretty amazed that I blew through ~1,500 pages of the first 3 books in 6 weeks, only reading an hour or so at night.

Helps that I'd seen the series through twice (seasons 1-5) so I know the story.




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I just finished "The Quartet" by Joseph Ellis. I probably knew a lot of what's in this book but I'm old and needed a refresher. Great read on the forming of the United States and writing the Constitution. Very readable, made me go and get his "Founding Brothers" to read next.




Founding Brothers is an excellent book. I'm a huge fan of his writing.


You're so right, it was excellent. I learned so much about the beginnings of our country from these two books.


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Twilight of the Gods by Ian Toll.

3rd and final volume detailing the US's involvement in WW2 in the Pacific. Fascinating detail and insight into many of the decisions made during the war and the politics involved.
 
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Post Captain, for like the 5-6th time. Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian. But I'll likely move to something else after, having finished my third circumnavigation of the 20-book series last year.
 
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Started reading The Hobbit but couldnt get into it.

Just started Hue 1968 by Mark Bowden last night.


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I am done with Stephen Hunter for now, going to move on to another author.



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Cibola Burn & Nemesis Games are on my desk, should tide me over for a few weeks.
I was pretty amazed that I blew through ~1,500 pages of the first 3 books in 6 weeks, only reading an hour or so at night.

Helps that I'd seen the series through twice (seasons 1-5) so I know the story.


I had read the first 6 books over the years but waited for show to end and then burned through the last 3 books in a month. Just finished Leviathan Falls yesterday; phenomenal story telling.


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Cibola Burn & Nemesis Games are on my desk, should tide me over for a few weeks.
I was pretty amazed that I blew through ~1,500 pages of the first 3 books in 6 weeks, only reading an hour or so at night.

Helps that I'd seen the series through twice (seasons 1-5) so I know the story.


I had read the first 6 books over the years but waited for show to end and then burned through the last 3 books in a month. Just finished Leviathan Falls yesterday; phenomenal story telling.


I'm a bit over halfway through Cibola Burn.
Lots of differences to the show on this one. Naomi being a big change.
Apadt from her, no real effect on the overall story, just different.




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Without Remorse, Tom Clancy
 
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Currently, I'm reading Larry McMurtry's The Last Picture Show.

Very few films which are based upon novels follow the novels almost perfectly with few changes/omissions. The Last Picture Show is one of them. John Huston's version of The Maltese Falcon is another, but the Peter Bogdonovich/Larry McMurtry screenplay for the film follows the novel even more closely, and that's quite an achievement for Hollywood.
 
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Currently reading 'Stalin's War' by Sean McMeekin. McMeekin takes a revisionist view of WWII, but backs up his argument with lots of sources. It's a very interesting book.


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Soft Depotism, Democracy's Drift by Dr. Paul Rahe


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Finished Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged a last week. Now reading again Steven King's The Stand




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I just started Vince Flynn's Consent To Kill. I'm going through the Mitch Rapp series in order of the series as opposed to the dates they're written.



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The guns of John Moses Browning.
And rereading "Low Level Hell". A Vietnam helicopter pilot.
 
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Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espionage
 
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