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its a timeline at best not a history,
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This review is from: Defensor Fortis: The History of the Air Force Military Police, Air Police, Security Police, and Security Forces (Paperback)
I eagerly ordered this book as soon as I found it and the day it arrived in the mail I torn the box open prepared to spend the next few hours reading it from cover to cover. As flipped through the pages in preparation for my read I noticed that it was simply a compilation of highlights of the SF career field; a few sentences here and there regarding a topic. It is poorly written and seems to be the authors lame attempt to the first author of only book regarding SF history; a feeble attempt to make rank possibly seeing he is an officer??
Also I would like to point out there are absolutely no sources listed! Nothing from the Security Forces Center or the SF Museum. No footnotes no references, nothing. This book is essentially a printed time line from Wikipedia. Save your money and ask an SF Vet! They already know all the information. If I wasn't in Iraq I would have returned the book! Such as waste, the author should be ashamed of himself.
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Initial post: Feb 1, 2010, 2:51:59 AM PST
K. Pinck.. says:
Yes! It is a chronological compilation of highlights of the career field. Definitely not a novel. Specifically a timeline of events explaining how US Army Military Police became USAF Security Forces. It is unfortunate that your expectations for a specific type of book were not met. Author has been both Enlisted and Officer... This book cannot be a feeble attempt to make rank as this won't help anyone gain any rank. This book cannot be an attempt to be the first since there have been others. The author is an proud SF Vet that has helped fashion other info sources such as Wiki's. Good points, however, Most of which have been explained in the book. Security Forces Center does not maintain history, SF Museum was referenced.
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Last edited by the author on Mar 2, 2013, 3:40:42 PM PST
Jon Gordon says:
Ouch, dude. The points you made, such as the lack of references, were good and legitimate. But your personal attack . . . well, like I said . . . ouch, dude. It detracted from what you had to say. Good Lord! I just looked at your Amazon page. I meant ouch, dudette. Sorry.
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