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    Quote Originally Posted by southside View Post
    I saw an excerpt reading from this book on Youtube. It was pretty awesome. Hoping that the book as insightful as I'm hoping for.
    I linked this on my fb last night matter of fact..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pfwY2TNehw

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBIII View Post
    I linked this on my fb last night matter of fact..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pfwY2TNehw


    That's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southside View Post


    That's it.
    I purchased a 1st edition softcover of his COSMOS book from 1983. I love that book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good Churchill biography?
    Winston Churchill played a very prominent role in Winds of W...



    No, I do not.

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    Hey Stokes, thanks for the recommendation on Gates of Fire. I haven't read it, but I will now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullitt929 View Post
    Hey Stokes, thanks for the recommendation on Gates of Fire. I haven't read it, but I will now.
    It's not a real account.

    It's fictional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    It's not a real account.

    It's fictional.

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    Well, it all happened, like, a long time ago, right? So who cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    This will sound horribly smug and self-important and I apologize in advance, but it has to be said:

    History is more than interesting enough as it was. It does not need fictional stories of fictional people put into those real world situation to make it "better". This is a pet peeve of mine, especially with historical films.

    If the OP wants to know what happened, R&FotTR is the choice.

    If he wants to be entertained by a riveting insightful story, I'd say R&FotTR is STILL the choice.

    If he wants to read about people, there are plenty of real tales to be told.

    If he wants fiction.....read something else IMO.

    ... lol, rise & fall was truly an epic read ... very exciting and very informatiive ...

    ... winds of war as well as war & rememberance were some of the most exciting "quality" fiction that i've read though ...

    ... it's like arguing over a big ol bowl of ice cream vs. a nice big piece of chocolate cake ... which is better? ... i don't really know, guess it just depends on my taste at that moment ... they are both f*cking awesome though ...







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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Somebody just gave me this book, highly recommended it. A novel set back in lower Manhattan when Philippe Petit crossed between the Twin Towers on a wire.



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    Just finished it yesterday.

    Very very well written novel. I don't understand how someone can write so beautifully.

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    And then started reading this--about a failed Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan in 2005.

    Only one guy made it out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    And then started reading this--about a failed Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan in 2005.

    Only one guy made it out.


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    That looks like a good read, gotta see if the liberry has it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brady's a catcher View Post
    That looks like a good read, gotta see if the liberry has it.
    The first 3 pages are gut wrenching--no spoiler by any means--but he took it upon himself to visit personally with the families of every member of his SEAL team--all of them--that got killed.

    Guy's an American hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    The first 3 pages are gut wrenching--no spoiler by any means--but he took it upon himself to visit personally with the families of every member of his SEAL team--all of them--that got killed.

    Guy's an American hero.

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    I bet. I can't even imagine the courage it takes to voluntarily go on those types of missions. Combat in general has to be the most frightening experience possible.

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    Pretty interesting read IMO...

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    That's right and I loved it. Took it from my chica the other day at the beach and just finished it. Now im ordering the second one on kindle [darker]. With all the chicks reading snd loving these books (and man o man it's better then penthouse letters) I wanna be ready to be down for whatever.

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    The Pirates of Manhattan. Great read. Shows how much of a scam 401(k) really are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetsfanfromtheBURGH View Post
    The Pirates of Manhattan. Great read. Shows how much of a scam 401(k) really are.
    Not sure how... It's a gradual investment account that you can reap the benefit of employer contributions on, tax free, which also lowers your current taxable income... If that's your lone retirement option, then that's your own fault...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite View Post
    Not sure how... It's a gradual investment account that you can reap the benefit of employer contributions on, tax free, which also lowers your current taxable income... If that's your lone retirement option, then that's your own fault...
    By no means is it even close to being tax free. Your deferring the taxes to a later date and to a tax rate that you have no clue what it will be. Look up the average marginal tax rate in our country. Then You tell me a 401(k) is not the biggest scam ever. As far as it being someone's only option...... It really shouldn't be an option. Think about this to. Do you think taxes going up, down or stay the same?

    401(k) and IRA's are a way for the government to control the majority of people's wealth. Why do you think that when the market tanked a few years back they halted RMD's for a year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    The first 3 pages are gut wrenching--no spoiler by any means--but he took it upon himself to visit personally with the families of every member of his SEAL team--all of them--that got killed.

    Guy's an American hero.

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    I've met marcus luttrell on several occasions. Awesome! Also outube some of his videos. Those are great too.

    Also, read this story about some illegals that murdered his dog

    http://www.glennbeck.com/content/art...cle/198/23658/
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