Recommended summer reading


July 11, 2003, 08:12 PM
I am going to have a little more time on my hands than expected this summer. Can I get some recommendations for pro-gun/second ammendment books. So far I've read:

More Guns Less Crime
Unintended Consequences
In the Gravest Extreme
The Bravest Battle
The Declaration

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July 11, 2003, 08:33 PM

July 11, 2003, 08:40 PM
I suggest some Jeff Cooper books.


To Ride, Shoot Straight And Speak The Truth

Another Country

Principles Of Personal Defense

The Art Of The Rifle

That should keep you busy for a while.

July 11, 2003, 09:16 PM
Just got "Boston's Gun Bible". Great book.

July 11, 2003, 09:44 PM
Lady friends should read - "Armed & Female" by Paxton Quigley

Friends who like true stories should read "The Best Defense" by Rober A. Waters

generalized books on guns freedom etc.

Dial 911 and Die
Death by Gun Control
The State vs. The People
The Mitzvah (novel)
Hope (novel)
(the above 5 available from JPFO)

July 11, 2003, 10:39 PM
Ted Nugent: God, Guns and Rock & Roll

July 11, 2003, 11:39 PM
I highly recommend "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu.

July 11, 2003, 11:45 PM
"How to beat the Democrats" :D

July 11, 2003, 11:52 PM
How about:
For Cause and Comrades - McPherson
The Soldier's Tale: Bearing Witness to Modern War - Hynes
My War Gone by, I Miss it so - Loyd
The Quiet American - Greene
The File: a Personal History - Ash
Disturbing the Peace - Havel
Plagues and Peoples - McNeill
The Cholera Years - Rosenberg
The Gospel of Germs - Tomes
Epidemics: Opposing Viewpoints - Greenhaven Press
Well, that's for the first six weeks anyway.

Ala Dan
July 12, 2003, 01:26 AM
I'm a Viet-Nam War student/historian. Here are some
of my recommendation's:

Honor Bound: Prisoners Of War In Southeast Asia 1961-1973 *

Hamburger Hill

Chained Eagle **

Marine Sniper

Silent Warrior

One Shot-One Kill

Cheating Death: Air Rescues Viet-Nam and Laos

I"m sure that is enough to get you started? I would have
to give all these titles a 5-STAR rating!

*Desk Reference Book

** Written by Everett Alvarez, Jr. (actual U.S.A. POW 7-1/2 years)

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

July 12, 2003, 07:58 AM
Thanks, these should definitely keep me busy for awhile.

July 12, 2003, 08:52 AM
Anything by W.E.B. Griffin.

Nando Aqui
July 12, 2003, 09:04 AM
• A relatively new one is "In the Company of Heroes - A True Story" by Michael Durant, the American BlackHawk pilot that was shot down and taken prisioner in Mogadishu. It is great!

• As has been suggested, don't miss "Marine Sniper" by Henderson about Hathcock.

• And for shooting skills and much more, "The Ultimate Sniper", by Plaster.



July 12, 2003, 09:46 AM
***** Blackhawk Down
***** The Moon is a Harsh Mistriss by Heinlein
**** Starship Troopers by Heinlein
***** Legacy of Gird and Deeds of Paksarrien (sp?) by Elizabeth Moon

Anything by L.E. Modesitt jr
Anything by David Drake
Anything by Joel Rosenberg
Anything by John Ringo

July 12, 2003, 10:02 AM

check out this THR thread about great gun books to read (http:///

Blades: Which translation of "Art of War"?

I already own two, and neither is readable, seem to be translated by
Chiknese literary students, not warriors...

and FWIW I just fininshed Steven Pressman's
Gates of Fire upon the recommendation of the good folks
here at THR; it was outstanding

July 12, 2003, 01:22 PM
Hey Glamdring,

"The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" is one of my favorite sci-fi books that I've ever read. Great choice.

The only sci-fi I've ever liked better than that is Asimov's Foundation Trilogy. Amazing that it was written in the 1950's and it's still better than any other sci-fi I've ever read. That guy had amazing vision.


July 12, 2003, 02:18 PM
"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
my fav fiction novel
it has gunplay too!

George Hill
July 12, 2003, 02:46 PM

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