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By Honor Bound: Two Navy SEALS, the Medal of Honor, and a story of extraordinary Courage.

Just got this from Amazon and finished it last night. Really good book, and a quick and easy read. Written by Mike Thornton and Tom Norris with Dick Couch.

We're all familiar with the actions for which Thornton and Norris received the MOH. This book goes into greater detail than I've read before about both. It also goes into more detail about both men, their careers before receiving the MOH and their lives afterwards. I really enjoyed this one, and would recommend it.
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Old 19 April 2017, 14:36
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Dereliction of Duty, written by H.R. McMaster. A detailed account of the history of the Vietnam War, focusing particularly on the various POTUS' who prosecuted the war, as well as McNamara and the Joint Chiefs.

Great read, I read it alongside Stanley Karnow's Vietnam:A History, and the accounts line up just about perfectly. Answered many long-standing questions I have had in my mind pertaining to Vietnam and why we handled it the way we did.

H.R. McMaster is our current National Security Adviser. I wonder if anyone on this board has had firsthand experience...
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Old 19 April 2017, 18:48
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Just finished Metro 2035 by Dmitry Glukhovsky, the last book in the Metro trilogy. If you haven't heard of these books, they're a popular Russian series of post-apocalyptic sci-fi fiction about the seemingly-sole survivors of nuclear war between the US and Russia. The survivors were simply those fortunate enough to be in the Moscow Metro Subway system when the missiles struck and thus survived and formed an underground civilization, complete with warring factions, such as the Nazis (unsurprisingly evil), the Capitalists (also evil) and the Communists (the most evil). For anyone with a working understanding of Russian history, the depiction of the various forms of government should be recognizable, i.e., they all suck. Interesting read, and you can find a translated version online on kindle.
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Old 20 April 2017, 02:06
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Stand Tough by Neil Brown

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Stand Tough is the true life story of one man’s fight against a rare illness and multiple limb loss. When Neil was only twenty seven he was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disorder called Behcet’s Disease. With a son, a full time career, and a part time role as a hometown Fire Fighter/EMT he didn’t have time to be sick, so he pushed through it all….. Until a simple misdiagnosis of a sore throat cost him his legs and all the fingers of his dominant hand.
Written by a former patient who came extremely close to death. It hasnt slowed him down even without his legs and most fingers. He rides a motorcycle and trains in Jiu Jitsu with a good friend of mine.
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Old 20 April 2017, 02:21
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Just finished Metro 2035 by Dmitry Glukhovsky, the last book in the Metro trilogy. If you haven't heard of these books, they're a popular Russian series of post-apocalyptic sci-fi fiction about the seemingly-sole survivors of nuclear war between the US and Russia. The survivors were simply those fortunate enough to be in the Moscow Metro Subway system when the missiles struck and thus survived and formed an underground civilization, complete with warring factions, such as the Nazis (unsurprisingly evil), the Capitalists (also evil) and the Communists (the most evil). For anyone with a working understanding of Russian history, the depiction of the various forms of government should be recognizable, i.e., they all suck. Interesting read, and you can find a translated version online on kindle.
Hey, I saw this on Steam, but not in book form
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Hey, I saw this on Steam, but not in book form
Lol yeah I read the books after playing the games. The games had a great immersive story but the controls and ai were pretty clunky
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Federal friend brought me several books to read( minor knee surgery going on)
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