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 Posted: Fri Dec 15th, 2006 12:52 pm
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Johan Steele
Life NRA,SUVCW # 48,Legion 352

Joined: Sat Dec 2nd, 2006
Location: South Of The North 40, Minnesota USA
Posts: 1065

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Widow wrote: Johan, I am impressed!

Um, you already had that list typed and sorted by authors' names, I think?  At first I thought it was going to be list of your current reading, but it's your library and list of books read.

Your range of interests is both wide and deep, with several reference works about weapons, etc.

My reading is all over the place too, but with no particular purpose other than to scratch that old curiosity itch.


My father was a gunsmith for 20 odd years then switched to Blacksmith n Welding when I was 10 or so.  I grew up with the smell of gun oil and woodsmoke being that scent of home.  So I have a natural interest in the arms of the period... plus they are so much more artistic than the hunks of steel and plastic of modern armies.  My wife also tells me my taste is all over the place... great minds think alike?

You also mentioned Stephen Ambrose... look to his biography of Upton.  I blame Ambrose for getting me hooked on the man.  And his parallel biographies of Crazy Horse and Custer is increadible.

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