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Re: What are you reading?

Postby scalba123 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:36 pm

leggaj5 wrote:The Civil War: A Narrative - Shelby Foote


Great read!!!

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby wooderson » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:45 pm

MountainMedic wrote: Next up: Something epic. Either The Satanic Verses or Infinite Jest.


Highly recommend the latter... get yourself two bookmarks. :wink:

I actually just finished a book-length interview w/ DFW called "Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself." Good stuff. Lots of interesting little tidbits about his life.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby zoriloco » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:28 am

I just got me a 6 months old German Shepard Mix pup and im reading Cesar Way by Cesar Millan. Describes dog behavior and how to deal with common dog problems. Im really enjoying it.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby MountainMedic » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:50 am

Thought I might put in a plug for Wilderness Medicine, 6th ed by John Auerbach. I've had it in PDF for a few months and recently ponied up for the hard copy. Trying to make it through a chapter every 2-3 days (they're quite dense). It's for the medically inclined, but includes great explanations on AMS/HAPE/HACE, reduction of dislocations, suturing, some fun drugs, hypothermia, etc.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Mindy » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:22 am

1) Mountain Heroes - Portraits of Adventure by Huw Lewis-Jones. Really enjoying this one. If you like short stories and excellant photography, this one is for you. Someone should do something similar for our Local Mountain Heroes.......

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2) Climbing Dictionary by Matt Samet. Good to have on hand for a “newbie” like me.

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3) Walking by Thoreau. This one speaks for itself.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby reinselc » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:35 am

Team of Rivals, about Abraham Lincoln's political career by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

FASCINATING Stuff you didn't know about Lincoln and the men that served in his cabinet. Great for history buffs or leadership or just for a few funny stories. Would you believe Lincoln told dirty jokes? Frequently? Great read!

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby pills2619 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:54 am

FAR/AIM(Federal Aviation Regulations and Aeronautical Information Manual)!!! only dry for the first 1000 pages
They forget that some crisis is necessary to hone skill. "Near misses," those brief encounters with the reality of mortality, are great learning tools if properly approached. -Denali Climbers Guidebook

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby jbird » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:28 am

Johnson wrote:"The Religious Affections" by Jonathan Edwards is my theological reading at the moment but in terms of climbing, my list for this year includes:

Anatoli Boukreev – The Climb

Charles Houston – K2, The Savage Mountain

Jim Wickwire – Addicted to Danger

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Boukreev tells the other side of the Everest expedition that Krakauer forgot or did not want told.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby SeracZack » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:05 am

jbird wrote:
Johnson wrote:"The Religious Affections" by Jonathan Edwards is my theological reading at the moment but in terms of climbing, my list for this year includes:

Anatoli Boukreev – The Climb

Charles Houston – K2, The Savage Mountain

Jim Wickwire – Addicted to Danger

Colorado 14er Disasters


Boukreev tells the other side of the Everest expedition that Krakauer forgot or did not want told.


If you really want to know about Anatoli, don't read The Climb. It was very poorly translated. Read Above The Clouds.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Alpineair » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:42 am

For more about Anatoli, Krakauer, and the 96 Everest disaster, Goran Kropp's Ultimate High offers another perspective, in addition to being a good adventure read. Too bad his amazing journey was overshadowed by the tragedy.
Now I'm on to When In Doubt Go Higher, the Mountain Gazette Anthology. Kind of sad sometimes if you miss the Co. of yesteryear.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Point North » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:52 am

jbird wrote:Boukreev tells the other side of the Everest expedition that Krakauer forgot or did not want told.


Probably did not want told.

Krakauer is an ass.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby pvnisher » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:06 pm

jbird wrote:Boukreev tells the other side of the Everest expedition that Krakauer forgot or did not want told.


Wait, you mean there is more than one way to interpret a complex, unresolved tragedy? One that assigns motivations to people who, in many cases, died in situ? I don't know, that sounds unpossible.

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