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Offline i h8 winter

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Looking for a Good book
« on: October 17, 2010, 10:40:28 PM »
I’m not much of a reader but as all motorcyclists in MN know soon we will have more time on our hands. So I’m looking to find a good book, this is where your input comes into play ? If you have any good books that you could suggest pleas let me know.

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PS not a fan of fiction.
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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010, 01:41:39 AM »
I didn't know bikers read books. I thought we only read magazines.

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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2010, 09:35:32 AM »
I didn't know bikers read books. I thought we only read magazines.

me too
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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2010, 10:48:09 AM »
Maybe I will be the one who opens a new chapter in the biker world ???
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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2010, 11:06:48 AM »
I’m not much of a reader but as all motorcyclists in MN know soon we will have more time on our hands. So I’m looking to find a good book, this is where your input comes into play ? If you have any good books that you could suggest pleas let me know.

Thanks,

PS not a fan of fiction.



I recently read (on my Kindle) ...Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum
 
http://www.amazon.com/Gulag-History-Anne-Applebaum/dp/1400034094/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1287417866&sr=8-1


Great book if you're a fan of 20th century history.
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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2010, 08:50:01 PM »
Read the dictionary, then you can say you’ve essentially read all the books.
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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2010, 12:37:15 AM »
You could always read some of the biker type books out there....like "Twist of the Wrist" or some of Pat Hahn's books on riding techniques.

Aerostich has a whole section on their website as well as in their catalogs that are full of reading related to motorcycles.

I have a bunch on my list but haven't gotten to many of them yet.
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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2010, 04:00:59 PM »
I just finished "Enemy at the Gates". It is a very unbiased account of the battle for Stalingrad in WWII. It draws on accounts from lowly privates all the way up to the top brass on each side. Strong recommendation if you like that kind of stuff.  I got it at the library.

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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2010, 05:24:42 PM »
I just finished "Enemy at the Gates". It is a very unbiased account of the battle for Stalingrad in WWII. It draws on accounts from lowly privates all the way up to the top brass on each side. Strong recommendation if you like that kind of stuff.  I got it at the library.

They made a book out of the movie?????
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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2010, 06:19:16 PM »
Actually the book was published in the 1970s. I think the movie came later.

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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2010, 09:41:11 PM »
The Cathedral and the Bazaar - an essay explaining the rise of open source software and the economic, technological and sociological models behind it.

If you've ever wondered how "free" makes money and can produce better products than a pay for product model, this is a good read.

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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2010, 12:07:20 PM »
Thanks for all the info guys..
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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2010, 08:19:07 PM »
Hustler makes some pretty fine books er magazines.... i think some of the pages even have words on em....

so your not into fiction books?  doesnt narrow it down very well.  do you like true crime, autobiographys, just plain old non fiction?

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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2010, 08:45:40 PM »
I recommend "Shop Class As Soulcraft". Easier to read and digest than Pirsig, but gets to some entrusting territory pretty quickly. Of course if you have the time and really want to untie from the dock, read Zen And The Art Of Motorcyle Maintenance, like the rest of us, it uses motorcycles to take us to places that are fun, interesting, and a little challenging. It is a trip you can enjoy more than once, kind of like a good road.

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Re: Looking for a Good book
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2011, 01:11:15 PM »
Bumping this back up.  About to wrap up my current re-read of Atlas Shrugged.  Wow it is a completely different book 10 years later.  Picked up The Looming Tower to start next but looking for some additional recommendations since I've got a month off before heading back to school.  What's everyone reading these days?

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