Skip to comments.What are you reading?
Posted on 12/20/2005 11:08:46 PM PST by Darkwolf377
Anyone reading anything good?
Right now, I'm re-reading Volume II of Warren Carroll's A History of Christendon, and desperating trying to find Volume III.
I read a book once called Honorable Treachery which was a history of spying in America. One comment made in the book was that, during the war, Washington was fighting an enemy that was larger, better trained, better equipped, better fed, and faster (they could use the British Navy to go from one place to another); and at all times, he had to stay to the west of the British so that he could never get caught between the British Army and the Atlantic Ocean.
As if he didn't have enough on his mind!
"Men in Black" by Mark Levin
I'll have to find that one!
Several years ago, my wife and I were on a trip to Canada, when we spent a day in Quebec City. I really wanted to see the Plains of Abraham, so my wife humored me, and dropped me off there by the river. I climbed the steep slope up to the plateau where Wolfe met Montcalm, expecting to find a museum or at least a great monument for such a pivotal battle in world history.
Instead, I found nothing but a jogging track and a small plaque. The plaque read (paraphrasing from what I remember):
On this site, on 13 September 1759, due to the overwhelming number of their forces, the British army was able to land her and capture the City of Quebec,
You could almost feel the resentment of the French Canadians as they wrote this :^)
Thanks! I'll look them up.
Memoirs of a timelord.
"Can't You Hear Me Callin'", by Richard D. Smith. The definitive biography of "The Man" himself, Bill Monroe, the "father of bluegrass music", who literally created an entire genre of American music (with a little help from Earl Scruggs, of course). Dick Smith has played in numerous bands himself - I remember him as having a good stint with The Country Gentlemen in the 80's.
Book previous to that:
"Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone", by Mark Zwonitzer. The story of The Carter Family of Poor Valley, Virginia, perhaps the most influential group in American country music history. A good companion piece to the new movie, "Walk the Line", about Johnny Cash's relationship with June Carter (Mother Maybelle's middle daughter) - detailed in the book as well.
Don't duck from me. I enjoy Harry Potter with my children too.
I'm not sure I understand all the negativity surrounding it.
I try to walk six miles a day, and I'm never without my Sony Walkman. I'm re-listening to "Charm School," by Nelson DeMille. Just about anything by Nelson DeMille is very exciting. I also loved "Red Rabbit," by Tom Clancy.
Glad to see that you like the books also. Four generations in my family are enjoying them. I do not understand all the negativity surrounding them either,especially on this forum.
Bumping in agreement :)
I've not been successful yet in listening to books. My comprehension doesn't work the same as when I read.
I've only tried to do that while driving though. I should try that while walking.
Satori in Paris..Kerouack
||"Rise to Rebellion" by Jeff Shaara. You won't put it down.|
Just finished "The Black Arrow" By Vin Suprynowicz. I liked it but it might scare some government boot lickers.
"MARS by Ben Bova. I like his quote "The meek will inherit the earth wild the bold conquer the stars."
No they won't. The IRS will hit them with back taxes, the FAA will ground them for safety violations and the EPA will take them to court for air pollution.
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