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Old 7 May 2018, 17:34
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Lots of good books on Jimbo's list.

This is a dangerous thread; I'll add Starship Troopers to the list. Classic & an easy read on the plane or the beach.

Also, The Saints by Alexandre Binda and Fire Fight by Chris Cocks for well-written first-hand books on the Rhodesian Bush War. The Saints has a shit ton of pictures taken by the soldiers themselves that I think are available nowhere else. It's the one book I won't let my wife take off the coffee table.
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Old 7 May 2018, 17:50
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The Saints by Alexandre Binda is only $1200 on Amazon
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Old 7 May 2018, 18:19
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The Saints by Alexandre Binda is only $1200 on Amazon
But the paperback is only $654, and that includes free shipping.

I bought mine when it was ~$50. If you want to come look at my copy you can, but you have to wear cotton gloves before touching it.

EDIT: I just checked my Amazon order history; I paid $60.13...
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Old 7 May 2018, 20:20
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Fiction:



Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein.


Hammer's Slammers Series by David Drake.



Simon Scarrow's "Eagles of Empire" Series.


Non-fiction:


Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond.


Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C Gwynne.


The Hunter Killers by Dan Hampton.
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Old 8 May 2018, 06:32
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Lots of good books on Jimbo's list.

This is a dangerous thread; I'll add Starship Troopers to the list. Classic & an easy read on the plane or the beach.

Also, The Saints by Alexandre Binda and Fire Fight by Chris Cocks for well-written first-hand books on the Rhodesian Bush War. The Saints has a shit ton of pictures taken by the soldiers themselves that I think are available nowhere else. It's the one book I won't let my wife take off the coffee table.
I second all of those.
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Old 8 May 2018, 07:12
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Fire Fight by Chris Cocks
I am a non-typing fuck. It's not Fire Fight, it's Fireforce.
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Old 9 May 2018, 11:39
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Jimbo's list is awesome, I've actually read most of the books on there over the years. I also just spent a shitload of money on various Air America books I neglected to read over the years. I should never go looking on Amazon without a specific goal in mind.
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Old 9 May 2018, 12:08
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Just finished Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink / Leif Babin. Good little leadership read up there with Mission, Men, and Me.
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Old 9 May 2018, 19:01
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Just finished Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink / Leif Babin. Good little leadership read up there with Mission, Men, and Me.
I've been listening to Jocko's podcast lately. I don't agree with everything he says, but I do agree with most of it.

I've given away 4 or 5 copies of Pete Blaber's book; good read.
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Old 14 May 2018, 23:54
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Awesome list
Thank you. I've been following your recommendations over the years, this just made the list grow again. You have made a ton of recommendations on SOCNET over the years.

Would offer Robert Coram's biography on John Boyd for a reading recommendation. I've seen it in a different light over the years, but still quite relevant whether its strategy, DoD's messed up acquisition system, system engineering best practices, etc.
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Old 22 May 2018, 21:38
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Just ordered, "The Ether Zone: U.S. Army Special Forces Detachment B-52, Project Delta" by Ray Morris. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/15...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I should never go looking on Amazon without a specific goal in mind.
And/or after a couple of beers.
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