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    Any book people should read name them!
    Life is Expensive Bullets are cheap anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice.Me
    I'm not lying I'm Just Improving the truth

  • #2
    1.Patton and his third army
    2.From the battle of bull run to apamatix Longstreets memoirs
    3.Norman Conquest 1066
    4.Infantry attacks by Erwin Rommel
    5.Maxims of Fredrick the Great
    6.Maxims of Napolean
    Life is Expensive Bullets are cheap anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice.Me
    I'm not lying I'm Just Improving the truth

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    • #3
      Soldat

      Just finished reading, "SOLDAT",Reflections of a German Soldier, 1936-1949 by Sigfried Knappe with Ted Brusaw. This is a very good book from the German perspective.

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      • #4
        WWII Pacific War

        The Big E by Commander Edward Stafford

        The Battle of Leyte Gulf by Thomas Cutler

        Miracle at Midway by Gordon Prange
        Watts Up With That? | The world's most viewed site on global warming and climate change.

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        • #5
          Some favorites that pass the test of time

          --War in European History by Michael Howard
          --The Face of Battle by John Keegan
          --Three Napoleonic Battles by Harold T. Baker
          --Strange Defeat by Marc Bloch
          --The Sharp End: The Fighting Man in World War II by John Ellis
          --The Rommel Papers edited by Liddel Hart
          --Lincoln and His Generals by T.Harry Williams
          --Hell in a Very Small Place: The Seige of Dien Bien Phu by Bernard Falls
          Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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          • #6
            "But not in Shame" John Toland
            "Have you forgotten the face of your father?"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by The Doctor
              The Big E by Commander Edward Stafford
              I thought that was about Dale Earndhart.
              To whispers of Beethoven...

              "Mein Gott! Die Invasion. Sie kommen!"
              -Werner Pluskat

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              • #8
                At Dawn We Slept-Gordon Prange
                The Forgotten Soldier-Guy Sajer
                Decision at Normandy-Carlo D'Este
                Mao's Little Red Book-just kidding
                American Soldier-Tommy Franks
                Sailors to the End-Gregory Freeman
                You Will Obey my Every Command-Doctor Sinister
                To whispers of Beethoven...

                "Mein Gott! Die Invasion. Sie kommen!"
                -Werner Pluskat

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                • #9
                  Abandoned AT Leyte - The WWII Memories of Dr. Doy Duncan, Wildcat pilot
                  Author Dr. Doy Duncan

                  Baa Baa Black Sheep
                  Author Gregory "Pappy" Boyington Col., USMC, Ret.

                  Black Sheep, the - The Definitive account of Marine fighting squadron 214 in WWII
                  Author Bruce Gamble

                  Black Sheep One - The Life of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
                  Author Bruce Gamble

                  Fire in the Sky - The Air War in the South Pacific
                  Author Eric M. Bergerud

                  Flyboys - A True Story of Courage
                  Author James Bradley

                  I Could Never Be So Lucky Again
                  Author Gen. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle with Carroll V. Glines

                  In Mortal Combat Korea, 1950-1953
                  Author John Toland

                  Jolly Rogers, the - The Story of Tom Blackburn and Navy fighting squadron VF-17
                  Author Tom Blackburn

                  Marine! The Life of Chesty Puller
                  Author Burke Davis

                  USMC: A Complete History
                  Marine Corps Association

                  Wall That Heals, the
                  Author Jan Scruggs

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Leatherneck
                    Baa Baa Black Sheep
                    Author Gregory "Pappy" Boyington Col., USMC, Ret.

                    Marine! The Life of Chesty Puller
                    Author Burke Davis
                    Two of my favorites, though they are not well known.
                    To whispers of Beethoven...

                    "Mein Gott! Die Invasion. Sie kommen!"
                    -Werner Pluskat

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                    • #11
                      In no particular order.

                      1) Fighting for the Confederacy - E. P. Alexander
                      2) Dreadnought - Robert Massie
                      3) Castles of Steel - Robert Massie
                      4) Guns of August - Barbara Tuchman
                      5) Sorties into Hell - Chester Hearn
                      6) Their War for Korea - Allan R. Millett
                      7) 1066 and All That - W.C. Sellar, R. J. Yeatman
                      8) Mein Kampf - Adolf Hitler
                      9) Co Aytch - Sam Watkins
                      10) You're Stepping on My Cloak and Dagger - Roger Hall
                      11) All for the Union - Elisha Hunt Rhodes
                      12) Life of Johnny Reb - Bell Irwin Riley
                      13) Life of Billy Yank - Bell Irwin Riley
                      14-16) Any book by Cornelius Ryan
                      17) Soldat - Sigfried Knappe
                      18) Eagle Against the Sun - Ronald Spector


                      Just to name a few.
                      Eagles may fly; but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines!

                      "I'm not expendable; I'm not stupid and I'm not going." - Kerr Avon, Blake's 7

                      What didn't kill us; didn't make us smarter.

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                      • #12
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                        This Kind of War (Korean War) by T.R. Fehrenbach
                        Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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                        • #13
                          Knights Cross- David Fraser

                          Carlson's Raid-George W. Smith
                          "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell

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                          • #14
                            The Coastwatchers - Eric Feldt.

                            A good read about the exploits of the Coastwatcher network throughout New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in WWII.

                            Very comprehensive and well written by the Officer in charge.

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                            • #15
                              About Face by Col David Hackworth. A real eye opener for those who have never served. Col Hackworth defines problems within the Army that still exist today.

                              The Blitzkreig Myth by John Mosier is very good also and poses some good questions about misconceptions and assumptions cocerning WW2 and the years leading up to it.
                              Last edited by Freightshaker; 27 Nov 05, 18:22.
                              If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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