Book Review?

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Has anyone read this book? I would be interested in thoughts:
    "What it's like to Go to War" by Karl Marlantes

    http://www.groveatlantic.com/?isbn=9780802119926
     
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    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Hurricane12 USNA 2012

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    I haven't read "What it's Like to Go to War," but Mr. Marlantes spoke at USNA last year at a luncheon and I was lucky enough to go and get a signed copy of "Matterhorn." Great book that I strongly recommend.
     
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    Will add this to my list of books to read. Try "Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers" by Kennedy. Interesting insights from 1500 forward including military overreach and economic penalties.
     
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    Just DLed it from Amazon.com to my IPad and started to read it. It is available on Kindle. I'll let you know. Great that there is an IPad App for Kindle. This book isn't available on IBooks but is on Kindle.
     
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    I just finished it Bruno. Extraordinary. It ought to be required reading for every commissioned officer, every enlisted man *before* they ever see combat. Someone ought to buy 1500 copies and give them to VMI for its ROTC programs. Yeah, its that good.
     

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