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Old 3 May 2017, 09:01
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Just finished:

"The Secret War: Spies, Codes And Guerrillas, 193945"

Max Hastings

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"Special Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army's Elite, 19561990"

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Old 4 May 2017, 21:24
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It may just be horror porn, but I'm re-reading Stephen King's IT. SUPER excited about the movie remake coming out this fall.
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Old 8 May 2017, 09:45
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Don Mann's SEAL series.
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Old 8 May 2017, 10:40
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Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay. Very insightful book that hit close to home. The insight into the Iliad was interesting, as it's something I've read a few times but never looked at it as an authentic account of combat. I just found it be quite accurate.
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Tribe, Sebastian Junger.
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Fear, Ranulph Fiennes. Very interesting book but mostly (so far) seems like stories of what has scared him, what has scared other people he knows and what scares people he's read about. Not sure how (or if) he's going to tie it all together....
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Old 18 May 2017, 13:55
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The Killing School. Interesting read.
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Old 27 June 2017, 21:26
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Tribe by Sebastian Junger, very short book - very important book. Makes a lot of sense to me.

Rebel Yell by S.C. Gwynne, what can I say, an amazing read, highly highly recommend it.
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Old 28 June 2017, 05:40
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Fear, Ranulph Fiennes. Very interesting book but mostly (so far) seems like stories of what has scared him, what has scared other people he knows and what scares people he's read about. Not sure how (or if) he's going to tie it all together....
This reminded me of Will, by G. Gordon Liddy, when he tells how he dealt with his fear of rats. Been ages since I read that book.


Completely unrelated, but read and liked World War Z. Short widely-disparate recollections gradually start to overlap and present the larger picture; not at all like the movie, which I resisted watching initially but ended up also really enjoying.

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Old 29 June 2017, 19:17
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Fear, Ranulph Fiennes. Very interesting book but mostly (so far) seems like stories of what has scared him, what has scared other people he knows and what scares people he's read about. Not sure how (or if) he's going to tie it all together....

And how did it turn out? Fiennes is a very interesting fellow...
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Old 1 July 2017, 10:23
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RIDING on the edge or something like that?
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from Burkett, Bernard Gary and Glenna Whitley. Stolen Valor: how the Vietnam generation was robbed of its heroes and its history. Dallas: Verity Press,
1998. ISBN:1565302842

p. 283-285. Most of the psychiatrist's characters are fake.

Shay, Jonathan. Achilles in Vietnam: combat trauma and the undoing of character.


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That is a truly outstanding book.

And in light of how the region is going, I feel lucky to have seen it published.
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