Class 29 - The Making Of the U.S. Navy Seals by John Carl Rote
Quiet Killers - Silenced Weapons in War and Espionage by J. David Truby
13 Cent Killers - The 5th Marine Snipers in Vietnam by John J. Culbertson
A Sniper in the Arizona by John J Culbertson
Violence of Action by Richard Marcinko
Rogue Warrior II - Red Cell by Richard Marcinko
Rogue Warrior - The Real Team by Richard Marcinko
Rogue Warrior - Destination Gold by Richard Marcinko
Rogue Warrior - Operation Delta by Richard Marcinko
These are all books my boss at one point or another, read, and brought in to share with us. He used to be a sniper for the police, no shit. He still likes to read about it too…obsessively. He can literally tell you everything you never wanted to know about how to tear someone’s head of with a 50 caliber round at 500 yards. It’s crazy twisted, but I think he may know literally everything about any firearm manufactured since the end of WW1. And he knows a lot about weapons before that as well.
I’ve read a few of the Rogue Warrior books…they are pretty entertaining in a vapid, violent way. At the very least, they provide a view into the mind of someone who happily kills for a living, and is dead certain he is right and the enemy is wrong, always.
Anyway…this post is totally pointless…but I just had it pointed out to me that I have a rather odd collection of books above my desk for a programmer. It’s not my fault. It’s just a backdrop to the environment, like those motivational posters. Only instead of being like “There is no ‘I’ in ‘Team!’”, it’s more like, “I used to shoot people, and know all about it….enjoy your work day!”