Rich P. (losoldato) - Reviews

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Into the Wild
Into the Wild
Author: Jon Krakauer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/24/2012


I read this book in one day. A swift-moving narrative that constructs young McCandless' story in great arrangement. If you've ever felt the pull of a more primitive existence or to abandon the social structure surrounding us, you'll enjoy this book.


The Valkyries
The Valkyries
Author: Paulo Coelho
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/29/2011


I enjoyed the author's writing in this book. Imagery is good and the idea for the story is very imaginative. The story itself is quiet, certainly not a huge page-turner for me. It's more of a soul-searching type book.


We Were Soldiers Once... and Young: Ia Drang--The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
Review Date: 5/12/2011
Helpful Score: 1


In terms of books on battles/war, this book is one of the best I have ever read. I believe that, rather than being written by a historian who may over-romanticize events, it was written by the commander on the ground. Adding to that is the fact that there are a lot of first-hand accounts by the soldiers involved. This story is told honestly and up-close and you feel like you are there with the men as they fight for their lives. If this genre is an interest to you, this is a book you have to read.


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