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Old 08-12-2018, 04:13 AM   #91
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William L Shirer : finnish translated version of : The_Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ri...he_Third_Reich

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sixth edition 1958
Niilo Lauttamus : vieraan kypärän alla. (under the foreign helmet) tells a story of Finnish volunteers of ss.
 
Old 08-17-2018, 01:12 PM   #92
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Getting Things Done.
Eat that frog!
The NOW Habit.
 
Old 08-18-2018, 04:12 AM   #93
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Something by Ruth Rendell, apparently her very last novel “Dark Corners”. Still boring after some 60 pages.
 
Old 08-19-2018, 08:51 AM   #94
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James Ellroy : Cold six thousand.

story happening at 1960's Nam / Las Vegas / Dallas / Miami / Cuba.
CIA, howard hughes, vietnam, Cuba, KKK, JFK Assassination etc.

my mom bought the English version few years ago, not a boring book.

i read this book few years ago, gonna reread it when i have time to concentrate to it.
 
Old 08-19-2018, 09:20 AM   #95
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Andrea Camilleri A Nest of Vipers (Inspector Montalbano).
 
Old 08-19-2018, 01:41 PM   #96
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I've just dug out my copy of 'Into the Core' - 'A look at Tiny Core Linux' because I'm having another go with it, may put the PiCore version onto my Raspberry Pi3B.
 
Old 08-20-2018, 10:37 AM   #97
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Sue Grafton's last book, "Y is for yesterday". Excellent as ever, but I do wonder if Sue had any ideas for closing the series with "Z"; perhaps we've been spared having Kinsey Millhone killed in the line of duty.
 
Old 08-20-2018, 06:03 PM   #98
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"Dressing for Altitude", a NASA publication by Dennis Jenkins. A history of pressure suits.

Favourite quote so far (talking about suit colour):
Quote:
The search-and-rescue people want orange in snow or white in jungle areas. Physiologists want a color that keeps the aviator cool. Pilots want something that looks good.
 
Old 08-21-2018, 01:23 AM   #99
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^ wouldn't something like this satisfy everybody?


I'm currently reading a book originally titled "Män som hatar kvinnor", which translates to "Men Who Hate Women", and later became famous as "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo".

I don't remember if I read the book already, but I have definitely seen the swedish film adaptation (strongly recommend) and the hollywood adaptation (also still recommend). In any case, it's been a while.

It's a great story.
 
Old 08-21-2018, 03:10 PM   #100
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Shōgun by James Clavell
 
Old 08-21-2018, 08:52 PM   #101
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Oh, wow!!
SHOGUN is superb.
Back around 1980, they did a 12-hour mini-series starring Richard Chamberlain as the stranded Portuguese trader.
It was all in Japanese.
Really. You got to watch Chamberlain try to learn enough Japanese to survive.

Absolutely astonishing at the time...I don't know how well it would work for today's jaded audiences.

Try "Taipan" while you're at it, but try to ignore the book's modern political incorrectness (is that a real word?)

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Old 09-18-2018, 06:29 PM   #102
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Unbroken - The story of a submarine
Alistair Mars
 
Old 09-18-2018, 07:47 PM   #103
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A new Tolkien book:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...lished-in-2018

Does it work? I loved the originals so much I'm leery of follow-ups.
 
Old 09-18-2018, 08:45 PM   #104
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Binging several of Dick Francis’ books. Great quick reads!
 
Old 09-18-2018, 09:04 PM   #105
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Make sure you start at the beginning!
And since you brought it up, I'm going to read them all again!
Thanks so much!
 
  


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