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Old 27 December 2012, 23:23
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going with Glantz's second stalingrad volume. Finished the first one last year. Awaiting the release of the third.

Good stuff by the master of russo/german war (imho)

Reading about one armed Hans Hube is a lot of fun; (16th Pz CO) (nicknamed "the man") by his troops. Ordered to fly out of the pocket at gun point by 4 thugs just flown in from berlin, after he refused btw.
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Old 27 December 2012, 23:38
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Stay in the Fight by SGM Kyle Lamb
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Old 29 December 2012, 14:03
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Dog Company by Patrick K. O'Donnell. Its about 2nd Ranger Battalion and they're mission on D-Day (Pointe Du Hoc). Great read.
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Old 30 December 2012, 19:32
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The Outpost by Jake Taper.
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Old 6 January 2013, 20:30
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Just finished reading How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill.

It was an okay book; I enjoyed some of the anecdotes but in general I prefer a little bit more structured approach to historic books. I didn't think that the author did a good job answering the question posed in the book's title.
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Old 6 January 2013, 20:51
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I actually agree with your summation as to the author not quite doing what the title suggests but I did enjoy that book.
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Old 7 January 2013, 13:42
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Learning to Race in the Rain

Great read for anyone that has a dog.

Now starting on Matterhorn, I have been waiting to read this for awhile
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Old 7 January 2013, 13:47
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Fly Fishing for Sharks -- essentially a fisherman/writer goes around the US fishing with different types of fishermen, from a guy who fly fishes for sharks, to people who pack in for trout, to Bass fishermen, etc.

Good read. Pretty much a must read for any fisherman.

http://www.amazon.com/Fly-Fishing-Sh.../dp/B000C4T45Q
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Old 7 January 2013, 22:15
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A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II (almost done and review will be posted)
By Adam Makos and Larry Alexander

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The Black Company series by Glen Cook
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Old 8 January 2013, 17:50
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How is the Black Company series? If you've gotten through a book already that is. I've been contemplating starting it as I'm at the end of a few series and waiting for the next book to come out on paperback right now.
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Old 8 January 2013, 23:55
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The Black Company. The series is highly rated for this kind of story.
I've enjoyed them. Almost done. Some of them kind of loose momentum but overall they have been a good diversion while traveling. The Company and its characters are entertaining. I’ve got them on Audiobook which helps pass the time.

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Old 9 January 2013, 00:03
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Cool. Thanks for the review. I enjoy military history and have benefited from SOCnet and this thread but still enjoy fantasy and sci fi with military fiction woven into it.
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Old 9 January 2013, 11:53
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Just finished Duff McKagan's "It's So Easy (and Other Lies)". Helluva good read. This guy lived about as "rock star" as possible, and came through it all with a lot of humility and a great perspective. I can't really believe his body didn't just shut down completely after reading about the kind of stuff they all go into. It was great to read about how he got to the other side of drug abuse, and got his shit together.

Definitely recommend picking this one up!
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Finished The Outpost very good book Tapper did a good job.
I would recommend it.

Starting The One That Got Away by Chris Ryan.
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Old 14 January 2013, 20:33
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The Art Forger. Just started it. Got great reviews so we will see.
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Old 18 January 2013, 21:21
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Picked up All the Shah's Men by Stephen Kinzer. I am halfway through with it and so far I found it to be a fascinating read. I am really enjoying Kinzer's writing style; admittedly I do not know enough about the 1953 events to vouch for the accuracy of the facts presented.
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Old 18 January 2013, 21:30
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Anybody have any suggestions for a good book or books on the Russian Revolution? Recent comments in another thread as well as discussion with my father have sparked my interest in learning more about the years leading up to it.

Currently reading an anthology of comic fantasy short stories. John Cleese has a particularly funny opening story.
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Old 18 January 2013, 21:48
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Anybody have any suggestions for a good book or books on the Russian Revolution? Recent comments in another thread as well as discussion with my father have sparked my interest in learning more about the years leading up to it.

Currently reading an anthology of comic fantasy short stories. John Cleese has a particularly funny opening story.
Try "August 1914" by Solzhenitsyn, about the period leading up to the revolution and a good description of the Battle of Tannenberg. One of the better books about the Romanovs and the revolution was "Nicholas and Alexandria." by Robert Massie.
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Old 19 January 2013, 10:17
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Great read for anyone that has a dog.

Now starting on Matterhorn, I have been waiting to read this for awhile
Have you read or know of his other book _What
It Is Like To Go To War_? If you don't, follow Matterhorn immediately with that one. (Don't read them in parallel). Matterhorn is a stunning work that goes to the very last paragraph. I rea it in about three intense days. As a civilian and academic, I found a lot of good insights in What It Is Like to connect with what I teach. Remarkably, it also made me think about how I was going to raise my boys as teenagers.
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