Thursday, August 9, 2012

Reading and Viewing for the Trip to Africa

I leave Saturday for a trip to South Africa; brother Tom and I will be on safari at the Zulu Nyala Game Lodge, a few hours from Durban.  We return on the 20th.

I've spent the last day or so loading up the iPad with reading and viewing splendors to pass the time.  I thought I'd share the list:

1.  The Admirals:  Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy and King--The Five Star AdmiralsWho Won the War at Sea--Walter R. Borneman.

2.  The Amateur:  Barack Obama in the White House--Edward Klein

3.  Barack Obama: The Story--David Maraniss
4.  The Real Romney--Kichael Kranish and Scott Helman
5.  Augustus:  The Life of Rome's First Emperor--Anthony Everitt
6.  Bailout:  An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street--Neil Barofsky
7.  Catherine The Great:  Portrait of a Woman--Robert K. Massie
8.  Nicholas and Alexandra--Robert K. Massie
9.  Peter The Great--Robert K. Massie
10.  Known and Unknown:  A Memoir--Donald Rumsfeld
11.  Ghost Train to the Eastern Star--Paul Theroux
12.  The Great Railway Bazaar--Paul Theroux
13.  The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean--Paul Theroux
14.  Riding the Iron Rooster--Paul Theroux

Colonial and Revolutionary America (Stanford University--24 lectures)
History of the International System (Stanford University--24 lectures)
Financial Markets (Yale--24 lectures)

The Lives of Others
An Education
Open Your Eyes
The Sea Inside
Broken Embrace
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Pan's Labryinth
A Beautiful Life
The Scent of Green Papaya

I 'spose that should be enough to keep me busy.


BigFred said...

I want to know if the call you "Bwana"

Doc Milnamo said...

"The Lives of Others" is a wonderful film, enjoy it and your trip.

Tom de Plume said...

Ain't we gonna be looking at animals?

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Yes we will, Tom. Never fear. But nearly forty hours of travel there and back, and little to do BUT look at animals--this calls for reinforcement.

"The Hammer" said...

Who do you think you are with this "safari" business, Teddy Roosevelt or Lord Greystoke or somebody? And that reading list, some ok stuff but Caesar Augustus? Didn't you see Cleopatra or were you too busy staring at Liz Taylor's jugs? And speaking of movies, you don't have one action/adventure or zombie movie in the bunch; and zero porn!
If you got bit by a mamba it would serve you right, you and you're damn "safari"!

Henry Hendrix said...

I suggest you quickly locate and read "BOYD" by Robert Coram. It's well written, easy to read and full of suggestions for the campaign. It was recommended to be by Captain Hendrix

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