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DBD 6.9.2011 Summer Reading

With the weather finally warming up, I finally get to participate in one of my favorite Summer activities. Reading. Almost nothing makes me more happy than sitting in the shade and reading a good book. Here's a couple of books I would suggest to anyone looking for a good book to read this summer.

Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside the World of ESPN: If you ever wanted an inside look at ESPN and the many facets that turns that company's wheels, this is the book you should read. My biggest problem with this book is that it doesn't have a clear narrative. It's an oral history book, but the authors didn't do a good enough job in my opinion stating that they were leaving one topic to another. My other problem with this book is that the authors try to cram every little detail into the book by skimming on some details on big topics like Gameday for example. If you're fascinated with ESPN then buy this book. If you're not fascinated with ESPN, then look for another book.

End Game: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall -- from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness: Want to read a book about an engaging personality? Then pick up this book on Chess prodigy Bobby Fischer. Warning though, this book is anything but uplifting. Fischer may be one of the saddest individuals I have ever read about.

No Less Than Victory: I've read every Jeffrey Sharra book, and suggest reading them all, but this is the one I've recently finished. No Less Than Victory tells the story of the US Army after the Normandy landings up till the fall of the Third Reich. Sharra states at the beginning of the book that this novel is history blended in with fiction. And like all of his books, the narrative is told through the eyes of the important military leaders during the period for which the book takes place.

Now that I've given my suggestions, what books do you suggest I should read over the Summer?

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