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Old 08-10-2022, 02:09 AM
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Any recommendations are welcome

Iím gonna re-recommend something Iíve already mentioned. Philip & Alexander by Adrian Goldsworthy. Itís about Alexanderís conquest and Macedonís rise under his father Philip. Great book. Itís historical but itís a quick read because heís a good author and the subject matter is interesting
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Old 08-10-2022, 02:21 AM
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The foundation novels by Isaac Asimov.
C.J. Sheryls the Pride of Chanur series.

And your preferred Bible.
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Old 08-10-2022, 03:11 AM
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I'll beat Blistig to it: Cradle series, Will Wight.

Also Licanius Trilogy, James Islington.
Dresden Files, Codex Alera, Jim Butcher.

Anything by Joe Abercrombie. Scott Lynch. Django Wexler, Scott Hawkins, Sanderson, Piers, Jordan, Jacka, Weir, Krout,...I could go all night...
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Storm Light Archives by Brandon Sanderson are my favorite. Only problem is he is only on book 4 of 10 so it will be 30 more years until the series is finished
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Reading "The Hard Sell" right now...bout halfway but its a look into a specific pharma company that bent the rules hard to push a fentanyl based opioid product to market and got it prescribed to people who had no business taking it.

Quite good. My library card is still at the front of my wallet.
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If you’re looking for a fun book, Devolution is a good option.
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Old 08-10-2022, 11:24 AM
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Mao: The Unknown Story

Stalin: The Court Of The Red Tsar
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Old 08-10-2022, 01:11 PM
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Fiction: The Terror by Dan Simmons. Its a long one, 900 pages.

"It is a fictionalized account of Captain Sir John Franklin's lost expedition, on HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, to the Arctic, in 1845–1848, to locate the Northwest Passage"

Non-Fiction: The Book of Camping and Woodworking.

https://www.amazon.com/Book-Camping-.../dp/1643890034

Everybody should have some basic knowledge of the outdoors. This one is a older one so it places more emphasis on your own individual skill rather than a piece of tech you bring.
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Any recommendations are welcome

Iím gonna re-recommend something Iíve already mentioned. Philip & Alexander by Adrian Goldsworthy. Itís about Alexanderís conquest and Macedonís rise under his father Philip. Great book. Itís historical but itís a quick read because heís a good author and the subject matter is interesting
Added to my list. His story is crazy. Especially the amount of love and worship he received in Egypt after pushing the persians out.
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Fiction: The Terror by Dan Simmons. Its a long one, 900 pages.

"It is a fictionalized account of Captain Sir John Franklin's lost expedition, on HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, to the Arctic, in 1845–1848, to locate the Northwest Passage"
Shocked to see anyone mention Simmons here, since I was going to recommend him also ... but I'd recommend Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion (two books, one story) instead. I'm both a Literature major and a big science-fiction fan, and those two books are my favorite works of fiction, ever.

At the same time however, I would caution you never to read Simmons' Illium and Olympus. Illium also start out with an amazing story ... but Simmons was clearly still learning to be a writer when he wrote it, as the ending (Olympus) is absolutely atrocious. If he hadn't written my favorite books ever, I would hate Dan Simmons with a fiery passion for writing Olympus: it's that bad.

P.S. The Hyperion books also have a couple of sequels, Endymion and Rise of Endymion. They're good, and it's fun to come back to that same universe again, but they're definitely not as good as the originals (which is usually true of sequels).
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