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Old 05-30-2010, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I just finished reading "In the Company of Heroes" by Michael Durant and I was wondering if any of you guys had any good recommendations on another book to read. I'm currently getting ready for a career in the Army as a Warrant Officer and would like to read up on some more stories that these men and woman have to offer.
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I strongly reccomend the Airborn Series by Kenneth Oppel. Great Books!

Airborn, Skybreaker & Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel

They aren't so much Military but great Flying/Exploration Novels.
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Are you looking for contemporary military or historical?
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I'm open to any really, if anything maybe leaning more toward contemporary as it will relate to what I hope to be doing soon
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I'm open to any really, if anything maybe leaning more toward contemporary as it will relate to what I hope to be doing soon
Well... I'll give you two historical novels and one contemporary.

Historical:
The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer (German artillery/tank corp perspective of WWII)... great in regards to a soldiers experience in times of war

Bradley by Alan Axelrod... excellent story of a true soldiers' general. Great book about leadership.

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Jarhead by Anthony Swofford... I'm reading this now. My best friend who is a retired Marine sergeant swears by this book, really summed up much of what he saw and his experienced during his stint.
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I strongly reccomend the Airborn Series by Kenneth Oppel. Great Books!

Airborn, Skybreaker & Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel

They aren't so much Military but great Flying/Exploration Novels.
I was gonna reccomend the exact same series!

Very good series!
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would like to recommened a book who has no connection to military life, but I thought it was worth the reading: "The Uncommon Reader",
a lite book about a little part and section on the HM the queen Elizabeth the 2nd, when she found out there had been a librabry at her court, and get to know this part of "normal living".

A nice book for people seeking to know some about the royality life and is written very nicely!
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I recommend "Aircrew, The Story of the men who Flew the Bombers" by Bruce Lewis
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I recommend "Exit Wound" & "Brute Force" by Andy Mcnab:

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/andy-mcnab/

Also any of these books by Chris Ryan too:

Random House : Author Details for Chris Ryan

"Strike Back" & "Firefight" in particular, are both interesting reads.
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Well this may sound weird and it isnt really contemporary but it coincides with what heroes and soldiers like you will be going through. Its forward is moving because an air force pilot contacted the author and told him how many of his friends had read it during their stay in saudi arabia during the 90s. Enders Game.

Armour is also highly reccommendable and fits even better to army life.
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