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Posted: 3/19/2008 11:39:29 PM EDT
I decided to finally read Band of Brothers the other day. I am a little over half way through it. It is pretty good so far and an easy read. How about you guys?
Link Posted: 3/20/2008 12:07:02 AM EDT
I just finished the first volume of Warfare in Antiquity by Delbruck.  It was very challenging, but a MUST read for any student of history.  I still have three volumes to go...

Link Posted: 3/20/2008 11:37:07 AM EDT
Guest of the Aytollah by Mark Bowden
Link Posted: 3/20/2008 6:09:42 PM EDT
An Army at Dawn
Link Posted: 3/20/2008 7:55:34 PM EDT
Wilderness of Mirrors by David C. Martin

If the movie Good Shepard  peaked your interest in the CIA get this book and find out what really happened.  Which is the best that a movie can do.
Link Posted: 3/21/2008 8:28:54 PM EDT
German Assault Troops of the First World War.   Very well researched and written.
Link Posted: 3/24/2008 7:53:05 AM EDT
"The Rape of Nanking, The Forgotten Holocaust of WWII" by Iris Chang.
Link Posted: 3/24/2008 9:38:45 PM EDT
The Black Swan:  The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Link Posted: 3/24/2008 9:52:03 PM EDT
Roughneck Nine-One by Frank Antenori, Green Berets kick butt in Iraq!
Link Posted: 3/25/2008 8:33:20 PM EDT
I finished Band of Brothers, and I am now reading Lone Star Nation: The Epic Story of the Battle for Texas Independence by HW Brands. It is pretty good so far. I really liked his books The First American which was about Ben Franklin, and Andrew Jackson, His Life and Times which were both excellent.
Link Posted: 3/30/2008 9:58:58 PM EDT
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"Mapolisa; Some reminiscences of a Rhodesian Policeman" by David Craven
Link Posted: 3/30/2008 10:47:32 PM EDT
Taking Heaven by Storm by John H Wigger

Good book so far. IM on the edge of selling my tv so that i can get more reading and studying done.

Link Posted: 3/30/2008 10:54:04 PM EDT
Trigger Men.  It's about our snipers in Iraq.  Good reading.
Link Posted: 3/30/2008 11:31:23 PM EDT
I just found Tom Clancys End War in the airplane the other day so I will read that.
Link Posted: 3/30/2008 11:32:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/31/2008 12:15:25 PM EDT
"His Excellency" and "The Alphabet of Manliness" are my current reads.
Link Posted: 3/31/2008 3:49:52 PM EDT
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Silent Victory,  by  Clay Blair
Link Posted: 3/31/2008 4:24:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/1/2008 8:18:35 PM EDT
Shot Down in Flames by Geoffrey Page, DSO, DBE, DFC and BAR.  Best account I've read of taking off in a Spitfire.  
Link Posted: 4/1/2008 8:51:29 PM EDT
My ols man gave me an old paperback copy of "The Cruel Sea" I know it's fiction but still a good read. I've seen the movie a few times and I want to see how different the book is.
Link Posted: 4/1/2008 8:53:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/8/2008 7:13:22 PM EDT
Messerschmidts Over Sicily.
Link Posted: 4/9/2008 5:56:23 PM EDT
I just finished "Don't Tread on Me" and "Killer Elite."

Fascinating books, which both point to at least one conclusion: don't let the politicos run wars.

Link Posted: 4/9/2008 7:41:48 PM EDT
Baa Baa Blacksheep by Pappy Boyington.  Started it today, actually.
Link Posted: 4/9/2008 8:58:52 PM EDT
Lawrence Attwell's Letters from the Front.  During WW I, an Englishman joins the 1/15 Civil Service Rifles and marches off to fight in the trenches.  He actually survives four years of fighting.
Link Posted: 4/13/2008 4:30:48 PM EDT
Skeletons on the Zahara by Dean King.  It's 1815 story of a Connecticut ship's captain, Reily, whose ship runs aground off the coast of Africa. They're captured by the arabs who make them slaves.  Beaten at the slightest mishap, there seems to be no hope for them.  Then one night Reily dreams he meets a gentleman who promises him that if he can reach Swerah, he can be saved.  Reily convinces one Arab trader, Sidi Hamet, to buy him and promises that the consulate in Swearah would pay a good ransom for his return.  The Arab agrees and the story of their journey across the desert, drinking camel urine at times to keep hydrated, eating entrails and bugs to survive, is a story of inner strength.  The hazards of the desert aren't the only foes they face as other arabs attempt to steal Reily and his handful of survivors along the way.  Sidi Hamet does deliver a note to the British counsul who pays the ransom for the American.  Treachery by Sidi Hamet's angry father-in-law almost forfeits the exchange but Reily and his men are saved.  

If you want some insights into the Arab mind, this is a good book to read.  The author Dean King doesn't denigrate the Arabs for what happened and even traced on camelback Reily's steps as best as he could.  
Link Posted: 4/13/2008 4:36:55 PM EDT
"Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the Fall of the Taliban" by Stephen Tanner
Link Posted: 4/13/2008 6:51:51 PM EDT
Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945.  Have just finished Son of the Morning Star.
Link Posted: 4/13/2008 6:55:52 PM EDT
A Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge by Charles B. MacDonald
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 10:59:28 PM EDT
I am now reading Lone Star Nation: The Epic Story of the Battle for Texas Independence. It is very good thus far. I am a little over 3/5ths of the way done with it and I look forward to my next book which will be about cocaine from people eating the leaves once upon a time through the 19th century.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 1:09:30 PM EDT
Guest of the Allaytollah by Mark Bowden
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 10:34:22 PM EDT
Just finished "War Dog" by Al Venter and have placed order for "Fire Force" by Chris Cocks. I also am looking at purchasing "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 11:40:56 PM EDT
BLACKWATER: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 11:46:42 PM EDT
I am almost done with We Were Soldiers Once...and Young.  Excellent read, though I will probably have to read it again.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:30:46 PM EDT
Rifle Green in the Peninsula, Vol. II.  It's about the 95th Regiment, later stylized as The Rifle Brigade.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 11:02:12 PM EDT
"Recon Scout" by Fred H. Salter. It's his account of being a scout during WWII.
Link Posted: 4/24/2008 1:43:49 PM EDT
Just finished reading Balloons to Jets: A century of Aeronautics in Illinois, 1855-1955.
Link Posted: 4/24/2008 5:20:43 PM EDT
Masters of the Air
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
World War II Armchair Reader
Common Sense, The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings of Thomas Paine

Link Posted: 4/25/2008 7:34:13 PM EDT
Just finished reading, A Pilot's Journey: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman; Curtis Christopher Robinson. It's not the best book I've read, but it is a decent read about a college educated man who enlisted into the Army Air Corps and becomes a Tuskegee Airman.  The book covers his post-war experience with the fledgling NSA and how he quit in disgust (these college grads, ex-Army officers, were all given menial jobs and insult to injury, were supervised by a non-college graduate who was younger than them).  He returned to college (Howard Univ this time) and became a pharmcist who owned six pharmacies.  He still has one today (just to keep himself busy) and does home delivery to his old customers.  What a guy!  I'd love to meet him someday.  I bought my autographed copy at the Smithsonian Aerospace Museum the last time I was there.
Link Posted: 4/25/2008 8:06:44 PM EDT
The Passing Of The Armies by Joshua Chamberlain.

Great book but it is difficult to read fast.
Link Posted: 4/25/2008 8:22:23 PM EDT
PLaying for Pizza

next is Sam Walton
Link Posted: 4/26/2008 7:49:52 PM EDT
For Whom The Bell Tolls By Hemingway, About the 1936 Civil War in Spain between the Facists and the Socialists. Something I've previously never heard of.
Link Posted: 4/27/2008 8:25:59 PM EDT
The Future of Freedom by Fareed Zakaria for a class. Good book nonetheless.

Just finished The Price of Glory by Alistair Horne about Verdun. Probably one of the best written/entertaining monographs I have ever read.
Link Posted: 4/28/2008 1:19:08 AM EDT
"Fatal Terrain" by Dale Brown
Link Posted: 5/3/2008 6:34:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2008 6:38:35 PM EDT
Now reading Londonistan as well as the other ones...
Link Posted: 5/9/2008 8:52:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By stevem1a:
The Black Swan:  The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


i enjoyed reading it though the author puts his views on a pedestal.

I am currently reading the Two Lives of Charlemagne by einhard and notker
Link Posted: 5/9/2008 8:41:42 PM EDT
Company Aytch by Sam Watkins.  It's the revised edition that incorporates the changes that Sam wanted to make but never did.  His descendant, a great-grand niece was gracious enough to submit it for publication.
Link Posted: 5/9/2008 8:55:38 PM EDT
I just got done with:

Uhuru by Robert Ruark
and Day by Day Armageddon by J. L. Bourne

Now I'm working on:

Horn of the Hunter by Robert Ruark

next in line is:

Something of Value by Robert Ruark

What can I say...  I've been on an Africa kick lately...  although I realize now that I should have read these works from Ruark in a different order.

In my free time I've been trying to leave the TV off and read a lot more than I have lately.  I've bought probably 50 books in the past few years and they're not gonna read themselves...  lots of reading to be done if I'm ever gonna get through it all.
Link Posted: 5/9/2008 8:59:23 PM EDT
In the middle of two right now; "Flying Through Midnight" my John T. Halliday for the dozenth time (an EXCELLENT book) and "Veil - The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987" by Bob Woodward.
Link Posted: 5/9/2008 11:47:30 PM EDT
I just finished John Adams.  Amazing book!  I've been a Civil War devotee for so many years, I decided it was time to look into the early part of our nationhood.  Gonna be starting Founding Brothers next.
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