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Old 01-19-2011, 08:10 AM   #31

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Adolf Hitler-Mein Kampf

Pure WIN

not that i agree with him
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:12 AM   #32
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Could you edit your post and explain the "pure win" comment?

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Old 01-19-2011, 08:17 AM   #33
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An informative book describing how Europe underdeveloped Africa by using Marxist/history materialistic theories. It is an interesting read for leftist as well as rightist, either to confirm your thoughts or to paint a picture of the enemy. A must read for anyone with interest in African history.
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:25 AM   #34

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I am a historian i find this funny because most of what he writes is crap but its a good read full of suspense and mystery

The lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The Making of the British Army by Allan Mallinson

Its a really really good read about how the British army grew from the English Civil War till the modern conflicts, even has a very good chapter of BOFOR and the defence of western Europe and how buggerd we were. It was written by a soldier as well.

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Old 01-19-2011, 09:55 AM   #35

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If you wanna know about the PSC, "Master of War" is interesting.

Basically the history of Blackwater.

7/10 if you are interested in this (ie. it IS interesting, but it's not like you learn any life-changing thing from it, know what I mean?)

Meanwhile I'm reading an awesome book....

C?mo tener seguridad y poder en el trato con la gente

Still halfway through, but 10/10.

It is spanish, yeah, but it is so interesting, it is about dealing with people and stuff. I guess it's great if you are not very good at relations with other people on your opinion, or perhaps an introvert.

Guys, when a new player comes, just answer his question and go on your merry way, instead of going berserk! It's THAT simple!

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Old 01-19-2011, 10:02 AM   #36
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Licensed to Kill is quite good as well on PSCs

My favorite Vietnam book, author won a silver star pulling a LRRP team member through triple canopy in Laos:

[R-CON]creepin - "because on the internet 0=1"

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Old 01-19-2011, 10:39 AM   #37
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It's on my all-time top ten list for sure. Das Boot: The Boat (9780304352319): Lothar-G?nther Buchheim: Books

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Lother-Guenther Buchheim has provided us with a unique insight into an aspect of the Second World War that has been highly misrepresented in the modern "Hollywood" film industry. Disasters such as U-571 have unfortunately reached our screens, and as such, cloud our perspective as to how the Battle of the Atlantic was truly fought by men on both sides. The Germans are *always* the brutal bunglers given nothing but bad press, well, read this book and that view goes out the window along with the rest of the trash! These are ordinary men, from various backgrounds, called upon by their nation to serve in a time of war. As sailors in arguably the most dangerous naval profession (of the 40,000 servicemen who entered the U-Boat Arm, 30,000 became casualties) they are more than worthy of such a deep, thought-provoking appraisal. One cannot avoid sympathising with the crew as they toil through hostile waters on a hazardous voyage.
The book is technically a novel, but it is by no means a work of fiction. The author served as a naval war correspondant to the Kriegsmarine in the war, and this book is his recollection and interpretation of his own experiences. Although the characters are fictional, the experiences described are not.

I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in military history, especially if you wish to experience the war as the "other side" saw it. In effect, no different to ourselves.

OFC I've read the German version, so I don't know how good or bad the English one is.

It might take you a while to get used to his style of writing.

I can only recommend it.

E: The movie's really good, too.
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:06 PM   #38
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Even though I read it a while back, I must say it is an excellent description of Durant's life in the Army, the training, missions he flew, and the events leading up to what became known as Blackhawk Down. Also describes his captivity and how he managed to survive it. In The Company Of Heroes (9780451219930): Michael J. Durant, Steven Hartov: Books

Also a good read that narrates a sniper's experience during the invasion of Iraq.

By the way, some people have recommended George W. Bush's autobiography, the one that came out last year...can anyone further elaborate on it?

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the devils gaurd is a good book its about a company of the waffen ss who flee to the french forign legion after ww2 and fight in vietnam against the veitmin. i would give it a A+++
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I have only read sections, however I've just ordered it and from the introducing paragraphs, a fascinating read. From Socrates to the Berlin Wall, this book really appeals to me, and if you are a historian who enjoys counter-factuals, I strongly advise reading this book. Even if you are just interested in War in general, this is a great read, and can be read literally chapter at at time, as they are all completely separate.

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