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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2445 on: November 06, 2021, 06:08:04 PM »
The Life of Thomas More, by Peter Ackroyd. Now I'm getting all kinds of recommendations for books about Martin Luther in my audible app. Blach.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2446 on: November 27, 2021, 10:30:58 AM »
Imperial Grunts. The American Military on the Ground by Robert Kaplan
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2447 on: November 27, 2021, 10:32:04 AM »
The Life of Thomas More, by Peter Ackroyd. Now I'm getting all kinds of recommendations for books about Martin Luther in my audible app. Blach.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2448 on: November 27, 2021, 10:33:58 AM »
Never Split The Difference by Chris Voss.

Watching a ton of his videos on Youtube too. Going to apply a bunch of his principles on cold calls next week, we'll see how they do. I'm willing to bet very well, considering his outcomes were life or death.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2449 on: November 30, 2021, 10:47:44 AM »
The Life of Thomas More, by Peter Ackroyd. Now I'm getting all kinds of recommendations for books about Martin Luther in my audible app. Blach.

How is it?
It's good. I read it years ago and enjoyed it.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2450 on: December 10, 2021, 05:31:38 PM »
Pan's Labyrinth. I prefer it to the movie, although both are good.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2451 on: December 11, 2021, 10:47:07 AM »
Letters from Father Christmas.
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2452 on: December 16, 2021, 09:54:02 AM »
Getting ready to start Shogun, by James Clavell. Got a free credit from Audible.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2453 on: December 16, 2021, 10:36:16 AM »
Getting ready to start Shogun, by James Clavell. Got a free credit from Audible.

Have you read anything by James Michener?  Centennial is a one of my favorites.  Kinda similar to James Clavell stuff
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2454 on: December 16, 2021, 10:37:06 AM »
Getting ready to start Shogun, by James Clavell. Got a free credit from Audible.

Have you read anything by James Michener?  Centennial is a one of my favorites.  Kinda similar to James Clavell stuff

I have a few of his books on my kindle, but haven't read them yet. My dad loves his work.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2455 on: December 16, 2021, 10:54:00 AM »
And Les Miserables, the Christine Donaugher translation.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2456 on: December 17, 2021, 07:03:27 AM »
General Patton. A Soldiers Life by Stanley Hirshson
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2457 on: January 06, 2022, 09:14:37 AM »
1Q84, by Haruki Murakami. I'm trying it again as I got distracted the first time I read it, and it's not the kind of book you can pick up again after a long absence.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2458 on: January 06, 2022, 09:25:55 AM »
I needed a little piece of non-fiction to read after finishing A Mother's Rule of Life, and my husband suggested Brave New World by Aldous Huxley  ::)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2459 on: January 06, 2022, 08:31:55 PM »
The Burgundians, Bart van Loo. It covers the history of this nation from the Germanic people originating somewhere in Eastern Europe to the Valois Burgundians who went extinct in 1477 with the death in battle of Charles the Bold (his name was really relating to his recklessness). Their territory spanning the Burgogne, Netherlands, Belgium (where Burgundian is a term for eating and living well) and was the source of such innovations as oil painting as now understood, a complex administrative and financial system and even a sort of standing army, although it did the last Dukes not much good. The Habsburgs inherited the lands, like most of their lands, by marriage. Emperor Charles V saw himself as Burgundian, while his son Philip II was indifferent, and perhaps this distance was a factor in the loss of the Netherlands.
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