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MizzouMP 8 July 2020 01:15

Truman book was great.

Just started: 140 Days to Hiroshima: The Story of Japan’s Last Chance to Avert Armageddon by David Dean Barrett

CPTAUSRET 8 July 2020 11:35

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Originally Posted by MizzouMP (Post 1058871998)
Truman book was great.

Just started: 140 Days to Hiroshima: The Story of Japan’s Last Chance to Avert Armageddon by David Dean Barrett

Truman book by David McCullough?

MizzouMP 9 July 2020 01:24

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Originally Posted by CPTAUSRET (Post 1058872048)
Truman book by David McCullough?

Negative sir. I read: The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World by A. J. Baime

Discusses the first 4 months of the Truman administration.

The McCullough book is an amazing book and I had the privilege of meeting Mr. McCullough at the Truman Liberty years ago and was able to secure an autograph copy of the book.

CPTAUSRET 9 July 2020 04:14

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Originally Posted by MizzouMP (Post 1058872153)
Negative sir. I read: The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World by A. J. Baime

Discusses the first 4 months of the Truman administration.

The McCullough book is an amazing book and I had the privilege of meeting Mr. McCullough at the Truman Liberty years ago and was able to secure an autograph copy of the book.

Roger.

He's a nice guy, we had dinner with them a few years ago.

MizzouMP 9 July 2020 21:19

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Originally Posted by CPTAUSRET (Post 1058872155)
Roger.

He's a nice guy, we had dinner with them a few years ago.

What an amazing experience that had to been. He was very gracious at the book signing I was at and took a lot of questions about Truman and his life

Purple36 9 July 2020 21:43

https://utahstatemagazine.usu.edu/po...-of-listening/
Mattis and Art of Listening

GirlwithaGlock 13 July 2020 13:46

I finished reading Orwell's Authorized Biography that I mentioned earlier in this thread and could not recommend it highly enough. A fascinating life described in a well-informed, easy-flowing narrative. I will say that some of our fellow forum members here appear to share quite a few personality traits with the writer. :smile:

Now I am reading The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century by Edward Dolnick.

TX teacher 15 July 2020 16:12

I read Cormac McCarthy's "No Country for Old Men." Aside from a few minor things, the movie is almost word for word like the book. I went through it in about three days.

Now I'm on to Max Hastings' "Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy." It's great because it goes back to the politics of the 1930s and 40s that actually led to the rise of Ho Chi Minh. I've read a lot on the topic, but Hastings has a way of fleshing out new, detailed info. However, he does it in a way that doesn't get you bogged down in pointless details. I love the way he writes.

IronCross 15 July 2020 16:43

Master Key to Riches by Napoleon Hill.

CAP MARINE 17 July 2020 22:25

The 4th Marine Brigade at Belleau Wood

Purple36 19 July 2020 15:35

FEAR, by Bob Woodward

leopardprey 19 July 2020 18:42

Elephant Company by Vicki Croke.

About the use of elephants by allied special operation forces in the China-Burma-India campaign.

leopardprey 27 July 2020 07:57

The Mandibles.

A novel fitting fir current times, that will scare the crap out of you. Basic premise is the story of a family and how they cope with the US DollAr loosing all value internationally.

Think a economic version of the book One Second After - kind of. Very prophetic of what is to come? Very well written. I read very few fiction books these days, this is one hard to put down.

osubuckeye762 27 July 2020 20:57

I picked up: Conversations with Major Dick Winters at the $1 store.

I am reading a book I downloaded from Kindle Unlimited called Body Count: A Special Forces thriller set in the Vietnam War (The Scorpion Squad Military Thrillers Book 1) by Eric Helm.

About halfway through the first chapter I realized I read this book series in the 1980's but it was originally called Vietnam Ground Zero.

Still a fun way to kill an afternoon

Purple36 27 July 2020 22:03

Difficult Conversations, How To Discuss What Matters Most. Stone, Patton and Heen.

MizzouMP 28 July 2020 01:31

Going with something different to lighten the mood.


I Stooged to Conquer: The Autobiography of the Leader of the Three Stooges by Moe Howard

Mars 28 July 2020 19:38

The Memetic Tribes of Culture War 2.0

This isn't a book but simply a "White Paper." It provides great insight into the ongoing "Memetic Tribes" and what is playing out today. It isn't a real long read, but one that is worth it.

https://medium.com/s/world-wide-wtf/...0-14705c43f6bb

Gray Rhyno 29 July 2020 16:10

Death Merchant #11: Manhattan Wipeout

MixedLoad 29 July 2020 19:19

Currently reading two books.

1. "An Astronaut's guide to life on earth" by Chris Hadfield.

2. "The Intelligence Trap: Why smart people make dumb mistakes" by David Robson.

leopardprey 29 July 2020 19:45

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Originally Posted by MixedLoad (Post 1058875304)
Currently reading two books.

1. "An Astronaut's guide to life on earth" by Chris Hadfield.

2. "The Intelligence Trap: Why smart people make dumb mistakes" by David Robson.

Going to have to check those out.

MixedLoad 29 July 2020 22:38

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Going to have to check those out.

You’ll enjoy both, I suspect.

GirlwithaGlock 30 July 2020 10:47

End-of-summer reading list:

Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961 by Nicholas Reynolds.

1793 by Nikolas Natt-o-Dag (quality Nordic Noir).

War Diaries, 1939–1945 by Astrid Lindgren.

GirlwithaGlock 14 August 2020 17:14

I just started "e-flipping" through this book (learned about it in a podcast on travelogs and found the text online) and thought it may be of interest to those who are into all things China.

It is called Forgotten Kingdom by Peter Goullart. Quick background on the author: he was born in Russia in early 20th century and was educated in Moscow and St. Pete. After the Revolution he fled for China to escape the Bolsheviks. He settled in Shanghai in 1924 and eventually became employed as a representative of the Chinese Industrial Cooperatives, first in western Sichuan, then in 1942 in Lijiang. This book is not a translation; he was fluent in English and used it to write his travel diaries.

Here is the link to the book, so far it's been fascinating:

http://pratyeka.org/books/forgotten_kingdom/

MizzouMP 14 August 2020 21:11

The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras by Brantley Hargrove

Friends mom is a real deal chaser and suggested I read this. Looks good thus far if you are interested on the topic.

Dark Helmet 15 August 2020 00:15

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Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

Mars 22 August 2020 12:00

Battles of the Crusades 1097-1444: From Dorylaeum to Varna

Murph 31 August 2020 23:13

Try "White" by Bret Easton Ellis. Written a few years ago but remarkably on point today.

Gray Rhyno 1 September 2020 20:50

Death Merchant #46: Blood Bath

GPC 2 September 2020 07:25

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Originally Posted by Gray Rhyno (Post 1058880461)
Death Merchant #46: Blood Bath

Loved those books as a kid. Safari arms 1911 is one of my grail guns. Thanks to those books.:smile:

hawkdrver 2 September 2020 08:05

Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Gray Rhyno 2 September 2020 10:51

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Originally Posted by GPC (Post 1058880517)
Loved those books as a kid. Safari arms 1911 is one of my grail guns. Thanks to those books.:smile:

They're the literary equivalent of comfort food. Meatloaf with mashed potatos, Mack Bolan, grilled cheese, and Richard Camellion... :biggrin:

Gray Rhyno 2 September 2020 10:53

The War in 2020 by Ralph Peters. Written back in '91. Seems appropriate reading, but he missed the mark on a few of his projections. :smile:

osubuckeye762 3 September 2020 16:34

All Out War (book 2) by Sean Parnell

CAP MARINE 5 September 2020 22:03

Will read 40 Thieves of Saipan

CAP MARINE 5 September 2020 22:07

We had a storm chaser in Norman that had a steel encased car. Twister- I went on the movie set in Guthrie Ok a couple of times

MizzouMP 7 September 2020 10:22

A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes by Eric Jay Dolin

Murph 8 September 2020 02:23

White, Bret Easton Ellis. He rambles, but ultimately it turns out to be a cohesive discussion on being a grown-ass semi-conservative American male today. It's an interesting perspective in that he's gay (not that there's anything wrong with that) and even though the title of the book is "White" it's not all that much about that perspective. If you've read his books and/or seen American Psycho it's a fascinating read.

Steamin 10 September 2020 14:28

How Do You Kill 11 Million People?
Andy Andrews

CAP MARINE 14 September 2020 16:47

Finishing up 40 Thieves-dont know how Lee Marvin made it ashore on Saipan without getting blown up!

osubuckeye762 14 September 2020 18:44

Never heard of this book but I will definitely check it out and read.

I did find an interesting article about the Co-author and his father who was of the Officers for the unit.

https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/door-co/2020/05/29/sturgeon-bay-mans-book-tells-fathers-story-marine-hero-wwii/5282318002/


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