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    Rickie Lee Jones's autobiography, "Last Chance Texaco".
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    *Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival* by Tom Clavin - Kindle edition. Captivating account of Joe Moser, pilot of a P-38, who was shot down over Germany, captured and spent time in Buchenwald and other prison facilities before being liberated at the end of the war.

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    The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi. So much fun!
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    The Prado, a guide and important works, sorry to say that it is a little dry with the bare minimum of plates and illustrations.

    I bought the book in 1968, I am ashamed to say that this is the first time that I have read it.

    It would not have done me any harm at all to have waited a while longer.
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    Stars & Lights, a magnificent collection of night photos of lighthouses with starry backgrounds. Some of the photos include Orion, the Big Dipper, and the Milky Way.

    Accompanied by several pages of the stories behind the pictures.

    As I was stationed in Newport RI for Navy officer training, and as an [amateur] astronomer and photographer, I really enjoyed the book.

    Amazon and Alibris are sold out, but I found it available at https://www.starsandlighthouses.com/where-to-buy
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    The Overstory, a magisterial novel by Richard Powers that entwines the lives of forests and trees with human events.



    Very well-written. I liked it for the most part, although he did get rather florid (pun intended) on the subject of trees.

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    The Safety Trap, by Spencer Coursen.

    A former Army Ranger and protection agent teaches us how to identify and eliminate threats in our daily lives. He provides strategies for responding to active shooter situations, and explains why children can seek help from trustworthy adult strangers - and how children can tell which strangers to trust. The author suggests why we should be more circumspect about what and when we post on social media.

    The author was recently a guest on The Art of Manliness Podcast. The show notes contain some helpful links.

    As a former Navy officer who once served as a peace officer, I highly recommend this book and/or the podcast to those who want to keep themselves safe and want their friends, family, and loved ones to keep themselves safe.
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    Started reading The Lunar Housewife by Caroline Woods, a high-concept thriller about US government attempts to infiltrate the publishing world, in the 1950s.

    A key scene, in 1954, has the writer searching for her novel-in-progress only to find her boyfriend has run it through a paper shredder.

    A brief search told me that paper shredders weren't commercially available until 1959 at the earliest. Why didn't the author or her editors trouble to fix such a glaring error?

    When I hit some bonehead goof such as that, it blows my "willing suspension of disbelief" all to hell.

    Next book. . .

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    Finished Profiles in Corruption by Peter Schweizer. Profiles of politicians and the games they play. Harris, Biden, Booker, Warren (E), Sherrod Brown, Bernie Sanders, Klobuchar, Garcetti. I've often wondered how politicians get so rich over time. Now I know. It explains why he chose this bunch. Very unpartisan. Difficult to put this book down.
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