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Re: Book recommendations and reviews

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:37 pm
by vagabond
Spartan Actual wrote:We Did Nothing: Why the Truth Doesn't Always Come Out When the UN Goes in (Linda Polman)
A book for tea baggers? Who cares. More seriously recommended for those who understand the UN, realize the crucial distinction between the organization and its members, and are concerned about it for all the correct reasons, such as wanting to see it stronger and more effective.


Most, if not all, of the readers and posters on BFC have some travel experience in conflict areas and counties where
the UN is "working".

Can you point me to the place where, on measure, the UN has made anything better for
the indig population?

Even UNICEF is a discunctional program that serves merely as a dating service for th male UN "workers"


You might also want to check out "Emergency Sex: And Other Desperate Measures" - the female writer's part isn't much of anything but the lawyer and doctor's parts are pretty interesting

Re: Book recommendations and reviews

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:16 pm
by St John Smythe
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Re: Book recommendations and reviews

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:33 pm
by AztecDave
just picked up "The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today" by Thomas E. Ricks. Have just got into it. Looks like a promising read. especially the part that rapes Tommy Franks. Franks should have gotten the hook right away. Anywho, looking forward to the rest of it.

Re: Book recommendations and reviews

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:25 am
by tlcfj40
I just finished reading "GB 84", a fictional work on the miner's strike in England. Good read, as were his Red Riding series. Would anyone have suggestions on other books that are about the 1984 Miner's Strike? In particular, I'd like read something from both sides of that, if possible.

Also, does anyone know of any mystery books with the Troubles set as a backdrop? I finished reading three of Stuart Nevilles' books, his newest Ratlines is on order.

Re: Book recommendations and reviews

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:46 am
by nowonmai
tlcfj40 wrote:I just finished reading "GB 84", a fictional work on the miner's strike in England. Good read, as were his Red Riding series. Would anyone have suggestions on other books that are about the 1984 Miner's Strike? In particular, I'd like read something from both sides of that, if possible.

Also, does anyone know of any mystery books with the Troubles set as a backdrop? I finished reading three of Stuart Nevilles' books, his newest Ratlines is on order.


Are you stuck in a 1980s British time warp? Nightmare.

Not sure what a mystery book is but this was popular at the time. Got made into a TV film as well.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Harrys-Game-Gerald-Seymour/dp/0552147222

As for the miners strike I'm just glad that it is no longer on the news every night ad nauseam. I cant imagine anything more dull than reading about it.

Re: Book recommendations and reviews

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:42 am
by Yeahsure
"The Lords Of Finance" Liaquat Ahmed

Re: Book recommendations and reviews

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:13 pm
by Rhah
In the Shadows of Empires by Sir Jens. Great little book about Vlad III of Wallachia

Re: Book recommendations and reviews

PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:15 am
by Devlin
I just completed several books on Charles Becker. He was a the first Police Officer put to death for a crime he did under the color of authority. Good stuff and at this point it looks as if he was railroaded.

Re: Book recommendations and reviews

PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:49 am
by Kurt
Devlin wrote:I just completed several books on Charles Becker. He was a the first Police Officer put to death for a crime he did under the color of authority. Good stuff and at this point it looks as if he was railroaded.


Rosenthal.

Was that person related to the Rosenthal of Black Sox fame? If so, then I could see him being set up.

Re: Book recommendations and reviews

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:13 am
by AztecDave
"Prisoners of Geography" by Tim Marshall. An excellent book with condensed info on geopolitics.

https://www.amazon.com/Prisoners-Geogra ... 538&sr=8-1