Whatcha reading /k/ ?
Recommend any good /k/ sanctioned books?
Favourite authors? Auto/ biographies?
I recently finally got around to reading Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambose. Excellent book, as compelling as the miniseries.
Does /k/ even read anything besides /k/ ?
I'm reading The Day of Battle by Rick Atkinson. The Liberation Trilogy is an excellent read.
Other good /k/ books I've read recently:
The Gun - C.J. Chivers
Deadly Force - Masad Ayoob
I read non-/k/, but have been on a real /k/ literature kick lately.
I just started "The Things They Carried" pretty good so far. In the last couple chapters of pic related, it's better than certain other seal books.
And more /tg/ but I just started "False Gods" the second book in the Hours heresy.
I posted this before in the previous thread.
>Dreadnought - Robert K. Massie
>Castles of Steel - Robert K. Massie
>One Hundred Days - Admiral Sandy Woodward
>Japanese Destroyer Captain - Captain Tameichi Hara
>Shattered Sword - Anthony P. Tully and Jonathan B. Parshall
>Storm of Steel - Ernst Junger
>A Rifleman Went to War - Herbert W. McBride
>The Hundred Day Winter War - Gordon F. Sander
>The Guns of August - Barbara W. Tuchman
>Sea of Thunder - Evan Thomas
>The Art of War - Sun Tzu
>Principles of Maritime Strategy - Julian Corbett
What else should I add to this list?
Inside the Third Reich - Albert Speer
Ten Years and Twenty Days - Karl Doenitz
Speer is much more readable, with a lot of information about the politics of Nazi Germany. Never realized how much it was really a clash of personalities at the top levels.
Doenitz is a good writer, but very dense. I ended up keeping a pad of paper next to me so I could summarize or draw what he was describing, because I couldn't really understand it after reading once. He goes into a lot more detail about the tactics and strategy of the Kriegsmarine, with only minor tangents into politics
He's an excellent writer. Lays out all of the important points of self defense case law in plain English as well as some useful advice about concealed carry. It also includes his take on the George Zimmerman case as well as another self defense case.
I made it into like the first chapter of Doenitz's memoirs, then gave up and returned it. Felt bad because it was interesting, just too dense for me.
That's a good idea about the paper and pen, I should probably check it out again and do that. I've been on a major Naziboo streak lately
I go back and forth between historical fiction, memoirs, and sci-fi
>Aubrey Maturin series, you're going to need to google a lot of the nautical terms
>The Long ships, if you want a good easy read about vikings NOT THE MOVIE
>Anything and everything written by Delta guys
>A lot from the regular soldiers devolve into "My CoC is stupid and I'm so smart"
>The Forever war
>Snow Crash, for the cyber punk feel
You mean that fucking antigun retard?
In the book The Cell there's a bit where they go to some gun guy's house, whom is painted as the stereotypical gun nut wife beater, and find a 'full auto AK 47 with high capacity assault magazines filled with highly illegal cop killer hollow point bullets'
War Made New
The Savage Wars of Peace
One Bullet Away
House to House
We Were Soldiers
With the old Breed
Also for middle eastern or muslim history anything by Bernard Lewis
Deadly Business: Sam Cummings, Interarms, and the Arms Trade by Albert Zarca
If you want to know how all those glorious old military arms came to the U.S. before 1968, this is your book.
world affairs since 1919 peter wales
the book of five rings (troll tactics 101)
the art of war (mostly espionage)
star ship troopers (3/4s political diatribe - not enough laser shooting spiders - or nuke launching mecha)
>attempted to read
war and peace
the sum of all fears
critique of pure reason
Beyond Good and Evil
I do not read much as it makes me sleepy
I highly recommend
>Panzer Commander by Hans Von Luck
A memoir of a commander who led troops under Rommel for half the war and the later half on the Eastern front against the Ruskies.
Truly my favorite and unbelievably good read, almost couldn't put it down to be honest.
are you me?
>major fondness for Greg Bear and Stephen Baxter too.
>Perry's "Man Who Never Missed" cycle for bubblegum beach re-reading.
>Nick Pollotta's Bureau 13
>Niven, Niven/Pournelle anything, esp. Inferno, Mote, Footfall
out of around my 200+ cookbooks, The Silver Palatte Good Times Cookbook is still my goto entertainment reference
One of the best books I have ever read. People said Stranger in a Strange Land was Heinlein's best work but they were wrong.
Kino's Journey by Keiichi Sigsawa, surprisingly pro gun for a jap, as seen by how his pen name is "Sig Sauer".
Command and Control by Eric Schlosser, good if you're into nukes and nuke accessories, and some of the close shaves we've had.
Chickenhawk by Robert Mason, IT AINT ME from the POV of a Marine chopper pilot.
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich - Overview of Nazi Germany. Shit's long, yo.
Them: Adventures with Extremists - Oddball English author hangs out with a lot of weird people, ranging as wide as the KKK to the Anti-Defamation League. Fun read.
The Alchemy of Air - History of the Haber-Bosch process for fixing nitrogen from the atmosphere. Far more interesting than it sounds.
Chasing the Scream - One sided but well researched argument for ending the US war on drugs. Several chapters devoted to the drug trade's effects on gun violence.
Old Man's War - Scalzi
Heinlein went off the rails in his later works where he became his own grandpa, incest and WTF am I reading. Entertaining to be sure, but by the time of Number of the Beast, he should have been prefacing his works with the phrase: Dear Penthouse, I never thought this would happen to me...
>Reading fiction and biographies
The horrible thing about Band of Brothers is how much Ambrose ripped off from Daniel Kenyon Webster's long out of print (at that time) book "Parachute Infantry" and from the Division official history "Rendezvous with Destiny".
Unfortunately it has given rise to fifteen years of motherfuckers thinking the 506th PIR was the entire 101st in WWII, and that 2nd Battalion was this mega elite outfit that was somehow magically cooler than everyone else.
Anyway, I reread Savage Peace- Americans At War in the 1990s by then- LTC Daniel Bolger. Excellently written preview of many of the problems we have had since. He made three stars before retiring and teaches at NC State now.
And just finished "Violence Of Action- The Untold Stories of the 75th Ranger Regiment In the Global War on Terror", compiled by Marty Skovlund.
I've got another good book in mind you should have a look at friendo
Here are some books I have read and Recommend
> "The Gods were Neutral" & "Brazen Chariots" - Robert Crisp
> Born a Soldier: The Times and Life of Larry Thorne- J. Michael Cleverley
> Panzer Leader- Heinz Guderian
> 10 years and 20 Day- Karl Doenitz (as stated above, Kind of a dense read
> Overlord, Armageddon and Inferno- Max Hasings
> A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War: Russia, 1941-1944- Willy Peter Reese
> Africa Lost: Rhodesia's COIN Killing Machine (SOFREP)- Dan Tharp
Feel Free to offer suggestions on what to read next.
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Bretty /k/ imo, although The Last Good Kiss was better.
You see there's a watermark ON that photo, right?
Jordan Carver, according to that shit.
Anyway, fucking LOVE me anything Philip K Dick, Arthur C Clarke, Robert Heinlein has written. Very pleased so far with China Mieville as well.
Not really reading /k/ at the moment.
Probably something /m/ would dig actually, they love their space fuckery
Im currently reading thru Turtledove's How Few Remain and its assorted books of that series. Its a prettty interesting alt history book series on the confederates winning and how that shapes ww1 and 2.
>The Forever War
Mah nigga, just finished rereading that yesterday morning. The book is still great no matter how many times I read it.
I truly wish that so many of Heinlein's later novels didn't read like dime store scifi smut.
Kind of reminds me of The Red Badge of Courage and its endless descriptions of the scenery. Granted my memory may be off a bit, it has been a very long time since I read The Red Badge of Courage.
Read the Western Canon.
Start with Homer and work your way forward.
Go online and find a syllabus from a University that still includes the great books as part of its curriculum and read it.
Once you do this, you will be ready to start reading other books, watching movies, understanding what it means to be a human being, and you will be a better person.
Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger. You get hired to work at a hotel called Redondo only I don't think its a very good hotel since someone keeps blowing it up. Its hard to read and scary sometimes but worth it for the pictures. I'm never working at a hotel because I don't want to be exploded.
Harlan Ellison and Rand Simberg wrote most of the paperback 'hot for teacher' and 'do me daddy' paperbacks on the 1970s. It was a well paying gig.
Not sure if RAH was trying to crsck that market or became a frustrated horny old man as the years passed.
Forever War is a classic. I read it as a serial in either Galaxy or Analog at the time.
For the Blood Shed by Bonnecarrere. A book about the French Foreign Legion during the First Indochina War, mostly from the grunts POV.
I don't know how to describe it, but it takes you by the shirt and doesn't let you go once you've begun reading.
Double Star is my favorite, but Starship Troopers comes at a close second with The Puppetmasters.
"Command Missions" by Lucian Truscott - went from US observer at Dieppe to Army Commander in Italy.
"Company Commander" Charles B. MacDonnald - classic account of small unit command in NW Europe in the closing days of the war. Was later a military historian.
"MacArthur and Defeat in the Philippines" - Richard Connaughton. Speaks for itself
As per Oppenheimer's recommendation:
On Limited Nuclear War in the 21st Century
Not a light book but very understandable. 10 minutes into reading the book and I had felt I had learn more about nuclear strategy in a life time (excluding Oppen's threads).
Just finished Combat Shooting with Massad Ayoob. Would absolutely recommend to anyone interested in training with their guns to potentially use them against people. Deals a lot with mind set and what kind of training is important.
I also just started Principles of Personal Defense by Jeff Cooper. It's super short, probably finish it by tomorrow, but I've seen it recommended time and time again as one of the greatest books on the mindset of self defense there is.
I just bought Encyclopedia of Western Gunfighters as well, I'm excited to flip through that and study some famous firefights of the Old West.
And finally, I'm reading Legend of Drizzt: Starless Night. Fucking fantastic, Drizzt is one of the best fictional characters ever.
>Storm of Steel
Why do you want to read Art of War though? It's all common sense, you'll waste your time. Try The Analects instead.
Where can I find translations of the Kino books?
Would be interested on another opinion on Reacher, was considering reading them at some point.
>You can't learn anything from those that have survived armed encounters.
>For the Blood Shed by Bonnecarrere. A book about the French Foreign Legion during the First Indochina War, mostly from the grunts POV.
This sounds like the tits. Is there an English translation?
>its like /k/ wrote it
Maybe the intern who wrote it is a /k/ommando.
>Would be interested on another opinion on Reacher, was considering reading them at some point.
They're pretty shit, but I read them all anyway. Junk food of the mind.
>Maybe the intern who wrote it is a /k/ommando.
Either that or he has some kind of advisor that really knows his shit. I'm now very comfortable that our top two candidates are both 110% pro gun, wanting to remove current laws. Feels good to have a chance of powerful allies in politics finally.
Quite by Susan Cain
It is not /k/ related but I have a feeling some of you lads would appreciate it.
Had /k/ recommend The Forever Way by Joe Haldeman for a science fiction book a bit back that I really enjoyed.
Read Steel World too based off suggestions and it wasn't too bad,Armor by John Steakley was alright too.
Worth a shot if you want to try some sci-fi stuff out.
So evident. In the latest one, they buy two full retard MP5s like it's no big deal. He even mentions that the sidekick buys them because Reacher might not pass the background check, so he knows a little about guns, but not some shockingly obvious things.
They are very entertaining. A bit formulaic, but if you want a good thriller you could do a lot worse.
>I'm now very comfortable that our top two candidates are both 110% pro gun, wanting to remove current laws. Feels good to have a chance of powerful allies in politics finally.
>tfw Hillary's gonna win