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    In recent books read I have to recommend John Sandford and "The Prey" series of books. Murder mysteries set in Minnesota. There are 15 books in the series.

    Just so you know, I have always been a voracious reader and these books are on the top of my reommended reading list.
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    If you like Sanford, have you tried James Lee Burke or Andrew Vachss? Very good authors.
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    Too many to list.
    W.E.B. Griffin
    Anne Rice

    Two books (actually the first one is part of a series), I don't remember the names of the authors.

    Clan of the Cave Bear
    Society of the Mind

    Also:
    Dune (series)
    just too many................

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    Patrick O'Brian.

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    Fiction: The Stand by King. One of his best works.

    Non fiction would be the other two. The Ultimate Sniper by Maj. John Plaster and Battle by R.G.Grant

    Sniper, for those who haven't read it, is full of information on accurate shooting and tactics.

    Battle is a new book. Thousands of pictures and lots of information that covers battles and wars from about 3200BC to present (has pictures from 2005 Iraq). Breaks down the larger wars into major battles. Lots of sidebars on the weapons, generals, uniforms, etc. Excellent book on military history. It doesn't even get boring and dry like most tend to do.
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    Eye of the Needle, Ken Follett
    Unintended Concequenses, John Ross
    Memorial Day, Vince Flynn
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmidkiff
    Memorial Day, Vince Flynn
    Vince Flynn, I've read all his books so far and enjoyed them all. Managed to read them in order. Waiting for his next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle
    Vince Flynn, I've read all his books so far and enjoyed them all. Managed to read them in order. Waiting for his next.

    I like his stuff too. I have "Memorial Day" sitting on my shelf waiting for me to finish "Up Country" by DeMille....
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    I read a lot of swords and magic type Fantasy. Three very good reads lately would be Robin Hobb - anything, George RR Martin - The Song of Ice and Fire series, and Robert Jordan - The Wheel of Time series. For those of you who read this stuff and know Robert Jordan I have some troubling news.
    http://www.tor.com/jordan/
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    I've read a few of Rober Jordan's novels, he's very good at what he does. It'll be a huge loss to fantasy literature if he passes early.
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    #1 Book I've read in 10 years...

    "How to Talk to a Liberal...If You Must" by Ann Coulter
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    Ditto - Marcus Wynne. Fantastic stuff and a great guy.

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    MY list of recommended Reading:

    The Creature From Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin
    (Story of the Federal Reserve and possibly the most informative and easily read book on the truth surrounding the coming NWO you will ever read.)

    The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

    Global Tyranny: Step by Step by William F. Jasper

    Shadows of Power by James Perloff

    A Travel Guide to Heaven by Anthony DeStefano

    Shadow War by Richard Miniter This is the definitive guide to the real results of the war on terror. The unvarnished account. Miniter spares no punches on any administration. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

    Fast Facts On False Teachings by Ron Carlson and Ed Decker

    Invisible Government by Dan Smoot

    Any "survival" book by Ragnar Benson

    Survival Guns by Mel Tappan

    BlackHawk Down by Mark Bowden

    The Gargantuan Gunsite Gossip by Jeff Cooper

    To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth by Jeff Cooper

    A Country Made by War by Geoffrey Perret (Military History)

    The Brotherhood of War series and The Corps series by W.E.B. Griffin

    Somalia on $5 a Day by my friend and former colleague, Martin Stanton

    Remembered Prisoners of a Forgotten War by Lewis H. Carlson Korean conflict

    Killing Zone by Gary Stubblefield & Mark Monday

    To Break A Tyrant's Chains by Duncan Long
    This is a "How To" book on Guerilla War. Great "educational" read!

    Bias by Bernard Goldberg

    Arrogance by Bernard Goldberg

    100 People Who Are Screwing Up America by Bernard Goldberg

    Treason by Ann Coulter

    Slander by Ann Coulter

    How To Talk To A Liberal by Ann Coulter

    The Truth About Hillary by Edward Klein

    Guns Freedom and Terrorism by Wayne LaPierre

    The Terrorist Recognition Handbook by Malcom W. Nance

    Hope of the Wicked by Ted Flynn

    The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam & The Crusades by Robert Spencer

    Everything by Tom Clancy (Except "Red Rabbit") but especially including the novel of Jack Ryan Jr. Called the Tiger & the Teeth. There is a part of this novel that I am 100% convinced is going to take place in this country and soon.

    If it's Not Close, They Can't Cheat by Hugh Hewitt

    Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Fargo

    War As I Knew It by George S. Patton (Battle memoirs)
    These last two were the books the movie PATTON was based upon, starring George C. Scott.
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    Good list, Ex! I've read several of them, and want to read more.

    You left out "Treason" by Ann Coulter
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    I used to always be reading a book. I would finish one and immediately start another. One winter, while living in the mountains of Colorado I read over 80 Louis Lamour books. I just could not get enough of him. But, my interests changed and I have not read (or re-read) any since then. The books that I have most enjoyed, which have been mentioned already, are:

    The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
    Lord of the Rings trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien (also my favorite movie(s))
    The Stand, Stephan King
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