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20 December 2014, 09:00 AM
NWTF Longhunter
What is your favorite book?
Anything by Allan Eckert, "The Frontiersman", "That Dark and Bloody River" are two of my favorites.
20 December 2014, 10:12 AM
MountainRanger
Mine is We Were Soldiers Once and Young by Harold G. Moore and Joseph Galloway. I served two tours in the Central Highlands in Viet Nam, Republic of (different time and unit)but the scenes and descriptions scared the crap out of me all over again hehe Big Grin... oh, I also really enjoy The Corps series (10 books) by W.E.B. Griffin.


Sua Sponte
20 December 2014, 11:22 AM
andy*
WE ARE SOILDERS STILL.....tells of their return trip to Viet Nam in the 90's....that's a good read as well....
Andy


Follow me I am the Infantry
21 December 2014, 09:24 AM
scoundrel
I did two tours in the central highlands as well. Both the book and movie effect me.
quote:
Originally posted by MountainRanger:
Mine is We Were Soldiers Once and Young by Harold G. Moore and Joseph Galloway. I served two tours in the Central Highlands in Viet Nam, Republic of (different time and unit)but the scenes and descriptions scared the crap out of me all over again hehe Big Grin... oh, I also really enjoy The Corps series (10 books) by W.E.B. Griffin.

21 December 2014, 09:28 AM
scoundrel
The book that I read most regularly at this time, usually in the morning while waiting for daylight, is "the Encyclopedia of Trade Goods, Vol. 1, Firearms of the Fur Trade." I've learned a lot from it.
01 January 2015, 12:06 PM
Del Gue
I just finished "Killing Jesus", I thought it was excellent. Reading "Killing Patton" next.
INRI


It's not the first time, I've protected my hair, in just such a manner.
01 January 2015, 06:02 PM
volatpluvia
I read KILLING LINCOLN and KILLING PATTON. I have KILLING KENNEDY on my kindle. I haven't bought KILLING JESUS yet but I might.
El Leon(


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02 January 2015, 05:39 PM
vthunter
Just finished "A Hunters Wandering in Africa", by F.C. Sealous....an interesting read of an old time adventurer travelling The Dark Continent in the last of the 19th century, hunting with a pair of 4 ga. BP rifles!....Gary


" You do with your scalp as you wish and don't be telling us what to with ours."
06 January 2015, 01:01 PM
Josh Crain
quote:
Originally posted by Fiddlesticks:
I'll be dogged!---is that book by THE Winston Churchill? Ol' Winnie?

Jehoshaphat!---it's free on Kindle! Lemme see now . . . punch that button right there . . . lessee, lessee . . . waiting . . . Got it!

Done read Black Arrow; I'll take a whack at this'n.

Thanks Josh.

Fiddlesticks


The American, Winston Churchill. Not the Brit. Wink In fact, being contemporaries of eachother, the American wrote the Prime Minister and told him one of them should change their name to avoid confusion. But he also wrote that there would be no chance that he himself would be the one to do it! So the Prime Minister took to signing Sir before his name. Big Grin Btw, when u get through with Richard Carval, read The Crises by the same author.


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~Malachi 3:7b
08 January 2015, 07:40 AM
Fiddlesticks
Well, tie me over a barl and give me a whoopin'! You mean we've got one, too? I'll be dogged again . . .

I'll check out that other book . . .

Thanks.

Fiddlesticks


As long as there's Limb Bacon a man'll eat! (But mebbe not his wife...)
25 July 2015, 01:55 AM
Idaho Sharpshooter
King James Bible.

The biography of George Drouillard (pr: Drewyer), Hunter & Interpreter for the Lewis & Clark Expedition and Fur Trader 1807-1810, by Skarsten. A rather unwieldy title, but a great read.

He was hired by L&C as a hunter. Clark sent him after the deserter Bissonnette with the order to "bring him back, dead or alive...". Dead. He was later tried for murder in St Louis, but acquitted on the grounds that an expedition had the same rules RE: desertion from a ship.

Fantastic read.
31 July 2015, 01:58 PM
Patrick R.
Hello!

I just recently bought original 1911 and 1913 1st Editions of George Bird Grinnell's "Trails of the Pathfinders" and "Beyond the Old Frontier." These are my favorite two books as they are shortened versions of multiple story's and books about the early fur traders and explorers. I have been searching for these in hard cover for quite some time now. I was really happy to find them. They are in great shape with clean pages and that old book smell. If you like old hard cover books check out biblio.com but don't buy any of the old fur trade books as they are on my wishlist. Wink

Thanks for all of the book suggestions and discussions.


"...having Providence for their founder and Nature for shepherd, gardener, and historian."
31 July 2015, 02:43 PM
scoundrel
It was Manuel Lisa who sent George Drouillard after Bissonette. The Corps of Discovery deserter that Drouillard recovered was Moses Reed. Interestingly, George Shannon was on the Jury that aquitted Drouillard.
quote:
Originally posted by Idaho Sharpshooter

The biography of George Drouillard (pr: Drewyer), Hunter & Interpreter for the Lewis & Clark Expedition and Fur Trader 1807-1810, by Skarsten. A rather unwieldy title, but a great read.

He was hired by L&C as a hunter. Clark sent him after the deserter Bissonnette with the order to "bring him back, dead or alive...". Dead. He was later tried for murder in St Louis, but acquitted on the grounds that an expedition had the same rules RE: desertion from a ship.

Fantastic read.

31 July 2015, 03:28 PM
MountainRanger
That sounds pretty interesting. I'll look for that at the library.


Sua Sponte
14 September 2015, 07:49 AM
kopfjaeger
Last Of The Mohicans. by James Fenimore Cooper

War On The Run. by John F. Ross

Drums Along The Mowhawk. by Walter D. Edmonds

Master Of The Wilderness ( Daniel Boone ). by John Edwin Bakeless


" A godly man and his rifle deprive sleep from the wicked, A christian man who prays is the defeater of evil, A praying man who will fight is the conqueror of nations and the hope of the oppressed "
24 September 2015, 11:26 PM
Crossfox
Received the book "Voyages of the Steamboat Yellow Stone" by Donald Jackson for my birthday in August. It is a good read of the impact the pioneering steamboat had on the Upper Missouri River and the western fur trade. And its major role in the creation of the Republic of Texas.

Regards, xfox


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25 September 2015, 01:15 PM
Patrick R.
quote:
Originally posted by kopfjaeger:

Last Of The Mohicans. by James Fenimore Cooper

War On The Run. by John F. Ross

Drums Along The Mowhawk. by Walter D. Edmonds

Master Of The Wilderness ( Daniel Boone ). by John Edwin Bakeless


Interesting that you mentioned Last of the Mohicans, I tried to read that book twice, but (1)its past my reading level, and (2)that singer guy that was traveling with them drove me crazy. I found it a very strange story for a classic. I did skip to the very back to see who the Last Mohican was. I was a bit shocked and saddened. I am not a big fan of novels as I hate being riled up or saddened by fictional stories. (Which is also why I haven't ever finished Ruxton's books. I know, Im sorry, Im sorry.) Im glad that Last of the Mohicans is one of your favorite books. It was not one of mine, but that is why they write lots of books right?



On a side note: I once borrowed a book, (a thick paper back copy) and never finished it before returning, about Crazy Horse and Custer. It was a modern book that parallels their lives. I think it had a good deal about Crazy Horse's early life as unknowingly told by Francis Parkman's The Oregon Trail (Probably my all time favorite book.) as Parkman lived with his family in his travels. I would like to read the Custer/Crazy Horse book in parallel with Parkman this winter.

I do not know the name of the Custer/Crazy Horse book. Does anybody have any suggestions as to the name?

Thanks for all of the book suggestions. I hope to do a lot more paper thumbing and much, much less iphoneing this winter.


"...having Providence for their founder and Nature for shepherd, gardener, and historian."
25 September 2015, 03:25 PM
MountainRanger
Try this one:

Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors
by Stephen E. Ambrose


Sua Sponte
26 September 2015, 11:35 AM
Birdman61
To many to pick a real favorite because of so many of my varied interests. Mark Bakers books, john Curry's articles n book along with books on Gengus Khan, Vikings, and modern books like the Patriot series by Rawles. Fiction, non fiction, novels, hands on diy, all can be informative in their own way. Even catalogs of antique tools,axes,knives etc can be enlightening and aid in answering questions
26 September 2015, 02:16 PM
uncle snore
quote:
Originally posted by Loyalist Dave:
Oliver Wiswell by Kenneth Roberts (also wrote Northwest Passage) . I don't just like it because it's about a loyalist (go figure)..., I liked it as it was published in the year prior to WWII and he did a very good job in getting the reader to be on the side of the main character just as America was getting ready to go to war, and while Europe had already begun WWII. That's not an easy thing to do in such times.

LD
I have to agree, Roberts other books are great also. read Arundel and Rabble in Arms also