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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby ChrisinHove » Fri May 31, 2019 3:58 pm

A shameless plug, Michael!!

I’m currently reading Paul Theroux’s Deep South. I’ve read many of his excellent travelogues, but this delves deep into the psyche of the Southern USA.

I’d certainly be interested in knowing what anyone actually from there thinks about it.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby Naperville » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:38 pm

I thought that I would write something on this subject, so as to help and inspire people to read FREE and nearly FREE books whenever possible.

I read and collect books having to do with prepping, survivalism(military stories, adventure stories, world wars, EMPs, hurricanes), hand to hand combatives, violent people and how to defeat them, medical books, knife use and knife targeting, warfare(conventional, guerrilla, asymmetric, war novels), physics, leaders of the past and present(Einstein, Hitler, Mao, Che, Patton, Trump, ...), societies and what makes them tick(capitalism, socialism, marxism, nationalism, ...)...

I buy a lot of Kindle books(110+ books), and when I feel like researching a subject I start with Google and Wikipedia, and then move over to Gutenberg Press for 100% FREE books and download as many on a particular subject or author as I can. I have studied 175+ topics and have a multitude of books in each folder.

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page


NOW, of course, I have not read every book that I own from cover to cover and I read at least 10 to 20 books at once. I get too bored reading one book. I usually start reading a book, and I may read it for a day or more then find another subject and keep right on going.

This is my FREE books collection (from A to N, the rest are out of sight).
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NOTE: The way that Gutenberg Press works is if it has fallen out of copyright, they publish as long as someone produces the file. There are different Gutenberg Press servers around the world. Some have different laws as to what is FREE, so you really need to go around the globe when you are researching a topic as you may find what you are looking for in the EU, Australia, ...
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby bearrowland » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:37 am

Thanks for the link! My family got me a Kindle and I'm always ready for more reading!
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby James Y » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:07 am

Anybody interested in reading about "SHTF" survival should read "The Dark Secrets Of SHTF Survival" by Selco Begovic, a survivor of the Balkan war. 'Nuff said.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby Naperville » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:49 pm

bearrowland wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:37 am
Thanks for the link! My family got me a Kindle and I'm always ready for more reading!
Another note:

The Gutenberg Press usually has several formats for each title. It is not guaranteed but there are formats for text, HTML, PDF, audio, and sometimes e-reader!!!

I have over 1,500 text files. For the books that I find interesting, I may go back and look for the audio and HTML files because they have pictures/illustrations. It really is a fantastic site.
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby Naperville » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:51 pm

James Y wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:07 am
Anybody interested in reading about "SHTF" survival should read "The Dark Secrets Of SHTF Survival" by Selco Begovic, a survivor of the Balkan war. 'Nuff said.

Jim
Hahahahahaha, I bought it last month! I've yet to dive in to it but it looks/sounds fantastic.
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:12 pm

I was at the library with my stepdaughter on Thursday to get her a book to read for our camping trip this weekend in case we encountered some bad weather, to help keep her occupied.

I came across a book I remembered I enjoyed as mandatory reading back in high school. Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried" I'm going to start reading it tonight once we're all settled down. Will interesting to see how I see it now as an adult instead of a 15 year old kid. Can't wait!
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby James Y » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:43 pm

Naperville wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:51 pm
James Y wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:07 am
Anybody interested in reading about "SHTF" survival should read "The Dark Secrets Of SHTF Survival" by Selco Begovic, a survivor of the Balkan war. 'Nuff said.

Jim
Hahahahahaha, I bought it last month! I've yet to dive in to it but it looks/sounds fantastic.
Cool! It's eye-opening and a pretty quick read.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby flasharry » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:04 am

Apocalypse 1692 - a history of Port Royal leading up to its destruction in 1692 by earthquake.
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby z4vdBt » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:38 am

The Bees, Laline Paull 2014.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby James Y » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:57 pm

Other readings of mine:

Egregores: The Occult Entities That Watch Over Human Destiny, by Mark Stavish

Backstage Passes & Backstabbing B@stards: Memoirs of a Rock 'n' Roll Survivor, by Al Kooper

Cops' True Sories of the Paranormal, by Loren W. Christensen

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief, by Lawrence Wright

Shillelagh: The Irish Fighting Stick, by John W. Hurley

Irish Gangs and Stick Fighting, by John W. Hurley

Passport to Magonia, by Jacques Vallee

Merging Dimensions, by Tom Dongo and Linda Bradshaw

Enter the Past Tense: My Secret Life as a CIA Assassin, by Roland W. Haas.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby JonLeBlanc » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:07 pm

Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics
The Autobiography of Margaret Thatcher
John le Carré: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby Naperville » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:38 pm

I just fired up a Tor browser for the first time in my life. Wanted to poke around on the Dark Web for FREE books. Downloaded:

Richard Dawkins
- The God Delusion

Greg Greenwald
- No_Place_to_Hide_Edward_Snowden_the_NSA_and_the_Surveillance_State
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby James Y » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:54 pm

The Ultimate Evil, by Maury Terry

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby shunsui » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:42 pm

Free out of copyright Calculus book:

Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus

by William Anthony Granville, Percey Franklyn Smith

Publication date: 1904 (OLD SCHOOL)



https://archive.org/details/elementsdif ... og/page/n9

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby Mad Mac » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:00 pm

Recently finished a weighty tome, The History of Jihad by Robert Spencer and Rob O'Neill's very amusing The Operator. Currently reading Jihadist Psychopath by Jamie Glazov.
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby rangefinder » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:13 pm

"History As You Heard It" by Lowell Thomas (PDF scan of the BOTM edition here: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Ar ... s-1957.pdf)

Just finished the 1941 chapter, so WW2 is going strong.

"Say Nothing - A True Story Of Murder And Memory In Northern Ireland" by Patrick Radden Keefe (https://www.amazon.com/Say-Nothing-Murd ... 0385521316)

Was looking for a book about "The Troubles" that wasn't a standard history, and this looked interesting. I've only barely started it though.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby MichaelScott » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:04 pm

JonLeBlanc wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:07 pm
Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics
The Autobiography of Margaret Thatcher
John le Carré: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Aristotle, way back in my foggy memory. But, le Carré, I’ve read the Smiley “trilogy” about three times:
The Honorable School Boy
Tinker, Tailor
Smiley’s People


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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby z4vdBt » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:24 am

Chestnut Street, Maeve Binchy 2014.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby The Meat man » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:09 am

Last night, I was reading the latest National Geographic History magazine.
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