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Sunday, June 17, 2007

James Hall & Charles Nordhoff: The Bounty Trilogy

June 19, 2007

I just noticed that when I posted this message on Sunday (Father's Day, no less) that I didn't actually post it, but instead I saved it as a draft, so I'm keeping the date of the original post.

Today is Father's Day, and I've got plans with Julie and Riley (AKA: the wife and the son).

But my own father died on June 17th, 2004. (That is three years ago today, but it was a Thursday that year.)

When he died I knew that, sooner or later, the anniversary of that date would fall on Father's Day and here it is. I'm trying not too get into too much of a funk about that.

So anyway, obviously my plans today do not include telephoning him to wish him a happy Father's Day.

Instead I will honor his memory today by briefly recommending a series of books that he highly recommended to me when I was a teenager: the Bounty Trilogy by James Hall and Charles Nordhoff. The books in this series are: Mutiny on the Bounty, Men Against the Sea, and Pitcairn's Island.

It has been many years since I was a teenager, and I haven't read them since, but I recall that I did indeed enjoy them a great deal at the time. My memories of these books are strong enough and fond enough that I do not have any qualms about highly recommending them, even after all these years!

We miss you, Dad!

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