What Are You Reading

Discussion in 'The Reading Room' started by Lancealot, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Alex Oviatt

    Alex Oviatt Practically Family

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    Re-reading The Devil in the White City--Great story!
     
  2. Dixon Cannon

    Dixon Cannon My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Finally started on the Shelby Foote, 'Civil War' three volume set. Man there is a lot of name dropping - I find myself running to Google to see what each of them looked like! I'll let you know in December how it ends!! -dixon cannon
     
  3. ButteMT61

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    As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling. By Anne Serling. God. Just realized after I posted that I already posted this. Hello hospital lol
     
  4. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Seneca, Octavia
     
  5. Touchofevil

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    James Ellroy's The Big Nowhere.
     
  6. Being a huge Twilight Zone fan since childhood, I read a Serling bio years ago, and found the man to be a highly interesting and multi-layered personality. I'm going to pick up this one by his daughter.
     
  7. DNO

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    Kindness goes Unpunished by Craig Johnson.
     
  8. 1961MJS

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    Hi

    I read that years ago, it took quite some time. I starting logging what I've read. I brought home a book I thought I'd find interesting from the Library. About 5 pages in, I realized I'd already read it. I had been interesting though.

    Later
     
  9. cw3pa

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    On the topic of "The War of Northern Aggression". Read the "Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara many years ago. It was on my commander's reading list for all the officers in the battalion. What I got out of it was the futility of war when tactics don't keep up with technology. And uncommon bravery can be common when men have unit cohesion and a cause they believe in.
     
  10. Stormy

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    PARIS by E. Rutherfurd. I'm delighted to say that I can't put it down
     
  11. ButteMT61

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    It's really good. You just think you know about a person, then you read and realize, no, you don't. I recommend it - not just because it's Rod Serling. It's a really good story of the man, the times, and his relationships. I am liking it a lot!
     
  12. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Ever assigned Col. John Boyd's Clausewitzian triad elude, "Observe; Orient; Decide; Act" Loop doctrine?
     
  13. cw3pa

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    No Loop doctrine. Although I know from whence you speak. The only other title I can remember was "The Forgotten War" I believe by Clay Blair. Since the Cavalry battalion I was assigned to was positioned in Paju county north of Seoul, ROK it seemed pertinent.
     
  14. John Boyer

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    "The Man Without Qualities" by Robert Musil
     
  15. melanieroseowl

    melanieroseowl New in Town

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    "Grace Kelly and Hollywood" Donald Spoto
     
  16. Count Belisarius by Robert Graves.
     
  17. Harp

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    Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry
     
  18. RBH

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    Black Hats a great fun read, cowboys and gangsters!
     
  19. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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    'The G-String Murders' by Gypsy Rose Lee. I've only just started reading it this morning but it is quite entertaining. A murder story set in a burlesque theatre (later filmed as 'Lady of Burlesque').

    Until I spotted the book in a book shop, I had no idea that she even wrote novels. The book was followed up by 'Mother Finds a Body'. She also wrote a play called called 'The Naked Genius' which was filmed as 'Doll Face' in 1946.
     
  20. Hercule

    Hercule Practically Family

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    Manipulating The Ether: The Power Of Broadcast Radio In Thirties America.
     

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