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J.K. (Jim) George (N3BB) has been an avid reader and amateur radio enthusiast, with special love for Morse code and radiosporting, since his teenage years -- over fifty years ago. He started his hobby listening to short-wave broadcasts and long-distance AM radio stations. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where he was president of the VT Amateur Radio Club and was inducted into the Virgina Tech Academy of Engineering after serving as Chair of the Advisory Boards for both Electric and Computer Engineering, as well as the College of Engineering. He is an avid Virginia Tech sports fan. He completed his graduate school at Arizona State University, specializing in semiconductor materials physics.

George's professional career was primarily at Mot
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Nectar of the Gods!

The capitalized word "Gods" is proper since it's in the title, but don't get too perturbed. I will use "gods" as a tip of the hat to the undefinable taste of a really good little morsel. The "!" figure in the title is a shameless come-on to entice you, dear reader. Now that you are suitably enticed, please read on.....

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J.K. George J.K. George said: " Another men's book club selection. And if you're in Texas, like Texas, hate Texas, or just like a really excellent lengthy summary of how and why Texas got the way it is, in terms of agriculture, extreme conservative political perspective on the part ...more "

 

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Freezing Order by Bill Browder
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Forget the Alamo by Bryan Burrough
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A rollicking read, with humor and more than enough detail, both important and trivial, this three-author read reflects both the focus on "what really happened" along with swerves and personal interests of the talented author trio.

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Here by Wisława Szymborska
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Not sure how I learned about this one, as poetry books are not my main fare. Anyhoooo, I did order it and read it aloud to my wife at night (she is disabled from a stroke over a decade ago). Skipped the longest ones but read most of them. The English ...more
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The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
The Lincoln Highway
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This is a tough review to write. The book is unlike any I've read. With roughly a dozen or so characters, some continue throughout, while others seem to pop in and out, such that frankly it is difficult for me to remember who is who. Each chapter is ...more
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Hadji Murád by Leo Tolstoy
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A recommendation from a book club friend, but not yet selected by anyone as a "scheduled read."

"Hadji Murad," a short 101 pages, is chocked full of early 1920s writing and long Russian and Chechen names, and it's difficult to understand because of th
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Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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A short work by the author of the famed "The Little Prince," its 229 small pages illustrate de Saint-Exupery's brilliance in combining his life experiences with interesting stories and soaring analogies. His own experience as a mail pilot in the '20s ...more
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The Sublime Landscape and Beyond by Michael Baldwin
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Was presented this book (a loaner) by a member of our men's book club. It's not "rhyming" poetry as such, but the wording is thoughtful, and the poetry is paired with wonderfully appropriate paintings for each selection. There are eight "sections" an ...more
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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
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A most unusual book selection for our men's book club. Twenty-two individual stories, linked loosely or a bit more, interact to form a portrait of Native Americans living on the reservation, or not. Frankly after the first two or three, I was wonderi ...more
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Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
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Another men's book club selection. Wow! How didn't someone pick this sooner, or I hadn't read it already. But I digress. I'll write longer comments on my blog but here's the essence: brilliant at the first third, brilliant at the final third, and a b ...more
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God's Middle Finger by Richard Grant
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Yet another mem's book club selection. If you are a reader, please find a book club, perhaps check with your library for suggestions, and join one with a reasonable size and compatible interests. What a gift!

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