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Modelers Forum book club
« on: July 11, 2019, 12:08:24 PM »
Greg Shinnie has run a "What are you reading this summer" thread on Another Forum.  I thought, particularly given the discussions in yesterday's chat on Gettysburg, it might be worth starting a book club discussion here.


Rules:  The books do NOT have to be railroad related.  Both fiction and non-fiction are in scope.  Start a discussion by naming a book and why you like it.  It would help to provide an Amazon link to your book, so people can get bibliographic information (and order there if they want.)  We can talk about what's in that book, other books on the same topic, or the underlying subject of the book (e.g. how we discussed the Battle of Gettysburg itself after someone mentioned "Killer Angels.")


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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 12:26:26 PM »
Wow.......... Dave....

This could be dangerous ! ! !   And  yes........ I have this many books going at once.

I read a lot and of a mixed bag of stuff..   Soooooooooooo

Burlington West..... Richard Overton   1941  Harvard University press    out of print  History of the Burlington Railroad 1959 - 1940

The Art of Biblical Narrative    Robert Alter   2011   Judaic Studies OT writing styles

The Sleepwalkers   Christopher Clark   2014   How the world entered WWI

Michelangelo  and the Pope's Ceiling   Ross King   2003

The Edge of Anarchy    Jack Kelly   2018    The labor movement in Chicago 1880-1900

OK............ you asked

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Re: Modelers Forum book club
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 01:08:42 PM »
Great timing, Dave. You caught me at the beach.

Lessons From Lucy/Dave Barry    https://www.amazon.com/Lessons-Lucy-Simple-Joys-Happy/dp/1501161156/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1BNB6WYK6B75X&keywords=lessons+from+lucy&qid=1562864577&s=gateway&sprefix=Lessons+%2Caps%2C159&sr=8-1

I know there are a lot of dog lovers on here. Lucy can teach all of us something, I'm sure.

The Last Open Road/Burt Levy https://www.amazon.com/Last-Open-Road/dp/096421072X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2AKELBLM9JC8B&keywords=the+last+open+road&qid=1562864729&s=books&sprefix=the+last+open+%2Caps%2C148&sr=1-1

Anyone from New Jersey and any gearhead will enjoy this pseudo history of the early days of The Sports Car Club of America

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 04:29:11 PM »
Tom....

Name of a Rose is one of my favorites.   I have books that I re-read on a five and some on a ten year cycle.  That is on my five year.

How are you with your Latin to read Eco? ? ?

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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 06:18:45 AM »
Finished this, but worth recommending for a good read: Fredrik Backman, "A Man Called Ove."  Good fiction and funny! About an old guy coping with the modern world. Kind of sounds familiar.
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2019, 07:15:14 AM »
Tom....

Name of a Rose is one of my favorites.   I have books that I re-read on a five and some on a ten year cycle.  That is on my five year.

How are you with your Latin to read Eco? ? ?

see yaBob


Bob,

My latin sucks. Took it in the ninth grade at military school. At least Eco did give a few translations.

The only books I read on a cycle (every 10 years or so) are the JRR Tolkien - Hobbit series and The Civil War series, 3 volumes, by Shelby Foote.

Tom ;D

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Re: Modelers Forum book club
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2019, 08:08:17 AM »
Just finished Every Tool is a Hammer by Adam Savage. And moved on to Truman by David McCullough
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2019, 02:27:18 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2019, 02:50:13 PM »
Finished this, but worth recommending for a good read: Fredrik Backman, "A Man Called Ove."  Good fiction and funny! About an old guy coping with the modern world. Kind of sounds familiar.
--George

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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2019, 10:02:50 PM »
I have a book suggestion for the Grandpa, Grandmas, Moms and Dads. I have been reading this series of books to my Grandkids.


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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2019, 10:05:09 PM »
Here is the diagram from the front cover of the book. My Grandson can point to the major parts of a Steam Locomotive and asks what they do.


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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2019, 10:06:15 PM »
And for Jerry and us weekend farmers.






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