Black & White Yard© by Bob Shallenberger

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Men walk in pairs on the con­crete trail with scuffed steel-toed boots and warn-out soles, drab green shirts and kha­ki pants with brown tops. In grey sweats and shorts they share dull tales and imprac­ti­cal plans, their sil­ver or flecked manes and rough long beards move with each step and word. Some sport col­or­less ath­let­ic shoes or brown hik­ing boots …

The Power of One” by Bryce Courtenay

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The sto­ry of a boy (self-named Peekay) grow­ing up in South Africa before, dur­ing and after World War II with the neg­a­tive Nazi influ­ence and how it became a part of his and his country’s life and how he was able to fight its evil nature his entire life. Peekay would become a nation­al box­ing cham­pi­on but that’s not near­ly …

Baseball” by George Vecsey

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The most detailed his­to­ry of the Amer­i­can pas­time you will ever read! If you thought base­ball was cre­at­ed by Abn­er Dou­ble­day or that it orig­i­nat­ed in the Unites States then you need to read this book to get your facts straight. It is writ­ten so well that it reads less like a his­to­ry book and more like a sto­ry. The …

SEAL Team Six” by Howard Wasdin

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An auto­bi­og­ra­phy of a mem­ber of America’s most pow­er­ful band of anti-ter­ror­ists. The author details SEAL train­ing and what it takes to become a mem­ber of Team Six. He also recounts spe­cif­ic his­tor­i­cal­ly sig­nif­i­cant events he par­tic­i­pat­ed in includ­ing the truth about the Black­hawk Down events in Soma­lia. MUST READ

Papillion” by Henri Charriere

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An auto­bi­og­ra­phy about a French­man in the late 1930’s false­ly con­vict­ed of mur­der in the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry and his near­ly two decades of failed and final­ly suc­cess­ful escape attempts from the French Guiana Island prison cham­bers. If it weren’t a true account you wouldn’t believe it could pos­si­bly be true…but it is. One of the best books I have …

Helmet For My Pillow” by Robert Leckie

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An auto­bi­og­ra­phy of a U. S. Marine sta­tioned in the South Pacif­ic fol­low­ing Japan’s bomb­ing of Pearl Har­bor dur­ing World War II and the sub­se­quent bat­tles and events that took place dur­ing that time to win the war. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED