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Old 06-20-2012, 04:59 PM
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So this summer (after I pay off the certified assload of fines I built up for overdue books) I'm gonna do a lot more reading. Big interests for me are scifi and political stuff.

Scifi will probably be covered when I dig in some more on Kevin J Anderson's Saga of Seven Suns. However, I was wondering if anyone could recommend some good political reading.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:55 PM
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Joseph Ellis has a good bio of Washington (among other books), and Bernstein has a good one of Jefferson. Each is historically interesting and does not try to be all-encompassing (meaning: not 1000 pages).
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Each is historically interesting and does not try to be all-encompassing (meaning: not 1000 pages).
In the words of Buford T Justice of "The Bandit" fame, "That ain't baby shit compared to what this guy has done!".

I recently came across an article in Smithsonian about the Author Robert Caro who continues to write his story about President Lyndon Johnson. He thought it would take 2 volumes. His latest volume, number 4, covers Johnson's first 7 weeks LBJ's presidency and is at 600 pages!! So far the story is up to 3200 pages and it ain't close to being over.

Ben, volume 1 might be a good place to start.
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So far the story is up to 3200 pages and it ain't close to being over.
Wow. Can't.... wait.... to ...... start.
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Ben,

My brother, along with many others, loved the biography of Ben Franklin that came out a year or two ago.
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recently got a nook and have been reading more than I have in a long time. Have recently finished Tom Clancy's "Against All Enemies" and The Tail of the Tiger. Also read Andrew Britton's "The American" and am starting his "The Assassin."
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Tail of the tiger. Is that the one with the terrorist in the mall and the main guy kills him but before he dies he puts a pigskin football in his arms?
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Tail of the tiger. Is that the one with the terrorist in the mall and the main guy kills him but before he dies he puts a pigskin football in his arms?
Yeah, and has a few good lines before the terriorist dies.

Many years ago I read the whole Tom Clancy Jack Ryan series. The Tail of the Tiger brings his son into the picture.
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