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your wartime and other reading considerations, please

Postby michelle in alaska » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:20 am

Once again, asking for your recommendations.
Any books in the last two years that have resonated w one's overseas stays and beyond. Military and civilian.
Most notably, those that contributed to one's staying alive over 'there'. and staying sane 'here', afterwards.
Thanks, all.
and Happy Ash Wednesday. No meat, but i'm drinking red wine. >:)
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Re: your wartime and other reading considerations, please

Postby diamondcutter13 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:57 am

Not from the last two years but still the most significant I've read since it came out is David Grossman's On Combat.

Also good is:
Training at the Speed of Life by Kenneth Murray
Sharpening the Warrior's Edge: The Psychology & Science of Training by Bruce Siddle
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Re: your wartime and other reading considerations, please

Postby michelle in alaska » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:04 am

diamondcutter13 wrote:Not from the last two years but still the most significant I've read since it came out is David Grossman's On Combat.

Also good is:
Training at the Speed of Life by Kenneth Murray
Sharpening the Warrior's Edge: The Psychology & Science of Training by Bruce Siddle

Thank you. Very much appreciated. Will be added, if not already present.
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Re: your wartime and other reading considerations, please

Postby Mikethehack » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:11 pm

The Sun on Sunday.
I'm not really a proper reporter, due to the chronic lack of discipline, negligible attention span, and a certain juvenile difficulty taking serious things seriously.
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Postby gnaruki » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:56 am

Maybe some humorous stuff sprinkled in?

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Re: your wartime and other reading considerations, please

Postby Ultra Swain » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:02 am

Beaver Hunt.
Geez,am I NOT ALLOWED TO BE INTENSE FOR JUST 10 FUCKING SECONDS??!!!!!!!
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Re: your wartime and other reading considerations, please

Postby michelle in alaska » Fri May 11, 2012 4:54 pm

Thanks again, diamondcutter.
Your books are out on the shelf.
And swain and g., i'll check into it. but i think beaver hunt is usually making its rounds without help from a library. ;)
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Re: your wartime and other reading considerations, please

Postby diamondcutter13 » Fri May 18, 2012 6:30 pm

michelle in alaska wrote:Thanks again, diamondcutter.
Your books are out on the shelf.
And swain and g., i'll check into it. but i think beaver hunt is usually making its rounds without help from a library. ;)


You're welcome, glad they were found useful. Grossman's On Killing is also good but not as current. You will also find some in recent years that disagree with some of his research (especially when it comes to PTSD) but it stands as a great start to understanding and his detailed list of references is also useful.
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Re: your wartime and other reading considerations, please

Postby nowonmai » Fri May 18, 2012 7:43 pm

diamondcutter13 wrote: Grossman's On Killing is shit, don't waste your time reading it. It is utter bollocks.


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Re: your wartime and other reading considerations, please

Postby diamondcutter13 » Sun May 20, 2012 5:55 am

nowonmai wrote:
diamondcutter13 wrote: Grossman's On Killing is shit, don't waste your time reading it. It is utter bollocks.


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As I said, there are other opinions. This is one of them.
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Re: your wartime and other reading considerations, please

Postby AztecDave » Sun May 27, 2012 6:30 am

about halfway thru Hank Crumpton's, an ex-CIA (is there such a thing?) guy, sorta bio. Not too bad but definately written from a rah rah perspective. he was recently on 60 minutes.
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Re: your wartime and other reading considerations, please

Postby michelle in alaska » Thu May 31, 2012 4:29 pm

I had a thread soliciting pertinent reading material for deploying somebodies going to afghanistan, a few years ago. I'm asking again, for the same, re Iran,(Pakistan, etc).
Advice, info, books that you've found useful re the regional language, culture, and also other tactics.
Thanks in advance, everybody.
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Re: your wartime and other reading considerations, please

Postby diamondcutter13 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:16 am

These two are great old books that are obviously a little dated but the lessons are timeless:
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both by Lester Grau

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Re: your wartime and other reading considerations, please

Postby michelle in alaska » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:43 am

Diamond c, thank you!
we have all the aforementioned, but i wasnt sure of their relevance this time around.
I'll keep suggesting them.
I only just recently forced myself to finish The Great Game......but i reread Seven Pillars of Wisdom voluntarily. :)
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