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Mukluk @ Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:38 pm

I am almost done the two books I am reading right now, and am looking for what you guys think are top shelf recommendations.

Speaking for myself, I am into leadership or personal achievement books at the moment. Must be a phase. Not so much into fiction, and am not good at memorizing historical events/dates. Love a good conspiracy too :)

Post the title and synopsis if possible so we know what we'd be getting into :lol:



AdamNF @ Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:48 pm

D-Day - Stephen E. Ambrose
By The Sword - Richard Cohen
The History Of Newfoundland - D.W. Prowse
Master And Commander - Patrick O'Brian
The Farside Of The World - Patrick O'Brian
1984 - George Orwell

Just a few i have read so far this year.


xerxes @ Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:40 pm

To add to AdamNF's fine suggestions I would recommend:

Panzer Commander - Hans von Luck (a memoir of a German colonel in WW2)
Canada at War - Pierre Burton (an overview of Canada's war contributions from the Boer War to the Korean War)
Black Hawk Down - Mark Bowden (the real story behind the movie)
Candide - Voltaire (a highly satirical little book written in the 18th century. The century's equivalent of MAD magazine)


polemarch1 @ Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:54 pm

You might want to check out...

Gideon's Spy's: The Seceret History of the Mossad

History of Israeli foriegn intelligence, deals with everything from Princess Di's death, to the Mid East wars, Black September, the Vatican, and the assanination of Canadian born scientist Gerald Bull. Consperacy theories aplenty here.

Seeds of Fire: China and the Attacks on America

Author presents the theory that bin Laden was/is influenced by China as part of China's bid to become a super power.

Both books are by Gordon Thomas


electricbuford @ Thu Mar 11, 2004 10:46 pm

A good book from one of the few people in this world that I truly admired:


karra @ Thu Mar 11, 2004 10:47 pm

Check out:

Bodyguard of Lies - Anthony Cove Brown - WWII and Winnies devious mind

Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson, 1150 pages + soft cover

Both are totally amazing.


Indelible @ Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:50 pm

you should check out stuff by WEB Griffin, a series called "the brotherhood of war". although this is fiction, it follows american army history somewhat from WW1 or 2 until recently. it is about a group of characters who move up the ranks of the army, and stuff that happens in between. the series of the books are titled after the ranks. very interesting books.


Robair @ Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:18 pm

Angels and Demons then
The DaVinci Code.

It's fiction backed up with really acurate, really detailed historical facts. Murder mystery stuff with a wicked twist.


karra @ Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:20 pm

Read the Brotherhood series, they were great.

Dan Brown is an author I don't know - see his books have all been reprinted with new covers to catch those who don't check the publish date on the inside cover. Can't find his books in the used store.

Anyone read the Richard Marcinko Roque Warrior books?


ChrissyP @ Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:30 pm

I have read Rick Marcinko. Rather enjoyed his book Rogue Warrior.


feeko @ Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:28 pm

ah.w.e.b. griffon..that was a good series..should be made into a nice mega series as tv sucks these days...did ya read the corps?....also a good series about the jar heads......Have some grouse


Indelible @ Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:42 pm

i have heard of that series but i haven't read it........i found that the brotherhood series got kinda boring by the time it got to "the aviators" but it still was a great series over all.

i think they should make a series out of it too, amd then do like star trek did and stick movies in in between that fill in and add excitement. that would be cool. get rid of that reality TV crap.


polemarch1 @ Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:10 pm

Check out Ultimate Survivor and Outback Attack


RoyalHighlander @ Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:42 pm

feeko feeko:
ah.w.e.b. griffon..that was a good series..should be made into a nice mega series as tv sucks these days...did ya read the corps?....also a good series about the jar heads......Have some grouse
I haver read every thing he has put out, even the police seried of books he wrote... My wife got me an autographed copy of his book Fighting Spies as a Xmas gift


kat-energy @ Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:22 am

You got my attention when you said leadership and personal achievemnt books. I have been reading books of that nature for 24 years. LOL Well inbetween the fantasy that I love. A phase you say? hmmmm maybe.

I am presently reading a book called, 'Breaking the rules,' by Kurt Wright

It is a wonderful book, transformational really.

Wright's book is about changing the focus of our lives through asking different kinds of questions. He also takes us through a process to learn what our life purpose is.

Knowing what our purpose is allows greater and faster achievement because it gives us a scale to measure our decisions and actions against. I love how that is working for me.

As for the questions. A sample might be: What is the best thing that happened to you today? What is a couple of things about it that made it so special for you?

Absolutely life changing.

I could list a hundred great books from that genre however, I would end up writing a book to list the books. LOL I Have never learned to be brief.

If you like that book and want more, let me know, I will see what I can dig up for you.

Have the very bestest day ever.



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