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Book Reccommendations?

Discussion in 'Public General Discussion' started by Morrow.J, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. Geki.T

    Geki.T C/1-7 Section Leader Staff Sergeant Active Member

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    A decent zombie survival series I've been reading is called The Remaining by DJ Molles. Highly recommend it
     
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  2. Geki.T

    Geki.T C/1-7 Section Leader Staff Sergeant Active Member

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    Another really good series is the Republic Commando series by Karen Travis, really well done
     
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  3. Childs.J

    Childs.J Corporal Retired Member

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    Yes, I read through both 3 book trilogies in under 3 weeks. I got hooked. Can't wait for them to continue
     
  4. Morrow.J

    Morrow.J C/1-7 Trooper Corporal Active Member

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    Also reading Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn, good novelist!
     
  5. Burton.P

    Burton.P C/1-7 Trooper Specialist Active Member

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    Anything by Clive Cussler or Tom Clancy.
     
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  6. Check out:
    The Bosch series
    Alex Cross series
    Jack Ryan series
    Jack Reacher series
    Jason Borne series
    Digital Fortress
    Deception Point
    The Expanse series
    The Dune series
    Altered Carbon
    Blade Runner
    The Martian
    The White Plague
    Redwall series
    Drenai series
    Stormlight Archive series
    The Saxon Stories/Warrior Chronicles/ The Last Kingdom series
    Jurassic Park & The Lost World
    Sphere
    Timeline
    Next
    The Witcher series
    Interview with a vampire series
    The Strain Trilogy
    American Gods
    The Mist
    It
    The Stand
    The Man in the High Castle
    Great courses books on whatever subject you're interested in.
     
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  7. Waldie.A

    Waldie.A S3 Officer in Charge Major Active Member

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    Sahara
     
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  8. Childs.J

    Childs.J Corporal Retired Member

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    I think Valhalla rising was my fav Cussler book. I've been reading Cussler since the mid 90s. The Oregon files books from him are good
     
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  9. Black.A

    Black.A C/1-7 Section Leader Corporal Active Member

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    My favorite book is The Age of Wonder

    https://www.foliosociety.com/usa/the-age-of-wonder.html

    A truly fantastic narration of Victorian science. Rather than just a history of accomplishments and personal information. Age of Wonder weaves a narrative between dozens of Europe’s “fathers” of science. It is so good.
     
  10. Green.R

    Green.R C/1-7 First Sergeant First Sergeant Active Member

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    I recently read Moonwalking with Einstein a book about how Joshua Foer went from being a journalist to a US memory champion. Its an amazing book that completely changed my view on how my own perception and memory works and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
     
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  11. Mackey.A

    Mackey.A C/1-7 Executive Officer Captain Active Member

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    I'll throw some out there.

    Bernard Cornwell - Richard Sharpe series. Follows the title character from India through the Peninsular Campaign and ultimately the battle of Waterloo. The attention to detail for the ways the battle occurred put its over the top. Also wrote the Grail Quest series which takes place at the start of the 100 years war between England and France.

    Micheal Connolly - someone already tossed it out here but the Bosch series is fantastic. If you want more of a legal mystery the Lincoln Lawyer series is also really well done.

    Not a Good Day to Die written by Sean Naylor. Covers the story of Operation Anaconda the first conventional and special forces battle in Afghanistan.
    Lions of Kandahar written by MAJ Rusty Bradley. Covers a tour in Afghanistan with ODA commander from the 3rd SFG and working with an ANA commando battalion. Ends up with his involvement in Operation Cobra Gold.

    Just about anything written by Don Winslow is pretty good. Especially his Cartel series (Power of the Dog, The Cartel, and The Wall) which while being a fictionalized history of Mexican Cartels and the US effort to curtail them pulls events straight from the headlines.

    Shibumi by Trevanian

    The Templars by Dan Jones. Covers the rise and the fall of the Templars.
    American Kingpin by Nick Bilton. Two part story about the Creation of the Silk Road website on the "dark web" and the mulitple parallel investigations to bring down the man behind the site.
     
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    Terry Goodkind - The Sword of Truth
    Brandon Sanderson - The Stormlight Archive
     
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  14. Lindsay.A

    Lindsay.A A/1-7 Trooper Warrant Officer 1 Active Member

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    Anything by Malcolm Gladwell

    He's written

    "The Tipping Point"
    "Blink"
    "Outlier"
    "What the Dog Saw"
    "David and Goliath"
    and has a new book coming out called "Talking to Strangers"

    If you are looking for a good Canadian military book

    "The Taliban Don't Wave" by Robert Semrau is really good

    If you are looking for history anything by Victor Davis Hanson

    https://www.amazon.com/Victor-Davis-Hanson/e/B000APGQDU/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1
     
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  15. Childs.J

    Childs.J Corporal Retired Member

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    Morrow, name a few books you liked, and some genre s
     
  16. Childs.J

    Childs.J Corporal Retired Member

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    This is my current kindle library, plus I have stuff from iTunes books years ago
     

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    Borenstein.B C/1-7 Trooper Corporal Active Member

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    The Storm of Steel, Copse 125 (get old versions plz. no penguin classics), The Forest Passage, Eumeswil (my favorite book of all time) by Ernst Junger

    Stalking the Wild Pendulum, On the Mechanics of Consciousness by Izthak Bentov if you want to learn physics/metaphysics in the simplest, most understandable way possible. I learned about this one from a declassified FOIA from the Army NRO, who did a book summary on it, so you know its legit.

    The Big Bang Never Happened, which implies we live in an electric universe, and that black holes are actually plasmoids.

    Outlaws, by Ernst von Solomon, if you want a fantastic first person view of the years after WWI that they never talked about in school.

    The Man Who Died, by D.H Lawrence, which is about Jesus post Resurrection, but at the same time, it isn't. A fantastic, and refreshing read; I've never read an author who was able to say so much with so few words. Religious affinity of any kind not required for enjoyment.

    I've got a few more suggestions, if you want to go down the rabbit hole, but you can PM me for those.
     
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  19. Morrow.J

    Morrow.J C/1-7 Trooper Corporal Active Member

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    I like military history, particularly WWI and prior but Vietnam as well. Business books, Food lit/history. Non fiction mainly.
     
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    Frazier.EW Corporal Discharged

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    Knowing you're a Star Wars fan, Morrow, I highly recommend the Darth Bane series, as well as the Republic Commando series.
     
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