TACP Related Books

TACP reading List

The following books are recommendations from your peer’s.

NOTE: Got a Recommendation for something not listed here? Let me know at charlie@romad.com and I’ll add it to the listing. I know several of the authors and they are all great americans. No blatant agenda except to tell the truth about the subject.

TACP Centric

 

Quoth the Raven by Jim Roper

Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda By Sean Naylor

Misty: First Person Stories of the F-100 Fast FACs in the Vietnam War By MGen Don Sheppard

Vietnam above the Treetops: A Forward Air Controller Reports By John F Flanagan

Air Commando: Inside The Air Force Special Operations Command By Philip D Chinnery

Danger Close: Tactical Air Controllers in Afghanistan and Iraq (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series) By Steve Call

Special Forces

Masters of Chaos: The Secret History of the Special Forces by Linda Robinson

Shadow Wars: Special Forces in the New Battle Against Terrorism By David Pugliese

The Hunt for Bin Laden: Task Force Dagger By Robin Moore

Team Sergeant By William T Craig

Hazardous Duty: An American Soldier in the Twentieth Century By John K Singlaub

American Soldier By Tommy Franks

Special Operations in Iraq By Mike Ryan

The OSS Norwegian Special Operations Group in World War II By Bruce Heimark (Warning…its pricey)

Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War by Wright, Evan [Berkley Trade, 2005] (Paperback) [Paperback] By Evan Wright

Hunting the Jackal: A Special Forces and CIA Soldier’s Fifty Years on the Frontlines of the War Against Terrorism By Billy Waugh

Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG Hardcover – May 4, 2004 By John L. Plaster

Sog: The Secret Wars of America’s Commandos in Vietnam by Plaster, John L. Reprint Edition (1998) By John L. Plaster

The Green Berets at War: U.S. Army Special Forces in Asia, 1956-1975 By Shelby L. Stanton

From Oss to Green Berets: The Birth of Special Forces by Bank, Aaron(December 1, 1986) Hardcover By Aaron Bank COL

RANGERS

Ranger Handbook: Not For The Weak or Fainthearted By The US Army

Darby’s Rangers: We Led the Way By William O Darby

By Combat Operation

KOREA

Rangers in Korea By Robert W Black

This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History – Fiftieth Anniversary Edition By T. R Fehrenbach

GRENADA

Urgent Fury: The Battle for Grenada (Issues in Low Intensity Conflict) By Mark Adkin

VIETNAM

Beyond Nam Dong By Roger Donlon (I know Col Donlon on a personal level. Great American)

The Raid: The Full Story of the Top-secret Mission to Rescue 61 American Pows in a Prison Compound 23 Miles from Hanoi By Benjamin F Schemmer

MOGADISHU

The Battle of Mogadishu: Firsthand Accounts from the Men of Task Force Ranger By Matt Eversmann

Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War By Mark Bowden

AFGHANSITAN

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 By Marcus Luttrel

Roberts Ridge: A Story of Courage and Sacrifice on Takur Ghar Mountain, Afghanistan By Malcolm MacPherson

First In: An Insider’s Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan By Gary Schroen

IRAQ

Licensed to Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror By Robert Young Pelton