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NFT: February Book Recommendations: Whatcha reading?

LawrenceTaylor56 : 2/11/2020 8:45 am
Just finished the debut novel "The Rage of Dragons" by Evan Winter.

It's billed as Game of Thrones meets Gladiator. Would strongly recommend to any of you fantasy people out there.

So I'm looking for a new book. I read pretty much anything and everything. Whatcha got?
working on some classics now  
ATL_Giants : 2/11/2020 9:09 am : link
Epic of Gilgamesh
Don Quixote
Zonal Marking by Michael Cox  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 2/11/2020 9:19 am : link
History of Modern European soccer and strategy.

I still strongly recommend "Billion Dollar Whale" to anyone who hasn't read it and is interested in global finance and how it now intersects with sovereign wealth funds and even Hollywood. Reads like a movie except it's a true story.
Jints in Carolina : 2/11/2020 9:26 am : link
Recently finished Labyrinth of Ice  
Heisenberg : 2/11/2020 9:38 am : link
It was a really engrossing book, harrowing, dark and bleak but I couldn't stop reading it. Here's the official amazon review.

In 1881, American Army officer Lieutenant Adolphus W. Greely and his crew of scientists and explorers set off on an expedition to go as far north as possible—to the Farthest North—and to break the record held by the British for three centuries. While stationed there, Greely’s team established research stations and collected scientific data, all while fighting frostbite, intense darkness, mutinous crew, and packs of marauding wolves. After waiting two years for resupply ships to reach them, Greely took his men on a harrowing journey south to find rescue, travelling over 200 miles with ever-dwindling supplies, the men going so far as to eat their shoes and sleeping-bag covers to stay alive. Levy’s narrative situates the expedition within the complex cultural framework of the late nineteenth century, giving his readers plenty of background to the political decisions that drove the exhibition and the accompanying rescue missions. At the same time, Levy never overburdens his readers in minutiae, deftly telling the harrowing story of Greely and his men and their historic voyage.

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Currently reading Killers of the Flower Moon  
Dave in PA : 2/11/2020 9:50 am : link
I recently read Alone on the Ice about Douglas Mawson’s 1912-1914 Antarctic expedition and his remarkable survival alone while starving to death and exposure after his two expedition mates had lost their lives.
i've got about 100 pages left  
UConn4523 : 2/11/2020 10:01 am : link
in "The Outsider" by Stephen King. I remember wanting to read it when it came out in 2018 but didn't have time, then forgot about it until the show aired. So i stopped watching the show until I finish. So far so good.
Just started The Great Influenza by John Barry  
jcn56 : 2/11/2020 10:05 am : link
with all the nCov stuff going on, figured I'd revisit the last really bad pandemic.
The Guns of August  
JerseyCityJoe : 2/11/2020 11:52 am : link
I'm re-reading this classic, I'm kind of a WW1 buff. This is a great book that explains how the run-up to the first world war started.
RE: Juggs  
Stufftherun : 2/11/2020 2:05 pm : link
In comment 14808672 Jints in Carolina said:

Thanks, Jints, I needed that!
These aren't new but...  
Russ in Queens, NYC : 2/11/2020 2:55 pm : link
...both are fantastic.

Just finished this:

Watching the Door: Drinking Up, Getting Down, and Cheating Death in 1970s Belfast

Re-reading this (haven picked it up in last read it 15 years ago or more):

Naples '44: A World War II Diary of Occupied Italy
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