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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: December 30, 2010 05:06PM

Mitch Albom: Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: mhf
Date: January 01, 2011 07:40PM

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Monsieur mhf, as promised here is my last story:

http://www.2shared.com/document/fbSxs8ue/Town_in_a_desert.html

(parental control is advised due to strong violence)

Enjoy (if you can)!

Thanks panzer, looking good : I haven't finished it yet as I'm feeling a bit worse for wear - my hair hurts (french expression).

Happy New Year.

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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: January 03, 2011 03:15PM

Happy New Year to you too.

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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: January 05, 2011 04:17PM

Bennett: The Book of Virtues for Young People: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories

Bennett has compiled fables, stories, and poems that have served as inspiration since time immemorial. Courage, friendship, loyalty, honesty, self-discipline, compassion, responsibility, friendship, work, and faith are represented, with an introduction and commentary for each.

Keller: The Story of My Life

A remarkable account of overcoming the debilitating challenges of being both deaf and blind, has become an international classic, making Helen Keller one of the most well-known, inspirational figures in history.

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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: mhf
Date: February 01, 2011 01:31AM

Gothic fantasy :

Arthur Machen - The Hill of Dreams

and most of his other works - which are not recent but recognized to be the inspiration for such as Lovecraft. Good reading.

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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: June 23, 2011 02:21PM

Campbell: The China Study

It examines the relationship between the consumption of animal products and illnesses such as cancers of the breast, prostate, and large bowel, diabetes, coronary heart disease, obesity, autoimmune disease, osteoporosis, degenerative brain disease, and macular degeneration.

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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: June 27, 2011 10:11PM

Richard David Precht: Who Am I and If So How Many?: A Journey Through Your Mind

Author deftly elucidates the questions at the heart of human existence: What is truth? Does life have meaning? Why should I be good? and presents them in concise, witty, and engaging prose.

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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: ndebord
Date: July 23, 2011 01:34AM

Three of my all-time favorites:

On the Eve of the Millennium
- The future of Democracy Through an Age of Unreason
Connor Cruise O'Brien

Language and Myth
Ernst Cassirer

Thinking on Paper
V.A. Howard & J.H. Barton

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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: August 01, 2011 06:02PM

Badulet: The last years of the Euro

A short book about how Germans were tricked by other Europeans to give up the Deutschmark for the Euro ...

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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: August 23, 2011 03:29PM

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Apart from that 2 masterpieces from Vinge, I would also some day like to read Hothouse from Brian Aldiss (far future where plants rule the Earth), Of Men And Monsters from William Tenn (where huge aliens rule the Earth and humans are living like mice) and Midworld from Alan Dean Foster (all planet is covered by jungle).

They are not as known as today's sci-fi, but are much, much better.

Well, Hothouse was not as good as I expected, but Of men and monsters and Midworld certainly were.

Russell: Wasp (A human is dropped behind enemy lines on one of their planets and begins to sabotage the government so Earth could invade them.)



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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: October 22, 2011 03:10PM

Glukhovsky: Metro 2033

Post-apocalyptic novel about humans, living underground in Moscow.



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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: romelbrox2
Date: October 26, 2011 01:03PM

YAP

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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: mhf
Date: November 03, 2011 03:56AM

A Maggot by John Fowles

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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: November 04, 2011 03:10PM

McDougall: Born to Run

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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: November 23, 2011 05:28PM

Moers: The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear, Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures, The City of Dreaming Books, The Alchemaster’s Apprentice

Funny books about fantasyland Zamonia - great for kids (and adults). It's gona make them/you laugh.

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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: January 16, 2012 04:06PM
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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: February 09, 2012 04:56PM

Nepo: The Book of Awakening



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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: August 06, 2013 05:03PM

Bagus: The Tragedy of the Euro
Pdf version is free: http://mises.org/document/6045/



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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: August 13, 2013 03:46PM

Carter: The Education of Little Tree
Excellent book about young Indian, who lost both his parents and was adopted by his grandparents, who taught him about the Indian way of life. Highly recommended. (It was thought that this book was an autobiography, but it was later revealed that it was written by a Ku Klux Klan leader. Bizarre or what?)

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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: September 09, 2013 05:22PM

Kaiser: Interventionism and misery: 1929-2008
How governments and central banks ruined the world and why the worst is still to come

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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: May 31, 2014 02:00PM

Howey: Wool
Life of a group of people in a silo in post-apocalyptic America



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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: panzer
Date: March 28, 2015 05:05PM

Flasar: I Called Him Necktie

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Re: Bibliophiles, enter!
Posted by: siria
Date: March 28, 2015 06:12PM

A while ago I've read books and seen films about another real plane crash in high mountains, it happened in the Andes 1972, to a Uruguayan rugby team. Absolutely fascinating.

The plane was much smaller, don't remember exactly, guess about 40 seats. They crashed in chilling winter with strong winds, and so high up in the mountains it was nearly beyond helicopter reach at the time. After a few days of searching without finding the slightest trace the world was sure no none could still be alive in that freezing cold without any survival equipment, in several meter high snow, without food, without any animals or even plants around, just a white hell of ice and rocks, absolutely impossible. If any had survived the crash at all.
In deep winter and so high in the mountains, with a white plane surrounded by white snow, finding them was near impossible anyway. 1-2 times the rescuers flew right over them and didn't see them. Friends and relatives desperately kept on searching privately, but had no chance either.

In reality a miracle had happened, 2/3 of people in the plane had survived, by absolutely CRAZY luck and coincidences. Most even with minor injuries only.
But no one found them, and they were slowly starving and freezing to death. In what was left of the plane, broken apart in the middle, lost wings, lost tail, lost luggage, everything inside broken, with so little space they had to partly lie on top of each other to try to sleep and survive the unbearable cold.
To survive, they soon had no choice but to start eating the dead bodies of their friends (passengers were a rugby team mostly). After about 7 weeks and an avalanche about 1/3 of the passengers were still alive, when temperatures were finally mounting a bit and two of the survivors managed to climb over 4-5000m high mountains and escape back into civilization. That they managed and survived that climb was near-impossible too.

Later there were films and books about it, not all great quality, especially the hollywood film was rather a joke.
And decades later, one of the two guys who escaped over the mountains, did write up his own memories and feelings in detail. Would like to recommand his book. Along with a bunch of interview videos, and if interested other stuff, there's plenty.

The reports are absolutely breath-taking, with insight how people tick in such situations, slowly dying. And incredibly how much humans can suffer and still survive.

Book by Nando Parrado:
Miracle in the Andes


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