Looking for a great book.

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  1. Maplerock

    Maplerock Proud to be an American

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    Looking for great reading material. Any suggestions for a book you can't put down?

    Thrillers, spies, military, who done its, etc.
     
  2. Capt MJ

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    "Reilly: Ace of Spies," by Robin Bruce Lockheart. It was a PBS drama years ago, with a young Sam Neill, based on real life of Sidney Reilly, the operative on whom Ian Fleming based James Bond. I finally read the book in a binge read two weeks ago.
    It's a vintage read - real life better than fiction.
     
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    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    "One an Eagle" by Anton Myrer.
     
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    Kicker2021 Isaiah 6:8 - Who will go? Send me!

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    "Absolutely American" by David Lipsky
     
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    'In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin' by Erik Larson. True story about William E. Dodd - the U.S. ambassador to Germany in 1933 that reads like a suspense novel.

    I read 'Once A Eagle' by Anton Myrer. Not a light read for sure, but well worth it!
     
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    "One Second After" by William R. Forstchen. It's a novel about what could happen after an EMP. Scariest book I've ever read in my life!
     
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    "Lincoln: A Novel" by Gore Vidal

    Part of his historical series. It has spy stuff, military matters, political intrigue, and drawing room repartee. If your eyes stay dry when Lincoln visits the field hospital full of badly wounded Confederate soldiers, then you are probably turning the pages too fast. You can get a used copy on Amazon for less than...a Lincoln.
     
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    The North and South Trilogy of books. I've read them three times...awesome novels
     
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    The Wings of War series by Mark Berent. It's five books I think, but they're hard to put down. It's about the air war over Vietnam and the author was an F-4 pilot during that time, so you get a great perspective on what it was actually like there.
     
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    Another one...still taught at Squadron Officer's School (I think...it was)

    "Twelve O'Clock High" by Bairne Lay Jr. and Sy Bartlett.

    Try to see how many styles of leadership you can see.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
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    "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln", by Doris Kearns Goodwin
     
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    Bible, Old and New Testament


    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
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    Endurance: Shackletons Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

    With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by EB Sledge

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
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    KP2020Dad DS - USMMA '20

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    Based on that, how about "Eye of the Needle" by Ken Follett
     
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    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    The older Tom Clancy books are good page-turners.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield. Battle of Thermopylae historical fiction, wonderfully written.
     
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    Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. But a completely different book that I finished in two days and had me in tears - Tuesday's with Morrie by Mitch Albom. Both great books
     
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    murfthesurf DS - USNA 2020

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    "12 O'Clock High" what a great movie..."It's always the commander's fault. That's his job."-Gregory Peck
     
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