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Speaking of War, how bout books

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Stickseler, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. Stickseler

    Stickseler 3/4 ton status

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    Fiction or Non Fiction

    Anything by Clancey especialy Red Storm Rising
    Dale Browns Flight of the Old Dog series
    Tom Coonts Flight of the Intruder set
    W.E.B. Griffith The Corps


    For Non Fiction
    Huey

    For Sci Fi War the Halo Books are actually pretty good
     
  2. gjk5

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    All the Clancy books are good.


    You know, for sci-fi Keith Laumer has some good books. All of the Bolo and Retief books are pretty good. And some Heinlein are good war sci-fi.
     
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    I saw the title, and was going to come in and push Red Storm Rising, but looks like you got to it. :D
     
  4. Stickseler

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    Geeze, looks like not to many people on here read
     
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    Clancy is the shizzle for fiction war stuff IMO. Dale Brown is good also... just not quite as good. If you are into the Cold War like I am, read Ian Slater's WWIII series. If you can transport your mindset back in time to what it was like in the late 70s / early 80s... its a great read.

    j
     
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    If you like Sci-Fi War and AI Tanks then go and buy: The Complete Bolo.
     
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    Compleat.;)

    I have just about all of Laumer's titles (but then again I have about 800 scifi paperbacks)
     
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    "Five years to freedom"
    "Bonnie Sue"
    "Cleared hot"
    "Killer Angels, Gods and Generals, Rise to Rebellion"..........

    There are just so many!!!!
     
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    Oh nooooo, another science fiction freak. :haha:
     
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    Lets see,

    Flags of Our Fathers-GREAT Book. Alot of history in that one. Non Fiction

    Generation Kill- Great view if the war in Iraq from a journalists point of view. Non Fiction

    The Corps Series by W.E.B. Griffin- Great series of like 8 books. Fiction

    about to read By Order of the President so will fill in on that one when I finish it.
     
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    Books only, not crappy TV shows. Let's not make that associate me with a certain other person who sees a "monochrome" future.
     
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    read them all and own most of them
     
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    CW2 by Layne Heath

    Sympathy for the Devil by Kent something-or-other

    North SAR, Ghostrider One, and No Place to Hide - all 3 by Gerry Carroll

    Punk's War and Punk's Wing by Ward Carroll (no relation to Gerry)

    For the Marines among us... Distant Valor by C.X. Moreau
     
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    "Attacks" by Erwin Rommel
    "Rogue Warrior"
    "Midway, Battle for the Pacific"
    "The Art of War" by Sun Tsu
    "Marine Sniper, One Shot, One Kill" by Carlos Hathcock
    "The Chosin Few"

    The titles may not be verbatim, but those are my favs.

    John
     
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    The Last Phoenix. It's about a WW3 type deal, with the Middle East and Far East trying to split our forces. It focuses on A-10 Warthogs.
     
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    Read the Rogue Warrior, One Shot One Kill, Inside the VC and the NVA (Michael Lee Lanning and Dan Cragg), Death in the A Shau Valley (exelent book), Sniper One on One (by Adrian Gilbert), Black Hawk Down (best one I have read).
     
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    Do some of these look familiar? This is my war book section of my library.

    war 002.jpg

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    Get the Classics

    Men at War by Hemingway. A large collection of war stories he compiled. Anything from David and Goliath to WWII personal accounts in there. Probably the best read I have laying around the house, I take it on most my hunting trips. It's funny, because most of the stuff he wrote personally, I have a hard time reading.

    In that is a couple of short ones by Col. John W Thomason. I liked them, so I ordered a copy of his Lone Star Preacher. You need to get it if your into Texas and or Civil War history.
     
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    By Order of The President WEB Griffen
    The Hostage WEB Griffen
    Black Hawk Down- Mark Bowden
    The Sentinal- Gerald Petievich
    MEDIC! -Ben Sherman

    I just started reading like it was going out of style this past year. I hadn't picked up a book since high school 11 years ago.
     

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