Every Man a Tiger

Discussion in 'Veterans' Histories/Stories' started by ami4041, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. ami4041

    ami4041 New Member

    Has anyone read Tom Clancy's "Every Man a Tiger"?
    It's about the first Gulf War, with large sections written by Gen. Chuck Horner. Made for some fascinating reading, well detailed, never gets boring. Horner's story also made for a really interesting insight into the life of a veteran fighter, especially his descriptions of the wars he flew in before Kuwait.
  2. Kate

    Kate Active Member

    Sounds like a good read, Ami. I'm only aware of General Horner's combat in Vietnam until Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Were there others?
  3. Peninha

    Peninha Member

    That should be a great read, but at the same time stressful no? I mean, it's a book about the war and I am sure it's a great insight, but I don't know if I have the stomach to read about people being killed and the pain that does brings to all the people around them. What did you enjoy the most about the book?
  4. Kate

    Kate Active Member

    You want stressful? Try Stephen King! (Or Clive Barker who I heard years ago could even scare Stephen King, if you can believe that!)

    I don't know about Ami, and am only answering for myself, but those horror books are so frightening to read. But a story about a war that is fact and actually happened isn't stressful to me. It's history. (That doesn't mean some parts of history aren't horrid because they are... I just consider a book as history if it's about a war that happened and is fact.)
  5. Peninha

    Peninha Member

    Yes, I know what you mean, but it just breaks my heart to read about those dark pages of history where people kill themselves, there's no nobility in death. I do think history in itself is fascinating, but I would skip the painful parts.
  6. SPWhitlow

    SPWhitlow Member

    It sounds like an interesting book, I'm going to have to look it up myself and try to read it.

    Although there is no nobility in death, It could still be good to hear their stories and what they went through. It'd be heart breaking to write a book about your experiences, and nobody wants to read the painful parts that they may have put their deepest feelings into.
  7. Turo Nieminen

    Turo Nieminen Member

    I can understand that well. In fact id be lying if the painful parts didnt bother me. But i try my best to cope with it since understanding reasons behind events cannot be done without looking the whole picture. There may not be nobility in death but i think there can be in the way people face it.

    Knowing more and more along the way of our lives often builds up a burden that can make you question the wisdom of seeking understanding and those mistakes we should avoid to make the future better for everyone. In a way theres always some price to pay in everything but judging the cost vs. worth is something that every man/woman must do by themselves.
  8. Spowys

    Spowys Member

    Skipping the painful parts of history doesn't provide good context for the rest of it. There has to be pain and suffering for the successes and glories of humanity to be important and distinct. History in general is violent and bloody and unfair, we ca't sugarcoat it or we get the wrong picture of what life has been like for the last several thousand years.
  9. Peninha

    Peninha Member

    I agree, people should read and people should know what soldiers and civilians go through during the war. Wars should be seen as a last resort and not something to be done lightly.
  10. DancingLady

    DancingLady Member

    I have not read this but may look into it soon. I have so little knowledge of the experiences of soldiers in more recent wars. I really should educate myself on this issue. It is harder to be understanding with people when I am ignorant.

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