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Just finished Larry Tye's SATCHEL, an excellent read, but Buck's I Was Right On Time is still the best tome on the topic. I have read that at least five times and referenced it often while reading Tye's book.

Catching up with some program reading for the upcoming exhibit at work while I wait for Rachel Maddow's Drift to arrive from Amazon.
5/15/2012 3:12 PM
5/15/2012 4:46 PM
Just finished reading 33 Men based on the dramatic rescue of the Chilean miners and The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell.  That was a great historical fiction based on King Alfred and the Anglo Saxon wars.
5/24/2012 1:17 PM
5/24/2012 1:19 PM
Posted by SpotSell on 5/15/2012 4:46:00 PM (view original):
I saw that on TV last weekend.

I didn't read the book but I did read the wikipedia entry....same thing ;)
5/24/2012 1:51 PM
Befitting my dotage and escape into a 2nd childhood I've just finished volume 6 of Brian Wood's Northlanders series - Thor's Daughter.    It's a graphic novel - comic book to those who disapprove.

I don't read a lot of these, but I'm interested in the Viking Era.  There's not a lot of affordable non-fiction works out there (I've read the main ones), not much fiction beyond Frans Bengtsson's The Long Ships.  What I most like about the series is the fiction is placed in the 'real world'.  The big story in Thor's Daughter is 'The Siege of Paris,' which took place in 885. 
5/29/2012 12:00 AM
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8/24/2012 5:18 PM
Fifty-Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had
8/26/2012 11:18 PM
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Posted by eastvanmungo on 8/26/2012 11:18:00 PM (view original):
Fifty-Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had
I loved that book...a whole new appreciation for 19th Century baseball.
8/27/2012 3:53 AM
1776 by David McCullough...

Every high school student and teacher should read this amazing story. It starts in Cambridge MA and ends in Trenton NJ.

8/27/2012 11:18 PM
I read 1776 a couple years ago - concur, great book.
8/28/2012 1:48 AM
Grisham's Calico Jack-3 out of 5 stars
8/30/2012 1:37 PM
Revisiting an old favorite - Barbarians at the Gate.  I've been reading a lot of 19th Century US history lately, so I needed a break.
8/30/2012 2:55 PM
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