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Bob Mayer

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Besides my own interests, I read whatever my wife tells me to read-- she's a voracious reader and has wide-ranging tastes as my reviews show (she also always has the TV remote and she's always right about what to watch). I read a lot of nonfiction, mostly for research. Some of my favorite books are Lonesome Dove, Mystic River, LOTR, and an array of science fiction classics including the Foundation series. Our house is covered with books, although I finally broke down and started reading eBooks, strangely enough on my iPhone. Since I carry it pretty much everywhere, it means I always have an entire library of books with me.

I'm a West Point graduate, former Green Beret and a New York Times Bestselling Author. I've sold over five million book
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Bob Mayer I write about things that interest me and I'm passionate about the theme. In my nonfiction, I focus on things that will help people. In fiction, I lik…moreI write about things that interest me and I'm passionate about the theme. In my nonfiction, I focus on things that will help people. In fiction, I like exploring possibilities, especially that of the human mind.

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Day 83: 2020 Pandemic. The Normalization of the Abnormal Leads Us Down A Very Dangerous Path





For over three years we’ve been subjected a nonstop barrage of “alternate facts”. In essence, an alternate reality as envisioned in the mind of the president and echoed by his sycophants. Every time it doesn’t seem it can get worse, it does. The strange thing is that none of what he does is secret. He’s not playing three-dimensional chess. He’s barely playing checkers. He puts out there what he’s Read more of this blog post »
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Read it because of the great reviews; it was a page turner, but there were times it bogged down with info-dump, which is something I understand when an author has a great subject matter and history. I tend to that myself.
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This was the classic Clancy. The first work of fiction ever published by Naval Institute Press, which is interesting as they were previously known for only nonfiction on naval matters.

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I enjoy Hemingway's sparse style. As a writer I marvel at how he honed his c
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What a good idea: the Roman centurion who shoved the spear in Christ's side and was cursed-- to wander the Earth until he returns.

So he's a mercenary. No idea if Barry (aka Ballad of the Green Beret) Sadler wrote the books or they just stuck his nam
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If you've only seen the terrible movie, read the book. Much better, much more realistic. Heinlein did have a military background and unlike the movie, this book makes military sense. The Mobile Infantry is really mobile and they use nukes like we use ...more
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How much is staying alive worth? What would you be willing to sacrifice? How afraid of others would you become?
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Interestingly we never know what caused the disaster. It happened. Now we fo
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A different story, theme and ending than the movie. In fact, the two might be considered diametrically opposed once you absorb the messages. It is perhaps ironic that a novel that covers the effect of war on the psyche turns into the buzz word for mi ...more
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