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Offline elevatorwife

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Reading material
« on: April 25, 2012, 09:08:38 PM »
At the Waco, GA Appleseed event, Goose had suggested 3 books that would be excellent reads.  Unfortunately, I did not have my pen and paper handy. :slap:  Can anyone help me out?

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Re: Reading material
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 01:13:01 AM »
Two off the top of my head would be:

Paul Revere's Ride, by David Hackett Fischer

Battle of April 19th, by Frank W. Coburn (available as a free download on google books)

There are many, many others, but those two should at least get you started.
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Re: Reading material
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 09:45:03 AM »
This book was not one they talked about at appleseed but has a lot of good info.
American rifle,a biography.
It is basically the history of the American military rifle from before the revolutionary war on up to modern day.

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Re: Reading material
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 09:58:35 PM »
American Rifle: a biography is a great read.  I have a loaner copy that MrHappy has right now.  If you have a Half-Price Books near you you can usually get it in hard back for $6.00.

Suggestions to Military Riflemen by Townsend Whelen is excellent also. Free on Google books

http://books.google.com/books?id=TphJAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Towsend+Whelen&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7O6ZT7adNvPK0AG52NmNDg&ved=0CEQQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Towsend%20Whelen&f=false

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Re: Reading material
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2012, 10:44:52 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions ya'll.  I'll be heading to the library now O0

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Re: Reading material
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 06:37:36 PM »
Finally, I get over here to answer the Question...

Paul Revere's Ride...David Hackett Fischer
Washington's Crossing...David Hackett Fischer
Legend of the Third Horseman...Charles Caes


(See y'all Thursday night!)  --goose

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Re: Reading material
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 09:31:41 AM »
Not in Rev War light, but "A Rifleman Went to War" is a fascinating read. Author McBride volunteered to go to war in Europe (WWI) - interesting observations on shooting, ballistics, but even more so in the mindset of that generation.
This is the book Hathcock and Land used to develop USMC sniper program in the 1960's.
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Re: Reading material
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 01:35:02 PM »
Not Revolutionary War but....

Jack Hinson's One Man War, A Civil War Sniper by Tom C. McKenney

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