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ShortTimer 25 December 2013 16:25

Just finished A Boy and His Dog by Harlan Ellison, one of the most awesome/fucked up things I've ever read. More or less same as I felt about the movie.

Mr.Smith 25 December 2013 17:30

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Originally Posted by SOTB (Post 1058354277)
^^^^Isn't the author of Honor and Betrayal the same guy exposed by SEALs as being both a fraud and a scam artist?

I'm not sure about that, something I will have to look into unless anyone on here knows.

Bearcat06 25 December 2013 18:15

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Originally Posted by SOTB (Post 1058354277)
^^^^Isn't the author of Honor and Betrayal the same guy exposed by SEALs as being both a fraud and a scam artist?

Yes Sir it is... Amazon has some folks blasting the crap out of him.....

JoeArmyNCO 25 December 2013 19:43

Unwrapped "Lone Survivor" this morning and have not been able to out it down. I'll finish it in a few hours.

Mr.Smith 26 December 2013 00:53

Graham Ware of Scottsdale, AZ (falsely portrayed in the book as our “supporter”) was exposed by Navy SEALs in July 2012, running a scam called SupportTheSeals.
The Navy SEALs who exposed Graham Ware include prominent Navy SEALs:
Marcus Luttrell (“Lone Survivor”),
Don Shipley (Extreme SEALs Experience),
CAPT Larry Bailey (Special Operations Speaks),
and other highly decorated Navy SEALS.
They issued a Cease and Desist letter to Ware and his organization. In retaliation Graham Ware deliberately transferred secure information to the enemy, leading terrorists to our homes. He even went as far as pretending to be Marcus Luttrell on twitter, making false claims that Marcus was/is his friend. FALSE.


This is among some of the things written about this. Pure crazyness.

Murph 26 December 2013 04:37

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Originally Posted by ShortTimer (Post 1058354284)
Just finished A Boy and His Dog by Harlan Ellison, one of the most awesome/fucked up things I've ever read. More or less same as I felt about the movie.

Movie version with Don Johnson, a Wichita boy (like me--well, I grew up in Kansas and lived in Wichita for 18 months during high school.) I love that he wore a Jayhawks tee shirt in the series finale of Miami Vice.


EDIT: Oh, books-- Not a Good Day to Die. Awesome book, tough to keep the players straight but that's more my problem than the author's (Naylor) fault. I think I'm going to read it again after I finish it tonight. Jimmy is my hero.

Karaya1 26 December 2013 11:37

On my 4th book in the last three days. I love Christmas, plenty of time to just go for runs and read.

Spec Ops by McRaven
The mission, the men and me by Blaber
Who will teach the wisdom? by Bax

Just started Accidental Guerrilla by Kilcullen.

All good and beneficial reads imho.

24/7 27 December 2013 13:13

Good to Great - Why some companies make the leap and others don't.

Interesting read.

Kip 27 December 2013 13:39

I'm almost to the end of Taking Up The Sword: The Story of a Special Agent in the Diplomatic Security Service.

Pretty interesting read.

UGA_11B 28 December 2013 19:26

Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228.

Wow. I thought it would be a documentary in book form. It is way more in depth than I thought. Great book!

Getting ready to start The Finishing School. Gotta love lazy time.

Murph 29 December 2013 02:12

One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare; Linda Robinson

I'm pretty sure the title should have been "Special Forces..." not "Ops." I'm not very far into it but did some flipping around and looking for familiar names in the index. I'll be interested in getting the opinions of some of our SF guys. What seems to me to be the premise of the book is taking her in odd directions....

DRS7963 29 December 2013 19:12

The Warrior Elite is one of my favorite SEAL books. The Finishing School is interesting but it is more dry and you learn very little about the men behind the story. A great BUD/S book is "Suffer in Silence". I was highly impressed with it.

DRS7963 29 December 2013 19:14

Oh yea I am reading "The Unarmed Truth: My Fight To Blow The Whistle And Expose Fast and Furious"

Mr.Smith 29 December 2013 21:41

Just got done with Honor and Betrayal. After learning about some of the lies this guy portrayed in his book, you kind of wonder about some of the story line and if it is accurate. Obviously these guys beat the charges so that is a positive. At the end of the day it seems pretty shitty the way the government and the Navy went after these guys but the truth prevailed in the end. God bless those SEAls and you special operator guys out there.

HF0311 30 December 2013 12:44

Just started rereading Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, its been at least a few years since I read it and it was on a suggested reading list from someone I respect so im giving it another go over, honestly I think the book could have been better done, but the information in it makes it worth reading.

GPC 3 January 2014 11:29

Finished The Countdown series by Tom Kratman.Really enjoyed Leo Jenkins book.

Going to start EMP Equipping Modern Patriots by Jonathan Hollerman.

Semp 8 January 2014 15:45

I've got the book "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War" by Robert Gates on order. Should be interesting to read his comments on the current administration.

usmc_3m 8 January 2014 16:23

Legions of Rome: The Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Legion (by Stephen Dando-Collins). I was inspired to buy this after watching the movie "The Eagle".

Killer Elite 2nd Ed (Michael Smith) - interested in seeing what has changed since the first edition.

GPC 8 January 2014 17:04

Read The Bracken Anthology by Matt Bracken.Series of essays and fiction short stories.

Now reading Legion by Leo Champion.Takes place 450 years in the future about the United States Foreign Legion.Guy signs up drunk after a guy tells him he can back out.:biggrin::eek:

What I like is M16s are used by the USFL 450 years into the future.

Oldpogue 8 January 2014 17:55

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Originally Posted by usmc_3m (Post 1058357450)
Legions of Rome: The Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Legion (by Stephen Dando-Collins). I was inspired to buy this after watching the movie "The Eagle".

You may also like "Caeser's Legion" by Stephen Collins. Its mainly about the tenth legion which was his original but it also covers some of the other legions. One thing that surprised me was that most of his legionnaires were of Spanish origin.


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