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What book are you keeping busy with at the moment or intend to read soon?

PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,572 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 29, 2022 11:39AM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

Started this one last week over 1000 pages will take me a few months to finish it but truly enjoying the learning curve. I am at page 80 as of today.

The Life and Times of Pancho Villa:

Next on my list will be one of these 2 books (already own them both in my collection):

A Life of Benito Juarez, Constitutional President of Mexico (Classic Reprint)

Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

Interest: Latin American history & coins with an emphasis on colonial coinage from Mexico & Peru

Sports: NHL & NFL

Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Makes for a great day with some easy to listen to music and coffee and my pet sleeping beside me.

    Interest: Latin American history & coins with an emphasis on colonial coinage from Mexico & Peru

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,353 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 29, 2022 12:05PM

    I am reading _Killing the Legends__ by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. So far I'm surprised that Elvis lived as long as he did. Leaning back your head and wolfing down a prescription bottle of depressants doesn't sound healthy. Combine with that, his manager, Col. Tom Parker, who was robbing him blind, and you have a recipe for a sad life. Parker had his own problems with the roulette wheels in Los Vegas. Elvis earned it, and Parker gambled it away and then some.

    BTW "the Colonel" was a Dutch citizen with a shady past. He got his title from a Louisiana politician.

    The next chapters on John Lennon show how falling for the wrong woman can do you in. He was also heavily into drugs, including heroin. I guess you might have called him a functioning addict, at least for a while.

    The last is Muhammad Ali.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
  • StorkStork Posts: 5,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Murderbot
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Murderbot_Diaries

    "As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure"


  • 1960NYGiants1960NYGiants Posts: 3,437 ✭✭✭✭

    I am rereading Clive Cussler's novels with Dirk Pitt. Currently - Atlantis Found.

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  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great book!

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,572 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 14, 2022 12:49PM

    Just received these 6 books on Mayan history will make for some good reading this winter:

    A forest of kings
    Breaking the Maya code
    Dictionary of Maya hieroglyphs
    Jungle of stone
    Popol Vuh
    The code of kings

    Interest: Latin American history & coins with an emphasis on colonial coinage from Mexico & Peru

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • harashaharasha Posts: 3,075 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Vermuele's Numismatic Art in America
    and Sailboat Church.

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  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,024 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I found an interesting paperback book, Raiders of the Lost Ark, by Campbell Black, published in 1981.

    The book was the official novelization based on the script for the 1981 film which introduced the archaeologist Indiana Jones.

    The story differs somewhat from the film and in the book one learns that Indiana Jones is an old coin expert.

    Early in the book Jones and another man are in the Peruvian jungle looking for a temple with a gold idol.

    The two men passed ledges carved out of the walls. Here and there Indy would stop and examine the artifacts that were located on the ledges. He would sift through them, discarding some expertly, placing others in his pockets. Small coins, tiny medallions, pieces of pottery small enough to carry on his person. He knew what was valuable and what wasn't. But they were nothing in comparison to what he'd really come for--the Idol.

    After dodging the killing devices Indiana enters the room with the golden idol:

    He took a small drawstring bag from his pocket, opened it, emptied out the coins it contained, then began to fill the bag with dirt and stones.

    :)

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  • CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,917 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Geez Bill, sounds like a Debbie Downer kind of book LOL.

    I just finished The Fall of Babel by Josiah Bancroft. It's the 4th and final book in his science fiction with a side of steampunk series. Very good stuff, I'd recommend it to any scifi fan.

    Tonight I'm starting A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge. Have heard good things about it and him.

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,572 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 14, 2022 6:20PM

    @Cladiator said:
    Geez Bill, sounds like a Debbie Downer kind of book LOL.

    I just finished The Fall of Babel by Josiah Bancroft. It's the 4th and final book in his science fiction with a side of steampunk series. Very good stuff, I'd recommend it to any scifi fan.

    Tonight I'm starting A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge. Have heard good things about it and him.

    Science fiction books are great for creativity of the mind. I need to read more of them.

    Interest: Latin American history & coins with an emphasis on colonial coinage from Mexico & Peru

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Cladiator said:
    Geez Bill, sounds like a Debbie Downer kind of book LOL.

    I just finished The Fall of Babel by Josiah Bancroft. It's the 4th and final book in his science fiction with a side of steampunk series. Very good stuff, I'd recommend it to any scifi fan.

    Tonight I'm starting A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge. Have heard good things about it and him.

    Forget the book, get a look at that 50 year old clock radio! B)

  • CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,917 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pruebas , good eye. My parents gave me that clock when I was probably about 5 or so. Used it the entire time I lived with them. Lost track of it after I moved out and started life. Years later, while rummaging through my parents garage looking for God knows what I stumbled across the radio. Brought it home and it's been serving me diligently, again, ever since.

  • StorkStork Posts: 5,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @harasha said:
    Vermuele's Numismatic Art in America
    and Sailboat Church.

    Well, that's cool. That's the same Vermeule of the classic Jacobs and Vermeule's Japanese coinage (circa 1953 with later editions). One of those 'not complete but must have' books for Japanese coin collectors IMO.


  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,572 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 10, 2023 8:31PM

    Anyone reading any good books this winter? I am reading Maya Cosmos it is a great book learned a look and it it is a easy book to fall into. 1/3 threw and happy I picked up a copy.

    Interest: Latin American history & coins with an emphasis on colonial coinage from Mexico & Peru

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Found the old thread….
    Another book crossed off my reading list.

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,572 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 1, 2023 5:48PM

    I will use this one and delete the other newer one.

    Interest: Latin American history & coins with an emphasis on colonial coinage from Mexico & Peru

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Received this one today looking forward to see if the story is any good or not. Purchased it from Amazon.

    Interest: Latin American history & coins with an emphasis on colonial coinage from Mexico & Peru

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pieces of eight is turning out much better than I expected great story line. I am only a little over 1/3 in but after nearly 160 pages it keeps you right there in the story. The book is a tad bit over 500 pages.

    Interest: Latin American history & coins with an emphasis on colonial coinage from Mexico & Peru

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,572 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2023 12:36PM

    Started this one today looks good so far it is the 2nd updated edition:

    Interest: Latin American history & coins with an emphasis on colonial coinage from Mexico & Peru

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This one got lost in your Delete thread.

  • semikeycollectorsemikeycollector Posts: 891 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Long Walk to Freedom- Nelson Mandela Autobiography

  • ExbritExbrit Posts: 1,231 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2023 2:56PM

    @pruebas said:
    Found the old thread….
    Another book crossed off my reading list.

    Thought Sue did a very nice job. Just wish she went a bit further and included the people, coins, medals that occurred under Matthew’s son’s time at the helm.

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,256 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Exbrit said:

    @pruebas said:
    Found the old thread….
    Another book crossed off my reading list.

    Thought Sue did a very nice job. Just wish she went a bit further and included the people, coins, medals that occurred under Matthew’s son’s time at the helm.

    I wasn’t very impressed with the book. I believe it stemmed from her PhD thesis.

    Here’s the next one on my list. Can anyone guess why?

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Picked up this pirate book today:

    Interest: Latin American history & coins with an emphasis on colonial coinage from Mexico & Peru

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • ExbritExbrit Posts: 1,231 ✭✭✭✭

    I’ve been waiting for this one, but it’s release keeps being delayed. Is past due, but now not expected until next May.

  • JohnnyCacheJohnnyCache Posts: 1,653 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 9, 2023 12:36PM


     
     
    New book on Chopmarked coins just recently released.
    Looks to be excellent from my brief peek today with terrific pictures.

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,572 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 9, 2023 4:08PM

    @JohnnyCache said:

     
     
    New book on Chopmarked coins just recently released.
    Looks to be excellent from my brief peek today with terrific pictures.

    I just ordered myself a copy on Amazon of the chopmarked book thanks for sharing.

    Interest: Latin American history & coins with an emphasis on colonial coinage from Mexico & Peru

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • percybpercyb Posts: 3,295 ✭✭✭
    edited June 9, 2023 7:16PM

    A Jesuit guide
    and some War History, currently.


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