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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    Thats another thing they started, this item is an addon. You have to wait until you buy something more expensive and add it. Or pay a higher price for it.

    If theres an item you want and its an add on at amazon, check ebay and the new jet.com Theres other sites I can give you also.

    Since I dropped prime Ive bought alot of stuff from ebay and ive never had a single problem. I always pay via paypal
    I haven't been on ebay in ages. I used to look for antiques on ebay years back. Yeah, paypal is great. I use it to make transfers. Simple.
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    Lately:

    The Inflationary Universe by Alan Guth

    The Universe edited by John Brockman - A series of essays lead off by Alan Guth's "A Golden Age of Cosmology", a new cyclical universe theory by Paul Steinhardt, a debate about the anthropic principle between Lee Smolin and Leonard Susskind and some string theory in "Theories of the Brane" by Lisa Randall. It is one of the Edge Question Series and the essays can get a bit intense and personal.

    "The Rise of the Wehrmacht" by Samuel Miitcham and Omer Bartov's "Hitler's Army."

    And Eugenie Scott's "Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction."

    Plus an assortment of fiction by Michael Connelly, John Sandford and Ariana Franklin. Reading my first P.D. James mystery, "An Unsuitable Job for Women" for our local book club.

    So many books and so little time!

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    "Blokes Up North" Two Royal Marines set out in a 17 foot open sailboat to sail/row across the Northwest Passage.

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    Just finished 'I Killed' - a book of "road stories" by just about every standup comic you ever heard of.

    Now reading 'The Highwayman' - the new Longmire novella by Craig Johnson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngc1514 View Post
    Lately:

    The Inflationary Universe by Alan Guth

    The Universe edited by John Brockman - A series of essays lead off by Alan Guth's "A Golden Age of Cosmology", a new cyclical universe theory by Paul Steinhardt, a debate about the anthropic principle between Lee Smolin and Leonard Susskind and some string theory in "Theories of the Brane" by Lisa Randall. It is one of the Edge Question Series and the essays can get a bit intense and personal.

    "The Rise of the Wehrmacht" by Samuel Miitcham and Omer Bartov's "Hitler's Army."

    And Eugenie Scott's "Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction."

    Plus an assortment of fiction by Michael Connelly, John Sandford and Ariana Franklin. Reading my first P.D. James mystery, "An Unsuitable Job for Women" for our local book club.

    So many books and so little time!
    I really enjoy John Sandford's books. 'Extreme Prey' (the most recent) is very good. Sandford has a very dry sense of humor....the Virgil Flowers novels are usually a real hoot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PolWatch View Post
    I really enjoy John Sandford's books. 'Extreme Prey' (the most recent) is very good. Sandford has a very dry sense of humor....the Virgil Flowers novels are usually a real hoot!
    I agree! I have been rereading the entire Prey series just for fun before opening "Extreme Prey." It's fun to watch the characters shape up in a short span rather than trying to remember what happened over the years when a new book is published about once a year. Yeah, "that f*ckin' Flowers!" I also really like Connelly with Harry Bosch and "The Lincoln Lawyer," Mickey Haller. And, of course, Lee Child with Jack Reacher.

    So many books, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngc1514 View Post
    I agree! I have been rereading the entire Prey series just for fun before opening "Extreme Prey." It's fun to watch the characters shape up in a short span rather than trying to remember what happened over the years when a new book is published about once a year. Yeah, "that f*ckin' Flowers!" I also really like Connelly with Harry Bosch and "The Lincoln Lawyer," Mickey Haller. And, of course, Lee Child with Jack Reacher.

    So many books, so little time.
    I enjoy going back & following the character development of some books. I'm now re-reading the Reacher novels....this is the first time I've read them again. It always amazes me how much I miss the first time around. Of course, Child & Sandford are good about having 2 or 3 story lines going in every book. Conspiracies, conspiracies, conspiracies!

    I think the best writer for conspiracies is still Baldacci....I miss the Camel Club series as much as I miss any old friends. His books always have 2 or 3 good conspiracies in every book.
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    Hitler's Empire is quite good so far. I particularly like how the author places emphasis on the evolution of Nazi policy with regard to the occupied countries, the Jews etc. I've already been persuaded that Nazi policy evolved and was even ad hoc at times but he makes interesting points and introduces evidence I haven't seen before.

    I think this Summer will be a history Summer. I want to read a history of Poland and a biography of Janos Hunyadi next.
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    War And Remembrance by Herman Wouk

    Puts an extended family into WW2 maelstrom spanning the globe. One of the great works of popular fiction about the most destructively turbulent era in history.
    The late William T. Kelley, who taught Trump at the University of Pennsylvania, said, “Donald Trump was the dumbest goddamn student I ever had.”





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    Right now I am reading Chancellorsville,Lee's Greatest Battle by Edward J. Stackpole:

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