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This review is from: The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen (Kindle Edition)
When you start a new book, you can tell pretty quickly if its gonna be a great read. Being
a military history buff, with a penchant for reading anything Spec Ops related, I have
read over 100 Biographies, memoirs, and historical accounts from SEALS, Delta, and all
the other elite units. I have a very small stack (less than 10) of books that are 'READ
AGAIN' and 'RECOMMEND' to friends and family. This will be added to the stack. The
last one I added was Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell, who the author speaks about
in his book. When you think you have read them all or you won't learn anything new,
pick this up and be humbled. A fantastic read! And for the uninitiated, check out his site
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Initial post: Apr 18, 2012 8:13:35 AM PDT
What is in your small stack of 10?
In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2012 7:43:05 PM PDT
Mark Patterson says:
i am also wondering what is in your stack, because, just like you, i am obsessed with military non fiction especially special ops. my small stack includes (in no particular order): Lone Survivor, Marine Sniper, Outlaw Platoon, Inside Delta Force, Black Hawk Down, Rogue Warrior, Lions of Kandahar, Seal Team 6, American Sniper. feel free to hate on this list all you want - this is just my opinion
Posted on May 24, 2012 9:15:44 AM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
I too would like to know the contents of your '10 book listing'!
Posted on Jun 19, 2012 7:18:22 AM PDT
Z. T. Freistat says:
I too consider myself a fan of the same genre of books. My short list includes the following:
The Heart and the Fist, The Unforgiving Minute, Lone Survivor, One Bullet Away, and Fearless.
I just finished reading Fearless and couldn't put it down.
Posted on Aug 17, 2012 1:49:30 AM PDT
Sir, like the others I want to know your top ten!
Posted on Oct 20, 2012 5:25:29 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 20, 2012 5:30:37 PM PDT
Just finished THE RED CIRCLE (10/12/12). A great book, 5 stars! Mr. Webb, I'm so very sorry and truly sickened about the terrible death of your fellow Seal and life long friend, Glen Doherty, who was murdered at the Benghazi massacre along with 3 other great Americans Heros.
Most sincere thoughts and prayers,
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2012 12:36:14 PM PDT
The Unforgiving Minute was my least favorite on that list. I have not read One Bullet Away but instead am going to read "Generation Kill". I am sure "Fearless" will be great as everything Blehm writes is great.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2013 1:10:48 AM PST
Good list, Mark. Here's mine (in order, except for 1 and 2 which I actually consider to be 1a and 1b). Not all of these are spec op related. A few of my favorites provide excellent combat narratives at the infantry level (With Old Breed, We Were Soldiers, Outlaw Platoon, War). War is written by a journalist, Sebastian Junger but he does a great job of describing a grunt's eye view of the war in Afghanistan.
1. Black Hawk Down
2. With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
4. We Were Soldiers Once...And Young
6. Outlaw Platoon
8. The Only Thing Worth Dying For
9. No Easy Day
10. Lone Survivor
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2013 2:48:14 AM PST
Mark Patterson says:
Thanks, Chris. Since I made that list I've read a few more that I enjoyed. Fearless was probably my favorite and the most unbelievably touching story I've ever read. I did also enjoy No Easy Day a lot as well. Fearless inspired me to read The Only Thing Worth Dying For as well. I'm reading Sua Sponte, as I have liked Dick Couch's books about BUD/S. truly elite soldiers in our military, and I thank all of them for their service! Thanks to everyone above as well, as I've added any I hadn't read yet to my wish list. One more, given to me by my grandmother's new husband (she remarried after my grand pop died) who faught in and was wounded in the Korean War, The Last Stand of Fox Company. First time I ever read about the Korean War. Fighting conditions were unreal!
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2013 12:01:12 PM PDT
I echo your sentiments. These quiet professionals are the retaining wall that protects us all from the void.