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Finished a couple books by an author I recently discovered -- and he's from my commonwealth (or should I say, the commonwealth in which I live now; I'm originally a Hoosier). His name is Charles Tabb.

The first was "Floating Twigs." It's branded as a coming-of-age story about a boy and his dog. Even though it's not so much about the boy and his dog, I thought it was a damn good read. It's about a boy growing up in Florida in the late 60s. He meets a couple of older folks who essentially, become his parents -- his real mother and father are deadbeats. But he crosses the wrong people who put those relationships in jeopardy. Read it in 2-3 days. Already have my eyes on the sequel -- "Finding Twigs." 

The second was "Hell is Empty." It's a thriller and the first of 2 (maybe there will be more?) in the Detective Tony Pantera series. It reminded me a bit of the movie "Kiss The Girls" -- based on a novel by James Patterson (I didn't read the book). It wasn't bad -- a page-turner, and engaged me enough to want to read the second book about Tony Pantera. 

For both books, I'd read for a while, and say "OK. I have stuff to do -- just one more chapter." Then, about 6-7 chapters later, I'd finally have to put them down and get to work. 

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Just finished an outstanding book called "Red Platoon" by Medal of Honor recipient, Clint Romesha. It is his firsthand account of the Battle for COP Keating on October 3, 2009. 300 Taliban fighters attacked Keating which was defended by 53 Soldiers of the 3rd Squadron of the 61st Cavalry Regiment.

SSG Romesha wasn't the only Medal Of Honor Recipient for this battle. Specialist Ty Carter also earned the Medal.

There is a movie called Outpost about this battle and Netflix's Medal of Honor series has an episode about Romesha

 

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15 hours ago, woodenshoemanHoosierfan said:

Finished a really good book last week called Full Dress Gray by Lucian Truscott IV. It is a Thriller set at West Point and was written in the late 90s.

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I really enjoyed his books. Dress Gray was his first one. I spent 2 years at The Citadel from 80-82 before transferring to IU so I could relate a bit to plebe year.

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I really enjoyed his books. Dress Gray was his first one. I spent 2 years at The Citadel from 80-82 before transferring to IU so I could relate a bit to plebe year.
I found this book at a thrift store. I figured for 2 dollars, I'd give it shot. Glad I wasn't wrong

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I read the Children's Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin. It is a Historical Fiction novel set during the Blizzard known as the Children's Blizzard on January 12, 1888 in the Dakotas and Nebraska. The characters are fictional of course, but the Author follows the timeline concisely. It started slow, but it didn't take long to really enjoy it. I highly recommend it if you enjoy Historical Fiction.
There is a nonfiction book by the same name.

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On 8/18/2022 at 3:09 AM, woodenshoemanHoosierfan said:

I read the Children's Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin. It is a Historical Fiction novel set during the Blizzard known as the Children's Blizzard on January 12, 1888 in the Dakotas and Nebraska. The characters are fictional of course, but the Author follows the timeline concisely. It started slow, but it didn't take long to really enjoy it. I highly recommend it if you enjoy Historical Fiction.
There is a nonfiction book by the same name.

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I have that on my list to read!  Thanks for that review.

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Been working my way thru Peter Ziehans books. He writes on Geopolitics.  He’s got a pretty intriguing theory on why the US has been so powerful for so long and while instead of receding as we are being led to believe we will see American power increasing.  He actually predicted a lot of what’s going on in the world the situation with China and Russia for example.  Good reads if you want to understand why the world worked the way it did after wwii. 

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