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Subject: BOOK CLUB: Initial Round rss

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Per a lot of feedback, all of these books should be available in paperback!

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For this initial round of voting, please choose one or more books that you'd like to be the next BOOK CLUB book!
The Accidental Guerrilla, by David Kilcullen
The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia, by Bill Hayden
In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire, by Adrian Goldsworthy
The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands 1942-44, by Ian Toll
The Last Days of the Incas, by Kim MacQuarrie
Blood & Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West, by Hampton Sides
How Rome Fell, by Adrian Goldsworthy
Empires and Barbarians, by Peter Heather
The Norman Conquest of Southern Italy and Sicily, by Gordon S. Brown
The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land by Thomas Abridge
A Distant Mirror, by Barbara Tuchman
The Ottoman Age of Exploration, by Giancarlo Casale
Empires of the Sea, by Roger Crowley
Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947, by Christopher Munro Clark
Peter the Great: His Life and World, by Robert K. Massie
D-Day through German Eyes, by Holger Eckhertz
The Deluge, by Adam Toss
Shanghai: 1937: Stalingrad on the Yangtze, by Peter Harmsen
Men to Devils, Devils to Men, by Barak Kushner
The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific 1944-1945, by James D. Hornfischer
Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy 1887-1941, by David Evans and Mark Peattie
The Miracle of Dunkirk, by Walter Lord
Caesar's Legion, by Stephen Dando Collins
Caesar: The Gallic War, translated by Carolyn Hammond
1946: The Making of the Modern World, by Victor Sebestyen
Paris 1919, by Margaret MacMillan
The Hero of Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill, by Candice Millard
No Gun Ri: A Military History of the Korean War Incident, by Robert Bateman
Bosworth: The Battle that Transformed England, by Michael Jones
The Cultural Revolution: A Peoples History 1962-1976, by Frank Dikotter
The Princes of the Tower, by Alison Weir
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Voted !

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A Distant Mirror is leading for the moment.

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My record remains intact - again I have chosen the three lowest titles accepted.

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I put in my two cents (voting) for what its worth.
 
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GeoffreyB wrote:
I put in my two cents (voting) for what its worth.


No Electoral College, so it should be a fair fight.

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Mallet wrote:

A Distant Mirror is leading for the moment.





I thought this was a blind poll. cool

How about releasing all the current totals to new voters so they can stuff the ballot box as they please?

edit> Now I know how West Coast voters feel.

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People can change their votes as many times as they like.
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Mallet wrote:

People can change their votes as many times as they like.


Nah, I prefer my one vote, blind though it may have been. But thanks for the info. ninja
 
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donlyn wrote:
Mallet wrote:

People can change their votes as many times as they like.


Nah, I prefer my one vote, blind though it may have been. But thanks for the info. ninja


Also, you can vote for as many books as you like.

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Unless there are one or two books that really stand out, there will be one or two more elimination rounds where you only get one choice.
 
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Mallet wrote:
donlyn wrote:
Mallet wrote:

People can change their votes as many times as they like.


Nah, I prefer my one vote, blind though it may have been. But thanks for the info. ninja


Also, you can vote for as many books as you like.



But, but, but ... I'm already reading three other books, including one for my local library book club, 'Treasure Island' by RL Stevenson. arrrh

So many books, so little time. (Can say the same about games too.)

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Beware the Black Spot !

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Mallet wrote:
Beware the Black Spot !

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Is your printer acting up again? arrrh

edit> The N.C. Wyeth painting of Pew (who delivered the 'Black Spot' to Billy Bones) is an illustration I have never forgotten since I first read the book almost 60 years ago. I was a lot more impressionable back then.

If you haven't watched it, I have enjoyed the Starz TV show "Black Sails', which is a prequel to 'Treasure Island'. Besides characters named Captain Flint and John Silver, it also is set during the buccaneer high tide in Nassau. Fictionalized versions of real life characters such as Vane, Hornigold, Blackbeard, and Rackham appear in the show.


edit> I am led to believe there is a book about Rackham written by George MacDonald Fraser, published posthumously. Will be tracking that down soon. Don't know if it is fiction or historical or both.

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