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Gettysburg11
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What book are you reading?

Postby Gettysburg11 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:31 pm

What the title says.

Currently, I'm working on The Antietam Campaign, a collection of various essays about different aspects of the campaign edited by Gary W. Gallagher.

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ThisIsNotACountry
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Postby ThisIsNotACountry » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:36 pm

Oh hi Getty. :)

I'm reading Map of Bones by James Rollins. :D
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Postby KatBoo » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:14 pm

The Emperor of All Maladies.

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Postby -The West Coast- » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:16 pm

The Worldwar tetralogy by Harry Turtledove.
THE GRAND CONFEDERACY OF THE WEST COAST // “Sequitur prosperitas obsequium!”

"There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men."
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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:20 pm

World War Z
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Postby Maxedon » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:22 pm

Strike Force
By Dale Brown
Lackadaisical2 wrote:World War Z

Lacky's the only one here who's not read it? :shock:
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Postby Calendove » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:23 pm

Dies the Fire by S. M. Stirling
They make it a desert and call it peace, then build Casino's and call it Las Vegas.

A witty saying proves nothing-Voltaire

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Postby -The West Coast- » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:24 pm

Maxedon wrote:
Lackadaisical2 wrote:World War Z

Lacky's the only one here who's not read it? :shock:

I haven't read it.
Last edited by -The West Coast- on Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
THE GRAND CONFEDERACY OF THE WEST COAST // “Sequitur prosperitas obsequium!”

"There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men."
— Edmund Burke; Reflections on the Revolution in France

I STAND WITH ISRAEL — I STAND WITH THE POLICE — "Love America, or Leave It!"

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Postby North Wiedna » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:24 pm

Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke, mixed in with the occasional Poe short story.
Maxedon wrote:Strike Force
By Dale Brown
Lackadaisical2 wrote:World War Z

Lacky's the only one here who's not read it? :shock:

I haven't.
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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:24 pm

Maxedon wrote:Strike Force
By Dale Brown
Lackadaisical2 wrote:World War Z

Lacky's the only one here who's not read it? :shock:

I'm almost done with it actually. Its a quick read.
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Postby Maxedon » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:25 pm

Lackadaisical2 wrote:
Maxedon wrote:Strike Force
By Dale Brown

Lacky's the only one here who's not read it? :shock:

I'm almost done with it actually. Its a quick read.

It's awesome RITE?

*holds gun to Lacky's head*
Conservatives FTW!
HomeLand Safety wrote:Fuck all of you your all a bunch of fucking liberal hippies, you think that the nation should be tolerant of it...well there is a certain point when things should be fucking controlled...Ground Zero is a place where people lost there lives..to a twisted Muslim who wont leave us the fuck alone...they think its a fucking holy war killing innocent civilians...blowing up the nation who is trying to help them...So yes its "One Nation Under God, Not Allah" So fuck you and your damn liberal views...
Join the Global Powers!DEFCON:1 [TOTAL WAR]
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Postby Ragnarsdomr » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:25 pm

Working on two at the moment. Hammer and Cross by Robert Ferguson, and A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller. Re-reading the latter, because it's such a great book.
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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:27 pm

Maxedon wrote:
Lackadaisical2 wrote:I'm almost done with it actually. Its a quick read.

It's awesome RITE?

*holds gun to Lacky's head*

I'm not a zombie, zombies are killed by headshots, so that won't hurt me.

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Postby Mosasauria » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:28 pm

Gettysburg by the same authors of Grant comes East
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Postby Kirby J » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:13 pm

Maxedon wrote:Strike Force
By Dale Brown
Lackadaisical2 wrote:World War Z

Lacky's the only one here who's not read it? :shock:

I also haven't. I'm re-reading Catch-22 for the fartoomanytimestocounteth time, instead of reading one of the large number of books I own but have not yet read, or have read half of before starting to half-read something else.

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Postby Mike the Progressive » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:46 pm

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea -Jules Verne. I've read it before, but not in a long time. ^^

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Obliheim
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Postby Obliheim » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:52 pm

Politics - Aristotle
Intellectual Devotional

*starting The Prince - Machiavelli soon

call me what ever you want, but if it is insulting, just know that I'm smarter than you :clap:

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Postby Mike the Progressive » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:02 pm

Obliheim wrote:

call me what ever you want, but if it is insulting, just know that I'm smarter than you :clap:


Say what?

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Postby Vivolve » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:19 pm

Andy Warhol: from A to B and back again.

Only a few pages left.
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Postby The Romulan Republic » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:49 am

Dracula.
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Postby Existential_Nihilists » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:57 am

The Age of Empathy.
It's aight...

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Dagnia
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Dagnia » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:58 am

The Satanic Verses (The one by Rushdie, not LaVey, the one by the latter is the Bible). I have been meaning to read it for years, since I hope to read everything that someone wants a ban on.
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Postby Armed Trading Nations » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:59 am

The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson

Its pretty cool
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The ISA
The UOAN
The IAO
The encouragement of worldwide justice and democracy.
Attaining homeland security through the defeat of our enemies abroad.
International security and stability.
The protection and growth of Federal interests, assets, allies and our citizens around the world and at home.
The encouragment of responsible, prosperous Keynesian capitalism.
RP Population: 315,590,000
Military personnel: 73,270,000
Expenditure: 4.9% of GDP

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Postby Thevenin » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:00 am

The Accidental Guerrilla by David Kilcullen. Mandatory reading for anyone trying to understand the current field of battle in the 21st century.

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Taledonia
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Postby Taledonia » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:04 am

Les Mis by that most famous of Romantics, Hugo.

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