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    So what kind of books do you guys like to read (if you do read a lot like I do)

    Me I like stuff that is espionage related, mostly WWII novels.
    These are my favorites

    Eye of the Needle
    Hornet Flight
    The Key to Rebbecca

    All three above are by Ken Follett

    I also really liked Hunt for The Red October by Tom Clancy.

    A great read that was not a novel was Blind Man's Bluff about submarine espionage in the Cold War.

    Other books I have read (not all spy related) are:
    The entire Bourne Trilogy
    Several of Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme series, it was good up until "The Twelfth Card" then it started getting a little out there for me.
    Several of James Patterson's Alex Cross series.
    Set Up Running-A great read about Steam Railroading
    October Sky-I've actually met Homer Hickam and had him sign my book.

    On my to read list are:
    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
    The Caine Mutiny
    The Winds of War
    War and Remembrance
    Lie Down with Lions
    Thick as Valve oil, Black, White, and Tuscan Red
    That's how thick the Railroadin' in my blood is!

    Ich sehne mich wieder Meister der Iron Horse werden


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    I have read most of Clive Cussler, Hunt for Red Oktober was good, as was a couple of his Splinter Cell series.

    Most anything military history. Robert Mason's Chickenhawk was good, and I am told was very close to reality.

    Firebirds was a good read, as was Frank Anton's Why Didn't You Get Me Out. The two are tied together....

    I have also read many books written about former US Presidents, from both sides of the aisle, good reading as well.
    Only 511 ft lbs of Tq and only 1100 degrees EGT, damn, I need more fuel...

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    • #3
      I like to read DIRTY BOOKS/. you know PENTHOUSE, PLAYBOY, HUSTLER, CHERRY, JUGS, BARELY LEGAL, BLACK TAIL, if it has tits and ass i will gladly browse thru it. other than that my reading is rulebooks, contracts, newspapers, lots of newspapers and contracts.
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      • #4
        I have tried many times, in vain, to sit down and read a good book. Not gonna happen. I would love to be able to, but for some reason I can't. However, I did just learn the library has a decent online collection for downloading books on tape (mp3). I currently have one on my mp3 player and listening to it when I can.

        Valkyrie by Philip Von Boeselager.

        It is about two brothers involved in the conspiracy to kill Hitler and retake germany who live through the ordeal.

        The book is SLOOOOWWW. It uses the first two thirds of the book setting up the main characters. However, it does do a great job of putting you into the mindset of many German's during this terrible time in history. Reminds people that there were two groups of Germans. those fighting for their country and those fighting for Nazism / Hitler.
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        • #5
          Not really much of a 'reeder". Although I am now reading Keith Richards autobiography. Also read Hal Blaine bio. Liked Groucho Marx,s book as well. Although that was years ago.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gsxr1000mxz800 View Post
            I like to read DIRTY BOOKS/. you know PENTHOUSE, PLAYBOY, HUSTLER, CHERRY, JUGS, BARELY LEGAL, BLACK TAIL, if it has tits and ass i will gladly browse thru it. other than that my reading is rulebooks, contracts, newspapers, lots of newspapers and contracts.

            Just the good ones...

            Don't forget Swank, High Society, 18 Only....

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            • #7
              Non fiction mostly.....sci fi back in the day.....
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              • #8
                I used to read a LOT, but since I retired, I just don't have the time anymore.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jonnyseeandoh View Post
                  Non fiction mostly.....sci fi back in the day.....
                  my favorite nonction is penthouse letters. i actually subsribe to that. new issue was at the house waiting after work last night. useful tool for ideas on things to do....
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by gsxr1000mxz800 View Post
                    my favorite nonction is penthouse letters. i actually subsribe to that. new issue was at the house waiting after work last night. useful tool for ideas on things to do....
                    Yeah..... I'm not convinced most of those are non-fiction or what.
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                    • #11
                      I don't read books a lot, mainly magazines. But when I do read books, it's mostly about RR history. Here's my book list for christmas:

                      The Men Who Loved Trains: The Story of Men Who Battled Greed to Save an Ailing Industry (Railroads Past and Present) - Rush Loving

                      End of the Line - Kem Parton

                      Working on the Railroad - Brian Solomon

                      The Railroad Never Sleeps: 24 Hours in the Life of Modern Railroading - Brian Solomon

                      The Boomer: A Story of the Rails - Harry Bedwell

                      Set Up Running: The Life of a Pennsylvania Railroad Engineman, 1904-1949 - John W. Orr

                      The Wreck of the Penn Central - Joseph R. Daughen
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                      • #12
                        Between all the active members on YL, we have hundreds of combined years of service in several crafts. One would think we could put together one hell of a good, at least amusing, book on railroading.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by nsrlink View Post
                          I don't read books a lot, mainly magazines. But when I do read books, it's mostly about RR history. Here's my book list for christmas:

                          The Men Who Loved Trains: The Story of Men Who Battled Greed to Save an Ailing Industry (Railroads Past and Present) - Rush Loving

                          End of the Line - Kem Parton

                          Working on the Railroad - Brian Solomon

                          The Railroad Never Sleeps: 24 Hours in the Life of Modern Railroading - Brian Solomon

                          The Boomer: A Story of the Rails - Harry Bedwell

                          Set Up Running: The Life of a Pennsylvania Railroad Engineman, 1904-1949 - John W. Orr

                          The Wreck of the Penn Central - Joseph R. Daughen
                          I've read most of those, and I am not even foamer....the stuff actually makes for pretty good drama.
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                          • #14
                            Anyone that likes to read war/military books has to read We Were Soldiers Once and Young. It is one of the few books I have read that I couldnt put down. I am sure you have seen the movie. The book is waaay better.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by memphis2857 View Post
                              Anyone that likes to read war/military books has to read We Were Soldiers Once and Young. It is one of the few books I have read that I couldnt put down. I am sure you have seen the movie. The book is waaay better.
                              This is really true of most. This may sound silly, but when I was in the 6th grade the first Batman movie came out. I read the book and it really WAS much better. Obviously not good enough to keep me reading books.
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