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Created On: 07/18/2017 12:16 PM
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 08/09/2017 10:42 AM
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LIV2SURFDT

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Awesome! Stoked you liked it. I really enjoyed the way the story would go back and forth between the foot soldiers on the ground and the pilots. A lifelong buddy of mines dad was one of those Marines on the ground freezing his ass off fighting the "white coats". Mr Witt, who was my little league coach, earned a Silver Star and a Purple Heart for taking out an enemy machine gun placement that had his unit dialed in and pinned down. Pretty much single handedly saved their bacon. Decided, you guys hang here I'm gonna go sneak up on them and take em out. Bravado or survival instinct? Kinder most humble man I have ever met...I am going to check out Pathfinder.
 08/09/2017 11:25 AM
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SunriseSurfer

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Something that I've already read, but occasionally revisit...

Reprieve From Hell
by Samuel B. Moody


Sam Moody has recorded in faithful detail the harrowing account of his experiences
as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese Government from the surrender of Bataan until
the Japanese surrender in 1945



Kind of had a personal interest for me ...
... Sam Moody and my father were POW's and
were both survivors of the Bataan Death March.
Very late in my life my father talked of his POW days, but not
near in depth as the book. I also got to meet and speak with Sam Moody.


Very well written and with pictures.
I have two copies...one signed by Sam Moody.







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 03/20/2018 09:36 AM
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worksuxgetsponsered

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Just finishing up 'In search of Captain Zero' and looking for recommendations for something new to break up the monotony of GIS for environmental management books.

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 03/20/2018 10:54 AM
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ww

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Just ordered Quota by Jock Serong.  He's a formidable middle-aged lawyer, surfer, and now writer from Victoria, Australia.  

Cat Wars.  

 03/20/2018 11:50 AM
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TATTOO74

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I have some Randy Wayne White books if you, or anyone on here wants to take a look let me know, Mangrove Coast, Captiva, Everglades. Also have Carl Hiaasen, Nature Girl & Tim Dorsey, Florida Roadkill. They are fiction books, based on Florida locations. They're just collecting dust over here so let me know.
 03/20/2018 12:00 PM
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worksuxgetsponsered

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I'm all caught up on Carl's books. I've read the first 10 books from Tim Dorsey's Serge Storm series and they're ok, but I just don't get into it as much as Hiassan books. Somebody else recommended Randy Wayne White, never read him, but think I'll give it a shot. thanks.

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 03/20/2018 12:26 PM
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theglide

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Fire and Fury - a couple of tidbits but overall not a good read.

Big Bass Magic - Doug Hannon, outstanding.
 03/21/2018 02:10 AM
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sharkey

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John D. Macdonald’s Travis Magee series is pretty good; the main character lives on a houseboat in SE FL.  There were 21 written from ‘66-‘85.

 03/21/2018 07:04 PM
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johnnyboy

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Guns germs and steel.

It changed my entire perspective about how and why Europeans seemed to be more advanced. Truly enlightening.

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 03/21/2018 07:13 PM
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Originally posted by: worksuxgetsponsered

Just finishing up 'In search of Captain Zero' and looking for recommendations for something new to break up the monotony of GIS for environmental management books.


If you liked Captain Zero, you'd probably enjoy Cosmic Banditos. I did!
 03/22/2018 04:53 AM
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worksuxgetsponsered

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I went ahead and ordered it on Amazon. For some reason neither of the those books are available for my Kendall.

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 03/22/2018 04:55 AM
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worksuxgetsponsered

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Guns germs and steel.


I read that a while ago, great read. The follow up 'collapse' is pretty interesting too; kind of prophetic in a sense.

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 03/22/2018 12:52 PM
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TeeBirdForever

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The Saxon Stories, Bernard Cornwell. Ten novels and supposedly another coming. Screened as two seasons of The Last Kingdom; check your Netflix.

 03/22/2018 04:47 PM
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Cole

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Bernard Cornwell, one of my favorites.

I'm reading the original printings of Sherlock Holmes. I'm not sure why it's taken forty years to get to them; great stuff.

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 03/23/2018 04:54 AM
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worksuxgetsponsered

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Cole did you ever read that book I recommended, Tales of Hooker and her Madame?

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 03/23/2018 07:55 AM
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RustyTruck

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Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage


I can't put it down, the story is fast moving, historically fascinating, and very "American".

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 03/23/2018 08:26 AM
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LBLarry

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I just pulled out Tom Robbins - " Still Life With Woodpecker" for a reread

IMO, Robbins is one of the greatest wordsmiths of the 20th century

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 03/23/2018 05:44 PM
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RobdaSlob

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Just completed a quick trip to Europe - only thing worthwhile of two days of Delta was some reading time.  Completed:

The Last Fighter Pilot - The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of WWII - Don Brown with Captain Jerry Yellin.  Yellin recently passed, reading about what the greatest generation did for us during WWII makes my couch potato life seem very pathetic.

Also read 

Barbarian Days A Surfing Life - William Finnegan.  Some of the best description of wave riding I have read.



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 04/01/2018 02:38 PM
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ww

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Just arrived,
"Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past" by David Reich.  Looks like a bit of a slog.  Interesting and informed, but sloggy.

For biology, on a January trip I read Neil Shubin's "Your Inner Fish: A journey into the 3.5 billion-year history of the human body."  It's a delight.  

 04/01/2018 02:38 PM
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ww

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Just arrived,
"Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past" by David Reich.  Looks like a bit of a slog.  Interesting and informed, but sloggy.

For biology, on a January trip I read Neil Shubin's "Your Inner Fish: A journey into the 3.5 billion-year history of the human body."  It's a delight.  

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