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#1 chrisg

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 06:14 PM

I'm sure we have had this thread before but damned if I can find it.

 

Courtesy of a short hospital stay, nothing serious, more observation but it gave me a bit of time to catch up.

 

"The Last Man on the Moon" Eugene Cernan, is well worth a look, the title is a bit of a misnomer he covers the entire U.S. space programme from Redstone through to Apollo 17, never quite read about it that way.

 

I happened to be in Florida when 16 went up, made it to the beach in time to see the launch - utterly awesome is the only way to describe it.

 

Then I switched tracks and grabbed a thriller, "Kilo Class" Patrick Robinson - pretty good, only about a third through at the moment.

 

I get home and realise I'm deep into the "Clancy" latest, True Faith and Allegiance" but forgot to take it with me, so now, as is my usual thing I'm reading more than one book, plus magazines, never bothers me.

 

Magazines:

 

Air &Space

 

defencetoday

 

Whatever IEEE sends me

 

APC ( most months)

 

Scientific American, really must get a sub, the ad hoc price is scary :)

 

Nexus (I don't mind their content, many seem to - does it influence me ? Probably not, but an open mind is one way to stay young ;) )

 

So, what's in your pile ?

 

Oh, I didn't get to that yet :)

 

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:28 PM

If you look down the first page chrisg you'll see you were the last post on 10th June 2017 ;)


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 01:42 AM

:)

 

Call it hospital brain scramble, but it didn't turn up in a search :)

 

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:59 PM

After your reccomrndation I read that Tom Clancy book
I had read all his books until Rainbow Six, not sure how many ' he' wrote after that



But It followed the same formular, American armed forces are pure and noble, bad guy has no soul, people from the middle East are missguided

But i enjoyed it

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:44 PM

Two authors have written under the Tom Clancy name that I'm aware of, Mark Greaney and Grant Blackwood. the former considerably more prolific, Clancy himself is dead of course. Both of them have make no bones about their using the Clancy name and style and they do a good job of it.

 

I've a daughter who typically finds me the latest one for birthdays and Christmas, she usually gets them from Book Depository in the UK for a very good price and despite now being owned by Amazon they still ship free worldwide - how much longer, no idea.

 

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