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    I just recently read Atlas Shrugged(I'm a late bloomer) and would put it in the "Must Read" category.

    I thoroughly enjoyed "The Brotherhood of War" series from W. E. B. Griffin.

    Anything and Everything by Robert Anson Heinlein, my favorite being "Friday"

    I am about 3/4 of the way through "Point of Impact" by Stephen Hunter and have to say that I will be reading all of his books in the near future.

    I was surprised at how good a read "Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25" by Richard Paul Evans was. It is juvenile fiction(as are more than a few of R.A.H.'s best stories) but very well written and a great story.

    I also liked the "Rogue Warrior" books from Richard(Dick) Marcinko.

    Stephen Coonts
    Dean Koontz
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    Alan Dean Foster
    Anne Rice
    Harry Harrison
    Ben Bova
    John Varley
    Phillip K. Dick

    I could go on but...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    Is that (The Twelve) by Justin Cronin?
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    I would suggest anything from Vince Flynn, if you like good thrillers. The Last Man | Mitch Rapp | Bestselling Political Thrillers
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    Books worth reading?

    Brad Thor, Vince Flynn - Action novels
    Michael Connelly - Detective novels
    Dean Koontz books
    About to start Atlas Shrugged, it's been sitting by my chair for months. Every time I pick it up I intimidated by its size.

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    Thanks everyone. I've got a list of books to get now. Should keep me busy for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f8guy View Post
    Brad Thor, Vince Flynn - Action novels
    Michael Connelly - Detective novels
    Dean Koontz books
    About to start Atlas Shrugged, it's been sitting by my chair for months. Every time I pick it up I intimidated by its size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    Is that (The Twelve) by Justin Cronin?
    Yup. But if you lean that way, read "The Passage" first, which is the first in the series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boricua View Post
    I would suggest anything from Vince Flynn, if you like good thrillers. The Last Man | Mitch Rapp | Bestselling Political Thrillers

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaveJohnson View Post
    Yeah but I wouldn't put Rand in the same universe as Plato, Machiavelli or Noam Chomsky, that's kind of why I'm confused.
    I would, especially Machiavelli.
    All changed thought processes, and it can easily be said that if Jefferson is the father of Libertarianism, Rand is the mother. Even USA Today put it right behind the Bible as one of the most influential books of all time.
    I personally like Machiavelli, but for reasons that many would deem, well, selfish and perhaps too inspirational when it comes to dealing in corporate America. I also would put Sun Tzu in there as well.
    Atlas Shrugged is a life changing book. At least it was for me. I have offered a $100 bill to many of my more liberal friends and colleagues that if they read the book, and it doesn't change their views on the roll of govt. I've purchased 5 books for these bets, and have paid out $0 to date.
    My $.02 worth, but if I were allowed only one book for the rest of my life, it would be this.

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    It shouldn't come as too much of a shocker that a gun forum is going to recommend Rand and not Chomsky. There are exceptions, but most of the people you come across on these forums aren't going to like much of anything Chomsky has to say. (In fact I'll admit to being shocked when I saw the first mention of his name.) Objectivism is what it is. As a conservative I can appreciate some aspects of Rand's philosophy. As a Christian I detest other parts of her teachings. But Atlas Shrugged is a great novel outside of the philosophy (as is Fountainhead). Certainly is is a better read than Understanding Power from a pure enjoyment factor. The value of the message is up to the reader to determine.

    The books I recommend have been mentioned. I'll second the Vince Flynn nomination and add Joel Rosenberg. Both write exciting novels that you can picture happening in our world.
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    The Old Man and the Boy; Something of Value. Both by Robert Ruark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    Yup. But if you lean that way, read "The Passage" first, which is the first in the series.
    They are both on my list. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo_Four View Post
    It shouldn't come as too much of a shocker that a gun forum is going to recommend Rand and not Chomsky. There are exceptions, but most of the people you come across on these forums aren't going to like much of anything Chomsky has to say.
    Noam Chomsky's got some great questions, in his writings. Again, I view things as not whether I agree with the principles or conclusions. But it's the power of the questions that get me. I've used Chomsky's (Rand's and others') writings as springboards for further research and reading sufficiently to respect the questions raised and lines of reasoning brought to the table.
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