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 Posted: Thu May 12th, 2016 04:38 am
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The "Will Robie" series of novels by David Baldacci, currently on Book 3 :The Target".
Recently finished the "Camel Club" series by the same author, In really enjoy Baldacci's novels.



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Just started the "Death of the Family" storyline that ran through the Batman Comics in 2012. So far, so good. Love a good Joker story.



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Just finished "Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs" I read lots of praise for it, but I found it a bit dry.

Moving on to the new Inoki vs. Ali book

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Just got hold of the Grappler's book. Will go through that over the next week.

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"United States of Jihad" by Peter Bergen.



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The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. I didn't care for it as much as Deception Point or Digital Fortress. Decent book, though.



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Just finishing Bill Pennington's 500 page biography on Billy Martin.  Wow, amazing and comprehensive book.  Highly recommended for any baseball fan.

As soon as I finish the last chapter, I'm going to start "Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings" by Stephen O'Connor, a fictionalized account of their relationship in novel form that has been getting rave reviews. 

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Vince Flynn (who's dead so his books are now written by Kyle Mills) "Order to Kill". I think this is the 14th "Mitch Rapp" book. He is a bad ass who works for the CIA. All the books are a good read. Nothing world changing.

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Just finished a book about Teddy Roosevelt's expedition where he discovered The River of Doubt in The Amazon and nearly died. Amazing book, amazing story. Can you imagine any president today doing something like that after he was out of office?  He literally put 1,000 miles of river on the map. And when he got sick he wanted to commit suicide in the jungle so he wouldn't slow down the rest of the expedition, and the only thing that stopped him was the team insisting that they would try to carry his body out for a proper burial and that would slow them down even more.

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srossi wrote: Just finished a book about Teddy Roosevelt's expedition where he discovered The River of Doubt in The Amazon and nearly died. Amazing book, amazing story. Can you imagine any president today doing something like that after he was out of office?  He literally put 1,000 miles of river on the map. And when he got sick he wanted to commit suicide in the jungle so he wouldn't slow down the rest of the expedition, and the only thing that stopped him was the team insisting that they would try to carry his body out for a proper burial and that would slow them down even more.
Saw a special on that.  I think it was the Smithsonian channel.  TR was never the same after that trip.  That guy was something else. 

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srossi wrote: Just finished a book about Teddy Roosevelt's expedition where he discovered The River of Doubt in The Amazon and nearly died. Amazing book, amazing story. Can you imagine any president today doing something like that after he was out of office?  He literally put 1,000 miles of river on the map. And when he got sick he wanted to commit suicide in the jungle so he wouldn't slow down the rest of the expedition, and the only thing that stopped him was the team insisting that they would try to carry his body out for a proper burial and that would slow them down even more.
In October I read Colonel Roosevelt, which dealt solely with his post-President life.  I don't know what I enjoyed reading about more, the Africa and South America expeditions or the backroom politicking of the 1912 election.  I wish Wilson had given Roosevelt the green light to form his own brigade during WWI.  In planning it, Roosevelt basically viewed it as a chance to die on the battlefield.  But something tells me he probably wouldn't have got his wish, his survival instinct was that strong.   



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KGB wrote: srossi wrote: Just finished a book about Teddy Roosevelt's expedition where he discovered The River of Doubt in The Amazon and nearly died. Amazing book, amazing story. Can you imagine any president today doing something like that after he was out of office?  He literally put 1,000 miles of river on the map. And when he got sick he wanted to commit suicide in the jungle so he wouldn't slow down the rest of the expedition, and the only thing that stopped him was the team insisting that they would try to carry his body out for a proper burial and that would slow them down even more.
In October I read Colonel Roosevelt, which dealt solely with his post-President life.  I don't know what I enjoyed reading about more, the Africa and South America expeditions or the backroom politicking of the 1912 election.  I wish Wilson had given Roosevelt the green light to form his own brigade during WWI.  In planning it, Roosevelt basically viewed it as a chance to die on the battlefield.  But something tells me he probably wouldn't have got his wish, his survival instinct was that strong.   

From what I heard, the main reason Wilson didn't let Teddy go to war was that he didn't want him to die in battle and become a martyr and an even bigger hero than he already was.  He was afraid that would mobilize Teddy supporters and Wilson's political enemies against him even more.  Wilson, by the way, possibly the worst president ever. 

Roosevelt was an imperialist and a war mongerer and definitely had his faults, but no one can ever accuse him of not having the biggest balls of any president ever.  The guy gave a speech minutes after an assassination attempt with a seeping bleeding bullet hole in his chest, and began the speech (in the days before microphones), "Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible.  I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot.”  

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srossi wrote: Just finished a book about Teddy Roosevelt's expedition where he discovered The River of Doubt in The Amazon and nearly died. Amazing book, amazing story. Can you imagine any president today doing something like that after he was out of office?  He literally put 1,000 miles of river on the map. And when he got sick he wanted to commit suicide in the jungle so he wouldn't slow down the rest of the expedition, and the only thing that stopped him was the team insisting that they would try to carry his body out for a proper burial and that would slow them down even more.
It wouldn't happen to have been The River of Doubt by Candice Millard, would it?  I'm reading her book Destiny of the Republic right now, which is about James Garfield and his assassin Charles Guiteau.  I'm 100 pages in and totally hooked.  Garfield is a guy no one thinks about in the pantheon of Presidents, due to his very short time in office, but Millard sells him as someone who would have likely accomplished much in terms of finally healing the country of its Civil War wounds.  As she portrays him there was much that both conservatives and SJW types could appreciate.  He was amazingly progressive for his time in terms of race relations, but also believed in running a limited and accountable government. 

Millard is a great storyteller and I see that she also wrote the above book about Roosevelt's South American expedition.  I'm going to pick it up when I'm done with this book. 



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Started reading Pat Patterson's autobiography. It was in the adult section of Barnes and Noble

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