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Old 10-07-2010, 09:53 PM
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Just thought i'd give an update. No MTV in this house.

Recently finished reading Greg Mortenson's second book "Stones into Schools". A lost climber turned school builder in Afghanistan. There current plan includes building womens schools deep into Taliban country.

Next up was "Blood and Thunder" by Hampton Side. A great novel about Kit Carson, Americas "Manifest Destiny", the Dine and the battle for the American West.

Currently, i'm reading "Undaunted Courage" by Stephene E. Ambrose. A tale of Lewis and Clark and the opening of the west. I'm forcing myself to finish this book, as next up is:

"Finders Keepers" by Craig Childs. A tale of archaeological plunder and obsession. I had to put this book down the other day as nothing would have gotten done after lunch. Craig sent my Dad, Brother and myself each a signed copy of this book. Yeah i'm excited.

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Old 10-08-2010, 12:24 AM
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I just started reading Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. Will report back l8ter.
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Read KOOK by Peter Heller. Fun book about learning to surf while on a road trip to Mexico. All his books are way entertaining in an outdoor-adventure sort of way. Now back to my WW2 studies wit D DAY by Ambrose.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:51 PM
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I finished "The General Managers" by John Kotter. I was really happy that I bought it for $0.01 plus $3.50 shipping. This is old research but it's a classic and the first study of its kind.

I'm also about half way through "Russia After the Global Economic Crisis" by Asland, Guriev, and Kuchins. I know Kuchins and have found the book excellent. Among other significant historical and prescient insights; the editors provide alternative explanations to Putin's federalist reconstruction that I completely missed. One of my business partners in Russia is also personal friends with Guriev (who is one of Russian President Medvedev's Golden 100) so we have lots of interesting discussions over garlic vodka and frozen Siberian fish.
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Jeff, you operate on a whole 'nother playing field than do I.
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just finished reading the book Michael Crichton completed just before his death-"Pirates Latitudes" it starts out strong but the ending is sketchy.

Still would make a great movie all the same. If you like the Caribbean and swashbuckling adventure it is a quick great read.

Author of Coma, The Andromeda Strain and some others. The Great Train Robbery was another one of his I can read over and over.
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So typical. Walked into Tattered Cover to pick up a book for a white elephant party and come out spending 50$ on books. Just started reading "The secret Knowledge of Water" by Craig Childs (just got a holiday card from him). It's about finding water ind the desert. Already a few chapters in. Also picked up "Images of America: Denver's Sixteenth Street". Fun to see the old images of places I walk by everyday.

Secret Knowledge of Water, ISBN: 1-57061-159-9(hc)

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Currently, i'm reading "Undaunted Courage" by Stephene E. Ambrose. A tale of Lewis and Clark and the opening of the west. I'm forcing myself to finish this book, as next up is:
I loved this one, it was epic!
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Even though i'm only a few chapters in, i'm gonna recomend "One Man's West" by David Lavender. Turning into a great read. Didnt realize that, due to the price of gold, the Camp Bird Mine was open during the 30's.

ISBN#: 13-978-0-8032-6030-6.

The book i'm reading is the third edition.

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You've got some great suggestions in this thread. I just added "One Man's West" to my Amazon shopping cart.
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