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Old 05-20-2012, 04:19 PM
 
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We are the people that have been there, done that bought the T-Shirt and expressed displeasure at those that tried to take it from us.

I really enjoy reading autobiographies and first person accounts of various conflicts, mostly Afghanistan, Iraq, Falklands and Vietnam. I'd like to branch my knowledge into other conflicts too, Yom Kippur, 1967 6 Day War, and Korea.

This is a list of some of my favourites, all good books. Maybe some of you know some of these books and will recognise the type of thing i'm after.

Afghanistan:
Cpt Doug Beattie MC - Ordinary Soldier
Patrick Bishop - 3 Para

Iraq:
Colby Buzzell - My War
David Bellavia - House to House
Major Chris Hunter - Eight Lives Down
Sgt Scott Morris - Sniper One

Falklands:
Admiral Sandy Woodward - One Hundred Days
Ian R Gardiner - The Yompers
Christopher Hilton - Ordinary Heroes

Vietnam:
Robert Mason - Chickenhawk
Mark Baker - NAM
Michael Herr - Dispatches
Tim Page - NAM The Vietnam Experience

So those are the ones that i would recommend to anyone interested in those conflicts.

Please, tell me your favourites.

Thank You.

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Old 05-20-2012, 04:59 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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We are the people that have been there, done that bought the T-Shirt and expressed displeasure at those that tried to take it from us.

I really enjoy reading autobiographies and first person accounts of various conflicts, mostly Afghanistan, Iraq, Falklands and Vietnam. I'd like to branch my knowledge into other conflicts too, Yom Kippur, 1967 6 Day War, and Korea.

This is a list of some of my favourites, all good books. Maybe some of you know some of these books and will recognise the type of thing i'm after.

Afghanistan:
Cpt Doug Beattie MC - Ordinary Soldier
Patrick Bishop - 3 Para

Iraq:
Colby Buzzell - My War
David Bellavia - House to House
Major Chris Hunter - Eight Lives Down
Sgt Scott Morris - Sniper One

Falklands:
Admiral Sandy Woodward - One Hundred Days
Ian R Gardiner - The Yompers
Christopher Hilton - Ordinary Heroes

Vietnam:
Robert Mason - Chickenhawk
Mark Baker - NAM
Michael Herr - Dispatches
Tim Page - NAM The Vietnam Experience

So those are the ones that i would recommend to anyone interested in those conflicts.

Please, tell me your favourites.

Thank You.
Mine is "In the Hands of Providence". It is the biography of Lawerence Joshua Chamberlain that covers most of his Civil War performance.

I can't remember the exact title but I think it is "The Battle for Iwo Jima".

Lastly, "The Killer Angels", the book the movie Gettysburg was based on.
Take care.

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Old 05-20-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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The Last Parallel: A Marine's War Journal by Martin Russ

Having served a while in Korea in 1957-58 in the US Army, I found this book absolutely fascinating.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:30 AM
 
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I thought Jarhead hit the nail on the head. Extremely good book and it deals a lot with the physiological aspects of the military. The movie btw sucked...
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I thought Jarhead hit the nail on the head. Extremely good book and it deals a lot with the physiological aspects of the military. The movie btw sucked...
I quit watching the movie after the DI started his chokehold. That would have been very unusual to happen in the '90s.

I like Tom Clancy's non-fiction books. I've read several and found them all interesting.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:14 PM
 
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While serving at NAS Moffett Field in the 60's, I found a thick paperback book aboard a troop carrying C-130 plane.

It was all about soldiers' personal accounts of WWII.( none of the accounts were over a couple of pages so there always was new info)

After I retrurned home, an uncle who saw action in WWII asked to borrow it.
He battled alcoholism and I thought loaning him this book might help.
( He passed away soon afterwards and I never re-covered that book )

Anyone want to take a stab at re-calling that paperback?

Best book I read in my life !
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