Whats your favorite military book/novel? - Page 3




 
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Boots
 
December 29th, 2003  
GuyontheRight
 
Right Now Im reading The Life And Times of Contanstine the Great :P
December 30th, 2003  
D_Plus_One
 
Thanks for the link about "Parachute Infantry" I had just been looking in bookstores. I would also recommend "The Victors" by Stephen Ambrose - it has some details in it that show up in "Saving Private Ryan" as well.
December 30th, 2003  
GuyontheRight
 
Stephen Ambrose really has written some great books, but Im really struggling with one he wrote in the 70s that Im reading now. It's alled Crazy Horse and Custer; The Parellel Lives of Two American Warriors. It's informative but with lots of small text and written in a research paper formatt. I wouldn't reccomend it for pleasure reading.
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Boots
January 1st, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
I just got a 700 page biography on Patton and it is looking very very good. And my grandma gave me an heirloom a 1000 page "The Complete History of World War II" copyright 1948. I'm going to use it to research some of the battles my great grandfathers fought. It one of my great grandfather's service record written in the fron and it looks like he was a Navy man on the USS Missouri at the time of the Japanese surrender. I'll post more in my tracking old soldiers thread as I find stuff.
January 2nd, 2004  
>*CrAzY*<
 
 
anyone read The Lords of Discipline? is it any good?
January 10th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 

Topic: Well i liked a few...


STALINGRAD by Antony Beevor
THE RISING SUN-by Jhon Toland
THE TANK-by Douglas Orgill
THE SPEARHEADS- by James AltIerl
January 23rd, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 

Topic: Sorry just had to come back for seconds


You know..not everything up to date is a interesting read for me...

There was a book I read a long time ago..in 1961..that has haunted me for years. I would highly reccomend that any U.S. Marine read this novel..as it was so vividly real for the time period it covered. its the story of a young southern man, enlisting in the US Marine Corp in 1919..his paris island boot camp honduran war, china service..WWII island campaigns..and korea. A true 30 year career individual.

The Books Title is

Doyle A New
One was a Marine.
1st ed.
New York, Greenwich Book Publishers [1956]
276 p. 21 cm.
January 24th, 2004  
Raptor
 
hmm....

Non Fiction:
Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden
In the Company Of Heros by Michael Durant (even though I haven't finished reading it, its a great book)
Special Forces by Tom Clancy
Band of Brother by Stephen Ambrose
Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides

Fiction:
Charlie Mike by Leonard B. Scott
Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy

and thats about it for now....
January 25th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Raptor, does Durant really reveal new information about the mission in his book, or is it basically an account of his hostage experience? I guess what I mean is it worth buying if you've read Black Hawk Down?
January 25th, 2004  
JediDurron
 
My favorite book has to be The Art of War by Sun Tzu because it has many good points and great sayings in there