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re: First time posting here in this forum. - Htowntiger90
Hopefully not TLDR - the books might be! Civil War: - Company Aytch, Samuel R. Watkins - All for the Union, Elisha Hunt Rhodes - Shelby Foote's Trilogy - Anything by Bruce Catton WWI: - All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque - The Great War and Modern Memory, Pa...
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re: Is listening to Aranda something we should be doing? - Htowntiger90
Coaches that have worked together talk all the time & trade advice back and forth. It's not that big of a deal. Hell, O even talks to Kiffin every week except when we play them. I'm sure Aranda wants success for guys that coached with him. If Jones does well here, Aranda will be happy for him,...
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re: What does this mean for Corey Raymond? - Htowntiger90
[quote]Was listening to Mascona saying Corey does want to be a DC[/quote] This. Maybe he's good making $500k a year and coaching DB's. Head coaches have shaky tenures everywhere except a few places. Then again, Muschamp has pocketed like $22M NOT to coach so there is that. "He got that ambi...
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re: The Record Company vs Black Keys? - Htowntiger90
Haven't listened to them yet, but will check them out. I like early Black Keys stuff....
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re: Sean Payton was mad that LSU didn’t give him a curtesy phone call - Htowntiger90
[quote]quote: curtesy Twice....you typed it twice[/quote] Maybe Payton wanted Coach O to curtsy to him. :lol:...
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Janis Joplin's Birthday - Htowntiger90
Just giving a shout out to Janis Joplin on her birthday. I still remember my dad playing the "Pearl" album when I was younger, and me being wowed by her voice. I knew "Bobby McGee" was a Kris Kristofferson song. Did not know he wrote it in Louisiana, in his days flying helicopters to offshore o...
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re: The Things They Carried, good book? - Htowntiger90
Very good book. I heard O'Brien speak at an event at the WWII museum. He dropped enough anecdotes from his own story to tell you much of it is based on real events. A Rumor of War is very good also. And Matterhorn is a good novel if you're looking for fiction based on the Vietnam War....
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re: Recommendations for a bloody, violent Western novel that isn’t Blood Meridian? - Htowntiger90
You've read McCarthy's Border Trilogy, I take it? ...
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re: Pop punk - Htowntiger90
This guy is kind of under the radar - you ever listen to Ted Leo & the Pharmacists? Brutalist Bricks is a very good album with punk influence & a poppy vibe to some of the songs....
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re: What are your favorite non-fiction Cold War books? - Htowntiger90
Battleground Berlin is a good one....
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re: Picked up Undaunted Courage for my b-day - Htowntiger90
Read it back in the 90s. Very good book. Not sure why they left out mention of Clark on the cover. Possibly b/c Lewis was leader of the expedition and book covers only have room for so many words to catch reader attention. Jefferson likely got the cover mention for his role in the Louisiana Pu...
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re: Do you speed up audio books - Htowntiger90
Yes - working my way through Rick Atkinson's The Day of Battle. Speeding it up just a little to 1.1x. I tried 1.2 and it was a little too fast. I'm sure it depends on the narrator....
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re: President's - Htowntiger90
McCullough's biography of Truman is my favorite presidential bio so far. His biography of Adams is also very good. I just got Chernow's book on Grant. Not sure when I'll get to it, but it's on the shelf!...
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re: Question: is there any other music around the world that celebrates violence? - Htowntiger90
It's going back a ways, but how about American Indian war drums? I know, it didn't help them win the wars......
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re: Glen Logan Returning! - Htowntiger90
Great news for our depth next year. It would be good for him to lose some weight. I thought he lost something playing heavier this past season. Not sure if it was explosiveness, or quickness at not getting his pad level into position in time, but there were plenty of plays where it looked like ...
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re: Winston Churchill Biography. - Htowntiger90
William Manchester's first two volumes of The Last Lion are good, if you want something very thorough and long. Definitely not dry - Manchester was a great writer, but you have to like his style, and be ready for some vocab lessons. He also covers a lot of British history and episodes/characters y...
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re: Any other fans of Easton Press? - Htowntiger90
I have a 9 volume set of leather bound Civil War books from them. Bought them in the 90s. Bruce Catton books in dark blue, Shelby Foote's trilogy in red, Douglas Southall Freeman's books on Lee's Lieutenants in Gray. Very nice display set....
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re: What was your Christmas haul? - Htowntiger90
Self-gifted Ian Toll's Twilight of the Gods. Haven't even read the first two of the trilogy yet! :rolleyes:...
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re: It's 4am and I am listening to Beck - Htowntiger90
And my time is a piece of wax falling on a termite That's choking on the splinters I'm still partial to the 70s & 80s but the 90s had some bright spots too. Merry Christmas!...
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re: Most underrated Journey song ever - Htowntiger90
Was going to mention Edge of the Blade. But how about Keep on Runnin'?...
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