What Are You Reading During the Dog Days of Summer?

5780 Bernard Laliberte replies: “Thanks for asking. I look forward to see what others have been reading.

For myself, as mentioned earlier, I read a lot of stuff mostly historical and related to the military and the wars.

The two books that I particularly enjoyed are as follows:


  • Soldiers of the Night, The story of the French Resistance by David Schoenbrun.  It describes in great details the work of the Resistance and its role is the complete and detailed account of the French Resistance and its role during the war and the preparations for the landings in Normandy and on the French Riviera and participation in the liberation of France but more so Paris, most of it coordinated by De Gaulle and the Allied Forces under Eisenhower. It is an older book, published in 1980.


  • Being Mortal, Utal Gawande, Medicine and what matters at the end, Published in 2014, the book deals with matters related to aging, death and dying. It argues that, when it comes to older people who are getting to the end of their life, the doctors should not only treat disease which they do very  well but also concern themselves with people’s functional abilities for the few years that they have left. This book is quite pertinent for us as my wife’s adoptive  mother entered in her 100th year recently. While she is doing well in the Nursing Home, she is very frail and her situation could change any moment.”

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What Are You Reading During the Dog Days of Summer?

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  • 13789 Darren Rich

    August 4, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth – Chris Hadfield (completed)
    George Washington’s Secret Six – Brian Kilmeade (completed)
    Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand (completed)

    Letter to an Unknown Soldier – A New Kind of War Memorial – edited by Neil Bartlett & Kate Pullinger (in progress)
    Thomas Jefferson – The Art of Power – Jon Meacham (also in progress)

    And various aviation monthly magazines (COPA and AOPA), USNI’s “Proceedings” and five other books in the hopper to satisfy the mood nearing the end of the day!

  • Theresa Winchester

    August 4, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1063298.The_Gates_of_the_Alamo?from_search=true&search_version=service “The Gates of the Alamo” by Stephen Harrigan.
    Historical fiction at its best. Previously, the Alamo had only been a funny slogan and the history of the state of Texas not at all on my radar. The writing is very rich, readable and obviously based on good research. The depictions of the life in the northernmost part of Mexico now known as Texas are excellent and the characters are strong and believable. Recommended to those who like learn a bit of history without taxing the brain overly much.

  • 15418 Michael Parkes

    August 7, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Evening Thoughts (2006) – Thomas Berry (completed)
    The Legacy (2010) – David Suzuki (completed)
    Deep Ecology for the 21st Century (1995) – edited by George Sessions (completed)
    Ecopsychology (1995) – edited by Theodore Roszak, Mary Gomes, and Allen Kanner (completed)
    Silent Spring (1962) – Rachel Carsen (completed)
    A Sand County Almanac (1949) – Aldo Leopold (completed)
    Keeping The Wild (2014) – edited by George Wuerthner, Eileen Crist, and Tom Butler (in progress)