What's Everyone Reading?

OpposingDigit
#1411
Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet
By Yasha Levine
February 06, 2018
https://www.amazon.com/Surveillance-Valley-Military-History-Internet/dp/1610398025

I read an awful lot of Non-Fiction books. You could search this Text Document using the search term

(e-Book) Including Brackets
.... and if any titles interested you, I would make it available to you.
TEXT DOCUMENT
http://108.162.97.108:9090/NEWS/Document-Listing.txt

Or: Search
(Audio Book) Including Brackets
TEXT DOCUMENT
http://108.162.97.108:9090/NEWS/Audio-Visual-Listing.txt

This search engine can be used to find books and tons of other stuff from usenet.
https://www.binsearch.info



Last edited by OpposingDigit; Mar 2nd, 2018 at 12:57 PM..
 
spaminator
#1412
New book alleges munchkins sexually molested Wizard of Oz star Judy Garland
Brad Hunter
More from Brad Hunter
Published:
April 5, 2018
Updated:
April 5, 2018 12:23 PM EDT
Judy Garland in the iconic Wizard of Oz. Her late husband claims in a re-released book that she was sexually molested by "drunk" Munchkins. MGM
The Munchkins were no friends of Dorothy.
In the re-released autobiography of tragic Wizard of Oz star Judy Garland’s late husband Sid Luft, he claims the iconic Kansas farm girl was allegedly molested by the pint-sized perverts.
Just 16 when she starred in the 1939 blockbuster, whispers about on-set antics by the lurid little people have been rife for years.
In Luft’s book (due out in September), Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland, he claims the tiny terrors made life a living hell for the Somewhere Over the Rainbow singer.
ABC Australian reached out to the last living Munchkin, Jerry Maren, centre, to find out if the sex allegations were true. MGM
“They’d make Judy’s life miserable on set by putting their hands under her dress … The men were 40 or more years old. They thought they could get away with anything because they were so small,” Luft wrote.
Australia’s ABC News tried to track down the last living Munchkin to get his side of what really happened on the set of the family classic.
Jerry Maren, 98, is now in failing health and lives in a retirement home.
A member of the “Lollipop Guild” — he famously gave the discombobulated Dorothy a sucker after she obliterated the Wicked Witch of the East — Maren was implicated in the molestation.
Garland always claimed the half-pint hellraisers were boozehounds who would party through the night. Cops rounded them up with butterfly nets.
The stars of the beloved Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland, front. MGM
Years ago, Maren noted that the drinking shouldn’t shock anyone: Toto was paid more than the Munchkins.
“He has refuted these accusations in the past and I am sure he’d do the same now if he were able to,” Mark Povinelli, president of the Little People of America, told ABC.
“I appreciate your sincerity in trying to give a voice to the actors being referenced in the book but I was told that Jerry would rather not bring any more attention to it.”
Others close to the elderly dwarf also denied any concise carnal capers and Maren claimed Garland — who tragically died in 1969 — was “wonderful” to work with.
“We expected her to be a snobby movie star. She was more excited at meeting us than we were at meeting her,” he said, adding that for the Munchkins it was the first time in their lives they had met other little people.
bhunter@postmedia.com
New book alleges munchkins sexually molested Wizard of Oz star Judy Garland | Toronto Sun
 
ShintoMale
#1413
 
Colpy
#1414
Mary, Queen of Scots

Antonia Frasier
 
coldstream
#1415
I'm reading what the Editor called the Vampire Stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A bit a nisnomer since none are really about Vampires but do deal with the Victorian fascination for the occult and mystical phenomena. They are every bit a intriguing and captivating as the author's Sherlock Holmes sagas, which most of these tales predate.
 
ShintoMale
#1416
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#1417
Last week.


Twisted Prey - John Sandford
Hidden Prey - John Sandford
Light of the Day - James Lee Burke
Collected Shorts - Richard Matheson
Sea Change - Robert B. Parker


I love James Lee Burke, but Light of the Day could have been 100 pages shorter.
 
DaSleeper
#1418
Just downloaded a whole bunch of epub/ ereader books for my wife by ther favorite writer from this web site......


Library Genesis

Also where I get my own selection of books......different authors tho....
 
Hoid
#1419
Sin Killer by the Lonesome Dove guy.

Not sure how it relates to the whole epic.
 
spaminator
#1420
Toronto author’s poop book a ‘best smeller’ | Toronto Sun
 
Colpy
#1421
Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

By: Eric Metaxas





Fascinating.



The man that changed the world.


Changed my view of him entirely.
 
DaSleeper
#1422
Shatter by Michel Robotham...



The third of an eight book psychology detective series

From http://libgen.io/foreignfiction/inde...epub&f_group=1
 
JLM
#1423
Blamed and Broken by Curt Petrovich


An interesting account of the murder of Robert Dziekanski and the bull shit involved.




https://www.dundurn.com/books/Blamed-and-Broken
 
evright
#1424
Last year I read a lot of books, but most of all I remember one - The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Green. The book is devoted to explaining the complex and sometimes irrational behavior of a person - his inclinations, deep-seated motives, dark sides, mistakes and everything that makes us what we are. It was recommended to me by a friend who wrote as essay writer a small research based on this book on the subject of human behavior in society in general.
 
Rose Upshur
#1425
In fact, I have soooo many books that I have to read. I am reading Twilight now, by Stephenie Meyer. I never would have thought that at 22 years for me this series of books would still be relevant. Not that I liked, just recently pulled on the franchise. I read Harry Potter to the holes, so I got to the rest, so to speak, classics of the genre. Divergent, Veronica Roth, Death Guns, Cassandra Claire, Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice, Timeless, Kerstin Gere, Wizards, Leo Grossman. This is what's next on my list. And that in my list number 2, that's another story ...
 
Danbones
+1
#1426
I like the joke:

"You don't have to cast roe very far to catch a trout"



It's a short read.
 
spaminator
#1427
Melinda Sanders-Jones. (CBS 17/YouTube)
HAVE OVERDUE LIBRARY BOOKS? GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL!
If you have some overdue library books, there’s a chance you might get arrested for it.
That happened to Melinda Sanders-Jones of Charlotte, Mich., who claims there’s an arrest warrant out for her thanks to some late returns.
The woman told WILX she remembered taking out two books in 2017 but didn’t know she didn’t return them until she went to a library a few months back. Sanders-Jones was denied access to a printer because she didn’t return the books.
The mother of five said she asked her then-fiance to check their son’s bookshelf, which is where the books sat. She then went home, grabbed the overdue books and returned to the library to hand them back, expecting some sort of late fee.
Sanders-Jones didn’t know about an arrest warrant out for her until her boss discovered it while doing a background check. A library spokesperson told WILX the library sent out late notices, which the woman never received.
The woman was charged with failure to return rental property, which has a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail and a $500 fine if convicted.
Sanders-Jones is awaiting her next court date in hopes of getting the charges dropped. She said she can’t work for her employer until the case is settled.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=AunXp1d1ne8
http://wilx.com/content/news/Charlot...564246981.html
 
JLM
-1
#1428
"Don't Even Think About It" by George Marshall...……………………….boring as shit!
 
Mockingbird
+1
#1429
I have never read it but always wanted to so I picked up a copy of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. I've seen all the movie adaptations of this book including the original with Robert Blake as Perry Smith and Scott Wilson (shocked me that it's the same Scott Wilson who played Hershel in The Walking Dead) as Dick Hickock. But for me "Capote" starring Philip Seymour Hoffnam as Capote himself, was by far the best one.

The book is a classic, I'm hoping it's good.
 
JLM
+1
#1430
Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris. An excellent account of a girl's ordeal in the concentration camp in Poland and 15 years in the Gulag in northern Russia. It would be excellent reading for anyone who discounts the cruelty to the Jews during and before and after W.W. 2. Those assholes deserve the same sentence!
 
Mockingbird
#1431
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris. An excellent account of a girl's ordeal in the concentration camp in Poland and 15 years in the Gulag in northern Russia. It would be excellent reading for anyone who discounts the cruelty to the Jews during and before and after W.W. 2. Those assholes deserve the same sentence!


I have a book of hers on my to read list, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
 
JLM
+1
#1432
Quote: Originally Posted by Mockingbird View Post

I have a book of hers on my to read list, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.


Yep, I'm aware of it. Let me know if it's any good! This one certainly is if you can stand the sadness.
 
Mockingbird
+2
#1433
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Yep, I'm aware of it. Let me know if it's any good! This one certainly is if you can stand the sadness.


I will. True accounts of such times are often sad and hard to read but the history of it is important.
 
Mowich
+1
#1434
Quote: Originally Posted by Mockingbird View Post

I have never read it but always wanted to so I picked up a copy of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. I've seen all the movie adaptations of this book including the original with Robert Blake as Perry Smith and Scott Wilson (shocked me that it's the same Scott Wilson who played Hershel in The Walking Dead) as Dick Hickock. But for me "Capote" starring Philip Seymour Hoffnam as Capote himself, was by far the best one.

The book is a classic, I'm hoping it's good.

I read it before I saw either movie and found it a great background source for all the material not covered in the movies. Gives you a real insight into the minds of both men.
 
Mowich
+1
#1435
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris. An excellent account of a girl's ordeal in the concentration camp in Poland and 15 years in the Gulag in northern Russia. It would be excellent reading for anyone who discounts the cruelty to the Jews during and before and after W.W. 2. Those assholes deserve the same sentence!

Just finished reading Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. It is a fictional account of the true story around the infamous Vel' d' Hiv' roundup of Jews in Paris by French police acting on orders from the German Gestapo on July 16, 1942. On that day over 13,000 Jewish men, women and children were rounded up and thrown into the Velodrome d'Hiver (shortened to Vel' d'Hiv') which was a indoor stadium used for bicycle races, boxing matches and other events. They had no food, no water and one bathroom. It was hot and people were so crammed that many were forced to stand ...............for six long days until the buses came to take them to the trains for deportation to the camps. It wasn't until 1995 that French President Jacques Chirac finally acknowledged Frances complicity in the atrocity. It is a great read JLM.
 
Danbones
#1436
I read the book "Night" once upon a time. Now, having seen actual pictures, I feel I was cohned.

In the book Night, what is tattooed on Elie's arm?

Elie's serial number tattoo is A-7713.

Towards the end of chapter 3, Elie describes how he was assigned to work in Block 17 and was tattooed on his left arm as a form of identification shortly after being assigned a work location. Elie mentions that the SS guards lined the prisoners up while three other prisoners brought over a table with some medical instruments. Elie and the other prisoners were told to roll up their left sleeves, and the three prisoners tattooed their arms. Elie is tattooed with the serial number A-7713 on his left arm.

Interestingly, prisoners were only tattooed at the Auschwitz concentration camp complex during the Holocaust.
https://www.enotes.com/homework-help...ies-arm-556579



However, on a few occasions he must have forgotten and did allow himself to be photographed with bare arms, so we do have a few photos of this part of his anatomy—but with no tattoo visible at all! When asked to comment on that fact, not only Mr. Wiesel, but Mrs. Wiesel, and all Wiesel’s friends and business and academic associates remain totally silent. Even Oprah Winfrey has said nothing about it. This is not a reasonable way to behave.

Now put together the above with the knowledge that Wiesel’s entire fabulous career, success and wealth (including the Nobel Peace Prize and other coveted awards) is dependent on his being Auschwitz prisoner A7713, and you easily see the crucial importance it has for him. There is no debate about it. A7713 is essential to Wiesel’s life story and the prestige and book sales he enjoys today.

Even with all that at stake, he won’t show it to anyone.

This can only be interpreted as an admission that he doesn’t have it. And he knows it. He knows that he has admitted by default that he does not have that tattoo (and therefore is not who he says he is) but he obviously prefers not to say so. He will keep the charade going as long as he lives





As reported in the Dayton Daily News , one student asked Wiesel if he still has his concentration camp number and if it serves as a reminder of those terrible experiences. "I don’t need that to remember, I think about my past every day," he responded. "But I still have it on my arm – A7713. At that time, we were numbers. No names, no identity.
https://www.eliewieseltattoo.com/the...phic-evidence/



So, I just read "Auschwitz: The Underground Guided Tour" by Carolyn Yeager
https://www.amazon.com/Auschwitz-Und...ustomerReviews

Cognitive dissonance IS a thing in the ol' slave bizness. Just ask the Libyans.

...or maybe more recently, Pompeo.
Last edited by Danbones; Jan 9th, 2020 at 09:26 AM..
 
JLM
+1
#1437
"From the Ashes" by Jesse Thistle...……………………….True story on how severe adversity can be overcome!
 
Mockingbird
#1438
A Very Stable Genius by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig.
 
JLM
#1439
"Long Way Home" by Cameron Douglas...………..The author is the grandson of Kirk Douglas, relating his life as a drug addict and major distributor, who spent over 7 years in prison and his hard struggle to redeem himself and regain a productive life.
 
JLM
#1440
Quote: Originally Posted by Mockingbird View Post

A Very Stable Genius by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig.


Were they writing about me?
 

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