Anyone Read A Good NON-Fiction Book Lately?

biffj

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Reading Full Circle, the story of roller locking from WWII to the present. Sturmgewehr, from firepower to striking power. Its about the MP43 series of rifles. Both are excellent books with a lot of history on the efforts to create and build simpler and more effective rifles for the troops.

Frank
 

VP47PPC

Private
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Jan 10, 2018
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"The Hill Fights" the first battle of Khe Sanh. A record of the toe to toe combat and hill top last stands around Khe Sahn leading up to the siege.
 

VP47PPC

Private
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"Dead Center" by Ed Kugler. The best sniper combat account I have come across.
 

VP47PPC

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Jan 10, 2018
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'Neptunes Inferno" Navy surface actions around Guadalcanal. Despite the USMC myth the the Navy abandoned them on the Island read how USN took more combat casualties than the Marines.
 

Sean the Nailer

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I'm reading "Never Quit" right now. It is regarding a PJ and I'm only about half-way into it at the moment. So far, has to do with many rigors of the PJ selection and training process. It is also alluding to "something ominous" coming just around the bend....
 

pmclaine

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Just finished up Major Winters account of his time with Easy 506th PIR.

I knew the military history part of it from the HBO series and reading BOB.

What struck me was the loss of class and quality this country seems to have experienced.
 

pmclaine

Gunny Sergeant
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Ordered "Thirteen Cent Killers" the other day from Penquin Books.

Hoping it's more fact than fantasy.
 
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jeepn412

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Feb 27, 2019
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Ben Mezrich Bringing down the house. The movie 21 is based on this book. The book is a lot more indept.
 

IO37

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Licensed To Lie by Sidney Powell, former Asst US Attorney (10 years), years of private practice, etc. Defended against unlawful DOJ prosecutions. Great stuff!
 

Earnhardt

Sergeant of the Hide
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Many great books on this list!...

But one book I was surprised I didn't see or notice on this booklist was...Lions of Kandahar...
Holy sh!t that book/story is amazing...read it three times.

If I'd been in that rig with those guys, I would've been curled up under the dashboard laying in the spent brass, suckin' my thumb and shittin' purple twinkies...

Great book man!