The Cruise of the Snark by Jack London.
Jack London was surfing with the native Hawaiians in 1911 before it was cool.
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Jan 9, 2013, 11:27 PM #32Junior Member
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Jan 10, 2013, 02:22 AM #34With The Old Breed, EB Sledge
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Jan 10, 2013, 06:18 AM #36
waves and beaches by willard bascom is really good if you want to get technical as he explains a lot concerning the ocean
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Jan 10, 2013, 11:00 PM #39
Since this has gone off pure surfing books and into the realm of military history, I offer:
Anything by Shelby Foote or Bruce Catton
“The Guns of August” by Barbara Tuchman, you want to know about WWI, read this.
John Keegan's "The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme " one of my all time favorites. A book about why these battles were important and how they affected modern warfare.
"Sagittarius Rising" by Cecil Lewis, a WWI combat ace who was described by my favorite playwright George Bernard Shaw (next to the immortal bard and thank you Mrs. Malaprop) as "a thinker, a master of words, and a bit of a poet". I’ve read through two copies of this book since I was a teenager. I’ve only gone through more copies of Dune and Ender’s Game. Very sad and very beautiful book, same as the next one.
"Tumult in the Clouds" by James "Goody" Goodson; one of the best accounts of WWII ETO aerial warfare there is, by a man who joined the RAF and took part in the BoB all the way to post D-Day operation until he was interned in a German P.O.W. camp. Amazing guy.
The Ghost Mountain Boys: Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea--The Forgotten War of the South Pacific – James Campbell; you will hate MacArthur by the end of this.
We Were Soldiers Once… And Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore; very entertaining read. Amazing story of how a regiment with terrible ground took on a division with good ground and didn’t get wiped off the map. The redemption of the 7th cav one could call it.
Jan 11, 2013, 12:05 AM #40Why would you major in Pacific WWII History? What kind of job do you have now? Military Lawyer?