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Anduril has read Innocents Abroad too. It's been a long time since I laughed so hard at such good humor.
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Master & Commander A great introduction to the series. The main Characters of the series meet and become life long friends. Very good book. It lead directly to my acquiring other books in the series.
Was that the book that led to the movie Master and Commander, the far side of the World? Great movie BTW.

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I like reading historical novels by Jean Larteguy, a French man who wrote about the French Indochinese war (our Vietnam, but the French were driven out by severe defeat at Dien Bien Phu in NW Vietnam in 1954) and the Algerian war of independence. There is VERY much in these books that bears on our current engagements in the middle east. Two excellent books are "The Centurions" and "The Praetorians." I've also got another book by him named "Yellow Fever" about Saigon and Hanoi. The "Yellow Fever" refers to a fondness for the orient and/or oriental women that some French soldiers developed during their assignments in Indochina.

I've been looking for Jean Larteguy's books in the local libraries. They aren't available, wish they were.

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The only fiction that I read is James Michener

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Michener's books are almost like reading/living thru historical times. Fantastic author, one who is sorely missed.

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bugeye - I devour books, if you tell me what genre, or historical period, your interested. I can recommend authors that are at least up to par with Michener. Although, they won't have the same fantastic detail as Michener's books regarding the land. Either The Covenant (about South Africa), or Poland was the last one I read. It's been a while.

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bugeye - I devour books, if you tell me what genre, or historical period, your interested. I can recommend authors that are at least up to par with Michener. Although, they won't have the same fantastic detail as Michener's books regarding the land. Either The Covenant (about South Africa), or Poland was the last one I read. It's been a while.
My main interest is the OLD northwest, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, etc.
I have hundreds of books on that, only a few with nothing copied from other books.
Plus,Hundreds more on hunting in Africa in the 1800's, not to mention old sailing stories, whaling, etc.
So, I doubt if I ever buy another book because I have a lot that I haven't read yet.
But thanks anyway.

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