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currently re-reading
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Only on pg 48 or so, and the story so far has been UNREAL

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Only on pg 48 or so, and the story so far has been UNREAL


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Written in an "ADHD friendly format." One of the first chapters summarizes the entire book because the author knows that people with ADHD don't always read books from front to back or in their entirety. :lol:
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Smitty wrote:currently re-reading
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true story.

page 59
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(Memo to Stephen Davis, author of Old Gods Almost Dead: It was not, as you incorrectly wrote in your book, "the overweight, glamour-deprived Gram Parsons" whom Keith threw out of his room in Denver after "Gram threatened Keith with a knife after being denied all the cocaine in the room, and that he was told to stay away from the tour". It was Stephen Stills. Next time you need to check a fact about the Stones, please feel free to call me in my office)


He goes on about other authors getting their facts wrong, and then on the VERY NEXT PAGE:

In a week's time when Sticky Fingers is released, the album will go straight to the top of the American charts and stay there for an unprecedented twenty-five weeks, making it by far the single most successful album the Stones ever produced. As the initial release on Rolling Stone Records, noone could ask for more. Featuring classic songs like "Bitch", "Brown Sugar", and "Jumping Jack Flash", Sticky Fingers becomes the album of the summer, blasting out of back seats of converitbles at the Frosty Freeze and A&W Root Beer stands all over America.




Does anyone else find this funny?
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^^^ I do.
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Let's see:

Henry Porter: Brandenburg Gate. Very good. The Bell Ringers. Good call, OBL. Very well done, very timely.

Robert Littell: Once and Future Spy. A little too cute/clever for its own good, but still, an interesting read. The Company. A true must read classic.
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about to dig into this. Can't wait, it just showed up yesterday, been hearing great things
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absolutely devouring this one, must -read stuff
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trying mightily to get through this one for some time but the towel could get thrown in. Written in such a way that at times it's extremely difficult to tell which side the author is talking about, making for tedious going and also making comprehension brutally tough. Haven't given up on a book in ages....
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I struggled thru Beevor's Stalingrad. Wish I had thrown in the towel on that one. He caught some flack for his recent D-Day book. Stated that the D-Day bombings were considered war crimes or something like that.

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Given to Fly wrote:I struggled thru Beevor's Stalingrad. Wish I had thrown in the towel on that one. He caught some flack for his recent D-Day book. Stated that the D-Day bombings were considered war crimes or something like that.


always nice to hear that it's not just me.

have you read this one? Recommend it highly
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Haven't seen that one, I'll be on the lookout for it though. Always looking for a good history book.

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whatwouldcooleydo? wrote:about to dig into this. Can't wait, it just showed up yesterday, been hearing great things
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whatwouldcooleydo? wrote:about to dig into this. Can't wait, it just showed up yesterday, been hearing great things
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absolutely devouring this one, must -read stuff
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trying mightily to get through this one for some time but the towel could get thrown in. Written in such a way that at times it's extremely difficult to tell which side the author is talking about, making for tedious going and also making comprehension brutally tough. Haven't given up on a book in ages....
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I have that book and havent read it yet. the problem Beevor faces is that there were so many shifting factions I guess. I loved his Stalingrad (still the best history book Ive ever read I think) and Berlin. Ive also got a book about D Day I havent read.

I will definitely read that "our band" book. Will try and get it in my next Amazon order.
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I liked this a lot. I dont think you need to be a fan either. Great stuff about the scene, CBGB's Max's and Warhol, art/music etc.


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Skinner's Rules by Quintin Jardine. A new author for me, of an extensive detective/thriller series featuring the very interesting Chief Skinner set in the very wonderful world of Edinburg. First one was very good, looking forward to more!!
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whatwouldcooleydo? wrote:about to dig into this. Can't wait, it just showed up yesterday, been hearing great things
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absolutely devouring this one, must -read stuff
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trying mightily to get through this one for some time but the towel could get thrown in. Written in such a way that at times it's extremely difficult to tell which side the author is talking about, making for tedious going and also making comprehension brutally tough. Haven't given up on a book in ages....
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Disappointing to hear. I had my eye on this one: I don't know much about the subject. Beevor's book about Stalingrad is excellent. Also, his brand new one "D-Day" is a good read (it actually covers the entire Normandy Campaign.

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Noel Hynd - Flowers From Berlin Interesting historically based thriller. Well written. I'm on a good roll w/ new (for me) authors lately :)
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John Sandford - Rough Country. Switching to the Virgil Flowers series seems to have rejuvenated Sandford, who seemed played out on the Prey/Lucas Davenport series. A good 'un.

Robert Littel - The Defection of AJ Lewinter. I can't decide about Littell. He's obviously a talented writer and a smart guy. But the sort of smarmy above it all attitude he takes goes from refreshing to obnoxious and annoying really fast. On the whole, worth reading, but not an unqualified rave.
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"They Thirst" by Robert McCammon. It was ok, I have read better, drags in some spots.

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about to dig into this one i love baseball history

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Just a bunch of anecdotes by friends of the band and some old quotes from the band members themselves. As a huge fan I found it somewhat interesting but ultimately disappointing...
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On a related note, just ran across these literature team jerseys:

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Hmmm...Poe, Dickinson, Ltzu...what, no Chandler?

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