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Old 24 April 2013, 15:08
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The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth - Mark Mazzetti (Author)
A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s riveting account of the transformation of the CIA and America’s special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines in the world’s dark spaces: the new American way of war.

Pretty interesting so far. Pissing contest between Rumsfeld & Tenet over
Both intelligence gathering and para-military operations.
JSOC, etc.
I getting ready to start it.
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Old 24 April 2013, 20:41
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Old 26 April 2013, 15:43
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Still on the "Twilight War" but finished "Wayne of Gotham" (not bad but not great overall) and started another book alongside the first. Got my preorder copy of a book by the guy that does mobilityWOD. It's called "Becoming a Supple Leopard". F'ing bizarre title but does alot for clearing up the things that didn't entirely make sense to me in his WOD video posts. Also helps with picking up terminology he uses in the videos.
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Old 27 April 2013, 04:06
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I'm currently reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Toyota Production System as well. Boring I know, but pretty impressive stuff in 'em if you're interested in leadership and process improvement.
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Old 30 April 2013, 08:39
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I'm currently reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Toyota Production System as well. Boring I know, but pretty impressive stuff in 'em if you're interested in leadership and process improvement.
Great books, read them both. My family owns a couple body shops and it helped with implementing some of the "Lean" practices.
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The Carlyle Deception by Andrew M Williams.
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Old 8 May 2013, 05:21
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Just finishing Battle: The Story of the Bulge by James Toland.

about to start Five Years To Freedom: The True Story of a Vietnam POW by James N. Rowe.
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Old 9 May 2013, 21:04
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edit... John Toland.
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Five Years To Freedom: The True Story of a Vietnam POW [/I]by James N. Rowe.
That is one great book!
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Re-reading another famous physician autobiography: the late Dr. Christiaan Barnard's Een Lewe (lit. "One Life"). My copy is a first edition.

Last edited by WS-G; 10 May 2013 at 20:01. Reason: to add translation of title.
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I read "The Only thing worth dying for". It was a good book until I learned how a friend was actually killed. Kind of a fucked up way to learn about such things. Still, a good read.
I just finished this one and it was a sad turn of events for that ODA. I also found it to be a good read, otherwise, and an insightful look (for my non-SF self) into the early days of the war in Afghanistan and the important role that SF played.
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Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill, very biased.
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Just started The Guns at Last Light, by Rick Atkinson, the last book of his Liberation trilogy. Had read An Army at Dawn back when it came out, just read The Day of Battle a few weeks ago. All 3 are very readable and engrossing, and threw out a few things I did not know (for example, how prepared we were and close we came to using gas in WWII).


Also reread 30 Seconds Over Tokyo recently, which I hadn't read since about 5th grade, when it was my favourite book.
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Old 19 May 2013, 01:23
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Re-reading: In Broad Daylight: A Murder in Skidmore, Missouri by Harry N. MacLean.

He also has a follow-up to the original book called:

The Story Behind "In Broad Daylight" that is on Kindle only for 3-4 bucks..... He published it Jan of this year.
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Outlaw Platoon. The first 90 pages had me on a roll of putting it down and picking it back up. Now I can't put it down. Some moving parts in this book.
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Still on the "Twilight War" but finished "Wayne of Gotham" (not bad but not great overall) and started another book alongside the first. Got my preorder copy of a book by the guy that does mobilityWOD. It's called "Becoming a Supple Leopard". F'ing bizarre title but does alot for clearing up the things that didn't entirely make sense to me in his WOD video posts. Also helps with picking up terminology he uses in the videos.
Twilight War was pretty informative and comprehensive IMO.

A buddy let me borrow Supple Leopard and I had to splurge for my own copy Lots of great information and a great reference when you get a new ache or pain. I highly recommend it, especially for people who don't want to waste the time or money to go see a doc or a PT when you can just fix yourself at home
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Twilight War was pretty informative and comprehensive IMO.

A buddy let me borrow Supple Leopard and I had to splurge for my own copy Lots of great information and a great reference when you get a new ache or pain. I highly recommend it, especially for people who don't want to waste the time or money to go see a doc or a PT when you can just fix yourself at home
That's exactly why I got into the MWod stuff. Starett seems to really know his stuff. I'm picking up some inner tubes to use in lieu of the voodoo bands for the time being. Lacrosse balls are evil but have good effect.
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