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Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:22 am

This thread will be one dedicated to what we're currently reading.

Sort of a vicariously reading over your shoulder sort of deal

If you are reading a book currently, let us know what it is!
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Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:25 am

I"m presently reading Give Me Eighty Men by Shannon Smith. It's a history of the Fetterman Fight, and a history of the history of the Fetterman Fight. I'll review it when I'm done, but I'll note that the favorable mention of the book by the authors of The Heart of All That Is caused me to pick it up, even though I'd been inclined to previously avoid it.

So far, I'm enjoying it, and its certainly raising a lot questions in my mind about the Fetterman battle, although I'm reserving my judgment on various things so far.
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Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:36 pm

I've been drifting through Bernard Cornwell's Saxon stories. It's my first taste of his writing, and while I can't comment on the historicity, I've enjoyed it so far.

Also, I'm reading "On the Border with Crook", by John Bourke and "Three Years Among the Comanches" by Nelson Lee. I have these on my Nook reader, and they were free downloads.
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Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:09 pm

Red Cloud's War

I must be stuck on a theme right now. Having read The Heart of All that Is, and having learned about Give Me Eighty Men from that, I am now reading Red Cloud's War by McDermott which I learned about from Give Me Eighty Men. I wasn't actually aware that John McDermott had written a two volume history of Red Cloud's War until I saw it referenced, with a bit of criticism as to his treatment of Fetterman, in Smith's book but I'm enjoying it so far, having just started it today while riding on airplanes and sitting in airports. So far, I'm really enjoying it.
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