Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Four Navy Seals embark on a mission on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border to kill or capture a big al-queda leader. 24 hours later only one seal was left alive.
Marcus Luttrell fought overwhelming odds to survive and tell the stories of how his buddies fought and died vallintly. True American Heroes.
A must read for the real deal on Seal operations in Afghanistan.
This is a story about mountain climbing gone wrong. Joe Simpson and climbing buddy Simon managed to make it to the top of a 21K peak in the Andes when Joe fell and broke his leg. Bad. Simon did his best to help him get down but it seemed doomed from the start, then while lowering Joe during a blizzard Simon was forced to cut the rope or be pulled over the edge with him.
You should definitely read this book if you like nail biting stories of survival. It made me realise that I never want to go mountain climbing. I'll stick to the bike.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Neil Peart, drummer from RUSH ( a progressive rock band) documents his time after losing his 19 y/o Daughter in a car crash and his Wife a year later from cancer. He takes off on his motorcycle for a time to try to figure things out. A good but depressing read. His world view is decidedly different than mine but i really enjoyed his writing style and his love of adventure.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Another book where Charley Boorman is riding his motor Bike. This time he is doing the hardest race in the world. The Dakar. It goes across Africa, countless kilometers ( whatever those are) and See's plenty of people drop out before the end. He trains, doe's some small races to prepare but what can you do in such a circumstance. Just ride i guess. Read it.