I done Up And Volunteered Myself, Edited
1.How many books have I owned? There is no real telling. Bunches upon bunches.
2. The last book I bought was? "In The Red Zone, A Journey Into The Soul Of Iraq", by the late Steven Vincent. He was an Art Reporter who saw the World Trade Centers fall and later went to Iraq out of pocket, not as an Imbed or working for a News Angency. As I was reading it he was shot and killed in Basra and his Lady Interprator, Noir, was seriously wounded. He was a big supporter of Democracy in Iraq, but even his writings shed a dim light for hope in that. From his writing I liked him personaly, may he rest in Peace. Maybe Noir can come to here and live without threat.
3. The last book I read was? See above. So...
3a. The Book I read before that was the Draft version of FMFM-1A, Fourth Generation Warfare, by Bill Lind and the 4GW boy's.
3b. Before that I read "Lost In Translation, a Combat Advisor's Story, Vietnam", by Martin Dockery.
3c. And before that was "Not A God Day To Die, The Untold Story Of Operation Anaconda", by Sean Naylor(It's up there with "Black Hawk Down", by Mark Bowden). I'm Currently re reading FMFM-1A.
4. The books that have left an impression on me: There are so many. Some that come to mind are...The 1985 version of FM22-100, Military Leadership. "The Seven Pillars Of Wisdom", by T.E. Lawrence, The Book Of Proverbs, both the Living Bible and The King James Version..."Open rebuke is better than secret love"...Not to mention Eclesiastes. History, Myths and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees, by James Mooney. About Face, by the late Col. David Hackworth, The Travels Of William Bartram, by William Bartram(slightly lesser is A Journey into The Carolinas, by John Lawson). Enders Game, by Orson Scott Card(and Enders Shadow!) and the countless books I read as a kid on Mountain Men and Indian Warriors. One to add, for variety and it's true, was The Secrets of Seduction by a lady named Venus Something another. I loaned it to Horse Slayer, but, he must have never read it.
Two to add after thinking about it. "Boyd, The Fighter Pilot That Changed The Art Of War", by Robert Coram and "Rising Tide, The Great Mississippi Flood Of 1927 And How It Changed America", by John M. Berry. The latter my Ex picked up in a discount store over In Pigeon Forge, meaning it didn't do as well. It deserves much credit. 800 plus pages, but, very interesting reading. You'll have a better understanding of a Complex South.
In the same spirit of Dave I'll ask for Volunteers. It may work better that way.
I plan on getting some posts caught up soon since I'm going to be away so much over the next 20 odd day's. Bare with me...hang in there.