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loui_ludwig 14 March 2005 01:40

Not A Good Day To Die by Sean Naylor

one-eye 14 March 2005 10:11

everyone has probably seen something about this in the news but you should get a copy anyway, amazing story!

Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston

What kind of stones does it take to amputate your own arm with a dull
Swiss Army knife?! Granted he made a lot of mistakes and bad decisions that got him in this predicament in the first place, but who doesn't make mistakes? Inspiring survival story!

_____________________
"One-Eye's handicap in no way impairs his marvelous hindsight." - Croaker

EasyRunGent's 14 March 2005 12:32

Gates of Fire by Pressfield

Awesome book, full of awesome warrior qoutes. Superb leadership / fellowship principles.

Oziman 14 March 2005 16:00

Currently Reading:
Biography of a Battalion: The Life and Times of the 3rd Battalion, 134th Infantry in World War II by James A. Huston

Just finished:
The Interrogators: Inside the Secret War Against al Qaeda by Chris Mackey, Greg Miller
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (Fiction) very funny

Ari

Ice H 14 March 2005 18:30

Currently reading:

Mortal Allies by Brian Haig
Debating the Archaeological Heritage by Robin Skeates
The Stuart Age. England 1603- 1714 by Barry Coward + at least 4000 other pages in both Archaeology and History.


Recently finished:

Honeymoon and 3rd Degree by James Patterson
Seizure by Robin Cook
Art, Artefacts and Chronology in Classical Archaeology by William R. Biers
Roman Sculpture by Diana E.E. Kleiner
Greek Architecture by A.W. Lawrence
Art and Myth in Ancient Greece by T.H. Carpenter
The Interpretations of Cultures by Clifford Geertz

clayton 26 March 2005 01:33

Currently reading SHADOW WAR, Minter, TRUMP(probably will not finish), SAM WALTON(just finished)

Best book yet- CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR, George Crile
tied with LOW LEVEL HELL, Ltc. Col Hugh Mills

clayton 26 March 2005 01:35

OOOps, SHADOW WAR is by Richard Miniter

Beowulf 26 March 2005 19:49

What's in My library
 
Finished "Gates of Fire" last year and got hooked on Steven Pressfeild. I'm now reading "Tides of War" and I bought his newest book "The Virtues of War." I am also reading the "Home Team:Undeclared War" by MasterChief Dennis Chalker USN (ret) and it's pretty good. Waiting for the next Rogue Warrior book "Vengence" to come out, thought that last one was pretty entertaining and should've been a movie. Also waiting for Dick Couch's new book coming out this year too. Also on the list for reading to to be read are:

Paradise Lost by John Milton
The Inferno by Dante Alighieri
Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry by P.W. Singer

clayton 26 March 2005 23:46

CORPORATE WARRIORS was pretty dry.

Also for anyone interested in the OODA loop and all, might read BOYD about the Air Force pilot that really pushed it out there. Good read...

Saxon32 27 March 2005 23:32

I just got done reading Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden for the second time and right now I am reading The Battle Of Mogadishu and the Art of War.

Phil306 28 March 2005 00:51

Operation Barras The SAS Rescue Mission: Sierra Leone 2000

by William Fowler

KKG 7 April 2005 16:24

The Code of the Warrior: Exploring Warrior Values Past and Present, Shannon French

Read it a while back and think it is worth mentioning.

SgtUSMC8541 7 April 2005 16:29

I just picked up "The Last King" by Michael Curtis Ford. He wrote "The Ten Thousand"

shark11 7 April 2005 17:01

Inside Al Qaeda by Mohamed Sifaoui, Algerian born French jounralist that infilitred an Al Qaeda cell in France, true story

WhiskeyOne 9 April 2005 12:19

Emergency War Surgery

~John

WildMustang 9 April 2005 14:26

Currently reading two books (bad habit):

Chasing the Devil - James Brant
The Society - Michael Palmer

Both boring so far...but I'll finish them.

Two favorite books - both referred to me by a close friend:

Sophie's World Jostein Gaarder
Anyway, The Paradoxical Commandments - Kent M. Keith

Most Favorite: The Holy Bible

RLK 9 April 2005 16:34

Bought and waiting to read:
Aldous Huxley-Island
George Lakoff-Moral Politics
Chris Hedges-War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

Bought and currently reading:
Hunter S. Thompson-Song of the Doomed (dude is most def. out of his mo frackin' mind)

Grand58742 9 April 2005 16:50

Currently reading

"100 Decisive Battles from Ancient Times to the Present" by Paul K. Davis

and

"Pacific Campaign" by Dan Van der Vat

Just finished reading "The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History" by Prof. Thomas Woods, Jr EXCEPTIONAL book

and

"The Overmountain Men, Early Tennessee History 1760-1795" by Pat Alderman. Good book on the early exploration and settlement of Tennessee and the Battle for Kings Mountain during the Revolutionary War.

Bailaviborita 9 April 2005 20:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grand58742
Currently reading

"100 Decisive Battles from Ancient Times to the Present" by Paul K. Davis


"The Overmountain Men, Early Tennessee History 1760-1795" by Pat Alderman. Good book on the early exploration and settlement of Tennessee and the Battle for Kings Mountain during the Revolutionary War.

Did you agree with his rankings of the 100 Decisive?

smc 9 April 2005 21:28

When I have time i'm slowly reading "The disappeared and the Mothers of the Plaza". It's a book about the victims of the military dictatorship in Argentina in the late 70s/early 80s. I believe it was 10 or 11,000 Argentinans who were killed/vanished but I don't have the book in front of me. I haven't had time to really get into it (as evidenced by my lack of the facts), but I plan on diving deep into it the second I get a good amount of free time. Interesting story.


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