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BiblioRanger 31 December 2011 00:34

Just finished Michael Connelly's Lincoln Lawyer and The Brass Verdict, good quick reads.

On deck: Brad Taylor's new book and finishing up the third installment of Edmund Morris' bio of TR.

The Fat Guy 31 December 2011 01:54

"Proximity" by a fellow socnetter

I am going to finish it right now.

jtk317 31 December 2011 02:08

1984 and starting "Rogue Warrior" when I'm done with it. Then I'll get my hands on a copy of The Hobbit. My brother "borrowed" mine, about 7 years ago now.

GPC 4 January 2012 10:34

Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton.

pondwater 4 January 2012 22:23

Forgotten Soldiers by Brian Moynahan
I'm about 1/3 of the way in. Not a page turner like a novel but some fascinating stories of individual warriors who changed history. Chapter I just finished was Pavlov's House, a marathon of defiance.

mara 5 January 2012 23:40

"Scouting on Two Continents" by Frederick Burnham

24/7 8 January 2012 15:07

Terror at Beslan. NOT

jtk317 8 January 2012 16:55

"And Another Thing" (Subtitled as "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Part Six of Three") by Eoin Colfer. Not too bad thus far but Zaphod's character seems to be more based off the movie interpretation (which came across as a stoned Chad Croger mixed with a game show host IMO) than the original book series.

GPC 11 January 2012 16:07

Terror at Beslan:biggrin:
Bringing out the poser in you by John Giduck.

crokee056 14 January 2012 14:13

"Every Day is Monday" by J. Michael Raab. Enjoyed it, fast read.

Delete 15 January 2012 10:54

Angriff The German Attack on Stalingrad In Photos by Jason Mark. I am a huge World War Two fanatic. I am especially a fan of the eastern front because I believe it is the only example of a total war. I have much invested in books of this nature. This is by far one of the best. It has around 700 photos which truly express the horrible conditions of combat in Stalingrad. The book is expensive but worth it if you have a deep interested in WW2 eastern front combat.

Gebirgsjäger 15 January 2012 13:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aries (Post 1058085477)
Angriff The German Attack on Stalingrad In Photos by Jason Mark. I am a huge World War Two fanatic. I am especially a fan of the eastern front because I believe it is the only example of a total war. I have much invested in books of this nature. This is by far one of the best. It has around 700 photos which truly express the horrible conditions of combat in Stalingrad. The book is expensive but worth it if you have a deep interested in WW2 eastern front combat.


I have some good ones to this topic, should i sent you a list that you can look for english versions? Its a very interesting topic!

Delete 15 January 2012 21:13

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Originally Posted by Gebirgsjäger (Post 1058085517)
I have some good ones to this topic, should i sent you a list that you can look for english versions? Its a very interesting topic!

Sure.

NWPTrainer 16 January 2012 03:02

I just read "One Rough Man."

Prior to that, I re-read Guevara's "Guerrilla Warfare" (the 1960 version) for about the eighteenth time.

Starting "The Sociopath Next Door," on the recommendation of one of our local librarians.

KSM 16 January 2012 03:33

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Originally Posted by NWPTrainer (Post 1058085735)
on the recommendation of one of our local librarians.

Give her my number! :cool:

Freebird 16 January 2012 09:50

"Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell.

Actually, just finished it so not reading anything at the moment. Dam good book.

Xenonburnout 16 January 2012 10:42

The book of Revelation- The New Testament

Gebirgsjäger 16 January 2012 12:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aries (Post 1058085662)
Sure.

Will do it soon!

jtk317 16 January 2012 15:43

Dirk Gently's Hollistic Detective Agency. Douglas Adams was an f'ing genius.

NWPTrainer 16 January 2012 20:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by KSM (Post 1058085738)
Give her my number! :cool:

Come visit, and I'll introduce you. She'd be right up your alley....dirty, smelly, hippy chick type, although she never smells and always seems to be wearing clean clothes....She's pretty anti-cop at the moment though, after a run-in with the dumbasses on our local SD...but that's best left to PM or text mssgs.

Chimo 17 January 2012 07:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058077656)
"Proximity" by a fellow socnetter

I am going to finish it right now.

I've heard that is a very good book. Just downloaded the kindle edition. Looking forward to it.

Thirtyaughtsix 17 January 2012 14:12

Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege by Anthony Beevor. Its my first Kindle book, so far so good :)

24/7 17 January 2012 15:27

How do you kill 11 million people.

Highlighter in hand. :eek:

Hot Mess 21 January 2012 22:32

Brandwashed I found this pretty interesting because I'm a sociology/social psychology nerd. A little bit of an eye opener about how companies are manipulating buyers and collecting information abut us.

24/7 22 January 2012 21:29

"Under the Overpass" - Very thought provoking, doing some self analysis.

jtk317 22 January 2012 21:51

"The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul"

GPC 23 January 2012 12:29

From SAS to Blood Diamond Wars.

By Hamish Ross and Fred Marafono MBE.

Maverick 23 January 2012 12:32

Because it was suggested by some folks here...

"The Gift of Fear" by Gavin De Becker. So far it's a good read.

MonkeyMan 24 January 2012 17:48

"Ameritopia," "Liberty and Tyranny" and "Men in Black" hoping may are inspired. The Second Amendment thread scared the shit out of me.

leopardprey 27 January 2012 21:23

Just finished reading "Lost in Shangri-La". Very good book about the true story of plane crash survivors, one being a female WAC, and their Paratrooper rescuers in the hidden valley of PNG during the final days of WWII.

Believeraz 27 January 2012 21:40

Just started Ameritopia by Levin...

GPC 1 February 2012 09:47

Black Site by Dalton Fury.

Miami Sam 1 February 2012 09:54

Cobra II...for the second time.

Medic09 3 February 2012 01:17

Just finished Undaunted Courage about the Lewis and Clarke expedition. One of the best history and biographies I've read. Stephen Ambrose writes excellent history.

Nearing the end of Mondo Enduro. A pretty mindless, fun diary of a round the world motorcycle trip by a bunch of young Brits in the 90s.

Jong 3 February 2012 01:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by GPC (Post 1058089313)
From SAS to Blood Diamond Wars.

By Hamish Ross and Fred Marafono MBE.

Did you like it?

GPC 3 February 2012 15:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jong (Post 1058094781)
Did you like it?

It was ok, it got more into the politics and Chief Hinga Norman's role in the SL goverment.It didn't get into detail on EO's operations or anything.
Fred Marafono was a stud for sure though.The book didn't get into Fred's background either or his SAS career.

jtk317 3 February 2012 16:20

Hellhole by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson (scifi/military/interplanetary society type novel)

SiLK13F 3 February 2012 17:26

Survivors, by James W Rawles, author of Patriots. Good read. Concerns an economic collapse in US.
A soldier in Afghanistan tries to get home with no planes or ships going to US, and atwo families in US trying to survive.

GPC 8 February 2012 10:54

All Necessary Force by Brad Taylor.

ChairborneStranger 8 February 2012 10:59

Hoping to pick up "Kill Shot" by Vince Flynn soon. I've read all of this previous books and really enjoyed them. Have any of you BTDTs read his books? If so, how do they rate from your perspective?


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