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Thread: Well, it's been ten yrs.....favorite books/authors?

  1. #31
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    Feb 2003
    Poetry, Tex.
    Quote Originally Posted by GeneT View Post
    In that case, might I commend to you "Mrs. Mike" if you haven't already read it. Not Alaska remote living, but pretty close (N. Canada in the early 1900's).

    Thanks Gene.

  2. #32
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    Mar 2020
    Third Tomb of Chritianity
    Modern African Adventure, Ed Matunas
    Any shot you want, A Square, for all the litle stories alongside the loading data
    SAS survival handbook, Wiseman

    For entertainment :

    Linwood Barclay
    James Lee Burke
    Harlan Coben
    Jeffery Deaver
    DOA (dead on arrival) (I highly recommend)
    Tony Hillerman

    French authors more surely translated : Grangé, Thilliez, Lehane, Le Core



  3. #33
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    Feb 2003
    Poetry, Tex.
    Quote Originally Posted by Asa Yam View Post
    "The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors", analyzes an impossible victory by the US Navy over the Japanese Imperial Fleet in the Philippines in 1944 (Battle of Samar). Are you crazy enough to take a destroyer into a fight with multiple enemy battleships, cruisers, and destroyers? More than one US Captain did that day. Read the book and see why CDR Ernest Evans was (posthumously) awarded a Medal of Honor for his part in the action. And why GMG3 Paul Carr earned a (posthumous) Silver Star for his part of the battle.
    Asa, I had to get it and am halfway through. It is a very good read. Thanks

  4. #34
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    Jan 2004
    Tualatin, Oregon
    Almost forgot. For the umteenth time, rereading "The Thousand Mile War", written by Brian Garfield. The subject is the Alaskan campaign of WW2, fought between the US and Japan. Ever wonder how both sides fought a campaign, with the weather being an equal opportunity spoiler? Especially with poorly charted landmarks? And at the time, little or no idea on how to use radar? Read the book, and find out.

    BTW, the campaign was certainly worse than the book depicts. Have seen a Time-Life book on the Aleutian campaign, where a time lapse series of photos showed one of the major US airfields at 5 minute intervals. IIRC,
    • Start: Airfield completely enveloped in fog;
    • 10 minutes: Airfield still fog shrouded;
    • 15 minutes: View beginning to clear, various smaller items (tents, cargo crates, and oil drums) beginning to become visible;
    • 20 minutes: Fog is gone, full visbility;
    • 25 minutes: Full visibility;
    • 30 minutes: Fog begins to roll in, less detail visible;
    • 35 minutes: Visibility completely limited by fog, details fully obscured.

    Seem to recall the photos were taken in summertime.

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