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#17824 - 01/16/13 12:26 PM OT: Looking for some new books .
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I am a huge fan of reading and am always looking for a new book. I love anything that is based on real life and especially military topics. I am also a huge fan of biographies about influential people of the past. Looking for a few suggestions from my friends here. What are you guys reading?

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#17825 - 01/16/13 01:00 PM
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Feel free to include any and all fictitious books as well. I'm always looking for a good read and I like many different types; fiction, non-fiction, bio, I like them all. smile

Josh, I really like the Frankenstein series by Dean Koontz, as well as The Great Gastpy by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren.

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#17826 - 01/16/13 03:45 PM
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Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter by Steven Rinella. Fun to read. I love his TV show too.

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#17827 - 01/16/13 04:33 PM
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I love me some Dr. Seuss.

I kid.

It is however refreshing to occasionnally read/ re-read early documents that shape our Nation. There is more to the Constitution than just the preamble and the amendments.

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#17828 - 01/16/13 06:48 PM
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I love western books. But my all time favorites are Hell West and Crooked by Tom Cole and A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey, both Australian books.
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#17829 - 01/17/13 09:10 AM
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Ian, I just got done reading a book by an Aussie. Culture of Complaint the author (can't remember his name) had me rolling on the ground with his outsider look on the USA. Sadly it was all true.

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#17830 - 01/17/13 09:31 AM
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Josh, if you ever change your tastes in book type I'd say going after a massive series is good, for example Star Wars or Warhammer/Warhammer 40K. There are already hundreds of books for both, and new ones are being written all the time.
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#17831 - 01/17/13 04:13 PM
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Josh recommended Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America to me. The author is Robert Hughes. I might have to borrow it once I'm done with Gone Girl by Jillian Flynn

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#17832 - 01/17/13 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: Joshua R.;14757
I love anything that is based on real life and especially military topics.
Thanks
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Josh, I have a new one to read that was given to me for xmas. Soldier Dogs written by Maria Goodavage. I'm waiting for a good oportunity to get stuck into it.
I too like reading military books. My most recent was SAS by Ian McPhedran. About the Aussie elite special forces.
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#17833 - 01/17/13 05:12 PM
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Oliver North writes some pretty interesting fictional books. He has a series, so make sure you start with the first one. It really ties in to what he was doing back in the 80's.
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#17834 - 01/17/13 05:14 PM
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I am currently reading "The Disappearing Spoon...And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, And The History Of The World From The Periodic Table Of The Elements". It's a science book, but once upon a time I studied to be a chemist.
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#17835 - 02/06/13 11:17 AM
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How about "To Kill a Mockingbird" or "Pride and Prejudice";)

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#17836 - 02/06/13 11:35 AM
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To kill a mockingbird was a great book. Pride and prejudice is another good book. I have not finished it yet but so far i like it.

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#17837 - 02/06/13 05:30 PM
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Robert Jordan Wheel of Time series. I can not recommend these enough they are easily the best series I have ever read.

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#17838 - 02/09/13 08:58 PM
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David Morrell's books are good. Rambo was based on his characters. The Protector is the lateset of his I'm reading.

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#17839 - 02/09/13 09:01 PM
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I rather like the Velveteen Rabbit. :rolleyes:
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#17840 - 02/11/13 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: Carl Theile;16170
I rather like the Velveteen Rabbit. :rolleyes:
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Oddly enough, I did read that recently.
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#17841 - 02/11/13 06:51 PM
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Bryce Courtenay is one of my favorite authors, to name a few of his books that I've read.

The Power Of One
Jessica
The Story Of Danny Dunn
Brother Fish
Smoky Joe's Cafe
Tommo And Hawk
The Potato Factory
Sylvia
The Persimmon Tree
Tandia
Solomon's Song

To name a few, a South African born Aussie and a great story teller.
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#17842 - 02/11/13 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: Drumrboy;16262
Oddly enough, I did read that recently.


I do find that odd. I intended this as a read unlikely for most folks here. :rolleyes:
That said, it is a good read- especially for teenage girls ...though there is a message there for everyone.
Klink should read it dontcha think?:)
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#17843 - 02/11/13 09:20 PM
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I would be surprised if that isn't at the top of Klink's list.

Latest thing I read was a manual for a new console. Fun and exciting reading there!
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#17844 - 02/11/13 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: Drumrboy;16293
I would be surprised if that isn't at the top of Klink's list.



Well, he is a bit too old to be a teenage girl, methinks.
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#17845 - 02/12/13 04:22 PM
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Just finished "Shooter" and half way through "The making of DELTA Force". Both very good.

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#17846 - 02/13/13 01:30 PM
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How about some Shel Silverstein. "Where the Sidewalk Ends";)

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#37522 - 06/26/14 12:21 AM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Well, I just downloaded a new book onto my Kindle "The Lonesome Dove Chronicles" by Larry McMurry.

Its a whopper as it covers four books.

Dead Mans Walk
Comanche Moon
Lonesome Dove
Streets of Laredo

All bigguns' grin

I'm planin' to get out in the bush somewhere on the pretext of getting firewood, find a good log in the sun and read the bugger.
I've read the first four pages, and this is going to be a beauty.

If anyone wants it, just PM me and I'll send her through in what ever format you want. text, epub or mobi, or whatever turns yopu on. grin
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#37547 - 06/26/14 08:24 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Dreadfully Ever After

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Android Karenina

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Alt timeless classics.
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#37548 - 06/26/14 08:32 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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If that's not your cup of tea:

"Gifted Hands: the Ben Carson Story"

"Liberty and Tyranny" by Mark Levin
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#37596 - 06/28/14 03:44 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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I like reading the hillside news.

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#37606 - 06/28/14 08:40 PM Re: [Re: Carl Theile]
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Originally Posted By: Carl Theile
I like reading the hillside news.

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Yeah, there's always something new to read there.

I love reading books though, especially westerns, I'm well into the first book of my Lonesome dove chronicles. Dead Man Walking. I also have a few more by the same author after I wade through this mammoth of a book.

Also a couple I have of the American pioneering days on the Oregon trail. One I have read twice.

Another author is an Aussie, Tom Cole, His are really not fiction, but real accounts of his life in the Australian outback, Buffalo and crocodile hunting, also living of a horse and traveling vast distances, droving cattle and station life as it was in the early part of the 1900's.
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#37607 - 06/28/14 09:38 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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That last one I would read... Aussie life intrigues me- the old life, not present day stuff smile

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#37639 - 06/30/14 06:20 PM Re: [Re: Carl Theile]
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Originally Posted By: Carl Theile
That last one I would read... Aussie life intrigues me- the old life, not present day stuff smile

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My favorite of his is "Hell West and Crooked" I've read it a couple of times. Also I worked with an old fella he mentions in his book. Bill Cousins. He refers to him as a young horseman and Buff shooter of some renown.
He was an old fella and managing a contract cattle camp when I knew him.
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#37655 - 07/01/14 01:42 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Funny how that happens. Folks get old ...and it seems to happen overnight!

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#37657 - 07/01/14 02:23 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Originally Posted By: Joshua R.
Just finished "Shooter" and half way through "The making of DELTA Force". Both very good.


Shooter is one of my favorite movies.
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#37727 - 07/05/14 01:15 AM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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I read The Martian by Andy Wehr. Pretty darned good book.

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#37842 - 07/10/14 09:57 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Let's get some new suggestions going. I am in dire need of a good read. What recommendations do you guys have?
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#37905 - 07/13/14 09:02 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There

Book by Aldo Leopold

You will not regret reading this one.

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“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac


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#39467 - 09/17/14 10:46 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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I'm currently reading a new one.

True Spirit. A book about an Aussie girl who at the age of sixteen, sailed solo around the world, non stop.

I'm a third of the way through and really enjoying it. I remember when she left and returned home. Left in 2009 and returned in 2010.
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#39468 - 09/17/14 10:48 PM Re: [Re: Carl Theile]
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A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There

Book by Aldo Leopold

You will not regret reading this one.

Quote:
“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac


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I'll go looking for those, they sound like my kind of reading.
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#39469 - 09/17/14 10:50 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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I do remember that. All of Australia should read that book out of pride. I will read it out of envy smile

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#39484 - 09/18/14 09:40 AM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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I will also have to check that one out.

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#39720 - 10/01/14 06:45 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Reading another adventure book about sailing.

Dove by Robin Lee Graham,, just started it and so far it looks like a good one.

Wikipedia:

Robin Lee Graham (born March 5, 1949) is an American sailor. He set out to sail around the world alone as a teenager in the summer of 1965. National Geographic Magazine ( Oct. '68, April '69, Oct. '70) carried the story, and he co-wrote a book, titled Dove, detailing his journey.

Before beginning his around-the-world journey, Graham had sailed alone from California to Hawaii. However, he declared the official starting point of his around-the-world journey to be Hawaii, where he and his family lived at the time. At the age of sixteen, he started out heading west in his 24-foot sloop. He was originally given two kittens for company, that he named Joliette and Suzette, and through his travels lost and gained several more, ultimately docking with Kili, Pooh, and Piglet. He married along the way and, after almost five years, ended his journey in Los Angeles instead of finishing his around-the-world journey where he started in Hawaii. He and his wife, Patti Ratterree, briefly attended Stanford University, then settled in Montana.
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#40231 - 10/31/14 05:19 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Reading a new book about my favorite movie hero.

"John Wayne my Father"

I've met the man, shook his hand, even hired out three horses to him. grin



I've only just started it, but already finding it interesting.
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#40251 - 11/01/14 09:17 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Still reading I suspect. I had (made) a jacket like he is wearing in that photo. Recon I liked the man as well ...or the parts he portrayed, perhaps.

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#41010 - 12/20/14 03:18 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Into a new cowboy book, "The Texans"

Its a goodun too! grin

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#41014 - 12/20/14 08:50 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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My next one lined up to read. grin

I only watch cricket, rugby league and the news on telly, so that gives more time to read. laugh

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#41019 - 12/20/14 10:24 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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That time will come for me, I suspect, but I watch no TV (except Dude, You're screwed- great stuff). The rain has kept me busy playing with debris huts, and my Jeep has kept me busy with a starter / starter solenoid / battery issue. I think I am on to a solution with that, but I missed out on a trip to Death Valley to meet up with friends out of Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. Maybe next year.

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#41245 - 01/08/15 11:57 AM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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I just started reading "UNBROKEN" it is very good so far.

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#41254 - 01/08/15 05:38 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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I just started reading "UNBROKEN" it is very good so far.


I'll look out for that one! Is it the book that the movie was made from down here recently, directed by Angelina Jolie?

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#41257 - 01/08/15 09:41 PM Re: [Re: Trumby]
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I finished "Killing Patton" a few days ago; now I'm reading EXODUS. smile
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#41266 - 01/09/15 11:17 AM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Yes Ian that is the book.

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#41269 - 01/09/15 04:32 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Yes Ian that is the book.


Thanks, I intended to watch the movie when it came out.
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#41270 - 01/09/15 04:33 PM Re: [Re: Private Klink]
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I finished "Killing Patton" a few days ago; now I'm reading EXODUS. smile


Tom, I have both of those books on my Kindle, but have not read them yet.
Killing Patton is a big book, so I'll need to be in the right frame of mind before I tackle that one, I also have War and Peace, another monster book. grin
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#41276 - 01/09/15 10:59 PM Re: [Re: Trumby]
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"Killing Patton" is actually a pretty fast read. wink
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#41278 - 01/09/15 11:43 PM Re: [Re: Private Klink]
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"Killing Patton" is actually a pretty fast read. wink


Its actually over 3 meg on my kindle, so there must be a heap of pictures in it.
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#41279 - 01/10/15 07:23 AM Re: [Re: Trumby]
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Not too many pictures, but plenty of maps. wink
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#41340 - 01/14/15 02:00 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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I just finished re-reading The Black Banners by Ali Soufan. He was a FBI agent from the mid 90's on and very involved with terrorism investigations and Bin Laden. You get to see some great work and less than great as well.

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#41975 - 03/09/15 08:46 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Anyone read this one?

American Sniper
The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

I'm thinking of buying it from Amazon.

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#41982 - 03/10/15 09:47 AM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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It is a great book.

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#41986 - 03/10/15 03:03 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Thanks Josh.

I bought it this morning and will read it next. I'm currently reading a book about a family traveling around Australia in 1956 when a lot of the major roads were still two wheel tracks in the bush.

Towing a van with an 1956 Ford Customline.

A good book where they supplemented their food cost by fishing and shooting Rabbits.
Also gathering fresh mushrooms and fruits along the side of the road when available.
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#41990 - 03/10/15 09:20 PM Re: [Re: Trumby]
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Last week I finished reading "90 Minutes at Entebbe", about the Israeli rescue of hostages in 76'. Those folks REALLY have their act together! wink
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#42017 - 03/14/15 07:06 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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I'm already 60% through American Sniper and enjoying it so much I've bought one he recommends in his book.

Lone Survivor:
The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

Have you read that one as well, Josh.
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#42035 - 03/16/15 11:02 AM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Seal team 10 has a legacy:

Demonstration of the tenet: The team is greater than the sum of its parts.

Sadly, Few are ever part of such a team.

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#42038 - 03/16/15 01:16 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Yes I have read that one. Also a very good read.

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#43839 - 06/17/15 12:14 AM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Reading a new one and its a beauty!

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke

Their bringing a movie out on it next year, About a trapper left for dead by his mates, he survived.


Page 1.

THEY WERE ABANDONING HIM. The wounded man knew it when he looked at the boy, who looked down, then away, unwilling to hold his gaze.
For days, the boy had argued with the man in the wolf-skin hat. Has it really been days? The wounded man had battled his fever and pain, never certain whether conversations he heard were real, or merely by-products of the delirious wanderings in his mind.
He looked up at the soaring rock formation above the clearing. A lone, twisted pine had managed somehow to grow from the sheer face of the stone. He had stared at it many times, yet it had never appeared to him as it did at that moment, when its perpendicular lines seemed clearly to form a cross. He accepted for the first time that he would die there in that clearing by the spring.
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#43840 - 06/17/15 09:24 AM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Sounds like a great book. I will have to check it out.

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#47154 - 03/30/16 12:33 AM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Weathers cooling and time to get out my battle scared kindle for a new book. grin



Its about one of Americas most prestigious horse trainers, only just got thought the introductions so far.

The Faraway Horses

The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen

By Buck Brannaman, Bill Reynolds (With), William Reynolds

Published In: United States, 01 February 2005
Telling the story of Buck Brannaman's life, this book gives horse owners the keys to understanding their animals. Buck Brannaman is a horse gentler - not a horse "breaker" - who has started more than 10,000 young horses in his clinics. Buck Brannaman's method of training focuses on communicating with horses, reading their body language and making them feel safe so that horse and rider can achieve a true union and in this book, he shares the knowledge he has cultivated over a lifetime. He also provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Robert Redford's movie "The Horse Whisperer", for which he was the technical advisor.
About the Author

Buck Brannaman is a horse gentler - not a horse "breaker" - who has started more than 10,000 young horses in his clinics. He lives with his wife Mary and their three daughters in Sheridan, Wyoming. William Reynolds is the associate publisher of Cowboys & Indians magazine and lives with his family in Santa Ynez, California.
Reviews

'Buck Brannaman is part of a lineage of skilled horsemen, and for the horses he works with, it is about trust and understanding, not submission." - Robert Redford "When it comes to horses, Buck Brannaman is part guru, part psychologist, and all cowboy. He's a 19th-century man in a 21st-century world, and his life is at once inspirational and instructive." - Tom Brokaw "I've started horses since I was 12 years old and have been bit, kicked, bucked off and run over. I've tried every physical means to contain my horse in an effort to keep from getting myself killed. I started to realize that things would come much easier for me once I learned why a horse does what he does. This method works well for me because of the kinship that develops between horse and rider. Horses and life, it's all the same to me." - Buck Brannaman
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#47161 - 03/30/16 11:10 AM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Ian-

These folks are amazing in what they do and how they do it. There is a fella I see regularly working horses near my place. I love watching him work and can spend hours there- it has become, at least partially, my pastime. I envy some of his skills.

I hope you enjoy that book.

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#47162 - 03/30/16 06:15 PM Re: [Re: Carl Theile]
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Ian, that story is about real-life Mountain Man Hugh Glass, and the boy who abandoned him was future great Mountain Man Jim Bridger. When Hugh caught up to him, he decided that Bridger was too young to deserve killing and therefore spared him. The other fellow had joined the Army, so Hugh didn't bother with seeking his revenge. But it sure gave him a reason to persevere! wink
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#47164 - 03/30/16 07:42 PM Re: [Re: Private Klink]
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Ian, that story is about real-life Mountain Man Hugh Glass, and the boy who abandoned him was future great Mountain Man Jim Bridger. When Hugh caught up to him, he decided that Bridger was too young to deserve killing and therefore spared him. The other fellow had joined the Army, so Hugh didn't bother with seeking his revenge. But it sure gave him a reason to persevere! wink


Tom, that is an awesome book, I enjoyed every bit of it. I'd like to see the movie as well when I get a chance.
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#47165 - 03/30/16 07:47 PM Re: [Re: Carl Theile]
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Ian-

These folks are amazing in what they do and how they do it. There is a fella I see regularly working horses near my place. I love watching him work and can spend hours there- it has become, at least partially, my pastime. I envy some of his skills.

I hope you enjoy that book.

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Carl,
I'm just getting into the book and starting to enjoy it. The two brothers had it tough, their father used to make them stand against a fence and hang onto the rail while he flogged them with a stock whip.

And I used to grumble about my father being tough, he only used a tree branch. grin
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#47168 - 03/31/16 12:53 AM Re: [Re: Trumby]
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Ian, "The Revenant" is basically a re-make of the 70's movie "Man in the Wilderness" starring Richard Harris as the Hugh Glass character..."Zak Bass" in the movie. I hope to see the new one when it's available on DVD. smile
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#47217 - 04/06/16 05:29 AM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Thanks Tom, I'm pretty sure that I haven't seen the old one as well.
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#47219 - 04/06/16 09:17 AM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Here's just a short mix of both my favorite quick and long reads. The Hatchet series by Gary Paulsen, The Rifle by Gary Paulsen, A Painted House by John Grisham, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, the Alex Cross series by James Patterson, Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingles Wilder, and any of the Hardy Boys books are a great bet!

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Thanks, I'll check them out!
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#47236 - 04/08/16 08:14 PM Re: [Re: Trumby]
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I'm presently reading "The Blackout Wars" and "Electric Armageddon"; both dealing with EMP and its effects.
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#47238 - 04/09/16 10:39 AM Re: [Re: Private Klink]
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I'm presently reading "The Blackout Wars" and "Electric Armageddon"; both dealing with EMP and its effects.


That cannot be good!

I just picked up a book by Isabelle Allende.

Was really hoping to see if there was anything new by Carl Hiaasen- if you guys have never ready his books, grab them! He does these quasi mysteries that are just HILARIOUS!! He is from Florida and just crazy and his books are laugh out loud funny. He has a number of the same characters, so I would suggest starting at his first novel.


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#48470 - 09/15/16 05:11 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Kings in Grass Castles
Mary Durack
Read by Jenny Seedsman
Winner TDK Australian Audio Book of the Year Awards 1997
"One of the greatest biographies of an Australian pioneering family ever written." — The North Australian Monthly

When Patrick Durack left Ireland for Australia in 1853, he was to found a dynasty of pioneers, and build an empire of cattle-land across the great stretches of Australia. His grand-daughter, Mary Durack, with a profound sense of family history, has rebuilt the saga of the Duracks, a saga that is the story of Australia itself, huge, pioneering, and tremendous in concept.



I've always wanted to read this book, but have never got around to it.
Just borrowed it from our local library in audio, via download, so I just have to sit back and listen. grin
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#48471 - 09/15/16 05:17 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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The Waddi Tree
Kerry McGinnis
Read by Humphrey Bower
"The most evocative and moving account of a childhood in the Australian bush since The Road to Coorain." — Australian Country Style Magazine
"McGinnis has the eye of a painter; she writes as she sees and the land comes alive." — The Weekend Australian

Two branches of the McAllister family lead very different lives on cattle stations in Central Australia. Rob, a stickler for correctness, manages a wealthy, company-owned property while his easygoing brother Sandy struggles to support his wife and son on an impoverished leasehold. When tragedy throws the families together, ultimately driving them even further apart, it's Sandy's young son Jim who suffers the most. Left to rebuild his shattered world, he falls back on the larger-than-life station characters and the comfort of horses. This is tough country, where personal hardship is kept in perspective by drought, fire and isolation. The times are just as unforgiving, and as the years pass, Jim discovers that he must pay for his father's mistake as well as his own. Yet this harshly beautiful land is full of promise, a source of strength to Jim on his road from innocence to independence.



All I need to do now is find somewhere to hide from the missus and enjoy some quality listening. grin
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#48472 - 09/15/16 05:35 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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And one last one. grin

In the Middle of Nowhere
Terry Underwood
Read by Terry Underwood
Bestseller
International bestseller
"This is a modern adventure story, inspirational and enthralling." — The Times

This remarkable journey of a young city convert following her man and his dream to the back of beyond involves the listener with rare intimacy. In one of the most remote locations in the world, you share their hopes and heartaches, joys and laughter, with emotions as deep as the love of Terry and John Underwood. This audiobook transports you to the real outback, and is as vast, dramatic and inspiring as the land that lies at the heart of this unforgettable book.

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#48473 - 09/16/16 04:22 AM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Hell West and Crooked is another good one Ian.
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#48474 - 09/16/16 04:58 AM Re: [Re: Andy the Aussie]
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Hell West and Crooked is another good one Ian.

Andy, I have everything Tom Cole wrote

When he mentions a young Bill Cousins, I worked in one of his camps in the early eighties.
He was a little old man by then.
Sara Stora wrote and sung a song about him also, Buffalo Bill, (Aussie version.) grin
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#48476 - 09/16/16 10:32 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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I figured you might have mate wink I hunted on Goodparla Station before it became part of Kakadu. I found it amusing that Cole owned it at one point !
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#49281 - 02/18/17 05:39 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Just bought a new book.

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
by Rinker Buck

A major bestseller that has been hailed as a “quintessential American story” (Christian Science Monitor), Rinker Buck’s The Oregon Trail is an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way—in a covered wagon with a team of mules—that has captivated readers, critics, and booksellers from coast to coast. Simultaneously a majestic journey across the West, a significant work of history, and a moving personal saga, Buck’s chronicle is a “laugh-out-loud masterpiece” (Willamette Week) that “so ensnares the emotions it becomes a tear-jerker at its close” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis) and “will leave you daydreaming and hungry to see this land” (The Boston Globe).

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#49286 - 02/19/17 07:11 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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I have either walked or driven my Jeep over much of that old trail. I've seen places where they lowered stock and wagons down vertical cliffs over 50 feet high to keep going. They were a tough and hardy lot...

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#49288 - 02/19/17 11:45 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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When I purchased this book from Amazon, I searched Oregon Trail and was astounded how many books that were written on the subject.

If I enjoy this one, and I'm sure I will, I'll delve into the others and see if I can get another one or three. smile
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#49290 - 02/20/17 12:01 AM Re: [Re: Trumby]
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Certainly looks interesting. wink
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#49379 - 03/03/17 03:39 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Stocking up for winter. grin

Another new book from Amazon.

Journal Of A Trapper: Nine Years in the Rocky Mountains, 1834-1843



“Perhaps the best account of the fur trapper in the Rocky Mountains when the trade there was at its peak.” Aubrey L. Haines


In 1834, Osborne Russell joined an expedition from Boston, under the direction of Nathaniel J. Wyeth, which proceeded to the Rocky Mountains to capitalise on the salmon and fur trade.

He would remain there, hunting, trapping, and living off the land, for the next nine years.

Journal of a Trapper is his remarkable account of that time as he developed into a seasoned veteran of the mountains and experienced trapper.

In Russell’s own words he explains to the reader “if you are in search of the travels of a classical and scientific tourist, please lay this volume down, and pass on, for this simply informs you what a trapper has seen and experienced. But if you wish to peruse a hunter’s rambles among the wild regions of the Rocky Mountains, please read this”.

Russell encounters grizzly bears, hunts buffalos, trades with Native Americans and suffers from the extreme conditions of his mountainous environment. His account is written in vivid prose that transports the reader to nineteenth century Northwest America.

Of particular note are his descriptions of the landscapes in which he lived. Although it had not been designated a national park during Russell’s time, his portrayal of Yellowstone is truly breath-taking.

This is the perfect book for anyone wishing to find out more about the lives of the mountain men, what they ate, how they hunted, what shelters they used and how they survived in some of the most inhospitable conditions.

After this book was written Osborne Russell became a politician who helped form the government of the state of Oregon. He was born in 1814 in Maine. He ran away from home as a young man for a life at sea, but eventually found employment as a trapper. In 1844, he was elected to the second Executive Committee of the Provisional Government of Oregon, but after he was not re-elected he eventually went and lived in California. He died in 1892. This edition was published in 1921.
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#49380 - 03/03/17 03:43 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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And another.

My Sixty Years on the Plains: Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting



Of course I knew how to scalp, and soon accomplished the feat, much to his satisfaction, for he said, “You are broke in now. You will do.”


Following the doctor’s orders for a change of climate, in 1842 William Hamilton found himself accompanying a party of trappers on a year-long expedition.

Heading into the wild, Hamilton would prove himself to be a fast learner, as adept with a firearm as with sign language: this early experience would be the making of him.

As the nineteenth century progressed, along with many other trappers Hamilton found himself drawn into the Indian Wars brought about by territorial expansion.

Exploring, trapping, trading and fighting, Hamilton shows how every aspect of a mountain man’s life relied on his wits and knowledge in order survive the inhospitable environments.

First published in 1905, when the experiences of such pushing, adventurous and fearless men were becoming a thing of the past, Hamilton’s unassuming memoir relates an extraordinary life in a disappearing American West.

William Thomas Hamilton (1822-1908), also known as Wildcat Bill, was a Scottish-born mountain man, trapper, and scout of the American West. Trapping from an early age, in the 1850s he became an Indian fighter and at the end of the decade established a trading post, concurrently holding a variety of jobs including county sheriff.

Albion Press is an imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.
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#49382 - 03/04/17 12:19 AM Re: [Re: Trumby]
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Sounds like a couple of excellent books. smile

I recently finished another book by Tom Clancy..."The Bear and the Dragon".
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#49386 - 03/04/17 12:27 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Thanks for the suggestions. I will need a closer look at them.

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#49392 - 03/04/17 05:45 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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I just checked Tom's book out, but they don't sell it in Kindle format frown

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#49401 - 03/05/17 01:17 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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I'm rather narrow in my pursuit of passive entertainment- It needs to have horses, guns, wilderness, knives, etc. I never found war entertaining enough to hold my attention long- except when it involved the trails and tribulations of one subject in that endeavor- Like Shooter.

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#49410 - 03/08/17 03:43 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Another for winter. smile

CHRISTOPHER CARSON; Familiarly Known As Kit Carson The Pioneer of the West.

Kit Carson was a frontiersman, explorer, Indian fighter and a true American hero. This book, Christopher Carson - The Pioneer of the West by John S.C. Abbott tells the story in wonderful detail. You'll meet other well known Americans such as John C. Fremont, but mostly, you'll thrill to the adventures of Kit Carson.
Carson was a mild mannered man who didn't drink alcohol and never used foul language, but when danger threatened him or any of his companions, he stepped forward without a hint of fear. He grew to manhood in some of the most exciting times the new American nation ever experienced, and was instrumental in extending the boundaries of this new nation from sea to shining sea.
This isn't a novel, but the true story of the life of Kit Carson. Once you start reading you'll find that this is a book you won't want to put down until the end.
This edition of CHRISTOPHER CARSON; Familiarly Known As Kit Carson The Pioneer of the West includes the original images from the book plus historical and newly painted images of Kit Carson.
This is the ebook of the Bottom of the Hill Publishing print edition of CHRISTOPHER CARSON; Familiarly Known As Kit Carson The Pioneer of the West. If you would like a printed book look on Amazon for ISBN 978-1-61203-731-8

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#49411 - 03/08/17 03:53 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Also a couple of Aussie books for when I'm strapping in for winter. smile

The computers at Amazon watch the books you are looking at, and then send emails with suggestions to lure you in.

Last of the Packhorse Stockmen Vol 1 - 1 (The City Kid Goes Bush:north to the Kimberley)

This is a true story about life on the land in those final
years before the mobility of mechanization changed the
face of life on the great rural holdings of inland
Australia. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always
interesting.
The people are real, but many have long since passed
away.
The places are real, but although most still exist today,
prosperity and change has hidden the hardship and
isolation they once endured.
The events described really happened and have been
tarnished only by the erosion of time.




And another.

Dirt Classroom: An inspiring true adventure through the Australian Outback

At 15, I made the decision to leave home and began working on some of the worlds largest cattle stations. Over the next 2 years, I was attacked by a few wild animals, experienced unexplained phenomenon, had a massive learning curve and truly experienced the Australian outback.

If you are after a story that was written to appeal to the masses and that mainstream publishers love, then this probably isn't for you. If you are after a lighthearted read that provides the raw truth about life out bush and my experience of it, then click away.

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#49416 - 03/08/17 07:09 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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I think I'd like Dirt Classroom a lot!

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#49418 - 03/08/17 10:27 PM Re: [Re: Carl Theile]
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They DO look interesting. smile
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#49427 - 03/10/17 09:49 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Bought another two. grin


Kirrama: Life on an Australian Cattle Station Kindle Edition
by Barbara Gunn (Author)

Sold on Reality? KIRRAMA/Life on an Australian Cattle Station. This is a true story of an ordinary Texas ranching family moving to Queensland, Australia, to ranch on a much larger scale. The Gunn family took a huge step into the unknown. There would be many sacrifices. The children would be home schooled. Everyone would have to learn to survive without modern conveniences. Outpost radio would be the only means of communication and verbal medical diagnosis. The pages of this book reflect the true life challenges faced by an ordinary “spoiled” American family.



The second one looks to be a beauty, also set in the times when I was out there working.


They Even Paid Me: Raw reflections of a third generation Kimberley cattleman. Kindle Edition
by Janet R Wells (Author)

Based in the rugged West Kimberley region of Western Australia 'They Even Paid Me' is the story of a third generation Kimberley stockman, who grew up on a cattle station near Derby during the nineteen forties and fifties. With his inimitable drawl, wry humour and innate ability with stock John Wells is a man once met not easily forgotten. Now in his seventies this is the story of his journey from infancy to manhood, and of his experiences as a ringer, headstockman and station manager on some of the regions best known cattle stations. Set in the days when cattle were wild, conditions tough and communication networks non-existent 'They Even Paid Me' is an accurate and frank account of life as it was for the station worker of those times, of the risks taken, the jokes shared, the hardships endured and the methods used. With detailed descriptions of how tasks were performed, from bull throwing to pulling a beast up to a bronco panel the story also conveys a deep admiration for the many accomplished native stockmen of that era, as well as the brilliant but alcohol sodden white men without whom stations at that time could not have functioned, whilst the affection he felt for his working horses is apparent throughout. A stickler for accuracy the tales contained in this book are both raw and real, some coarse, others compassionate. All are true. John has not spared himself in their telling. He has given a candid account of himself, one which it is hoped conveys a vivid picture of life as it was on Kimberley cattle stations during the nineteen sixties, seventies and eighties.

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Originally Posted By: Carl Theile
I think I'd like Dirt Classroom a lot!

-carl


Carl,
The Dirt Classroom was a bit disappointing, it was about a young fifteen year old fella that hated school. (I could relate to that) smile

He was only out there for two years, however he would have had a fair introduction to the outback, but then went on to join the army and after that the police force.

He talks about the min min light a fair bit, and I could relate to that as well, I've had one follow me through the bush at night out there. An uncomfortable experience. grin

The old blackfellas reckon that their evil spirits chasing them. some say they are something to do with the earths surface, I've even heard old bushmen say that its an Emu running around out there with a torch stuck up its arse. grin
Either way they can be very unsettling on your own out in the back country at night.



The picture is of the author with one of the station horses.
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#49438 - 03/12/17 03:19 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Thanks, Ian. "they even paid me" is more my style... Looking for it...

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#50987 - 06/24/18 10:55 PM Re: [Re: Joshua R.]
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Started a new book.

Green Hills of Africa
Ernest Hemingway

Haven't really got into yet, but I think it will be a good one.
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#50989 - 06/25/18 12:45 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Sounds interesting Ian, keep us posted. wink
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#51141 - 07/30/18 07:21 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Private Klink]
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Originally Posted By: Private Klink
Sounds interesting Ian, keep us posted. wink

Tom,
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, set in Africa, hunting.
Its a book that you can let your imagination have you hunting in Africa with him.
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#51142 - 07/30/18 07:27 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Into a new one now.

James A. Michener's "Centennial"

Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener's magnificent saga of the West is an enthralling celebration of the frontier. Brimming with the glory of America's past, the story of Colorado - the Centennial State - is manifested through its people: Lame Beaver, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Amish country; the cowboy, Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with a wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. In Centennial, trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters are brought together in the dramatic conflicts that shape the destiny of the legendary West - and the entire country.

I'ts a biggie. grin 1105 pages
I think I'm going to enjoy this one.

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#51143 - 07/30/18 10:37 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I like a wide variety of books. But I have a weakness for sci-fi books.

Wool is a self published book that has recently gotten a lot of attention. Mostly because it's a really good dystopian book/series.

I would be surprised if it didn't come out as a movie within the next few years.

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#51153 - 08/01/18 01:59 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Trumby]
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Ian, Centennial was a TV mini-series some years ago, and one of my favorites. It starred a LOT of Hollywood folks and it was well done. Robert Conrad was Pasquinel, Richard Chamberlain was McKeag, Lame Beaver was played by Michael Ansara, Charlotte Seccombe played by Lynn Redgrave, and Levi Zendt by Greg Harrison.

I took your advice and ordered Green Hills of Africa from eBay. Did you ever read "Lions of Tsavo"? It was made into a movie some years ago starring Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas. Although Hollywood took some liberties with the actual events (the Michael Douglas character never happened), it is a very interesting movie.
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#51156 - 08/01/18 03:18 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Private Klink]
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I should have added the name of the movie: "The Ghost and The Darkness". That is what the natives named the two man-eating lions that preyed on them while building a railroad and bridge. It's a very interesting movie! wink
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#51157 - 08/02/18 05:52 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Private Klink]
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Originally Posted By: Private Klink
Did you ever read "Lions of Tsavo"?


No I didn't, never herd of the movie either. I'll go look it up.
I've been getting my books through Amazon digitally as I have an Kindle reader, actually the second one I've owned.

I also download a few free from the internet, mostly they are fairly old books though.
Still Zane Grey and Louis L'amour manage to entertain me. grin
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#51158 - 08/02/18 06:01 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: MonkeyBomb]
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Originally Posted By: MonkeyBomb
I like a wide variety of books. But I have a weakness for sci-fi books.

Wool is a self published book that has recently gotten a lot of attention. Mostly because it's a really good dystopian book/series.

I would be surprised if it didn't come out as a movie within the next few years.


I looked up that one MB, it has pretty good reviews.

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#51184 - 08/08/18 12:12 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I guess I'll check that out as well.
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#51211 - 08/12/18 03:09 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I have WOOL on order from eBay, just finished Jungle, and will start The Green Hills of Africa which just arrived today. I also finished a biography on Jim Bowie.
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#51281 - 08/16/18 07:40 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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The biography on Jim Bowie sounds a good one as well, Tom.
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#51283 - 08/17/18 09:16 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I'm presently reading "The Iron Mistress" by Paul Wellman. It's the book that inspired the movie of the same name, starring Alan Ladd as Jim Bowie.
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#51284 - 08/17/18 01:52 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I got a kindle a few years ago. I thought I would hate it. I have a thing for holding a book in my hands and turning a page. Its just as much tactile experience as anything else.

I like the kindle because I can get books cheap and instantly.

If you order Wool make sure you get the book unless you want the graphic novel.

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#51285 - 08/18/18 01:18 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I ordered the book. wink
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#51456 - 09/14/18 02:36 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I finished "The Green Hills of Africa" last night, so I will start reading "Wool" next.
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#51467 - 09/15/18 08:02 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Another two new books for me.

Sons in the Saddle by Mary Durack, an Aussie writer.
I've read one of her other books Kings in Grass Castle's. Her family had one of the big outback cattle stations up in the top around the WA and NT border.



Also another by her
Keep Him My Country



(Keep Him My Country) Australian Aboriginal English. (To keep it my country) Me interpreting grin.

Keep Him My Country is a powerful novel of a young man's experience of the harsh beauty of the outback, growing up and the difficult learning experience that accompanies it.

When 19-year-old Stan Rolt strikes out for the Northern Territory, determined to manage an ailing family cattle station, he plays into the hands of his manipulative grandfather. Intending to spend two years at Trafalgar Station, he stays fifteen, his soul captured by the harsh but haunting country of Kimberley. Try as he might, he can't seem to escape its clutches, even though it killed his father and threatens also to bring him down. He is held there by the dependence of the people, black and white, and the memory of a tragic love affair that still haunts him...


When the Aborigines sing songs of ‘my country’ they don’t mean Australia, for they have no knowledge of any other land. They mean their tribal territory, where the bones of their ancestors lie, and which they know and feel in their blood as well as through their life’s experiences. For the title of this fine novel of the north she knows so well, Mary Durack has chosen an appeal to the tribal earth from an Aboriginal love-song. Her theme is that the harsh, exploited north, filled with disappointment and heartbreak, wild fun, and good mateship, can clutch white men to it as firmly as it can any of its own dark sons. Stan Rolt, rebel member of a pioneering family, has plans for himself that differ widely from those of ‘the Old Immortal’, his domineering, cunning grandfather. The old man wins, with the powerful aid of the harsh, uncomfortable, exploited land itself and of the Aborigines.
Rolt is always on the verge of ‘making a break’ and getting out for good. He never manages it, is always held back by some urgent emergency on Trafalgar, the dependence on him of the people, black and white, the love of the place he never admits but that is revealed in his reports to the owners in the south. Sensitive and intelligent, he becomes sincerely in love with a coloured girl, and though the episode is, as it must be, tragic, it soars for a while to levels of delight.

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#51486 - 09/17/18 07:05 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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They both sound interesting.
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#51497 - 09/18/18 07:07 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Read this one a little while back. Facsinating read...



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#51499 - 09/18/18 05:31 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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That looks to be a good one, Rob.
It's great to see you back mate, I hope you can stick around, we need the support grin
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#51502 - 09/18/18 08:01 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Trumby]
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That looks to be a good one, Rob.
It's great to see you back mate, I hope you can stick around, we need the support grin


It is a great read. I spent several years of my childhood in PNG, so it was good to read about places I was familiar with too.

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#51582 - 10/01/18 09:02 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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It's Similar for me with the Mary Durack books, as I've worked throughout a lot of those areas.
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#51622 - 10/21/18 02:07 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I finished reading "Wool", and now have to decide what to start next. crazy
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#51623 - 10/21/18 05:51 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I'm back to reading westerns again. grin
Been getting the combined westerns where there are 6 to 10 novels combined. I get them from Amazon and downloading them into my Kindle.
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#51627 - 10/22/18 07:01 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I just started a book about a possible WWIII, "Team Yankee". Written in the 80's, but revolves small unit warfare in Europe.
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#51628 - 10/23/18 10:31 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Sounds interesting.
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#51629 - 10/25/18 01:58 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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The main theme deals with a tank unit and other small units, as opposed to large scale operations. So far, so good.
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#51643 - 11/01/18 02:25 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Just about finished an old time classic. First released in 1912.

Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

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#51646 - 11/02/18 10:25 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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It was a pretty good made for TV movie as well. grin
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#51647 - 11/02/18 10:26 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Ian, did you finish Centennial? How did you like it?
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#51648 - 11/03/18 03:34 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Private Klink]
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Ian, did you finish Centennial? How did you like it?

Hi Tom,
I've only managed to read the first few pages and so far did enjoy it, I was sidetracked onto another book and one thing led to another and I've neglected to go back to it. Now you've jogged my memory I'll put it up the reading Que. grin
It's on my Kindle so its only a matter bringing it up to the front.
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#51649 - 11/04/18 07:31 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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As I said before, it was an EXCELLENT television mini-series.

I only have about 25 more pages to go with "Team Yankee", then I have to decide what's next.
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#51651 - 11/04/18 03:28 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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The one I am reading at the moment is from Amazon, a boxed set that was only $1.99 on Kindle.
I'm in western heaven grin



Over 150 western classics.

Riders of the Purple Sage Saga (Zane Grey) Riders of the Purple Sage The Rainbow Trail The Ohio River Trilogy (Zane Grey) Betty Zane The Spirit of the Border The Last Trail The Leatherstocking Series (James Fenimore Cooper) The Deerslayer The Last of the Mohicans

Grey, Zane; Brand, Max; Wister, Owen; Cooper, James Fenimore; Bower, B. M.; Dunn, J. Allan; Howard, Robert E.; Harte, Bret; Twain, Mark; London, Jack; Henry, O.; Curwood, James Oliver; Hough, Emerson; Cather, Willa; Adams, Andy; Seltzer, Charles Alden; Gregory, Jackson; Irving, Washington; Ballantyne, R.M.; Spearman, Frank H.; Siringo, Charles; Crane, Stephen; Hill, Grace Livingston; Chambers, Robert W.; Remington, Frederic; Balch, Frederic Homer; Lillibridge, Will; Coolidge, Dane; Sullivan, Francis William; Ryan, Marah Ellis; Hooker, Forrestine C.; King, Charles; Stephens, Ann S.; Ostrander, Isabel E. (2017-07-30). WILD WEST Boxed Set: 150+ Western Classics in One Volume: Cowboy Adventures, Yukon & Oregon Trail Tales, Famous Outlaw Classics, Gold Rush Adventures ... The Last of the Mohicans, Rimrock Trail…)
The Flying U Ranch The Flying U's Last Stand The Phantom Herd The Heritage of the Sioux Cabin Fever (B. M. Bower) Rimrock Trail (J. Allan Dunn) The 'Breckinridge Elkins’ Series (Robert E. Howard) Mountain Man Guns of the Mountains The Scalp Hunter A Gent from Bear Creek The Road to Bear Creek The Haunted Mountain War on Bear Creek

Grey, Zane; Brand, Max; Wister, Owen; Cooper, James Fenimore; Bower, B. M.; Dunn, J. Allan; Howard, Robert E.; Harte, Bret; Twain, Mark; London, Jack; Henry, O.; Curwood, James Oliver; Hough, Emerson; Cather, Willa; Adams, Andy; Seltzer, Charles Alden; Gregory, Jackson; Irving, Washington; Ballantyne, R.M.; Spearman, Frank H.; Siringo, Charles; Crane, Stephen; Hill, Grace Livingston; Chambers, Robert W.; Remington, Frederic; Balch, Frederic Homer; Lillibridge, Will; Coolidge, Dane; Sullivan, Francis William; Ryan, Marah Ellis; Hooker, Forrestine C.; King, Charles; Stephens, Ann S.; Ostrander, Isabel E. (2017-07-30). WILD WEST BOOKS

The Feud Buster Cupid from Bear Creek The Riot at Cougar Paw The Apache Mountain War Pilgrims to the Pecos Pistol Politics Evil Deeds at Red Cougar High Horse Rampage No Cowherders Wanted The Conquerin' Hero of the Humbolts Sharp's Gun Serenade Texas John Alden In a Hollow of the Hills (Bret Harte) Roughing It (Mark Twain) The Outcasts of Poker Flat (Bret Harte)

Grey, Zane; Brand, Max; Wister, Owen; Cooper, James Fenimore; Bower, B. M.; Dunn, J. Allan; Howard, Robert E.; Harte, Bret; Twain, Mark; London, Jack; Henry, O.; Curwood, James Oliver; Hough, Emerson; Cather, Willa; Adams, Andy; Seltzer, Charles Alden; Gregory, Jackson; Irving, Washington; Ballantyne, R.M.; Spearman, Frank H.; Siringo, Charles; Crane, Stephen; Hill, Grace Livingston; Chambers, Robert W.; Remington, Frederic; Balch, Frederic Homer; Lillibridge, Will; Coolidge, Dane; Sullivan, Francis William; Ryan, Marah Ellis; Hooker, Forrestine C.; King, Charles; Stephens, Ann S.; Ostrander, Isabel E. (2017-07-30). WILD WEST Boxed Set: 150+ Western Classics in One Volume: Cowboy Adventures, Yukon & Oregon Trail Tales, Famous Outlaw Classics, Gold Rush Adventures ... The Last of the Mohicans, Rimrock Trail…) (Kindle Locations 51-64). e-artnow. Kindle Edition.

Cupid from Bear Creek The Riot at Cougar Paw The Apache Mountain War Pilgrims to the Pecos Pistol Politics Evil Deeds at Red Cougar High Horse Rampage No Cowherders Wanted The Conquerin' Hero of the Humbolts Sharp's Gun Serenade Texas John Alden In a Hollow of the Hills (Bret Harte) Roughing It (Mark Twain) The Outcasts of Poker Flat (Bret Harte) The Call of the Wild (Jack London) Heart of the West (O. Henry)

Grey, Zane; Brand, Max; Wister, Owen; Cooper, James Fenimore; Bower, B. M.; Dunn, J. Allan; Howard, Robert E.; Harte, Bret; Twain, Mark; London, Jack; Henry, O.; Curwood, James Oliver; Hough, Emerson; Cather, Willa; Adams, Andy; Seltzer, Charles Alden; Gregory, Jackson; Irving, Washington; Ballantyne, R.M.; Spearman, Frank H.; Siringo, Charles; Crane, Stephen; Hill, Grace Livingston; Chambers, Robert W.; Remington, Frederic; Balch, Frederic

White Fang (Jack London) The Wolf Hunters (James Oliver Curwood) The Gold Hunters (A Sequel) (James Oliver Curwood) The Last of the Plainsmen (Zane Grey) The Border Legion (Zane Grey) Smoke Bellew (Jack London) The Country Beyond (James Oliver Curwood) The Lone Star Ranger: A Romance of the Border (Zane Grey) The Ronicky Doone Trilogy (Max Brand) Ronicky Doone Ronicky Doone’s Treasure Ronicky Doone's Reward Riders of the Silences (Max Brand) The Three Partners (Bret Harte) The Man of the Forest (Zane Grey)



The Lure of the Dim Trails (B.M. Bower) Tennessee’s Partner (Bret Harte) The Covered Wagon (Emerson Hough) The Luck of Roaring Camp (Bret Harte) The Rustlers of Pecos County (Zane Grey) The 'Pike Bearfield' Series (Robert E. Howard) While Smoke Rolled A Gent from the Pecos Gents on the Lynch The Riot of Bucksnort The Light of the Western Stars (Zane Grey) The Ranch at the Wolverine (B.M. Bower) O Pioneers! (Willa Cather) My Ántonia (Willa Cather) The Log of a Cowboy: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days (Andy Adams) The Two-Gun Man (Charles Alden Seltzer)

The Law of the Land (Emerson Hough) The Short Cut (Jackson Gregory) The Happy Family (B.M. Bower) Ananias Green Blink Miss Martin's Mission Happy Jack, Wild Man A Tamer of Wild Ones Andy, the Liar "Wolf! Wolf!" Fool's Gold Lords of the Pots and Pans Astoria (Washington Irving) Ungava (R.M. Ballantyne) The Valley of Silent Men (James Oliver Curwood)

Black Jack (Max Brand) Bull Hunter (Max Brand) “Drag” Harlan (Charles Alden Seltzer) Whispering Smith (Frank H. Spearman) The Danger Trail (James Oliver Curwood) The Outlet (Andy Adams) Reed Anthony, Cowman: An Autobiography (Andy Adams) A Texas Cow Boy (Charles Siringo) The Boss of the Lazy Y (Charles Alden Seltzer) The Trail Horde (Charles Alden Seltzer) The Wild Man of the West: A Tale of the Rocky Mountains (R. M. Ballantyne) The Flower of the North (James Oliver Curwood) The Golden Dream: Adventures in the Far West (R.M. Ballantyne) The Ranchman (Charles Alden Seltzer)

The Blue Hotel (Stephen Crane) The Girl from Montana (Grace Livingston Hill) The Hidden Children (Robert W. Chambers) The Way of an Indian (Frederic Remington) The Bridge of the Gods (Frederic Homer Balch) Cattle Brands: A Collection of Western Camp-Fire Stories (Andy Adams) The Double Trail Rangering The Ransom of Don Ramon Mora Drifting North Seigerman's Per Cent "Bad Medicine" A Winter Round-Up A College Vagabond At Comanche Ford Around The Spade Wagon

"Bad Medicine" A Winter Round-Up A College Vagabond At Comanche Ford Around The Spade Wagon The Passing of Peg-Leg In The Hands of His Friends A Question of Possession The Story of a Poker Steer Where the Trail Divides (Will Lillibridge) The Desert Trail (Dane Coolidge) Shadow Mountain (Dane Coolidge) The Dog Crusoe and His Master: A Story of Adventure in the Western Prairies (R.M. Ballantyne) The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky (Stephen Crane) The Treasure Trail (Marah Ellis Ryan) That Girl Montana (Marah Ellis Ryan)

Adventure in the Western Prairies (R.M. Ballantyne) The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky (Stephen Crane) The Treasure Trail (Marah Ellis Ryan) That Girl Montana (Marah Ellis Ryan) The Long Dim Trail (Forrestine C. Hooker) Hidden Water (Dane Coolidge) A Voice in the Wilderness (Grace Livingston Hill) An Apache Princess (Charles King) Malaeska (Ann S. Stephens) The Fifth Ace (Isabel E. Ostrander)

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#51664 - 11/06/18 10:13 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Too bad you don't have anything to read. laugh
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#51665 - 11/07/18 06:17 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Private Klink]
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Originally Posted By: Private Klink
Too bad you don't have anything to read. laugh


lol. grin
The kindle calculates your reading speed and lets you know how many hours you have left in your book, its telling me I have over 2000 hours to go. laugh
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#51666 - 11/08/18 06:32 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Time to "speed-read"! laugh
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#51670 - 11/08/18 03:18 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I'm reading a book titled "Roughneck 91", about a Special Forces "A team" and a few of their operations.
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#51673 - 11/09/18 01:57 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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That would be a great book!
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#51677 - 11/10/18 02:01 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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It's pretty good so far. wink
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#51687 - 11/13/18 03:28 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Private Klink]
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I'm just about burned out from reading the wild west boxed set and haven't got past Zane grey. whistle

I've worked out that it doesn't pay to try and read something like this from cover to cover, I need to just pick out a book and read it every now and then. blush
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#51689 - 11/13/18 06:26 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I get my best reading done while perched on the "throne"! laugh laugh
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#51690 - 11/14/18 05:02 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Private Klink]
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Originally Posted By: Private Klink
I get my best reading done while perched on the "throne"! laugh laugh


Lol. grin grin

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#51691 - 11/14/18 07:45 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Almost done with "Roughneck 9-1", haven't decided what to read next. crazy
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#51693 - 11/15/18 07:00 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I've been reading some of Stephen King's older ones recently. Salem's Lot, The Stand, It. Fantastic story teller.

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#51694 - 11/15/18 09:45 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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My daughter has been a King fan for years, and we have given her some of his books.
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#51699 - 11/17/18 12:22 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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At a resale shop I picked up a copy of the complete illustrated Sherlock Holmes.... for 20 cents! grin It is in excellent shape, so this will be my next book to read.
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#51700 - 11/17/18 03:14 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I'm into book 3 of 9 Western Novels by CHARLES ALDEN SELTZER
Not bad cowboy yarns. grin

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#51701 - 11/17/18 03:20 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: RobStanley]
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Originally Posted By: RobStanley
I've been reading some of Stephen King's older ones recently. Salem's Lot, The Stand, It. Fantastic story teller.


I would have to have close to the full stephen king collection in digital format, 64 of them. (EPUB) Easily converted to other formats.

The only one I've read so far is "Under the Dome"
I enjoyed it very much, been going to get into more of them but always some other book gets in the way. laugh

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#51704 - 11/18/18 06:36 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I've started a new one. I needed to clean all of the dead cowboys and Indians out of brain for a while. grin

Muhammad Ali By: Thomas Hauser

Only just into it, but so far I'm enjoying it very much, it's a book that I have trouble putting down.

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#51710 - 11/23/18 03:04 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Another new one! grin

Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World



I'm loving this one as Rocky Marciano was one of my heroes when I was a kid
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#51711 - 11/24/18 07:41 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Marciano was indeed great. wink


Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) was a great boxer, but I still have a hard time with his refusal to enter the service when he was drafted. Even Elvis Presley served, even though he was at the height of his career when inducted.
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#51713 - 11/24/18 02:18 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Private Klink]
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Marciano was indeed great. wink


Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) was a great boxer, but I still have a hard time with his refusal to enter the service when he was drafted. Even Elvis Presley served, even though he was at the height of his career when inducted.


I agree!

How were you guys notified when you were drafted? We used to listen on the radio for our birth date, bit like a lottery. grin
They started from the youngest and worked up.
we had national service before that, where everyone was drafted, then it was abolished just before I was old enough to be called up. After that became Vietnam where it went on birth dates.

These days for Iraq and Afghanistan, it been regular services.
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#51714 - 11/24/18 09:46 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I enlisted in the Marines before my 18th birthday, so my Dad had to sign for me and he was proud to do it. So, I never received a draft notice. grin But birthdays were used for the draft.
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#51715 - 11/25/18 07:33 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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About half way into the Rocky Marciano book, I'm totally interested in it.
It mentions mob control throughout the boxing industry. It was a dirty sport, probably still is.

Though I've always been interested in the heavyweight boxing division in America and here in Australia, I've never really read the in depth research that's obviously gone into writing this book, only magazine articles.
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#51716 - 11/26/18 11:43 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I believe that with just about any kind of gambling the mob is involved.
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#51717 - 11/27/18 04:53 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Yeah, it would be no different here.
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#51718 - 11/27/18 03:34 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Funny how the government prohibits gambling, yet all the states are involved in several lotteries. Al Capone is probably rolling over in his grave! laugh And the biggest and wealthiest crooks are politicians! smirk


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#51724 - 11/28/18 01:41 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Tom, here they don't prohibit gambling!
They are just working really hard on providing counselling and any help they can to the gamblers...

Apparently (I can't verify, I don't think I'd qualify after doing it in 5 minutes flat...) the Sydney Casino is feeding and entertaining those who lost everything while gambling in their establishment for the rest of their lives...

Gambling industry will outlast the tobacco and alcohol industries (here at least) by a really wide margin...
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#51725 - 11/28/18 03:15 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Aussies would find a way to gamble on two flies crawling up a wall.

Not a vice I've ever taken up though. grin
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#51728 - 11/28/18 04:41 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I'm too cheap myself. blush
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#51759 - 12/13/18 04:34 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I've started on the mother load. grin

My Kiwi mate gave me two DVD's of books sent over from his cousin in NZ.
There's just about every type of book in over 8 gigabytes, I might not survive this, actually this is where I got all of the Stephen King's collection.

Going through them I found a western author named Ralph Compton, 33 of his.
I'm onto the second of his "Death Rides a Chestnut Mare"



If I ever get through a fraction of these I'll be doing well. grin
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#51760 - 12/14/18 04:15 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Slow and steady. wink
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#51761 - 12/15/18 02:43 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Private Klink]
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Slow and steady. wink

lol.I can't see me scratching the surface on these.

I was surprised by the name "chestnut" I always thought Americans called that color a sorrel?
We call them chestnut's here and what you call a dun, we call a creamy, or a bit darker taffy. grin
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#51762 - 12/15/18 04:36 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Trumby]
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Both terms are used. wink
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#51894 - 02/01/19 03:24 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Well, I've just finished about 10 westerns about a U S Marshal Shorty Thompson.
I'm gonna be looking over my shoulder now for bad guys that'll dry gulch me. grin
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#51903 - 02/05/19 12:02 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Situational awareness. wink
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#51912 - 02/05/19 03:34 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Yeah, it's time I stopped reading cowboys for a while, I'm starting to dream about Indians chasing me around the house here. grin
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#51915 - 02/05/19 11:34 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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I worry about more dogs or cats being dumped here! eek
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#51921 - 02/06/19 02:25 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Yeah, we used to get them regularly, one time we had a whole litter of pups dumped near our front gate, eight of them.
fortunately the council ranger came out and picked them up.
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#51922 - 02/07/19 09:14 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Trumby]
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Last summer I went to mow next door, and found eight puppies there. We were lucky that my wife located a lady who would take in pups, get them Vetted up and micro-chipped, then sell them to responsible owners.

The last dog to show up on our front porch was there when we returned from a trip. We named him Ten, as he was the tenth dog/puppy dumped on us. smirk
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#51928 - 02/07/19 03:01 PM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Reading an Aussie one now, just opened it so I'm not sure if its any good yet.



just hope its not a woman's romance novel, my wife's friend gave it to me. grin
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#51934 - 02/08/19 08:03 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Joshua R.]
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Hmmm...…… women and horses. grin
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#51936 - 02/12/19 04:55 AM Re: OT: Looking for some new books . [Re: Private Klink]
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Yeah, it's a mushy romance. frown
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