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I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. - Harry S. Truman
A Dell Inspiron Win7 531 (AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 5000+) (2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz) (256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT-DDR3)
Another Dell Inspiron 530s XP Intel Pentium Dual Core processor E2140 (1.60GHz,800FSB) (1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz) (128MB ATI Radeon X1300)
An ASUS (Win7 Home Prem. 64 bit) A52JR-X1 (15.6 screen) 4GB DDR3 RAM Core i5 + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 1 G
A 5000/640 DSL connection - networked with a Linksys WRT54G router...
Why do I like broadband?
I feel the need, the need for speed...
My day job
A public high school Special Education/History teacher...
favourite classic film
Citizen Kane - (Rosebud)
My mobile phone
Verizon - HTC One
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Hiking/backpacking, reading, canoeing, computers, amateur radio (KC2NXY), family, digital photography/art (http://www.pbase.com/hiker), motorcycles not necessarily in that order...
favourite recent film
Billy Jack, Walking Tall, Pulp Fiction, Dances With Wolves, Gump... Recent is a relative term, isn't it?
The following are some of the books I've read in the last 5 years.
Magellan, Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe - by Laurence Bergreen
Behind the lines, American and foreign war letters, by Andrew Carroll
Below Another sky, a mountain adventure in search of a lost father, by Rick Ridgeway
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
When I Was A Kid - This Was A Free Country by G. Gordon Liddy,
Ishmael and My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Sea of Glory by Nathaniel Philbrick, the US exploring expedition 1838-1842
Street Soldier (My Life as an Enforcer for Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob) by Edward J. Mackenzie,
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick,
The Sea Shall Embrace Them by David W. Shaw
Thunder Run by by David Zucchino & Mark Bowden, The armored strike to capture Baghdad
American Soldier by Tommy Franks
Outline of History by H. G. Wells
The Wild Blue-The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45
Mayflower-A Story of Courage, Community, and War - by Nathaniel Philbrick
The War of 1812 by Don Hickey
Masters of Chaos (The Secret History of the Special Forces) by Linda Robinson
Adrift, 76 days lost at sea - by Steven Callahan
The Darkest Jungle, the true story of the Darien expedition and America's ill-fated race to connect the seas - by Todd Balf
In The Wake of Madness, murderous voyage of the Whaleship Sharon - by Joan Druett
Blue Latitudes, Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before, by Tony Horwitz
October Fury, about the Cuban missile crisis - by Peter A. Huchthausenby
The Password is Courage by John Castle,
With The Old Breed (at Peleliu and Okinawa) by E. B. Sledge,
Ivans War (Life and Death In The Red Army 1939-1945) by Catherine Merridale,
The Journals of Lewis and Clark edited by Bernard DeVoto,
Brutal Journey (Cabeza de Vaca and the Epic First Crossing of North America by Paul Schneider,
The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz,
Sea of Thunder (Four Commanders and The Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-45) by Evan Thomas,
Sailors To The End (The Deadly Fire on The USS Forrestal and The Heroes Who Fought It) by Gregory A. Freeman
The Story of Blima (A Holocaust Survivor) by Shirley Russak Wachtel,
With The Old Breed (At Peleliu and Okinawa) by E.B. Sledge
In Hitlers Germany (Everyday Life in The 3rd Reich) by Bernt Engelmann
Brutal Journey (Cabeza De Vaca and The Epic First Crossing of North America by Paul Schneider
Margit (A Teenagers Journey through the Holocaust and Beyond) by Margit Feldman and Bernard Weinstein
My Fathers Secret War (A Memoir) by Lucinda Franks
Patton (Great Generals Series) by Alan Axelrod
The Gift of Valor (A War Story) by Michael M. Phillips
Blood Stripes (The Grunts View of The War in Iraq) by David J. Danelo
American Gunfight (The Plot to Kill President Truman and The Shootout That Stopped It) by Stephen Hunter
Billy the Kid (A Short and Violent Life) by Roberts M. Utley
Brotherhood Of Warriors (Behind Enemy Lines with a Commando in One of the World's Most Elite Counterterrorism Inits) by Aaron Cohen
Twenty Years Among Our Hostile Indians, by J. Lee Humfreville
Kon-Tiki, Six Men Cross The Pacific On A Raft, by Thor Heyerdahl
The Rape of Nanking, The Forgotten Holocaust Of WW2, by Iris Chang
Back in Action, The Inspiring True Story Of the First Amputee To Return To Active Command In Iraq -by Captain David Rozelle
Silent Night, The Story Of The WW1 Christmas Truce - by Stanley Weintraub
The Long Road Home, A Story Of War And family - by Martha Raddatz
No Bended Knee, The Battle for Guadalcanal - The Memoir of Gen. Merrill B. Twining, USMC (Ret.)
Batavia's Graveyard, The True Story of The Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny - by Mike Dash
Breakout - Korea 1950, The Chosin Reservoir Campaign by Martin Russ (Semper Fi)
The Island at the Center of the World, The Epic Story of Dutch Manhatten and the forgotten colony that shaped America - by Russell Shorto
A Journey Into Mohawk and Oneida Country 1634 - 1635 - The Journal of Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert
Miracle In The Andes, 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home by Nado Parrado
The USS Arizona - The Ship, the Men, the Pearl Harbor Attack, and the Symbol that Aroused America by Joy Waldron Jasper, James P. Delgado, Jim Adams
Masters of Chaos - The Secret History of The Special Forces by Linda Robinson
Left To Tell, Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza with Steve Erwin
Boys of '67 - From Vietnam To Iraq, The Extraordinary Story of A Few Good Men by Charles Jones
An Island to Oneself, by Tom Neale
The Incas - The classic account of the rise and fall of a great American civilization, by Garcilaso de la Vega edited by Alain Gheerbrant
We Were One - Shoulder To Shoulder With The Marines Who Took Fallujah, by Patrick K. O,Donnell
Under The Banner Of Heaven - A Story of Violent Faith, by Jon Krakauer
Clapton: The Autobiography, by Eric Clapton
Pass It On - The Story of Bill Wilson and How the A. A. Message Reached the World, by Alcoholics Anonymous World Service and Bill W.
Worse than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice, by David M. Oshinsky
It Happened in Italy - Untold stories of how the people of Italy defied the horrors of the holocaust, by Elizabeth Bettina
MHQ Military History Quarterly - Winter 2010
CHOSIN - Heroic Ordeal of the Korean War by Eric Hammel
Raid! - The Untold Story of Patton's Secret Mission by Richard Baron, Major Abe Baum, Richard Goldhurst
MHQ Military History Quarterly - Spring 2010
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee - An Indian History of The American West by Dee Brown
MHQ Military History Quarterly - Summer 2010
Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s by Frederick Lewis Allen
To name a few...
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