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  posted on 5/8/2011 at 08:52 PM
Currently reading 1776 by David McCullough. Good read and I recommend it for those who are interested in the American Revolution

 

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  posted on 5/8/2011 at 09:24 PM
My parents got me "Across the Great Divide", the story of The Band, for an Easter surprise. I read it in college, but I am very excited to dig into it again. As much as I love the ABB, there is something very special about what The Band brought to the table (not to mention, they play my favorite song of all time . . It Makes No Difference, might just be musical perfection).
 

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  posted on 5/8/2011 at 09:58 PM
I am reading Woodsburner---a fictional account of the day that Henry David Thoreau accidentally burned down 300 acres of forest around Concord, MA. It is a good read so far.

I just finished "Better Off"--a true account of a man and his wife who went cold turkey on technology by moving to a Mennonite community for 18 months. Made me think alot about the consuming role that technology can have over our life.

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  posted on 5/8/2011 at 10:02 PM
blue melody - tim buckley remembered written by his guitarist lee underwood.

 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 12:12 AM
"Just Kids", Patti Smith. Man, what a pageturner!! Much darker that I anticipated. Robert Mapplethorpe was a very complex dude who really had some issues.

 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 02:32 AM
"Eyewitness To The Civil War" by Neil Kagan and Stephen G. Hyslop (National Geographic, 2006). The Complete History From Secession To Reconstruction. Had a desire to read and learn more about the US Civil War for a long time and ran into this book at a huge annual bookmarket. After finishing (might take some time) i gonna switch to another book i bought about the Woodstock Festival. This book about the love and peace era is a big contrast compared to the hate and war era of the Civil War. Last week i finished reading "Pogue Mahone", a 400 page biography on The Pogues.

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 02:35 AM
Apathy For the Devil by Nick Kent, N.M.E. journo, smackhead and generally speaking, a bit of a **** !....... he has some good tales to tell tho'

 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 05:01 AM
The Longest Winter - Alex Kershaw.

Taking me forever to finish, I just dont have the time

 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 06:54 AM
Ball Four - Jim Bouton

 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 07:00 AM
"Fishers Of Men - the Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest"
- Adam Elenbaas

 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 07:07 AM
Just finished reading "Blind But Now I See - The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson"
By Kent Gustavson, Ph.D. Granted it's an "unauthorized" biograpy, but nevertheless a well-researched biography, and it's a good read for those who love the music of Doc Watson.


 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 07:09 AM
The Last Party "Studio 54 Disco and the Culture of the Night" Very good.

 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 08:03 AM
Will by Gorden Liddy, about Watergate

 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 08:05 AM
The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1. It's fantastic.
 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 08:55 AM
The Good Soldiers - David Finkel. Its about US Army Infantry 2-16 in Iraq. My best friend served with them and his name is actually in the back of the book. I actually want to have my friend inscribe it for me.
 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 09:24 AM
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sounds like a good read. I read much of Stephen Ambrose's material on WWII, and military non-fiction in general is pretty interesting to me.



I find military non-fiction, particularly combat related books, to be fascinating. I am not so much interested in the violence, or the strategy, but rather the human condition that exists. I find many of the books on things like the Japanese death camps in WWII to be absolutely fascinating from the standpoint of the human spirit and what it can endure….or what it can’t.

 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 09:32 AM
Augustus, the new biography of Rome's first Emperor
 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 10:22 AM
I'm reading Slash's autobiography........and WOW what a read.

 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 10:42 AM
Sum by David Eagleman
Lindbergh by A.Scott Berg

Col. Roosevelt by Edmund Morris is next...

 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 10:43 AM
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sounds like a good read. I read much of Stephen Ambrose's material on WWII, and military non-fiction in general is pretty interesting to me.



I find military non-fiction, particularly combat related books, to be fascinating. I am not so much interested in the violence, or the strategy, but rather the human condition that exists. I find many of the books on things like the Japanese death camps in WWII to be absolutely fascinating from the standpoint of the human spirit and what it can endure….or what it can’t.


Hophead can tell a lot about those camps.

 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 11:05 AM
"1861: The Civil War Awakening"
Adam Goodheart

 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 01:30 PM
I've just started reading Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta by Robert Palmer. It looks promising and should be easy to tear through. The 600 page text-book sized monolith Texas Blues by Alan Governar which is probably coming up next, on the other hand...that will be a challenge.

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 01:59 PM
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Hophead can tell a lot about those camps.


Thanks Dan. He was kind enough years ago to send his Dad's writings along to me. I still go back and read it every once in a while. I am truly amazed by people like him.

 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 02:12 PM
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

It's an incredible read so far and they've barely departed on their fateful voyage. I highly recommend it although knowing how this story ends, I'm pretty sure it's going to get real heavy real soon...

http://www.amazon.com/Over-Edge-World-Terrifying-Circumnavigation/dp/006093 638X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304968227&sr=8-1

 

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  posted on 5/9/2011 at 02:14 PM
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"Just Kids", Patti Smith. Man, what a pageturner!! Much darker that I anticipated. Robert Mapplethorpe was a very complex dude who really had some issues.


Finished that one recently, another great read, two fascinating people living in a fascinating time. And If nothing else I'll never confuse Patti Smith with Patty Smyth again...

 
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