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We have had a couple threads in the past where people have recommended good books. I read some great Keys history and fiction from the threads.

Lately I have been reading about the SOG teams of Vietnam, just crazy.. This is an autobiography of a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.

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I’m almost finished with “The Radium Girls”. A true American tragedy. My wife was reading it and I got interested listing to her talk about it.
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I enjoyed the two Keys thriller series that were recommended on here. Tripp Ellis and Mathew Reif are the authors

Lots of good FLorida history as well such as Flaglers railroad to the Keys
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Following I need some new stuff too.

Just started reading Dune again after finding it in my basement.


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Originally Posted by offroadr View Post
We have had a couple threads in the past where people have recommended good books. I read some great Keys history and fiction from the threads.

Lately I have been reading about the SOG teams of Vietnam, just crazy.. This is an autobiography of a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0018AKD3U...kindle_ext_tmb
I have been in this genre also lately. The losses of SOG forces was staggering

Have read several from first-hand accounts of the Afghan war.

Moving to the Civil war next

Side note - I really like reading on my iPad (Kindle app) for a number of reasons and the new ability to read samples of books before buying is nice


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Side note - I really like reading on my iPad (Kindle app) for a number of reasons and the new ability to read samples of books before buying is nice[/QUOTE]
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If you have a Library Card most has 1000s of books you can download for free (you have already paid for). With my Boston digital Library Card, I have countless Audiobooks I download for free.
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I'm 'out in the Pacific' in the early days of WW 2. I've read 4-5 books by McManus and we've actually gotten to be email pals over the years!! Fun to read a historical book and to be able to get further 'insight' from the author! He's working on the follow up to this.......





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Hello everyone, a very interesting topic turned out here, the answers are wonderful, I like such discussions. I recommend for you to read studydriver.com/american-dream/ for my material on American Dream in the Essays and go deeper into this topic. I brought many examples from the book, from real life situations, a lot of analysis and critical material, you will definitely be interested, good luck!
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Phase Line Green. I read the book about 13 years ago when I was still active duty. It follows Charlie Company 1/5 through the battle for Hue City in Vietnam.
I found it very interesting, as it was a history of battles of the very company, and Battalion I served with.

I was Charlie, 1/5 2004-2008






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A land remembered, Patrick Smith.
About Face, Colonel David Hackworth
With the Old Breed, EB Sledge

The best there I have read in recent past
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The wife and I are reading Grant's personal memoirs
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The wife and I are reading Grant's personal memoirs
I was shocked how great and easy a read that was.
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Originally Posted by yakmatt View Post
I was shocked how great and easy a read that was.
it is. I'm at Vicksburg. So far he strikes me as an incredibly brave, humble man, quick to give credit and slow to blame.
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Interesting read.

If someone is interested I’ll send it, just cover the shipping.
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Originally Posted by userid1960 View Post
it is. I'm at Vicksburg. So far he strikes me as an incredibly brave, humble man, quick to give credit and slow to blame.
Looks like my next read. Thanks!
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Am I a Sci fi Junkie.

Arthur C. Clark

Stephen Baxter

Those guys can write!

Fiction:

James Clavell.

Just three off the top of my head.
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I liked EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON by SC GWYNNE. An account of the great Commanche Chief Quanah Parker.
Very tough group of people. Taking on that crew was a serious chore.
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Lords of the Sea. It's about the Athenian Navy during the Persian Wars, and how the navy helped bring about The Golden Age of Athens

If you like murder mysteries, anything by Michele Campbell. Former United States Attorney, https://www.michelecampbellbooks.com/
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I liked EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON by SC GWYNNE. An account of the great Commanche Chief Quanah Parker.
Very tough group of people. Taking on that crew was a serious chore.
I'm currently reading this book. And your comments about the Commanche Nation is spot on.
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Empire is one of my favorites. Living in Central Texas adds a bit of reality into it. Lots of those places are 50 -100 miles away.

Death of Democracy about Weimar Germany and the rise of Hitler was eye opening.

After watching the Waco miniseries I read Stalling for Time written by the FBI negotiator - Gary Noesner. Covers a lot more than Ruby Ridge and Waco but those feature prominently.


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