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Old 21 April 2018, 21:43
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Riley's story of his experience deeply influenced a young Abraham Lincoln, who later cited it as framing his views on the horrors of slavery from a young age.
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Old 24 April 2018, 10:19
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Ragnar's Action Encyclopedia by Ragnar Benson.
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Old 24 April 2018, 10:43
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Ragnar's Action Encyclopedia by Ragnar Benson.
That's a name from the past...IIRC he used to write for SOF or Gung Ho back in the day.
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Old 24 April 2018, 13:43
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That's a name from the past...IIRC he used to write for SOF or Gung Ho back in the day.
He wrote for about every magazine back then.

Here is link to some of his books that got me in trouble as a kid.

https://archive.org/details/UrbanSurvival
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Old 24 April 2018, 19:21
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Yeah...and then there was than bald, mean looking fucker with the handlebar mustache and beret...werbell or some shit. I used to walk or ride my bike for quite a few miles to turn in pop bottles, and while they were tallied up--I hit the magazine rack and read everything...SOF, Mad, and others...all the while looking over the counter where the nudie mags were kept with that plain tan banner across the cover, always hoping that fucker would slip down so you could see at least a nipple. Always a good time having that 14 year old porcelain boner, peddling that damn bike home in cut-offs, no shirt and barefoot....good times.

Thanks to the internet, I sold that fucking bike.

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Old 24 April 2018, 19:26
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Cavalier magazine, not quite Playboy but in late 60s it was enough
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Old 15 May 2018, 11:17
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Yeah...and then there was than bald, mean looking fucker with the handlebar mustache and beret...werbell or some shit. I used to walk or ride my bike for quite a few miles to turn in pop bottles, and while they were tallied up--I hit the magazine rack and read everything...SOF, Mad, and others...all the while looking over the counter where the nudie mags were kept with that plain tan banner across the cover, always hoping that fucker would slip down so you could see at least a nipple. Always a good time having that 14 year old porcelain boner, peddling that damn bike home in cut-offs, no shirt and barefoot....good times.

Thanks to the internet, I sold that fucking bike.

Sorry to de-rail, back to topic.
Haven't heard Werbell's name in years. He used to run Sionics silencers that were in all the pulp books. Don't forget Combat Illustrated Leroy Thompson was always in that rag. My first issue I ever bought of SOF had Mike Echanis on the cover. I wrote him a letter and asked him to kick my Dad's ass for hitting my mom. Life was so simpler back then.
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Old 15 May 2018, 18:43
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Life was simpler...and Hank Frost, the fast shooting, one-eyed Merc was the shit. If you're in the age group that remembered reading these cheesy books (which was likely read in between the next Casca book).
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Old 15 May 2018, 19:46
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Frost is the man lol. Love his how I lost my eye stories.
I did a book report once on Dead Clients Don't Pay by Leroy Thompson. I used to eat that shit up as a kid lol.
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Brothers in Berets: The Evolution of Air Force Special Tactics 1953-2003

Relying largely on oral history interviews, this work explores the evolution and contributions of the Battlefield Airmen assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) special tactics units over 50 years. "Their story deserves telling within the US Air Force and to the general public."
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Portugal's Guerilla Wars in Africa by Al J Venter.
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Old issues of SOF from 1976-84.
Great gun reviews of the AUG and Glock. Interesting take on the M16A2 before it was fielded. The Red Dawn movie review was cool.
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Peter G. Kokalis, Weapons Test And Evaluations The Best Of Soldier Of Fortune.
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Old 9 June 2018, 22:46
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Haven't been reading per se but listening to book on Audible.com

Books I've read this year:



1. Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World - by Stan McChrystal


2. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers - by Ben Horowitz


3. Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life - by Grant Cardone


4. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't - by Jim Collins


5. Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World - by Bruce Schneier


6. Der neue Tugendterror: Über die Grenzen der Meinungsfreiheit in Deutschland - by Thilo Sarrazin


7. American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road - by Nick Bilton
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Old 9 June 2018, 22:48
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Currently working my way through:


Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex - by Aubrey Marcus


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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos - by Jordan Peterson
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Got my first audio lecture and have been listening in my car:

https://www.thegreatcourses.com/cour...tic-world.html

Pretty cool. I like this far more than I thought I would.
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Old 15 June 2018, 09:23
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Back to reading Mindhunter-FBI VICAP stuff. Roomed with one of the agents ( just retired) one time.
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Old 15 June 2018, 09:40
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How are you liking the Peterson book? I have it on a get-to list, but haven't obtained it from the library. Thoughtful and useful, or an upjumped magazine article pushed into a book?

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Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex - by Aubrey Marcus


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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos - by Jordan Peterson
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Old 15 June 2018, 10:54
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"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. The book which the movie Apocalypse Now was based upon. In the book, the main character is going up the Congo river in a steamboat vs. going up the Mekong in a Riverine to rescue Kurtz who has gone native. Much of Conrad's writings were based on his own personal history of being a seaman.
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Old 15 June 2018, 11:01
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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos - by Jordan Peterson
Nice. Just finished that after binging on his interviews / videos.

Currently reading Darkest Hour about Churchill taking command after Nazi invasion started in Europe.
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