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Old January 30 2013, 11:43 PM   #274
Miss Chicken
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Re: What are you reading?

Last night I finished Ned Wynkoop and the Lonely Road from Sand Creek. Excellent book about a truly compassionate army officer who was sympathetic to the plight of the Plains Indians (especially the Southern Cheyenne and the Arapaho) and who did what he could to get the army and the US government to take a humanitarian stance towards the Indians. His stand cost him dearly in terms of his career and at times it endangered his life.

I am almost finished The Library by Zoran Zivkovic. Six short stories with book/library themes. I especially like the story about a man who kept finding book after book mysteriously appearing in his letterbox.

I have just started The Spanish Helmet by Greg Scowen. An amateur archeologist working in New Zealand digs up a old Spanish helmet. 5 centuries before Spanish explorer Francisco de Hoces and his ship were ost in the Pacific after being separated from the rest of fleet. Could this helmet have belonged to someone from his ship?
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