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  • Tooze: The Wages of Destruction



    Brust: To Reign in Hell (A light break from Tooze )

    Amateurs study tactics, Professionals study logistics.

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    • Anyone read that one story about the Navy SEAL who was the only survivor of his team after an ambush in the mideast? It's not all that new, but I'd like to read it soon. I forgot what it's called-sorry.
      "A foolish man thinks he knows everything if placed in unexpected difficulty; but he knows not what to answer, if to the test he is put."

      --Hávamál

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      • Originally posted by Super Six 4 View Post
        Anyone read that one story about the Navy SEAL who was the only survivor of his team after an ambush in the mideast? It's not all that new, but I'd like to read it soon. I forgot what it's called-sorry.
        Lone Survivor by Marcus Lutrell
        If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks,glory would become the prey of mediocre minds. Napoleon

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        • In continuation to my forcibly confined to the classics......

          The Last of the Mohicans.....


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          • Originally posted by Legate View Post
            Lone Survivor by Marcus Lutrell
            Yeah that's it-it looks pretty interesting.

            Originally posted by skoblin View Post
            In continuation to my forcibly confined to the classics......

            The Last of the Mohicans.....

            I've only seen the movie...like 5 times...
            "A foolish man thinks he knows everything if placed in unexpected difficulty; but he knows not what to answer, if to the test he is put."

            --Hávamál

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            • Re read the above again. The horror.......
              Joseph Conrad is one of the most underrated of authors in my opinion. Check out his stories 'Youth' and 'The End Of The Tether', the person who can read them and remain unmoved would be a very cold fish indeed.

              I also regularly dip into the ghost stories of M R James, brilliantly atmospheric writing.

              HONNEUR ET FIDÉLITÉ

              "Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won." - Duke of Wellington at Waterloo.

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              • Originally posted by Super Six 4 View Post
                I've only seen the movie...like 5 times...
                ...stick with the movie.....

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                • Originally posted by skoblin View Post
                  ...stick with the movie.....
                  Ha ha well the book and movie aren't alike, as it is with every book/movie, correct?
                  "A foolish man thinks he knows everything if placed in unexpected difficulty; but he knows not what to answer, if to the test he is put."

                  --Hávamál

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                  • Originally posted by Dogsbody67 View Post


                    Re read the above again. The horror.......
                    Joseph Conrad is one of the most underrated of authors in my opinion.
                    I agree. Conrad is a fantastic author, and Heart of Darkness is one of my all-time favorite books.
                    Satis elouquentiae sapientiae parum

                    Diadochi Wars GAME:http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...d.php?t=140484

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                    • Well I finished The Nearest Exit and am now reading its predecessor in Olen Steinhauer's Milo Weaver CIA series, The Tourist. Doing it backwards but great reading nonetheless; I've been completely hooked.





                      I'd highly recommend both books to anyone.

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                      • Originally posted by skoblin View Post
                        ...stick with the movie.....
                        Poor Skoblin!! If only he had his Russian tank books.
                        If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks,glory would become the prey of mediocre minds. Napoleon

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                        • How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: http://grist.org/series/skeptics/
                          Global Warming & Climate Change Myths: https://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php

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                          • Vietnam: A War Lost and Won

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                            • Operation Drumbeat by Michael Gannon.

                              "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

                              Homer


                              BoRG

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                              • Declare by Tim Powers.
                                "They're inviting us to defeat them! We must oblige them!"
                                -Baron Munchausen

                                "Ah, 'tis midsummer madness, the music is my temples, the hot blood of youth! Come, Kapellmeister, let the violas throb. My regiment leaves at dawn!"
                                -Groucho Marx

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