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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Jan 20, 2017 04:57PM) (new)

Bentley | 37666 comments Mod
Here is a word game gotten from another group which folks are sharing.

You type an author's name like Ralph Waldo Emerson. Then the next person has to come up with an author's name that starts with the first letter of the last name like Edward Gibbon. It's really kind of fun and interesting to see all of the different authors there are. I'll start:

BTW: good idea from Elizabeth = add the citations so we can see what books they wrote with the usual photo if available and author's link

Z's, X's and probably Q's should be avoided; there are few author's who have a first name beginning with Z, X, Q and it only stifles the fun of the game. If a post ignores this request and no author can be found to move the game forward; then the post containing the author's name with the last name beginning with the letter z, x, q will be deleted so that the game can move forward. I guess that everybody should use common sense.

Henry David Thoreau

Journal, Volume 6 by Henry David Thoreau True Harvest by Henry David Thoreau The Writings of Henry David Thoreau Journal, Volume 8 1854. by Henry David Thoreau Walden And Other Writings by Henry David Thoreau Thoreau on Water Reflecting Heaven by Henry David Thoreau Journal, Volume 3 by Henry David Thoreau The First and Last Journeys of Thoreau; Lately Discovered Among His Unpublished Journals and Manuscripts Volume 1 by Henry David Thoreau A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau Nature's Panorama Thoreau On The Seasons (The Spirit Of Thoreau) by Henry David Thoreau Walden by Henry David Thoreau Bonds of Affection Thoreau on Dogs and Cats by Henry David Thoreau Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau Wild Apples by Henry David Thoreau all by Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau


message 2: by Michael (last edited Aug 26, 2010 01:48AM) (new)

Michael Flanagan (Loboz) Tom Clancy

Hope I got it right


message 3: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Jan 20, 2017 04:58PM) (new)

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Yes you did Michael.

C.S. Lewis (Clives Staples Lewis)

La última batalla (Las Crónicas de Narnia, #7) by C.S. Lewis El príncipe Caspian (Las crónicas de Narnia, #4) by C.S. Lewis An Experiment in Criticism by C.S. Lewis Letters to Children by C.S. Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  by C.S. Lewis Magician's Nephew Full-Color Collector's Edition (Chronicles of Narnia (HarperCollins Paperback)) by C.S. Lewis A Book of Narnians The Lion, the Witch and the Others by C.S. Lewis The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7) by C.S. Lewis Prince Caspian (BBC Radio Collection Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5) by C.S. Lewis all by C.S. LewisC.S. Lewis


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Michael Flanagan (Loboz) Lothar-Günthar Buchheim


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Elizabeth S (esorenson) | 2031 comments Brandon Sanderson (Should we also add links & pics?)
Brandon SandersonBrandon Sanderson


message 6: by 'Aussie Rick' (last edited Sep 02, 2010 08:05PM) (new)

'Aussie Rick' (AussieRick) Barry Strauss author of "The Battle of Salamis". The Battle of Salamis The Naval Encounter That Saved Greece -- and Western Civilization by Barry Strauss by Barry Strauss


message 7: by Elizabeth S (new)

Elizabeth S (esorenson) | 2031 comments Ha, looks like we added at the same time. But since the last names both start with the same letter, maybe just leave them both?


message 8: by Erick (last edited Aug 26, 2010 05:06AM) (new)

Erick Burnham | 244 comments Susan CooperSusan Cooper Author of the The Dark Is Rising Sequence (#1-5) by Susan Cooper


message 9: by Elizabeth S (last edited Aug 26, 2010 08:13AM) (new)

Elizabeth S (esorenson) | 2031 comments Oooo, I love Susan Cooper.

Now for a weird one many of you may have not heard of:

Chic Sale, aka Charles Sale, author of that short little book, invaluable for anyone seeking to understand the art of privy building: The Specialist by Charles Sale


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Salman Rushdie

Paskutinis mauro atodūsis by Salman Rushdie
by Salmon Rushdie


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Michael Flanagan (Loboz) Robert Mason author of Chickenhawk by Robert Mason


message 12: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Elizabeth S wrote: "Brandon Sanderson (Should we also add links & pics?)
Brandon SandersonBrandon Sanderson"


Sure that is a good idea. I will go back and add mine.


message 13: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 26, 2010 05:26PM) (new)

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Mark Twain

Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer among the Indians & Other Unfinished Stories (Mark Twain Library) by Mark TwainTom Sawyer  by Mark TwainA Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Digital Audiobook) by Mark TwainWhat Is Man? by Mark TwainPersonal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain1601 and Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark TwainSpeeches (1910) (The Oxford Mark Twain) by Mark TwainHow to Tell a Story and Other Essays (1897) (The Oxford Mark Twain) by Mark TwainLetters 3 1869 (Mark Twain's Letters) by Mark TwainThe Complete Interviews (American Literary Realism & Naturalism) by Mark TwainNotebooks & Journals 1, 1855-1873 by Mark TwainRoughing It (1872) (Oxford Mark Twain) by Mark TwainFollowing the Equator; a Journey around the World Volume 2 by Mark TwainMark TwainMark Twain



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message 15: by Shannon (last edited Aug 27, 2010 05:35AM) (new)

Shannon | 75 comments This is harder than it looks. I don't really classifiy authors by first name. I do it by last name because that's how you find them on most shelves.

Patricia C. Wrede Patricia C. Wrede The Enchanted Forest Chronicles Dealing with Dragons / Searching for Dragons / Calling on Dragons / Talking to Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede Snow White And Rose Red (Fairy Tales) by Patricia C. Wrede The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years After Being the Private Correspondence Between Two Prominent Families Regarding a Scandal Touching the Highest Levels of Government and the Security of the Realm (Cecelia and Kate, #3) by Patricia C. Wrede The Seven Towers by Patricia C. Wrede Magic & Malice (Mairelon the Magician / The Magician's Ward) by Patricia C. Wrede Mairelon the Magician (Mairelon, #1) by Patricia C. Wrede Magician's Ward (Mairelon, #2) by Patricia C. Wrede

This, by the way is one of those happy discoveries! She didn't stop writing when I was in middle school. I forsee a month spent buried in Patricia C. Wrede!


message 16: by Elizabeth S (last edited Aug 27, 2010 10:18AM) (new)

Elizabeth S (esorenson) | 2031 comments Agreed, Shannon. Actually, the hardest part for me is I want to clutter it up with talking about each author. I love Patricia Wrede as well, and am glad she is still writing.

Next author is the obvious William Shakespeare
William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
Macbeth by William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare King Lear by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Hamlet by William Shakespeare Julius Caesar (Folger Shakespeare Library) by William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice (Folger Shakespeare Library) by William Shakespeare etc.


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Vicki Cline | 3214 comments Mod
Steven SaylorSteven Saylor
Love his Gordianus series.
Roman Blood (Roma Sub Rosa, #1) by Steven Saylor Arms of Nemesis (Roma Sub Rosa, #2) by Steven Saylor Catilina's Riddle (Roma Sub Rosa Series #3) by Steven Saylor
And many more.


message 19: by Elizabeth S (last edited Aug 28, 2010 11:36AM) (new)


message 21: by 'Aussie Rick' (last edited Sep 02, 2010 08:06PM) (new)

'Aussie Rick' (AussieRick) Saul David who wrote the following:


THE HOMICIDAL EARL LIFE OF LORD CARDIGAN by Saul David & Zulu The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879 by Saul David & Victoria's Wars The Rise of Empire by Saul David & The Indian Mutiny 1857 by Saul David by Saul David to name a few.


message 22: by Elizabeth S (last edited Aug 30, 2010 10:10AM) (new)

Elizabeth S (esorenson) | 2031 comments David Lindley wrote Degrees Kelvin A Tale of Genius, Invention, and Tragedy by David Lindley Where Does the Weirdness Go? Why Quantum Mechanics is Strange, But Not as Strange as You Think by David Lindley The End of Physics by David Lindley Uncertainty Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the Struggle for the Soul of Science by David Lindley David Lindley


message 23: by Shannon (new)

Shannon | 75 comments Lynn Montross wrote: War Through the Ages by Lynn Montross Lynn MontrossLynn Montross

I did not kow that Montross also wrote:

The Chosin Reservoir Campaign (U.S. Marine Operations in Korea, 1950-1953) by Lynn Montross United States Marine Operations in Korea 1950-1953 (4 volumes) by Lynn Montross Town and gown, (Short story index reprint series) by Lynn Montross The United States Marines A Pictorial History by Lynn Montross Fraternity Row by Lynn Montross The reluctant rebels; The story of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789 by Lynn Montross Rag, Tag and Bobtail The Story of the Continental Army 1775 - 1783 by Lynn Montross


message 24: by 'Aussie Rick' (last edited Sep 02, 2010 08:07PM) (new)

'Aussie Rick' (AussieRick) Malcolm Brown who wrote the following great books on WW1:

The Imperial War Musuem Book of 1918 Year of Victory (Pan Grand Strategy) by Malcolm Brown & Imperial War Museum Book of the Somme (Imperial War Museum Series) by Malcolm Brown and also: Spitfire Summer When Britain Stood Alone by Malcolm Brown by Malcolm Brown amongst others.


message 25: by Michael (last edited Aug 31, 2010 01:49AM) (new)

Michael Flanagan (Loboz) Bill BrysonBill Bryson
One of my favourite books A Short History of Nearly Everything (Special Illustrated Edition) by Bill Bryson as well as Dictionary for Writers and Editors, The Penguin (Dictionary, Penguin) by Bill Bryson Made in America by Bill Bryson A Walk in the Woods Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson Motel blues by Bill Bryson Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words by Bill Bryson Shakespeare by Bill Bryson The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson to name a few


message 26: by Elizabeth S (last edited Aug 31, 2010 05:14AM) (new)

Elizabeth S (esorenson) | 2031 comments One of my favorite children's picture book authors:
Bill Peet Bill Peet Bill Peet
Wrote & illustrated The Caboose Who Got Loose (Snuggle & Read Story Book) by Bill Peet How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head by Bill Peet Randy's Dandy Lions by Bill Peet The Ant and the Elephant by Bill Peet Huge Harold by Bill Peet Ella by Bill Peet Chester, the Worldly Pig by Bill Peet and many many more


message 27: by Janet (new)

Janet Award-winning Norwegian author:

Per Petterson Per Petterson

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson To Siberia by Per Petterson I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson In the Wake (Hardcover) by Per Petterson


message 28: by 'Aussie Rick' (last edited Sep 02, 2010 08:08PM) (new)

'Aussie Rick' (AussieRick) Peter Padfield author of "Donitz: The Last Fuhrer" and many others.


Donitz The Last Fuhrer by Peter Padfield and Himmler by Peter Padfield as well as this naval series:

Maritime Power and the Struggle for Freedom Naval Campaigns That Shaped the Modern World 1788-1851 by Peter Padfield & Maritime Supremacy and the Opening of the Western Mind Naval Campaigns that Shaped the Modern World by Peter Padfield and of course; War Beneath the Sea Submarine Conflict During World War II by Peter Padfield by Peter Padfield


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message 30: by 'Aussie Rick' (last edited Sep 02, 2010 08:09PM) (new)

'Aussie Rick' (AussieRick) Great author there Stanley's Mum!

Charles Allen author of the following books (plus more):

Duel in the Snows The True Story of the Younghusband Mission to Lhasa by Charles Allen & God's Terrorists The Wahhabi Cult and the Hidden Roots of Modern Jihad by Charles Allen & Plain Tales from the British Empire by Charles Allen & Kipling Sahib India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1900 by Charles Allen & Soldier Sahibs by Charles Allen by Charles Allen


message 31: by Janet (new)

Janet Thanks, Aussie Rick! And thanks for the "A" so I can list one of my favorite authors:

Annie Proulx Annie Proulx

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx Accordion Crimes by Annie Proulx Postcards by Annie Proulx That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx Close Range Wyoming Stories / Watercolors by William Matthews by Annie Proulx Cider Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider by Annie Proulx Heart Songs by Annie Proulx Bad Dirt Wyoming Stories 2 by Annie Proulx Fine Just the Way It Is Wyoming Stories 3 (Wyoming Stories) by Annie Proulx Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx


message 32: by 'Aussie Rick' (last edited Sep 02, 2010 08:10PM) (new)

'Aussie Rick' (AussieRick) Here is another author covering ancient history; Paul Cartledge

The Spartans by Paul Anthony Cartledge & Thermopylae The Battle That Changed the World by Paul Anthony Cartledge by Paul Anthony Cartledge plus many others....


message 33: by Michael (new)

Michael Flanagan (Loboz) Clay Blair Jr. Silent Victory The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan by Clay Blair Jr. Hitler's U-Boat War The Hunted, 1942-1945 (Modern Library War) by Clay Blair Mission Tokyo Bay by Clay Blair Hitler's U-boat War by Clay Blair The Forgotten War America in Korea, 1950-1953 by Clay Blair A General's Life by Omar N. Bradley

This Author love his WW II submarines


message 34: by 'Aussie Rick' (last edited Sep 02, 2010 08:12PM) (new)

'Aussie Rick' (AussieRick) Bruce Catton author of many American Civil War books including:



This Hallowed Ground The Story of the Union Side of the Civil War by Bruce Catton & The Civil War by Bruce Catton & Never Call Retreat by Bruce Catton & Grant Moves South 1861-1863 by Bruce Catton by Bruce Catton plus many many more....


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Janet Charles Frazier Charles Frazier



the book IS better than the movie Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
and
Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier


message 36: by 'Aussie Rick' (last edited Sep 02, 2010 08:12PM) (new)

'Aussie Rick' (AussieRick) OK, how about Frank Harrison, author of "Tobruk".


Tobruk The Birth of a Legend by Frank Harrison by Frank Harrison


message 37: by Michael (new)

Michael Flanagan (Loboz) Hugh L. Mills Low Level Hell A Scout Pilot in the Big Red One by Hugh Mills a great book I highly recommend


message 38: by 'Aussie Rick' (last edited Sep 02, 2010 08:13PM) (new)

'Aussie Rick' (AussieRick) Michael Jones recent author of a number of books covering the Eastern Front during WW2:

STALINGRAD How the Red Army Survived the German Onslaught by Michael Jones & Leningrad,State of Siege by Michael Jones & The Retreat Hitler's First Defeat by Michael Jones by Michael Jones


message 39: by Michael (new)

Michael Flanagan (Loboz) John HerseyJohn Hersey Creating Contagious Leadership by John Hersey INTO THE VALLEY A SKIRMISH OF (Witness to War) by John Hersey Hiroshima by John Hersey

More books to add to my wish list thanks to 'Aussie Rick'


message 40: by 'Aussie Rick' (last edited Sep 02, 2010 08:14PM) (new)

'Aussie Rick' (AussieRick) French author/historian covering Napoleonic titles; Henry Lachouque


The anatomy of glory Adapted from the French of Henry Lachougue by Henry Lachouque by Henry Lachouque


message 41: by Michael (last edited Sep 02, 2010 03:14AM) (new)

Michael Flanagan (Loboz) My favorite author Laurence Rees The Nazis A Warning from History by Laurence Rees Auschwitz (Los nazis y "la solución final") by Laurence Rees Horror in the East by Laurence Rees World War II Behind Closed Doors - Stalin, the Nazis and the West by Laurence Rees Their Darkest Hour People Tested to the Extreme in WWII by Laurence Rees War of the Century When Hitler Fought Stalin by Laurence Rees


message 42: by Elizabeth S (last edited Sep 02, 2010 04:58AM) (new)

Elizabeth S (esorenson) | 2031 comments Rene Goscinny
Asterix and the Normans (Asterix, #9) by René Goscinny Asterix and the Roman Agent by René Goscinny Asterix and the Cauldron (Asterix) by René Goscinny Asterix and the Golden Sickle (Asterix, #2) by René Goscinny Asterix and the Goths (Asterix, #3) by René Goscinny Asterix and the Soothsayer (Asterix #19) by René Goscinny Asterix and the Big Fight (Asterix) by René Goscinny and many more by both René Goscinny René Goscinny and Uderzo (illustrator)


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Janet Glen David Gold Glen David Gold


Who wrote a fascinating piece of historical fiction: Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold


message 44: by 'Aussie Rick' (last edited Sep 02, 2010 08:14PM) (new)

'Aussie Rick' (AussieRick) Another military author/historian; Geoffrey Jukes


Stalingrad to Kursk Triumph of the Red Army by Geoffrey Jukes by Geoffrey Jukes


message 45: by 'Aussie Rick' (last edited Sep 02, 2010 08:15PM) (new)

'Aussie Rick' (AussieRick) Ah ha, a space for me to add a unknown Australian military historian; Jason D Mark who has published some very detailed military histories covering the Eastern Front during WW2:

Island of Fire The Battle for the Barrikady Gun Factory in Stalingrad by Jason Mark & Angriff The German Attack On Stalingrad In Photos by Jason D. Mark by Jason D Mark and about three others....


message 46: by Dan (last edited Sep 03, 2010 08:45PM) (new)

Dan Fulghum | 18 comments Mike Cox---Mike served for 18 years as spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety and is considered an authority on the Texas Rangers and the history of that organization. Mike has also served as spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Texas Ranger Tales Stories That Need Telling by Mike Cox Texas Ranger Tales II by Mike Cox Time of the Rangers Texas Rangers From 1900 to the Present by Mike Cox The Texas Rangers Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900 by Mike Cox Texas Ranger Tales II by Mike Cox The Texas Rangers Men of Valor and Action by Mike Cox Historic Photos of Texas Lawmen (Historic Photos) by Mike Cox Historic Photos of Heroes of the Old West by Mike Cox
Mike Cox
Mike Cox


message 47: by 'Aussie Rick' (last edited Sep 02, 2010 08:15PM) (new)

'Aussie Rick' (AussieRick) Good selection Dan, here is another one of my favourite history author's who covers a very broad range of subjects:

Christopher Hibbert

Waterloo Napoleon's Last Campaign by Christopher Hibbert & Arnhem (Great Battles) by Christopher Hibbert & Wellington A Personal History by Christopher Hibbert & Corunna (Great Battles) by Christopher Hibbert & REDCOATS AND REBELS by Christopher Hibbert by Christopher Hibbert and many many more....


message 48: by Dan (last edited Sep 03, 2010 04:43PM) (new)

Dan Fulghum | 18 comments I will continue this with Henry David Thoreau:
Walden, or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau The Maine Woods (Writings of Henry D. Thoreau) by Henry David Thoreau Letters to a Spiritual Seeker by Henry David Thoreau Thoreau A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions) by Henry David Thoreau Walking - Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau


message 49: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Sep 02, 2010 07:41PM) (new)

Bentley | 37666 comments Mod
Shannon wrote: "This is harder than it looks. I don't really classifiy authors by first name. I do it by last name because that's how you find them on most shelves.

Patricia C. WredePatricia C. WredePatricia C. WredeStar Wars, Episode II - Attack of the Clones (Jr. Novelization) by Patricia C. Wrede



message 50: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Sep 02, 2010 08:37PM) (new)

Bentley | 37666 comments Mod
Response to Dan - message 48: always add linkable author's names and photos as well as book covers.

Henry D. Thoreau

True Harvest by Henry David Thoreau Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau

We usually add the book cover or book covers, the author's photo if available, then the author's link which is the author's name in text.

For Hibbert:

Nelson A Personal History by Christopher Hibbert by Christopher Hibbert

For the above, there was no author's photo available.

Message to Aussie Rick:
THANKS AUSSIE RICK FOR THE FIXES.

For Message 46: (Dan)

MIKE COX

Texas Ranger Tales II by Mike Cox Mike CoxMike Cox


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