Recomended Reading List

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  1. Nodak7mm

    Nodak7mm Well-Known Member

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    Of the hunting/shooting trinkets Santa leaves in my sock each year, books are always one of my favorites to get (I'm not only a gun nut & redneck, but a bookworm too).

    I'd like to start this thread on "Recommended Reading", I have many that I would recommend, but will just start with the recent additions from Santa. I'd really like to see what ya'll are reading..

    #1 - "Modern Muzzleloading for Todays Whitetails" by Ian McMurchy. A great read and full of "how to" & "tech details" on in-line. I recommend it!!! Highly!!!! (Great Job Ian!!!!!) Now I know something about in-lines...

    #2 - "Jack O'Conner, The legendary life of America's Greatest Gunwriter" by Robert Anderson. A biography on old Jack himself, very interesting insight, currently in the middle of reading. If ya dig Jack, get it...

    #3 - "Trophies of the Heart" by Russell Thornberry - If you crave the northwoods moose hunt, this one is for you. I am reading a chapter a night, dang hard to put it down... I highly recommend this one too!!

    Whats on your nightstand????
     
  2. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    A good read most of us have seen...

    "Death in the long grass" Capstick (entertaining to say the least... drunk elephant stories and other "you won't believe this" types)

    "The House Of God" medical student type reading material... a must read for anyone with a medical (patient care, ER specifically) background. Others may not care for it too much...

    "The memory book" Harry Lorraine & Jerry Lucas. About how to remember things... never too late to remember stuff..

    At least one of the Robert Fulghum books... "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" or " It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It" Great little stories, funny and good... Under "inspirational" but should be under "life like it really is"
     

  3. Holmes

    Holmes Well-Known Member

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    "Hell, I Was There", Elmer Keith

    "The Man-Eaters of Tsavo", Lt. Col. J.H. Patterson

    "African Rifles & Cartridges", John Taylor

    "Beyond the Abyss", Arthur Conan Doyle (an historical and sociological analysis of 19th life on the East End waterfront)

    "Desert Solitaire", Edward Abbey
     
  4. Romad

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    The CORPS series - WEB Griffin
    Brotherhood of War Series - WEB Griffin
    eyes of the eagle - gary linderer
    eyes behind the lines - gary linderer

    if you like military stuff
     
  5. speedbump

    speedbump Well-Known Member

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    IMHO:

    1. "Marine Sniper" the (and I mean THE) definitive book on long range 'hunting' - a MUST read - for the shooting & stalking techniques if nothing else.

    2. "On Killing" by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman. Colonel Dave is an outstanding speaker & the foremost thinker & teacher on violence issues in the world today. Very funny guy in person too.

    3. "Band of Brothers" by the late, great Stephen Ambrose. The movie series was pleasantly very close to the book. U.S. history at its finest!

    4. "The Blond Knight of Germany", an epic about Erich Hartmann, German Luftwaffe combat pilot who shot down over 300 enemy aircraft. Good stuff on a hunting mindset & will to live in spite of tremendous odds.

    5. "The Art of the Rifle" by Jeff Cooper, excellent stuff on shooting & hunting in a variety of disciplines.
     
  6. Jake in NC

    Jake in NC Well-Known Member

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    Timeless shared wisdom and great entertainment..
    "The Old Man and the Boy"
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    "The Old Man's Boy Grows Older".. By Ruark..
    .. IMO, it was great medicine for properly adjusting my perspective on what's really important.. d:^) JiNC
     
  7. littletoes

    littletoes Well-Known Member

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    "A Varmint Hunters Odyssey" By Steve Hanson, an absolute great book. I would recomend it to anyone interested in long range shooting, or not. Also enjoyed "Precision Shooting at 1000 Yards", "The Ultimate Sniper", and "Handloading for Competition" by Glen Zediker, a very deep book, but full of great info.
     
  8. 4mesh063

    4mesh063 Well-Known Member

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    It's amazing how many of these I've read. I didn't think I spent that much time at it outside techincal reading.

    One of my favorites: "On Food and Cooking" - McGee. A great book that deals with the history and chemistry of cooking. It's about how to understand the interaction of ingredients and how they act under heat. Why things work.

    The Lord of the Rings" was terrific and is one of the few sets I ever read more than once. (about had to to keep up with it)

    "Rifle Accuracy Facts" - Vaughn, recently deceased I have read. Just a great book about guns in general.

    Then, anything from Peter H Anderson. These deal with electronics engineering and are very hands on for a variety of new products. Great stuff for anyone who wants to learn on thier own. From discretes, to microcontrollers, to microprocessors, real world interfacing, Basic Stamp Processors, etc. He even has 2 books that show how to use a parallel port on a PC to either collect or output data or control. He has a website that has all sorts of kits you can buy. 100% of the proceeds go to the E-Engineering dept students at Morgan St U in MD. http://www.phanderson.com . Most of the site is handled by students. If my memory serves me (and it seldom does) something like more than 90% of his students take every single elective He offers during a year. Nice guy too.
     
  9. MAX

    MAX Well-Known Member

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    Only those relating to the topic of this web site:

    "Rifle Accuracy Facts" Harold Vaughn
    "Modern Exterior Ballistics" Robert McCoy
    "Understanding Firearms Ballistics" Robert Rinker"

    I look forward to Dr. Howell's upcomming book on interior ballistics.

    I have considered writing a self help book about how to get real small when people are shooting at you. I know it's not pertinent to this forum, but the future is never certain. [​IMG]
     
  10. 4mesh063

    4mesh063 Well-Known Member

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    MAX,

    Sounds like you have a new girlfirend! Making plans, huh?