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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Orientalist » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:14 am

And on to The Old Men of Omi by I.J.Parker.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby SandWshooter » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:09 pm

Congo Mercenary by Mike Hoare
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Orientalist » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:38 am

I read some excellent military-related books last year:

One Bullet Away: The Making Of A Us Marine Officer by Nathaniel Fick

Joker One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood by Donovan Campbell

The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan by Bing West
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby SandWshooter » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:01 pm

Orientalist wrote:I read some excellent military-related books last year:

One Bullet Away: The Making Of A Us Marine Officer by Nathaniel Fick

Joker One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood by Donovan Campbell

The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan by Bing West


Recently-ish I have read

Red Blood, Black Sand by Chuck Tatum

The Deadly Brotherhood: The American Combat Soldier in World War II by John C. McManus

Fireforce by Chris Cocks

After this book, I will be reading one about Executive Outcomes
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Orientalist » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:49 am

Now reading The Shrine Virgin by IJ Parker, the latest in a series about an investigator in Heian-era Japan.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Orientalist » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:44 pm

After reading the brilliant Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, followed by Dragonfly in Amber, I am now hooked and onto Voyager, the third book in the series. Great stuff set in 18th century Scotland and France.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby SandWshooter » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:19 pm

Four Ball One Tracer: Commanding Executive Outcomes In Angola And Sierra Leone by Rolf van Heerden as told to Andrew Hudson
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby SandWshooter » Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:28 pm

"The Devil's Guard" (again) by George Robert Elford

"Make Me" by Lee Child

"Unintended Consequences" by John Ross


I think everyone should read Unintended Consequences, would help a lot of people understand liberty, personal responsibility, and the consequences of letting the government have too much power over you/letting them restrict your rights. To facilitate this, I will post a link to a free PDF

https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Uploads ... uences.pdf
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Orientalist » Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:45 pm

Just finished reading the Outlaw Chronicles series about Robin Hood and have returned to Cornwell's Grail Quest series, about an English archer fighting in France during the reign of Edward III.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Engage » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:21 pm

Wizard And Glass, the 4th book of Stephen King's Dark Tower series. They're actually making a movie with Idris Elba as the Gunslinger and Matthew Mcconaughey as the Man in Black. Going to be awesome I have no doubt.

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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Orientalist » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:33 am

Her Majesty's Will by David Blixt. Will Shakespeare (before he wrote plays) and Kit Marlowe are two bungling spies trying to stop the assassination of Queen Elizabeth I.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Annie » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:02 pm

At Her Majesty's Pleasure - Robert Douglas. Part three of his autobiography.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Silverneurotic » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:38 pm

I'm reading 4 books. I'm reading The Jungle by upton Sinclair and Career of Evil by Robert Galbreith aka JK Rowling (both physical books)...then on my Kindle I'm reading Packing for Mars by Mary Roach and Being Mortal by Atul Gwandie

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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Orientalist » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:20 am

Altdorf: The Forest Knights. A retelling of the William Tell legend.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Daisy » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:27 am

Life Mask, she's a sculptor in 1700's London.

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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby SandWshooter » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:01 am

I'm down to just "Make Me", but I have like 4 new books to read afterwards
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Orientalist » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:06 pm

Now I'm on book 4 of David Blixt's brilliant Star-Cross'd series - the true story of Romeo and Juliet.

Everyone should read Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari. It's a real eye-opener.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby SandWshooter » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:24 am

House To House, by David Bellavia, about the 2nd Battle of Fallujah and the incident that led to him being nominated for the Medal of Honor. Just got to the incident, and he not only is storming a hardened house full of trained fighters alone with almost no ammo, but he ends up beating a guy with one of his ceramic body armor plates
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Orientalist » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:09 am

Travels of a Palm Reader would have been good if the author wasn't such an areshole and if he could have convinced me that palmistry actually worked.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby SandWshooter » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:45 am

"Legionnaire" by Simon Murray

"Shanghai Policeman" by E.W. Peters

8 more books after I finish these
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