What Are You Currently Reading?

SOML72

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covid19 finished list so far:
Call Sign Chaos-Jim Mattis
Life Undercover- Amaryllis Fox
Ghost Wars- Steve Coll(this was a beast to finish, started last December)
Art of War-Sun Tzu

currently reading:
The Leavers- Lisa Ko
Meditations- Aurelius
Thinking Fast and Slow- Daniel Kahneman (really liking this one, explains our decision making systems)
 

Ooh-Rah

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For the life of me I cannot “get into” anything new.
This time of the year I am so busy that I NEED books just to calm my mind.

Between now and however long it takes I am going to re-read....

The Gray MAN series (Mark Greaney)
The Jack Reacher series (Lee Childs)
The Mitch Rapp series (Vince Flynn)
The numerous Ender’s Game series (Orson Scott Card)
The Corps series (US Marine Corps of WW2 - W.E.B. Griffin)
The Brotherhood of War series (US Army of WW2 - W.E.B. Griffin)
Badge of Honor series (Philadelphia Police - W.E.B. Griffin)
 

Grunt

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Bust Hell Wide Open: The Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest by Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr.

Very good read so far. Reading it while I'm in exile from Laura and waiting to go home to see what's left. ;-)
 

Shyguy0628

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I may get it. I have read comments that there are more than just that one error. Have you noticed that?
I’ve read in reviews and some comments that called out some historical errors within the book but the Kennedy one really stuck out to me the most. Besides that it’s high recommend as a read.

I’m hoping the stories of Billy Waugh are true because that man is a certified badass.
 

Shyguy0628

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Just finished “Left of bang” by Jason A. Riley and Patrick Van Horne. Very informative book on how to identify danger and prevent them before any harm is done in any situation. Whether you’re at bank stateside or out on a patrol in a village overseas, this acts as a guide to use human behaviors as a way to help identify threats. Highly recommended.

Up next: “Joker One” by Donovan Campbell.
My old OIC wagered that I would Enlist again upon finishing the book. Will keep y’all posted on that haha.

edit: grammar fix
 
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SaintKP

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Reading, well listening, to Fear by Bob Woodward on the commute to and from work so it's taking a while to get through it.
 

NikNifSik

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I read “Surprise, Kill, Vanish” by Annie Jacobsen earlier this year.

A fantastic read besides the “Lieutenant Colonel Kennedy” error.
Just read this one as well. No idea on the veracity, but looking at the sources of information, I'd bet a large portion is true at least to their recollection. Definitely helps put some things back into the context of what each generation has had to endure. Glad things continually get better.
Everything pre-GWOT makes my trips look like a vacation!
 

Shyguy0628

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Finished Joker One. Put it on hold for for a bit when I reached almost half way when suddenly yesterday I started reading and never stopped. 12+ hours straight of reading...

On to the review; I haven’t had a book make me run tears in some time. An excellent story on leadership, the mental and psychological hardships of war and losing men, and genuine love in leading those you serve. Highly recommended for Company grade Officers for a good foundational point of how to Lead Marines in the worst of situations.

In a sense, my old OIC and friend was right, had I not be going to school soon, I’d be swearing in a second time because of this book.

Up next: “Finding Ultra” by Rich Roll. A testament that age is but a number, and that being in your 40s is not too old for you to run 5 Ironmans in five Hawaiian islands in less that a week. This man alongside David Goggins is the reason I fell in love with ultra endurance sports and was able to change my life.
 
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