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The 5 rings, Musashi. Puts the Art of War to shame . . .
Both are must reads for any Military man whether officer or enlisted.

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Old 13 March 2012, 21:21
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Re-reading What If? the World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been by Robert Cowley (ed.).

I hope that some day there will be a continuation of this counterfactual effort.
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Old 13 March 2012, 22:32
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BLOOD, STEEL, AND MYTH: The II.SS-Panzer-Korps and the Road to Prochorowka

This is a amazing book so far. A lot of details and a easy read.
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Old 23 March 2012, 12:18
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Although I am not a fan of Fiction, I did read the new book by Dalton Fury called "Black Site." I found it to a great read.
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Old 23 March 2012, 15:07
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Although I am not a fan of Fiction, I did read the new book by Dalton Fury called "Black Site." I found it to a great read.
I finished that the day it came out and enjoyed it also. I'd recommend it.
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Old 25 March 2012, 03:27
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Just finishing up Roberts Ridge. A lot that could be said but words wouldn't do it justice. My first book on the Kindle app.
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Old 25 March 2012, 08:34
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Read the book "What it is Like to go to War" from Karl Marlantes, and it is a great reading about the PTSD and your conflicts with the things you´ve seen and did at war. A really good book to me.
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Old 30 March 2012, 16:37
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I just finished up reading Chris Kyle's "American Sniper". I'm not much of a reader, but I bought the enhanced edition on my iPad, I thoroughly enjoyed that book. Being a civilian in the LE world, it was great reading the stories, especially the add ins by his wife. I was actually upset when I finished the book. I've since started reading Jeff Gonzales' "Combative Fundamentals: An Unconventional Approach".
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Old 2 April 2012, 09:39
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Just finished reading The Shadow Patrol by Alex Berenson. Picked it up from the library. It was an easy enjoyable read.

I also picked up from the library:
Blackhorse Riders: A Desperate Last Stand, an Extraordinary Rescue Mission, and the Vietnam Battle America Forgot by Phil Keith. I read the first chapter and I am really enjoying it. I am trying to save it till the end of the week for vacation.
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Old 2 April 2012, 16:53
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"The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman (wrote it a little after Vietnam War and apparently he served during it; it's a sci-fi/war novel, pretty good thus far).
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Chosen soldiers by Dick couch
African game trails by theodore roosevelt
Unbroken by laura hillenbrand.
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"The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman (wrote it a little after Vietnam War and apparently he served during it; it's a sci-fi/war novel, pretty good thus far).
I liked that book.
I'm reading Paul Howe's book on leadership.
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Old 6 April 2012, 16:44
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It was good. In the critic comments about it some people seemed to equate it to Starship Troopers to a degree but I didn't see it. ST was ordered and structured; coherency was a mainstay of the story. TFW seemed much less consistent in plot but I think that was the idea considering Haldeman has openly said he was writing in from the viewpoint he had after returning from Vietnam. I will say that it came through pretty clearly and that if any VW vets read this comment I already had respect for what you went through but now have a whole new appreciation for what returning home may have been like. I can't understand it completely as I never experienced it but I would like to say that those of us looking back looking back from my generation are grateful for your courage and I personally am kind of ashamed of the homecoming many of you got, despite the fact that I wasn't yet alive.

Moved on to more Terry Pratchett, no money for new books.
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"The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman (wrote it a little after Vietnam War and apparently he served during it; it's a sci-fi/war novel, pretty good thus far).
I liked this book. The time differentials are crazy especially at the end. If you finished it you know what I am talking about. I personally would be one to choose to live in exile to keep my manhood haha.



On another note...
Im hooked on Amazons used books bought at least 15 books since I have been in Afghan again and even though I am not a nerd I enjoy all the Halo books. Just finished Halo Cryptum and halfway through Primordium...they are basically prequals to all the Halo sagas, from the Forerunner perspective.

On deck I have the:
full set of Game of Thrones
The evergence trilogy
The galactic center series
and a couple more Alastair Reynolds books
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Old 12 April 2012, 20:52
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I would definitely be joining one of those colonized planets at the end. Middle Finger sounded nice . Currently rereading Lone Survivor with the second Malazan Book of the Fallen novel by Steve Erikson on deck.
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Old 12 April 2012, 23:03
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Old 13 April 2012, 06:25
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Just finished "Manhunt", about the 12 day chase of John Wilkes Booth. Very good book. About to start the new Jonathan Mayberry/Joe Ledger book
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Old 13 April 2012, 10:35
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Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly.
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Old 13 April 2012, 17:12
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Just finished "Manhunt", about the 12 day chase of John Wilkes Booth. Very good book. About to start the new Jonathan Mayberry/Joe Ledger book
There's a new one? I have the trilogy, wasn't sure if he'd be putting a new one out.
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Just read the 1st two James Herriot books, and am in the middle of the 3rd. They have got to be some of the most entertaining books I've ever read.
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