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    What did you read in 2005?

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    History was the main thrust of my reading this past year...


    Teacher Man, Frank McCourt
    Hitler's Scientists, John Cornwell
    The Island at the Center of the World, Russell Shorto
    Stalingrad, Antony Beevor
    All the Shah's Men, Stephen Kinzer
    The Iraq War, John Keegan
    The Civil War, Bruce Catton
    Introduction to the New Testament, Bart Ehrman
    The Civil War, A Narrative, Vol. I, Shelby Foote
    The Civil War, A Narrative, Vol. II, Shelby Foote
    Lost Christianities, Bart Ehrman
    History of Ancient Egypt, Bob Brier
    Introduction to the Old Testament, Robert O'Dean
    Ancient Near Eastern Mythology, Sharon Goldman
    The Bible and Western Culture, Michael Sugrue
    I Am Charlotte Simmons, Tom Wolfe
    Jack Maggs, Peter Carey
    Orlando, Virginia Wolf
    Short Stories of Somerset Maugham, Somerset Maugham
    The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, Umberto Eco
    Shalimar the Clown, Slaman Rushdie
    Gilgamesh, Stephen Mithcell Trans
    American Soldier, Tommy Franks
    Old Testament, The Torah,
    The Aeneid, Virgil
    America's Secret War, George Friedman
    Friday Night Lights, H. G. Bissinger
    Cold Zero, Christopher Whitcomb
    Chatter, Patrick Keefe
    What Went Wrong?, Bernard Lewis
    The Worst Journey in the World, Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    China, Inc., Ted Fishman
    The Persian Puzzle, Kenneth Pollack
    Jarhead, Anthony Swofford
    Disinformation, Richard Minter

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    Re: What did you read in 2005?

    Lindon Johnson: master of the Senate was great read!
    An eye opener about the way the Senate works ...or should I say doesn't work

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    "Collapse" by Jared Diamond. Most important book in the world - seriously.

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    That one is on my bedside table. will start it soon, I've been reading Germs and steel...by the same author.
    Good stuff!

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    Re: What did you read in 2005?

    Guns, Germs, and Steel is very interesting and it's written better, but Collapse is a more important book.

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    Re: What did you read in 2005?

    They're both in my queue, as soon as I finish the 3rd volume of Shelby Foote.

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    Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken

    It makes a great gift.
    --
    Robert Gregory Browne
    KISS HER GOODBYE (now available)
    KILLER YEAR: Stories to Die For (Jan. 2008)
    WHISPER IN THE DARK (2008)
    St. Martin's Press
    http://www.robertgregorybrowne.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by robgb
    Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken

    It makes a great gift.
    I've read that one. You should try "Stupid White Man" as well...

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    Re: What did you read in 2005?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ernstinen
    The L.A. Times (daily)

    Car & Driver (monthly)

    The Wayward Bus --- John Ernst Steinbeck

    Seabuscuit --- Laura Hillenbrand

    It --- Stephen King

    The Beatles Recording Sessions: The Official Abbey Road Studio Session Notes 1962-1970 --- Mark Lewisohn

    Eyes Wide Open: Bodyguard Strategies For Self-Protection --- Kristie Kilgore

    The PDR Pocket guide To Prescription Drugs --- PDR Thompson

    Great book --- funny as hell.
    Ern
    That's what I call good reading Ern!

    I try to read the LA Times most days via the internet. Car & Driver Monthly certainly has it's attractions, but I'm interested to know what you made of the The B*****s Recording Sessions and also if you thought Seabiscuit was good. I may take your advice on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P de Caumette
    I've read that one. You should try "Stupid White Man" as well...
    Bill Maher's new book is hilarious, too.
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    Robert Gregory Browne
    KISS HER GOODBYE (now available)
    KILLER YEAR: Stories to Die For (Jan. 2008)
    WHISPER IN THE DARK (2008)
    St. Martin's Press
    http://www.robertgregorybrowne.com

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