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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ian Sean, May 4, 2003.

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  1. Ian Sean

    Ian Sean Member

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    Well I have been pretty much boycotting the Hollywood garbage for a couple of years, and I watch very little TV shows. Mostly old movies (To Hell and Back was on last week). With the recent events of the war and Hollywoods reaction, I'm going to try to cut them off even more.

    This brings me to my favorite pastime, reading. What is everyone here reading?

    Recently:

    The Savage Nation, Michael Savage-I recommend

    Freedom, William Safire-Civil War up to Emancipation Proclamation, a lot of truth some fiction, much written from peoples diaries from the era, not bad. Civil War buffs should like it.

    Making Patriots, Walter Berns- Small book, opinions and many facts about the constitution, not much on the 2nd Amend. issue though, still very informative. For the founding era fan, I recommend.

    Stolen Valor, B.G.Burket- Awesome book about the myths portayed of the Vietnam Vets, by the media amd Hollywood. I Highly Recommend.
     
  2. coonan357

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    the complete1911 book , combat handgunnery By Mass Ayoob , the book of .45's , the tatical 1911 (sorry skunk no carbon fibre:rolleyes: ) and several gunsmithing books . I also have been out of work for a while . :D
     
  3. Hkmp5sd

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    At present, I'm reading Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam by Gilles Kepel, This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History by T.R. Fehrenbach, The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by Robert Payne and It Took Heroes: A Cavalry Chaplain's Memoir of Vietnam by Claude D. Newby.
     
  4. Mark Tyson

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    Shoot your television

    I recommend:

    Jihad in the West, by Paul Fregosi

    Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by Shirer
     
  5. another okie

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    Currently reading:

    The Master Sniper, by Stephen Hunter (following up on what most recommended as his best, Point of Impact)

    Among the Thugs (American reporter travels with soccer hooligans - scary)
     
  6. ACP230

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    The book I'm reading now is BLUES by John Hersey.
    It's about bluefish, ocean fishing, seabirds and boats but lots of other things end up in the mix.
     
  7. Camel

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    Im reading Gates of Fire.
    I highly recommend the Dune series.
     
  8. Jason Demond

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    I am reading Delta Force, by Col. Charlie A. Beckwith (Ret.).
     
  9. gryphon

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    "Stranger in a strange land" robert heinlein
     
  10. Dannyboy

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    Hkmp5sd,
    This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History is by far the best book on the Korean War I've found. Great book.

    another okie,
    Among the Thugs is a must read for football fans. Another great book.
     
  11. TallPine

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    What have I been reading ...?

    Java 2: The Complete Reference (Fifth Edition)

    edit: 1154 pages by Herbert Schildt

    ;)
     
  12. cordex

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    Currently:
    Dirty White Boys, Stephen Hunter
    The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand

    Recently (past month or so) have read:

    Zodiac, Neal Stephenson
    Hot Springs, Stephen Hunter
    Black Light, Stephen Hunter
    Conspiracies: A Repairman Jack Novel, F. Paul Wilson
    War Breaker, some guy I'd never heard of
    One Door From Heaven, Dean Koontz (contains multiple uses of private weapons in a defensive role. Main human villain usually uses digitoxin)

    plus a couple more that I can't remember offhand. It's about time to move the pile of books on my nightstand to the library again. When it gets to the point that I cannot - no matter how I lean - see my alarm clock from my bed, I haul the books to the shelves.
     
  13. Doc

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    does anyone know where you can get the complete list of the yearly book choices from the Commandant of the Marine Corp?

    This was mentioned on the book jacket of "We Were Soldiers Once and Yound"

    thx
     
  14. garrettwc

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    Currently reading:

    Cold Zero by Christopher Whitcomb
    All The Best by George H Bush

    On the table waiting:

    On the Firing Line by Larry Pratt
     
  15. glockten

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    Currently: Global Logistics And Strategy 1943-1945 by Robert W. Coakley and Richard M. Leighton. Fascinating.

    Recently: Dreamcatcher by Stephen King. Tepid.

    Black Easter by James Blish. Frightening.

    Next up: The Organization Of Ground Combat Troops by Kent Roberts Greenfield, Robert R. Palmer and Bell I. Wiley.

    Battleships by Paul Stillwell.
     
  16. Soap

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    Tonight I've been reading:

    Essentials of International Relations: 2nd Edition by Karen Mingst

    Essentials of Investments: 4th Edition by Bodie, Kane, and Marcus

    Whenever I'm done with finals I'll probably start reading some stuff that will have a direct influence on my career path. Mostly leadership and investment stuff. I hear that A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel is excellent. Conversely, I plan on reading A Non-Random Walk Down Wall Street by Mackinlay and Lo.
     
  17. Ol' Badger

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    The First Mountain Man series: By William Johnston

    The Art Of Folding a Tin Foil Bennie

    And anything without big words.

    The Bible from time to time. I like the Old Testament best! Lots of retribution
     
  18. Henry Bowman

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    I'm biased, but . . .

    "Unintended Consequences" by John Ross

    and

    "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand
     
  19. Dannyboy

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    I'm reading the most dreadfully boring stuff ever written. I'm in the process of doing a research paper for my Macroeconomics class. Three pages and then I'm ready for a nap.
     
  20. 4v50 Gary

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    Reminiscences of the 103rd Ohio Infantry

    Battle for Little Round Top by Norton

    and when I'm done with those, it's time for light reading. Culbertson's 13 Cent Killers.
     
  21. Chris Rhines

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    BOOK THREAD!!! :D

    Currently -

    The Spanish Gambit, by Stephen Hunter.
    Six Not-So-Easy Pieces, by Richard Feynman. After I'm done with this one, I'll move onto my as-yet-unread copy of Feynman's Lost Lectures. Highly recommended.
    A couple of books on home theater design, loudspeaker enclosure design, and acoustic engineering.
    Back issues of HSM magazine.

    Recently -

    Snow Crash (for the fourth or fifth time,) by Neal Stephenson.
    My annual re-read of The Art of War.
    The Haunted Air, by F. Paul Wilson.
    Pattern Recognition, by William Gibson (I love it when my favorite authors all come out with new novels at once...)
    The Complete Walker, don't remember the author.

    Slated for future reading -

    Gateways, Black Wind, and the Sims serial, all by F. Paul Wilson.
    Finishing off Bertrand Cornwell's Sharpe series.
    Further suggestions?

    - Chris
     
  22. Wayne D

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    I’m finally reading "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand, after hearing so much about it here. I'm about one fourth of the way through, it was a little slow at first but I’m getting into it now.
     
  23. Soap

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    Have you read Gates of Fire yet Chris?
     
  24. fish2xs

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    Currently: "Useful Idiots" decent so far - only 50 pages into it.

    I enjoy just about any of the Richard Marcinko, Rogue Warrior books. I enjoy his stories and outlook on life. It's about as anti-Oprah as you can get.
     
  25. CMichael

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    I'm finishing up 'Without Remorse" by Clancy. I have one more chapter book. Great book.

    I highly recommend the Hornblower series by C.S. Forester and the Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell.

    Excellent books!
     
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