Monday, June 20, 2005

James On Books

I was tagged by iBrett to tell a little bit about some of the books I own and interest me.

Number of books I own: 57 books on my shelf + a few books at my Mom's house.
Last book I bought: America The Book: A citizen's guide to democracy inaction by Jon Stewart

Last books I read:
  • Davinci Code by Dan Brown

  • Thunder and Lightning by Phil Esposito

  • America The Book


  • Five books that mean a lot to me:
    A Thousand Shall Fall by Murray Peden
    This is my all time favourite book. Extremely well written account of a young Canadian bomber pilot. I don't usually admit this, but this book has made me cry on multiple occasions. To me it's unfathomable what this young strong man had to go through, and how fast he had to grow up. I cannot find the words to say enough about this book.

    The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer
    Another unbelievable story of what a very young foot solider experienced. Its authenticity has been questioned, but it's irrelevant to me. Many young soliders experienced similar atrocities, and it's unbelievable how one's soul can be lost forever.

    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    Most people are familiar with this book. I can't read this book enough.

    Stalingrad by Antony Beevor
    A definitive account of the worst battle in World War II that I've ever read about

    Almost by Joseph J. Gelleny
    An amazingly interesting story of a Canadian who was recruited through Camp X to become a British SOE agent who was later captured and tortured inside Hungary. Very entertaining.
     



    2 comments:

    iBrett said...

    There seems to be a strong military interest here. I don't think I was aware that you were such a military buff. Thanks for being a good sport by answering these questions!

    Jim said...

    Brett - I do have a strong interest in World War II simply because of my respect for what the other generations had to go through. I think my interest is understanding what they went through in order to better appriecate what they did for us. I think I would otherwise take it more for granted.

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