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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby joe817 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:29 pm

Just started reading Preston & Child's Blue Labyrinth. It's an A.X.L. Pendergast novel, and so far VERY interesting.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby tyree » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:52 am

I like to read multiple books in play and work back and forth between them. Each one of a different category. Here are some I currently have in play (a little heavy on the history category this year):

Christian Bible (various books)
Jurgens. Faith of the early fathers.
Carroll. The history of Christendom.
Kilmeade. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli pirates.
Kengor. Dupes...
And some engineering stuff you probably wouldn't find very interesting.


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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby BigGuy » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:08 pm

I’m presently working on the third and last novel based in this universe with this set of characters. (I’m on Chapter 9) For the sake of continuity I’m re-reading “The Name I’m Given,” the second book in the set.
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Postby SA_Steve » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:01 pm

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Oldgringo » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:20 pm

"First Family" by David Baldacci. It's a good read fiction.

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Postby Dadtodabone » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:18 am

Picked up "The Soul of Battle" by Victor Hanson from my nephew's library for something to read while hanging out in the waiting room during my wife's carpal tunnel surgery. Now I'm going to have to dig around and find the rest of his stuff for a re-read.
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Postby KC5AV » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:59 am

I just finished One Second After, and One Year After is on order.
I'm currently reading "On Combat" by LTC Dave Grossman.

Also on order:
Day of Wrath - Forstchen
Shadow of the Giant - Card
On Killing - Grossman
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby JALLEN » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:04 am

J.R.@A&M wrote:Caro's "The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power". The early chapters are a very interesting history of the settlement of the Hill Country.


That entire series is fascinating, a great read. I have all 4, read them several times. Some of it may be true, too!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby WildBill » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:25 am

fickman wrote:
WildBill wrote: :thumbs2: That should be an interesting read.

I'll tell you this: our country could use about 200 million more people with the work ethic of Thomas' grandfather. It's inspiring.

I am several chapters into the book. It is inspiring.
It is also scary that, under his circumstances, he could have easily gone the other way. :tiphat:
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Pariah3j » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:53 am

I'm currently in the middle of a series I stumbled across at Barnes&Nobles called The Remaining by D.J. Molles. Its a newish take on the Zombie apocalypse. The government sets up a group of operators to be put in bunkers during any potential high threat situations, and they operate after X number of days of no contact. Zombie apoc sets in as a Flu type epidemic, operators are sequestered, which of course are never relieved. The main character is activated and sets out to try to re-establish civilization.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Bitter Clinger » Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:34 pm

The Book of Frank: ISIS and the Archangel Platoon




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ISIS captured a town in Iraq, trapping Catholic children and their caregiving nuns. Western governments were unable or unwilling to help. The children’s enslavement or death was certain unless Frank and a band of ex-military warriors could bring them back.

Frank Martel, an ex-Marine, had finished his first year as a Jesuit novitiate. His path to the church was littered with doubt, anger and a failed relationship. Maggie and Frank were inseparable at first, but his loss of passion caused her to leave. Now, Maggie and Frank are once again thrown together as they attempt to rescue the helpless children that had been left behind.

Frank’s bloodline traced back 1300 years. Charles Martel had successfully stopped the Islamic Caliphate at the battle of Tours in 732. Would Frank be able to follow in Charles’ footsteps and stop the Caliphate once again?

Hired by a private Catholic organization, Frank, Maggie and the Archangel Platoon take on the task of saving the innocent while struggling with their own past.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby K.Mooneyham » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:55 am

Just finished "The Texas Rangers, Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900" by Mike Cox. Good read. Currently working on "Danger Close" about USAF TACPs (Tactical Air Control Party members who serve in Army units and coordinate close air support).

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby oohrah » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:20 am

If you like naval warfare and sea power, i just acquired "The Struggle for Sea Power: A Naval History of the American Revolution", by Sam Willis. The author posits some interesting conclusions, and I am intrigued by this statement from the dust jacket, that I haven't gotten to yet:

" In no other war were so many large-scale fleet battles fought, one of which was the most strategically significant naval battle in all of British, French, and American history."

That's a pretty bold statement.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Oldgringo » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:56 pm

"BADLANDS" by CJ Box. It's a sequel to his "HIGHWAY".

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby WildBill » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:11 pm

WildBill wrote:
fickman wrote:
WildBill wrote: :thumbs2: That should be an interesting read.

I'll tell you this: our country could use about 200 million more people with the work ethic of Thomas' grandfather. It's inspiring.

I am several chapters into the book. It is inspiring.
It is also scary that, under his circumstances, he could have easily gone the other way. :tiphat:


I finished the book and highly recommend it. It is really quite an interesting story.

It was amazing how Clarence Thomas was attacked by the liberals because he didn't think the same way as they expected all black people to think. :banghead:

My favorite line from the book is a quote from Clarence Thomas' grandfather:

"Hard times make monkey eat cayenne pepper" :mrgreen:
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