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  1. hps

    hps Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
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    Hey ;

    What are you reading ?

    Me....."Glenn Gould - Wonderous Strange" by Kevin Bazzana
    (good book.....amazing musician....)

    The rest of you ?

    hps
     
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  3. BWS550

    BWS550 Wants to be a mod

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    MY WIFES DIVORCE PAPERS WITH HER EX-HUSBAND...THE PRICK IS GIVING US A HARD TIME WITH THE XTRAS..........
     
  4. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Guns, germs, and steel. I forget the author, but the guy won a Pulitzer for the book. Basically explains why Western Europe kicked the rest of the world's ass. Get it if you have an interest in history.

    DrTax
     
  5. damcgee

    damcgee Formula 3

    Feb 23, 2003
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    "Nuts" about Southwest Airlines. I have to read it for a Bus. Leadership class. It's one of the less entertaining business books I've read so far, I'm having a hard time getting through it. Something about "having" to read a book always makes it less appealing, though.
     
  6. Schatten

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  8. MarkPDX

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    Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram

    About John Boyd who was extraordinary fighter pilot and was involved the military reform movement. He also developed energy maneuverability theory and was a major force in the development of the F-15 and F-16.

    It's an interesting book though I wish it went into greater depth.
     
  9. Slim

    Slim Formula 3

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    "How to Probate and Estate in California" Nolo Press. It's a real page-turner, let me tell you! Ha! But if it saves me thousands in attorney fees, it'll be worth the suffering.

    I just read another Michael Connelly book - The Last Coyote. He's not Chandler or Hammet but it's not bad for modern times. Check him out if you like that sort of thing.
     
  10. lukek

    lukek Formula 3

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    1. All the Trouble in the World by PJ O'rourke
    Political and travel essays of this somewhat conservative, at least compared to Bill Moyers, columnist and humorist
    2. Norman Davies/Roger Moorhouse- Wroclaw
    History of my hometown. It moved around between Prussia, Poland, CH, etc., a nicely researched account
    3. Autoweek, Road and Track, Autombile, Auto Italia, or SportsCarMarket
     
  11. beast

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    While i have not started to read it yet i will be reading "Ferrari Formula 1 : Under the skin of the championship winning F1-2000" by Peter Wright. This book has been advertised in Forza and Cavallino recently and was just releasd by the publisher about 10 days ago.

    Rob
     
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  13. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    I usually read 10 Screenplays a week.
     
  14. AJS328

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    "The Prosperity Equation" by James Ziegler
     
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  16. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    *thpppppt*
     
  17. ryalex

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    The King of Torts - Grisham
    Property - law casebook

    Started Tony Robbins book, stopped when I realized how lame and anecdotal it was. Even Lexus and the Olive Tree had more substance.

    Lukek - you should read O'Rourke's Eat The Rich; hilarious account of his learning economics firsthand in a trip around the world.
     
  18. FastTalk

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    I have just finished The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown. One of the best books I have ever read.

    www.thedavincicode.com

    Adam
     
  19. WJHMH

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    Broken Summers by Henry Rollins
     
  20. bluekawala

    bluekawala Formula Junior

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    Bloody textbooks! Worst of all is my philosophy book which I thought would be interesting and 'mind expanding' but what do you know its stating the obvious with flowery language. What do you expect from academics I suppose. Come back novels all is forgiven!
     
  21. Dave328

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    Nov 24, 2002
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    Just finished "The Forgotton Soldier". It's a first-hand account of a German Soldier's experience on the Eastern Front. Now have just a few chapter left of "Enemy at the Gates". The beginning-to-end story about the seige at Stalingrad. BTW, the movie of the same name actually takes up about 2 pages in the book. Damn Hollywood! :(

    Dave
     
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    The Minority Report and Other Class Stories by Philip K. Dick
     
  23. AnotherDunneDeal

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    Trend Tracking by Gerald Celente
    Walk the Talk by Harvey and Lucia--just finished this one. In the vein of the One Minute Manager books.
    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill--just reread.......

    How to Sell Yourself to Others by Elmer Wheeler
    A classic must read for anyone in the sales business and we all are whether it means we are selling a product or service or that we are selling an idea to someone else. It was written, I believe, in the 1930's or 1940's but its message is timeless. He also wrote Sizzlemanship. He also coined the phrase "you don't sell them the steak, you sell them the sizzle".
     
  24. JSinNOLA

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    RULE THE FREAKIN' MARKETS by Michael Parness


    Reading this book for a trading class I have this semester. Anyone know if this book is worthwhile?
     
  25. 4re Nut

    4re Nut F1 World Champ

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    Came across a copy today at the local Goodwill and added it to my display of dust collectors. :)

    Might land on it after Art of War, which could be after Atlas Shrugged, which is ongoing but no where fast.
     
  26. JamesSimpson

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    Jun 29, 2005
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    Was on a huge huge reading rampage last month and read 18 books that month but stopped for a little while and have JUST started reading 'Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy'
    I read very fast so should be done by tommorow night.
     
  27. Tarek K.

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    Nothing............
     
  28. lmpdesigner

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    The greatest lies in History
    An Empire of Wealth-The Epic History of American Economic Power (Again!)
    The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam
    Freakonomics (Again)
    Brunels Ships
    The Wages of Destruction-The making and breaking of the Nazi Economy
    The Theory of Elasticity, by Timenshenko(Again!)
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    Black Ships and Rising Sun-The Opening of Japan to the West
    The Fighting Ships of the Rising Sun-The drama of the Imperial Navy, 1895-1945 (Again!)
    Formula One technical Analysis 2008-2009
    A technical and operational history of the Liberty Engine
    The Road to Serfdom by fredrick hayek (Again!)
    That which is seen and not seen, The unintended consequences of government spending and "The Law" and "Economic Fallacies"-all three by Frederick bastiat (Again)

    Read Hayek and Bastiat and the Empire of Wealth if you want to see why the USA became the Greatest Country ever and why our current path with government, taxes, "entitlements", etc will lead to our downfall.
     

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