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What Are You Reading

Patrick Murtha

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Widebrim said:
Man, you are one voracious cat! :eek: :eusa_clap

Pretty much. I greatly appreciate your saying so!

At least addictions to books and clothing are not life-threatening, only wallet-threatening. I can live with that.
 
The Smithsonian Guide to Battles & Battlefields of the Civil War and the US Army Atlas of WWII in Europe, both preowned from Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN.

Shipping both these huge tomes back is gonna be "interesting"... the atlas is a hardcover that's too big to fit in a carryon bag, and the Smithsonian Guide's heavy enough to bust a skull with.
 

Aristaeus

A-List Customer
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Pensacola FL
Trumpet Blues, The Life of Harry James.
By Peter J. Levinson.
Oxford University Press.
Copyright 1999.
So far a good read, but the book could use better chronological organization with regards to events, but still informative on America's Ace #1 Trumpet Player.

Atlantis, The Antediluvian World.
By Ignatius Donnelly.
Dover Publications INC, New York.
Copyright 1976.
Unabridaged and unaltered republication of the work originally published by Harper & Brothers in New York, in 1882.
I have just started this one and a good read so far.
 

funneman

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Get Capone by Jonathan Eig

Good book.

A lot of insight into the City of Chicago in the 20s and 30s.

A lot of information on Capone's efforts to stay well dressed.

In fact it seems his large amounts of cash spent on suits at Marshall Fields helped lead to his tax evasion conviction.
 

Harp

I'll Lock Up
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Chicago, IL US
United States of America vs State of Arizona and Janice K. Brewer
Governor of the State


Thirty-six pages of preconceived judicial activism. :icon_smil
 

WH1

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Over hills and far away
Harp said:
United States of America vs State of Arizona and Janice K. Brewer
Governor of the State


Thirty-six pages of preconceived judicial activism. :icon_smil

Ahh...I'll wait for the movie on this one!:p

Hmm Julia or Angelina...
 

VitaminG

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Toowoomba, Australia
Pork City by Howard Browne. I haven't read it in years, but with all the talk about vintage clothing, music, et al. here on the FL I felt compelled to dig it out for another go round. Still a good read :)
 

Harp

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Late summer reading amidst humid heat and college pigskin previews.

The Poetry of Survival: Post-War Poets of Central and Eastern Europe,
edited by Daniel Weissbort;
and,
a study of Samuel Beckett, Michael Robinson's The Long Sonata of the Dead.

Bertolt Brecht leads the survivor list. A contemporary of Beckett,
and every bit the cipher, though perhaps less taxing in other ways.
And fresh discoveries of glistening jewels too long hidden that shine
and sparkle. :)

(Thanks, John) ;)
 

Atinkerer

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Yes, I'd surely recommend it! So far, it's one of the best books I've ever read. Even in the first few pages this book gives you stunning insight into the geopolitics of WWI, and a startling view into the mind and culture of the Arab people. It is written concisely, with an eloquence and elegance of expression that makes it very hard to put down.
 

Tripnastic

New in Town
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Location
St.Louis, Mo.
I just picked up "A Man of Honor", the autobiography of Joseph Bonanno last night. It's interesting just a biography, but it's even more interesting to read him try and put an innocent light on some of the things he was involved with.
 

Harp

I'll Lock Up
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Honey Bee said:
... currently sitting on the veranda and reading, "Tender is the Night" by F. Scott...very much like the first few pages.


...through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways out on the veranda?...;)
(Nothing like a Keatian limerick to set a novel's proper tone. Love Fitz's
epigram selection for Tender is the Night).

Ever read The Great Gatsby?
Fitz is supposedly a difficult screenplay, but I loved the film as much as the book. :)
Have to reread him soon. :)
 

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