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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-06-2005 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use winter time to catch up on my reading. This past week I read two books on Henry Ford, 'My Life And Work' by Henry Ford and Samuel Crowther, and 'Henry Ford's own story' as told to Rose Wilder Lane.

It really is amazing to read about Ford and all the innovations he made. He not only put the nation on wheels, he revolutionized many aspects our our lives that most people take for granted today.

Before those two books I read a biography on the Rockefellars. All I can say is holy smokes, talk about money! I couldn't imagine what it must have been like to have $500 million in 1900! At that time, they said if John D. Rockafellar Sr had been a country, he would have been the 13th most wealthy country in the world. And they still had a hard time finding happiness.

Now I'm reading 'Glory Days, when horsepower and passion rules Detroit' by Jim Wangers of Pontiac GTO fame. It's actually a pretty cool book.

Next up is 'The Jungle' by Upton Sinclair.

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Dave Gibson
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posted 03-06-2005 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Haven't had much time to read lately. But I have read the latest from Clive Clusser, Tom Clancy, Terry Brooks, Dale Brown, J.A. Jance and Tony Hillerman. If you live in the south west, you will enjoy both Jance and Hillerman. Still waiting on the next Terry Goodkind book.

Dave & Terri

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GTRocks
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posted 03-06-2005 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
And they still had a hard time finding happiness.

Beatles told you, "Money can't buy you Love!"

I spent a year doing volunteer work in Costa Rica. Some of the happiest folks I met lived in a little shack with a dirt floor.

I'm a horrible reader. I spend my life reading technical software specs, so when I get out of work the last thing I want to do is pick up a book. I read a few, but I have to have lots of spare time with little distractions, or I'll never get into one. Needless to say with 3 kids, I have plenty of distractions.

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kwazykat
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posted 03-06-2005 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i am currently reading "avoiding prison and other noble vacation goals" by wendy dale (this is a mantra for me and ked when we go anywhere... hahhhahahaaaa)

prior to that i read the latest tom robbins (not his best.... at all....) and "fatal justice: reinvestigating the MacDonald murders" by potter & bost......

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whiteknight289
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posted 03-06-2005 11:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for whiteknight289   Click Here to Email whiteknight289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've read the Dan Brown books this past year, Angels & Demons, Divinci Code, Digital Fortress. Currently working on Tom Clancy's Patriot Games, but I haven't touched it in a month.
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ccode67
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posted 03-07-2005 07:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John Grisham, "The Last Juror", and "The Testament".

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kid vishus
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posted 03-07-2005 08:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been reading "When will Jesus bring the pork chops?" by George Carlin.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-07-2005 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bet that's a good one!

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Mike65
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posted 03-07-2005 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like reading the Spenser novels by Robert B. Parker, I just finished Back Story & just bought one of his latest Bad Business. I like his writing.

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indyphil
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posted 03-07-2005 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like Dale brown and clive cussler, clancey style novels but I rend to read more political historical and non fiction stuff.

I especially enjoyed "faster" By James Gleick

http://fasterbook.com/

I also read a biography of Ben Franklin, by HW brands: The First American

http://www.bookfinder.us/review8/0385495404.html

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hwyman3
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posted 03-07-2005 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3   Click Here to Email hwyman3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does this board count as reading?

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Keahi73
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posted 03-07-2005 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Keahi73   Click Here to Email Keahi73     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been reading the pinstriping books from Stuart, and The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Fastymz
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posted 03-07-2005 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not big on reading, unless it's posted here.
I've been reading "Tales From the Dragstrip" it's about Don Gralits 50 plus years in drag racing. Great book lots of fun to read. Those old timers most have been brave or nuts to try some of the things they did.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-09-2005 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I finished the Wangers book 'Glory Days'

It was pretty interesting, even though he doesn't have much kind things to say about Ford. I never knew he was the guy that came up with the Cobra II package and did the modifications for Ford, when he ran the Motortown Corporation, at least until Ford broke their contract in '77 and did them inhouse.

But, boy, he sure couldn't say honesty was his policy when it came to promoting the GTO!

I remember when I used to work at dealerships all the sales people used to say "It not the deal you got, it's the deal you think you got that matters!"

I guess in marketing cars the saying must be "It's not the car they bought, it's the car they think they bought!"

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IIGood
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posted 03-09-2005 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kid vishus:
I've been reading "When will Jesus bring the pork chops?" by George Carlin.

I read that a couple months ago. Rather amusing, I thought. Especially liked all the customer service/retail euphemisms. Rang all too true. LOL.

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kid vishus
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posted 03-09-2005 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by IIGood:
I read that a couple months ago. Rather amusing, I thought. Especially liked all the customer service/retail euphemisms. Rang all too true. LOL.



All the comparisons between the religious fanatics and the UFO beleivers is a hoot also, and very true.

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xaeubanks
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posted 03-09-2005 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for xaeubanks   Click Here to Email xaeubanks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Right now I'm reading a Patricia Cornwell book.

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kwazykat
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posted 03-09-2005 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
just finished the earlier mentioned book yesterday and have now picked-up one ked sent my way:

"the barbarians are coming" david wong louie

this guy is an engaging writer.... i refuse to stop reading even though i can barely keep my eyes open .... next thing i know i hear the book fall off the bed and figure it is time to go to sleep..... heh heh..... danged wicked wacky stuff.....

kk

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lyle29464
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posted 03-09-2005 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyle29464   Click Here to Email lyle29464     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by hwyman3:
[B]Does this board count as reading?

nope no credit for required reading>

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SUBMARINER MUSTANGER
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posted 03-10-2005 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SUBMARINER MUSTANGER   Click Here to Email SUBMARINER MUSTANGER     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lincoln/Mercury EVTM's, Ford TSB's and Penthouse in the toilet.

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66HIPO&more
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Left Behind series, just finished book 9 of 12. Very strange, but I'm hooked.
Can't read them straight through, have to alternate with something between each book in the series.

Next is Jimmy Buffets "A Salty Piece of Land."

J.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-30-2005 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just finished Howard Hughes' biography. I never thought I wouldn't want to swap places with a billionaire, but holy crap that man was messed up!

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posted 03-31-2005 05:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ve been reading Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance....And mustang mags of course...

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posted 03-31-2005 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance. thats hard reading right thar.
I enjoyed it though.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-31-2005 08:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave Witthoeft:
I ve been reading Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance....And mustang mags of course...

That's a great book, one of my favorites. Makes me feel like doing a road trip just thinking about it.

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posted 03-31-2005 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for whiteknight289   Click Here to Email whiteknight289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave Witthoeft:
I ve been reading Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance.

I often think of the part in the book where he describes the difference in how people approach repairs. Some feel the only way to make sure it is right is to do it yourself, and others only feel secure if they've paid a 'professional' to do it, even though that professional may have less experience or knowledge.

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I've been reading Radios and Electronics and Comp Cams cam cards...

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Joe Grippo
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posted 03-31-2005 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Grippo   Click Here to Email Joe Grippo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Unfair Advantage - Mark Donahue...also the latest Rodders Journal.

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posted 03-31-2005 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66HIPO&more     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
That's a great book, one of my favorites. Makes me feel like doing a road trip just thinking about it.


Me too Steve. It's one I still have to get Mike to read. Great book.
When do we leave?
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-31-2005 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm ready now, I have spring/cabin fever you wouldn't believe!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-16-2005 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just read a funny book, Jay Leno's autobiography 'Leading with my chin.' I liked it so much I read all 278 pages in one sitting. I highly recommend it.

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posted 04-16-2005 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I just read a funny book, Jay Leno's autobiography 'Leading with my chin.' I liked it so much I read all 278 pages in one sitting. I highly recommend it.


Yep. Liked that one too..

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posted 04-17-2005 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also enjoyed Leno`s book, as well as Jerry Seinfelds "Sein Language". Two funny books about 2 very funny men. As for car books, I have a copy of "Monarch-Meteor", that I really like, which is all about the Canadian built Fords & Mercury`s from 1946 to the mid 70`s, as well as a history of Ford of Canada, which was started in the early 1900`s. Lots of interesting archive photo`s, and production figures on the unique Canadian vehicles, including Mercury pickups, & large commercial vehicles.

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