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Mar 27, 2011 06:05AM

8115 You did give him fair warning though! So he shouldn't be surprised :)
Mar 27, 2011 06:01AM

8115 I finished this one last night. Very good and a 5 star read for me too. Wow, this was also a great psychological read on the impact that so many different stressors had on the soldiers. Tragic, just completely tragic. But what an important account of what can go wrong with bad leadership and stretched and non-existent resources.

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Mar 25, 2011 07:50PM

8115 I'm in.
Mar 25, 2011 04:54AM

8115 Silvana, I also found that Fick reminded me of Winters. :)

I'm glad you liked GK! I see you gave it 5 stars, I'll be over to read your review today. It is a long one so I'll have to find some time today to settle in and read it ;)

Generation Kill by Evan Wright Evan WrightEvan Wright
Mar 24, 2011 03:05PM

8115 Terri wrote: "I have to go out, so can't respond much until later today.
But I wanted to ask this....do you guys with your different issue to mine, have pictures? I don't have pictures. :-("

Yes, mine has pictures. This is my copy:

Black Hearts  One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death by Jim Frederick
Mar 24, 2011 02:58PM

8115 I'm up to chapter 17 : Fenlason Arrives

In regards to all the previous posts and spoilers, every one of those stood out in my mind too. Just to add to that, I just wanted to mention the study quoted in the book by Dave Grossman from his 1996 book On Killing, regarding the changes on the battlefields from prior centuries and this one and the impacts this new combat phenomenon is having on the troops:
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In a later part in the same chapter:
(view spoiler) On Killing  The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave GrossmanDave Grossman
Mar 24, 2011 01:30PM

8115 Yes, I agree, Terri does a great job! :) I've really enjoyed these buddy reads!

Bentley, yes, Kristi and I haven't really talked about a date, we kind of just talked about both reading it...sometime. :) that being said, once she and I get a better idea of when, we can definitely let you know and get it started up as a group read. I think there may already be something brewing after Black Hearts, so maybe after the next BR? I'll check with both Terri and Kristi.

Black Hearts  One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death by Jim Frederick by Jim Frederick
Mar 23, 2011 09:09AM

8115 I put Shooter on my list too! It sounds fascinating. I'll let you know when I'm getting ready to read None Braver. Maybe we can get some other people to join in on that one too. :) I have other things lining up right now but I'm definitely going to put that one on a priority.

Shooter  The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper by Jack Coughlin by Jack Coughlin by

None Braver  U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen in the War on Terrorism by Michael HirshMichael Hirsh
Mar 23, 2011 08:09AM

8115 Kirsti, I have None Braver on my list already. I think you must have mentioned it before and I put it on my list. After you convo with Terri about Pararescuemen, i really want to read something about them.

None Braver  U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen in the War on Terrorism by Michael Hirsh by Michael Hirsh
Mar 23, 2011 05:21AM

8115 Silvana wrote: "I've only read one book on Afghanistan, Roberts Ridge  A Story of Courage and Sacrifice on Takur Ghar Mountain, Afghanistan by Malcolm MacPherson by Malcolm MacPherson. Quite enjoyable..."

I put this one on my list. Thanks :)
Mar 22, 2011 02:17PM

8115 Chapter 7 : Route Sportster

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Mar 21, 2011 06:09PM

8115 Terri, your thoughts on the invasion and the differences of the Iraqis living under Saddam and under the Coalition all make sense to me. I have the same thoughts. I never supported the war from the get-go ( for other reasons) but after reading about the state of Iraq and it's people now, I can't say that I support it still...but for other, more practical and learned (aware) reasons.

*******Spoiler only if not read thru the first few chapters*******
I agree, too, with your thoughts on Kunk vs. kauzlarich. Although K was flawed, I have always thought he tried and truly meant well. Kunk on the other hand, doesn't seem to give a s#%* about anyone but himself. It is amazing that he got as far as he did, rank wise, at least in my opinion (civilian). Having a psych eval sounds like a good idea.

The Good Soldiers by David Finkel David FinkelDavid Finkel
Mar 21, 2011 05:34AM

8115 I'm just up to chapter 4 and getting through the scene setting and background info. Like Terri, I'm reacting to the Forward and wondering where this story will take me. Aussie Rick, I read that part too that you mention and agree, this author has a clear way of explaining these aspects of the war and the Iraqi people.

I am getting a more solid foundation for understanding this war and it's history and repercussions from reading this book. I never really followed the war and really didn't have a serious interest in it until my good friend introduced me to it (you know who you are ;).. ) and now I'm trying to learn all I can about it. I think I'll learn a great deal about it through this one.

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Mar 19, 2011 01:44PM

8115 SO glad you liked it Kristi! :)
Mar 17, 2011 12:19PM

8115 You actually are understanding me, I just seem not to be able to convey my thoughts well. I know you understand what I'm saying because what you just said in the above post, I completely agree with. :)
Mar 17, 2011 10:29AM

8115 btw, a woman pilot is tough...very cool.
Mar 17, 2011 10:13AM

8115 I agree, I think women can do MANY, MANY things once thought only to be a man's job. I do support women's rights and strongly support women doing things once considered (and unfounded) to be only something men could do. I am definitely a feminist but recognize certain limitations...both from men AND women. I'm hoping that makes sense. :)
Mar 17, 2011 06:54AM

8115 I'm in agreement with Terri and Kristi. I think men and women each have gender strengths and weaknesses. To me, that is not a "problem", it's just the way it is...period. :)
Mar 15, 2011 11:07AM

8115 I'm reading The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber with you over in the chunksters group. :)

I think BH read is starting 3/21.

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber by Michel FaberMichel Faber
Mar 15, 2011 10:55AM

8115 I do plan on reading Where Men Win Glory, definitely! It sounds very good. I'm doing the BR of Black Hearts first though. Are you going to join us on that one Kristi? I hope so :)

I agree with you on the PR thought, for sure. Especially after learning more and more about this war.

Where Men Win Glory  The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer by
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