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Old 14 September 2020, 19:54
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"The Art of The Rifle" by LTC Jeff Cooper.
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Old 15 September 2020, 19:26
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"The Art of The Rifle" by LTC Jeff Cooper.
A classic. Back to the basics.
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Old 23 September 2020, 16:46
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Bought a couple of books
WW2 written
Cold steel and Marine Corps hand to hand
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Old 25 September 2020, 10:24
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Currently reading as I have time Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975 by Max Hastings. I've always loved his work, although sometimes wordy. This one is no different.
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Old 25 September 2020, 18:40
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War Diaries, 1939–1945 by Astrid Lindgren (think Pippi Longstocking).

I have been on this odd streak of reading memoirs of various writers and artists who lived through WWI or WWII. I always wonder, whether they sensed the tragedy approaching and at what point the inevitable became obvious to them.
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Old 30 September 2020, 12:28
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Had ankle surgery to repair a torn tendon and heel issue about 8 weeks ago, so I've had plenty of time to kill. I've mowed thru the local online library offerings and recently finished Days of Rage, eye opening book to say the least, and The CSAT Way by Paul Howe. Great overview of what instructors should be.

I just started the Longmire series by Craig Johnson, never watched more than a couple of episodes on TV so I can't compare the series to the book. You have to appreciate an author who lives in Ucross, Wy a town of 25 in a county of 30,000.
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Old 3 October 2020, 09:38
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I am killing time reading a couple of fiction novels.

Spirit Mission: A Novel
byTed Russ

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The Whole Mountain Burned: by Ray McPadden
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Old 3 October 2020, 10:21
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The Third World War by Gen Sir John Hackett. Found it on the "garage sale" table at work. I read it back in the day, but interesting to read it now and see how everyone thought things would happen back in the 1980s.
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Old 3 October 2020, 19:48
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Old 3 October 2020, 22:55
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The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau by Alex Kershaw
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Old 27 October 2020, 09:09
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Welcome to Blackwater interesting and funny.
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Old 27 October 2020, 10:00
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The First Men In by Ed Ruggero. About the 82nd Airborne Division during the D-Day landings. Good book. Smooth read. Interesting and informative without getting so in the weeds you get confused.

Could use more maps, but thats my opinion on most history books.
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Old 27 October 2020, 16:02
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7 strategies of H2 H combat
Not a how to, but strategies that could fit into everyday life too
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Old 27 October 2020, 21:29
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The SON TAY Raid, by John Gargus. Author was an aviator that supported the raid, so lots of air planning stuff. I had to read something besides another never ending zombie apocalypse series.
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Old 28 October 2020, 02:49
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The SON TAY Raid, by John Gargus.
Callsign Apple 1 was a 53 that was on that mission, and she sits today in the museum in Dayton. Tail number 0357. Check it out here.
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Old 28 October 2020, 15:32
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I have just finished A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,.. we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way," et cetera.

Next on tap is Kallocain, a less-known dystopian novel about totalitarian World-state by Swedish writer Karin Boye.
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