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Favorite Books About Modern Combat
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Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 06:23 PM UTC I've been reading a lot lately. Maybe that is why my Cold War Cook Off entry is late?? And yes, I have proposed a Campaign based on Books... but what are YOUR favorite Modern Combat Novels and Books?? I'm not referring to reference type books, but books with PLOTS and STORIES-

What are mine you ask?? (in no particular order)

Hunt For Red October- Clancy (The grandpappy of 'em all)

Red Storm Rising-Clancy/ Bond (I think most everyone is familiar with this one)

Red Phoenix- Larry Bond (co-author of RSR and the author/creator of the HARPOON game system- 90s combat in Korea)

38 North Yankee- Ed Ruggero (Korea in the 90s)

Firefall- Ed Ruggero-(Rangers & a resurgent, hostile Germany)

Team Yankee- Harold Coyle (WW3 in the late 80s/ early 90s)

God's Children- Harold Coyle (Peacekeeping, the combative way)

The Ten Thousand- Harold Coyle (Resurgent, hostile Germany, 90s)

Proud Legions- John Antal (Korea, late 90s, Early 00s)

Kriegspiel- Todd Stone (Resurgent, hostile Germany, 90s)

First Clash- Kenneth Macksey (WW3, Europe, early 80s, from the POV of a Canadian unit)

Red Army- Ralph Peters (WW3 Europe, from the POV of a USSR unit)

Tin Soldiers- Michael Farmer (JUST OUT! Iraq invades Kuwait, AGAIN, early 00s)

Eric Harry's books as well! Invasion, Arc Light, Protect & Defend- Good reads, abit off the wall, but enjoyable!

Now for some NON Fiction fare:

Battle For Hamburger Hill- Daniel Bolger (The Training Center in Lousiana...damned brain is failing me on details on this one)

Death Ground- Daniel Bolger (The roleof INFANTRY in modern combat)

Dragons at War- Daniel Bolger (Training at NTSC)

The Eyes of Orion- Alex Vernon (The story of 5 Lt. Tank Cmdrs from GW1)

The Defense of Hill 781- James McDonough (An offbeat story of modern tactics as seen at NTSC- Very Good)

All of these have been read multiple times (OK some more than others) Well, this is a START of my list! I've left off a bunch, especially Modern Air Combat related. No slight intended, Armor/Infantry is just where my "head is at" now.

How's your list looking??

Jim/ Jaster
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Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 10:17 PM UTC
Hi Jaster, I guess my favourite book on modern war would be "Sea Harrier over the Falklands A Maverick at War" by Sharkey Ward. It gives an insight into the problems faced by the FAA pilots during the Falklands war.
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Posted: Friday, July 04, 2003 - 07:09 AM UTC
Nearly all of yours Jaster and the following in the aviation category...

Phantom over Vietnam



Flight of the Intruder (and the rest of the books in the series)

Rolling Thunder (and the rest of the books in the series)

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Posted: Friday, July 04, 2003 - 12:09 PM UTC
I average a book a week. (I spend a lot of time in waiting rooms in my work) Right now I'm reading "Ripcord". The story of firebase Ripcord in Vietnam. My favorite is usually the book I'm reading.