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« Reply #1960 on: May 16, 2018, 02:44:02 AM »

I started Hayek last year and got bogged down. He was preaching to the converted as far as I was concerned anyway.  

I see where Tom Wolfe has passed away. Always a good read.

I'll see how far I can get with Hayek...but I'm looking forward to reading some Wolfe - have had good intentions to read him for years, but must get to it now.
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« Reply #1961 on: May 16, 2018, 03:40:37 AM »

GUITAR: AN AMERICAN LIFE by Tim Brookes.
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A good read.  I'd love to try one of his guitars.  The process he describes is very interesting

Finished this one.  Enjoyed but found the writer a bit long-winded with all the history and commentary.  Maybe he needed a word count for the publisher.  Not awful but I wish there had been more about the building process and less of everything else.   I want to reread St John’s CLAPTON’S GUITAR now, a much better book that focuses more on the build and shop dynamics.
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« Reply #1962 on: June 19, 2018, 05:01:09 PM »

Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain. I finally got around to reading this book after seeing No Reservations. Having worked in the food industry as a pearl diver (dishwasher), sous chef, back up line cook and bacon cooker (hundreds of 2'x3' sheets every day from 11pm to 7am all day, every day at a large casino) and all that before my 17th bday I really had no desire to read about food service but Anthony Bourdain is a fantastic guide through the food industry.
I recently bought Stiff but haven't started it yet.
Well, as most everyone knows now, we lost Anthony Bourdain recently.
Here's a video I saw on another forum recently that you guitar lovers might enjoy.
Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain


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« Reply #1963 on: June 20, 2018, 02:07:24 AM »

"Make Mine Music" by Bruce Swedien
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« Reply #1964 on: July 11, 2018, 02:36:26 PM »

"The Thundering Herd" by Zane Grey. My brother found a couple of old Zane Grey books in PA and gave them to me.
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« Reply #1965 on: July 11, 2018, 04:27:20 PM »

Rereading 1776 by David McCullough.
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« Reply #1966 on: July 11, 2018, 10:45:06 PM »

Just read my first Louis L'amour - Hondo - fun read - enjoyed. Will read some more by him. Recommendations 
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« Reply #1967 on: July 11, 2018, 11:06:41 PM »

Just read my first Louis L'amour - Hondo - fun read - enjoyed. Will read some more by him. Recommendations 

I've read a lot of Louis L'amour books over the years, haven't read a bad one. Some that come to mind are "The Broken Gun", "Haunted Mesa", "Crossfire Trail", "The Outlaws of Mesquite" and many more. He wrote a bunch of books around a fictional family named "The Sacketts", kind of a series. Several of his books were made into movies in the 70s and 80s, starring Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, and Ben Johnson, etc...
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« Reply #1968 on: July 12, 2018, 02:40:00 AM »

Just read my first Louis L'amour - Hondo - fun read - enjoyed. Will read some more by him. Recommendations 

His westerns are good stories. If westerns aren't your cup,  The Walking Drum is set in around 1100AD. And Last of the Breed is modern time (1960's). Both great stories.
A couple others are Sacketts Land, and To the Far Blue Mountains, which take place in early to mid 1700's.
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« Reply #1969 on: July 12, 2018, 03:23:22 AM »

Ohmigawd my father in law has every Loius Lamour book ever written. Is he as good as McMurtry? Lonesome Dove is one of my favorite novels ever. 
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« Reply #1970 on: July 12, 2018, 10:45:48 AM »

Ohmigawd my father in law has every Loius Lamour book ever written. Is he as good as McMurtry? Lonesome Dove is one of my favorite novels ever. 

Never read McMurtry  stuff.
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« Reply #1971 on: July 12, 2018, 11:01:18 AM »

I've been reading The Dhimmi, by Bat Ye'or....when I find time.
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