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Old 06-30-2014, 06:29   #196
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I am re-reading How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad by William O’Neil. In the Sixties Mr. O’Neil examined the greatest winning stocks of all time, identified their similarities and established a system known as CAN-SLIM. The American Association of Individual Investors ranks this system 5th overall from 1999 – 2013 with a 25.1% annualized return. http://www.aaii.com/stock-screens/performance

Events may change but human nature doesn’t. Or as Jesse Livermore said: “There is nothing new in Wall Street. There can't be because speculation is as old as the hills. Whatever happens in the stock market today has happened before and will happen again.” This national bestseller discusses how to read the trail of hope, fear and greed through the use of charts.

In 1984 Mr. O’Neil founded a newspaper currently known as Investors Business Daily. Here’s a link to one of the recent articles that appeared in that newspaper: http://education.investors.com/inves...tribution+days
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:34   #197
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Mondale, Sarah and Sarah Patton, eds. School: The Story of American Education. Beacon Press, Boston, 2001.

Pekar, Harvey. Not The Israel My Parents Promised Me. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux; NY, 2012.
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:22   #198
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Five Years to Freedom by Col. Rowe.

I chose to read this book based on the recommendation of Maj. Martin in Get Selected and due to my curiosity regarding who this famous SF officer actually was.

I'd highly recommend this book to every SF hopeful as an epitome of the Don't Quit, Do Your Best attitude.
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Old 08-14-2014, 15:05   #199
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I've been reading a number of different books on and off but one that I would specifically bring your attention to is "The Book of Five Rings" written in feudal Japan around 1645 by Miyamoto Musashi (otherwise known 'Kensei' or 'Sword Saint' in Japan).

In Miyamoto Musashi's own words it is: "A guide for men who wish to learn strategy."


Plus its available for free in its entirety on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO7GFIqFvo8

Enjoy.
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Old 08-14-2014, 18:42   #200
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Shadow Warrior by David Everett. This is a grate read if you can find a copy. published in 2008.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/...rious-sas-man/
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Old 08-14-2014, 20:01   #201
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Jonathan Pittaway writes his books as a labor of love. He sold his accounting business for a lot of money and decided to spend a fair bit of it recording the Southern African military stories that, with the transition to majority rule, would have been lost or drowned by leftist propaganda. His books are top quality, not only from the writing excellence, but in the paper quality and graphic design used in putting them together. Good fellow all round.
Has Jonathan Pittaway printed any books on Recce or Koevoet yet?

I've seen cover art for them, but not sure if they are just proposals, in the works, or not come to fruition.
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Old 08-14-2014, 23:01   #202
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Has Jonathan Pittaway printed any books on Recce or Koevoet yet?

I've seen cover art for them, but not sure if they are just proposals, in the works, or not come to fruition.
I am not sure in what stage those books are. I will ask him. He also had a book on the Selous Scouts at the printers last time we spoke, but was having some trouble with the founder of the Scouts, Ron Reid-Daly who was a difficult man when it came to publishers. Now that Ron is gone, perhaps that can go forward again. I also supplied Jonathan with material on the Cassinga airborne raid before my own book on that subject was published, so I know he was planning a book on the Parabats too.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:32   #203
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Mondale, Sarah and Sarah Patton, eds. School: The Story of American Education. Beacon Press, Boston, 2001.

Pekar, Harvey. Not The Israel My Parents Promised Me. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux; NY, 2012.


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have you seen this video before: www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6X8YgCBV8o

It may or may not complement the above book you are reading now on education. I guess she was working with the Reagan administration.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:42   #204
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Reading: "Ultimate Evil" By Maury Terry. "The Family (older version) by Ed Sanders. And "Programmed to Kill" By David McGowan. Reading all three at once.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:03   #205
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Just started Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden. Just finished Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson - the second time I've read it. He's a trip and the movie is pretty awesome, too.
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Old 08-15-2014, 21:22   #206
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I am not sure in what stage those books are. I will ask him. He also had a book on the Selous Scouts at the printers last time we spoke, but was having some trouble with the founder of the Scouts, Ron Reid-Daly who was a difficult man when it came to publishers. Now that Ron is gone, perhaps that can go forward again. I also supplied Jonathan with material on the Cassinga airborne raid before my own book on that subject was published, so I know he was planning a book on the Parabats too.
The Selous Scouts book by Pittaway did publish and it was as hard to find as rocking horse poop.

But I finally sourced a copy out of UK.

Now I am in seach of another copy as a retirement gift for a long serving Unit member here who is a big fan of their heritage.

A few Saffies who served in different roles back in the say have been peaking my interest in the Saffie side of the Southern African Bush Wars. Parabats, Recces, Koevoet, Gunners shoot and scoot killing MiGs, 32 Batt.....lots of stuff there.
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The Selous Scouts book by Pittaway did publish and it was as hard to find as rocking horse poop.

But I finally sourced a copy out of UK.

Now I am in seach of another copy as a retirement gift for a long serving Unit member here who is a big fan of their heritage.

A few Saffies who served in different roles back in the say have been peaking my interest in the Saffie side of the Southern African Bush Wars. Parabats, Recces, Koevoet, Gunners shoot and scoot killing MiGs, 32 Batt.....lots of stuff there.
My 44 Para Brigade OC and friend , Jan Breytenbach founded the Recces, 32 Bn and 44 Para Brigade as well as the Pathfinders. He also completed SAS selection, French Combat Divers course, SA Divers course and participated in the first combat operation in the bush war. I constantly nag him to begin writing his autobiography to no effect so far. He has written some good books though and many are still in print.
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Old 08-16-2014, 07:47   #208
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My 44 Para Brigade OC and friend , Jan Breytenbach founded the Recces, 32 Bn and 44 Para Brigade as well as the Pathfinders. He also completed SAS selection, French Combat Divers course, SA Divers course and participated in the first combat operation in the bush war. I constantly nag him to begin writing his autobiography to no effect so far. He has written some good books though and many are still in print.
Sounds a lot like Paul French's varied/eclectic experience of UKSAS, Rhodie SAS, and Selous Scouts fame. BUT with a lot more command/plank owner experience.

Sounds well worthy of an autobiography book.......series.

Imagine a book(s) by Mr Breytenbach but edited, formatted, and/or co-written by Mr Pittaway.
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Sounds a lot like Paul French's varied/eclectic experience of UKSAS, Rhodie SAS, and Selous Scouts fame. BUT with a lot more command/plank owner experience.

Sounds well worthy of an autobiography book.......series.

Imagine a book(s) by Mr Breytenbach but edited, formatted, and/or co-written by Mr Pittaway.
I met Paul French once in the late seventies. We did a few jumps together at Pietermaritzburg. Very nice guy.
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Old 08-28-2014, 18:54   #210
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Spies against Armageddon: Inside Israel's Secret Wars. Written by Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman. Mossad, Shin Bet stuff going back to the beginning.
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