76794p From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 349 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2187 times:
I just finished read "The Lone Survivor" by Marcus lutrell . I could not put it down, finished it in 3 days. It is amazing and gets emotional towards the end. Its about operation red wing in the mountains of Afghanistan and everyone in the SEAL team except marcus gets killed and a small afghan village takes him in helps him and he is found by US special ops. I will definitely red it again, probably this coming week.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2052 times:
I decided to do something interesting. I am reading the bible and it's 66 books. Before I judge I need to investigate in a fair manner. NO priests, no pastors, noone telling me what it says, or what it means, just me and the Bible going at each other.
757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2048 times:
Inside the Third Reich - Albert Speer
Quoting Captaink (Reply 11): I decided to do something interesting. I am reading the bible and it's 66 books. Before I judge I need to investigate in a fair manner. NO priests, no pastors, noone telling me what it says, or what it means, just me and the Bible going at each other.
I tried that some years ago and left it quick... maybe I'll try again in the future.
I gladly accept donations to pay for flight hours! This thing draws man...
Oly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6734 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2035 times:
The Agency, The Rise and Decline of the CIA, by John Ranelagh. A very long but interesting journey into why there needed to be a CIA and the post war global (well, US vs USSR and to a lesser extent China) politics of the 50's and 60's. The book was written in the '80s more recent activities are not covered.
Having seen the film "The Good Shepherd" a couple of weeks ago, it humanised bits of the history in the book to some extent, and various of the protagonists were recognisable real people.
AGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1944 times:
Just finished " Enemy at the Gates" ... great book .. Stalingrad .
Read " Horse Soldiers" over the holiday-Afghanistan special forces.
Just picked up " The Afghan" .... have not read it just starting tonight .
You dig the hole .. I fill the hole . 100% employment !
: Tim Jeal's biography of Henry Morton Stanley, using previously unavailable primary sources. I managed to find it in great condition in a used book sto
: All of us? Well...I've been called worse I guess...usually on a daily basis.
: I met him at wings over houston 2009. i have has autgraph.
: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (it's for school and I hate it) In Danger's Path by W.E.B. Griffin- Love it!
: Ever heard of Coles notes or SparkNotes