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    Quote Originally Posted by gamewell45 View Post
    I am re-reading "War Day" by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka.
    I met Whitley Strieber some years ago. After reading 'Communion' and some of his other books, and especially after seeing him portrayed by Christopher Walken in the film version, I guess I imagined he would be some kind of a kook or eccentric. To the contrary, he was about as unobtrusive as it gets - the kind of person who can disappear in a crowd of three. A very soft-spoken and pleasant guy.
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    I finally got around to reading 'Winter's Bone'. I heard that the film was very good, when it came out some years ago, and I didn't want to see it without reading the book first. Grim, violent book set in the meth-fueled Ozark hinterlands. Now I'm reading 'I Was That Masked Man', the autobiography of t.v.'s Lone Ranger, Clayton Moore.
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    St. Death - A John Milton Novel (#2) by Mark Dawson

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    I haven't read any traditional westerns in years, so I am looking forward to reading Elmore Kelton's The Pumpkin Rollers/The Buckskin Line (two books in one).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigglepete View Post
    I haven't read any traditional westerns in years, so I am looking forward to reading Elmore Kelton's The Pumpkin Rollers/The Buckskin Line (two books in one).
    I've become interested in western stories lately, both written and filmed, after watching a 2008 movie, Appaloosa, with Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen, based on a book by Robert B. Parker. Parker wrote a series of books about two characters named Hitch and Cole, who are freelance law enforcers, and another writer has continued the series in recent years. I hope to get around to reading that series someday. Parker's Boston P.I., Spenser, is what most people know him for, but he also wrote westerns, and a series about a New England small town police chief named Jesse Stone, which is the basis for a series of t.v. movies starring Tom Selleck.

    I read Larry McMurtry's 'Lonesome Dove' many years ago and thought it was one of the best novels I'd ever read - and still do. McMurtry wrote a sequel, 'Streets of Laredo', and two prequels, 'Dead Man's Walk' and 'Comanche Moon'. So a few days ago I decided to read the four books in chronological order, starting with 'Dead Man's Walk', which I'm doing now.

    'Paradise Sky' by Joe R. Lansdale is another highly recommended western book - one of the best two or three novels of any genre that I've ever read. (Another is Cormac McCarthy's 'All the Pretty Horses'.)
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    I finished Six Frigates a while ago. Since then, I've been reading A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara Tuchman (who also wrote The Guns of August).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    What a fantastic book! My sister gave it to me because my nephew is doing Crew, I too will have to reread it, seeing as the young man just won a gold metal up in Canada at the Henley race!!

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    Before that I re-read Atlas Shrugged. Had nothing better to do that afternoon.

    I'm debating between The Fountainhead or a Louis L'Amour Sacketts story. Always liked Tell Sacket...
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    The cover of the book says, "WHAT THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW", as there is a skull and bones inside of a triangle. The book's title is, "Inside Secret Societies", written by Michael Benson.

    That there is a whole lot of history unknown, because so much new information is being found, the whole point was to be covering everything up. There are secret societies that were formed in order to spread good, while there are others solely designed to spread bad. But then in a world turned upside down, as has been done, right side up will be the turn around.

    Some of the secret societies discussed in the book are: The Freemasons, Order of the Amaranth, American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Priory of Sion, Annunaki, Aryan Brotherhood, the Nation of Islam, Bohemian Grove, Brotherhood of Death (Skull and Bones), Brothers of the Sword, Jesuits, Sons of Liberty, Knights of Malta, the Rosicrucians, the Knights Templar.

    Regarding the Annunaki, page 6, evidence of mining for gold in South Africa was discovered by the Anglo-American Corporation in the 1970s, mining that dated to 100,000 years ago. The idea that they came from space to occupy, while they took gold, then left, to return again, only means they mingled, as well as latched onto man, as they created another world differential.

    From what the author adds, page 7, the Annunaki were "vain, petty, cruel", etc., and the book further writes various ideas of how the present state of the world has arrived to right where it is at. Non-stop, since the beginning of time, the ebbs and flows of the Ebla. The law of God, Genesis 1, was a known to every culture that lived there, they all understood there were offerings.

    That every single culture of those same times knew that a Flood had happened, and yet they tried the same almost similar to those same times, that centuries old by now, is it even possible that some of those same races never died, and that is what the whole conspiracy may cover, that there is nothing that will be hidden from the cultures of Mankind so that they shall not thrive.
    "The Gospel of the Holy Twelve": http://www.essene.com/NazareneGospel/index.html & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUwM4026BHI

    All-vegetarian, all-vegan farms, via the 5th Amendment: Genesis 1, Leviticus 24:18- 21, Psalm 50, Isaiah 1, Isaiah 66:3

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