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    Ambassador at Large JIMSHAW's Avatar
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    Currently reading:

    The Confession, John Grisham, Kindle
    Ben Franklin Autobiography, Kindle
    Mark Twain Autobiography, Kindle
    The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, Larsson, hardcover
    Fall of Giants, Follett, Hardcover
    Complete Works, Mark Twain, Kindle

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    Just finishing The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Larsson; about to start The Girl Who Played With Fire.
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    Last night I read Command in War by Van Crevald... a bit dry but talked of command and control and information systems from the stone age to the present.

    Tonight its Technomanifestos by Adam Brate.. very interesting book about the developments of technology post ww2 and how we use them.

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    I'll try this again. I am reading an interesting biography entitled The Old Man and the Harley by John J. Newkirk. Starts out in New York 1939 when Jack Newkirk, age 18, buys a 1930 74 cu.in. Harley VL and rides from the New York worlds fair across country to San Francisco and the 1939 Golden Gate World Exhibition. Took him 4 weeks to make the trip and what an adventure he had. John J. Newkirk later retraces this epic journey with his father. The book is an interesting look at America then and now.
    Jammess

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    Tonight's read was The Information Revolution and World Politics by Elizabeth Hanson. A pretty good book explaining the impact of information and communication technology on war and peace, the global economy, and communication systems.

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    three remarkable lives

    Stacy Schiff's "Cleopatra," the new Roosevelt bio; "The Colonel," and Keef's "Life"

    for me, a good bit of a holy-mackerel-factor in each. If I were to choose one, it'd be "Cleo"
    We might as well walk. ~ Adam Guettel The Light In The Piazza
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    Currently plowing through Pat Conroy's "South of Broad", Michael Connelly's "The Reversal" is next in line.
    Wherever you go, there you are.

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    Halfway through "Three Day Road" by Joseph Boyden. Fictionalized account of two Cree natives from Moose Factory (go north, waaaayyy up north) who sign up with the Canadian Army for the First World War. They apply their substantial skill at hunting game in Canada to stalking Germans in France. Mixed in with the struggle of native peoples in Canada and the residential school legacy.
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    Footnote* by Boff Whalley

    Just started and proves to be a fun book from this Englishman. Boff plays guitar for the fabulous Chumbwumba. You most likely don't know the band but you have most certainly heard their HUGE hit 'I Get Knocked Down' which is probably played in every sports stadium around the world. Eclectic is an understatement for a band which has dabbled in a number of areas from punk rock to acappella old english protest songs.

    From the publisher:
    Footnote* is clever, funny and irreverentÔÇöa story about a boy from the redbrick clich?®s of smalltown England reconciling Mormonism and punk rock, industrial courtesy and political insurrection.

    He finds a guitar, anarchism and art terrorism and, after years (and years and years) of earnest, determined, honest-to-goodness slogging, his pop groupÔÇá makes it big; thatÔÇÖs BIG with a megaphone actually. They write a song that has the whole world singing and, funnily enough, itÔÇÖs an admirable summary of a life well livedÔÇöabout getting knocked down and getting back up again.

    Meanwhile, thereÔÇÖs a whole world still happening: authentic lives carefully drawn, emotional but not sentimental and always with a writerÔÇÖs eye for detail. Footnote is not another plodding rock memoir but a compassionate, critical and sometimes cynical account of a life steeped in pop culture, lower division football and putting the world to rights.

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    Got a couple going

    Sea of Glory: Nathaniel Philbrick
    Second book of his I've read, first one being In the Heart of the Sea. Found this in the bargain bin for a couple of bucks and worth it. Reading is on the first US survey and exploring expedition in the Pacific. This guy takes historical facts and writes a good book around it. Currently, self appointed Captain (Mr) Wilkes appears to be losing his marbles and trying to prevent a mutiny which probably needs to happen.

    World According to Garp: John Irving
    At my sisters for dinner and stumbled across this on her book shelf. Just started and proving to be a fun read. I have seen the movie which was great, but now I'm picturing the cast while reading the book.

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    I'm starting on an adventure motorcycling reading binge. I'm well into "Two Wheels Through Terror" by Glenn Heggstad. Next up are a couple I picked up at the MC show a couple weeks back. They are "The Hunt For Puerto Del Faglioli" by Paddy Tyson (Shuvvy Press) and "The University of Gravel Roads - Global Lessons From A Four Year Motorcycle Adventure" by Rene Cormier (Renedian Adventures)
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    Rereading The Upper Half of the Motorcycle by Brendt Spiegler

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    I finished "The Room" by Emma Donoghue a while back. It gives a good look how an intelligent yet developmentally challenged child might look at the world, and how our view of things are shaped by those who teach us.

    I really enjoyed "Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro so I just finished his latest work "Never Let Me Go." I enjoy his style, but the subject matter of "Never Let Me Go" is a little mixed - love and friendship meet organ transplant.

    I'm about half way through "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. I strongly recommend it. It is a very good read about the life of Louis Zamperini a World War II hero. It’s a well written uplifting testament to the human spirit. The book has been on the New York Times best seller list for 8 weeks and is currently number one.

    Easy

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    The Last Boy, bio of Mickey Mantle.
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    I'm reading the 2010 edition of The Milepost.
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