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Old 05-07-2008, 12:36   #16
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Hi everyone, hope you're all doing well.

I have the following books to give away or exchange, so if any of you are interested please let me know via PM and I'll get them in the post ASAP.

1) Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman

"After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. And after an inspirational UNICEF visit to Africa, they knew they had to go back and experience this extraordinary continent in more depth. And so they set off on their 15,000-mile journey with two new BMWs loaded up for the trip. Joining up with producer/directors Russ Malkin and David Alexanian and the Long Way Round team, their route took them from John O'Groats at the northernmost tip of Scotland to Cape Agulhas on the southernmost tip of South Africa. Riding through spectacular scenery, often in extreme temperatures, Ewan and Charley faced their hardest challenges yet. With their trademark humour and honesty they tell their story, the drama, the dangers and the sheer exhilaration of riding together again, through a continent filled with magic and wonder." - Amazon

2) Charlie Wilson's War: The Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History by George Crile

"In the last decade, two events have transformed the world: the collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of militant Islam. This is the first book to explain the link between these two occurrences. George Crile spent nearly a decade researching and writing this original account of the biggest, most expensive secret war in history: the arming of the Afghan resistance to Soviet occupation. Moving from the secret chambers in CIA headquarters to stand-offs in the Khyber Pass, Charlie Wilson's "War" is one of the most thorough and vivid descriptions of CIA operations ever written. It is the missing chapter in the geopolitics of our time." - Amazon
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Old 05-09-2008, 17:56   #17
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A Soldier with the Arabs

Posting this here for any folks actively engaged in the current unpleasantness.

A Soldier with the Arabs by Lt Gen Sir John Bagot Glubb 1957 edition

Hope someone finds it useful. First come first serve.....
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Old 04-16-2009, 15:39   #18
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Black Devil Brigade

I have a copy of The Black Devil Brigade an oral history of the First Special Service Force by Joseph Springer for anyone who wants it.
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Old 08-18-2010, 18:47   #19
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PDF Books

Gentlemen, I have some PDF books on Insurgency/COIN I'm willing to share.


"Gangs and Countergangs", Frank Kitson
"Pseudo Operations"
"Fireforce" (Rhodesian tactic)
Surrogate Warfare
"Devils Guard"
Memoirs of Gen William T. Sherman
Military Commentaries, Julius Caesar
Military Matters, Flavuis Vegetius Renatus
"Modern Warfare", Roger Trinquier
"Guerilla Warfare", Mao Tse-Tung
"On Protracted War", Mao Tse-Tung
"Pacification on Algeria", Galula (This is a Rand Publication that is different from his other book you see in most Clothing and Sales stores)

"Seven Pillars of Wisdom", TE Lawrence
"The Art of War" Sun-Tzu
"The Art of War" Machiavelli
Biography of Gen Lettow Vorbeck (WWI German General who delayed British forces in Africa)


Sir, this is the best idea you have ever had....

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Old 02-27-2011, 15:11   #20
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I'm cleaning out my stash as I prepare for the move. Check back as I'll be adding more. Free shipping to APO:

Balkan Studies

Broken Bonds: The Disintegration of Yugoslavia by Lenard Cohen
Yugoslavia's Bloody Collapse by Christopher Bennett
Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation by Laura Silber and Alan Little
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West
Srebrenica: Record of a War Crime by Jan Honig and Norbert Both
Balkan Ghosts by Robert Kaplan
To End a War by Richard Holbrooke


Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power by Anatoly Lieven
The Oath by Khassan Baiev
The Wolves of Islam by Paul Murphy

Counter-Intelligence & Agency related


Return With Honor by Scott O'Grady
POW's Story: 2801 Days in Hanoi by Col. Larry Guarino

Mountaineering Stories

On The Ridge Between Life and Death by David Roberts
Left For Dead by Beck Weathers
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Addicted to Danger by Jim Wickwire and Dororthy Bullit
Forever on the Mountain by James Tabor

Just all around good reading

Class-29: The Making of US Navy SEALS by John Carl Roat
Jarhead by Anthony Swofford
Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab


Russia 2010 (written back in 1993) by Daniel Yergin and Thane Gustafson
Betrayal: how the Clinton Admin Undermined American Security by Bill Gertz
Rogue Warrior by Richard Marcinko
"I see that you notice that I wear glasses. Well, it was to be. I've not only grown old and gray, I've become almost blind in the service of my country." - General George Washington

"There are times in your life you'll be required to perform an exceedingly difficult task to the best of your ability, regardless of your perceived capability. Mental toughness is what will carry the day during these times. In other words, you suck it up and do what you have to do." - Razor

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Old 02-25-2012, 18:03   #21
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I have a copy of Rangers at War by Shelby Stanton to loan! I am mentioned in the Book. If you would like to read the book, PM me with your address and name and I'll send it out to you.

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Old 12-15-2012, 09:38   #22
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Non fiction:
Outlaw platoon by Sean Parnell
American Sniper by Chris Kyle
No Easy Day by Mark Owen
See No Evil by Robert Baer
Gentlemen Bastards by Kevin Maurer
The Only Thing Worth Dying For by Eric Blehm
Fearless by Eric Blehm
One Hundred Days by Admiral Sandy Woodward
Down Range By Dick Couch
Inside Delta Force By Eric Hanley
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Old 08-13-2013, 21:23   #23
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Invisible Men on Skis (10th Mt Division)

I have a small booklet I found in a box of old books given to me. It's called The Invisible Men on Skis: The Story of the Construction of Camp Hale and The Occupation by the 10th Mountain Division 1942-1945, by Rene L. Coquoz. (The title is longer than the booklet. )

It was first printed in 1970, with this reprint in 1980. It's 32 pages in length, with a variety of photos of the troops in training during that period. The first chapter is entitled, "Camp Hale was No Place For Weaklings During Training."

Camp Hale, at its peak, had 15,000 troops, 5,000 mules, and 200 K9s. It was also a prisoner of war camp for the German African Corp "incorrigibles."

PM me if you're interested and I'll mail it to you.

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Old 06-01-2014, 13:56   #24
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Books to Loan

Here are some. More may follow based on interest.

Title/Author/Library Note Numbers (if any) appear below

General borrowing process under Note (1) below.

(1) US Army FM 5-34, Engineer Field Data, 24 SEP 1976/Dept of Army/see Note (2) below (removed 06/02/2014 (.pdf docs available online)
(2) The Land of the Blue Burquas/ Kate McCord (pseudonym)
(3) One Second After/ Wm R. Forstchen
(4) A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State/ John W. Whitehead
(5) Soldiers of the Night: The Story of the French Resistance/ David Schoenbrun
(6) Outwitting the Gestapo/ Lucie AuBrac
(7) Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World/ Patrick J Buchanan
(8) SAS Survival Handbook/ John Wiseman (removed 06/02/2014 (.pdf docs available online)
(9) Things That Matter/ Charles Krauthammer
(10) The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood/ Wm Bennett
(11) Cold-Smoking & Salt Curing Meat, Fish, & Game/ A.D. Livingston
(12) Root Cellaring/ Mike & Nancy Bubel
(13) Build Your Own Underground Root Cellar/ Phyllis Hobson
(14) Build Your Own Smokehouse/ (A Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin)
(15) Gardening When It Counts/ Steve Solomon
(16) Platero & I/ Juan Ramon Jimenez
(17) Following the Alaskan Dream: My Salmon Trolling Adventures in the Last Frontier/ Marilyn Jordan George

Library Notes:
(1) Send me via PM your mailing address and I will mail you your selection with a return Self Addressed Envelope (SAE). To return the book (60 day max, pls) use the SAE and mail the book back to me.
(2) Send me via PM your email address and I will send you .pdf copy of the Table of Contents, then send me the Chapter you want and I’ll scan and send it to you. I can’t ship the FM 5-34 out complete. Sorry.
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