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#3237611 - 05/02/13 10:09 PM Recommend me a book
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I'm flying to St. Croix at the end of he month for my honeymoon, and in the process of doing so, we have several layovers and decently long flights. I'm going to try to read a book or 2 on the way. I'm planning on picking up a copy of American Sniper by Chris Kyle.

Any other good ones?
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#3237623 - 05/02/13 10:28 PM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: infoman jr.]
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I personally like the Carlos Hathcock sniper book better than the Chris Kyle. He was one bad a dude. Solo suicide missions and escaping other snipers with bounties on his head.
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#3237626 - 05/02/13 10:34 PM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: infoman jr.]
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If you saw and enjoyed the Longmire TV series on A&E, it was based on books by Craig Johnson. I've bought most of the series for my Ipad and have enjoyed reading them.

Another series that I bet you would enjoy with your Dad's background is the Joe Pickett series by CJ Box. They are about a Wyoming GW and are pretty realistic.

None of those are "heavy" reads, but all are good for passing time.
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#3237629 - 05/02/13 10:36 PM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: scn]
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Maneaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett
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#3237633 - 05/02/13 10:40 PM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: Meathunter73]
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The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told, and Maneaters of Kumaon are quick reading books.
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#3237644 - 05/02/13 11:24 PM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: Meathunter73]
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"No Easy Day"

The mission that killed Bin Laden.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0525953728
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#3237648 - 05/02/13 11:36 PM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: Bambi Buster]
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I have not read this yet, but just picked it up. Its called "Year of The Pig"

Year of the Pig is a personal account of one avid hunter's pursuit of wild pigs in eleven American states. Mark Hainds tied his mission to the Chinese calendar's Year of the Pig in 2007 and journeyed through longleaf forests, cypress swamps, and wiliwili forests in search of his prey. He used a range of weapons--black-powder rifle, bow and arrow, knife, and high-powered rifle--and various methods to stalk his quarry through titi, saw palmetto, privet hedge, and blue palms.

Introduced pig populations have wreaked havoc on ecosystems the world over. Non-native to the Western Hemisphere, pigs originally arrived in the southeast with De Soto's entrada and in the Hawaiian Archipelago on the outriggers of South Pacific islanders. In America feral hogs are considered pests and invaders because of their omnivorous diet and rooting habits that destroy both fragile native species and agricultural cropland.

Mark J. Hainds has held dual positions for 17 years as Research Coordinator for The Longleaf Alliance and as a Research Associate with Auburn University.

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#3237656 - 05/02/13 11:51 PM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: Poser]
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chris kyles book was very good and sad. marcus luttrels lone survivor . if you do fiction - one second after or patriots of treason. also pauls reveres ride is good. reading washingtons crossing now.
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#3237685 - 05/03/13 05:27 AM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: scn]
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 Originally Posted By: scn
If you saw and enjoyed the Longmire TV series on A&E, it was based on books by Craig Johnson. I've bought most of the series for my Ipad and have enjoyed reading them.

Another series that I bet you would enjoy with your Dad's background is the Joe Pickett series by CJ Box. They are about a Wyoming GW and are pretty realistic.

None of those are "heavy" reads, but all are good for passing time.


The Joe Pickett books have sadly gone down hill in the last two books. However, you might like the early ones.
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#3237688 - 05/03/13 05:38 AM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: bowriter]
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ill second "no easy day" once i started it, i finished it in same night..
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#3237735 - 05/03/13 06:45 AM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: taximan]
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House to house, 1984, the devils sandbox
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#3237754 - 05/03/13 07:09 AM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: switchbacker]
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Thanks for all the suggestions! I have plenty of reviewing to do. I'm leading toward "No Easy Day"; that military stuff fascinates me.
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#3237762 - 05/03/13 07:19 AM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: infoman jr.]
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#3237768 - 05/03/13 07:23 AM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: taximan]
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All the Peter Capstick books,the first main one is Death in the Longrass.
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#3237786 - 05/03/13 07:44 AM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: diamond hunter]
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Not sure what sort of stuff you like... I don't read much, but my favorite author is Larry Brown. I've read all of his books and there aren't any that I didn't like. They're all fictional. They are all set in the South and are very gritty.

Joe
Dirty Work
Fay
Big Bad Love
Father & Son (I might suggest this one)
The Rabbit Factory
A Miracle of Catfish


http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=larry+brown


Warning - A Miracle of Catfish was in progress when he died. They published it unedited. It doesn't really have an ending and there are parts where he really rambles a lot.



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#3237836 - 05/03/13 08:32 AM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: taximan]
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Pick up The Diaries of Lewis and Clark or any book on the Corps of Discovery.

I firmly believe there is not a man alive today that could go through what they did.
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#3237838 - 05/03/13 08:34 AM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
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I will second Marcus Lutrell's Lone Survivor.
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#3237862 - 05/03/13 08:51 AM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: taximan]
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Anything by Lewis Grizzard,very funny
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#3237894 - 05/03/13 09:21 AM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: taximan]
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#3237912 - 05/03/13 09:34 AM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: Poleaxe]
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 Originally Posted By: Poleaxe
I personally like the Carlos Hathcock sniper book better than the Chris Kyle. He was one bad a dude. Solo suicide missions and escaping other snipers with bounties on his head.


Agreed, the Hathcock book was better than Kyle's book—even though both are great reads. Another book I highly recommend is Force Recon Diary 1969 and 1970 by Bruce Norton. It is a compilation of diary notes of Force Recon missions by a Navy Corpsman that was attached to Marine Force Recon Units in Vietnam and when he got back he compiled them into two books and they are fascinating, well-written quick reads that you will not be able to put down for long. I had both read within a week and I generally don't like to read if that tells you anything.

http://www.amazon.com/Force-Recon-Diary-True-Life/dp/0804106711

http://www.amazon.com/Force-Recon-Diary-Major-Norton/dp/0804108064/ref=pd_sim_b_2
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#3237924 - 05/03/13 09:43 AM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: thetoolman]
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 Originally Posted By: thetoolman
I will second Marcus Lutrell's Lone Survivor.


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#3238094 - 05/03/13 12:38 PM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: Tennessee Todd]
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 Originally Posted By: Tennessee Todd
 Originally Posted By: thetoolman
I will second Marcus Lutrell's Lone Survivor.


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Concur. I would have suggested that one also, but figured you had already read it.
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#3238098 - 05/03/13 12:44 PM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: Bambi Buster]
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Hunger Games....If you want to see how this country may be in the future.
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#3238124 - 05/03/13 01:22 PM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: Big Ben]
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#3238226 - 05/03/13 03:36 PM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: Mag]
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For fiction, 11/22/63 by Stephen King. His best since IT

For non-fiction, Lone Survivor was VERY good

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#3238251 - 05/03/13 04:12 PM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: infoman jr.]
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Wait a minute....You are going on your Honeymoon and you are taking a book? On Snipers? Oh My......I'm kinda at a loss for words here.....

I'm not an advice columnist, but, but, need a hand here, Infoman you maybe wanna consider a camera and record the trip, not those parts, that is not wise, I'm lost, we gotta help Info man out here.

(and Really Enjoy your New Wife and the trip!!)

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#3238488 - 05/03/13 08:27 PM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: DaveB]
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 Originally Posted By: DaveB
Wait a minute....You are going on your Honeymoon and you are taking a book? On Snipers? Oh My......I'm kinda at a loss for words here.....

I'm not an advice columnist, but, but, need a hand here, Infoman you maybe wanna consider a camera and record the trip, not those parts, that is not wise, I'm lost, we gotta help Info man out here.

(and Really Enjoy your New Wife and the trip!!)



Fear not, comrade. This is purely for de plane. We'll be at an all-inclusive resort for seven nights on the beach. Those books will be collecting dust from the moment we touch down on the island!

Thanks for all the suggestions (and concern). I just ordered Lone Survivor and American Sniper. I figured those Heroes deserved that I buy their books. I'll consider the rest for future reading.
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#3275907 - 06/26/13 07:43 AM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: infoman jr.]
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Just wanted to give an update. I ended up getting Kyle's American Sniper and Lone Survivor and Service (read on a work trip) by Marcus Luttrell. Lone Survivor is, by far, the best read of the three. There was a whole lot more to Operation Redwing than I thought. It's a great read; I couldn't put it down! It's amazing that he made it out alive, and the bravery demonstrated by his fellow warriors was inspiring.

Here's a view from the pier in front of our resort. We stayed at Divi Carina on the Southeast end of the island. It was beautiful! Watching the pelicans made for some good entertainment.


This was the view from our room on the first night, the only night time it rained on us.

Oh yeah, St. Croix has some pretty good rum \:\)
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#3275960 - 06/26/13 08:51 AM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: infoman jr.]
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#3276082 - 06/26/13 11:29 AM Re: Recommend me a book [Re: infoman jr.]
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 Originally Posted By: infoman jr.
... Lone Survivor is, by far, the best read of the three. There was a whole lot more to Operation Redwing than I thought. It's a great read; I couldn't put it down! It's amazing that he made it out alive, and the bravery demonstrated by his fellow warriors was inspiring.


Someday when you can find an hour mostly free of distractions, I strongly recommend that you watch the 2-part video at the link below. Same goes for anyone else who wants to see what a hero looks and sounds like.

https://www.montgomerybell.edu/podium/default.aspx?t=52562&a=161935
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