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Old 10 August 2004, 22:33
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Old 10 August 2004, 23:25
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All time favorites:

Son of the Morning Star
by Evan S. Connell

Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand


What I'm reading now:

9/11 Commission Report.


Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
by Steve Coll

Real Ultimate Power: The Official Ninja Book
by Robert Hamburger (Paperback )
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Sebastian Junger
Stephen King
Amrose Bierce
Edith Worthon
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Old 11 August 2004, 00:08
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The Green Berets-Robin Moore


Just finished-
Hunt for Bin Laden-Robin Moore
Delta force-(ret)Col. Charlie Beckwith

All very good books

Wanting to read-
the new one from Tommy Franks
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Old 11 August 2004, 02:17
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Khe Sanh - Siege in the Clouds
The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
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Old 11 August 2004, 10:10
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Just finished In the Company of Heroes (Michael J. Durant). have Requiem at bedside (Robert A. Heinlein works) and about to start Reagan, A Life in Letters.
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Old 11 August 2004, 11:48
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These are the ones I'm currently on, although I've not had the time to read in the past few weeks.

LOTR for the 8th or so time.
Pax Daedulus
The Dragon and The Unicorn
The Perfect Heresy
and last but not least, the prison diaries of Antonio Gramsci.

Note: Antonio Gramsci was an Italian communist who claimed that following his particular methods, you could succesfully integrate communism into the American political fabric, and then at some point in time, have a bloodless revolution, where Americans would openly embrace socialism.
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Old 11 August 2004, 12:06
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Commandos From the Sea: The History of Amphibious Special Warfare in World War II and the Korean War - John B. Dwyer
The Lexus and the Olive Tree - Thomas Friedman
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Old 11 August 2004, 13:29
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BiblioRanger: You are an English lover's dream; I want a transfer, a.s.a.p.!! I could use a good friend in the Cal. library system! Esp. one with such exceptional taste.

My current reading list:

Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Emma by Jane Austen

I don't get to read often enough, so I read them all at once. I keep the books in different places: house, trailer, and car, and I read bits at a time. Eventually, I will finish them all.


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Old 11 August 2004, 16:06
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Currently reading:

From Beirut to Jerusalem - Tom Friedman


Recently finished:

Mask of Command - John Keegan

The Iraq War - John Keegan

Jarhead - Anthony Swofford

The World According to Garp - John Irving

On Deck:

Eastward to Tartary - Robert Kaplan

After that I'll probably start on one of the Bernard Lewis books on Islam/Middle East.
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Old 11 August 2004, 17:21
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BiblioRanger: You are an English lover's dream; I want a transfer, a.s.a.p.!! I could use a good friend in the Cal. library system! Esp. one with such exceptional taste.

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Old 11 August 2004, 17:24
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...about to start Reagan, A Life in Letters.
Greenhat,

When you finish the life in letters, may I suggest Edmund Morris' Dutch, a bio on Reagan.

Edmund Morris also wrote the two volume, soon to be three, bio of Teddy Roosevelt - the two so far have been outstanding.
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Old 12 August 2004, 09:54
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wow...some variety!

I'm reading..

Oly's third book, "Jericho Sanction", I enjoyed the first one, but this seems to be a bit hard to follow. The first one read real fast, a page turner.

I finished Billy Waugh's book "Hunting the Jackal". A good read.

I've been also picking at John Lehman's book on the Navy "On Seas of Glory" it is a great read and he talks alot about the damage to our sea serveices (Navy and Marine Corps) from the Carter admin.

Another fun Navy adventure is "Thunder Below," by Adm. Fluckey. A great read. Adm. Fluckey has the MOH, and four Navy Crosses, all for patrols on the USS Barb!
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Old 12 August 2004, 22:00
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Reattacking "From Beriut To Jerusalem" by Thomas L. Friedman. He lived in Beruit as a journalist for 5 years.
That's a tough book to get into and stick with. I've had it for awhile and keep plugging away at it off and on.

Gates of Fire is awesome. (Thanks GH for recommending it)

From the Ward to the White House: The Irish in American Politics is interesting.

Right now I'm reading Why Terrorism Works by Alan Dershowitz. His opinion is that the "root cause of terrorism" is that it succeeds in gaining attention and concessions for terrorists. I agree with him.
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Old 12 August 2004, 23:49
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Current: Intelligence in War by Keegan, great read so far.

Favorite fiction: Fields of Fire, A Country Such As This, both by James Webb.
Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer

Favorite short stories: anything by Hemingway, but particularly Capitol of the World

Favorite Non-fiction: The Arab Predicament: Arab Political Thought and Practice Since 1967 by Fouad Ajami. Found his poetic style more readable than Friedman and interesting analysis of resurgence of fundamentalism.

Breakout! by Marvin Russ, awe-inspiring history of the Marines in Korea.

Warrior Politics by Robert Kaplan

When Trumpets Fade (?) Charles B. McDonald - may be off on title, great history of the Battle of the Bulge by a veteran of the campaign, company commander in 23rd Infantry.
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Old 12 August 2004, 23:57
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The complicated instructions to Full Spectrum Warrior, X-Box version....
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Ender's Game is one of my all-time favorites. The sequels were good as well.

Hunting The Jackal is one of the best SOF books I've ever read.

Always loved Robert Ludlum's stuff.

Just finished Gates of Fire. Excellent book.


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Old 13 August 2004, 00:20
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The complicated instructions to Full Spectrum Warrior, X-Box version....

Let me know how you like it. I may buy it if its as good as advertised.
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Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul.
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Old 13 August 2004, 00:34
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Just finished reading Zell Miller's "A National Party No More;..." Great book, an easy read but he puts it simple: Our Senators need to straighten up!

His best book is his tribute to and training in the USMC: "Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I learned in the Marines"


Sharky:
Ender's Game was on both my Valley Forge Military Academy New Cadet and OCS-PLC Officer Candidate reading lists. Read it twice. It was indeed a superb tale.

Repects, Wellsse
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Old 13 August 2004, 01:04
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The Bourne Supremacy - Jack Ludlum
It's Robert, not Jack. Read the Bourne Identity before you are ruined by the movie. It's the best book I have ever read.

Currently reading:

How to Argue and Win Every Time by Gerry Spence

On deck:

Charlie Wilson's War George Crile
Good to Great by Jim Collins
His Needs, Her Needs by Willard Harley
Way of the Wiseguy by Donnie Brasco

Sharky, you may like Alistair McLean. He wrote
Where Eagles Dare, The Guns of Navarone, and Ice Station Zebra.

Another good book for Finboy: Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.

I am also a fan of the Wheels of Time series by Robert Jordan. It's fantasy, and exceptional character development and old-fashioned storytelling that puts Tolkein to shame.
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Old 15 August 2004, 18:31
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For anyone who likes Dan Brown, try Katherine Neville. Especially get “The Eight” if you enjoy chess.

Thanks Celder for the Mad Lib link, what a great way to waste my time! Might try to plug in something for a paper!

Some of my recent reads are:
The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester
The Tailor of Panama, John le Carre
Garfield at 25 - In Dog Years I'd be Dead, Jim Davis
Book Lust, Nancy Pearl
Fire on the Rim: A Firefighter’s Season at the Grand Canyon, Stephen Pyne

Currently reading:
Gates of Fire (thanks to all on SOCNET for the recommendation)
Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden
(great contrast between modern and ancient warfare)
Way too many books on folktales for my current class.

Favorite all time book? Hands down my worn and battered 1937 edition of “The Complete Works of Shakespeare” He’s got it all, love, death, incest, fratricide, war, peace, gender bending, social commentary, comedy, tragedy, you name it. I’m such a geek, it was my only wish for my 16th birthday. :D

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