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  • Just finished the “The York Factory Express” by Nancy Anderson. What a journey it would’ve been navigating the rivers, tributaries and crossing the Rockies from Hudson Bay to the west coast at Fort Vancouver all in the name of the fur trade.

    From York Factory on the west coast of Hudson Bay, you can reach the Rockies, Lake Superior and the Mississippi all in a canoe… and hopefully a map.

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      I am currently reading "The Howling Storm: Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War" by Dr Kenneth W. Noe, Auburn University. An unusual and revealing history of the Civil War describing the impacts of weather and terrain on military operations. Interesting to see how the same storm system could impact combat operations across all 3 theaters of war. Also explains well the various soil types were further impacted by weather, whether wet or dry. Brings a better understanding of why some events occurred when and how they did. More importantly, the weather impacts on which prevented operations from occurring as well.

      Not for the novice!
      “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
      Mark Twain


      • Currently into The Second World Wars, by Victor Davis Hanson

        It's a pretty interesting take on the war, getting more into the inevitability of the defeat for the axis.
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        • I really want to read the forthcoming book by this FBI agent who interrogated Saddam. From the sounds of this it should be fantastic and insightful.
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          After interrogating Saddam, Piro ascended to high-ranking positions at the FBI, retiring in July as the special agent in charge of the Miami field office. Now he is writing a book about his lengthy interrogations of the Iraqi dictator for Simon & Schuster.

          As the 20th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War approaches, I spoke to Piro about what some consider the most successful interrogation in FBI history and the aftershocks of the US invasion of Iraq, which are still being felt today.

          Our conversation was lightly edited for clarity...