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#1 Posted on 28.12.05 1225.19
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I recieved about $50 in Barnes and Noble gift cards for Christmas, but the closest one is about a 45 minute trek for me. While online I saw a lot of books but couldnt decide if they would be worth my time to order.

I particularly enjoy biographies, and was wondering if anybody had any suggestions as to what might be a decent one to order.

BTW, I have all the (good) WWE ones, and most of my sports/music heros, so I am looking for something off the normal path.

Any help?
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#2 Posted on 28.12.05 1350.33
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    I particularly enjoy biographies, and was wondering if anybody had any suggestions as to what might be a decent one to order.


jack - by Jack Welch is great, I thought.

Ordinary Genius - about Einstein

Capote - about Truman Capote by Gerald Clarke is fantastic.

and do you have Room Full of Mirrors? That is, IMO, the definitive Bio of Jimi Hendrix
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#3 Posted on 28.12.05 1525.08
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I enjoyed Heloise and Abelard: A New Biography by James Burge
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#4 Posted on 29.12.05 0824.22
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Our Endangered Values by Jimmy Carter was a great read.
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#5 Posted on 29.12.05 1333.10
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During one Annual Training a few years back at Ft. McCoy, I couldn't put this one down out in the field:

My American Journey by Colin Powell (BN.com)

Granted, it's an autobiography, but still...awesome read.
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#6 Posted on 29.12.05 1622.35
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THanks! I have read the Colin Powell one.

I am thinking the Capote one would be interesting! THanks guys!
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#7 Posted on 29.12.05 1716.33
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I can second the mention of "Ordinary Genius".

I'll also plug "Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman" by James Gleick. For a lighter read on the same topic (i.e. Feynman), try "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman" and "What Do You Care What Other People Think".

Also of note, although not quite "biography" are the two collections of the letters of Hunter S. Thompson: "The Proud Highway" and "Fear and Loathing in America". Utterly fascinating, and for more than just the obvious reasons.
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#8 Posted on 29.12.05 1810.35
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I had never heard of Richard Feynman. Thanks GOOGLE and Thanks tarnish. I am going to get that!

Seems like one interesting guy!


edit:
Barnesandnoble.com sucks! Cant combine gift cards. Moral of the story, have your friends/family pool thier money together and buy ONE gift card!





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#9 Posted on 30.12.05 1324.32
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There is a perfectly good book that just came out by Eddie Guerrero that you could get.

Proceeds from the sale of the book goes to his family, you know.
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#10 Posted on 30.12.05 1917.45
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    Originally posted by Stilton
    Our Endangered Values by Jimmy Carter was a great read.


somehow I just can't see StaggerLee rushing out to pick this one up.

For the Political, there is a new anti-Hillary Clinton biography that seems entertaining.

For Wrestling, I'd try the Vince Russo one. He is a professional writer, so you'd think he'd be able to write a good book.

For Baseball, I'd get the Lou Pinella one even if it is old-(oop).

For general sports, I'd go with the Gary Smith collection, good value at under $15 and a ton of short biographies in it.
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#11 Posted on 4.1.06 1754.28
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WEll, thanks for the input, I ended up getting the Eddie Geurerro book, the Vince Russo book, a book on the Yom Kippur War, LIVE FROM BAGDAD, and that book 'the cost of friendship' about the Bush administration.


ALmost done with the Eddie book, suprising how honest he is about his drug problems in the book. And, the story of Art Barr dying is so ssad and ironic with some of the stuff he says.

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