Night Over the Solomons

by Louis L'Amour | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 055389952X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wing6of8wing of Silver Spring, Maryland USA on 7/13/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wing6of8wing from Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Tuesday, July 13, 2021
One of many books that I recently acquired from somewhere and already had a copy of. I recently reread that other copy and wrote this comment:

Unsure what to say about my re-read of this book. When I ear read Unbroken and listened to the parts about flying and the islands of the South Pacific, I was reminded of L'Amour's books on the same subjects. I remember really enjoying the adventures and exotic settings in my late teens and early twenties. But time has passed.

The stories in this book are swashbuckling and true to the spirit of the 40s and 50s. That means that the portrayal of other cultures in Asia and South America is troublesome to the more culturally aware me. Savages, primitives, backwards -- even when conceding their humanity and that their beliefs should be respected. I never would have characterized Louis L'Amour as racist or prejudiced but there are some elements of those attitudes in here. Certainly he was of the persuasion that the American way of life and philosophy was superior. Probably more so when he wrote these stories around the time of WWII. It makes me a bit sad about all the books of his I have read and loved over the years, and more inclined to give more consideration to the subtexts and unconscious biases in them.

Journal Entry 2 by wing6of8wing at MPC 16 Gas Station in St. Charles, Missouri USA on Friday, July 30, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (7/30/2021 UTC) at MPC 16 Gas Station in St. Charles, Missouri USA


This book was left on the gas pump on my way to Kansas

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Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at St. Charles, Missouri USA on Friday, July 30, 2021
Found on top of a gas pump in st charles took it home to read

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