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#21 Armitage12

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:29 PM

The literal translations of a Prussian military strategist from the 1800s embodies the difficulty, not the vast theories Clausewitz exemplified. 

Personally I don't like the Paret translation, but use the 1940s one from a German who was in the U.S.  

 

http://www.amazon.co... tzu clausewitz

 

I would be happy to run a book group on it if some folks are interested.  I've read it carefully and teach it.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 04:45 AM

Machiavelli's Art of War is on the short list for me. Gotta pick it up sometime.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 04:46 AM

Personally I don't like the Paret translation, but use the 1940s one from a German who was in the U.S.  

 

http://www.amazon.co... tzu clausewitz

 

I would be happy to run a book group on it if some folks are interested.  I've read it carefully and teach it.

 

The Paret one is the one I have. Any reasons why you don't like it? I haven't read any other versions, so have no frame of reference to compare it to.


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 04:19 AM

Just re-read "Pamwe Chete" by Lt Col Ron Reid-daly, had this book for 20 plus years and dusted it off (if you can find this book cheap you wont be disappointed ), and "Achtung Panzer" by General Heinz Guderain, probably the best manual for any aspiring Tank Commander/ Tactician. 

 

Non-military books i like are "Bushcraft" by Mors Kochanski and "Camping and Woodcraft" by Horace Kephart.

 

don't sleep much nowadays so read a lot.



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 03:14 PM

I working on Civilian Warriors (The story about Blackwater) by Erik Prince.  The man behind Blackwater, it doesn't get more inside the organization than that.

 

Interesting read so far... a lot of "facts" and political background.

 

Civillian Warriors was a great read. For some fiction fun with real training/prep elements check out some of these...

http://www.amazon.co...es/e/B001K8HTVE


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:32 AM

Civillian Warriors was a great read. For some fiction fun with real training/prep elements check out some of these...

http://www.amazon.co...es/e/B001K8HTVE

 

I read J.W.R's book "Patriots" back when it was still called "Triple Aught." It was pretty good. I might have to pick up a few of his other books.


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:02 PM

Wolf Creek Origin if you like the movies you'll like this book and the follow up Desolation Games because not only are they are prequels to the movies but give you an insight into circumstances that helped mold Mick Taylor into the monster that he became.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:52 AM

Unfortunately I have very little time to actually read anything anymore so I've been doing the audiobook thing while I do other things on my days off. Oh the joys of being on third shift...I was very shocked by the first blood novel. The movies were so Damn cheesy but the original novel was pretty Damn good. I have been listening to Tom Brown's The Tracker. Damn good book by a genuine bush legand. For those that may not know Tommy Lee jones's character in the movie The Hunted was based on Tom Brown. If you are interested in survival, bushcraft, tracking, or the outdoors his books are both entertaining and informative

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:07 AM

Currently i'm working on the Sea of Fertility Tetralogy by Yukio Mishima. I finished Spring Snow and now i'm working on Runaway Horses. I've read Mishima's Sound of Waves before this. His writing is truly beautiful.

 

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:40 PM

I've been working on Machiavelli's The Prince, digesting it slowly. After that it's time to re-read Attacks by Rommel. Also on my list is Machiavelli's Art of War.

For leadership, Platoon Leader and Feast of Bones are very good. Feast of Bones also delves a little into tactics, more from the perspective of adapting what you're doing to adequately address the problem.

Shadow Warriors was also a fun read - dealing with the MAC-V SOG teams in Vietnam.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:02 PM

I am a lazy reader, i go to audible.com and listen

Ive just listened to two audiobooks this month, "Inside Delta Force" by CSM EricHaney and "No Easy Day" by Mark Owen. Both are excellent but i really liked "Inside Delta Force"

I am about to start "Protecting the Gift" by Gavin De Becker then "Civilian Warriors" by Erik Prince

Next month will be "Seal of Honor" by Gary Williams and maybe "Black List" Book 11 from Brad Thor's collection.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:05 PM

I just started reading On Killing again.


In a few months i am going to listen to this... Ive never read the entire book so im excited.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:58 PM

Been reading the book Guerrilla Warfare by Che Guevara. The man may have been a Communist piece of shit, but he's a guerrilla warfare genius.

Next in line will be On Guerrilla Warfare by Mao Zedong.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:03 PM

I've been reading through some of the Warhammer 40000 books by Graham McNeil, James Bond series by Ian Fleming, and the two weapon use books by Kyle Lamb.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:15 PM

I've been reading through some of the Warhammer 40000 books by Graham McNeil, James Bond series by Ian Fleming, and the two weapon use books by Kyle Lamb.

 

have you read the Inquisitor Series by Ian Watson? That was the first 40k book ever. it came out probably 20 years ago.

 

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:18 PM

The Ultramarines novels by Graham McNeil were my first books in the 40k world. I came in as a tabletop player who enjoyed the universe and the fluff. I have read some of the various Deathwatch fluff (I mean look at my name after all). I do love the ones by Steve Parker. 


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:06 PM

I am a lazy reader, i go to audible.com and listen

Ive just listened to two audiobooks this month, "Inside Delta Force" by CSM EricHaney and "No Easy Day" by Mark Owen. Both are excellent but i really liked "Inside Delta Force"

I am about to start "Protecting the Gift" by Gavin De Becker then "Civilian Warriors" by Erik Prince

Next month will be "Seal of Honor" by Gary Williams and maybe "Black List" Book 11 from Brad Thor's collection.

 

Do you have to pay some kind of premium to listen? I've always wanted to listen to audiobooks when I'm driving.

 

In a few months i am going to listen to this... Ive never read the entire book so im excited.

 

It's an incredible experience. You're going to seriously love it.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:18 PM

Yeah, there's a monthly fee to get credits with which you get books. But if you are into audiobooks, audible is awesome.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:20 PM

Damn. I don't think I spend enough time driving to pay monthly. Maybe I'll sell folding knife for spending money haha.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:23 PM

Damn. I don't think I spend enough time driving to pay monthly. Maybe I'll sell folding knife for spending money haha.

 

There are three tiers of service. the lowest one is a buy credits on an as needed basis, rather than a subscription. you might want to look at that.

 

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