ridiculously good books

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by mountainman13, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I thought it might be interesting to have a must read thread. Books that will change your life etc.
    I'll start
    Sun Tzu's The Art Of War

    The concepts of this book can be used in every aspect of life.
    For example a single random excerpt
    ' Your enemy tries to sue for peace but without offering a treaty.
    He is plotting.'
     

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    Strange, I had just muse over that book contemplating purchase.
     

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    mountainman13 New Member

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    I highly recommend it. I've read it multiple times. Amazing incite in the book. The man was a true genius.
     
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    End the Fed by Ron Paul (whether you like his politics or not)....he has some great points in his books.
     
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    Unintended Consequences ... received this book from a friend and fellow forum member. A very good read!
     
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    "Freakonomics" is an interesting read.
     
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    His principles are thought at West Point and most every other military school. Somethings never change, human nature most especially.
     
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    The left is berating Paul Ryan because of his like for Ayn Rand. If it is true his value as a leader just jumped 50%. In my opinion



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  9. CA357

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    "The Art of Racing in the Rain"

    "Watchers"

    "Traveler"

    "One Second After"

    "Unintended Consequences"

    "Enemies, Foreign and Domestic"

    "Lights Out"

    "In the Gravest Extreme"

    "Principles of Personal Defense"
     
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    Watchers?? as in Dean Koontz "Watchers"?? If so i agree, one of the best!
     
  13. CA357

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    Yup, Dean Koontz's very own. If you haven't read "The Art of Racing in the Rain", check it out, formula race cars and a great dog. I found it incredibly moving. "Traveler" is by Richard Adams and is Robert E. Lee's horse relating the story of the Civil War to a barn cat. It's quite an interesting read.
     
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    The godfather my favorite book also "that was then this is now "
     
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    The Boomer Bible. One of my favorite books. Both enlightening, especially the Book of Yanks, and hilarious.

    From the book's description:

    In the beginning there was the Holy Bible
    2 Which was a very good book indeed, but so many things happened since the beginning,
    3 That Maybe it was time for another bible,
    4 So a punk from Philadelphia wrote a new one,
    5 And so it is called The Boomer Bible,
    6 So there.

    7 And Its Past Testament tells the history of the world, including the Book of Greeks, Book of Brits, Book of Yanks, Book of Russkies, and all the other self-proclaimed Chosen Nations,
    8 And people sticking each other with pointed sticks, and acting up, which is called civilization,
    9 And also about religion and art and movies and literature, and TV, and so forth, which is why there are also the Books of Pnowlege,
    10 Including Psongs, Psayings, and Psomethings,
    11 Written just like the other Bible but without any big unpronounceable words,
    12 So that you and I might truly understand it,
    13 For a change.

    14 And Its Present Testament tells about the coming of Harry, and The Way of Harry,
    15 Who may be the messiah everybody has been waiting for,
    16 Unless he really isn't,
    17 Which is hard to say,
    18 So there.

    19 And there is also The Book of Harrier Brayer together with the Harrier Hymnal,
    20 And another Testament too,
    21 And Concordance, and a lenticular hand on the cover.
    22 And It is not for the faint of heart,
    23 Or the easily offended,
    24 Or the priggish or the prudish,
    25 But who cares,

    26 Because neither was Candide, or Swift's A Modest Proposal, or Rabelais, or Lenny Bruce
    28 Or all the other satires and satirists who felt the need to warn us when we have gone astray,
    29 Which we have,
    29 Which you'll know all about,
    31 If you read your Boomer Bible,
    32 Or there.
     

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  16. Woodys45ACP

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    X2 here. Outstanding read!!!!!!