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Old 10-08-2009, 12:01 AM #85
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Fiction/non-fiction, blurb, et cetera...
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:50 PM #86
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ww2- flyboys written by James Bradley- its a true story about 8 naval pilots that bombed Japan. Its about former president Bush. Great ww2 book

vietnam- marine sniper written by Charles Henderson- true story about Carlos Hathcock. The man does crazy **** in this book and the marine snipers are required to read this book while in training. Awesome book

iraqi freedom-shooter written by Jack Coughlin, Casey Kuhlman, and Donald Davis- Its an autobiography written about being a sniper and what he has endured throughout his career. Good book

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Old 10-10-2009, 07:33 PM #87
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Price of Glory...book about Verdun, and how epically disastrous a battle it was for all parties involved.
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Killing Rommel by Steven Pressfield
While Pressfield is well known for his works of ancient Greece/Rome, this is his first foray into warfare taking place in the modern era. Set during World War II, Killing Rommel focuses upon an actual British plot to kill Erwin Rommel and thereby stifle the German occupation of Northern Africa. It is told from the perspective of a British officer who is assigned to a ragtag squad of the British Long Range Desert Group (think Army Rangers but more khaki). Killing Rommel meticulously incorporates fictional characters into a historic event. Pressfield's research of the LRDG and its mission to kill Rommel sets up a historically accurate background within which Pressfield's fictional characters live and die. It contains plenty of action, a bit of romance, and manages to stay extremely true to the conflict while building a great amount of suspense. It is the story of military men who are thrust into the heart of enemy territory, scouting the unforgiving desert in jeeps and tanks while trying to find, and kill, the "Desert Fox."
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:16 PM #89
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such an amazing book on how the role of sniper has and how it evolved to suit modern warfare.
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:03 PM #90
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The Vietnam War - a Concise International History by Mark Lawrence

The book is exactly what the subtitle says...an international history of the Vietnam War. It draws on numerous Vietnamese and international sources to provide a chronologically-oriented cause and effect look at the events in Vietnam. It really is an excellent, excellent book if you want an overview of Vietnam, and one of its best qualities is that it combines taking a general look at the war with providing a bunch of information.

It was a required reading in two of my classes (one of which was taught by Lawrence; he's a smart as **** guy) and most people agreed in both classes that it was one of the best reads that they have done for school.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:19 PM #92
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The Gift of Valor: A War Story - Michael J. Phillips

During a hard day of fighting in the Iraqi town of Husaybah in the spring of 2004, Marine Corporal Jason Dunham clamped his Kevlar helmet over a grenade dropped by an insurgent he and two other Marines were struggling to subdue. The story of his split-second of heroism, expanded here from Phillips's original Wall Street Journal article, makes for an absorbing if somewhat distended tearjerker. Working from copious reminiscences by Dunham's comrades and family, the author paints an idealized portrait of a lovable but callow youth who turned into a "natural leader of men" in the Marine Corps. The book picks up when it gets to the action; Phillips's nearly shot-by-shot recap of the day's bloody and chaotic combat is one of the most vivid depictions of the American side of the Iraqi insurgency. The final half of the book is devoted to the aftermath, following Dunham, who sustained fatal head wounds and never regained consciousness, as he winds his way through the military hospital system before finally being taken off life support. Full of grisly medical procedures and details of the Marines' cult of solicitude for the fallen, this part is drenched with maudlin pathos. Phillips's account sometimes feels padded with extraneous factoids and is too embedded in the Marine ethos of gung-ho sentimentality to question it very probingly.
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An Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson.

Goes into detail on American forces in North Africa from Algiers until the surrender of Tunisia. There are few books on this theater and fewer still that go into as much detail as Atkinsons. Gives the best description ever of the battles around Kasserine Pass. Isn't shy about the mistakes the military made, from the first day to the last.

Day of Battleby Rick Atkinson
His second book, going from the invasion of Sicily to the taking of Rome. Again, not very many good on this theater. Still isn't afraid to tell the truth about the mistakes the Allies made, and definitely shows it wasn't a cake walk. Both his books were amazing reads.

The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam

Amazing book on Korea. It's frightening how badly prepared American's were for that war, and how poorly it was executed until the arrival of Ridgeway. Spends a lot of time on MacArthur, and how he cared more about his media portrayal than actually fighting or winning a war. Also a good portion of the book is spent on the political nature of fighting that war, with a lot of it having to do with those supporting Taiwan and the good Chinese.
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Updated. Thanks for the contributions, and please remember people, I'm only going to add submissions that have a short description. I don't have the time to google all these book titles and write up a few sentences for them all. I do enough writing for my history courses.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:45 PM #96
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Bravo Two Zero - factual retelling of an SAS patrol that gets sent into Iraq in Gulf War I and the **** hits the fan. a couple of them died, one evaded and escaped a couple hundred kilometers to a friendly nation and the others were captured.
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