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    Just finished "Empire Falls" by Richard Russo, and I believe it won the Pulitzer for fiction. Great book, easy read, but a tad disappointed with the ending.

    Also just finished "About a Boy" by Nick Hornby. Very entertaining and a page turner. I think I finished it in one day, but I had to stay up late to do it.
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    Phil Steele's College Football Preview.

    OK, so I'm not that well rounded.

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    Just finished "Riding the Rap" by Elmore Leonard.

    It was a very quick and enjoyable read.
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    "Wilderness War" by Allan W. Eckert

    Part of a series of narratives he wrote on how America came to be. Basically the series details the frontier period in America, up through the French/Indian war, Revolutionary War (this is the subject of Wilderness War), and so on. The author makes extensive use of old manuscripts, diaries, etc. to recreate conversation and thoughts to make this a very enjoyable though quite long history read. I really dig this stuff. Eckert takes no sides in any of this - just presents what happened based on historical records and what must have been an unimagineable amount of research.

    This is the 4th book in the series I have read so far.
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    I just finished Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis and am now beginning another of his books, American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson.

    He has a book on John Adams that I am chomping at the bit to read.

    After I finish these it is off to Setting the World Ablaze, another early republic book based on Washington, Adams, and Jefferson.

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Dom Heffner:
    <strong>I just finished Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis and am now beginning another of his books, American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson.

    He has a book on John Adams that I am chomping at the bit to read.

    After I finish these it is off to Setting the World Ablaze, another early republic book based on Washington, Adams, and Jefferson.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Dom,

    I finished Founding Brother a few months ago. What did you think?

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    Baseball As America.

    The folks at National Geographic put it out within the last few months. Lots of 2-3 page takes on baseball being a part of the fabric of our country, etc. Even more important - there are pictures. LOTS of pictures (Willie Mays playing stickball, Satchel Paige warming up in Yankee Stadium, GIs playing ball in WWII, etc).

    If I ever get to keep one of MY books on the coffee table, this will be it. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

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    That reminds me, 15fan, - my mom brought up a book for me a month or 2 ago. It was a color, hardcover book on baseball stadiums shaped partially like a baseball. A coffee-table book for my house if there ever was one. It has stayed there for a month now and Mres. bucksfan has yet to banish it to my "basket" underneath the coffee table.

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    MWM,

    I really enjoyed Founding Brothers. Joseph Ellis has become one of my favorite writers of history.

    I liked the way he divided up the book into sections, and rather than give a chronological history lesson, he simply described a few events and what surrounded them: Hamilton and Burr's duel, the compromise made involving Hamilton's financial plan and Madison and Jefferson wanting the nation's capitol on the Potomac, etc.

    I thought Ellis brought the seven people he discusses in the book to life.

    If you can't tell, I really liked it.

    The American Sphinx book is just as good if you haven't read it yet.

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    Just finished two books by Eddie Muller -- "Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir" and "Dark City Dames: The Wicked Women of Film Noir." In the latter, Eddie interviews most of the surviving femme fatales from the Hollywood thrillers of the '40s and '50s, including Jane Greer, Evelyn Keyes, Audrey Totter and Ann Savage. Flinty, page-turning writing from the son of the famed San Francisco sports reporter.

    Also got mesmerized by John Maclean's "Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire." Solid investigative account of the Colorado firefighting disaster in which a blowup swallowed a crew of hotshots from Oregon. Tragic and timely. John's father Norman wrote the classic "A River Runs Through It."

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    Decided to read books recommended by my family:

    - Read Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" as recommended by my middle daughter. On our Boston/Cape Cod trip, we went to Concord and went to Orchard House (Orchard House web site). Thought it would be cool to read the book after seeing the desk where she wrote it. It was, since it is a semi-autobiographical novel and could relate a lot back to what we saw and heard. My youngest daughter is reading it now.

    - Read "Owl in the Office" by Ben Baglio as recommended by my youngest daughter. It's part of the alliterative Animal Ark series (Piglet in the Playpen, Lamb in the Laundry, Puppies in the Pantry, etc.). I really liked it. Gently lays out ethical dilemmas and how kids deal with them. Well-told tale for young readers.

    - Read "Under the Tuscan Sun" by Francis Maye on recommendation from my wife. Wow, what I'd give to go live that life for a while. My wife and I are setting up a fund for us to go to Tuscany (after sending our 3 kids to college ) Great book. Have the 2 sequels on the reading stack.

    - Read "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros. It was my son's required summer reading and thought I'd read it with him. It is a series of short stories about a Hispanic girl growing up in Chicago. I liked it. My son said "it was a good book but I hated it".

    - Read "Lucky Man" by Michael J Fox - was our book club July book - This turned out better than I thought. Fox has a keen eye for his celebrity and was bluntly honest than I thought he'd be.

    Just ordered Clancy's "Red Rabbit" off Amazon. Looking forward to it.

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    Originally posted by bucksfan
    "Wilderness War" by Allan W. Eckert

    Part of a series of narratives he wrote on how America came to be. Basically the series details the frontier period in America, up through the French/Indian war, Revolutionary War (this is the subject of Wilderness War), and so on. The author makes extensive use of old manuscripts, diaries, etc. to recreate conversation and thoughts to make this a very enjoyable though quite long history read. I really dig this stuff. Eckert takes no sides in any of this - just presents what happened based on historical records and what must have been an unimagineable amount of research.

    This is the 4th book in the series I have read so far.
    Still reading this. Told you it was long!
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    Lost Tales, Book 1 by JRR Tolkein (compiled by his son, Christopher)

    In which I learned that as a youth JRR was profoundly influenced by...Finnish mythology (a very rare strain, that)
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    I'm reading Leonardo da Vinci's Complete Notes... you can too!

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    Project Gutenberg

    Good place to get some of the older classics without spending all your savings. Sometimes I've just gotta have an old leatherbound book with musty pages, but I also find it comforting to have electronic copies of some of the classics.

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