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Old 01-27-2010, 08:41 PM
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Finishing up a book now and I was wondering what everyone's favorite or "must read" book was. Doesn't have to be marine related, just curious.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:43 PM
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The Celestine Phropecy. Best book I ever read
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:48 PM
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wow. definitely sounds like a pretty in depth book.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:02 AM
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Try Burning Shore by Wilbur Smith
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:08 AM
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try this one:

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...2&CJPID=749547
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"The shipping News", by E. annie Proulx, a good story and engrossing read.
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"without Remorse" Tom Clancy

presently reading "Duma Key" King book...sucks so far
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"nine dragons" , or any book by michael connelly. great non fiction..."barrow's boys" about looking for the northwest passage and a water route across africa from the atlantic tothe nile.....they encounter some.......hardships.
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one of my must reads is Islands in the Stream by Hemingway
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Anything that " Peter Hathaway Capstick " has written is a good read.
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The Old Man and the Boy by Robert Ruark. I read it once a year.
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Endwar by Tom Clancy, or anything by Louis Lamour
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I'm reading a relatively new book called The Forever War by Dexter Filkins. He is a NY Times journalist and won a shared Pulitzer Prize last year for his work in Afghanistan. Basically it's a culmination of all of his encounters in Iraq and the battle against Islamic fundamentalism. He tells of unbelievable stories through people he has met over there since 2003. The encounters this guy has and the way he describes what he saw is incredible. Very hard to put this book down, I think you will enjoy it just as much as I am so far.
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If you have never read it, I would suggest Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)...I finally got around to reading this old classic...It is spooky given today's political climate. The parallels are scary.
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If you have never read it, I would suggest Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)...I finally got around to reading this old classic...It is spooky given today's political climate. The parallels are scary.
I agree, another very good read
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"Most Important Fish in the Sea"
"The Story of Edward Sawtelle"

If you have a tinfoil hat and see black helicopters in the distance, you will like "Atlas Shrugged". I don't and I didn't.
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Try Lee Child , Randy Wayne White, or F. Paul Wilson for entertainment. All great 'beach' reads.

Atlas Shrugged by Ann Rand - not so much, unless you like watching FOX news. I do believe that innovators exist which drive the growth of our economy - but they are inventors, not business managers. There is always another manager in the pipeline, but trying to find another Edison (phonograph,lightbulb, movies), Shockley (solid state transistor), Bessemer (steel), or Melin (hula hoop) is a different matter.
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Tim Dorsey. All his stuff is good and entertaining.
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Just finishing up "Mexifornia", good read about the mexican invasion in CA. Other all time favorites are "2001", "Malevil" (hard to find), and "The Lord of the Rings".
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Tim Russert, "Wisdom of Our Fathers"

http://books.google.com/books?id=Wx3...age&q=&f=false

My Dad read it just before he past (Oct. 7, 2009) and gave it to me. My 22 year old son read it in Spain this past fall and now I am reading it.

I highly recommend it to everyone.
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