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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleJCS View Post
    Finished Sir Walter Scott's The Abbot a while back. Moved on to The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans-Wentz (1911). Some anecdotal stories of Fairies/elves/brownies, etc. in what the author termed the "Celtic countries" of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Manx, Cornwall and Brittany.

    Finished that up & just started Border Raids and Reivers by Robert Borland. Only in by a couple of chapters, but has some interesting stories about the Borders of Scotland and England and why they were the way they were in the 15th-18th centuries.
    I have a copy of Borland, printed in 1898 and illustrated by Tom Scott. It's probably time to read it again.

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    Wow. Most of the 'books' I'm reading lately are either e-book format or PDF created by Project Gutenberg and are in the public domain. I got them for free from various sources. No illustrations embedded, maybe a copy of the original cover art if it's an e-book, but usually just a generic cover if there is one. It's been a while since I've read an actual book, though I have a few hundred. I'll get back to (re-)reading them once I get through some more of the e-books.
    John

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    Pennsylvania Station by Patrick Horrington. The story of an architect trying to save Pennsylvania Station from becoming Madison Square Gardens
    Glen McGuire

    A Life Lived in Fear, Is a Life Half Lived.

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    Well, in 4-8 business days I’ll be reading ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’~Fitzroy MacLean and ‘Highlander’ by the same.

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    About half way through Simon Elliott's Septimius Severus in Scotland. Really interesting narrative with a lot of concise overviews of the Roman military, governance, and economic system of the time.

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    'The KOSB in the Great War' by Captain Stair Gillon.
    Last edited by Bruce Scott; 23rd May 18 at 07:09 PM.

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    I'm currently reading "Team of Rivals", which is the Story of Abraham Lincoln's cabinet during the Civil War. I am also listening to two audiobooks: The Generals; Patton, McArthur, Marshall, and The Winning of World War II and, The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today by Thomas Ricks, not to mention various Podcast
    "Far better it is to dare mighty things than to take rank with those poor wretched souls who know neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
    "Today is your victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men." - Miyamoto Musashi

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    I am now on Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiltedSergeant View Post
    I am now on Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War.
    An interesting book, but you really have to be a bit of a glutton for punishment. Or a War College student.

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    Nathan Bedford Forrest: A Biography by Jack Hurst, Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe, and The Barber of Natchez by Edwin Adams Davis and William Ransom.
    Shaun Maxwell
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