1. On Jan 06 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground by Robert D. Kaplan
  2. On Jan 04 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Company Commander: The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II by Charles B. MacDonald and commented:

    This is a classic day to day description of MacDonald's WW II experience. I recently read James Brady's "The Coldest War" and it reminded me of Company Commander. The soldiers are presented not so much as good or bad but just as people with their own personalities, strengths, and weaknesses.

  3. On Jan 01 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The New Face of War: How War Will Be Fought in the 21st Century by Bruce D. Berkowitz
  4. On Dec 29 2008 Tom Copeland (USCG) read In The Company Of Heroes by Michael J. Durant and commented:

    You'll especially enjoy if you've already seen the movie "Blackhawk Down"... this fills in a lot of the blanks. In the last part of the book, Durant talks about the flak he received from various folks saying that he shouldn't have spoken on film for the Somalis. Not sure what the SERE trainers say about that... but I think the idea is to stay alive.

  5. On Dec 29 2008 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam by H. R. Mcmaster
  6. On Dec 29 2008 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World by Peter Schwartz
  7. On Dec 26 2008 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Touched with Fire: The Land War in the South Pacific by Eric M. Bergerud and commented:

    One thing I like about this book is that it gives you a great feel for the remoteness and size of this theater. At one point Bergerud describes how a person could have lived inland on one of the South Pacific islands and never have realized that there was a world war going on. The descriptions of the jungles, the Golden Staircase, and the conflicts between the tribesmen and the Japanese are all great stuff too.

  8. On Dec 24 2008 Tom Copeland (USCG) read An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 by Rick Atkinson
  9. On Dec 22 2008 spcarbaugh read Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda by Sean Naylor
  10. On Dec 22 2008 spcarbaugh read Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
  11. On Dec 22 2008 spcarbaugh read Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest by Stephen E. Ambrose
  12. On Dec 22 2008 spcarbaugh read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  13. On Dec 22 2008 spcarbaugh read In The Company Of Heroes by Michael J. Durant
  14. On Dec 20 2008 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley
  15. On Dec 17 2008 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour by James D. Hornfischer