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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfaithful View Post
    Tales From Q School by John Feinstein

    Probably not one of his better books, but still not too bad.
    I was planning on reading that one this summer, so I hope I'm not disappointed.

    Although, it will be hard for him to match A Good Walk Spoiled. That was a fantastic book, to which this one was spawned.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    just finished The Silence of the Lambs. Thinking the sequel next.
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    About fifty pages into Ulysses. Still adjusting to the Irish tone, but I am anticipating an excellent book thus far. It's hard not to enjoy the protagonist, Daedalus.

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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    I was planning on reading that one this summer, so I hope I'm not disappointed.

    Although, it will be hard for him to match A Good Walk Spoiled. That was a fantastic book, to which this one was spawned.
    Oh it was definitely a good read. He sets the bar so high that even what I'd consider one of his weaker efforts is still very solid.
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    Just finished The Black Swan

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    I just finished A. Lincoln: A Biography by Ronald C. White Jr. and it may be the best, most well-written, interesting book I've ever read. I know some of that feeling is the freshness of just having finished it, but I really did enjoy it, how he not only described the events of Lincoln's life, but analyzed many of them and their meaning, and explored Lincoln's continued growth morally and politically. It simply was a very enjoyable book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKFlounder View Post
    I just finished A. Lincoln: A Biography by Ronald C. White Jr. and it may be the best, most well-written, interesting book I've ever read. I know some of that feeling is the freshness of just having finished it, but I really did enjoy it, how he not only described the events of Lincoln's life, but analyzed many of them and their meaning, and explored Lincoln's continued growth morally and politically. It simply was a very enjoyable book.
    After I finish my current book (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which I have never read before), I embark on my personal Read About the Presidents! program. A biography per president, in chronological order. First on the list is Washington: The Indispensible Man by James Thomas Flexner. I may well use your glowing review as basis for my Lincoln pick (in like five years). Thanks!
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    Taking another trip through O'Brian. Currently on Post Captain, but I'm not home and I forgot to bring the next one with me. It might have to wait a few days until I get back to Cincinnati.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    After I finish my current book (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which I have never read before), I embark on my personal Read About the Presidents! program. A biography per president, in chronological order. First on the list is Washington: The Indispensible Man by James Thomas Flexner. I may well use your glowing review as basis for my Lincoln pick (in like five years). Thanks!
    I actually read a book on each president (that was deceased)--it took about 5 years and I had a hard time finding some of them. The thing I took away from it was how much history repeats itself. And even though its not a book on a president, Robert Caro's books about LBJ are great.

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    I'm currently reading Blood in the Cage by Jon Wertheim. It is about legendary trainer Pat Miletich and the rise of MMA (UFC in particular). It is a very good book if you have even the slightest interest in mixed martial arts.

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    And even though its not a book on a president, Robert Caro's books about LBJ are great.

    I'll second that.
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    Reading 'Scout's Honor' by Bill Shanks. Pretty good so far, though he -like many others- totally missed the point of 'Moneyball'. At least early on.
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    Reading 'Scout's Honor' by Bill Shanks. Pretty good so far, though he -like many others- totally missed the point of 'Moneyball'. At least early on.

    He used to post on here. It was mainly to pimp his book though. I've read it and while he does bash the Moneyball philosophy, I did find it interesting how the Braves rose up from the ashes.
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    Alexander Hamilton

    really good so far. The author's name escapes me since I don't have it right next to me.
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    Ron Chernow? If so, excellent book.

    What would make you enjoy it more would be to make sure nothing is distracting you by benching all of your best fantasy baseball players until you finish.


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