Any good book recommendation boys? I'm look for something non-fic to read. I've already read Sniper One and I'm thinking about picking up Lone Survivor because my roommate swears up and down its great. But I'd like something without a movie made about it.
>I'm thinking about picking up Lone Survivor because my roommate swears up and down its great.
Just get yourself and your roommate a coloring book, you'll have hours of fun.
This sounds tight
You're good, I actually planned on picking up a Tom Clancy book or Starship Troopers afterwards
I've also been interested in this to see how different it was then the movie
Literally everything you could ever want
I cried. The last 100 pages are absolutely heartwrenching
Same story beats, completely different perspective. The book is much more down-to-earth and not propagandic. Also, there was no "rival sniper" in real life. They squared off all of once, and the other guy ended up dead. The end.
Why not a nice non fiction book about post war occupation instead?
House to House by David Bellavia
1st Infantry in Fallujah, was recommended for a medal of Honor based off his actions there.
Horse Soldiers; First Green berets into Afghanistan after 9/11.
Black Hawk Down, best of the list, an outstanding recount of the battle.
Several men from Easy Company have written memoirs. Off the top of my head: David Webster, Don Malarkey, Shifty Powers, Bill Garnere, Babe Heffron, Lynn Compton and Dick Winters. I've only read Winters' but it was amazing.
You think his editors would allow all of his shitty lies to get to print?
They just kept the ones that made for good optics, the shithead spewed the rest promoting the book thinking it actually made him look good.
This, the history of the selous scouts and the rhodesian bush war told by a guy who lived trough all, the author is probably one of the most lucky and moronic operators alive now.
Also, i'd recommend congo mercenary, wrote by Mike Hoare.
Lone Survivor is great if you like bullshit, American Sniper-Tier inflated accounts of shit trying to cater to your average dipshit's misunderstandings and unrealistic expectations of the military due to decades of action movie bullshit.
Book sucks to be honest, family.
Luttrell claims his team was attacked by 80-200 fighters in Lone Survivor.
This is up from his initial reports of 20-40, and WAY up from intelligence analysis estimates of 10-20 or independent estimates of 8-10.
Let me tell you what actually happened:
>4 arrogant rednecks roll into enemy territory basically blind and cocky with almost no way to call for help.
>Get BTFO by locals who have spent their entire lives in that valley and know it like the back of their hand.
>One gets saved by other locals, essentially only because Pashto honor consists asylum sacred, and even then only because his bumbling ass fell down the mountain into a valley less friendly to the Taliban
>Makes a bunch of shit up to capitalize on his life-defining fuckup and convince people he's a cool action hero.
There, just saved you a bunch of time.
Chris Kyle and Marcus Luttrell are /k/ incarnate:
> Sociopaths with no respect for human life
>Making shit up so people they'll never meet well think they're cool.
Also beware /k/ book recommendations in general: 90% of the time it's gonna be something written by some IRL Dale Gribbel with an 8th grade reading level.
>One Second After
Never listening to you morons again...
>and skipping the TV series.
Ignore him. Consume both.