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texrope

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Finished reading this book. About driving cattle to Blackfoot Reservation from Texas back in late 1800's . Interesting read.
 

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Recently finished these two:
The first is a fascinating storying pitting a pair of railroad tycoons (Santa Fe and Denver-Rio Grande lines) as they find themselves in multiple head-to-head altercations to lay rail lines through contested areas (mostly in Colorado) as they work to connect the Eastern United States to the west coast.

The second is ever so slightly outdated but an eye-opening perspective of various counties and their geopolitical viewpoints. Very interesting details of relationships between countries, territories and feuds between religions and tribes, how may borders were formed as "lines on a map" by English royalty and China's global presence and continued outreach and investment.
 

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Harrier

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The second is ever so slightly outdated but an eye-opening perspective of various counties and their geopolitical viewpoints. Very interesting details of relationships between countries, territories and feuds between religions and tribes, how may borders were formed as "lines on a map" by English royalty and China's global presence and continued outreach and investment.
The geography book sounds interesting. I read a report once that said the reason Europe developed as a bunch of small countries with their own separate languages & cultures was that the major rivers all run directly to the sea, rather than interconnecting the way the Missouri, Ohio, Mississippi etc rivers in North America come together. Europe’s lack of geographical interconnectivity led to isolated cultures, which had predictable political and historical results.
 

CowboyLeroy

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Not currently reading it, but I just finished maybe the best book I ever read. "A land remembered" by Patrick Smith
 

bradr

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Just finished Jack Carr's 4th book: Devil's Hand. I've heard he's working on another, can't wait.
 

Werty

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I just finished the" The Final Frontiersman", about Heimo and Edna Korth. It a good book.
 

longbow51

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About halfway through Nomadland. Lots of folks living in vans who were formerly well employed, but lost it all in the 2008 recession and, through factories closed.

Interesting read, and makes you feel so blessed to have a home.
 

Southern Elk

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I was looking for something to read on my phone while elk hunting/camping. This popped up as being free in the Apple book store. I have never read a book on my phone but thought I’d give it a try. It was an easy and entertaining read. Looks like there are 9 books in the series and I will have to buy the next one. Has anyone read any of books 2-9?
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I'm Reading a collection of short stories my father gave me. I looked and it is available on Amazon.

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