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What are you reading?

Gonna dump some books I've read in the last few months here, definitely recommend them all.

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes: Great novel set in Vietnam, raw and brutal. For the helo guys there's a couple cool passages about how bad ass the phrog pilots were.

Bogeys and Bandits by Robert Gandt: Follows a class of freshly winged F/A-18 pilots in the the mid-nineties as they get through the FRS. The descriptions of the carrier trap quals were very cool. If you like jets, worth a read.

Newly Commissioned Naval Officer's Guide by CDR Fred Kacher, USN: Seems like required reading.

The Fleet at Flood Tide by James D. Hornfischer: At first I was intimidated by the tome-esque quality of the paperback but the writing is sharp and interesting. It is a popular history of the Navy as we tightened the belt around Japan, 1944-45. It doesn't feel too colloquial like some popular histories, definitely fleshed out and that is to the book's favor.
 

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Gonna dump some books I've read in the last few months here, definitely recommend them all.

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes: Great novel set in Vietnam, raw and brutal. For the helo guys there's a couple cool passages about how bad ass the phrog pilots were.

Bogeys and Bandits by Robert Gandt: Follows a class of freshly winged F/A-18 pilots in the the mid-nineties as they get through the FRS. The descriptions of the carrier trap quals were very cool. If you like jets, worth a read.

Newly Commissioned Naval Officer's Guide by CDR Fred Kacher, USN: Seems like required reading.

The Fleet at Flood Tide by James D. Hornfischer: At first I was intimidated by the tome-esque quality of the paperback but the writing is sharp and interesting. It is a popular history of the Navy as we tightened the belt around Japan, 1944-45. It doesn't feel too colloquial like some popular histories, definitely fleshed out and that is to the book's favor.
If you like Naval History you should read everything that Hornfischer and Toll write. Both are great authors and their works are very approachable and enjoyable.
 
Currently going through The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan by James Scott.

I'm only about half done, so I don't know if this is covered later or what, but I hope the author goes more deeply into the defective torpedo issue and how it was rectified/improved upon at some point.