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Debt of Honor

Tom Clancy writes great cloak and dagger spy thrillers. This one is 990 pages long and is in small print. Jack Ryan (Sr) is with the CIA and about to get involved with some unknown clandestine activity on a small island in the south Pacific.
Meanwhile, in the desert, field agent tough guys, Chavez and Clark, are chasing a Somali warlord.
I hope to have it read by December....

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Tom Wolfe's Back To Blood

There is no one who does satire of the American culture like Wolfe. This one is about Miami. He has done it so much he is close to becoming tedious. But if you've never read anything else by him except for "The Electric Kool-Aid..." then he is always worth another read.

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On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt and The Art of the Dead edited by Philip Cushway

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NORMAN THE DOORMAN

Written and Illustrated
By
Don Freeman

THE VIKING PRESS
NEW YORK

Copyright 1959 by Don Freeman
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

PRINTED IN THE U.S.A.

Selected by the American Library Association
as a Notable Book for Children

It's a tale of great and small sculptures
in the Masterpiece show and who wins
1st prize.

This book is delightful, hope you might
find a copy. It touches the heart and mind
of both child and adult sher-ing it.

Other Viking Seafarere Books
by Don Freeman are

Corduroy
Beady Bear
Dandelion
Fly High, Fly Low
Mop Top
Hattie the Backstage Bat

Good tales and fun for kids.

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dead related...

i just found a copy of 'the dead book' by hank harrison. pub 1973, w/ the neal cassady raps record. pretty cool, but i don't think im gonna play the record....

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i just found a copy of 'the dead book' by hank harrison. pub 1973, w/ the neal cassady raps record. pretty cool, but i don't think im gonna play the record....

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...The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. It's a book about the great migration of African Americans from the Jim Crow south in the middle part of last century.
My last 6 books have all been non-fiction, 187 Things You Should Know about the War of 1812 by Donald Hickey, No Easy Day by Mark Owen, Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific by Martin Lee (very enlightening), 20 West by Mac Nelson and SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden by Chuck Pfarrer.

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A Fraggle Rock Book Starring Jim Henson's Muppets

The Cave of the Lost Fraggle

By
Michael Teitelbaum

Pictures By
Peter Elwell

Copyright 1985 by Henson Associates, Inc.
Printed in the United States of America

Muppet Press
Holt, Rinehart and Winston
NEW YORK

A tale with a dare
and a bunch of other
very good things.

Jim Henson was so
brilliant and incredibly
awesome, I find it hard
to fathom, some times.

Other books in this series:

Sprocket's Christmas Tale
The Doozer Disaster
What's a Fraggle?
If I Were King of the Universe
What Do Doozers Do?
The Legend of the Doozer Who Didn't
Best Friends

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Phantastes, by George MacDonald

I've always liked fantasy; in many cases, I've liked it better than reality. MacDonald was a Scottish writer in the 1800's. C.S. Lewis was inspired by his fantasy writings to do some of his own [Chronicles of Narnia, etc]. Charles Williams, a contemporary of Lewis, also wrote a series of fantasy novels. Cockburn's song, "Wondering Where the Lions Are", was partially inspired by one of Williams' tales.

I highly recommend Phantastes, Lilith, At the Back of the North Wind, Sir Gibbie, the Light Princess and others by GMacD.

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Twain's Roughing It

Finally read Roughing It. What a book. Serious road trip. Twain and his brother lit out in 1862, after the Civil War wrecked the steamship trade on the Mississippi. Rode the stagecoaches across the wilderness to Nevada. Twain spends a page on the jackrabbit and two pages on the coyote. He got into silver mining in Virginia City, lost his shirt more than once, headed to San Francisco to write, eventually got to Hawai'i, which was still a kingdom. Pages on Kilauea erupting. Mark Twain could write.

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