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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7186 posts, RR: 86
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1298 times:
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Even though I'm in school full time I find time to keep up with one of my passions.

Recommend Reading List:


  • See No Evil, Robert Baer
  • The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman
  • Jarhead, Anthony Swofford
  • Sleeping with the Devil, Robert Baer
  • Shooter, Jack Coughlin
  • Our Endangered Values, President Jimmy Carter
  • Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner



I'm looking for another good military/current event book to read, suggestions?

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User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

haha yea my good friend is reading freakonomics, he loves it. some that i read and would recommend are:

The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri
Falling Leaves, by Adeline Yen Mah

amazing books


User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

What? No Charles Bukowski? Probably a bit racey for one so young!!

As for military, you can't beat "ChickenHawk" but also anything by a WW2 fighter Ace is always worth a read.


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

Quoting FXramper (Thread starter):
See No Evil, Robert Baer

Not bad.

The best book I came across lately was The Assault by Harry Mulisch, a haunting, moving and very satisfying read.



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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1276 times:

Quoting FXramper (Thread starter):

I'm looking for another good military/current event book to read, suggestions?

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

Long, but fascinating.


User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1551 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1257 times:

I'm in the process of reading two books about the most famous squadron in US Marine Corps history - Baa Baa Black Sheep by Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, and The Black Sheep: The Definitive Account of Marine Fighting Squadron 214 in World War II by Bruce Gamble. Both are GREAT books.

Yep...I'm still reading for fun despite the fact that it is finals week.

Marc


User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1255 times:

I'm into military stuff so I just read:

"McCoy's Marines" by John Koopman
"Citizen Soldiers" by Stephen Ambrose


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5126 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

im reading bill bryson "a short history of nearly everything" ATM. A good book if your interested in science and the history of how we discovered what we know of the world.


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