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Old 20 November 2017, 10:15
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Ghost of Babylon by RA Mathis.
Iraq war novel with a really good twist to it.
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Old 20 November 2017, 11:29
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Gemini Man by Mingo Kane
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Old 21 November 2017, 21:57
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Norman Maclean's short stories.
Logging and Pimping is good, but one of my favorite lines comes from USFS 1919:

"Sometimes all you have left to win with is the knowledge of why you're taking the beating and the realization that nobody else is going to save you from it."

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Old 23 November 2017, 02:28
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A Tale of Grenada Raiders by Stephen ********.

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Old 3 December 2017, 20:47
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Some say I have a reading problem...I say there isn't enough time in a day...this week...Easy Company Soldier x Sgt. Don Malarkey (Band of Brothers fame); Brothers in Battle * Best of Friends x William Guarnere and Edward Heffron (Band of Brothers fame); Massacre at Sand Creek (Cheyenne/Arapaho Massacre at Sand Creek, Colorado 1864); The War of the Revolution x Christopher Ward (American Revolution 1776)
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Old 12 December 2017, 10:02
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The Five Fingers by Gayle Rivers.
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Old 12 December 2017, 10:04
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The Five Fingers by Gayle Rivers.
I must have read that book five times when I was in the Corps on floats.
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Old 12 December 2017, 10:59
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I must have read that book five times when I was in the Corps on floats.
I still read it occasionally. Great escape fiction. Like Mack Bolan...
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...Mack Bolan...
Long live Mack Bolan....
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Old 12 December 2017, 11:23
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Long live Mack Bolan....
Right now, I have a pile of Able Team, Phoenix Force, and Executioner books from the 1980s on my desk. They make great airport/airplane books when I'm raking in frequent flyer miles. I can jump in and out of them with little to no effort.
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Secrets of Inchon by CDR Gene Franklin Clark. Written after he came home from Korea and salted away till after his death.
This is the guy who did all of the recon/Intel collecting prior to the Inchon Op. Amazing guy.
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Old 17 December 2017, 08:27
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Asian Godfathers - Money and Power in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia by Joe Studwell
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The Centurians and the Praetorians by Jean Laerteguy both available on Kindle.
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Old 26 December 2017, 22:26
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My next two to start this week:

Area 51: An uncensored history of America's Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen

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God's Terrorists: The Wahhabi Cult and the Hidden Roots of Modern Jihad by Charles Allen
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Old 27 December 2017, 23:42
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Gayle Rivers was never SAS.

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The Five Fingers by Gayle Rivers.
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Old 29 December 2017, 13:22
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Heart of a Soldier. Rick Rescorla was the type of leader I have tried to be over the years.
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Old 29 December 2017, 13:39
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The Centurians and the Praetorians by Jean Laerteguy both available on Kindle.
I remember reading those about 50 years ago. Good reads.
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Heart of a Soldier. Rick Rescorla was the type of leader I have tried to be over the years.
One hell of a man, true hero.
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Old 30 December 2017, 01:10
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Da Nang Diary by Col. Tom Yarborough

Interesting book about the OV-10 Bronco pilot's year in Vietnam as a FAC with time spent as a Covey for MACV-SOG. Good read on what it was like in the air as I've read a few books on the SOG Recon teams.
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