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« Reply #625 on: January 28, 2013, 09:04:34 AM »

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...Just bought the new Stephen Hunter-The Third Bullet....love the Swagger series Cool
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« Reply #626 on: January 28, 2013, 09:11:36 AM »

just finished rereading Gideon's Trumpet- by Anthony Lewis

now I'm reading Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention May-September 1787- by Catherine Bowen

and I'm reading Law, Liberty, and Morality- by H.l.a. Hart
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« Reply #627 on: January 29, 2013, 07:39:32 PM »

The Concept of a Legal System- by Joseph Raz
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« Reply #628 on: January 29, 2013, 07:42:38 PM »

The Concept of a Legal System- by Joseph Raz
Off Topic - did you get Shossy's login info?
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« Reply #629 on: January 29, 2013, 07:44:13 PM »

Off Topic - did you get Shossy's login info?

yea I think she signed on; but she said no one sent her any PMs lol.
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« Reply #630 on: January 29, 2013, 07:48:19 PM »

yea I think she signed on; but she said no one sent her any PMs lol.
send her a Hardees coupon Mr M. for old times sake.
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« Reply #631 on: January 30, 2013, 08:23:47 AM »


...Just bought the new Stephen Hunter-The Third Bullet....love the Swagger series Cool



So far so good Cool
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« Reply #632 on: January 30, 2013, 08:59:33 AM »

Finished 'Green River Rising' by Tim Willocks. Pretty good story of a Texas max. sec. prison riot. Plot is cinematic, written well enough but it falls a bit apart with the characters. Our protagonist is a falsely incarcerated surgeon...right. The leader of the Blacks is a falsely incarcerated former boxing champ...right. The leader of the Whites is a POS lifer...ok, that reads true. And dotted throughout the book are various other cartoon-like actors, like the outsize killer who was befriended by our hero and later performs superhuman feats to allow the narrative to move forward. I think the book's strength and weakness is that the author is a Doctor (shrink) and he over-pronounces these archetypes in order to give us too much psychiatric info-dump. I get that prison is a good medium for examining man and his nature, but sometimes telling a story involves not lecturing. Anyway, while reading it I kept think of Eddie Bunker's two books, 'No Beast so Fierce' and 'The Animal Factory' - now, those are pretty good prison/crime books. Bunker was not only a career criminal but appeared in movies, notably Mr. Blue in Reservoir Dogs, so he's got all sorts of bona fides. I'd recommend his two books before this one.      
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« Reply #633 on: January 30, 2013, 03:36:41 PM »

Finished 'Green River Rising' by Tim Willocks. Pretty good story of a Texas max. sec. prison riot. Plot is cinematic, written well enough but it falls a bit apart with the characters. Our protagonist is a falsely incarcerated surgeon...right. The leader of the Blacks is a falsely incarcerated former boxing champ...right. The leader of the Whites is a POS lifer...ok, that reads true. And dotted throughout the book are various other cartoon-like actors, like the outsize killer who was befriended by our hero and later performs superhuman feats to allow the narrative to move forward. I think the book's strength and weakness is that the author is a Doctor (shrink) and he over-pronounces these archetypes in order to give us too much psychiatric info-dump. I get that prison is a good medium for examining man and his nature, but sometimes telling a story involves not lecturing. Anyway, while reading it I kept think of Eddie Bunker's two books, 'No Beast so Fierce' and 'The Animal Factory' - now, those are pretty good prison/crime books. Bunker was not only a career criminal but appeared in movies, notably Mr. Blue in Reservoir Dogs, so he's got all sorts of bona fides. I'd recommend his two books before this one.      
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« Reply #634 on: February 02, 2013, 09:00:28 AM »

Brad Taylor-Enemy of Mine.

...Just bought the new Stephen Hunter-The Third Bullet....love the Swagger series Cool
What'd you think of the movie? I'd not (and still have not) read any of the books, but I thought the movie was ok. Levon Helm (PIP) totally negating the annoying Michael Pena.
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« Reply #635 on: February 02, 2013, 09:25:28 AM »

yea I think she signed on; but she said no one sent her any PMs lol.
Very discouraging to Shossy I assume, no pm's.

I am reading the Unabomber's Manifesto.
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« Reply #636 on: February 04, 2013, 06:19:03 AM »

What'd you think of the movie? I'd not (and still have not) read any of the books, but I thought the movie was ok. Levon Helm (PIP) totally negating the annoying Michael Pena.

Movie was ok but typical where they totally change thing around.the book was really good.
Hunter knows how to build suspense and action without it being overboard or unrealistic.
type of author that when reading you cant put the book down.
I would suggest "Point of Impact" first then if you like you can go many ways.
Hunter has books about Bobby Lee Swagger and books about his father.
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« Reply #637 on: February 05, 2013, 07:06:27 PM »

A Matter of Principle- by Ronald Dworkin
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« Reply #638 on: February 07, 2013, 03:00:47 AM »

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« Reply #639 on: February 07, 2013, 04:42:56 AM »


Whats this like ? Interesting ?
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« Reply #640 on: February 07, 2013, 12:18:39 PM »

Whats this like ? Interesting ?

Hell yeah, Albert Speer wrote this memoir while he was in Spandau Prison.

It's pretty cool to see all this stuff from an insiders point of view. 
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« Reply #641 on: February 08, 2013, 04:30:44 PM »

Whats this like ? Interesting ?
Absolutely! But Speer, being a smarty-type guy, weasels all-about, responsibility-wise. Creepy. Explains a (Nazi) lot.   
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« Reply #642 on: February 08, 2013, 04:37:14 PM »

Ozzie Smith biography.
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« Reply #643 on: February 14, 2013, 01:09:30 PM »

George, Nicolas, and Wilhem: Three Royal Cousins and the road to World War One.

I'm reading this now, pretty interesting.

The letter where Wilhelm mentions his longing to be alone with his mother and her stroking him or something is briefly mentioned.  What in the hell was up with that? Huh
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« Reply #644 on: February 15, 2013, 07:25:42 PM »

Pride and Prejudice- by Jane Austen
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« Reply #645 on: February 15, 2013, 08:49:32 PM »


I thought of posting that but I assumed nobody else on here knew who he was.

I've read almost all of his books.
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« Reply #646 on: February 20, 2013, 08:43:58 AM »

Re-reading all the Stephen Hunter books about Bobby Lee Swagger.
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« Reply #647 on: February 22, 2013, 08:01:21 AM »

Yeyyy,a sticky!
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« Reply #648 on: February 23, 2013, 10:17:06 AM »

Freedom's Law: The Moral Reading of the American Constitution- by Ronald Dworkin

I'm glad this thread is now a sticky
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« Reply #649 on: February 25, 2013, 07:41:09 AM »

Re-reading "Point of Impact"
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