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Book Thread - 10/28/18
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Posted by swksvolFF 2018-10-28 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6471 views ]  Top

#1 Every so often I binge read about Vietnam, partly out of a sense of obligation to those who served there, and partly out of a there-but-for-the-grace-of-God-go-I sentiment. I haven't read the Garrison book yet, but here are two I thought were awesome.

In the non-fiction category, Crouching Beast by Frank Boccia, which is the story of "Hamburger Hill" as told from the perspective of a young airborne lieutenant. This is a recollection rather than a formal history, and the author is in part the hero of the story, so I might discount some of the details, but even so it's a hell of a book. $9.99 on Kindle, but you're going to need a map or two close at hand.

As for fiction --and I'm assuming most folks here have already stayed up all night reading Jim Webb's Fields of Fire -- Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes is grimly inspiring. I suspect Mr. Marlantes and I would disagree on some political issues, but it's tough to argue with his Navy Cross, and this is basically a fictionalized version of what he did to merit that honor. (If you want pure fiction, watch the first episode of the Ken Burns series, which is as much as I could take without putting my TV in serious peril.) $9.63 on Kindle.

Posted by Matt 2018-10-28 11:30||   2018-10-28 11:30|| Front Page Top

#2 The village by bing west.
Posted by Bman 2018-10-28 21:26||   2018-10-28 21:26|| Front Page Top

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