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Tommy Gun by Bill Yenne
Tommy Gun: How General Thompson's Submachine Gun Wrote History
by Bill Yenne (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2009
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I learned a lot in this detailed history. I'm going to have to buy one.
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Tau Zero by Poul Anderson
Tau Zero
by Poul Anderson
read in October, 2009
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Until recent discoveries in Cosmology showed that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, not slowing as a "bang-expand-contract-bang" theory would require, this novel was cutting-edge hard science fiction.

i first read it many years ago, and r
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Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
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Card writes with feeling and pathos.
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The Killing of Reinhard Heydrich by Callum A. MacDonald
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Insight into a monster. Chilling.
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The War After Armageddon by Ralph Peters
The War After Armageddon
by Ralph Peters
read in December, 2009
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As all of Peter's books, he gets the technology and details right. The premise is very disturbing, and, unfortunately, quite plausible.

If the US-Islamic Terror war we are currently waging seems bad, the future Peters describes is so much worse.
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The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
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I discover new details every time I read The Lord of the Rings.

An absolute classic that everyone should read. Better than the Bible!
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Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
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Clarke is, in my opinion, one of the Great authors of the English language.

Childhood's End is full of irony, humor and brilliant conceptualizations. But what I love most about his writing his sparse, precise and tight style. There isn't a single unne
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2001 by Arthur C. Clarke
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The basis of the best science fiction movie ever.

In 2001, Clarke expands on the concepts begun in Against the Fall of Night and Childhood's End, that of an advanced civilization that has evolved past the need for a physical form.

Brilliant.
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