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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 05 September 2018 at 9:18am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

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While the chief of the CIA's Moscow station fills his gas tank, a stranger drops a note into the car. In the years that followed, that stranger, Adolf Tolkachev, became one of the West's most valuable spies. At enormous risk Tolkachev and his handlers conducted clandestine meetings across Moscow, using spy cameras, props, and private codes to elude the KGB in its own backyard - until a shocking betrayal put them all at risk. 

Derived from recently declassified intelligence, Pulitzer-winner David E. Hoffman masterfully prises open the heartless chill of the Cold War in The Billion Dollar Spy; a brilliant feat of reporting and a riveting true story. Hoffman’s real skill is in turning the details of archive research into page-turning prose as compelling as any work of espionage fiction. The book is packed with riveting details about the minutiae of spy-craft alongside insights into the heart-stopping tension of life undercover in 1980’s Moscow. Soon to be a major new film, directed by Amma Asante, Hoffman’s book unlocks the psychology of a secret service operative, giving unprecedented access to the life of the CIA’s greatest Kremlin insider.
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James Best
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Now starting the 21st novel in this ongoing series by James Lee Burke...
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Wallace Sellars
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I just finished DEADLY ASSESSMENTS, and am about to start (really
this time) THE RAINS: VOICES FOR AMERICAN LIBERTY.
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Gregory Harshman
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Recently finished
“Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup” - John Carreyrou: Details the history of Theranos and its founder. 

“I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer” - Michelle McNamara

Reading now:
“Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco” - Bryan Burrough and John Helyar
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Robert Kowalewski II
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Posted: 10 September 2018 at 8:18pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Re-reading the Crisis on Infinite Earths Hardcover. 
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Doug Centers
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In honor of the 50th anniversary;

Image result for the tigers of 68 book
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James Best
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Now starting another book about our National Pastime...
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Now starting the sequel to John Hart's multi-award winning novel The Last Child...
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Just finished "Hold the Dark" by Walter Girardi which I found extremely disappointing.  Don't think I'll be seeing the film now which is funny as it was the trailer that interested me in the first place.

Now, am reading some good old 70s horror with "The Sentinel," the basis for the 1977 horror film that had one eclectic cast. 
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Robert Bradley
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Posted: 19 September 2018 at 8:18am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

James - That's an excellent book, if you enjoy it you might read THE LORDS OF THE REALM: THE REAL HISTORY OF BASEBALL by John Helyar, which is my favorite sports book.

I am currently reading -


First page of the book is this wonderful letter from Tampa Bay owner John Bassett to New Jersey owner Donald Trump -



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THE YOUNG LIONS - Irwin Shaw (1948)

World War II, up close and personal.

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