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Read any good books lately?

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  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, January 19, 2023 4:06 PM

"Moon Lander" by Thomas J Kelly the engineer in charge of the LM for Grumman.


A fascinating read with much insight into the problems designing the LM.


Mr. Kelly is an engineer not a professional author, and it is written as/for engineering.


I'm up to Apollo 15.


Before that it was my yearly re-reading of Niven/Pournell's "The Mote in Gods Eye"


Before that was James Scott's "The War Below" the story of 3 WW2 pacific submarines.


Next up is "Six Frigates" by Ian Toll




I've read the Aubrey–Maturin series twice, about 15 years apart. A great epic read, Highly recommened but you have to commit the time.


On a side note, I've visited the Surprise in San Diego a few times. It's amazing how familiar it feels after reading the books.

  • Member since
    September 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, February 23, 2023 4:28 PM

Recently finished "Fortress Malta" bu James Holland. Pretty good read on and aspect of the war I was very unfamiliar with.


  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, February 23, 2023 7:07 PM

I finished "6 Frigates"

Outstanding book and a different view of the history of that time.


Now I'm reading 

"On the Shoulders of Titans: A History of Project Gemini"
By Barton Hacker and James Grimwood


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