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Old 09-23-2009, 10:10 PM   #807
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Rubin Carter

Glad to see this thread pop up again. Just finished the two books that Tom Hanks and Steven Speilberg used to make the Mini Series "The Pacific" for HBO. "Helmet for my pillow" by Robert Leckie and "With the Old Breed" by E.B. Sledge. Ambrose never got to finish his book on the Pacific theater before he passed, these were the two books he was using to build his around. As mentioned a couple of pages back, everything by Stephen Pressfield has been great. I especially enjoyed his latest "Killing Rommel" about the formation of the Long Range Desert Group (think "Rat Patrol" for those of us old enough to remember it). Great read. Also tore through the Daniel Silva/Gabriel Allon + his earlier books. Don't start those unless you are the type that can easily put down a page turner. They cost me several nights of decent sleep! Been stuck in a history groove for a bit with a military/espionage bend. Not a bad place to have been, actually.
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