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  • The First World War by John Keegan.

    Reading up on the history before playing Paths of Glory on Vassal with a buddy of mine.
    "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

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    • Originally posted by Robbie Lynne View Post
      I am about to start "Rogue Warrior" The Explosive Autobiography of the Controversial, Death-Defying Founder of the U.S. Navy's Top Secret Counterterrorist Unit SEAL TEAM SIX..by Richard Marcinko w/ John Weisman..I am wondering if anyone here has read it..


      Originally posted by Captain General View Post
      I've never read the book, but I've heard that Marcinko is one who tends to embellish the truth about his SEAL experience a tad bit.
      Robbie, I will second CG. I was working in a book store in the 90's when Marcinko's book came out. It was widely speculated that everything the book contained was not the absolute truth.
      "Look, a golden winged ship is passing my way"
      And I really didn't have to stop...I just kept on going.

      "Castles Made Of Sand"-Jimi Hendrix from Axis:Bold As Love 1967

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      • Speaking of Marchinko, I just finished reading Caesar's account of the Gaul campaigns and found him to be almost as modest.
        Delegate, MN GOP.

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        • Originally posted by SGT Long View Post
          Speaking of Marchinko, I just finished reading Caesar's account of the Gaul campaigns and found him to be almost as modest.
          Good one!
          "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

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          • I'm a little over 200 pages into "Monstrum" by Donald James and am really enjoying it. I hope to finish reading it over the Thanksgiving Holiday.

            http://www.amazon.com/Monstrum-Donal...2032109&sr=8-1

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            • The Defeat Of Imperial Germany, 1917-1918 by Colonel Rod Paschall. Very interesting and well written.
              "Ultimately communism is an impossible Utopian dream imposed by hypocrites who will commit mass murder to achieve absurd goals"- Trebuchet

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              • Originally posted by SGT Long View Post
                Speaking of Marchinko, I just finished reading Caesar's account of the Gaul campaigns and found him to be almost as modest.
                I read a good book called Caesar Agains the Celts by Ramon Jimenez, which I enjoyed. However, anything written by Caeser himself has to be taken with a grain of salt to say the least. I think ol' "Demo Dick" is along the same vein as Ceaser.

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                • Yeah, couldn't resist the comparison. heh heh

                  Lucked out in the book dept. My 1SG had a box addressed to him with a bunch of William Johnstone's stuff in it that he passed along. So I'm working my way through those.
                  Delegate, MN GOP.

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                  • Originally posted by SGT Long View Post
                    Yeah, couldn't resist the comparison. heh heh

                    Lucked out in the book dept. My 1SG had a box addressed to him with a bunch of William Johnstone's stuff in it that he passed along. So I'm working my way through those.
                    Is Johnstone the guy who writes a couple of different series about mountain men and Indian wars? I think I've read some of his stuff.
                    "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

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                    • Materials from the Investigation of General Kornilov, August 1917 - June 1918


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                      • Pleiku: The Dawn of Helicopter Warfare in Vietnam by J.D. Coleman
                        ...how useless it was to struggle against fortune, this being the burden of wisdom which the ages had bequeathed to him.

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                        • "A Bright Shining Lie',by Neil Sheehan Anyone ever read this.Is it worth the time

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                          • AHIKS - Play by (E)mail board wargaming since 1965.
                            The Blitz - Play by Email computer wargaming.

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                            • Originally posted by madmike View Post
                              "A Bright Shining Lie',by Neil Sheehan Anyone ever read this.Is it worth the time
                              I read it for one of my classes in Graduate School. It is a very good book.
                              You don't scare me. I married a redhead.

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                              • I am currently reading:

                                Absolute War by Chris Bellamy.

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                                Gettysburg by Noah Andre Trudeau
                                You don't scare me. I married a redhead.

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