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Old 13 August 2011, 08:57
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Just finished "One Rough Man: A Pike Logan Thriller" by Brad Taylor

Excellent book. Pike Logan is the Dirk Pitt of the SOF world. I felt it was right up to the edge of violating OPSEC, without crossing the line. Excellent and plausible plot, authentic (but not TOO detailed) background info, etc. If you're going to put money in a guy's pocket, it may as well be Brad Taylor's.
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Old 15 August 2011, 15:06
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Just picked up "Lone Survivor" and "The Heart and the Fist". Looking forward to both as soon as I finish "The Puppet Masters".
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Old 15 August 2011, 15:38
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Just finished the audiobook if "The Triple Agent" by Joby Warrick. A surprisingly detailed account of the Khost bombing of 2009. The last 2 chapters were near impossible to sit through...
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Old 18 August 2011, 15:59
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Finished "Lone Survivor" in less than 2 days. I couldn't put it down. It was gut wrenching and heartfelt and I couldn't help getting choked up at parts. The story told by Mr. Luttrell was probably the best example of courage and sacrifice I have read thus far, and I've read a LOT of books.

Just started "The Heart and the Fist". Thus far it's looking excellent.
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Old 18 August 2011, 20:26
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The Forager's Harvest by Samuel Thayer.
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Old 18 August 2011, 21:44
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Excellent book. Pike Logan is the Dirk Pitt of the SOF world. I felt it was right up to the edge of violating OPSEC, without crossing the line. Excellent and plausible plot, authentic (but not TOO detailed) background info, etc. If you're going to put money in a guy's pocket, it may as well be Brad Taylor's.
That's high praise considering the source. Any idea if the author's bio is legit? I'd assume so, but who knows.
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Old 18 August 2011, 22:07
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Half way through the Persian Puzzle by Kenneth Pollack. Excellent analysis of American-Iranian relations. Highly recommend.
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Old 21 August 2011, 10:25
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"Think and Grow Rich" By Napolean Hill- Apparently I've been doing this my whole life
"On Guerilla Warfare" By Mao Tse-Tong- Much better than Che's
"Save the Males" by Kathleen Parker- Interesting read so far
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Old 23 August 2011, 14:01
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Fry the Brain the art of urban sniping and it's role in modern guerrilla warfare.

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Old 23 August 2011, 21:56
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"Charlie Mike" by Leonard B Scott
A novel about a Ranger team in Vietnam. I have enjoyed the first few chapters.
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Old 5 September 2011, 10:28
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Escape from Baghdad by James Ashcroft.
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Old 6 September 2011, 16:24
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"Good Omens" by Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchett
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The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.
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"What It Is Like To Go To War," by Karl Marlantes.
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Old 9 September 2011, 14:34
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Inside the Jihad: My life with Al Qaeda

Inside the Jihad: My life with Al Qaeda, Written by Omar Nasiri (not real name)

Very interesting read. Although much of the information Mr. Nasiri provides can't be vetted (maybe by a select few) it all seems reasonable/possible and nothing he writes appears to be outlandish.

I probably read at the pace of a fifth grader and I finished this book in two days...worth picking up.
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Old 9 September 2011, 15:57
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Excellent book. Pike Logan is the Dirk Pitt of the SOF world. I felt it was right up to the edge of violating OPSEC, without crossing the line. Excellent and plausible plot, authentic (but not TOO detailed) background info, etc. If you're going to put money in a guy's pocket, it may as well be Brad Taylor's.
Massgrunt tipped me about this book. I downloaded it for the iPad and have been enjoying it in between diaper changes. It's an excellent read so far (2/3 through).
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Old 9 September 2011, 22:00
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I just started One Rough Man also.
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Old 9 September 2011, 22:03
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Sarah Vowell's The Partly Cloudy Patriot
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Old 12 September 2011, 11:42
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A Dance with Dragons . . . up for grabs

Hi all,

Like many George R. R. Martin fans, I bought A Dance with Dragons in a bookstore the day it came out. Unfortunately, at the same time, I neglected to return the monthly selection card for the Science Fiction Book Club and was sent their choices of books for August.

The first one was no big deal (Jim Butcher's new Harry Dresden novel), but the second one was a duplicate copy of ADWD. Since the number of books in this house already probably exceeds the population of a small, third-world nation, it needs to find a new home.

So I'm making it a SocNet donation to the first military person (active or retired) who pm's me a shipping address (OCONUS is fine too). I'll mail it out tomorrow so my husband doesn't shoot me for needing another bookshelf constructed (I think we've added 10 this year alone ).

Now if only the second season of Game of Thrones would hurry up and get here . . . .
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Old 13 September 2011, 17:29
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I just finished Across the Fence by John Stryker Meyer. It is about Meyer's tour in Vietnam as a MACVSOG operator. Holy crap, some of the shit that they got in....

Operation Dark Heart:... by Anthony Shaffer. Interesting, entertaining, and frustrating, all at the same time.

First In: How Seven CIA Officers Opened the War on Terror In Afghanistan by Gary Schroen. The title says it all.

Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival Resiliance and Redemption. by Laura Hildebrand. Absolutely amazing true story of a WWII bombardier who went down in the Pacific and was adrift for some ridiculous amount of time, and then was a POW.

Immediate Response by Mark Hammond. Story of a British CH-47 pilot in Afghanistan.
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