What Are You Reading In 2019?

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    What Are You Reading In 2019?

    I started the 2018 thread with a Baldacci book and doing the same in 2019.

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    "We Were Soldiers Once... And Young"

    Lt. General Harold G Moore (retired) and Joseph L Galloway

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    Just finished these two books. Both very good.
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    Having ankle surgery on January 8 and during my recovery, I hope to finally get to read IBM and the Holocaust, a book I purchased a couple of years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefSmoke View Post
    Just finished these two books. Both very good.
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    I really liked Killing Kennedy. Very informative.

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    Just started what purports to be the final book Christopher Tolkien has cobbled together from his father’s manuscripts: The Fall of Gondolin. Been looking forward to it.

    Crazy to me that Christopher is himself now 94 years old and still working through the notes of his father, who’s been dead for 45 years.

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    About to go crash on the couch with Liane Moriarty's "Nine Perfect Strangers". I'm excited she finally published something again (she's one of my fav fun authors). She's taken time off writing recently due to her involvement in the "Big Little Lies" productions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgrappler View Post
    "We Were Soldiers Once... And Young"

    Lt. General Harold G Moore (retired) and Joseph L Galloway
    Assuming this was the basis for the movie, We Were Soldiers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Assuming this was the basis for the movie, We Were Soldiers?
    Yes, it was. The hardest part about reading this book so far is the realistic account of the beginnings of this battle and the intensity of the fighting at the Landing Zone. What courage in the face of an impossible situation. They faced 3 battalions of the enemy. The book conveys the chaotic nature of it all. I also like that the authors include quotations from the perspective of the other men who were a part of the action. William T Sherman was correct when he wrote: "War is hell."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    I started the 2018 thread with a Baldacci book and doing the same in 2019.
    Started this year off the same, with a Baldacci book, but this one ...

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    Now that I've read the last book in the series...

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    Just finished yesterday:


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