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09-11-2019, 11:48 AM - 3 Likes   #271
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'Warrior Monk' Mattis can always be trusted to produce an outstanding quote. One of his is: "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet."
Reminds me of what Sir Winston Churchill once said,

“When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.”

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Lately I've been collecting the "A Day In The Life Of" series of coffee table books from Collins (now HarperCollins) Publishing.
Each is full of wonderful images of mostly everyday subjects made by a hundred or more professional photographers, all on a single day.
There are volumes for America (USA), Australia, California, Canada, China, Hawaii, Hollywood, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Soviet Union, and Spain.

Now I need a bigger coffee table!

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Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham

Don’t know if it was the basis of the recent TV series but it ties in very well with it and expands on the science and characters involved.

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just got the newest novel by Bernard Cornwell

Sword of Kings: A Novel
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The twelfth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England—"superior entertainment that is both engaging and enlightening” (Washington Post), and the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit Netflix series
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Cornwell writes, for the most part, historical fiction.

a couple of his series, this one, and " Sharpe's Rifles " has been adapted for television
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QuoteOriginally posted by timb64 Quote
Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham

Don’t know if it was the basis of the recent TV series but it ties in very well with it and expands on the science and characters involved.
the recent tv series is well worth the time to watch

Chernobyl (TV Mini-Series 2019) - IMDb
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the recent tv series is well worth the time to watch

Chernobyl (TV Mini-Series 2019) - IMDb
Very scary stuff,at the time of Three Mile Island the Soviets had suffered a series of accidents at their nuclear plants which were all totally suppressed.


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Principles of Fire Protection by Arthur Cote and Percy Bugbee. I need to read it for a Fire Protection and Security Systems class.
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Mark Twain's "The Prince and the Pauper". I'm reading it on my Kindle Paperwhite, which I haven't used for a few months.

Despite my love of classic literature, in fifty years I've never got around to reading this, so it's high time I did
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Animal Farm by George Orwell. When I think about it, probably my favourite book. I've read it a number of times and boy does it say a lot about how the world...waggles.

Not just in this era, but any era says I...reflecting on my life long interest in history.
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Congo by Michael Crichton. Loved Jurassic Park so I'm sure I'll love this.
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Currently reading ‘Vietnam’ history by Max Hastings. I tend to read a lot of history. My go to reads would be;
Earthworks by Brian Aldiss, a very haunting sci fi almost poetic. Fragmentary and sad but I must have read it about 100 times. Usually when I am in a blue mood.
The Porcupine by Julian Barnes, its darkly comic but prescient. Its about the collapse of a small communist state and the trial of its former leader.
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Currently reading ‘Vietnam’ history by Max Hastings.
I found Neil Sheehan’s ‘A Bright Shining Lie’ to be a far more involving and readable discourse on that tragic conflict.
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