Some of the books I've read.

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  1. Dayton3

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    Some of my fellow members here expressed some interest (and skepticism) about books I've read as I said that I've read "thousands" on various subjects.

    Here is a list of the first 44 that spring to mind. Mainly about the military, space exploration, foreign policy and history.

    Some of the Books I’ve Read

    1.The Great Big Book of Horrible Things: The Definitive Chronicle of History's 100 Worst Atrocities byMatthew White

    2. The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression by Jean-Louis

    3. Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage Sherry Sontag & Christopher Drew

    4. Red Star Rogue Kenneth Sewell

    5. Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Paul Lettow

    6. The Price of Vigilance: Attacks on American Surveillance Flights Larry Tart & Robert Keefe


    7. The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire Brian Crozier

    8. Fall from Glory: The Men Who Sank the U.S. Navy Gregory L. Vistica

    9. Soviet Military Power 1982-1992 edition U.S. Government Printing Office

    10.Inside the Soviet Army Viktor Suvorov

    11.The Real War Richard M. Nixon

    12.Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended Paperback Jack Matlock

    13.Cold War at Sea: An Illustrated History Kit Bonner

    14.Whence the Threat to Peace Military Publishing

    15.The United States and the End of the Cold War: Implications, Reconsiderations, Provocations John Lewis Gaddis

    16.The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy David Hoffman

    17.The Silent War: The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea John Pina

    18.Cold War: An Illustrated History, 1945-1989 Jeremy Isaacs

    19.Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Cold War by John Swift

    20. The Case for Mars Robert Zubrin

    21. Entering Space Robert Zubrin

    22. Energy Victory Robert Zubrin

    25. The Coattails of God Robert M. Forward

    26. Mirror Matter Robert M. Forward

    27. Heavy Haulage & Abnormal Loads Vol. 1 David Lee

    28. Heavy Haulage & Abnormal Loads Vol. 2 David Lee


    29. Heavy Haulage & Abnormal Loads Vol. 3 David Lee


    30. Heavy Haulage & Abnormal Loads Vol. 4 David Lee


    31. Halfway to Anywhere G. Harry Stine


    32. The Third Industrial Revolution G. Harry Stine


    33. The Space Enterprise G. Harry Stine


    34. The Shuttle Decision T.A. Happenheimer


    35. Space Colonies T.A. Happenheimer


    36. Mining the Sky John Lewis


    37. New Earths James Oberg


    38. Engineer's Dreams Willy Ley


    39. Islands in the Sky Stanley Schmidt & Robert Zubrin


    40. Mars1999 Brian O'Leary


    41. Macro Frank P. Davidson


    42. Super Duty Earthmovers Eric C. Orlemann


    43 The First World War John Keegan


    44. Zones of Conflict John Keegan
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    Quest Did you bring your handcuffs? Staff Member Administrator

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    It wasn't the content of your claimed reading that invited skepticism, but the volume. You are still 1,956 books away from "thousands."
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  3. Dayton3

    Dayton3 Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    Give me time. I can keep this thread going for years compiling the list. I'm sure you are now inviting me to do so.

    Thanks.
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    Yes, please do. The more we can confine posts about you to dedicated threads about you, the better for the overall quality of discussion and debate on this board. :)
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    Thank you for supplying proof that you’re not even on par with Ambrose’s “McHistory”-level reading. :lol:

    Fool. :jayzus:
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    There you have it everyone. Formal wordforge administration approval. Now no one has any basis to complain about my posting this list.
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    And this is why no one should take the Arkansas retard (repetitive, I know) Dayton Kitchens seriously when he claims to be any sort of serious military historian. Those sources are laughable at best. McHistory in a nutshell, and that's being generous.
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    And @Dayton3, you mongoloid, autistic piece of shit, unless your home library consists of material like this (only a fraction of what my library contains, BTW) you are utterly and totally unqualified to claim expertise on anything regarding the United States Army.

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    Somehow I think that level of detail escapes your dim mental capacity, so kindly shut the fuck up about knowing shit about anything, you wretched piece of Arkansas filth (apologies for repeating myself).
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    Stephen Ambrose? I’m not sure what you mean by this?
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    I have an Army survival guide from 1975, I think. It was basically required reading in my my Boy Scout troop.
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    History for the masses. Not serious. "McHistory".
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    Quest Did you bring your handcuffs? Staff Member Administrator

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    Now those would be what historians will come to refer to as "primary sources."
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    Here are some of the history books I’ve read.
    The Other Founders by Saul Cornell

    The Real Lincoln by Thomas Delorenzo

    E Pluribus Unum by Forest McDonald


    States Rights and the Union by Forest McDonald

    I’m working on Empire of Liberty by Gordon S. Wood

    There’s a few others that I can’t think of right now.

    Would you consider those McHistory? Furthermore, how do you define McHistory?
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    Agreed. And probably the best source for researching history is primary sources. If writing a paper, you should include at least three primary sources.
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    I did not say those particular books were "history".

    Suvorov dramatically exaggerated the extent of his knowledge regarding Soviet military practices. Everyone knows that.

    "Whence the Threat to Peace" was a Soviet published propaganda document. Their response to the American published editions of "Soviet Military Power". I got lucky on finding a copy of "Whence the Threat to Peace". Even more interesting was a short letter inside from an official at the Soviet embassy to the American he mailed it to. The letter thanked the American and his organization for their efforts in promoting nuclear disarmament.
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    I’ve also actually read letters from Jefferson, Calhoun and most of the Federalist Papers as well as other primary sources.
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    Nobody gives a fuck, dumbass.
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    History for mass consumption. Like the shitty burgers sold by the clown.

    There's nothing inherently wrong with them for the layman, but it's ridiculous for someone like Autistic Retard Dayton Kitchens to claim some sort of expertise based on reading such...common...source material.

    I mean, that may fly in the Arkansas public school system (:lol:), but those of us the real world know better.
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    Agree. Keep in mind that “Coach” pretty much got his degree by passing tests. I’m not trying to boast, but my actual history degree involved writing papers, reading books and having to actually write book reviews. Dayton obviously didn’t have to do that.
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    His claim to being an expert in history holds less weight than if I were to claim to be an NBA-caliber basketball player.
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    I see.
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    But his PRAXIS scores, man. Do you not realize how important those are?

    No, seriously, one of the things that I absolutely lurve about living in the 21st century is that there are all kinds of ready access to documents that previous generations would have found impossible to get. What politicians (and others) have intended for public consumption is one thing, while what they really feel about the subject is another. In the past, it has been hard to find out if the private person was similar to the public person, as it was the public person who sold books. Now, thanks to it being so cheap to put things up on the web, we can find out those telling bits of history which never made it into the textbooks or other works.
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    Are you unfamiliar with our resident Autistic?

    He thinks this signifies intelligence when it actually does the opposite.
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    Especially when we already have a Book Thread dating back to 2012. :marathon:
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    Well, I've read none of those. One wonders why if he's such a prolific reader that he hasn't contributed. But please don't let's have Dayton spam up the Book Thread.
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