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I'd like to start a new thread. IDK how much time you guys get to read, but in the middle of the winter up here in NY, It gets way too cold to work outside. I'll start with one of my favorites;

Vince Flynn's "Mitch Rapp Saga", 16 novels about a 007-type CIA operative who doesn't always follow the rules but gets the job done. The first in the series, "American Assassin", has just been made into a movie and hit the theaters in September.
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I'd like to start a new thread. IDK how much time you guys get to read, but in the middle of the winter up here in NY, It gets way too cold to work outside. I'll start with one of my favorites;

Vince Flynn's "Mitch Rapp Saga", 16 novels about a 007-type CIA operative who doesn't always follow the rules but gets the job done. The first in the series, "American Assassin", has just been made into a movie and hit the theaters in September.
I like to read history or novels based on true history. I think one of the best I have read yet is called "Panther in the sky" by James Alexander Thom. It is an account of the true life and achievements of Chief Tecumseh. This guy was a wise and intelligent leader but was fighting against unbeatable odds.

"Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
Even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and
Bow to none. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and
For the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks,
The fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and nothing,
For abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision." ~ Tecumseh
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I like to read adventure books from people who have taken epic voyages. A couple, for example:

A year in the Wilderness - Dave and Amy Freeman.

Lost on the Appalachian Trail - Kyle Rohrig
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Try Kon-Tiki, a voyage across the Pacific on a balsa raft. Published in 1948.
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Unbroken. Movie was decent, book was great. Louie Zamporinie was a man amoung men. Got into books on climbing Mt. Everest. There’s a bunch of em and all are good. Great thread, I’m needing something to read, thanks
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Try Kon-Tiki, a voyage across the Pacific on a balsa raft. Published in 1948.
I actually read that when I was in high school. It was one of my dad's books I found in the house. Great story!
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here are a few that i really like:
AT DAY'S CLOSE: NIGHT IN TIMES PAST : history of how humans interpreted night and darkness hundreds of years ago
INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM : a collection of Tom Waits interviews
BICYCLE DIARIES : David Byrne's journal entries kept while riding a bicycle all over the world
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I like books about old ways. Old west, Indians, mountain men, and wilderness survival. Not old west like shootem up cowboy books. more like life on the new frontier kinda stuff.

My favorite author is Gary Paulson. I love the Hatchet/Brian books, Tucket books, many others. They are shorter books more for young adults but I like them alot.


The Spanish Bit Saga by Don Coldsmith is pretty good I read all of them
https://www.thriftbooks.com/series/s...it-saga/38420/

nothing else comes to mind at the time other than


heres some Jeep books
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A lot of Tom Clancy's novels give insight into scenarios the happen later. For instance, "Threat Vector" predicted China's incursion into the South China Sea, which is happening now! It's like China read his book!

They are fiction, but are an interesting read.
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Just finished "The Last American CEO" by Jason Vines and Joe Cappy. (The title is a reference to Cappy being AMC's last CEO.) This book tells the story of the last days of American Motors, its domination by Renault, and its sale to Chrysler from the point of view of a top insider. Interesting stuff.

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"Iococca: An Autobiography" 1986, Mustang, Pinto, and as president of Ford, then Chrysler and the development of the Caravan. Very interesting read.
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oh yeah i forgot BETWEEN A HEART AND A ROCK PLACE : The Pat Benatar story
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Originally Posted by dave1123 View Post
Try Kon-Tiki, a voyage across the Pacific on a balsa raft. Published in 1948.
whoa! yes! i will definitely pick this one up!
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"Alone" by Admiral Richard E. Byrd. His story of wintering over alone in Antarctica. His personal choice of freezing to death or dying from carbon monoxide from his stove.
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I have read a lot of King novels, but due to The Dark Tower movie, I decided to read the series. I'm on the seventh installment, and the books are amazing. I'd suggest those if you haven't read them already.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_(series)

My all time favorite series is the Justin Cronin trilogy called The Passage. It's bordering on literature it's written so good, but he keeps it riveting and entertaining as well. It's a an apocalyptic series about "virals", but there's hope for humanity as the writer notes in the preface he set out to write a novel about a "girl that saves the world" in honor of his daughter. The series is epic and covers 1,000 years and several generations in detail. You'll never meet characters you care more about.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pa...(novel_series)
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