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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7247 posts, RR: 85
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1312 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 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1305 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 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1305 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, 7948 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1302 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 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1290 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 8 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1271 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 8 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1269 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, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1259 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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