MIL Military books

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  1. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    A smart soldier is a good soldier or something something. Just looking for any good reads on military books.

    I recently finished:

    - Generation Kill

    - Master of Chaos, made me feel so cool to read about the SF

    - Desert Dogs

    - Jarhead, this one is being made into a movie with that Donnie Darko guy and Jamie Foxx. sounds to be like a modern day FMJ

    - Marine Officer's Guide, talks more in depth about military customs and traditions.

    I don't know if anyone got assigned reading during boot camp but in marine boot camp the commandant has a reading list. one of the books we were told to read was rifleman dodd. i never finished that over firewatch until now.


    any other suggestions? insights?




    edit: while browsing amazon i noticed that there's a wishlist for gay marines. how weird

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/listmania/list-browse/-/5CK1164926S2/qid=1117600972/sr=5-1/ref=sr_5_1/002-3900231-6056052
     
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    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0418763/
     
  3. Socrates

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    Sam Mendes is the director of the Jarhead movie. He is the guy who directed American Beauty and Road To Perdition. It's going to be a gooood movie :x:
     
  4. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    book was actually kind of dry. swofford bitches a lot about responsibility and killing and conscience. the actors they chose to play marines don't exactly come off as being motivated marines either. i hope they don't slant it into a bleeding heart movie about how it's bad to be young and in the military and forced into a war.
     
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    How about some variety?

    All's Quiet on the Western Front

    The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms

    Oh, and more along your typical reading lines... Dog Soldier
     
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    I'm currently reading Shooter by Gunnery SGT Jack Coughlin, pretty cool read about a Marine Corps Sniper

    And there's another book/movie called Ghost Soldiers detailing the Bataan Death March
     
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    andymodem Ambitious, but rubbish.

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    The best war book i ever read is called The forgotten soldier by Guy Sajer.

    Its about a young german soldier fighting in russia its an amazing read.
     
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    Larry Lex New Member

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    Just US military history or general stuff?

    For the latter, I recommend Warriors of the Rising Sun. Chronicles Japan's change from the super efficient and chivalrous fighting force that whupped Russia in the early 20th century to the brutal, disgusting thing it became during WW2. They raped entire hundreds of thousands of women across Asia and parts of Russia, used civilians for bayonet practice, and sadistically tortured american POWs. Their officers were known to feast on the flesh of the enemy as well. It's a good read.
     
  11. Peyomp

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    Do you read stuff other than military histories, tactics, etc?
     

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