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    Default Re: What Was the Last Book You Read?

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    Kindle edition of *Where Away: A Modern Odyssey* (1944) by George Sessions Perry and Isabel Leighton. Very fine account of the travails of the light cruiser USS Marblehead and its crew, who were bombed by Japanese forces and almost sunk in one of the first Pacific naval battles of WWII. Over the course of several months, the crew were able to sail the severely damaged vessel to New York, via (among other stops) Ceylon, South Africa and Brazil - - a journey of about 16,000 miles.
    I just read this to my husband; he dashed away to hunt for it online. Thanks for the tip.
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    Thanks for the mention; just ordered it online.
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    Countdown 1945, by Chris Wallace.

    Account of the 116 days from the time then Vice-President Truman was notified of FDR's death to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    Included is a photo of Major General Leslie Groves Jr. at his desk holding a fountain pen.
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    "Fen Country" by Edmund Crispin

    everyone must read.

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    Sylvia Townsend Warner: Lolly Willowes. An author I've always been aware of but put off until now. What a treat!
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