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  • Hi Fred.


    I am a retired geologist who opened a bookstore. I have a lot of mining industry literature (the heading I use is mining history) 5beesbooks LLc. I sell on Ama zon.  I have a couple of warehouses of mining and geolgoy books I am trying to get rid of so I don't have to will them to my children.


    Steve Peters

    • Hi Steve, warehouses (!) full of mining and geology books sounds like a real treasure trove! I'd absolutely love to have a look if time, money and Covid-19 related travel restrictions were not an issue. It sounds like you're selling in bulk though, which makes me the wrong kind of customer. :-(

    • Hi Fred, very intereted subject, but what about the current left political movement that is destroying everything traditional, the past history. For them all exist is the future, and believe me, a socialist future cound be more desastrous. 

      My name is Julio M. Lara, a Cuban-born author of a series of nine books that expose the ugly truth of Communism. As a youth I was recruited and indoctrinated into Castro’s communist rebellion and, at the time, loved it, followed it, and fought for it. We won the revolution, and began to implement Socialism/Communism in my country. During my brainwashing sessions I studied the Communist Manifesto, and believed that the Bourgeois class had to be eliminated. When I saw thousands of human beings executed for the only crime of not agreeing with communist ideology, I couldn't take it. I resigned and returned to my father’s ranch where my torment became unbearable.  

           In my books, I have written my story of serving as a communist soldier in the revolution, followed by my life and death struggles as a Captain of insurgents fighting back against Castro’s evil ideology, and my continuing dedication to use my personal experiences to educate my adopted country of America against the dangers of socialism/communism.

      My readers will learn how it is to live in a Communist country where your accepted vocabulary will emanate from the Communist Manifesto of Karl Marx; the history of Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro, and Che Guevara. I reveal their tactics, show how to combat them and report on how they are progressing in this country, and in the world.

      My books provide solutions, ideas, and hope for those willing to fight. My purpose to share my experience and knowledge as your coach and fellow patriot to save America! and the world.

      And to prove my commitment, starting July 23, I am offering any or all of my Ebooks through Amazon at cost, for only $0.99 cents each. I believe that could be a very good reading for you. Go ahead and enjoy it, don't cost to much, and after all yor are geting 61 years of experienced and suffering and dedication to the cause. 

      Go to:   get your, and help me to estop this crazyness. 



      Julio M. Lara
      Follow Julio M. Lara and explore their bibliography from's Julio M. Lara Author Page.
  • I'm going to download the book and read it.
    It's a great idea.

    Thank you

  • Hello Fred 
    I hope you and your family are staying well.
    I am using this self isolation period to grow my network and promote my award winning book "No Smoke Without Fire" A recipe for disaster.
    Please take a moment if you can to check out my bio and author's page at
    I hope it will be of particular interest and value to you .

    • Hi Brian, thank you, hope yours is too. I've already finished your book and really enjoyed reading about your first-hand experiences, observations and analyses, which are also very balanced. Books like yours should be on the reading list of anyone in or about to enter industry in my opinion!

  • Hi Frederic, received a fantastic book for my birthday that I am reading at the moment. Title: It's been a blast by Jack Shaft, Nigel Kirk Adams.

    Its Been a Blast|NOOK Book
    Jack started his mining career at the tender age of 18 in the deep gold mines of the Transvaal in South Africa. At the time of writing he still works…
    • Finished reading this book. I recommend it to any mining professional! 

    • Thanks Harald, looks great! I'll order it when I get the chance. I did manage to watch Gold with Roger Moore, which you mentioned. Great stuff, love older movies like this!

  • Hello Fred, you may want to take a look at my award winning historical memoir. No Smoke Without Fire " A recipe for disaster".  Visit my authors page at for more details. Best regards Brian

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