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The Gun Nut’s reading list

My neighbor Jim, a retired political science professor, mentioned that he had been finding most of his good reading recently on a Field & Stream blog called "The Gun Nut." Readers of this blog will be familiar with many of the books listed here, but it always interesting to see what others are saying about ...

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Valerie Everett/flickr
Valerie Everett/flickr

My neighbor Jim, a retired political science professor, mentioned that he had been finding most of his good reading recently on a Field & Stream blog called "The Gun Nut." Readers of this blog will be familiar with many of the books listed here, but it always interesting to see what others are saying about certain books. The comments also are interesting. Lots of what you'd expect, but also some surprises.

And here is another reading list, from one of the most dangerous men in the United States.

And then, to help calm you down, here are Starbuck's MattisCats.

My neighbor Jim, a retired political science professor, mentioned that he had been finding most of his good reading recently on a Field & Stream blog called "The Gun Nut." Readers of this blog will be familiar with many of the books listed here, but it always interesting to see what others are saying about certain books. The comments also are interesting. Lots of what you’d expect, but also some surprises.

And here is another reading list, from one of the most dangerous men in the United States.

And then, to help calm you down, here are Starbuck’s MattisCats.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1
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