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Old 12-07-2012, 13:46   #16
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I kept hearing the "Clutch Cargo" theme in my head when I had to read that book in high school and again in college.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ExD2DQMes

Currently enjoying Leon Hale's wry humor in his commentaries on Texas social customs, events, and residents in his 1989 "Texas Chronicles."

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Leon Hale has had a Chronicle column for years. Love them. My father never talked about his childhood, filled with even more poverty than most at the time. Leon Hale gives me an idea what it was like.
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Old 12-08-2012, 18:49   #17
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Just picked up a copy of Roughneck nine-one.
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Old 12-09-2012, 14:17   #18
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"War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier" by John F. Ross.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:30   #19
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Setting the Desert on Fire; T.E. Lawrence and Britain’s Secret War in Arabia, 1916–18 - James Barr (2006) BM
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Old 12-11-2012, 16:28   #20
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"The Horse, the Wheel, and Language" by David W. Anthony. It's a discussion of Proto Indo-European, the source language that gave rise to the languages spoken in a band from Iceland, through Europe and Persia, to India. He goes into detail about when it was spoken, the location of the original homeland, and when the various language families branched off. Fascinating stuff.
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Old 12-11-2012, 16:52   #21
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Double Cross -- The True Story of the D-Day Spies.
Ben Macintyre. Crown Publishing. Available at B&N.

"On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low rate of casualties. D-Day was a stunning military accomplishment, but it was also a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion and the Double Cross system, which specialized in turning German spies into double agents, tricked the Nazis into believing the Allies would attack at Calais and Norway rather than Normandy. It was the most successful deception operation ever carried out, ensuring . . . . ."


"... astonishingly low rate of casualties." Well . . . over the first 77 days there were an average of 6,674 a day for the 77 days of the Normandy Campaign. (Pg 6)
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:44   #22
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Decided to start plinking through Ludwig von Mises' stuff.

http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=c...=195&Itemid=28

This might take a while.
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Old 12-25-2012, 18:54   #23
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Alfred Bester wrote, " The Stars My Destination," in 1956.

My Dad gave me this book while informing me that he read it when he was in his 20's, and that it was and still is his favorite novel.

Does any child of a brilliant man need any further convincing?

Jaunting seems the perfect Sci-Fi twist, and will probobly be invented by SF Men in the future IMHO.

Incrredible read, and since my mom just passed this year, am thankful my Dad shared this with me, as I want to hold his memories dear, always.

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Old 12-25-2012, 19:15   #24
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SECRET GREEN BERET COMMANDOS IN CAMBODIA, this book will keep me occupied for quite awhile, thanks Santa!
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Old 12-26-2012, 20:47   #25
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Holiday favorites, The Life Giving Sword by Yagyu Munenori and The Way of Self-Reliance (The Way of Walking Alone) by Myamoto Musashi, William Scott Wilson translations. Best to you all and many blessings. Musashi's good suggestion for the week (or better yet for life) - Do not complain or feel bitterly about yourself or others.
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Old 12-28-2012, 18:25   #26
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Get Selected, The Autobiography of Benjamin Frankiln, Tactical Bible stories, The Annals of Tacitus, Joshua, Matthew, and 1 Samual. I just finished Enemies Foreign and Domestic.
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Old 12-28-2012, 20:24   #27
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Gentlemen Bastards, By: Kevin Maurer.

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Old 12-28-2012, 22:18   #28
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A People's History of The United States- Howard Zinn

The next book I read will be-

A Patriots History of The United States- Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen
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Old 12-29-2012, 20:42   #29
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Fighting Today's Wars by David G.Bolgiano and James M. Patterson. (see also here)

I don't expect to see this on the Chief of Staff's recommended list anytime soon (unless there's a serious regime change).
Thankfully the authors are not looking for that kind of official "endorsement" and God bless them for that as well. This appears to be one of those books that are written simply because they must.

But if you are a leader, know someone who is, or simply want to carry a very important message about a threat to our country and the hemorrhaging of our military services & what's expected of them - along with recommended steps to get it right - you need to read this book.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:05   #30
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Mentor: The Kid and The CEO by Pace/Jenkins
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
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Slow Burn by Stu Mittleman
The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill
Beyond Hell and Back by Dwight Jon Zimmerman/John D. Gresham
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