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Re: What are you reading?

Postby maskaggs » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:20 am

Bonzo wrote:The Litigators by John Grisham. Nice send-up of mass tort attorneys.

Most Grisham books are "check your brain at the door" types, but they make me feel better about being an attorney.


I've lately discovered the John Sutter two-book run by Nelson DeMille, as well as the Harry Bosch work by Michael Connelly. High lit it ain't, but it's great reading.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Kyle76 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:57 am

"Last Hope Island" by Lynn Olsen, about the European royalty and government officials who sought refuge in Great Britain during WWII.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby fallingwickets » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:26 am

on a truck as we speak......The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

I was at my nephews house yesterday and this book was lying on a table so of course I picked it up to have a peek.....I have no self control :D :D :D
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jww » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:57 am

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. It's outstanding.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Kyle76 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:16 pm

That's the book on which the musical was based.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jww » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:19 am

Kyle76 wrote:That's the book on which the musical was based.


It is -- but the musical as good as it is, takes significant liberties with history.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Kyle76 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:33 pm

jww wrote:
Kyle76 wrote:That's the book on which the musical was based.


It is -- but the musical as good as it is, takes significant liberties with history.

You mean the founding fathers didn't actually speak in rap lyrics? :lol:
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jww » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:18 am

Kyle76 wrote:
jww wrote:
Kyle76 wrote:That's the book on which the musical was based.


It is -- but the musical as good as it is, takes significant liberties with history.

You mean the founding fathers didn't actually speak in rap lyrics? :lol:

Nope. I do admit that Chernow takes quite a sympathetic view of Hamilton -- and when I read between the lines, this man was clearly an annoyance to some with his long-windedness and strong opinions. Can't fault the financial system he built though - it probably saved the infant US more than all of the combined diplomatic efforts of some pretty heaving hitting individuals such as Jefferson, Adams, et al. It is an excellent read for sure.
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