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Book Reccommendations?

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

  1. Childs.J

    Childs.J Corporal Retired Member

    Since it's Vietnam Era, did you ever read Without remorse by Tom Clancy? It the origin story of John Clark, a major player in the jack Ryan and rainbow 6 books, and possibly the best revenge story every written imo. I reread or audio book it prob once or twice a year.
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  2. Black.A

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

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    The book I recommended has a chapter of how The UK was convinced that France was going to invade with hot air balloons....
  3. Baeder.S

    Baeder.S Adjutant General Brigadier General Active Member

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    Good book.
  4. Borenstein.B

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

    I mean Japan sent hot air balloon/ weather balloon bombs over to California in II
  5. I can not believe I forgot this but its been so long since I've read it. The series is really good and Drew Karpyshyn is such a good writer. It is just too bad that they are no longer cannon but ef that crap Darth Bane is The One True Sith. Also Drew has written a lot of other good books like some Mass Effect books.
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  6. Borenstein.B

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


    Just got this in the mail! Ordered it Sept 13th from across the pond and got it here today! Only 6USD shipped! Ernst Jünger mentioned it in his essay, War as an Inward experience, saying it was a book every soldier should read... Excited to check it out.
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  7. Clark.C

    Clark.C Corporal Discharged

    Highly suggest How To Read Literature Like A Professor; had to read it for senior year high school english class, one of the best books I've read.
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  8. Kibler.L

    Kibler.L Specialist Discharged

    As far as military books go, I am currently reading through SOG: The Secret Wars of Americas Commandos in Vietnam, by John L. Plaster. Though, my favorite book of all time is still Men In Green Faces, by Gene Wentz. (Navy SEALS, Vietnam)

    Other favorites:
    About Face - David H. Hackworth (U.S. Army, WWII/Korea/Vietnam)
    With the Old Breed - Eugene B. Sledge (U.S. Marines, Pacific)
    No True Glory - Bing West (U.S. Marines, Fallujah, Iraq)
    Outlaw Platoon - Sean Parnell (U.S. Army, 10th Mtn. Div., Afghanistan)
    Into the Fire - Dakota Meyer (U.S. Marines, Afghanistan)
    Gates of Fire - Steven Pressfield (Battle of Thermopylae)
    Can't Hurt Me - David Goggins (Former SEAL Life Story/Motivation)
    Citizen Soldiers and Band of Brothers - Steven E. Ambrose (U.S. Army, WWII)
    Inside Delta Force - Eric L. Haney (Formation of 1st SFOD-D)

    Any books from the Warhammer 40,000 universe are good picks as well. Past all that, you can't beat White Fang or Call of the Wild, by Jack London. For some deeper reading, Walden, by Henry David Thoreau is pretty awesome.
  9. Pregeant.B

    Pregeant.B C/2-7 Section Leader Sergeant Active Member

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    I just finished up Spearhead by Adam Makos, I highly recommend it. It follows a 3rd armored Sherman crew(Who eventually end up with a Pershing) through France all the way to Cologne. It also has multiple chapters from the perspective of a German Panzer IV crew. Books a million carries it or you can grab it on Amazon.


    I am currently reading Every Man A Hero by Ray Lambert, It follows a Combat medic on Omaha beach, I am only a few chapters in and will give and opinion once I'm through it.
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  10. Borenstein.B

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

    Nice. I used to live in Cologne, IIRC there's video of a tank battle on the former streets outside the Dom.

    ... found it.

    Poor city was completely demo'd.
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  11. Morrow.J

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

    Also if you like food lit I highly recommend the books “Salt” “Cod” and “Milk” by Mark Kurlansky
  12. Pregeant.B

    Pregeant.B C/2-7 Section Leader Sergeant Active Member

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    Well the Pershing in the book is the one who punched those holes in that Panther, its a great read. I had seen the video years ago but put off watching it until I finished the book.
  13. I'll chime in!

    Low Level Hell: A scout pilot in the Big Red One, by Hugh Mills.

    Lt. Col. Mills (US ARMY RET) served as an aeroscout during two tours in Vietnam, developing Aeroscouting doctrine. Flying OH-6 Loaches at tree top level, Mills commanded a scout platoon of the 1st Squardron, Fourth Cavalry Regiment. Hunting VC and NVA units by looking for foot trails, evidence of camps, and just plain old smell. Mills, in his time in Vietnam, had more than 3,300 combat hours, and he was shot down 16 times and wounded three times, earning numerous decorations for valor, including three Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, four Distinguished Flying Crosses and three Bronze Stars, one for valor in ground combat.
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  14. Palmer.N

    Palmer.N Reservist Discharged

    The Renegades by Tom Young is a really good book and still reading it!

    A catastrophic earthquake ravages Afghanistan, and American troops rush to deliver aid, among them Afghan Air Force adviser Lieutenant Colonel Michael Parson, and his interpreter, Sergeant Major Sophia Gold. The devastation facing them is like nothing they’ve ever seen, however—and it’s about to get worse.

    A Taliban splinter group, Black Crescent, is conducting its own campaign—shooting medical workers, downing helicopters, slaughtering anyone who dares to accept aid. With the U.S. drawing down and coalition forces spread thin, it is up to Parson, Gold, and Parson’s Afghan aircrews to try to figure out how to strike back. But they’re short of supplies, men, experience, and information—and meanwhile the terrorists seem to be nowhere . . . and everywhere.
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  15. Woods.N

    Woods.N Private First Class Discharged

    Currently reading Catch 22, and Can't Hurt Me David Goggin's book
  16. Rini.A

    Rini.A 1st Lieutenant Retired Member

    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  17. Bell.K

    Bell.K Staff Sergeant Discharged

    If your're into military aviation books:
    • Low Level Hell by Hugh Mills is amazing (and my favorite book), written from a perspective of a scout pilot in the Vietnam War.
    • Sweating The Metal by LT Alex 'Frenchie' Duncan is also a good one, stories from a Chinook MEDEVAC pilot in Afghanistan.
    Gentlemen Bastards by Kevin Maurer is also a good one, stories from a Green Beret in the early stages of the war in Afghanistan.

    If you're looking for more introspective reads:
    • How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is a life must, if you haven't read it you are missing out on some valuable knowledge.
    • What Every Body Is Saying by Joe Navarro is a good one if you are interested in identifying non-verbal communication. I find myself referencing points made in this book years after I read it.
    White Plague by James Abel is a good fiction book. There is an outbreak of a aggressive/deadly virus in Alaska and a few Bio/Chem soldiers from the army are trying to stop its spread.
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  18. Kelly.J

    Kelly.J C/1-7 Section Leader Sergeant Active Member

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    If you are interested in WWII I would highly recommend "Iron Coffins" by Herbert Werner, one of the few U-boat captains to survive the war. And "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer, a Frenchman who ended up in the Grossdeutschland Panzergrenadiers on the Russian front.
  19. Galdis.D

    Galdis.D E/2-7 Section Leader Sergeant Active Member

    CJ Cherryh is pretty great if you're into science fiction (Chanur Saga) or science fantasy (Morgaine Saga).
  20. Bates.J

    Bates.J Extended Leave of Absence Corporal Active Member