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Old 23 December 2008, 02:19
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American Lion - Jon Meacham's book on Andrew Jackson

Execellent book. Great job by Meacham.
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Old 23 December 2008, 11:09
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The Frogs in that book sure didn't sugar coat there opinions on some of their leadership did they?


Just picked up Big Boy Rules. I'm hoping it's better than Blackwater, although that wouldn't be saying much.
Just starting it myself.Would you recommend Sheriff of Ramadi or not?Read the post on it but I'm still deciding on getting it.I liked Mr.Couchs other books.
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Old 23 December 2008, 13:08
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Just starting it myself.Would you recommend Sheriff of Ramadi or not?Read the post on it but I'm still deciding on getting it.I liked Mr.Couchs other books.
No, but I did like the rest of his books. Sherriff of Ramadi spends about 100 pages talking about his other books, next 100 is a vague memory, and the last part in Iraq is OK.
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No, but I did like the rest of his books. Sherriff of Ramadi spends about 100 pages talking about his other books, next 100 is a vague memory, and the last part in Iraq is OK.
Thank you for the info.
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Old 23 December 2008, 22:01
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Old 23 December 2008, 22:28
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The last stand of Fox Company : a true story of U.S. Marines in combat.

Also The Shadow Factory by James Bamford.
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Old 28 December 2008, 23:05
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I'm currently suffering through PTSD/Borderlines in Therapy. The book is informative, but it's obviously not written for the average layperson. I'm also reading Surviving Schizophrenia. Prior to, I re-read Masters of Chaos.

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Old 28 December 2008, 23:08
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Evil Empire: John Gilligan, His Gang and the Execution of Journalist Veonica Guerin by Paul Williams
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Old 28 December 2008, 23:20
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One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer by Nate Fick.

Pretty good so far, he was in another battalion of my regiment and walked a lot of the same ground that we did. A couple familiar names in there.
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Old 29 December 2008, 22:32
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Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner

Lot's of information but not the most flattering book I've ever read.


US Army & Marine Corp Counterinsurgency FM by General Petraeus et al

Dry as a bone.


Listening to:


House to House by SSG David Bellavia

Pretty hard core thus far.


The Wild Blue: The Men and boys who flew the B-24's over Germany 1944-1945 by Stephen E. Ambrose

Classic Ambrose. Feels like your sitting in the cockpit watching history happen.
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Old 30 December 2008, 17:12
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Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner

Lot's of information but not the most flattering book I've ever read.



Listening to:


House to House by SSG David Bellavia

Pretty hard core thus far.
I agree on both of them. Still haven't gotten trough Legacy of ashes. House to house on the other hand I couldn't stop listening to when I started.

Good books I've listened to/read the last few months:

18 Hours by Sandra Lee: A little confusing when listening.

Misson Blacklist #1 by SSG Eric Maddox, Davin Seay: Intriguing

American Heroes: In the Fight Against Radical Islam by Oliver North: Not bad, but not as much action as I hoped for.

Roberts Ridge by Malcom MacPherson: Worth a read

Combat Swimmer by Captain Robert A. Gormly: Probably a trip down memory lane for a lot of you guys

Cold Zero by Christopher Whitcomb: Good if you like law enforcement.

I also recommend Vince Flynns books about Mitch Rapp.
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No, but I did like the rest of his books. Sherriff of Ramadi spends about 100 pages talking about his other books, next 100 is a vague memory, and the last part in Iraq is OK.
Shit. Got it for Xmas. Haven't read all of his other books though.

Just started: The Last Jihad (Joel Rosenberg). Fiction, but sounds promising.
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My wife bought me Kill Bin Laden for Christmas. I'm a few chapters into it and look forward to the rest. I'm wondering how bad the author was outed from the SOF community.
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Old 15 January 2009, 20:54
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American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century by Kevin Phillips.

Not very far into it, so far, but my initial impression is that he reaches a bit too much to make his arguments.
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Old 15 January 2009, 22:58
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"1776" (David Mccullough). Great author, in my humble opinion.
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Old 15 January 2009, 23:04
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The Mission, The Men, and Me by Pete Blaber

Great book by a former SFOD-D CO.


http://www.amazon.com/Mission-Men-Me...2074990&sr=1-1
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Old 15 January 2009, 23:39
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"The Road" by Cormac McCarthy (fiction). May be released as a movie in 2009;this is an end of the world type story about a father and his young son. Not a happy story at all.
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Old 15 January 2009, 23:45
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A Bridge too Far -- Cornelius Ryan

Seen the movie a bunch of times, met old-timers who took part in Market Garden and the Waal crossing when I was in 82nd, but this is the first time I have read the book. A little dry, but really interesting -- especially what the Brits at Arnhem went through. Those were some courageous sons a' guns.
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Old 16 January 2009, 00:00
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[QUOTE=Matt_;1085447]Reading:
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner
Lot's of information but not the most flattering book I've ever read.


The CIA actually released a book review https://www.cia.gov/news-information...-of-ashes.html
I read the book and it was one of the worst CIA book ever. Kessler and Prados were better.
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