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Old 16 January 2017, 09:50
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My recommended reading list

Over the last year or so I have had several friends, relatives and students ask for my advice on some good books to read. So I made a list that I share with them. Thought I would post it here.


Some of my favorite reads over the last several years. Highly recommend them all.

Fiction:

"One Second After".........William Forstchen (a Purdue graduate)

Non-Fiction:

Unbroken.....Laura Hillenbrand

Pirate Coast.......Richard Zachs

Shooting at the Moon....Roger Warner

Air America.....Chris Robbins

Flyboys......James Bradley

The Big Burn......Timothy Egan

Wild Swans.....Jung Chang

Off the Map, tales of endurance and exploration......Fergus Fleming

God is my Co-pilot......Robert Scott

Death in the Long Grass.... Peter Capstick

Trespassers on the Roof of the World......Peter Hopkirk

The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II.........Donovan Webster
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Old 16 January 2017, 10:00
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I second Unbroken, Flyboys, God is my Copilot
I will have to add the others to my list
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Old 16 January 2017, 10:48
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A most excellent (half-way into it) follow-on to Forstchen's series One Second After, One Year After, and the Final Day:

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A most excellent (half-way into it) follow-on to Forstchen's series
Just ordered. Thanks.
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Old 16 January 2017, 19:09
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That (Ted Koppel's book) is an eye opener!
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Old 16 January 2017, 20:33
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Just ordered... Off the Map, tales of endurance and exploration......Fergus Fleming. Looks like a really good read.

Unbroken is great.
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Old 16 January 2017, 20:52
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I need to read Air America.

Flying Through Midnight was a staple at my former squadron. Had a copy that floated around for years that everyone used to sign as they finished reading.

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Old 16 January 2017, 21:08
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The Ravens is also a good read.
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The Ravens is also a good read.
+1. Well researched and well written.
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based off "One Second After".........William Forstchen

I'd recommend "Alas, Babylon" by Pat Frank

I've worn out my book and I first read it when I was 16 and have read nearly every year since I've been an adult. A great book.
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One I always recommend is 'One an Eagle' by Anton Myrer. Great book on leadership
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I need to read Air America.

Flying Through Midnight was a staple at my former squadron. Had a copy that floated around for years that everyone used to sign as they finished reading.

Just ordered along with One Second After.
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Robert Mason's "Chickenhawk"

A year in the life of a Vietnam Huey pilot. Great read.

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^^^^ I remember reading that in the 80s as a teenager. It had a major influence on making me want to serve.
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