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banded1
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PostSubject: Re: Book Recommendations   Book Recommendations - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Jul 16, 2009 7:36 pm

i had to read that in english class lol. its a decent book i will say
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PostSubject: Re: Book Recommendations   Book Recommendations - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Jul 23, 2009 2:44 pm

Just finished up "Inside Delta Force" (the book that the TV show The Unit is based on) by Eric L. Haney. It was an excellent read, at 403 pages, its pretty quick to get through.

The book is about the creation and formation of a group so secretive that the U.S. govenment won't even acknowledge. The book picks up with Haney going into "Selection," and continuing through to his training and missions undertaken by the group in its early days.

If you're into the subject matter, this one is a must.
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Meathead2004
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PostSubject: Re: Book Recommendations   Book Recommendations - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Aug 01, 2009 10:16 am

Read another Vonnegut this week. Cat's Cradle. Fairly entertaining. He definitely has a style all his own. Seems to me though that its much easier to criticize than to suggest ways to turn things around for the positive. Nonetheless, I'd suggest it to those that haven't read it. Really funny at parts.
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PostSubject: Re: Book Recommendations   Book Recommendations - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Aug 05, 2009 8:35 am

"Pegasus Bridge" and "Band of Brothers", both by Stephen Ambrose. Excellent stuff. Narrative history of events on and subsequent to D-Day based on interviews with the people who did the shooting.
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PostSubject: Re: Book Recommendations   Book Recommendations - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Aug 05, 2009 8:36 am

Well Eat if you have read the books then I reccommend the DVD Boxset.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Recommendations   Book Recommendations - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Aug 05, 2009 8:40 am

Liam wrote:
Well Eat if you have read the books then I reccommend the DVD Boxset.

I got the DVD boxset a few years back. Thought I'd go and read the book. The DVD series is remarkably faithful to the book; v. little difference at all.
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Nice then the books would be very much worth it.

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PostSubject: Re: Book Recommendations   Book Recommendations - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Aug 05, 2009 8:48 am

Yes, heartily recommended. Pegasus Bridge is great because I knew very little about that operation apart from the short segment it got in The Longest Day. It's really interesting to get the back story of all the characters, especially Major John Howard.
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Nice! Didn't even know the show was based on a book. Definitely gonna check these out soon Very Happy= :D

I also recommend The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Great book set in Afghanistan from the 1980's to 2001. A real eye opener to modern middle eastern culture.
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PostSubject: Re: Book Recommendations   Book Recommendations - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Aug 05, 2009 9:07 am

Yeah. Ambrose has written a lot of history, but in this family he wrote Pegasus Bridge first, then Band of Brothers, then D-Day and a couple more besides.
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Are they set up in a series style. Or does it not matter which I read first?
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Are they set up in a series style. Or does it not matter which I read first?

Completely separate and self-contained.

Pegasus Bridge is a short book about the British 6th Airborne's taking of the two bridges to the east flank of the D-Day landings (the first action of D-Day, in fact). Band of Brothers, as you know, follows the life of Easy Company (503 2nd battalion, 101st Airborne Division) from its inception through to the end of WW II. "D-Day", though I haven't read it is, I guess, about D-Day. They're not novels, they're narrative histories.
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I also recommend The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Great book set in Afghanistan from the 1980's to 2001. A real eye opener to modern middle eastern culture.
His second book A Thousand Splendid Suns is a great read as well. Follows the lives of two women who grew up in Afghanistan during the soviet invasion. The timeline parallels closely with his first book, ending around 2003. Definitely a page turner. Not only a great story but a hidden history lesson as well. Learned a lot about what the whole fuss is about over there. Check it out.
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Cool
Does anyone have a Greg Kynes to recommend?
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Sorry, off topic, but this just reminded me that Bernard Cornwell's latest book is out on 1 October. It's called "The Burning Land" and it's the fifth in the Uhtred/King Alfred series. Just went and pre-ordered it on Amazon.
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I just picked up "Case for a Creator" by Lee strobel.

Eat have you ever read it

Next I will read "A case for Christ"
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I just picked up "Case for a Creator" by Lee strobel.

Eat have you ever read it

Next I will read "A case for Christ"

I think I've read the Case for Christ but not Case for a Creator. What did you think of it?
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God: The Evidence is supposed to be a good ontological read, but I've yet to find it. Also picked up God is No Delusion a while back. Its a rebuttal to Dawkins' God Delusion. Haven't read it quit yet but will soon. The parts of it I've skimmed through, he seems to base a lot of his points on scripture which imho is a weak argument for God. God: The Evidence supposedly uses more empirical data and logic to prove existence of a creator.

Dole, I suggest you check out some of John Lennox's stuff too, as requested earlier in this thread by Eat. He makes some good points. And if your really serious about finding truth for yourself, I recommend reading from both sides of the fence. There's no one better at arguing for creationism than he that knows all the arguments against it. Dawkins as mentioned before, Christopher Hitchens, Dennett, any of those authors will do. The dialect can be a bit demeaning at times, especially for a believer, but I feel looking at things from outside the box can be very beneficial, expanding your knowledge of the subject even further and shining a light on where you truly stand with God.
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Bear in mind that Hitchens and Dawkins, whilst being two of the most famous apologists for atheism at the moment, come from the New Atheist branch (sect?) and there are many many atheists out there who actually find Dawkins and co. a little too extreme and strident in their views. Personally, I find Dawkins rather smug, self-satisfied, and sneering and just as bad as many of those hellfire evangelists.
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I just picked up "Case for a Creator" by Lee strobel.

Eat have you ever read it

Next I will read "A case for Christ"

I think I've read the Case for Christ but not Case for a Creator. What did you think of it?
Eat I have not started it yet. I just bought it on Thursday. I just picked it up because I found it used for $4.97.

Right now I am breezing through the new Dan Brown book "The Lost Symbol."
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I just picked up "Case for a Creator" by Lee strobel.

Eat have you ever read it

Next I will read "A case for Christ"

I think I've read the Case for Christ but not Case for a Creator. What did you think of it?
Eat I have not started it yet. I just bought it on Thursday. I just picked it up because I found it used for $4.97.

Right now I am breezing through the new Dan Brown book "The Lost Symbol."

$4.97. I love random book prices! Very Happy= :D

Someone in England set the new world speed reading record with The Lost Symbol last week, managing to read the entire thing in 48 minutes. Shocked
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Thats fast....lmao


The begining of the book set up just like "The Divinci Code" but then it really takes off. He is by far not the most talented writer ever, but at times he can grip a reader with a scene. Chapter 45 really had me on the dge of my seat. I should be done with it in the next couple of days and I will let you all know what I think.
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true -- he can tell a gripping tale. I enjoyed DVC and A&D as adventure tales. I might just read the new one.
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Yep, got the new one myself. The reviews I've seen so far for the book are both good and bad. Haven't started it yet, but at a glance it looks like its gonna be the cookie cutter Robert Langdon novel that we're all familiar with. Not that its necessarily bad for Brown to follow the same format and style of his prior books, they were no doubt entertaining. It would be nice to have a bit of variety though. But even still, I'm sure it will be as gripping and exciting as the others. And I would like to learn a few things about the masons. Of course with Brown, your always forced to go behind him and check his facts, which aren't always as accurate as he makes them appear. Either way, can't wait to delve in there.
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Yeah, that's one of the problems with Brown: his predeliction to pass off fiction as fact.
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