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Old 07-31-2006, 04:45 PM   #1
Yael Grauer
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Just curious what books y'all are reading right now. I'm in the middle of several, which I'll list after someone else goes. :-)
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Old 07-31-2006, 04:59 PM   #2
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RIVER HORSE by William Least Heat_Moon
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Old 07-31-2006, 05:01 PM   #3
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Rise to Globalism - Stephen Ambrose and Douglas Brinkley

On the Origins of War - Donald Kagan

Al Kitab Fii Taalum Al Loga Al Arabiya, Part 3 - Kristen Brustad

The third has been distracting my from the first two lately, but I'll return to them soon. Rise to Globalism is an overview of American foreign policy since WWII, and On the Origins of War closely examines the causes of WWI, WWII, the Peloponnesian War, the Second Punic War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Old 07-31-2006, 05:03 PM   #4
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Hi Yael,

I just finished "The Club Dumas" by Arturo Perez-Reverte last night. Fun, interesting plot and wonderful writing. This afternoon I began "Starting Strength" by Rippetoe/Kilgore that has been so highly recommended around here. I'm on the fifth book in the Aubrey/Maturin series(recent movie called "Master and Commander) but as there are twenty-one books in the series, I'm taking my time.

Others I've read over the summer:
"Casino Royale" by Fleming
"Gates of Fire" by Pressfield
A few "Rouge Warrior" books by Marcinko
"The Prestige" by Priest
"Kiss or Kill" by Twight

I'm always looking for recommended books so I'm interested in seeing what you're reading. If I had to cop to one favorite writer I'd say Hemingway. Read most of his stuff.
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Old 07-31-2006, 05:16 PM   #5
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Collapse by Jared Diamond...already read The Third Chimpanzee and Guns, Germs, and Steel. My reading has died off this summer with less traveling on the job and moving, but I also read The Great Cholesterol Con, Primal Feast, and Animals in Translation. Also been slowing chugging through Textbook of Medical Physiology.
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Old 07-31-2006, 05:18 PM   #6
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Ooh, I've heard great things about Gates of Fire! It's on my huge to-read list.

Right now I'm in the middle of:

*Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation by Stephen Harrod Buhner

*The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus by Marvin Meyer

*The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe by Lynne McTaggart

And I just finished:
*Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine by Candace B. Pert

*Captivating : Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul by John and Stasi Eldredge

*Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul by John Eldredge

The next two books I want to check out are:

*The high-performance mind" by Anna Wise

*Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior By David R. Hawkins

plus I just got two old CF Journals I haven't read yet...
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Old 07-31-2006, 05:23 PM   #7
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1776- David McCullough
The Prize- Daniel Yergin
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Old 07-31-2006, 05:39 PM   #8
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the complete ilustrated Sherlock holmes by Arthur connan doyle, the complete stories and poems of Edgar allen poe, and Musashi by Eiji icantremeber lastname.

just finished VENGANCE by G. Jonas book on which Munich the movie was based
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Old 07-31-2006, 05:58 PM   #9
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I've read several mentioned above recently, including Gates of Fire and Guns, Germs, and Steel. Other recent reads include:

Stephen Tanner's "Afghanistan: A military history from Alexander the Great to the fall of the Taliban" (excellent survey history of Afghanistan - very sobering)

Max Boot's "The Savage Wars of Peace: Small wars and the rise of American power"

Karen Armstrong's "The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism"

David Grossman's "On killing: The Psychological Cost of learning to kill in war and society" (an absolute must read for any military or LEOs out there - check out Grossman's website at

Currently, I am re-reading Margaret MacMillan's "Paris 1919" to try to better understand the current geopolitical landscape. I think I will probably read "Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the coming of the Great War" (Massie) - I tried to read it before but never finished.

Of course, most of my online reading time is spent hunting down Crossfit related material on the web.

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Old 07-31-2006, 05:59 PM   #10
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All great choices. I have loved Sherlock Holmes since I was 12.. I'm 50 now.

HIGHLY recommend the Flashman series by George MacDonald Frasier...some of the funniest stuff I have read, and educational to boot!

Anything by Rick Bass

anything by James Lee Burke. The Dave Robichaux series is unreal 'em in order.

If you like Westerns...Elmer Kelton.
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