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Posted: 1/11/2006 6:29:36 PM EDT
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Currently,"Afghanistan,The Bear Trap".
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:33:34 PM EDT
FM23-10 as a matter of fact. I'm not a sniper, but the manual is extremely interesting.

(and Enders Game, by Orson Scott Card for the 15th time)

Z
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:33:57 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:38:47 PM EDT
Shotgun News
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:44:40 PM EDT
I am reading or rather trolling the RoadHouse posts on Gunsnet.

Hey, I made to ah hundres.

Mikie
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:48:07 PM EDT
Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley (son of John Bradley, one of the six flagraisers on Iwo Jima)
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:52:06 PM EDT
Tank Rider, memoirs of a Soviet officer. He was a platoon and company commander in a motor rifle battalion,fought from Kursk to Berlin.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:04:15 PM EDT
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Every Knee Shall Bow, Jess Walter... about Ruby Ridge

Anarchy, State, and Utopia, Robert Nozick... Libertarian stuff

God, Guns, and Rock 'n' Roll... The Nuge
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:22:28 PM EDT
i havent read any books since i got back from iraq,.....but i will definatly look for Mr. Durants book.

other than that the centerfire systems catalog is infront of me now,....i feel like a kid looking at toys i cant afford now.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:34:45 PM EDT
Air Force Pamphlet 36-2241

Promotion Fitness Examination Guide, for my upcoming promotion test.

Great stuff!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:39:01 PM EDT
The Chapter 16 series

Very good Thriller.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 8:37:21 PM EDT
mona lisa overdrive
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 8:40:51 PM EDT
lights out
do as i say, not as i do
west's last chance
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 9:12:26 PM EDT
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Penthouse
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 9:29:21 PM EDT
As I look around my desk I see a few open, upside down books and magazines:

Storm on the Horizon, Khafji-the battle that changed the course of the gulf war
1776
Shotgun News
Letzer Lorbeer, Fallschirmpioniere in der Ardennenschlacht


On top the toiliet:
Knights Cross Winners of the Fallschirmjager
SWAT magazine


Link Posted: 1/11/2006 10:02:08 PM EDT
Holy Blood, Holy Grail.

Gives the idea that Jesus was married to Mary Magdelene, fathered chidren, and their decendents became kings in Europe.

Points allot of details in the bible, stuff that was left out, changed in later versions, etc..
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:51:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Templar:


I just started In the Company of Heroes by Michael Durant, the pilot who's Blackhawk (Super Six Four) was shot down over Mogidishu.


Excellent book. I have actually met Mr. Durant on Several occasions. The first was when he flew back to Ft. Campbell, KY for his "Welcome Home" ceremony. Then I had a chance to talk to him a few times and had seen him around quite a bit. I was actaually in 160th for 10 years. I was with the "Chinooks"- hence my screen name.

Any way- right now I am rereading Unintended Consequences by John Ross. In my opinion, a must-read for every gun owner.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:11:12 AM EDT
I just finished Whiteout, a novel by Ken Follett; The Loch, a novel by Steve Alten, and Brimstone by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Currently, I've just started Mr. Lucky by James Swain.

Noah
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:14:10 AM EDT
I'm currently halfway through 1776. I'm flying though it, I should have it done in the next two or three days.

+1 for Unitended Consequences, long, but well worth it.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:51:52 AM EDT
Jihad, by Tom Carew. about the afgan war with russia. good book.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 4:10:38 AM EDT
How is 1771? Plenty of people talking about it.

I am currently in to "Reading and Language Arts," It is the text for my, Curriculum and Assessment: Reading and Language Arts, class.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 4:22:05 AM EDT
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GOD's WORD.

Link Posted: 1/12/2006 4:47:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Simian:
How is 1771? Plenty of people talking about it.

I am currently in to "Reading and Language Arts," It is the text for my, Curriculum and Assessment: Reading and Language Arts, class.



Honestly, I have yet to make up my mind.

There is something about it that bugs me, but I can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's the lack of detail....it literally reads like, This happend, then this, then this, then this and so on. Plenty of who, what, where and when, but I was hoping for more of the why and the detail therein. Seems to just scratch the surface. My take in simplest terms from the first half : George Washinngton wouldn't have accepted command if he knew how much it was going to suck.

I'm hoping there is more detailed discussion later.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:32:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Templar:

Originally Posted By mrmoshzilla:
mona lisa overdrive



Hell yeah. Huge Gibson fan here man.



rawk! yeah i have to reread the good old ones every couple years, nothin like it. walter jon williams is close, i like hardwired a lot. you find anything similar?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:07:11 AM EDT
"Siege" a novel about the Eastern Front 1942
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Blood and Iron of the American Empire series by Harry Turtledove. I just love this alternate history stuff, esp. from HT.
Although I have to say his civil war with wizards books sucked.

John
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:07:03 AM EDT
Currently: Doomed at the Start

Next on the list: Gates of Fire


On a similar note to Templar's post - for those of you that have read Generation Kill, pick up One Bullet Away. It is written by Fick, the squad leader in Generation Kill. He gives a really good account of the war from the perspective of a Marine Recon soldier. It is the same story as Generation Kill, but from a soldier's view.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:20:46 AM EDT
Did anyone get a chance to read the "Chariots of Fire"series in SOF a couple years ago?Did the story ever get put out in book form?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:33:42 AM EDT
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Right now, I'm reading The Third Option by Flynn. Mind candy. Just finsihed The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors. The best Naval warfare book I've ever read. Before that, it was Breakout by Martin Russ. It is an excellent book about the Chosin Reservoir campaign in Korea. I highly recommend this one.




Blood and Iron of the American Empire series by Harry Turtledove. I just love this alternate history stuff, esp. from HT.
Although I have to say his civil war with wizards books sucked.

John




If you like these, give Newt Gingrich's Gettysburg series a try. Good stuff. I'm pretty sure Newt was a Professor of history somewhere along the way. It shows in his books.
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