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Old 02-15-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee - Dee Brown (settling of the west and the atrocities inflicted on the native american tribes)
Blood & Thunder - Hampton Sides (settling of the west)
FDR - Jean Edward Smith
The Longest Winter - Alex Kershaw (battle of the bulge)
Best and the Brightest - Halberstam (vietnam)
The Teammates - Halberstam (details the long friendship of ted williams, johnny pesky, dom dimaggio and bobby doerr)

Last edited by RedSoxFanGoingWest; 02-15-2011 at 12:55 PM.. Reason: added some books
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Do cookbooks count?

Mind you sometimes, depending on the author, some of the dishes read more like fiction than real life LOL
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:47 PM
 
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Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan. If you like Three Cups of Tea, you'd like this one!
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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Do cookbooks count?

Mind you sometimes, depending on the author, some of the dishes read more like fiction than real life LOL
Sure, why not? They're nonfiction, right?
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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Sadly it dissapeared in the last big horrible move when I lost all my stuff in storage, but I had a cookbook put together by the women of Terensthad (spelling is probably wrong) the "model" ghetto the Nazi's created to show the world they were not murders. It was a cookbook, containing the remembered recipies of mostly eastern european origion, recipes people who were starving remember and wrote to remember the joy of it. It also had poems and drawings and stories which are heartbreaking. Of all the books I lost when storage at my collection, the memiours and diaries and books like that, SO hard to replace are the most missed.

If I can remember the name will probably see if its on Amazon and get another copy.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:33 PM
 
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"Speechless: Silencing the Christians," by Rev. Donald E. Wildmon with Foreward by Ann Coulter
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Sadly it dissapeared in the last big horrible move when I lost all my stuff in storage, but I had a cookbook put together by the women of Terensthad (spelling is probably wrong) the "model" ghetto the Nazi's created to show the world they were not murders. It was a cookbook, containing the remembered recipies of mostly eastern european origion, recipes people who were starving remember and wrote to remember the joy of it. It also had poems and drawings and stories which are heartbreaking. Of all the books I lost when storage at my collection, the memiours and diaries and books like that, SO hard to replace are the most missed.

If I can remember the name will probably see if its on Amazon and get another copy.
Is this it?
Amazon.com: In Memory's Kitchen : A Legacy from the Women of Terezin (9781568219028): Cara De Silva: Books
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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"11th Month 11th Day 11th Hour" by Joseph Persico. It's about the week leading up to the Armistice of WW1. Even though both sides knew the war was over, generals kept right on sending young men to be slaughtered, especially the Allies. A truly horrifying war.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Quakertown, Pa., USA
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No Price To Great by Lee Solomon
very good book about immigrating to the U.S.A., a true story.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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"11th Month 11th Day 11th Hour" by Joseph Persico. It's about the week leading up to the Armistice of WW1. Even though both sides knew the war was over, generals kept right on sending young men to be slaughtered, especially the Allies. A truly horrifying war.
Just added it to my list! Thanks for sharing it.
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