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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #550 on: November 29, 2012, 05:31:23 AM »
Principles of Hydraulics
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #551 on: November 29, 2012, 08:37:26 AM »
The Signal and The Noise

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #552 on: November 29, 2012, 07:15:51 PM »
ginger star by brackett who wrote empire strikes back

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #553 on: December 06, 2012, 11:05:28 AM »
Just finished Blood Horses, by John Jeremiah Sullivan. Part memoir of his journalist father, and part an investigation into thoroughbred horse racing, especially around Kentucky. Sullivan is a super writer, so when he bounces from the '73 Belmont with Secretariat to the slaughter of 30,000 horses by retreating WWII Germans in the Crimea it is a seamless narrative. Just a really, really interesting read and a pleasure.   

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« Reply #554 on: December 06, 2012, 06:45:33 PM »


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #555 on: December 07, 2012, 09:39:58 AM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #556 on: December 07, 2012, 09:55:12 AM »
Just finished Blood Horses, by John Jeremiah Sullivan. Part memoir of his journalist father, and part an investigation into thoroughbred horse racing, especially around Kentucky. Sullivan is a super writer, so when he bounces from the '73 Belmont with Secretariat to the slaughter of 30,000 horses by retreating WWII Germans in the Crimea it is a seamless narrative. Just a really, really interesting read and a pleasure.   
In short, the horses are all drugged up to run when they cant anymore they are "put out to pasture to die" or slaughtered that's horse racing.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #557 on: December 07, 2012, 01:40:30 PM »
In short, the horses are all drugged up to run when they cant anymore they are "put out to pasture to die" or slaughtered that's horse racing.
Yes, he covers that. There aren't a lot of grace notes that the owners hit.  :-\

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #558 on: December 07, 2012, 07:39:11 PM »
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Looks cool, checking it out

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #559 on: December 08, 2012, 06:35:07 PM »
the silkie ae van vogt

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #560 on: December 08, 2012, 11:25:28 PM »
And God Laughs by Mr. Arthur Jones

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #561 on: December 09, 2012, 03:17:47 AM »
And God Laughs by Mr. Arthur Jones

can you get it online?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #562 on: December 09, 2012, 04:51:56 AM »
Principles of Hydraulics
Industrial Hydraulics
The Reciprocating Pump

and just for fun: The Valve Selection Handbook

but thats enough about your sex manuals : )
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #563 on: December 09, 2012, 05:55:43 AM »

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #564 on: December 09, 2012, 08:35:22 AM »

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #565 on: December 09, 2012, 03:27:48 PM »
i'm looking for more alternate history books.   Any more recommendations?  thanks!!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #566 on: December 09, 2012, 10:05:13 PM »
Thanks for sharing garebear!  8)

 



























Now I know what books not to read.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #567 on: December 09, 2012, 10:49:37 PM »
i'm looking for more alternate history books.   Any more recommendations?  thanks!!

Check out Harry Turtledove's the Great War series.  The Confederacy and Union fight to a stalemate and continue to fight through WW1 and finally settle all accounts in WW2.  Awesome books.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #568 on: December 10, 2012, 03:38:02 AM »
Thanks for sharing garebear!  8)

 



























Now I know what books not to read.
The list is growing, my friend.

Don't paint yourself into a corner.

But, worry not, I never read comics so your collection will remain safe.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #569 on: December 10, 2012, 01:58:27 PM »
i'm looking for more alternate history books.   Any more recommendations?  thanks!!
Lot of alternate history books deal with WWII - not sure if that is your speed. If it is, then Robert Harris' 'Fatherland' is a good place to start, or Len Deighton's SS-GB. If you like Philip Dick, check out his 'Man in the high Castle,' - it's aces. That Stephen King book about the Kennedy assassination is alternate history, if you like him. Philip Roth, who recently announced his retirement, wrote 'The Plot against America' where President Charles Lindbergh presides over America. More 'literary' would be Michael Chabon's 'The Yiddish Policemen's Union.' I guess the grandaddy of all would be Orwell's '1984,' if only for the first line: 'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.'


 

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #570 on: December 10, 2012, 02:16:55 PM »
The list is growing, my friend.

Don't paint yourself into a corner.

But, worry not, I never read comics so your collection will remain safe.

haha!!!  ;D

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #571 on: December 19, 2012, 08:57:39 AM »
Just finished Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

now reading Kant: A Biography by Manfred Kuehn

also rereading Sovereign Virtue by Ronald Dworkin

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #572 on: December 19, 2012, 10:18:31 AM »
Just finished Archangel by Robert Harris, who wrote the very excellent Fatherland, and Enigma. This one is about a dissolute academic who falls in with an unscrupulous tv reporter to find Stalin's long-lost son. Well-paced and plotted; the characters are well fleshed out, and the book is solidly written. But, for me, this has all been done before, and better. It just fell flat. If you need a good book to pass the time on a flight, then this is it. Looking for that extra something? Then give it a miss.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #573 on: December 19, 2012, 10:42:08 AM »
The Marketing Agency Blueprint.

Sometimes work gets in the way..... >:(

Reading "Best Served Cold" at the moment, which is set in the same realm as The First Law trilogy.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #574 on: December 19, 2012, 11:34:35 AM »
non-fiction
"Gun ship Ace"
Very good