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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2005, 17:33:51 »
"The Battle of the Falaise Gap" by Eddy Florentin.
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2005, 17:50:21 »
A huge book on Pol Pot.
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2005, 17:59:57 »
Shake Hands with the Devil
by LGen (Retired) Romeo Dallaire with Major Brent Beardsley
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2005, 18:02:38 »
"Red Rabbit" by Tom Clancy

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #29 on: July 07, 2005, 08:16:30 »
Just finished Sahara by Clive Cussler - good book.
I have two waiting for me to start,  The Odyssey by Homer (I already did Illiad), and one called The Way It Was by Rowat C. Swerdfeger.
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2005, 17:46:31 »
The Five Fingers -Gayle Rivers

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2005, 04:32:46 »
"Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" by John Perkins. I'm not too sure about it. It's fascinating, but the man who wrote has since repented and now teaches classes about peace, prosperity, and expanting and transforming our awareness. It also seems to hint at conspiracy theories (though not overtly) and this always annoys me. Funny story though, I was talking to a woman the other day about conspiracy theories. She was recommending a book on them an about the world being run by a small group of aliens. (I'm laughing as I write this!) My response between snorts of laughter: "It would have to be aliens! Humans can't get their *$@& together enough to conspire in such a way."
Im also reading "No Life Like It: Military Wives in Canada" by Deborah Harrison and Lucie Laliberte because my fiance is currently having fun with guns and I'm not.
And finally I've given in and got "Shake Hands With the Devil" by LGen. Dallaire. I haven't gotten into it enough to make any judements yet. Even after finishing it, I suspect I'll simply have more questions.

Cheers.

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2005, 09:52:26 »
"Paris:1919" by Margaret MacMillan

Amazing book about the Versailles peace conference.  Its almost sickening to read how the "peacemakers" arbitrarily sliced up the map.
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2005, 11:31:44 »
"Intelligence in War: Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda" by Sir John Keegan

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2005, 22:18:16 »
Robert Leonhard - Principles of War for the Information Age - Third time reading this book, many excellent insights

John-James Ford - Bonk On The Head - Novel about RMC


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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2005, 22:59:43 »
Gates of Fire - Steven Pressfield
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2005, 09:52:30 »
Now i'm reading "the fall of a titan" by Igor Gouzenko

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2005, 10:48:25 »

panzer- a revolution in warfare,1939-1945   --- Roger Edwards

The da vinci code --- dan brown

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2005, 10:51:58 »
I'm currently juggling three

1. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (Heinlein) Great minds eh Paramedtec
2. A Table in the Presence (Lt. Carey H. Cash, USMC Chaplain)
3. Hope in H*ll: Inside the world of doctors with out borders (Dan Bortolotti)

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2005, 10:54:22 »
Harry Potter and the half blood prince - J.K. Rowling  8)
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2005, 11:49:45 »
"By Order of the President" W.E.B. Griffin
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2005, 15:00:35 »
Stalingrad---Anthony Beevor,
Fall of Berlin 1945---Anthony Beevor,
Generation kill---forgot his name
Just finished reading Sun tzu's Art of War.

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2005, 00:50:09 »
My last reads...the Musketeer series by Dumas, very entertaining, can be found on line, all good reads..

The Three Musketeers
Twenty Years After
Ten Years Later
The Missing Viscount
Louise de la Valliere
The Man in the Iron Mask (Nothing like the movie of the same name with Gabriel Byrne, John Malkovich)

and I have to say... did a search on here for "poser", hilarious the collection of various BS meters out there. Should have a "Poser's Pool" set up here to link all the comic relief that happens in those threads.....
Still giggling....... engraved my name on me rifle.......lol..... make it stop!


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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2005, 21:11:02 »
Interseting list. I've read about half the ones here and from the titles wouldn't mind reading the other,
Harry Potter excepted (sorry there alumni buddy). Also interesting to see I'm not the only one with 2-3 books going at once.

As for myself, just finishing up Ghosts of Medak by Carole Off.
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #44 on: July 21, 2005, 22:11:17 »
Adam Hochschild- King Leopold's Ghost- the story of the colonisation of the Congo
James Altieri- The Spearheaders- 1st Ranger Battalion WW2, personal account


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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #45 on: July 21, 2005, 22:50:20 »
Peter Harclerode - "Fighting Dirty: The Inside Story Of Covert Operations From Ho Chi Minh To Osama Bin Laden"

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2005, 08:16:18 »
The Illustrated Directory of Healing Crystals by Cassandra Eason
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2005, 11:53:48 »
Currently reading: MORT, Terry Pratchett and THE EXPENDIBLES, Leonard B. Scott.

Since two books at one time is not enough, about to start SALT, Mark Kurlansky.

Just finished PRINCESS; A TRUE STORY OF LIFE BEHIND THE VEIL IN SAUDI ARABIA.

Next in line: MY LIFE IS A WEAPON: A MODERN HISTORY OF SUICIDE BOMBING,Christoph Reuter.

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #48 on: July 24, 2005, 21:00:10 »
ROGUE WARRIOR - Richard Marcinko

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #49 on: July 27, 2005, 00:09:00 »
lets see. 

Two nights ago I finished reading The Wars - Timothy Findley,
I've just started reading Requiem for a Dream - Selby Hubert
as well as Coming of Age in the Milky Way - Timothy Ferris

Those three were for pleasure.

I'm also reading a few books to get ready for school come September
Wonders and the Order of Nature 1150-1750 - Daston & Park
Principles of Geographical Information Systems - Burrough
and
GIS and Archaeology - James Conolloy