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Books/Poetry/Member Fiction Discuss books or poems you've read or post poems or fiction you've written.

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Old 05-06-2014, 12:10 PM
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Just starting
rise of the warrior cop-the militarization of Americas police forces
By Radley Balko.

The first few pages are pretty interesting history of police forces.
Some interesting facts.
First real police dates to Romans. Interferestingly they went thru same warrior cop growth we are experiencing.

Did you know that originally that no soldiers were even allowed in the city at first. Thier intrusion in the city is the source of the phrase " Crossing the Rubicon. Caesar led his army across the rubicon and started the fall of Rome.
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That the first mention of the castle doctrine was by Cicero the roman statesman.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/161039...&robot_redir=1


bTW my next book.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/086571...&robot_redir=1
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Those sound very interesting reads and how apropos for our day and age.
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Got kind of saturated reading so many SHTF books in a row, took a bread and went back to my favorite western genre.

http://www.amazon.com/Savage-Wilde-T...rebecca+kimbel

I really like this one. As I am closing in on the end, I am actually stopping after a couple chapters so as to make it last. Just looked this morning and found that there are 2 more books in this series - yeah!

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Default The Smoke at Dawn

I just finished. Jeff Shaara's The Smoke at Dawn.
About the battle of Missionary Ridge pitting Grant and Bragg.

Another excellent book. I read this always accompanied by a good battle map.
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The Bread Baker's Apprentice - Peter Reinhart
The Pantry Primer - Daisy Luther
The Prepper's Cookbook - Tess Pennington
Cookin' from Home Storage - Vicki Tate

Looks like I've got food on the brain
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Default The Anarchist Tool Box

All about hand tools with only a couple of machines. Great insight on pro and cons of each and 50 tools you really need.

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When I am too exhausted, ill or busy to work in my shop, I will shuffle down the stairs to my 15' x 25' workshop and simply stand there for a few minutes with my hands on my tools.

To be sure, I thought I was a touch nuts because of this personality quirk. But after reading the oral histories and diaries of craftsmen from the last 300 years, I found it's actually a common trait among artisans. I am drawn, married or perhaps addicted to the things that allow me to coax wood into new shapes. At the same time, my relationship with my tools is like a tumultuous combination of an Italian family drama, a bigamist's decision about who to sleep with and a careful gardener.

This book, “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest,” paints a world where woodworking tools are at the center of an ethical life filled with creating furniture that will last for generations. It makes the case that you can build almost anything with a kit of less than 50 high-quality tools, and it shows you how to select real working tools, regardless of their vintage or brand name.

“The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” will guide you in building a proper chest for your toolkit that follows the ancient rules that have been forgotten or ignored.

And it will make the argument that building a chest and filling it with the right tools just might be the best thing you can do to save our craft.
http://lostartpress.com/collections/...sts-tool-chest
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recently got a new copy of the original 1911 Boy Scout Handbook--quite a hoot, but full of interesting skills that just might come in handy someday. It is different in content than the 1950,s edition I used while scouting.

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Oregon Country: The Story of the 1843 Oregon Trail Migration

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's basically a journal turned into a very readable book of the daily happenings of the first emigrants to forge the Oregon Trail from Independence Mo to Oregon City Or. Really neat to be along for the ride with all the problems and beauty along the trail. I also downloaded a map that I can follow along with each time I read a piece.
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Warship .. by Joshua Dalzelle. New Sci-fi that is actually pretty good. Entertaining, good read.
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"Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Exceptional book- have not seen the movie.
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