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Good Reads

This is a discussion on Good Reads within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I have not found a book that blows my hair back for some time now. So I'm currently re-reading 'Invasion' by Eric L Harry, and ...

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    Good Reads

    I have not found a book that blows my hair back for some time now. So I'm currently re-reading 'Invasion' by Eric L Harry, and I'm enjoying it almost as much as before. I also enjoyed ArcLight. I have read all the Clancy's, a couple Dale Brown, and several W.E.B. Griffin novels. Can any of you guys make any suggestions for a good read?

    I did not post this in the 'CCW Books' section because I'm more interested in Military thriller type novel. Thanks guys.
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    Hmmm, we have pretty much the same tastes. OK, lemme give you some titles I liked.

    -Ghost Soldiers by Hamptom Sides (Non-Fiction)
    POW rescue in the Phillpines during WWII. The movie sucked.

    -Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden (Non-Fiction)
    The rise and fall of Pablo Escobar by the same author of Blackhawk Down.

    -The Terrible Hours by Peter Maas (Non-Fiction)
    The story of the rescue of the submarine Squalus.

    As for fiction, If you like Griffin, you can go wrong with his series (The Corps, Badge of Honor, Brotherhood of War and Presidential Agent) There are other 2 I am not that much fond of. There are plenty books in those series to keep you occupied for a while.

    If you happen to like biographies (and even if you don't) I reccomend The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris even if he botched Ronald Reagan's bio.

    Right now I am going through a couple of KGB books by Christopher Andrews and just finished Gabe Suarez's Tactical Rifle.
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    For the techno-thriller genre, anything by Vince Flynn.


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    Well, I read a lot, so here are some suggestions for you:

    For Sci-Fi if you like that Enders Game by Card or Starship Troopers by Heinlein (infinitely better than the movie)

    Gate of Fire by Pressfield is historical fiction, but absolutely awesome and he actually does a pretty good job with the history.

    For non-fiction try Last Stand of the Tin can Sailors.

    Also Ollie North has a series out that is pretty good, and a lot like Clancy. I've read all 3 and have enjoyed all of them.

    Battle Cry by Uris is a classic.

    For a foot slogger, I would highly reccomend starship troopers or gates of fire.
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    Wow, thanks guys. In only three posts I have a pretty good list to take with me to the book store.

    I did forget about Starship Troopers, that's one I have always meant to read.
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    Clive Cussler

    Clive Cussler is good as well as
    Stephen Coonts.

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    I like the Ghost series by john ringo

    Of course Unintended consequences by John Ross

    Patriots by James wesley Rawles

    The Ashes series by william johnstone

    Anything by james rollins

    +1 on Last stand of the Tin Can Sailors
    I met James hornfisher when he was writing a book about my grand father and the men he served with, that book was Ship of ghosts another great book. He was a genuinely nice guy and he was respectful to all of the guys my grandfather served with.

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    I thoroughly enjoyed Flight Of The Old Dog, by Dale Brown. Many of his techno-thrillers are decent, though IMO this one stands out. Check out Silver Tower, Sky Masters and Hammerheads, as well.

    With the W.E.B. Griffin series of novels on military topics, they are interesting snapshots of the period. A few of the series are decent, though I've not read all of them. The Corps, Badge of Honor, Brotherhood of War. As with many in this genre, after a time, if gets to feeling as though the author used a word processor ... you know, cut & paste. But, the character devel. is good and the stories intriguing.
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    In science fiction, Heinlein's works are always enjoyable, especially since most of his earlier works were targeted at the pulp magazines read by youngsters (and a few of us adults!).

    Beyond This Horizon is fun and involves handguns as well as giving rise to his quote An armed society is a polite society.

    If you want more good sci-fi, read Larry Niven's Man-Kzin Wars - there are now several volumes and it's worth tracking down the first one and reading them all.
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    Read:

    "The China Threat" It gives a very real and accurate dictation of the military and economic threat we face from China.

    Also, anyone that wants any kind of tactical edge, read "the Art of War" by Sun Tzu.
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