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Recommended summer reading

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sharpdogs, Jul 11, 2003.

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  1. Sharpdogs

    Sharpdogs Member

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    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
     
  2. MicroBalrog

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  3. ACP230

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    I suggest some Jeff Cooper books.

    Fireworks

    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.
     
  4. Solinvictus70

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    Just got "Boston's Gun Bible". Great book.
     
  5. hoppinglark

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    for the friends

    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)
     
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    Ted Nugent: God, Guns and Rock & Roll
     
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    I highly recommend "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu.
     
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    "How to beat the Democrats" :D
     
  9. Destructo6

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    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.
     
  10. Ala Dan

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    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
     
  11. Sharpdogs

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    Thanks, these should definitely keep me busy for awhile.
     
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    Anything by W.E.B. Griffin.
     
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    • 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.

    Enjoy!

    Alex
     
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    ***** 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
     
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    Sharpdogs:

    check out this THR thread about great gun books to read


    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
     
  16. ChickenHawk

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    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.

    Cheers,
    ChickenHawk
     
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    "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
    my fav fiction novel
    it has gunplay too!
    BSR
     
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