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Raymond
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New Member from Portsmouth, VA

Post by Raymond » Mon August 8th, 2011, 8:16 pm

Hi everyone. To say I am a book lover is an understatement. I have going on 1,000 books in my library.

I am mostly into non-fiction. My favorite genre is military but I will also do historical fction like the books by Newt Gingrich and Jeff Shaara.

I just love to read, I gotta have a book nearby otherwise I am not happy.

My favorite authors are Shaara, Hornfischer (Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and Neptune's Inferno) and Atkinson (The Liberation Trilogy, Long Gray Line and others), Stephen Ambrose and James Bradley.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon August 8th, 2011, 8:51 pm

Welcome, Raymond, glad to have you here! I've always wanted to see Portsmouth.
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Post by Misfit » Mon August 8th, 2011, 9:04 pm

I just love to read, I gotta have a book nearby otherwise I am not happy.
You are not alone. Welcome.
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...is the only place I want to be

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon August 8th, 2011, 9:57 pm

Hi Raymond, welcome to the forum!

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon
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Post by Madeleine » Tue August 9th, 2011, 8:52 am

Hi Raymond and welcome.
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue August 9th, 2011, 9:01 am

Hi and welcome to the forum.

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Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
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Post by Vanessa » Tue August 9th, 2011, 9:34 am

Welcome, Raymond! I hope you enjoy it here.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by LoveHistory » Tue August 9th, 2011, 5:00 pm

Hello Raymond. My Dad reads a lot of military history too. Shaara and Ambrose are high on his list as well.

Newt Gingrich writes HF?

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Post by fljustice » Tue August 9th, 2011, 8:23 pm

Hi, Raymond, and welcome to the forum!
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Raymond
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Post by Raymond » Wed August 10th, 2011, 12:09 am

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Hello Raymond. My Dad reads a lot of military history too. Shaara and Ambrose are high on his list as well.

Newt Gingrich writes HF?[/quote]

Yup. Gingrich writes on the what might have been in history. For instance, he wrote about what would have happened if Lee had taken the flank instead of going up the middle. If the Japanese had destroyed the oil tanks on December 7th. His books are well written and very interesting.

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