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Survival by Russel L. Honoré
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Let me start by saying that I wasn't a fan of Lt. Gen. Russel Honore before I read this book, but now I am.

I think any book that changes your preconceptions, or at least challenges them, is worth reading. As a National Guard officer, I was a little
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Alex & Me by Irene M. Pepperberg
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I really liked this book, but that's about as far as it got.

Let me start by saying that the story of Dr. Pepperberg's bond with Alex is very touching, and if that is your cup of tea, you will probably treasure this book. Ditto if you are a parrot fan
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The Odyssey by Homer
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We Were Soldiers Once... and Young by Harold G. Moore
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This is a great book co-written by one of my few personal heroes, Joe Galloway. Galloway is an outstanding war correspondent who ate, slept and even fought with the soldiers about whom he was reporting. He represents a dying breed.

The book is about t
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The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
The Last of the Mohicans (The Leatherstocking Tales #2)
by James Fenimore Cooper
recommended for: Soldiers, history buffs and anyone else who likes the wild frontier.
read in October, 2008
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Hawkeye is the original American action hero.

This was a great book for me for several reasons. First, being somewhat familiar with upstate NY, the descriptions of the area were of interest. Second, it was a quintessential frontier tale, and though th
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The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro
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If you have any experience with New York parks, parkways or bridges, or if you are interested in New York history or state and city politics, this book is a must-read.

The first half of the book is fascinating and hard to put down. If the remainder of
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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
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This book was quite simply the biggest disappointment of my reading career.

I am very careful about the books I choose to read, and this one seemed like it was right up my alley. Plus, it was very well reviewed.

To say I hated it is actually and unders
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Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven
Lucifer's Hammer
by Larry Niven
read in November, 2007
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There just isn't enough post-apocolyptic fiction out there.

This one deals with a comet hitting the earth and the trials faced by survivors, not the least of which is the other survivors.

The book is a little slow at first, as characters are developed.
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Charlie Wilson's War by George Crile
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This is quite simply one of the best nonfiction stories I have ever read.

You've heard that truth is stranger than fiction? This book proves it; you couldn't make this stuff up!

The book also provides a really interesting, behind-the-scenes look at the
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