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Posted: 8/1/2002 4:41:54 PM EST
I know most of you guys read a good bit, and I was just wandering what is your favorite books. I read mostly non fiction so mine go somthing like this: non fiction 1. tom clancy's guided tour of special forces. 2. tom clancy's guided tour of an airborn task force 3. steele my soldier hearts- colonel hackworth 4. sog- maj jhon plaster 5. black hawk down- mark bowden 6. special men- dennis foley 7. free fire zone- kivin dockery 8. master cheif- gary r. smith 9. chicken hawk- robert mason 9. we were soldier once and young-hal moore 10. sas combat survival hand book 1. ranger handbook fiction 1. rainbow 6- tom clancy 2. the ten thousand- harold coyle
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"a Yaqui way of knowledge" [flame] away!! [:d] it was a good book, hold on, ill think of my favorite one.....
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Slander by Ann Coulter is on the top of my list right now. Redstorm rising Black hawk down Rogue warrior are also some book come right to mind. Of course the Bible. :)
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 4:51:02 PM EST
Necronomicon Ex Morphus
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Originally Posted By MAHABALI: "a Yaqui way of knowledge" [flame] away!! [:d] it was a good book, hold on, ill think of my favorite one.....
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I liked the first 4 Don Juan books too. Rocked my world in high school. Journey to Ixtlan was my favorite. They got really flakey afterwards, I'm pretty sure Carlos Castaneda is a total fraud now. But those first 4 books were really cool, even if they are fictional.
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Originally Posted By out-a-ammo: Necronomicon Ex Morphus
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eekk! [img]http://members.aol.com/floater79/necronom.jpg[/img] p.s. i think you meant Ex Mortuis. [:d]
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[img]http://home.swipnet.se/~w-12947/Gfx/AoD/armydk07.jpg[/img] [img]http://home.swipnet.se/~w-12947/Gfx/AoD/armydk38.jpg[/img] This was one of my favorite MOVIES!
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 5:09:38 PM EST
I think that I'll take a chance on this. 1 "The Wheel of Time" Series by Robert Jordan. 2 "The Belgariad" Series by David Eddings. 3 The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. 4 Inside the Third Reich Memoirs by Albert Speer. There are many more that I have enjoyed, just too many to list. Vulcan94
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 5:10:57 PM EST
Unintended Consequences "feed the hogs"
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Originally Posted By MAHABALI:
Originally Posted By out-a-ammo: Necronomicon Ex Morphus
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eekk! [img]http://members.aol.com/floater79/necronom.jpg[/img] p.s. i think you meant Ex Mortuis. [:d]
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Yes, that's it.[:D] The Evil Dead was cool for a low budget flick. I also likes Army of Darkness.
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Do yourselves a favor and check out this book: "Ordinary Courage" by Joseph Plumb Martin. It is an autobiography written by a Revolutionary Soldier. The only account of that war that was ever told through the mouth of an ordinary soldier. That book will show you what those men went through. It honestly changed my life. P.s. It is very short (<200 pages). You can pick it up here [url]http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1881089126/qid=1028255686/sr=8-3/ref=sr_8_3/103-4264693-4523809[/url] TRUST ME...BUY IT..GO GO GO!
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Originally Posted By agtm: Unintended Consequences "feed the hogs"
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Yup.
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 6:17:31 PM EST
yeah I loved point of impact too.
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 6:21:18 PM EST
The Forgotten Soldier
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 6:53:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By ah1z: non fiction 1. tom clancy's guided tour of special forces. 2. tom clancy's guided tour of an airborn task force 3. steele my soldier hearts- colonel hackworth 4. sog- maj jhon plaster 5. black hawk down- mark bowden 6. special men- dennis foley 7. free fire zone- kivin dockery 8. master cheif- gary r. smith 9. chicken hawk- robert mason 9. we were soldier once and young-hal moore 10. sas combat survival hand book 1. ranger handbook fiction 1. rainbow 6- tom clancy 2. the ten thousand- harold coyle
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Ah, a well rounded reader. [:)] Favorites for me, probably: Watership Down Ender's Game- Orson Scott Card Black Hawk Down Phases of Gravity-Dan Simmons Unintended Consequences That said I read a ton of trashy sci-fi and Clancy books. Just finished Executive Orders and trying to decide if the next one in the series was worth it.
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Anything by Tom Clancy. He's got a new one coming out, slated for release august 5'th, titled "Red Rabbit". Already have it pre-ordered. Anxiously awaiting... -T. Edit: I simply must get my hands on some more Harold Coyle novels. The only one I've read is Team Yankee!!
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:09:34 PM EST
In no particular order: -BlackHawk Down - 1984 - Bravo Two Zero - Marine Sniper - Lord Of The Flies - Into Thin Air - Into The Wild - The Stand - The Perfect storm - A Brief History Of Time - Catcher In The Rye
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:13:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By Vulcan94: I think that I'll take a chance on this. 1 "The Wheel of Time" Series by Robert Jordan. 3 The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Vulcan94
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These 2 are may favorite as well. Since I am a big D&D fan. Also the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind.
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:17:29 PM EST
WHAT? NO HEINLEIN? Starship Troopers Friday Stranger in a Strang Land The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Methuselah's Children Revolt in 2100 Assignment in Eternity Time Enough for Love The Number of the Beast The Cat Who Walks through Walls To Sail Beyond the Sunset Expanded Universe The Past Through Tomorrow "All You Zombies" "Waldo" "The Unpleasant Profession of Mr. Johnathan Hoag" "Magic, Inc." The Door Into Summer The Puppet Masters Red Planet Tunnel in the Sky Farmer in the Sky Orphans in the Sky Also: Armor by John Steakley The Forever War by Joe Haldeman The Mote in God's Eye and The Gripping Hand (I forget the author at the moment) The Dune series by Herbert The Bio of a Space Tyrant series by Piers Anthony The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, "S" is for Space, "R" is for Rocket, and Something Wicked This way comes by Bradbury The Vang books (I know someone can name this author, too) Scott [beer]
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Originally Posted By ilikelegs: The Devils Guard
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[shock] I have been looking for this book for 4 months! Can I borrow yours? AB
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Originally Posted By raven:
Originally Posted By MAHABALI: "a Yaqui way of knowledge" [flame] away!! [:d] it was a good book, hold on, ill think of my favorite one.....
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I liked the first 4 Don Juan books too. Rocked my world in high school. Journey to Ixtlan was my favorite. They got really flakey afterwards, I'm pretty sure Carlos Castaneda is a total fraud now. But those first 4 books were really cool, even if they are fictional.
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Naw, he ain't a fraud, he's dead! AB
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JOHN PLASTER'S, SOG secret wars... he signed it for me. i also have a pic of him holding his CAR-15 and a bud with his autograph, personalized. IT RULES!! 2nd best book: any matt brenan book. 3rd: my life with NYPD, jimmy "the wags" wagner. 4. "guns up" 5. Gary Linderer, eyes behind enemy lines (hissecond LRRP book)
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Guns of the South (Robert E. Lee is presented with 100,000 AK-47s in 1864- Payback time!)
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Fiction: Through the Eyes of the Dragon - King (as Bachman) Most classic literary fiction Non-fiction: The Art of Worldly Wisdom - Balthaser Gracian The KJV Holy Bible The Koran Bghavad Gita Art of War - Sun Tzu The Marketing Imagination - Theodore Levitt The Road Less Travelled - M. Scott Peck geez... I have too many non-fiction to list
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Favorite fiction: "Ender's Game," "Ender's Shadow," "Shadow of the Hegemon" - Orson Scott Card Cryptonomicon - Neal Stevenson The Stand - Steven King The Left Behind series. Not very challenging or cerebral books, but fun reads. Non-Fiction/Political: The Holy Bible "The Millionaire Next Door" and "The Millionaire Mind" by Thomas J. Stanley "The New Thought Police: Inside the Left's Assault on Free Speech and Free Minds" by Tammy Bruce The Art of War - Sun Tzu Technical: TCP/IP Illustrated, Volumes 1-3 - W. Richard Stevens UNIX Network Programming Volumes 1-2 - W. Richard Stevens Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 8:04:03 PM EST
Posted by DScottHewitt “The Mote in God's Eye and The Gripping Hand (I forget the author at the moment)” Written by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle who are also the authors of “Lucifer’s Hammer” Some of mine – Non-Fiction “The True Believer“ – Eric Hoffer “Common Sense” – Thomas Paine “Beyond the Wide Missouri” - Bernard DeVoto “The Face of Battle” – John Keegan “A Distant Mirror” – Barbara Tuchman “Meditations” - Marcus Aurelius Fiction “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” – Robert Anson Heinlein (Heck, everything by RAH!) The novels of Kenneth Roberts - “Northwest Passage”, “Lydia Bailey”, “Arundel”, etc. “The Big Sky” - A.B. Guthrie “Vandenberg” – Oliver Lange
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Reading is for smart people isn't it? I walked into a building once to use look for a public bathroom. They had a lot of books there. They called it a liberal or library or something like that. I think it's Latin for book warehouse.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 10:49:15 AM EST
I'm going to disagree with Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series. It starts out great. Up until around the 5th book it's got some momentum and interesting stuff is happening, but the detail is starting to get kind of excessive and Rand's insanity and polygamy is offensive. I also don't like the fact that Jordan won't keep a bad guy dead. I really lost interest after about book seven and will not buy another until the greedy bugger gets around to finishing the series. That's the one thing you can say about David Eddings, he knows how to close out a story line and give you and ending. He's not terribly original, but he entertains well. Jordon lost track of teh story arc and is sitting on a big long plateau where the story seemed to stop advancing for a while, it just sort of circled around for a while. Tolkien on the other hand was a literary genius. The Lord of the Rings is just the tip of that particular iceberg. The back story behind it, all the mythology and history that was never really addressed in LOTR is incredibly rich. Feist's Riftwar stuff is pretty good as well. For non-fiction, I strongly recommend General John R. Galvin's "The Minute Men; The first fight: myths and realities of the American Revolution" AUSA books, ISBN 1-57488-049-7 An excellent study of the development of the minute men and their role in the battles of Lexington and Concord.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 10:51:56 AM EST
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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Non fiction Helter Skelter, And the Sea Will Tell, Rage (how O.J Got away with murder) - Vincent Bugliosi Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee _ I forget who wrote it Marine Sniper - Hathcock Blackhawkdown - Bowden Into Thin Air - Krakuer Jaguars ripped my flesh - Vetter The Perfect Storm - Junger Fiction Koontz and King - I know, but I like em Unintended Consequences The Dune Series - Herbert The Lord of the Rings series - Tolkein The Martian Chronicles - Bradbury Farenheit 451 - ? All of Jonathan Kellerman's books Slaughterhouse Five - Vonnegut A ClockWork Orange - Anthony Burgess 1984 - Orwell
Link Posted: 8/4/2002 11:16:28 AM EST
If you like historical fiction, try "The King's Coat" by Dewey Lambdin. ( ISBN: 0-449-00360-4)PB For a fun read, "The Burning City" by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. ( ISBN: 0-671-03660-2)HC I have to agree with Icemanat95 on the WOT series. However, there is finally some progress in "Winter's Heart" ( ISBN: 0-312-86425-6)HC
Link Posted: 8/4/2002 11:44:19 AM EST
I highly recommend that you go read "Black Cross" by Greg Illes. This one will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Link Posted: 8/4/2002 11:51:27 AM EST
Lonesome Dove,Larry McMuritry. All of Louis Lamours "survival" novels.This man has walked where his characters walked,he drank at the same streams as his charactors.Alot of his stuff is Pulpish though. The Death of the West,Pat Buchanon.I just finished this.Now the illegal aliens worry me.As does the Mexican politicians in this country. Many Many books but just cant think right now.
Link Posted: 8/4/2002 11:58:49 AM EST
#1 is Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson also like The Art of War by Sun Tzu and The Prince by Machiavelli oh and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Link Posted: 8/4/2002 12:29:57 PM EST
Joseph Wambaugh The Chiorboys/The Blue Knight/New Centurians/The Onion Field Tom Wilson Termite Hill/Luckys Bridge/Tango Uniform Mark Berent Phantom Leader/Steel Tiger/Rolling Thunder/Eagle Station/Storm Flight All the Clive Clussler Dirk Pitt books Harrison Edward Livingstone High Treason 1&2/ Killing the Truth All of the old Alistar MaClean books
Link Posted: 8/4/2002 12:47:34 PM EST
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson Debt of Honor - Tom Clancy Reading "Alas, Babylon" now.
Link Posted: 8/4/2002 2:35:35 PM EST
Nonfiction: Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan 4,000 Years Ago by Geoffrey Bibby The Harlot by the Side of the Road by Jonathan Kirsch In the Beginning by John Gribbin Fiction: Between Planets, Have Space Suit-Will Travel, and Time for the Stars by Robert Heinlein Armor by John Steakley Island in the Sea of Time trilogy by SM Stirling Days of Atonement, Hardwired, and The Voice of the Whirlwind by Walter Jon Williams Neuromancer, Count Zero, and Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson
Link Posted: 8/4/2002 2:52:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By Deliverator: Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
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A great book and a hell of a concept, but the ending sucked. Stephenson is horrible with his endings. It's like he just gives up on the book. Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 8/4/2002 3:00:57 PM EST
The Stand - Stephen King
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besided alot that has been mentioned i really like the Xanth novels.
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Gates of Fire by Stephen Pressfield
Link Posted: 8/4/2002 3:20:26 PM EST
In no particular order: Oldies and some recent reads. - The Bloody Battle for Tilly - Tout - A Gallant Company: The Men of The Great Escape - Vance - Bravo Two Zero - McNab - Ortona - Zuehlke - Black Hawk Down - Bowden (check out Killing Pablo, also by Bowden) - Green Beach - Leasor - War At The Top Of The World - Margolis - Seven Pillars of Freedom - T.E.Lawrence - End of the Dream - Ann Rule - Cuba Libra - Elmore Leonard - Arabian Nights - Theissen - When Character Was King - Noonan - Slander - Annie Coulter - Theodore Rex - Morris - Hearts of Darkness - Conrad And of course the best "Gun Book" ever; Small Arms of the World - Smith (Ezell).
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