What Are You Currently Reading?

LibraryLady

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If you've heard of the psychologist Jordan Peterson, he loves to talk about it.

I remember reading an article a while back stating that its sales have increased as he has gained popularity.
Just because sales have increased doesn't mean people are reading it. ;-)

In my teens and 20s I'd read stuff just because people said it was too intellectual for me. The Gulag and Mein Kampf are 2 that stand out, the latter for it's sheer poor writing and the former for it's propensity to cram too much into it. But that's a Russian style of writing that I've never really enjoyed much.

I'm hoping @EYPhillips will give us a little more details.

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I hear that there are some really good "support guy" stories in Violence of Action.
I don't believe I have read any of those yet, what I have read I am really enjoying. The writing is nice and concise; enough detail to paint a picture, but not overwhelm and bore. Looking forward to the rest.
 

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I don't believe I have read any of those yet, what I have read I am really enjoying. The writing is nice and concise; enough detail to paint a picture, but not overwhelm and bore. Looking forward to the rest.
Let me know when you get to this vignette, I think it's in the "Swan Song" story:

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Not sure if this the right thread to post this but I found this article pretty fascinating Stealing the Enemy's Urban Advantage: The Battle of Sadr City - Modern War Institute
MWI publishes a lot of really great content. Their "tip of the spear" podcast is particularly enlightening. I also like John Spencer's series on "megacity warfare."

This article, however, is an all-time MWI favorite of mine:


Competition, Call of Duty, and “Naked Chicks with Guns”: Lessons on Teambuilding from an Elite Special Operations Unit - Modern War Institute
 

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Currently reading the "Killing School", by Brandon Webb. Amazing book about the midset of a sniper. I highly recomend it.
 

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Currently reading the "Killing School", by Brandon Webb. Amazing book about the midset of a sniper. I highly recomend it.
Since you are just 15, try to curtail the Brandon Webb worship about 25% - 50%. There are a metric shit-ton of "I was there" books to read; start with the Vietnam era books. (Skip the Red Cell shit) The Nam era was the proving ground for much of what the Military is today. Checkout Chickenhawk by Robert Mason, Fields of Fire by James Webb and The Five Fingers by Gayle Rivers.
 

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Since you are just 15, try to curtail the Brandon Webb worship about 25% - 50%. There are a metric shit-ton of "I was there" books to read; start with the Vietnam era books. (Skip the Red Cell shit) The Nam era was the proving ground for much of what the Military is today. Checkout Chickenhawk by Robert Mason, Fields of Fire by James Webb and The Five Fingers by Gayle Rivers.
Fields of Fire was a very interesting and enlightening read.
 

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That's a incredibly dense read. Any reason why you're reading it?

LL
Honestly one part is because of Jordan Peterson. The other part is because I want to know more about that time in history. I feel like to many people want communism and socialism to come back because they feel disenfranchised and I feel like this book is a good reason not to go back.
 
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