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Time For A Few Good Books

Discussion in 'Entertainment & Literature' started by Inspector, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Inspector

    Inspector Subscribing Member

  2. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    I've mentioned it before....if you can find it anywhere (I'm NOT lending out my copy), a great read is Signal Zero by George Kirkham. It's the true story of a criminology professor at Florida State University getting called out by one of his police officer students for living in a theoretical world.

    Long story short, Kirkham went to the full police academy, and then worked a 2-man unit in the worst section of Jacksonville for 6 months full-time. Needless to say, he never looked at police officers and policing the same way again.
     
  3. phuzz01

    phuzz01 Subscribing Member

    Just read "War" by Sebastian Junger. He is the author of "The Perfect Storm." While working for Vanity Fair, he was embedded in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. Very quick and interesting read, and one of the most accurate descriptions out there of the war in Afghanistan.
     
  4. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    Now you know why I'm not lending out my copy!

    I got mine on E-Bay for a pretty reasonable price....$20 or so.
     
  5. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    I checked my library. It wasn't available but that was well over two years ago. Who knows if it's in libraries now. I think I'll double check.
     
  6. Cyrix142

    Cyrix142 MassCops Member

    Delta on your recommendation I tracked down a copy online, and just finished it an hour ago. Excellent book, one I highly recommend if you can find a copy.


     
  7. niteowl1970

    niteowl1970 Moderator Staff Member

    Amazon.com has paperback copies of "Signal Zero" for about $ 9.00 including shipping.

    I also recommend "Chesty" the biography of Marine Lewis "Chesty" Puller.
     
  8. justanotherparatrooper

    justanotherparatrooper Pissin' in liberals cheerio's for 40 years :) Staff Member

    "BY Order of the President" by Web Griffin
     
  9. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    "Decision Points" by W.

    A perfect President, no, but I have been and always will be a fan. The book was a gift and I'll be damned if I'm NOT going to read it. And actually, it's pretty good. Years ago I tried to read Dan Quayle's book. I still like Quayle, but he can't write worth a damn. W. has done a nice job.
     
  10. 5-0

    5-0 Guest

    Police Pistolcraft by Mike Conti
     
  11. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    Let me know how you like it.....my sister-in-law was so impressed, she bought her own copy and has read it multiple times.
     
  12. csauce777

    csauce777 Supporting Member

    I'm reading it too. Free from my public library.
     
  13. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    You're not going to want to return it.
     
  14. Inspector

    Inspector Subscribing Member

    For those who prefer some entertainment I recommend Lee Child books. He is the creator of Jack Reacher, a nomadic ex-military cop who falls into more crap than flies. Nothing real heavy...just some beach or poolside reading.
     
  15. csauce777

    csauce777 Supporting Member

    So I won't. Heck, marijuana isn't criminal, surely failing to return library books isn't...
     
  16. cc3915

    cc3915 MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Tell that to this guy.

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  17. TRPDiesel

    TRPDiesel MassCops Member

    I have read all his books. They have a similar story lines but they are entertaining.
    Hopping onto amazon now and grabbing a copy of Signal Zero provided it is not 178 Bucks...
     
  18. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    Beat me to it!
     
  19. Cyrix142

    Cyrix142 MassCops Member

    Anyone read Verbal Judo by George Thompson? Any good?

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Verbal-Judo-Gentle-Art-Persuasion/dp/0060577657/ref=pd_ys_qtk_general_recs_1?pf_rd_p=1286318242&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_t=1501&pf_rd_i=home&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=04GZ7G0KDPT38164MPAA]Amazon.com: Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion (9780060577650): George Thompson: Books[/ame]
     
  20. 5-0

    5-0 Guest

    Please tell me you were kidding.... Lmao! We all know what that is. I also know Tongue-Fu. Just kidding, I don't know Karate, but I know Ka Ray Ze!
     
  21. trueblue

    trueblue MassCops Member


    Read it...awesome, and never gave it back to one of my friends. Now I don't know where it is!!
     
  22. OCKS

    OCKS Guest

    "the only thing worth dying for" by Eric Blem The first green berets in southern afganistan fighting with Kerzai.
     
  23. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    Going against my cardinal rule, I just lent my copy to my other sister-in-law, a Harvard-educated moonbat who lives in a McMansion in Sudbury.....I can't wait to hear her take on it.
     
  24. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    The author's website for anyone who's interested;

    krimedr - Home
     
  25. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    At my job, we had a class in verbal judo. I left the room convinced it will work.

    Not in real life though, that's the part that sucks.:unsure:

    For what it's worth, every situation call for a different approach and tactic. To think you can 'talk' EVERY situation into the record books is NUTS.

    But talking hurts less physically....well, until the bad guy gets sick of listening to you and hits you with something. THAT FUCKING HURTS!
     

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