GregIn part inspired by the legend of Francis Pegahmagabow, the great Indian sniper of World War I, Three-Day Road is an impeccably researched and beautifully written story that offers a searing reminder about the cost of war.
Neither are novels... both are non-fiction. And, interestingly, both authors are pariahs in their communities as a result. What do I know... I was in marketing.No Easy Day and Inside Delta Force are both excellent if youre into military novels
Thanks for the correction mechanic, Beckwith sounds like a very interesting guy. I'll have to look into Delta Force for sure. Just added Into Infamy to my Amazon list as well.Neither are novels... both are non-fiction. And, interestingly, both authors are pariahs in their communities as a result. What do I know... I was in marketing.
Great book for those interested in WW2 is Bomber Harris by Dudley Saward. Very detailed information on the WW2 air assault on Germany. Also some really interesting information on very early combined operations in the sandbox... c. 1920's. I think of it as a companion piece to the books on Curtis LeMay. They were soul-mates, if not acquaintances. Harris was a hard-a$$ by any definition. LeMay got the press. Harris got the blame.
For kilo... some better books on the communities are Beckwith's "Delta Force" about the formation. And Brave Men Dark Waters about the early days of the teams.
German... Into Infamy is a worthwhile read. No... better than that. A read almost required by us here on SH. Like you, I got to know the author here on SH and have a personal copy of his book. He got fully-exonerated earlier this year and I posted the finding on his behalf. A fantastic outcome for a guy who totally didn't deserve the screwing he got at the hands of the turd-burglars that infested the White House and Pentagon for much of the last decade. His getting cleared, while it didn't resurrect his great career.... at least proved he was right. Great guy!
Sajer's book is great, too.
Another interesting book, hard to find in CONUS is "The Quiet Soldier" by Adam Ballinger. About selection into the 21 SAS, their territorials regiment. Not as well known as the 22nd... but just as bada**.. Interesting guys.
Agree with Clancy, always enjoy his work. Death in Yellowstone is a good and interesting read. I really enjoyed Stephen Ambrose's Undaunted Courage.For non fiction
12 strong by Doug Stanton.
Death in Yellowstone by Lee H. Whittlesey
Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden
The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill
Anything by Tom Clancy
I really enjoyed it. He did extensive research that covers not only every part of their journey, but what was most interesting for me, was how the journey was formulated. From an idea to its implementation. I hope you enjoy it.Just googled Undaunted courage and I think I’m going to buy it.