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    I'm getting ready to tackle Amazon.com: Dynamics of Defeat: The Vietnam War in Hau Nghia Province: Books: Eric M. Bergerud. Another long Vietnam book, but now I'm delving into more micro-level analysis.
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    Wordsworth's Prelude. Very self-indulgent and repetitive with admittedly vivid imagery.
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    Hi, I'm new to the board and would definitely recommend Eric Bergerud's Vietnam book for Shek. I took a class from Bergerud a while back and he is very knowledgable.

    The last book I read was Unintended Consequences: The United States at War by Ken Hagan and Ian Bickerton.

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    Maupassant's Short Stories. So far discussing the Prussian occupation of France in the 1800's.

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    I have just finished "the sword of Allah"

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    Finished the New Testament by someone who claims to be God, last week, finished Gulliver's Travels by Jonathon Swift yesterday, started Slaughterhouse Five by kurt Vonnegut today.
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    Military errors of WW2, Kenneth Macksey, Cassell books.

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    REFORMATION,Europe's house divided 1490-1700 by Diarmaid MacCulloch.

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    The Day of Battle by Rick Atkinson. Volume 2 of his briliant Liberation Trilogy, the story of the US Army in Europe. Volume 1, An Army at Dawn, was about the US Army in North Africa. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKD View Post
    Hi, I'm new to the board and would definitely recommend Eric Bergerud's Vietnam book for Shek. I took a class from Bergerud a while back and he is very knowledgable.

    The last book I read was Unintended Consequences: The United States at War by Ken Hagan and Ian Bickerton.
    MKD,
    It's been an interesting read thus far. I liked his views on pointing out the flaws in Krepinevich's thesis. I'm not convinced yet on his thesis against CAPs as a solution to the village war (maybe I'm misreading him here). Anyways, it's nice to move beyond the macro-level books I've been reading and get down into the weeds. I'll tell you what, though, this is the longest 300 page book I've ever read
    "So little pains do the vulgar take in the investigation of truth, accepting readily the first story that comes to hand." Thucydides 1.20.3

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    Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer.

    Wanted to read it for years now, but spent 2 years in Afgh. and Iraq reading everything Michael Crichton, Dan Brown, and YES J.K. Rowling had to offer.
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    I am reading "Shadow Warriors" by Ken Timmerman. Utterly amazing that Pres. Bush left so many people in the government that hate his & my values but love the values of those that would kill us & our soldiers.

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    WEB Griffins "The Shooters".
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    The Beach by Alex Garland

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    Childhoods End, by Auther C. Clarke. About the arrival of a Superior species called the Overlords who micro-manage the direction of humanity as it rushes to it,s eventual end or rebirth depending on your point of view. Great sub-plots as different groups vie to view and expose the secretive aliens and their motives. Incredible description of earths and thus humanities bizzare ending in true Clarke fashion.

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