1. On Mar 25 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and commented:

    I expected to dislike this book just from its title - I thought it'd be all about how bad Americans are, etc. To the contrary, it weaves together a bunch of vignettes about several different Americans and their actions in and around a fictional eastern country. The scenarios and characters are reasonably believable, although the truly ugly Americans might be a little overdone. Definitely a classic about the difficulties of spreading democracy and fighting totalitarian ideologies - those tasks are hard enough without shooting outselves in the foot.

  2. On Mar 23 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Billy Budd and Other Stories by Herman Melville
  3. On Mar 23 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by E.B. Sledge
  4. On Mar 07 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise to Western Power by Victor Hanson
  5. On Mar 02 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Savage Wars Of Peace: Small Wars And The Rise Of American Power by Max Boot
  6. On Feb 25 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations by Samuel P. Huntington
  7. On Feb 16 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization by Thomas L. Friedman
  8. On Feb 10 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell
  9. On Feb 09 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
  10. On Jan 26 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda by Sean Naylor
  11. On Jan 21 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Leadership by Rudolph Giuliani
  12. On Jan 18 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Art Of War by Sun Tzu
  13. On Jan 18 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Empire By Default: The Spanish-American War And The Dawn Of The American Century by Ivan Musicant
  14. On Jan 13 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer by Margot Morrell
  15. On Jan 12 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Face of Battle by John Keegan and commented:

    This contains in-depth studies of several major battles - Waterloo, the Somme, Agincourt. John Keegan is a great historian, of course, but in this book he also details the human aspect of these battle. There's the exhaustion of the soldiers, the details of the terrain, the weapons; it's great stuff.