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ScottyJack
Been reading a lot books lately. Here is some books I really enjoyed

The Eagle Unbowed
All the Gallant Men
1944. FDR and the year that changed History
The Book Thief
All the Light We can not see
The Nightingale
The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery
A Shovel of Stars
Final Patrol
Flyboys
Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America
Crazy Horse
Black Elk Speaks
George Washington's Secret Six
Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy
 

"True Grit is like a river.  The deeper it runs, the less noise it makes."
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jjp24
I am almost finished with Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks. Great book by an Adk author!

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witch hobble
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We Die Alone by David Howarth

Incredible true story of a resistance soldier's  escape from the Nazis across northern Norway, and the people in these villages who help him even as his condition deteriorates.  There is some skiing and an avalanche too!

Z
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Z
witch hobble wrote
We Die Alone by David Howarth

Incredible true story of a resistance soldier's  escape from the Nazis across northern Norway, and the people in these villages who help him even as his condition deteriorates.  There is some skiing and an avalanche too!

Here is another one in that vein and its a true story made into a Novel.  This book was hard to put down


Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel
by Mark Sullivan

https://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Scarlet-Sky-Mark-Sullivan-ebook/dp/B01L1CEZ6K/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1498598215&sr=1-1&keywords=under+a+scarlet+sky

for 10 bucks a month we get Kindle Unlimited and you can have "checked out" up to 10 books at a time.  A family on the same amazon prime account linked devices can share this.  My wife and I read probably a combined 5-6 books a month for 10 bucks - great deal for a family of readers.

"It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport."
Artic Explorer Fridtjof Nansen
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D.B. Cooper
One of the best books I've read is 'The Ascent of Money' by Niall Ferguson (pron. 'Neil').  He's an economist; the book is about the history of money, interest and insurance.

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nepa
I typically read 2 or 3 books per month.

Some recent favorites

Nonfiction:

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis.  If you are unfamiliar with the concept of "front-running" in our wonderfully fair stock exchanges, this book will open your eyes.  It's nontechnical, but provides enough detail for most to realize that we have only made things much worse since the last "financial crisis"

Fiction:  

1984 & Animal Farm by Orwell, and "The Handmaids Tale" by Margaret Atwood.  I really enjoy Dystopic Fiction.  I feel like our current societal development trajectory is headed towards some form of dystopia.

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nepa
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ScottyJack wrote
.....Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy
Noticed a lot of Native American stuff Scotty... I am a big fan myself.

Have you read anything about Chief Joseph?  He, in my opinion, was like the Bob Marley of the Nez Perce.... just a really cool guy who did not really consider himself to be a leader

If you're interested in some good West Coast Native History you should checkout  "Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce" by Ken Nerburn.  A great read that stimulated my interested in several other West Coast Native personalities.

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