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Old 24 February 2009, 12:58
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Current read list and some recommendations... The magazines come weekly (except for Mother Jones, which is bi-weekly) and are reason it takes me longer to get through a book.

Books
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Sun Tzu's The Art of War
The World Is Flat (Updated & Expanded)

Magazines:
Mother Jones
The Economist
BusinessWeek

Recommendations:
- AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America's Upper Classes from Military Service

- Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

- Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

- Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West

- Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage

- The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography
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Old 25 February 2009, 05:09
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Just finished Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield. I was on the verge of tears at a few points in the book. HIGHLY recommended.
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Old 26 February 2009, 23:55
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Just finished Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield. I was on the verge of tears at a few points in the book. HIGHLY recommended.
Isn't that a great book? I liked it so much I've reread several times.

Have you read Five Years to Freedom and Once a Warrior King? Both give you the same feeling as Gates of Fire except they are true.
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Old 26 February 2009, 23:58
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Current read list and some recommendations... The magazines come weekly (except for Mother Jones, which is bi-weekly) and are reason it takes me longer to get through a book.

Books
:
Sun Tzu's The Art of War
The World Is Flat (Updated & Expanded)

Magazines:
Mother Jones
The Economist
BusinessWeek

Recommendations:
- AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America's Upper Classes from Military Service

- Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

- Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

- Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West

- Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage

- The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography
I thought I was the only person on SOCNET who read MotherJones. Are you a lefty?

Nickel and Dimed - Great book!

I like The Economist too, btw.
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Old 27 February 2009, 10:15
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I thought I was the only person on SOCNET who read MotherJones. Are you a lefty?
Naaah... I like to read a variety of crap to get the "entire picture," especially when it comes to the media.

When I lived in D.C., I read both the Washington Post and the Washington Times, which was blasphemous to some.

What's interesting is to read up on some news as reported by U.S. media outlets and then to watch foreign-language news outlets report on the same issue. Very interesting.
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Old 27 February 2009, 19:23
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Incredible true story of a Tutsi woman targeted for genocide repeatedly during the Rwanda Holocaust of 1994. Incredible description of an unimaginable situation.
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Old 28 February 2009, 11:46
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The Feast of the Goat.

Describes life in the Dominican Republic under the rule of ********, both from the perspectives of the common folk and that of the Dominican government.

Also liked: 1984.
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Old 7 March 2009, 02:34
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Bloody Heroes by Damien Lewis
Non-Fiction book about British SBS in A-Stan right after 9/11
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Old 8 March 2009, 09:44
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Hello, you can find some material on the author's website : http://www.damienlewis.com/damien-le...ody-heroes.php

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Old 8 March 2009, 10:51
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Generation Kill,watched the series reading the book.Very good so far.
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Old 8 March 2009, 19:26
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The new Foundation series: Brin, Bear and some other author starting with B.
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Old 8 March 2009, 19:52
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I am reading "invitation to psychology" Carole Wade and Carol Travis. I wish it was more exciting.
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Old 10 March 2009, 04:29
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I just finished The Mission, The Men, and Me, by Blaber, based on the recommendations from here. Thanks, it was worth the wait of ordering through B&N.
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Old 10 March 2009, 11:47
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" The other side of the Mountain", it's the mujahideen account of the Russian-Afghan war and the counterpart to " The Bear went over the mountain". Kind of a hard read but I'm making progress.
Tim,
"Afghanistan, The Bear Trap" is a good, easy read. It's by Mohamad (sp?) Yousef, former ISI who orchestrated the Mujahideen fight against the Russians. Really interesting to see history repeat itself...
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Old 10 March 2009, 11:49
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[QUOTE=Rob1;1118410]Hello, you can find some material on the author's website : http://www.damienlewis.com/damien-le...ody-heroes.php

Thanks.
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Old 13 March 2009, 14:42
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Getting away from the Military History/Current Events thing for a bit. I'm readying "The Dirt" about Motley Crue. As of late, I've been getting more than a passing interest in reading about the rock bands I grew up listening to.

Pretty good read if you are into that sort of thing.
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Old 30 March 2009, 10:53
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Savage wars of peace by Max Boot.About the small wars the US has fought in the Carribean,China etc.
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Old 30 March 2009, 10:55
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The Mission, the Men, and Me.


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"I hope they serve beer in Hell" Tucker Max.....this is for anyone how has ever been drunk
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Old 31 March 2009, 07:37
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Slowly working my way through Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Always heard good things about it, but it is SLOOOOOW.
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