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Good Books?

Postby suckafree » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:25 am

Anyone mind listing their favorite books on police life or something of that nature? I've tried the search but couldn't come up with anything but multiple pages of nonsense. I'm up for anything thats good.

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Postby th » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:56 am

Strange Things Done: Murder in Yukon History by Ken Coates and William Morrison.

Really interesting and readable. Well worth it.
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Postby kencrete » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:33 am

I just finished:

"Mountie Makers" by Robert Gordon Teather
"Scarlet Tunic" by Robert Gordon Teather

also:
"Verbal Judo" by George J. Thompson

all good reads IMHO

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Postby Billygoat » Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:23 pm

Check out Joseph Wambaugh's books. While many are pure fiction cop stories, some are non-fiction (such as The Onion Field, about the murder of a police officer); and some are fictionalized accounts based on true stories. His classic is The Choirboys, about street cops in L.A. (Both [u]The Onion Field[u] and [u]The Choirboys[u] were made into movies.

Wambaugh was an LAPD cop in the 60's, and is an excellent writer.
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Postby Courtcop » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:05 pm

5 min police officer


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Postby No 20 Year Medal » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:09 pm

I too just finished "Mountie Makers", definitely a good read. Also try "From Police Headquarters" by Jocko Thomas, a former crime reporter for the Toronto Star and radio station CFRB. When you're done those, read "Copper Jack" by Jack Webster.
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Postby craig1985 » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:23 pm

"Police Talk" by Jean Reynolds and Mary Mariani

"Emotional Survival for law Enforcement" By Dr. Kevin M. Gilmartin

Good reads for recruits!

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Postby scottyg » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:03 pm

kencrete wrote:I just finished:

"Mountie Makers" by Robert Gordon Teather
"Scarlet Tunic" by Robert Gordon Teather

also:
"Verbal Judo" by George J. Thompson


all good reads IMHO

kencrete


I second verbal judo, awesome book and applicable useful info... taught me quite a bit actually.
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Postby Chuk750 » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:27 pm

Three good ones:

Warriors On Living with Courage, Discipline, and Honor. Loren. W. Christensen.


On Combat. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman.

The Gift Of Fear. Gavin de becker
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Postby Burick » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:54 pm

kencrete wrote:"Scarlet Tunic" by Robert Gordon Teather

x2 Good book. :thumbsup:

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Postby Steve French » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:12 pm

True Blue - by Sgt. (now Lt.) Randy Snow, collection of stories form various cops across the states

A Cop's life - also by Snow, collection of his personal stories form working in Vegas

No lights, No sirens - by Robert Cea, former NYPD officer talked about his career before going morally corrupt.

The road to hell - Julian Sher and William Marsden, in depth look into the HA's in the '90s in quebec and ontario

In the line of duty volume 2 - can't remember the author's name, the history of every member up until mayerthorpe of the RCMP that was killed in the line of duty, profiling there police careers and also their personal lives.

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Postby Tinman » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:56 pm

My wife (who was my girlfriend at the time) read "I love a cop" when I got on. She said it was excellent resource and made her aware of some of the challenges of being married to a police officer.

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Postby VPDhopeful » Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:19 pm

Tinman wrote:My wife (who was my girlfriend at the time) read "I love a cop" when I got on. She said it was excellent resource and made her aware of some of the challenges of being married to a police officer.

Fiance is reading that right now too...definately a good resources for all those Police spouses to be.
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Postby SD_SC1 » Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:57 pm

Winterpegger wrote:
kencrete wrote:"Scarlet Tunic" by Robert Gordon Teather

x2 Good book. :thumbsup:


x3. :thumbsup:
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Postby Rye » Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:18 pm

Cops Don't Cry by Vali Stone

Great book on police life and having a spouse that is a police officer.
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