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A couple days ago I found myself with several hours to kill, and decided to download a book. After a while I came across Standing the Final Watch (The Last Brigade Book 1); the first of five books. It's a combination of light sci-fi and heavy military fiction. Without giving too much away, it's about soldiers that are put into suspended animation as a last ditch effort to restore the United States after an impending societal collapse and takeover by radical Islamic terrorists. While complete fiction, it paints a picture of how the US brings about its own destruction through appeasements and political scheming. It's a very conservative read, and I think a lot of you guys would enjoy it; except maybe SWAGA and a couple others. Not name-calling, but it's probably just not their cup of tea.

Anybody else read anything good lately?
 

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I've been reading "How Money Works" by Tom Matthews and Steve Siebold. It teaches a lot of good financial principles.

Hopefully the American dollar is still a currency of value in twenty-five years. I have my doubts.
 

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When the Almond Tree Blossoms by by David Aikman is what I just finished reading a second time. I first read it back in '95 or '96. It was first published in 1993 and then had a second run in 2016 with the Trump election.

It is about a civil war, which broke out after a horrific military defeat at the hands of Russian troops in Iran, in conjunction with a racially motivated Chicago uprising spawned by a Leftist movement called The People's Movement (PM). The PM dominates the industrialized areas, while the Constitutionalist forces control the mid-west, down into the south-west, Hawaii, and portions of the west coast's port areas.

The story describes how Leftist elements exploited urban neglect and racial tensions to bring about the PM and the resulting civil war. The author had a heck of a crystal ball when he made his predictions about what would result in a civil war after the Soviet Union fell and there was no longer a foreign threat to keep us united. There are some dated concepts in there as far as alignment with certain foreign powers, but overall, it is really on point.

I remembered the book and had thought of it many times over the years, and today's environment caused me to order another copy of it. You can get them cheaply, used, on Amazon, and I highly recommend it.
 

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Currently reading two books:

The first one is White Fragility -Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. Interestingly enough, DiAngelo says: "I believe white progressives cause the most daily damage to people of color" in her introduction.

The second book is The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan. It's a allegory that Wikipedia claims is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious, theological fiction in English literature.
 

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I rarely read (with my eyes) for fun anymore. Pretty much audiobooks only. I love the Halo universe novels. Yes, based on the games. MUCH more detail, I think near 30 books.

I also like Sci-Fi/Military novels. I highly suggest the Galaxy’s Edge universe novels.

Craig Alanson’s Expeditionary Force is a lot of fun.

Neal Asher’s stuff, Arenson, Allan, Larson, Nuttall, oh man so many.

For a bit of Sci-Fi/Comedy, I highly suggest Hard Luck Hank and also Space Team.

Simon R Green does great fantasy and modern detective/Paranormal.

Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files is incredible.
 

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Last books I read were the Templar Chronicles series by Joseph Nassise, finished the last one (I have) a month or so ago, Kindle edition.

I want to re-read 11/22/63 by Stephen King, but man is that thing long.

I can see the Kindle books better than actually reading a hardbound book.

I have a number of books on WWII written by actual vets of both sides, personal stories based on their experiences during the war. They're a much better read than the typical WWII books that trot out the same old battles over and over. I also want to find a good accounting of one of the few battles between opposing paratroops around the Primosole Bridge in Catania Italy. That would make a good movie.
 

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Just started 'Cordelia's Honor', part of the Vorkosigan series.
 

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I have a number of books on WWII written by actual vets of both sides, personal stories based on their experiences during the war. They're a much better read than the typical WWII books that trot out the same old battles over and over. I also want to find a good accounting of one of the few battles between opposing paratroops around the Primosole Bridge in Catania Italy. That would make a good movie.
Some of those old memoir books are amazing.
 
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Currently reading "United States of Socialism" by Dinesh D'Souza. Just finished Meditations" Marcus Aurelius. Next up is "Fighter Group" by Lt.Col. Jay A. Stout (R) about the exploits of the 352nd Fighter Group in WWII. My father flew P51's in that Group in WWII.
 

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About ten years ago, a friend gave me "The Deed of Paksenarrion" by Elizabeth Moon - an excellent trilogy.

Today,
I'm reading the follow ups to that book.
They include:
Oath of Fealty
Kings of the North
Echoes of Betrayal
Limits of Power
Crown of Renewal

I'm currently reading Kings of the North - an excellent book.

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I was looking for something in an old footlocker I have and came across a 1942 copyrighted book "A Primary History Of The United States" by Thomas Bonaventure Lawler, belonged to someone in my wife's family.

Some interesting things in there, seems like history does repeat itself. Passages include Alien and Sedition Laws of 1798, immigration law of 1924. All this trying to force out people not wanted has been going on for the entire history of our country. Hell, I thought it was a new thing.

Also been reading the Jack Reacher books but I'm way behind.
 

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Just started reading Roughing It by Mark Twain. Before that I read The Indian History of the Modoc War by Jeff Riddle. An interesting part was when about 50 Modoc warriors held off 1000 US Cavalry for a few days but later were starved out and surrendered. The leaders were publicly hung at Fort Klamath.
 
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