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Re: Any good reads ?

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Some more books I enjoyed: These are not books you are likely to read in one sitting. They are long and detailed, but very interesting (at least to me).
"Midnight in Chernobyl" is The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham. It is very detailed and includes photos of the people involved and some of the power plant.
"Area 51" is An uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen. Based on interviews by the author and may or may not be totally believable.
"Operation Paperclip" is The Secret Intelligence Program that brought Nazi scientists to America by Annie Jacobsen. After WWII, the US and other countries sought to obtain the Nazi experts from Germany. We got some bad apples with the basket.
"The Candy Bombers" is The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's finest hour by Andrei Cherny. While flying coal and food to Berlin during the Russian blockade, some of the pilots dropped candy outside of the airports.
"Flying High" is The Story of Boeing and the rise of the Jetliner Industry by Eugene Rodgers. The history of Boeing from the 1920's to the early 1990's with lots of detail.

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Relating to health:
Michael Pollans' books are all good reads. " Omnivore's Dilemma " is probably his best known, and although I think when it came to hunting wild game he had a terrible teacher, the book is spot on in all other respects. " Cooked " is another good one of his that focuses on food and health.
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MoVolvos, I deleted your post with two political YouTube videos. This thread is about good reads. Bending that to end up with two (I freely admit) current culture, yet political, videos is a bridge too far.

Good reads... that means, quite literally, "good books to read". How we ended up with political YouTube videos is something I cannot fathom.

Just add your thoughts on good books and enjoy the discussion. Not rocket science.
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Anyone interested in an MVS book sharing club?
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Yep. I'd be in with that :)
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I don't read much nor remember any of the books that I've read but here are 3 titles that I do remember though they were many moons ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Andromeda_Strain

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Badge_of_Courage

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29946.Illusions

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I read The Andromeda Strain when I was in high school. It is a a very gripping story. Especially as a young person.

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Yes, the book is interesting. It is not long. Science fiction is the genre.
I am no expert, but I have read that the way to get good at writing (or anything) is to practice and observe. In the case of writing, you can improve by reading other good writing. It can also improve your vocabulary.

Also, I old boss of mine gave me good advice. If the writing is important, never send it the same day. Wait until the next day and proof read it again. You can often avoid mistakes this way.

If you like The Andromeda Strain, I can recommend other similar books.
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Lugnut, the post right before yours was a spammer account. I deleted the account and its two posts. Just to let you know if this thread now looks like you're talking to yourself.
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I talk to myself quite often. It's the arguements that concern me.

The spammer needed the writing practice.

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