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Old 03-06-2013, 03:25 AM   #321
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If the naval history is interesting to you, you might like Pacific Crucible and/or Six Frigates.
I might have to check those out. I'm reading Sacred Vessels for my military history class, but I'm liking it.
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barreling through World War Z, probably one of the best books I have read; love the format of it.
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barreling through World War Z, probably one of the best books I have read; love the format of it.
I'll have to check this out. You're not the first in this thread to recommend it.
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Picked this up again. Good read
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Those are two different books.
I know, posted that because that's basically covering the main topic of the book. Same concept.
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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, N Philbrick - The true story of a Nantucket whaleship sunk in the Pacific by a bull sperm whale. Melville heard this story from survivors and wrote Moby Dick as a result. The story of the survivors inspires awe and dread, and makes the reader wonder if he's made of stern enough stuff to have survived or not.
http://nathanielphilbrick.com/books/...art-of-the-sea

I found out last night that this book is being made into a movie. Directed by Ron Howard, starring Chris Hemsworth: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1390411/

I hope they do a good job. It was a terrific read, so I'd be excited to see a great movie version of it.


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The Limit by Michael Cannell
Just finished reading this book. If you're at all interested in the history of 50s/60s sports car and F1 racing, I strongly recommend it.

The book is "about" the 1961 F1 season and the championship battle between Phil Hill and Count Wolfgang von Trips, both driving for Ferrari. But in order to tell that story, Cannell basically tells the life stories of Hill and von Trips, while touching on many other drivers, Enzo Ferrari and other personalities in the sport.

It's not technical at all. The descriptions of on-track action and car development and technology are brief and simple. It's a story about the people, not the cars. And it's a terrific read.

We see all we have in racing these days, helmets, nomex, roll cages, fire systems, HANS, SAFER barriers, etc. And it's just staggering to read how these guys raced (and often died or were maimed), how spectators stood right by the track (and often paid the price), and how it was just part of the sport. Absolutely amazing. These drivers were men of remarkable courage and nerve.

Anyway, if you're interested in motorsports history at all, pick it up. I don't think you'll be sorry.
In the course of reading about In The Heart Of The Sea, also found out Ron Howard is directing a movie called Rush. Is about the Hunt/Lauda rivarly in the mid-70s.

http://www.rushmovie.com/

Hopefully it's not Howard's version of Driven. If Rush is good, I'd be excited to see that, too.
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I'm about to finish "The Expats" by Chris Pavone. It's ok.....pretty easy read that I picked up in the airport over the weekend.


Next on the list is "The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates" by Frans de Waal. It's a book about finding inherent morals in our closest primate relatives.

After that I have a few Hemingway books that I'd like to read....I visited the Hemingway House in Key West last week and it sparked my interest big time.

After those I'm going to set those types of books aside for a while in an effort to learn German
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I've always wanted to, for some reason. On top of that, my wife and I are looking at potentially (longgggshot) interested in moving to Europe and working as expats in the future. She knows some French and I only know English. When applying for jobs over there as an American it's big time bonus points to know a European language.
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I've always wanted to, for some reason. On top of that, my wife and I are looking at potentially (longgggshot) interested in moving to Europe and working as expats in the future. She knows some French and I only know English. When applying for jobs over there as an American it's big time bonus points to know a European language.
Let me know how that works out. I already speak German and a little French!
PS: I might be able to assist you with German here and there...
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Let me know how that works out. I already speak German and a little French!
I think at first I'm going to check out a German language instructional book from the public library.....if that goes well I'll spend some money on Rosetta Stone, or something similar.

How did you learn?

Edit: Fantastisch...danke!
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How did you learn?

Edit: Fantastisch...danke!
I lived there from 5th through 8th grade. My German is still very much usable. If I spend two days in a German speaking country, I'm good to go!
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I lived there from 5th through 8th grade. My German is still very much usable. If I spend two days in a German speaking country, I'm good to go!
That's awesome.....whereabouts? I've spent time in Munich, Stuttgart, Dortmund, Berlin, a few weeks in Koln, and Gelsenkirchen.
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That's awesome.....whereabouts? I've spent time in Munich, Stuttgart, Dortmund, Berlin, a few weeks in Koln, and Gelsenkirchen.
In Baden-Württemberg on the French border. Last year I visited Vienna and fvcking LOVED IT!
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