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    What are you currently reading? Volume 4:

    To start Volume 4:

    I bought a book for $5 at Barnes and Noble called The Gettysburg Address and other writings by Abraham Lincoln. It has a lot of the addresses, letters, and other writings of our 16th President. Certainly worth the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    To start Volume 4:

    I bought a book for $5 at Barnes and Noble called The Gettysburg Address and other writings by Abraham Lincoln. It has a lot of the addresses, letters, and other writings of our 16th President. Certainly worth the price.
    $5?? I'll have to check my local B&N to see if I can locate a copy. Lincoln's my favorite U.S. President; and that sounds like a book I don't have about him.
    Thanks for the tip, jeriddian!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    To start Volume 4:

    I bought a book for $5 at Barnes and Noble called The Gettysburg Address and other writings by Abraham Lincoln. It has a lot of the addresses, letters, and other writings of our 16th President. Certainly worth the price.
    $5?? I'll have to check my local B&N to see if I can locate a copy. Lincoln's my favorite U.S. President; and that sounds like a book I don't have about him.
    Thanks for the tip, jeriddian!
    It was located in their discount area where they have the discounted books. You know they always have that section for that reason. Good luck on finding it.
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    I'm reading Whose Body?, a novel by Dorothy L. Sayers published in 1923. It's the first murder investigation for aristocratic sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey.

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    To start Volume 4:

    I bought a book for $5 at Barnes and Noble called The Gettysburg Address and other writings by Abraham Lincoln. It has a lot of the addresses, letters, and other writings of our 16th President. Certainly worth the price.
    $5?? I'll have to check my local B&N to see if I can locate a copy. Lincoln's my favorite U.S. President; and that sounds like a book I don't have about him.
    Thanks for the tip, jeriddian!
    It was located in their discount area where they have the discounted books. You know they always have that section for that reason. Good luck on finding it.
    Found it! It cost me $6.98 up here, but maybe things cost a little more in Illinois than they do in Texas. Nonetheless, I now own a copy. It'll make a fine addition to my collection of books on Lincoln (my favorite U.S. President).

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    I'm reading Joy in the Morning by P.G. Wodehouse. It's a 'Jeeves and Wooster' novel.

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    Kuehn's The General Board. It's an outgrowth of his PhD dissertation and discusses the impact of the General Board of the interwar years on the development and innovation that resulted in a war winning fleet in WWII.

    The board was a body of officers of the Navy and Marine Corps who molded the direction, composition and training of the force through their own analysis, as presented to the President, as well as oversight of the various bureaus of the Navy. It's intersting to compare how they coped with an environemnt of congressional penury and the isolationist movement and many present similar trends.

    One eye-opener in the discussion was the shattering of the long held myth, advanced by supporters of Billy Mitchell, that the Navy, particularly the upper leadership, was indifferent or hostile to air power. The reports and letters of the board almost constantly discuss the integration of carrier, land and sea based aviation into the fleet in both a strike role and for support functions and emphasise the need for more aircraft and aviation ships.

    An innovation of really profound significance was the development of the fleet train. The board concluded that in any major conflict existing shore establishments could not be relied on and that the Navy would require a mobile logistic and support system in order to project power. The armada of logistics ships (oilers, ammunition ships, supply vessels, generally) coupled with underway replenishment (a capacity the Soviets had little ability with until the late 1970s) permitted us to operate anywhere in the world, supplied from the United States. Additional service force vessels such as tenders and floating dry docks allowed the establishment of instant bases in any sheltered anchorage (see Ulithi Atoll for the pre-eminant example).

    Overall a good read.
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    Now reading Hornblower and the Atropos by C.S. Forester.

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    Re: What are you currently reading? Volume 4:

    I've been meaning for a long time to read the Hornblower books. One of these days I'll do it.
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    Re: What are you currently reading? Volume 4:

    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    I've been meaning for a long time to read the Hornblower books. One of these days I'll do it.
    I highly recommend them - Mr. Forester really did his homework when he researched the Napoleonic Wars for the Hornblower books, and it shows in each volume. Plus, his characters are very believable; you'll find yourself liking some and hating others.
    Those books are so good, they inspired other authors to create fictional universes of their own. Gene Roddenberry based some aspects of the original Star Trek TV series on things he noticed in the Hornblower books.
    Likewise, David Weber was inspired to create his Honor Harrington novels by reading Hornblower, as well as studying the life of Admiral Lord Nelson, the hero of Trafalgar during the Napoleonic Wars.
    Take it from me - you'll enjoy Hornblower. The covers of my Hornblower paperbacks are mostly held together by Scotch tape - that's how often I've read them over the past thirty-plus years!

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