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  • I was about 1/4 of the way through Flyboys and I couldn't go on. Nothing but an anti-American diatribe to justify Jap actions in the Pacific.

    Now I'm half way through My Men Are My Heroes: The Brad Kasal Story. Excellent so far. Doc recommended this one to me a while ago.

    I also have a couple of other books here that I just bought from the book club.
    Guests of the Ayatollah
    In the Company of Heroes
    Onward We Charge
    Mekong First Light
    Days of Valor

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    • Originally posted by The Cooler King View Post
      Guests of the Ayatollah
      Very good book.

      Mekong First Light
      Have this one but have not read yet
      Last edited by Miss Saigon; 20 Sep 07, 20:24.

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      • About 1/3rd into Fiasco, and I've just re-started The Last Valley.
        Colonel Summers' widely quoted critique of US strategy in the Vietnam War is having a modest vogue...it is poor history, poor strategy, and poor Clausewitz to boot - Robet Komer, Survival, 27:2, p. 94.

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        • Lord of the Rings

          Michael I. Handel, two books.

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          • [quote=Miss.Saigon;765716]
            Originally posted by The Cooler King View Post




            Very good book.



            Have this one but have not read yet
            Miss, Days of Valor is also about Vietnam, chronicling the 199th LIB's fight during the Tet offensive and immediately after. I'll be sure to let you know if both books are any good.

            I can't wait to start in on Guests of the Ayatollah. I've heard nothing but praise for this book.

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            • Originally posted by VancePolk View Post
              "Hitler Strikes Poland" by Alexander Rossino. Excellent so far.
              I read this book about a year ago. What I remember most about it was the chronicling of all of the atrocities. Very difficult read for me, but very informative book.

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              • Originally posted by The Cooler King View Post
                Miss, Days of Valor is also about Vietnam, chronicling the 199th LIB's fight during the Tet offensive and immediately after. I'll be sure to let you know if both books are any good..
                Oh yes, Robert Tonsetic's book. I read his first one "Warriors: An Infantryman's Memoir of Vietnam" a while back and it was good. Days of valor supposedly covers the same ground only in a lot more detail and is supposed to be much better. I recently bought it used and added to the collection but have not read it yet.
                I can't wait to start in on Guests of the Ayatollah. I've heard nothing but praise for this book
                This is one you are going to like a lot. I listened to it on Audio book going back and forth to school and always couldn't wait to hear more.

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                • Good Books

                  Currently reading

                  War Plan Orange: The US strategy to defeat Japan, 1897-1945, byEdward Miller
                  The Battle of the Hurtgen forest, by Charles Whiting

                  Just finished

                  Shattered Sword, by Parshall & Tully. A detailed study of the Battle of Midway, with a new prespective of the Japanese defeat
                  The Last assault: 1944 - The battle of theBulge Reassessed, by Charles Whiting

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                  • Originally posted by thejester View Post
                    About 1/3rd into Fiasco, and I've just re-started The Last Valley.
                    The Last Valley is a very interesting interpretation of the Battle for Dien Bien Phu. It goes into a lot of the author's interpretations of French thinking and motivations which led to the battle and the strategy and tactics used.
                    Last edited by Miss Saigon; 28 Sep 07, 12:50.

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                    • After a short journey into the deserts of WWII, I have returned to my war and have just started reading "Bury us Upside Down"


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                      • Just recieved the new Osprey BTO by Gordon Rottman, the Vietnam Orbat specialist, been waiting for it as there's very little info available on the MSF, gonna read it this weekend:

                        Last edited by Boonierat; 28 Sep 07, 14:12.

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                        • Originally posted by Boonierat View Post
                          there's very little info available on the MSF, gonna read it this weekend:
                          Have you tried "Mike Force" by Lewis Burruss. This is of the combat memoir genre so it might not be the kind of thing you are looking for, but it is about his time with a Mobile Strike Force.


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                          • Originally posted by Miss.Saigon View Post
                            Have you tried "Mike Force" by Lewis Burruss. This is of the combat memoir genre so it might not be the kind of thing you are looking for, but it is about his time with a Mobile Strike Force.
                            Nope, haven't read this one, and yes you're correct, I'm not into personnal accounts generally

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                            • Great Book!

                              Originally posted by Miss.Saigon View Post
                              After a short journey into the deserts of WWII, I have returned to my war and have just started reading "Bury us Upside Down"

                              I haven't been around. Did my review of this book ever get onto the website? Does anyone know?
                              "This life..., you know, "the life." Youíre not gonna get any medals, kid. This is not a hero business; you donít shoot people from a mile a way. You gotta stand right next to them... blow their heads off."

                              BoRG

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                              • Originally posted by Paul Mann III View Post
                                I haven't been around. Did my review of this book ever get onto the website? Does anyone know?
                                I never saw it, but I wouldn't know where to look. Oh well. I started reading the book anyway

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