"Fiction that reads like fact. Boots on the ground, real-life drama, rich with details only an insider could write… an outstanding book.” -John Stryker Meyer, MACV SOG Veteran and Author of Across The Fence: The Secret War in VietnamBerlin,...m.barnesandnoble.com
A most excellent book which is fiction... or is it?
By one of our own...
For a history of the real thing: "The Quiet Americans" by Scott Anderson for the early history of the OSS and CIA. Interesting factoid: Truman abolished the OSS after the war because he did not like Donavan whose lifestyle irritated Truman.
Another factoid: the bureaucracy 'war' between the FBI and CIA started way back when the CIA was established whose function was gathering intelligence in foreign countries, a capability that Hoover wanted.
How is it? Read a review that said he was almost too superhuman and for being "grey man" the bad guys always knew where he was.
I read jack carrs first 3 james Reece novels and the first 3 jack reachers.
I'm on book two of the Gray Man and this is probably it for me. A pattern is starting to develop, superhuman is a good description.
have to put "The Fountainhead" in the cart. Have never read it. Thank you!Anything written by Ayn Rand beginning with "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead".
Look at where we're at today and Ayn looks more like a prophet than a writer.
Mentioned once early on in this thread, more than worth saying again.
Holy cow - you read "Rise and Fall..." in the 4th grade! Dang. I just read it last year. Great book.Just finishing the last book in the three part series "The Pacific War Trilogy" by Ian W. Toll. This is an excellent series and worth the read albeit long. Been a reader of military history since I first read The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich in 4th grade (very long time ago).
I gave my dad Hackworths book. My dad had three combat tours in Vietnam and his tours overlaps Hackworths. My dad extensively annotated my copy of the book with his recollections.I just read Colonel David H. Hackworths book, Steel my soldiers´hearts.
I read his book About Face a few years ago and I like them both. He had a very honest and captive way of writing. I highly recommend these books.
A fun read, but most definitely fiction.