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Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 2:50:58 PM   
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and favorite book from the past few years...

Book I'm reading now- The Caine Mutiny


Favorite book from the past few years... Halsey's Typhoon. Great book, soon I'd like to follow it up with Sea Cobra.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 2:54:58 PM   
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Rubicon by Tom Holland describing the fall of the Roman Republic....well written, almost flows like a novel, stuffed with larger than life characters.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 3:09:33 PM   
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Reading now: The Lttle Giants...U.S. Escort Carriers against Japan by William T. Y'Blood

Favorite last few years: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy of course...I have read it at least once a year for the past 35 years.....

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 3:34:40 PM   
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Right now, The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay

Favourite I'd have to say is a toss up between Stalingrad by Beevor and Goose Green by Mark Adkin

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 3:54:13 PM   
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Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 4:40:57 PM   
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Punk Reaper, I just finished Rubicon for the second time last night. An outstanding book. It would make an excellent movie. I guess that is why the HBO series Rome was so popular. With the release of EU: Rome, I am in a Roman mood, so I think I will read some of Plutarch's Lives now.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 5:20:25 PM   
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Reading now-Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome by Stephen Dando-Collin. I'm jealous of sabre1. Finished the Sharpe series last year. The best !!!! I have all of the Aubrey/Maturin novels, but I'm trying to save them for a retirement project. A few more years to wait.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 6:10:24 PM   
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Right now:

- Robin Young's "Brethren: An Epic Adventure of the Knights Templar", the first part of a trilogy. I just hit the first 10 pages tough. The german translation of course ;)
- Frank Schätzing's "Tod und Teufel", almost through ...

on the shelf and about to be read:

- Jon Glanfield's "The Devil's Chariots: The Birth and Secret Battles of the First Tanks"

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 7:43:23 PM   
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Writing more than reading right now here.
Working on a novel set around WW1. I plan to follow three different story lines.
- First will be a RN ship and crew, The HMS Galatea.
- Second will be a group of German Naval graduates from Flensburg. One goes to the SMS Dresden.
- And lastly, an Austrian gun crew.
Right now, I am building up to killing off my second Austrian Prince.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 7:43:34 PM   
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Hitler's generals, slowly and the second world war by John Keagan. I also have rise and fall of the third reich, but that book is so big and my time with my real life and computer gaming makes that one limited at the time, but I really, really want to read that one

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 8:11:24 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Punk Reaper

Rubicon by Tom Holland describing the fall of the Roman Republic....well written, almost flows like a novel, stuffed with larger than life characters.


His "Persian Fire" is very good as well.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 9:01:54 PM   
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Try any of Simon Scarrow's "Eagle " series if you like Roman stuff.Just finished readind the Markham of the Marines series by Tom Connery.


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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 9:11:42 PM   
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A Bridge to Far by Cornelius Ryan

Then it's Soul Music by Terry Pratchett.. DEATHS Granddaughter turns 16 and discovers Music with Rocks in it



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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 9:20:26 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Jevhaddah

A Bridge to Far by Cornelius Ryan


Great book.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 9:48:04 PM   
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Blitzkrieg Myth, Mosier

Not so great book, but interesting and unintentionally humorous.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 9:49:36 PM   
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Duplicate post fu.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 10:31:04 PM   
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Jason D. Mark: Island of Fire - battle for Barricades in Stalingrad - outstanding book on the subject of day to day fighting in Stalingrad Red Factory district with status reports, casualties lists etc...tons of maps including day by day changes to the front as well as one big map with each building have # so that the reader can follow what happened where and when. Perfect for people interested reading about Stalingrad on tactical level, wargamers who play say Steel Panthers, Close Combat, Combat Mission type of wargames...and of course ASL. One of the best mility books I have ever red in my life. The cool thing about this book is that there is a lot of raw detail, so it's really up to the reader make his own conclusions...you are not reading somebody else's opinion on what happened, Jason D. Mark gives you all you need to make your own conclusions - this is the kind of books I love to read!

You can find the book here, there is also soft cover edition:

http://www.amazon.com/Island-Fire-Barrikady-Factory-Stalingrad/dp/0975107631/ref=pd_bbs_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208547068&sr=8-1

Here is the Publisher's website, to see some sample pages:

http://www.leapinghorseman.com/proddetail.php?prod=0975107631&cat=5

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 10:47:29 PM   
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You guys certainly read my kind of books.

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His "Persian Fire" is very good as well.

Another excellent book really brings the period alive, even found sand between the pages.

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Try any of Simon Scarrow's "Eagle "

A fun series very remenisent of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series

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Aubrey/Maturin novels

The best naval series of the napoleonic period by a long way......hurry up and retire

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Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome by Stephen Dando-Collin

Just bought this book, looking forward to reading this

A Bridge too Far was also a great but a real heavyweight. The Rise and fall of the Third Reich was the first book I read on the WWll and altough its a big book its a pretty quick and easy read.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/18/2008 10:54:53 PM   
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Rincewind the Wizzard by Terry Pratchett. I just felt like something amusing.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/19/2008 5:40:44 AM   
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Lost Victories - E. v.Manstein.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/19/2008 6:00:33 AM   
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At Dawn We Slept

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/19/2008 6:11:05 AM   
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Eagle Against the Sun -- It's a History of the war in the Pacific by Ronald Specter.  (For the third time.)  Can't remember how it turns out.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/19/2008 6:25:55 AM   
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Reading now: Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in the West's War on Militant Islam by Mark Bowden.
Reads like a thriller but also very informative.

Favorite: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/19/2008 8:23:03 AM   
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Now: To the Victor the Spoils: D-Day to VE-Day, The Reality Behind the Heroism by Sean Longden

Here's the blurb from Amazon - This is a controversial study of the Second World War, covering the period between D-Day and VE Day and focus-ing on the day-to-day experiences of the British and Canadian troops involved in the campaign to liberate Europe. It is not an orthodox history of strategy, pivotal battles and the grand sweep of troop movements; instead the author looks at everyday life, seeing soldiers as individuals and illustrating their behaviour and experiences in a way that is both honest and shocking. It is the first time many issues -such as soldiers' sex lives -have been fully examined from a British perspective.

This is history written from an alternative, challenging perspective. The author has not been afraid to confront controversial issues. Coverage includes chapters dealing with:* The crime wave unleashed on Europe by British and Canadian soldiers.* The prevalence of indiscipline including the murder of unpopular officers.* Revenge and the widespread killing of German prisoners by Commonwealth troops.* The VD epidemic, the use of brothels and fraternization with German women.* The looting of property from both the enemy and liberated civilians together with widespread vandalism.

Just finished: Touched with Fire: The Land War in the South Pacific by Eric M. Bergerud

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/19/2008 1:02:15 PM   
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Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross.
It's fun but I wonder if anyone not into coding/computers appreciates the humour :).
Every other line consists of some reference to some geek stuff.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/19/2008 2:13:31 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: HansBolter

Reading now: The Lttle Giants...U.S. Escort Carriers against Japan by William T. Y'Blood

Favorite last few years: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy of course...I have read it at least once a year for the past 35 years.....


Wow Hans,

That is what I call staunch.

Regards,

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/19/2008 3:03:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Grell


quote:

ORIGINAL: HansBolter

Reading now: The Lttle Giants...U.S. Escort Carriers against Japan by William T. Y'Blood

Favorite last few years: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy of course...I have read it at least once a year for the past 35 years.....


Wow Hans,

That is what I call staunch.

Regards,

Grell

I know...I probably get 1 maybe two books read a year!!! Too many other things going on in my life!

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/19/2008 3:43:27 PM   
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Simon Scarrow eagle in the Sand.. probably the weakest in the series so far.
Dunkirk. Ok but nothing new [ except that the french were pretty much defeated by the 5th day. Everyone else collapsed after that. It was lousy conscripts and poor officers, and appaling senior commanders that decided that battle.{ there were no reserves.. ? bit of a basic error?]
Flat Earth news. next up
Bomber Len Deighton simply the best Ww2 nightfighter/ bomber crew novel ever. if you haven't read it you really should.

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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/19/2008 5:21:44 PM   
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Right now I am reading The Lost Regiment series by William R. Forstchen. Not as good as The General series by S.M. Stirling, but still quite good.

My favorite would have to be Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, or the series by David Weber and Steven White, including Crusade, Insurrection, On Death Ground, and The Shiva Option. I've read both more times than I can remember, and cannot choose.



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RE: Book you're reading now... - 4/19/2008 5:22:23 PM   
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Crisis in the Snows by James Arnold and Ralph Reinertsen, an excellent account of the Eylau campaign of 1806/7 with good maps. Then onto Thunder on the Danube, J H Gill's first volume on the 1809 conflict between France and Austria.

Good news is that further books are planned - one on the Friedland campaign 1807 and two more from Gill on the 1809 war.

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