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Old 13 August 2008, 13:13
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May It Please The Court by Peter Irons

Transcripts of 23 cases heard by the Supreme Court. Interesting stuff (and proves that the Supreme Court is just as subject to non-factual response as anyone else).
I like that book a lot. I think it shows how the Court is swayed by opinion and the make up of the Court itself.
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Old 15 August 2008, 07:26
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"On the Road" by Jack Kerouac, "The Sea-Wolf" by Jack London, and "The Hostage" by W.E.B. Griffin. And assorted college books. I have alot of time to read.
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Old 17 August 2008, 12:41
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Just finished Steve Queen's "Under and Alone" in three days. Great book from the entertainment side, though I am not sure how accurate it is. Any of you guys want to chime in? It sounds like a helluva story.

Reading "Three cups of tea". Hope to get done with it before the end of the month.
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Old 17 August 2008, 18:03
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Just finished Freakenomics. Very interesting book on a lot of misconceptions in society. Going to start Blowing Up Russia within the next few days.

I'm also reading Indonesian module 1 lessons 1and 2, it's a real barn burner:D
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Old 17 August 2008, 19:23
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Blow the House Down: A Novel by Robert Baer
While its a novel... its written by the agency guy who ran the Beirut office for a while... searched for Buckley's killer... and was at it with the Iranians long before our current engagements with them.
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Old 17 August 2008, 23:55
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Just finished Armegeddon in Retrospect by Kurt Voneggut. Actually it was published after his death by his request to his son. It is a collection of shorts that he has written over the years. Classic Voneggut and covers a lot of his time while as a POW in WWII and the bombing of Dresden.
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Old 19 August 2008, 14:27
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I have started Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts by Robert D. Kaplan. I have trouble keeping myself interested in the book due to Kaplan's need to utilize an overly sophisticated vocabulary.

I finished Emma by Jane Austen a few days ago to impress a really hot friend. :D
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Old 21 August 2008, 13:25
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Just picked up The Looming Tower: Al-Queda and the Road to 9/11

Anyone read it?
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Old 21 August 2008, 19:09
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Things Worth Dying For by Mike Kelly
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Old 21 August 2008, 22:29
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Re-reading "Silent Warrior" about Carlos Hathcock.
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Old 22 August 2008, 02:32
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Hmmm....currently reading all of these...

AL Qaeda - Jason Burke
Understanding Terrorism - Gus Martin
Global Terrorism - Lutz & Lutz
Security & International Relations - E. Kolodziej
Terror Laws - Jenny Hocking
Strategy and Security in the Asia-Pacific - Ayson & ball.

Would prefer to be reading a Judge Dredd comic....
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Old 22 August 2008, 08:15
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Just finishing The World is Flat - Thomas Friedman

If you want to understand your world a lot better, this would be an excellent place to start.
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Boys from Baghdad by Simon Low not a bad read about being a PMC.He also talks about his ten years in the Legion.
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Old 24 August 2008, 11:42
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Brutal: The Untold Story of My Life Inside Whitey Bulger's Irish Mob by Kevin Weeks.

Just finished it yesterday afternoon. Good book. I burned through it in three days. Back to "Three Cups of Tea".
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Old 24 August 2008, 12:56
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Currently finishing or getting ready to start the following:

Chosen Soldier- Dick Couch
Into the Abyss- Yves Lavigne
Not A Good Day to Die- Sean Naylor
Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets- David Simon
Inside Delta Force- Eric Haney
On Killing- Lt Col Grossman
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Old 31 August 2008, 21:48
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I read about 3 books a year anymore. Picked up The Kite Runner in Atl. last night on a stopover, was through 2/3's of it by the time I landed in Seattle and finished it up today. Excellent novel, especially for a first.
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Old 4 September 2008, 16:37
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Currently reading:
See No Evil: Bob Baer
Merchant of Death: Doug Farah
A New Kind of Conservative: Rev. Joel Hunter

Just read:
The Walk-In: Gary Berntsen

Looking forward to: Kill Bin Laden by Dalton Fury (Release date in October)
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Old 9 September 2008, 09:50
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Just finished reading "The Little Bugler: The True Story of a 12-year-old Boy in the Civil War"

Not exactly current or extremely challenging, but an interesting account of Gustav Schuurman who enlisted at the age of 12 in the 40th New York (Mozart Regiment), and served as drummer and bugler at Bull Run (first and second), the Peninsula campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. At Gettysburg, he was with General Sickles when Sickles was wounded.

Schuurman also befriended President Lincoln's son Tad, visiting the White House twice.

If not a great book, it is certainly an interesting account of a young life well spent.

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Old 9 September 2008, 14:54
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"Elmira: Death Camp of the North" by Michael Horigan.

Extremely well researched history of Elmira POW camp in New York., where almost one-fourth of the population was allowed to starve to death or died from disease.

My interest in this is due to my great grandfather having been a "guest" of the place. He and many other prisoners are quoted throughout with their first-hand experiences in "Hellmira."

From a review:
"Elmira, located just a few miles north of the Pennsylvania/New York border, was undoubtedly the worst Federal prisoner of war camp during the Civil War. It was in operation only from July 1864 to July 1865, and held a grand total of slightly over 12,000 Confederate prisoners. Astoundingly, its death rate was almost a full one-quarter.

I say "astoundingly" because most of the deaths were unnecessary. No one wants to defend the terrible conditions in Confederate-run prisoner of war camps. But at least it is arguable that a good deal of their harshness is attributable to a scarcity of food, clothing, medicines, and building supplies in the increasingly war-impoverished south. As Michael Horigan argues in his Elmira: Death Camp of the North, the federal camps had no such excuse. The north was rich in men and material. The deaths at Elmira seem attributable to deliberate negligence, outright retribution, or criminal inefficiency."
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Old 10 September 2008, 00:27
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