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Old 02-21-2013, 01:01 AM   #46
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I third Endurance and In an Antique Land, and second River of Doubt.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:06 AM   #47
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Good nomination, I wonder if Ron Miller's new version will be available from Baen soon enough to read for the club if this wins. I've been meaning to re-read this and when I read about his new edition on Baen's site it kind of got me excited to read it again.
If it does, I hope it is! Thanks for that very enlightening post!
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:12 AM   #48
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I third Endurance and In an Antique Land, and second River of Doubt.
River of Doubt is a third and since sun surfer already gave the third to In an Antique Land, you have that vote back.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:56 AM   #49
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I'll nominate South by Ernest Shackleton. Here's the review by Susan Paxton on Amazon.

"Although there have been a number of new books and reprints recently focusing on the Endurance expedition, this is the one book everyone should read, Sir Ernest Shackleton's own story of the tragedy he turned into a triumph. Shackleton fully covers the expedition from its inception, through the loss of the Endurance, the stranding of the men on desolate Elephant Island, the majestic small-boat journey in search of rescue to South Georgia, the many attempts to evacuate the men from Elephant Island, and the little-known story of the Ross Sea Party of the expedition, who established a base on the opposite side of the Antarctic continent to lay depots for the planned Antarctic crossing and in spite of horrible deprivation caused when their ship was swept out to sea in a storm, managed to complete all their work laying the groundwork for a trip that never happened. After rescuing his men on Elephant Island, Shackleton had to rescue this party as well, something pretty much ignored in most modern books about the expedition. Very much worth reading. . . . "

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Old 02-21-2013, 06:57 AM   #50
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Any good tourist guide out there to Amsterdam's coffee shops? (Such a book might also be a good nomination for Fantasy month if we have one. )

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Old 02-21-2013, 07:15 AM   #51
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Thanks for the vote back. I'll use it to second South.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:29 AM   #52
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Good nomination, I wonder if Ron Miller's new version will be available from Baen soon enough to read for the club if this wins. I've been meaning to re-read this and when I read about his new edition on Baen's site it kind of got me excited to read it again.
Not sure that Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea really fits the intent of this category, but if that new translation were available I would vote for it and read it if it won. The existing version not.

Maybe if not this time, it would be excellent for the Fantasy and Science Fiction categories.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:45 AM   #53
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I'm just saying. In Patagonia, ya know.

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:10 AM   #54
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If it does, I hope it is! Thanks for that very enlightening post!
If the new translation is not available, I'm not voting for it.
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I've read other Chatwin works but not this one, so I'll third In Patagonia and wrap up the nominations.
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And that makes 10!
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That's 10, folks.

Thanks, issybird. Now I can post the poll and catch a nap!
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