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Re: Any good reads ?

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talk to myself quite often. It's the arguements that concern me.
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volvolugnut wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:10 pm
"Midnight in Chernobyl" ...

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A haunting story, and the author seems to have conducted a fair number of in-person interviews with survivors. As someone who has experience with nuclear power, it was hard reading, especially about the kids sent in to clear the debris by hand.

"Midnight in the Pacific" (Wheelan)
"Twilight of the Gods" (Toll), part of a trilogy
and "Morning Star, Midnight Sun" (Cox), also part of a trilogy, all deal with the early days of the war in the Pacific, especially Guadalcanal. The point they all seem to make is that the Allies made fewer mistakes than the Japanese.
"Miracle at Midway" (Prange) is a somewhat rosy story told by a fellow who was MacArthur's official Army historian (!), and he treats the General lightly.
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While I'm on the War jag,
"The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War" (Kaplan) has some sobering details about how close we've come to leaving the planet to the Cockroaches.
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For those who enjoyed 'The Andromeda Strain' by Michael Crichton, there is a new sequel 'The Andromeda Evolution' by Daniel H. Wilson.

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Everest: The Kangshung Face by Stephen Venables. International team of 4 climbers forge a new route up an unclimbed and not often visited side of Mt. Everest. No sherpas, no oxygen, no support.

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A group of great road trip books from across the ages:

"The Long Road - The story of the Great Automobile Race Around the World in 1908" by Alise Barton Whiticar. Copyright 1981. A Thomas Flyer car and 5 others leave from New York City drive around the world. The Thomas Flyer finished first in 169 days.

"American Road: The Story of an Epic Transcontinental Journey at the Dawn of the Motor Age" by Pete Davies. A US Army convoy of 69 vehicles cross the US in 1919 lead by Dwight Eisenhower. The trip took 69 days.

"Road Fever - A High-Speed Travelogue" by Tim Cahill. Describes the 1987 GMC Sierra Truck promotion trip from the southern tip of South America to the northern end of the Alaskan pipeline haul road. The trip took 23 days. 22 hours, and 43 minutes.

"Against Gravity" by Ed McCabe is the story of his participation in the Paris/Dakar road rally with his fiancee as co driver in a Mercedes SUV. Their trip was about 1990.

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