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06-20-2019 12:00 PM
bugeye
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Originally Posted by OldSchoolRanger View Post
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.
06-20-2019 12:44 AM
OldSchoolRanger 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.
06-20-2019 12:27 AM
OldSchoolRanger Michener's books are almost like reading/living thru historical times. Fantastic author, one who is sorely missed.
06-19-2019 11:14 AM
bugeye The only fiction that I read is James Michener
06-18-2019 11:19 PM
OldSchoolRanger
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Originally Posted by Alsatian View Post
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.
09-01-2016 12:31 PM
jpshaw
Re: A recommendation of historical fiction

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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.
09-08-2011 12:49 AM
bilmac
Re: A recommendation of historical fiction

Anduril has read Innocents Abroad too. It's been a long time since I laughed so hard at such good humor.
09-07-2011 11:00 PM
OldSchoolRanger
Re: A recommendation of historical fiction

alsatian - the books by Jean Larteguy, are out of print. A used paperback copy of the book "The Praetorians" sells for $75.00 on Amazon. A little rich for my blood. Do you have a copy you would care to lend?
09-07-2011 03:05 PM
Anduril
Re: A recommendation of historical fiction

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Originally Posted by bilmac
For you avid readers who like serious older books I recommend a Kindel reader. You can get most older books free. I just finished Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain, and wondered why I hadn't read it a long time ago. A little shocking after we have been politically correctified for several decades now.
"Is .... is he dead?"
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09-05-2011 09:09 AM
bilmac
Re: A recommendation of historical fiction

For you avid readers who like serious older books I recommend a Kindel reader. You can get most older books free. I just finished Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain, and wondered why I hadn't read it a long time ago. A little shocking after we have been politically correctified for several decades now.
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