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Old 19 January 2013, 10:20
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Just starting American Rifle: A Biography by Alexander Rose. Not too technical, covers from the 1660s to the last decade to explore what is this weapon as conceived and redefined by those who live in what became the United States.
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Old 19 January 2013, 14:49
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Anybody have any suggestions for a good book or books on the Russian Revolution? Recent comments in another thread as well as discussion with my father have sparked my interest in learning more about the years leading up to it.
Good books on the Russian Revolution (I assume you are referring to the one of 1917, not 1905) are so hard to come by, at least in my experience. There is just so much bias, especially in the memoirs. Sometimes it is a good idea to read the accounts of representatives from both sides of the fence and hope that the truth lies somewhere in between.

Having said that, Oldpogue's recommendations are very good. A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924 written by Orlando Figes is a decent book that does a good job covering the economic, social, and political events prior to the Revolution.

Also, should you look for a good read about the period after the Revolution, I highly recommend the memoirs of Boris Bazhanov. Bazhanov was a secretary of Politburo and Stalin's personal assistant who defected from the Soviet Union in 1928. First he crossed into Iran (Stalin promised Iranian government to resolve all ongoing border disputes in their favor if they were to expel Bazhanov), was pursued by assassins and then was given political asylum in France. You may find Bazhanov's descriptions of Lenin, Stalin and other prominent leaders as well as Kremlin's intrigues to be quite interesting.
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Old 19 January 2013, 16:51
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Thank you Op and GwaG. I will be looking into each of these. I swear SOCnet never lets ya down.
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Old 23 January 2013, 17:17
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Today I started reading The Journals of Lewis and Clark. So far I would characterize the book as wholesome fun.
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Old 24 January 2013, 20:54
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"The Wind Through the Keyhole" Stephen King.

It's a connecting story between Dark Tower 4 and 5.
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Old 24 January 2013, 21:19
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"The Three Musketeers" --Alexandre Dumas pere.

Also (re)reading "Starting Strength" --Mark Rippetoe
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Old 24 January 2013, 21:22
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"The Three Musketeers" --Alexandre Dumas pere.

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Loved Three Muskteers, and the humor that went on within it. You'll like also the Count of Monte Christo too, after you finish Man in the Iron Mask.
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Old 24 January 2013, 21:24
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Loved Three Muskteers, and the humor that went on within it. You'll like also the Count of Monte Christo too, after you finish Man in the Iron Mask.

Lol...just finished Count of Monte Cristo, again...it's my favorite book. I've read the Man in the Iron Mask once, but had never read the Three Musketeers before...so now I'm knocking that one out as well.
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Old 24 January 2013, 21:27
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Lol...just finished Count of Monte Cristo, again...it's my favorite book. I've read the Man in the Iron Mask once, but had never read the Three Musketeers before...so now I'm knocking that one out as well.
Great! Such a set of contrasts--revenge, and reward. Delicious. I got to read those and then lots of Joseph Conrad while taking the DC Metro every morning for nine months. Nothing like a 45 minute train ride twice a day to give you time to use productively.
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A book about the 761st tank battalion-book is signed by K.A.Jabbar(Lakers)
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Kindwall EP & Niezgoda JA (2006). Hyperbaric Medicine Procedures (9th ed.). Milwaukee, WI: Aurora St. Luke's. ACHM was offering this one on a discount and my copy just arrived today.
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Heroes Proved by Oliver North really good novel with some sci-fi in it.
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Old 7 February 2013, 10:16
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A Foot Soldier for Patton: The Story of a "Red Diamond" Infantryman with the U.S. Third Army - Michael Bilder
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Old 7 February 2013, 17:38
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Halfway through Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War by Jervis.
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Re-reading "Point of Impact" by Stephen Hunter.
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Just finished "Blackhorse Riders", an account of a little known firefight/rescue mission by the 11th ACR in Vietnam. Excellent read. Starting Dalton Fury's "Black Site". Working my way through a 2 foot stack of books. Damn Amazon and their "one click" purchasing button
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Old 8 February 2013, 09:25
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"The Complete M1 Garand" and "Ghost Soldiers"
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Old 8 February 2013, 10:33
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I enjoyed Duff McKagan's book, and Matterhorn was awesome and incredibly frustrating. I can totally see the blunders and wasted lives depicted on the book.

I loved "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo". I should read "The Man in the Iron Mask" too.

Right now I'm reading "Fall of Giants" by Ken Follett. It's an epic in classic Follet style, a huge cast of characters going through WWI through the eyes of people on all sides.

I've also been reading a bunch of Bernard Cornwell books, the series about Uhtred, I forget the title. Great stuff.
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Right now I'm reading "Fall of Giants" by Ken Follett. It's an epic in classic Follet style, a huge cast of characters going through WWI through the eyes of people on all sides.

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I'm reading Diamondhead by Patrick Robinson.
My mom liked the Ken Follett book might have to borrow it.
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Old 8 February 2013, 17:01
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I read The March to Glory by Robert Leckie and Code-Talker- The First and Only Memoir By One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII at NTC.

I started reading Panzer Aces at the USO in Ontario, CA. A slow read for me, but I am finding it very informative.
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