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Re: Best books you have read [Re: Gulo] #7089010
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Originally Posted by Gulo
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Yes, I've read The Big Sky 4 or 5 times. The Way West a couple times, and These Thousand Hills. Was not aware of Fair Land until now.


I keep a set of those three books in each location. No idea how many times I've read them smile One of those.........born too late series of books !!

A few years ago I visited Three Island Crossing . Quite the feat those people pulled off!


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Re: Best books you have read [Re: Jacks] #7089012
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KJV Bible.


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Re: Best books you have read [Re: Jacks] #7089014
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Great thread OP.


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Re: Best books you have read [Re: WadeRyan] #7089038
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Originally Posted by WadeRyan
On the Road by Jack Kerouac.


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Re: Best books you have read [Re: Mark June] #7089052
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Originally Posted by Mark June
"Sacred Marriage" by Gary Thomas
Read this book this year.
Crazy worthy.
Wish they had it when I got married.
Would have made a world of difference along the way.
My Mrs. really enjoyed it as well.
We gave it as a true Christmas gift last year to all our married children.
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Mark, just started this one myself.
(Btw, to other Tman members, its not bragging to say you read marriage books. It show you take marriage seriously. As husbands, we're responsible if you have a good/bad marriage. So, reading marriage books shows you've cowboyed up)

Alistair MacLean has some good reads

Bows on the little delta by Glenn St. Charles


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Re: Best books you have read [Re: Jacks] #7089060
12/14/20 12:08 PM
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-The Story - Abridged, novel style version of the bible
-Something of Value - Ruark
-Death in the Long Grass - Capstick
-Final Frontiersman - Campbell (Heimo Korth story)
-How to Win Friends and Influence People - Carnegie
-Lord of the Rings/Hobbit series - Tolkien




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Re: Best books you have read [Re: Jacks] #7089085
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Neither Wolf nor Dog by Ken Nerben (sp). He wrote two mod books in the series.

Re: Best books you have read [Re: martentrapper] #7089095
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Originally Posted by martentrapper
Unintended Consequences.

Came to post this and Big Sky by A B Guthrie

Re: Best books you have read [Re: Jacks] #7089108
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This Tender Land and Ordinary Grace are two books I have read recently. The aurhor is William Kent Krueger. Remember also guys and gals that most if not all the books mentioned on this thread can be purchased used at Alibris.com. I have been buying books for years on this website and rarely pay over a dollar or two per copy. Shipping usually runs 3 or 4 dollars, but still much better than retail.

Re: Best books you have read [Re: Jacks] #7089109
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I havenít read many, but Big Sky and Mountain Man are two that I really enjoyed.

Re: Best books you have read [Re: Jacks] #7089116
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I'll recommend another author. If you like the west and well written fiction with an historical basis, then pick up most anything by Ivan Doig.

This House of Sky, Sweet Thunder, The bartender's Tale, Last Bus to Wisdom. and many more.

Most are about growing up and living in rural Montana.


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I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes may be the best book Iíve ever read, and I read one or two books a week. You can buy it on Alibris.com for a few bucks.

Re: Best books you have read [Re: Jacks] #7089154
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Pumpkin rollers, Elmer kelton


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Re: Best books you have read [Re: Jacks] #7089227
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Re: Best books you have read [Re: martentrapper] #7089228
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Originally Posted by martentrapper
Unintended Consequences.


Ditto.

I am fortunate enough to own a copy and I read it once a year.

The first time I read it was as a free PDF I downloaded from somewhere online. Probably got me on a watch list but that ship has likely sailed anyway.

Mike


One man with a gun may control 100 others who have none.

Vladimir Lenin
Re: Best books you have read [Re: Jacks] #7089237
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A recent read I was given, and had no expectations for - but REALLY enjoyed - is The Which Way Tree by Elizabeth Crook.


"...if it moves, ground check that joker and tear at it with your pointy teeth. But save all the green stuff for the hippies." --The Possum Man


Re: Best books you have read [Re: Jacks] #7089281
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Here's a few worth reading:

Without Remorse by Tom Clancy (Easily his best)
All of the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child (25 and counting)
Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn (17 books)
The Red Sparrow Trilogy by Jason Matthews
The Jason Bourne Series by Robert Ludlum
The Dirk Pitt books by Clive Cussler
Stephan Hunter (Bob Lee Swagger series. (11), Earl Swagger-3, Ray Cruz-2, Stand Alone-7. All Good Reads and Hunter knows his guns.

The Big Sky Trilogy by AB Guthrie
The Klondike Fever: The Life and Death of the Last Gold Rush by Pierre Berton
Theodore Roosevelt wrote some good hunting books. African Game Trails, Hunting the Grisly and Other Sketches, Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, Hunting Trips of a Ranchman
The Wilderness of Denali and The Wilderness of the Upper Yukon by Charles Sheldon


Peter Hathway Capstick if you like African hunting stories.
Adventures of an Elephant Hunter by James Sunderland
Memories of an African Hunter by Denis D. Lyell
A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa by Fredrick Courtney Selous
The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter by WDM Bell

Jack O'Connor
Elmer Keith
Jim Carmichael

Always on the hunt for good books.

Re: Best books you have read [Re: aknome] #7089298
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Where to starts LOL

I like the Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt book series (reminds me of me an my best friends a bit LOL)
The Killer Angels - Greta book about Gettysburg
Dances with Wolves
My Side of the Mountain - One of my favorites

Anything by:
Robert Ruark
Peter Hathaway Capstick
Jim Corbett
WDM Bell
C.H, Stigand
Frank Hibben

Months of the Sun by Ian Nyschens - agree with tomahawker its a great read
Adventures of an Elephant Hunter by James Sutherland is another one
Jungle Man by PJ Pretorious
Tigero by Sasha Siemel - hunting jaguars with a spear!


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Re: Best books you have read [Re: Jacks] #7089313
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A good one I couldn't put down lately was;

Spirit of the Rainforest: A Yanomamo Shaman's story, by Mark Ritchie.

Great non-fiction read of natives in South America. Several reviews said it should be required reading in every school.
A quick quote from the cover;
Jungleman, Yanomamo shaman, is sharp with his words. It is their cultural way, where the first words out of one's mouth show intent for all that follow.
"These nabas (white people) might know a lot of things, but they are dumber than we Yanomamo. Even animals care who watches when they mate."

Nuff said. Best read other than scripture for me this year.


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Re: Best books you have read [Re: Jacks] #7089322
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Empire of the Summer Moon. I read a lot of western history because a lot took place in my home state of Montana. But this is one of THE best books I've ever read. It is the story of the Comanches and Quannah Parker, the last great war chief. I can remember the author's name of the top of my head, but he is a great writer. The research he did to write that book must have been unbelievable.

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