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I agree with horrifying read. Demonstrates that the lockdowns and other draconian measures were ineffective and did more harm than good - just like most of the untested vaccines Fauci approved over the years, just to get rich and increase his influence.If you don't have high blood pressure, this is both a fascinating and horrifying read:
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I realize I’m quoting your post from well over four years ago. But hear me out.My 2 cents:
As much as I loved the Vince Flynn books, I think Brad Taylor's Pike Logan series is better. Brad Thor books rank third in my mind. I didn't discover Brad Taylor until just recently and I don't know how I overlooked such a good writer that also gets all the gun stuff right.
Avoid Ben Coes if you like technical accuracy. The guy is a complete idiot that does zero research for his novels.
Unintended Consequences by John Ross is a must read for any gun geek.
Stephen Hunter's Swagger books are good, but I think his earlier works are better than the later stuff. (I haven't read G-man yet.)
The woken has spokenI realize I’m quoting your post from well over four years ago. But hear me out.
I’m out of town on a work deal.
I’ve got the afternoon off so I find a small Mexican joint for lunch and to ponder how to fill the rest of my day.
There’s a 1/2 price books behind the restaurant so I go check it out after a nicely done carnitas burrito and an ice cold Modelo.
No idea what I’m looking for, and I remember seeing this thread but never paid it much attention.
I bring it up and post number 18 mentions author Stephen Hunter and the Bob Lee Swagger stuff.
So I do some digging in the mystery aisle and find a Stephen Hunter novel by the name of Dirty White Boys.
You mentioned that the older stuff was better so I open the cover and see it was printed in 1994.
They did have a Bob Lee Swagger book, but that was from 2009.
So, Dirty White Boys it is.
I get back to the hotel, crack a beer and head out to the pool where the sun is shining. Pretty nice day, really.
I settle in and there it is, the first sentence of the book, “Three men at McAlester State Penitentiary had larger penises than Lamar Pye, but all were black, and therefore, by Lamar’s own figuring, hardly human at all.”
What the fuck is going on here?
I come to the Hide for good reading and this is the shit that’s recommended?
I won’t lie and at a first I thought I had been trolled at the highest level.
I gave it a few more pages and it’s actually a pretty good book now that the dick swinging contest is over.
do you have the book?New sniper book coming out next month. It covers most major powers (UK & Commonwealth, USSR, US Army & USMC, Germany). Over 1,000 endnotes (12 pages, triple column) and extensive bibliography (12 pages, triple column). It's well illustrated with over 400 images too:
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OK.Only have the e-format and waiting for hardcopy. Zaistev/Konig/Thorwald duel is unsubstantiated and while it is mentioned, its in the context of its unlikelyhood including 62nd Army Commander Chuikov's reason for supporting the alleged duel.
Interesting!I read Senich's book decades ago. He died before his time and his wife tossed out enough material for three books. She should have had another author finish them as a cowriter and gotten herself more residual income from it.
I read Senich's book decades ago. He died before his time and his wife tossed out enough material for three books. She should have had another author finish them as a cowriter and gotten herself more residual income from it.
Definitely not worth the time or money, but one reviewer thinks otherwise and everyone is entitled to their opinion. America (until the Constitution is banned)!OK.
that 'duel' is soviet propaganda as 'konig'/'thorwald' never existed (checkout the book "The German Sniper" by Senich). Mentioning that 'duel' and any other mythological duel makes any book not worth spending the money or time.
AMPS reviewThis book is as close to a “one-stop shop” type of book regarding snipers and their equipment as I can possibly imagine. In my opinion, this book is simply a wonderfully complete work on WWII snipers and their weapons. Having owned a couple of WWII vintage sniper rifles in a previous life (pre-children), I’ve still got a good library covering snipers and their weapons. This book is the equal of anything I’d ever seen, while encompassing virtually every aspect of WWII snipers of not one, but SEVEN nations.
The breadth of topics covered by this book is outstanding. The level of detail is amazing, given how wide the scope of the volume is. The drawings, images and maps are well rendered, the writing is fluid and immensely descriptive.
Simply put, this is an outstanding book.
Highly Recommended! ( a Must Have for sniper / historical small arms enthusiasts )
"I think Gary Yee has done an exemplary job in World War II Snipers. It deserves to stand as both an achievement in telling the stories of those most secretive of soldiers, the snipers, whilst at the same time providing a unique historical insight into their tactical employment and effectiveness which is so frequently absent from post-war military histories. No reader buying this book should be disappointed for it deserves a place alongside the very best published work of its type." - Martin Pegler, Former Senior Curator of Firearms at the Royal Armouries Museum
I have read both books and I agree with you 100%, they are fantastic in completely different ways.Oh boy a reading thread......
I have gone off on a tangent on "american and indian wars". Last one was Empire of the summer moon.
I could not suggest them highly enough.
To sum them up, you don't know half of what you think you do in this subject, and I think it should be requried reading for every american.
This is one I think everyone on the planet should read:
There are several "versions" of this book, look for the version that is more taylored to "western" readers. You don't loose the meat and potatos of the book but you do miss out on some of the stories from interviewed people.
One thing you can say about all of them, they are depressing as all hell. Not an easy read, and I have had to put it down for a day or two just to get past the ...... well that is really FU.
I have read both books and I agree with you 100%, they are fantastic in completely different ways.
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Just finished these 6 in a row. Real quick read.
Author is prior Army, current lawyer, standup comic, and contributes at Townhall.com.
Reads like a satirical, dystopian (but not by much), 80s action flick. Author does not get too deep into techniques, tactics or technology. I enjoyed them.
I read them in chronological order. Just make sure you read the preface, as he "corrects the timeline."
Just finished the book. Great book.By Honor Bound.
The story of two SEALs, Tom Norris and Mike Thornton and the two missions they were on that garnered them both the Medal of Honor.
No bragging or BS, these two guys were real pros.
I got out of order and read #1 then #3. Read #3 in SEATAC and on the plane back to DC last Fri.Where do I start?
I've been an avid reader basically since I learned how in kindergarten. As a teen I read a lot of Stephen King and Clive Barker, along with a substantial amount of sci-fi.
One book I always recommend to anyone who likes apocalyptic stories is Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Written in 1977 if memory serves, it's about a comet striking the earth, and the aftermath. Very dated, but still a great story, with a lot to think about.
Currently I'm a big Clive Cussler fan, and have quite a few of his books, and I'm always adding more. He passed on, but I believe all of the different story lines are going to be kept going by the co-authors he worked with in his later life, one of them being his son, Dirk.
Now on to Jack Carr. I actually started with his fourth book, as I saw it at Walmart, and having listened to his podcast, decided to give it a try. Holy shit, was it good! I then went out and found the first novel, and proceeded to read it in two sittings, half one night, and the other half the next. I've since bought the other two, and am almost done with the third. Great author, and I'm anxious to see where this series goes. It's refreshing to read a story where the details about guns are accurate.
On to Lee Child with his Reacher series. Good books, but you can tell he's British because he doesn't know shit about guns.