- Apr 30, 2013
I just printed the list. I am sad to say that I have only read 2 on Mattis' favorites list. I must get busy.Delve into GEN Mattis’ favorite books. A true warrior-scholar.
Yep!!!Ooh. Capt Horatio Hornblower, Royal Navy. And the TV mini-series from the late 90’s - early 2000’s with Ioan Grufydd.
Hoopla is also a good source of downloadable reading.If you have a library card with your hometown library, look into the Cloud Library app. Download the free app onto your device, open the free app, look for your library, put in your account number, set up your profile, look for books by genre, author, etc., or browse the newly arrived. My library also has Kanopy, with foreign and art house films and documentaries. Overdrive is another library e-book app that is often used, but I tend to use Cloud Library. I assume there are mobile versions for computer use. Reading books this way is not my favorite, but I like having books with me, and the portability is unbeatable.
Oh, and if you ever want to read a book that takes forever to read (or feels like it), I labored through the 760 pages of Thomas Pynchon’s “Gravity’s Rainbow” in college. I’m still not sure I got the point.
Edward Rutherfurd writes long, historical sagas, based on the actual history of each location. set in various places ( Paris, New York, London, The Princes of Ireland, The Rebels of Ireland, to name a few of his titles). He generally invents about 6-7 families, then traces their lives and the lives of their descendants. Each book ranges from 600-1,000 plus pages. His newest book, China, is to be released in Spring 2021. I am really surprised that Rutherfurd isn't a household name.Yep!!!
CS Forester, Dudley Pope, Alexander Kent, Patrick O'Brien, Frederick Marryatt (see a trend here? CaptMJ will understand)
ANY W. E. B. Griffin series
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