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This book is well worth reading for anyone interested in the modern US military.
Largely it's a sequel of "Imperial Grunts" and if the book had been more original then it would have received a much higher grade.
"Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts" details the lives of Navy and Air Force noncoms in the same clear, detailed, engaging way.
I spent a carrier in the Navy and this book missed the feeling that came with that. Somehow the author goes from place to place and believes everything every base commander tell... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Stephen OBrien
Kaplan spent the better part of two years visiting, living with and talking to American military personnel the world over. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gary Messerli
Kaplan is one of the last in depth and eloquent international reporters, a must read for anyone who enjoys well written books.Published 11 months ago by Sandy Nelson
I loved the attention to detail in this book -- how the author talks about his wife, family and the difficult of serving one's country on deployed. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Charlotte A. Hu
My husband asked for this book and still hasn't completed it. I can't comment as I haven't been compelled to read it.Published 20 months ago by Grace
This book wasn't quite what I expected but I thoroughly enjoyed it, nonetheless. I was looking for some "blood and guts" stories of warfare but instead got a geo-political analysis... Read morePublished on August 15, 2012 by JayTee
In this book, Atlantic nationalist correspondent Robert Kaplan argues that the American military's greatness does not lie in its strategy, leadership, or technology. Read morePublished on January 20, 2012 by Jiang Xueqin
Great and insightful read. Kaplan combines history, geography, politics, culture, and travel writing to create a facinating overview of the countries and people he encounters.Published on October 24, 2011 by Nate
Follows the same line from his first book on the matter: Imperial Grunts. It's a fantastic jump into the US military on the ground, in the air, and on water. Without peers.Published on August 19, 2011 by Stephen