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    Blackhawk 5

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    Reccomended Reading

    Post  Blackhawk 5 on 29.03.12 22:13

    So I'm looking into some good reading when I get some down time and wondering which books are your favorite. I'm into nonfiction/autobiography about war, a few of my favorites are:

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    Lone Survivor
    Black Hawk Down
    Seal Team Six
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    Asia7th

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    Post  Asia7th on 29.03.12 22:21

    Helmet for my pillow, and With the old breed are some good ones.
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    Post  savoy6 on 30.03.12 1:02

    Street Without Joy - Bernard Fall
    Paratrooper! - Gerard M. Devlin
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    Post  Andy on 30.03.12 7:21

    "Not a good day to die".

    Along with BHD, I would read "Mogadishu on a $1.50 a day"...I think the "price" might be off, but it's close. It is about the 10th Mountain Division in Somalia.
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    Post  flipa on 01.04.12 8:21

    Thanks for the impulse buy. These should keep me entertained for AIT.

    I read Outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell while I was at the airport going into Sill, pretty good book too.

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    Post  wolf six on 02.04.12 15:22

    Osama bin laden behind the mask of terrorism
    sniper (its about Carlos Hathcock)

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    Post  Guest on 03.04.12 20:14

    I read the book about Carlos, I thought it was called "99". Good read if you are interested in what a truly talented individual can do as a combat multiplier. People have broken his records but I can't imagine how any U.S. soldier since could be able to have profound effects on combat situations like he did just by himself.
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    Post  just some kid on 04.04.12 1:37

    Aggressor wrote:I read the book about Carlos, I thought it was called "99". Good read if you are interested in what a truly talented individual can do as a combat multiplier. People have broken his records but I can't imagine how any U.S. soldier since could be able to have profound effects on combat situations like he did just by himself.


    i heard the book american sniper is pretty good. about one of the seal snipers. maybe from team 3 i think. i think the guy that wrote it has the most kills now. not sure though
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    Post  TheRealBandit on 08.04.12 22:20

    enders game
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    Post  just some kid on 09.04.12 17:09

    not exactly nonfiction but the whole halo and mass effect book series are good. also warhammer.

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    Post  Guest on 09.04.12 18:05

    just some kid wrote:

    i heard the book american sniper is pretty good. about one of the seal snipers. maybe from team 3 i think. i think the guy that wrote it has the most kills now. not sure though

    His records (Hathcock) have been broken (like longest kill, etc) but he was able to be a combat multiplier in a lot of varying situations that ended up swinging victories and saving lives. He was really a very intuitive person, he didn't just shoot high value targets or targets of opportunity, or kill a bunch of enemies. He really knew just where to hurt an enemy force, even confuse it. That's what makes him so legendary.
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    Re: Reccomended Reading

    Post  flipa on 27.05.12 8:22

    WAR - Sebastian Junger

    Currently reading this, not even half-way through the book I already recommend it. You guys seen Restrepo? Yeah, same guy who made it. The book chronicled the events in that documentary BUT he added insights, observations and honest opinions about what he saw and experienced. That is rare for a journalist to view his honest opinion. The book was also unfiltered so everything was left in as it was said or as it happened. If you're enlisted the book makes A LOT of sense but what's great was that Junger was able to translate it down to where those who are not in the military can understand too. I highly recommend it. Gives me a good perspective on my upcoming career and yeah it boosted my motivation which is a good thing to have in the military.


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