The Reading Rainbow Book Thread

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  1. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Chernow has a gift for telling history as a story.
     
  2. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    Yeah it’s well organized.

    Read Isaacson’s on Franklin and working on McCullough’s John Adams right now and both are good, but just like the way Hamilton was put together. Washington is next.
     
  3. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    Unscripted by Ernie Johnson Jr. is a great read.

    Helluva man.
     
  4. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    That does sound good.

    I also really want to read the Wooden bio by Seth Davis, but I loathe Seth Davis and don't want him to make a penny off me.
     
  5. YankeeVol

    YankeeVol Member

    Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN

    Good read, even if it doesn't really talk about why they suck now too much.
     
  6. YankeeVol

    YankeeVol Member

    Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL.

    I really think they void have lasted had they stayed in the spring for a a few more years.
     
  7. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    Trump really [uck fay]ed that league.
     
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  8. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    Bigly
     
  9. YankeeVol

    YankeeVol Member

    He single-handedly ruined the USFL
     
  10. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    All because he wanted a NFL franchise
     
  11. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Chernow is coming to knoxvile may 7.
     
  12. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    Re-reading Heinlein's Starship Troopers. It is interesting the amount of debate over a book that is relatively small, and also the amount of influence this book had on science fiction going forward is downright incredible.
     
  13. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    Was that the movie about the bugs?
     
  14. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    The movie has as much in common with the book as I do with Ocho Cinco.
     
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  15. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    [penis]
     
  16. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    In all seriousness, the guy that directed the Starship Troopers movie never read the book. He just knew the character names and that they fought 'bugs' and it was, according to many critics, a book promoting fascism. So, he made a movie to satire what he read the book was about without ever having read the damn thing.
     
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  17. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    I have to admit, I watch it when I'm flipping through the channels and see it
     
  18. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    Just imagine all those soldiers wearing giant mech suits. That is one difference between the movie and the book.
     
  19. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Gonna recommend "Snowmen All Year". It's a literary classic.
     
  20. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    11-22-63 is a series on Hulu. Started watching it today. Not bad, but not the book either
     

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