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Old 08-08-2017, 06:44 PM   #51
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Just finished a book called Left of Bang. It's a book about the marines combat hunter program. Really good book about situational awareness and not becoming a victim.

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Old 08-08-2017, 07:14 PM   #52
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The last punisher. Related to American Sniper
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:17 PM   #53
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My 9 Years With The Indians - fascinating book and all true - also happened in Junction/Central Texas area so it is all areas you will recognize - very cool read for those into history
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:19 PM   #54
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The other favorite would be the Lewis and Clark expedition - unbelievable what these men did -
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:21 PM   #55
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The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks

But seriously Coyote America and American Serengeti by Dan Flores. Got wind of his stuff from joe rogan podcast. So good.

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Old 08-08-2017, 09:46 PM   #56
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I didn't know so many of y'all read books, I always made the excuse "i didn't have time". Appreciate all the suggestions
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:59 PM   #57
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A few of my favorites:

Rebel Yell:The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwyne
The Saxon Stories Series by Bernard Cornwell
Richard Sharpe Series by Bernard Cornwell
Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy
Game of Thrones Series by George RR Martin
The Time it Never Rained by Elmer Kelton
World War II Liberation Trilogy by Rick Atkinson
The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy
The Stand by Steven King
Any book by Peter Hathaway Capstick
I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:07 PM   #58
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I need to delete the amazon app ASAP after reading this thread...
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:17 PM   #59
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We need to start a list of the "Essential TBH Library" or something similar. It would be the TBH staples that get mentioned in every book thread. Like:
The Bible
Empire of the Summer Moon
Lone Survivor
Lonesome Dove
Everything Louis L'amour
Game of Thrones
Frackers
The Big Rich

That's just off the top of my head what am I missing that qualifies? I know there are a bunch more.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:28 PM   #60
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If you like non-fiction that relates to the outdoors, check out The Tracker. Its a story about Tom Brown. He has several books relating to tracking and such and are really interesting reads. Was trained by an old indian man in tracking and his stories are quite good.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:45 PM   #61
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Man eaters of kuman should be on every lift

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Old 08-09-2017, 05:40 AM   #62
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:46 AM   #63
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The Adventures of Bigfoot Wallace, the Texas Ranger and Hunter by John C. Duval.

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67...apth5831/m1/1/

This book is part of the collection entitled: Texas History Collection and was provided to The Portal to Texas History by the UNT Libraries.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:48 AM   #64
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If you're into football and think you know a lot, you'd be surprised at how much you can learn from "TAKE YOUR EYE OFF THE BALL" by Pat Kirwan

I'm not finished with my copy, just got it in the mail last week and I'm only on page 39, but I've already learned a lot in those 39 pages.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:52 AM   #65
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im reading "Rough RIders: Theodore Roosevelt, his cowboy regiment, and the immortal charge up san juan hill" but I have always liked books on Teddy
Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris is awesome. Give it a read if you haven't already.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:54 AM   #66
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Marine Sniper by Charles Henderson. The story of Carlos Hathcock and its freaking awesome.

https://www.amazon.com/Marine-Sniper.../dp/0425103552
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:59 AM   #67
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Uncommon by tony dungee
Turner diaries- this book is considered the blue print for the okc bombing. Interesting read of fiction
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:10 AM   #68
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Everything Robert Ruark ever wrote. Especially Something of Value.
Steinbeck's East of Eden. Far better than The Grapes of Wrath (for which he was awarded the Pulitzer).
Death in the Afternoon, Hemingway - nonfiction; the science of bullfighting.
All of Grisham's works; I particularly recommend The Confession.
Lonesome Dove, Streets of Laredo and Texasville by Larry McMurtry. He can give life to his characters the way no one else can and dialogue can't be matched by anyone - except by maybe McCarthy (see below).
Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses trilogy, should be read in order.
Stephen Hunter's Bob Lee Swagger trilogy; Point of Impact, Dirty White Boys, Black Light (must be read in order).
Prince of Tides and Beach Music, Pat Conroy.
The Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption written by Stephen King (yep he wrote 'em.)
Most of Wilbur Smith's stuff.
Nelson DeMille has done some good work; in particular, The General's Daughter and The Charm School.
Peter Hathaway Capstick, Death in the Long Grass. Fun reading and expounds upon the difficulties of being a white hunter (though many PH's have said some of his experiences are borrowed and exaggerated).
And just for enlightenment purposes; Ain't Nobody's Business if You Do, (nonfiction), the absurdity of consensual crimes in a free society. The quotes contained on every page are well worth the price of the book. Author, Peter McWilliams.
Oh... and Louis L'Amour's Last of the Breed.


Those oughta hold you for awhile.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:16 AM   #69
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Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta by Richard Grant

I'm kinda partial to this as I'm from MS. The MS delta is a special place. I recommend everyone spend at least part of their life there.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:56 AM   #70
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If I don't read for about an hour each night before bed I can't sleep. My brain just won't shut off unless I read, usually fantasy or sci-fi. If I read fiction or history I end up thinking about it too much and then I still can't sleep haha. So fantasy is usually my go to, it sounds crazy, but it works for me.

Brandon Sanderson is probably my favorite. But if you go to https://www.goodreads.com/ it will help you find books you will like in any genre.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:44 PM   #71
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Amazon is about to love me!
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:03 PM   #72
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If you liked Marcus's and Chris's books, you need to read Outlaw Platoon. It's balls to the walls the whole time in Afghanistan
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:13 PM   #73
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I liked it, boiled it down to pretty fundamental approaches.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:36 PM   #74
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Before you go spending all your protein/corn money at Amazon, check out your local public library.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:57 PM   #75
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I'm reading The Dark Tower now. I think the Bob Lee Swagger series are good. Starts with Point of Impact I believe. It's what the movie "Shooter" is based off of.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:03 PM   #76
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Lonesome Dove
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:44 PM   #77
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I am reading Death in Yellowstone it is non-fiction by Lee H. Whittlesey. It is a great book!
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:58 PM   #78
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World War Z, by Max Brooks. The movie wasn't remotely related to the book, so ignore that if you saw it.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:38 AM   #79
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We need to start a list of the "Essential TBH Library" or something similar. It would be the TBH staples that get mentioned in every book thread. Like:
The Bible
Empire of the Summer Moon
Lone Survivor
Lonesome Dove
Everything Louis L'amour
Game of Thrones
Frackers
The Big Rich

That's just off the top of my head what am I missing that qualifies? I know there are a bunch more.

Robert Ruark's The Old Man and the Boy and The Old Man's Boy Grows Older.



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Old 08-10-2017, 08:23 AM   #80
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The Hungry Ocean - Linda Greenlaw (Swordfishing Grand Banks - sister boat of the Andrea Gail of Perfect Storm fame)

Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor - Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha

The Journals of Lewis and Clark - Lewis & Clark

Two Years Before the Mast - Richard Henry Dana Jr.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:38 AM   #81
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Saga of Doc Holliday by Vicroria Wilcox. Historical fiction by a woman who spent 18 years doing research on the subject. I am finishing the second of 3 books. Great read!
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:25 AM   #82
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To Kill a Mockingbird
Go Set a Watchman
Catcher in the Rye
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:27 AM   #83
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I have been reading books by Harlan Coben lately. He writes mystery/thriller novels.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:45 AM   #84
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The Perfect Storm - Sebastian Junger
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:53 AM   #85
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One Ranger about Joaquin Jackson
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:22 AM   #86
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A fairly new novel is loosely related to traditional archery. The book is At First Light by Sandy Harris. Mystery novel based on three guys being killed in a southern deer hunting camp. It is an easy read and well written by the author. I highly recommend it. Sandy is a traditional bowhunter.

A couple of other guys have mentioned The Big Sky by A.B. Guthrie. When I was a freshman at A&M it was assigned reading in a English class. I could not put it down when I started reading it. It remains one of the best books I have ever read. A young man moves west and becomes a trapper and mountain man. Great read.
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:53 PM   #87
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Currently reading "The Big Sky" by A. B. Guthrie. Good read so far!
Just got this one in yesterday. Finishing up the boarder series by Cormac McCarthy.

Hound dog Man by Fred Gipson is my all time favorite.
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:23 PM   #88
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"The Clash of the Cultures: Investment v. Speculation" - John Bogle
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:28 PM   #89
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Lone Star Nation
The Captured
War and Peace
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:31 PM   #90
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Check out books written by Elmer Kelton. The time it never rained, The wolf and the buffalo. Just a couple of his that are great reading.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:55 PM   #91
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Before you go spending all your protein/corn money at Amazon, check out your local public library.
Great suggestion. I think most people would be surprised at how much good content is available at your local library.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:59 PM   #92
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Tenth Legion by Tom Kelly
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:11 PM   #93
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This thread made me decide to share what I have. I'll send out any of the books members want, don't care about shipping just want to share great books
http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=657096

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Old 08-12-2017, 11:36 PM   #94
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A American and Joe Nobody write some great fiction books. Both are very long series and those series by those two authors are still going.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:38 PM   #95
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A bit cliche, but:
Rich Dad, Poor Dad (Life/Financial/Mind-Set)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Fiction)
The Black Hand, (Mexican Mafia)
Art of the Deal (Needs no intro)
The Road (Fiction)
The Last Lecture (Non-Fiction)
Over the Edge of the World (History)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Non-fiction)
The Art of War
Iranian Rappers and Persian Poorn (Poorn spelled the real way in book title)
I hope they serve beer in hell
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Check out books written by Elmer Kelton. The time it never rained, The wolf and the buffalo. Just a couple of his that are great reading.
Second this.

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Old 08-13-2017, 12:42 AM   #97
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I second everyone saying CJ Box's Joe Pickett series. Start at the first book and have at it
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:56 AM   #98
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I second everyone saying CJ Box's Joe Pickett series. Start at the first book and have at it
I'm gonna have to check these out. I download a lot of audio books since I cover TX, LA and Ok so I spend a lot of time in the car but I still order a bunch of paper backs to read when I'm at home.
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:50 AM   #99
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Lonesome Dove series.
Longmire series by Craig Johnson.
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:01 AM   #100
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Last book I read was the boys in the boat, which was fantastic.
Right now I'm reading On the Road by Jack Kerouac. It's a good book, but seems like it's something I should have read in my late teens or early twenties. Next book will be Vonnegut and then some finance books.
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