What to read next?

What to read next?

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    Question What to read next?

    I've read
    Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker
    Strong on Defense by Sanford Strong

    What to read next?

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    In the Gravest Extreme by Mas Ayoob, if you haven't yet.
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    "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" by Matthew Bracken

    ...and the follow on book (I can't remember if it is Foreign or Domestic enemies, currently on loan to a friend)
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    The Bible
    Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse or Rapture....whichever comes first.

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    Verbal Judo

    Learn how to defuse situations instead of pouring fuel on the fire.

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    I'm halfway through The Kite Runner. A good and well written story. I also saw the movie.
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    Washington's Olympic Penninsula
    The books in my signature ... esp the first one.

    After that--
    Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
    Old testament....Shooting to Live 1942
    Newer testament... Kill or Get Killed 1976/1987

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    The Civil War (all three volumes) by Shelby Foote.
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    "He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzaerexys View Post
    In the Gravest Extreme by Mas Ayoob, if you haven't yet.
    Also check out "The Concealed Hangun Manual" by Chris Bird.
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    On Killing and On Combat, by Lt Col Dave Grossman. I am about halfway through the first one (On Killing). Very interesting how much psychological stuff goes on with killing. It makes me want to live my life without having to take a life even more. But in order to live, hopefully I'd kill in a second. Can't tell until then.

    +1 for The Concealed Hangun Manual by Chris Bird.
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    "Unintended Consequences" by John Ross
    There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerbouchard View Post
    "Unintended Consequences" by John Ross
    Ditto! That one should be required for gun owners, IMO.

    A couple of other "must reads" are Principles of Personal Defense by Col. Jeff Cooper, and Surgical Speed Shooting by Andy Stanford.
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    What you have already selected are all great reads. There are many more available to chose from... so enjoy. You may also want to consider another self preservation book that will give you a lot of insight:

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    +1 to militarypower. I have ready On Killing and I am working my way through On Combat. I got to meet the Author a few months ago and speak with him for a short amount of time, because I went to his "Bullet Proof Mind" class. I found Grossman to be extremely for real and a very caring, Christian man. This man has my respect, and he has greatly influenced my thinking and Mindset.

    P.S. I read through and own "Verbal Judo." I have to admit that I was disappointed by the book. I didn't think that it was very good. Just my opinion, it might have done a lot for somebody. I would like my verbal judo to be so good that when I talk, the guy starts choking and is lifted off the ground, like when Darth Vader speaks.

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    From a training perspective, given the one's you listed, I think you'd get good stuff from Sharpening the Warrior's Edge (B. Siddle) and On Combat (Grossman).

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