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Took this one with me to the DMV today. I read a lot of Alistair MacLean novels growing up, and most of his stuff still holds up well today. HMS Ulysses, MacLean's 1955 novel about the final voyage of a WWII British cruiser on a Murmansk convoy - and its crew's desperate fight against the Germans, the weather, their own Admiralty and each other - was the book that launched his career. And it's still one of his best.

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I also read Alistair MacLean growing up. My first read was Ice Station Zebra. He was one of my favorite authors.
 

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William Manchester wrote the first two books of his Churchill trilogy. Excellent stuff.
After a stroke he was unable to finish the third book and it was finished by another writer. Not as good in my opinion.

Manchester wrote a combination autobiography/ travelogue published in 1978 as I recall.
He was a Marine wounded on Okinawa I believe and lost some of his memory.
The book recalls his young life and his time in the Corp and then his travels through the Pacific battle sites in the late 1970s, 30+ years after the war.
Great read. I've read it a couple times.
 

375supermag

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Just acquired a couple of new books...
Chasing the Ghost Bear...it's about the fossilized remains of the extinct cave bear from the Paleolithic Era.
American Thunder...history of design, development and use of the Sherman tank in World War II.
 

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What have you read lately?
I just finished "The Life, Times & Treacherous Death of Jesse James" by Frank Triplett.
Interesting and easily readable with pictures of Jesse, Frank, their mother and Jesse's wife, amongst many more like the Fords and Governor Crittenden, who had no small hand in Jesse's murder.
Luckily, I got my hard cover from the Sparks Senior Citizens Library, practically new condition. Many books donated by the well-to-do who read books once then donate them.
If you get a chance I am sure you will enjoy it.
My next book is called "Act of Treason" by Vince Flynn.
<settling back with an Ultra in my lawn chair on the front porch on a beautiful day in Sparks, NV>
Last week it was "The Manchurian Candidate" by Condon - (1959)

This week it is "Revolver" by Rasenberger - (2020)

Both highly fascinating.
 

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