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What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/11/2012 10:47:45 PM   
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Patrick Bishop - Target Tirpitz. The story of the British attempts to destroy the German battleship. So far an interesting read - although there is a whole chapter on the Bismarck? which seems like a bit of a waste...

I am reading bits that take my fancy rather than in order. I have started with the X-craft. Gives me claustrophobia just reading about the midget submarines. Brave, brave men

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/11/2012 10:57:12 PM   
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Tom Segev - One Palestine, Complete

Obviously, about the British Mandate in Palestine after the Great War.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/11/2012 11:13:55 PM   
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Ken Follett - Fall of Giants

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/11/2012 11:55:06 PM   
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Well at the moment I'm reading the Matrix Forums, but I did start "When Pride Still Mattered" A Life of Vince Lombardi

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/12/2012 12:14:36 AM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/12/2012 2:29:57 AM   
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Lord of the Rings. I've read it once a year since 1983.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/12/2012 3:03:45 AM   
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The Constitutional Reader from Hillsdale College. I'm taking their Constitution course 101 for free. I think you can still sign up if interested. It's the same course their students are required to take their first semester.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/12/2012 3:49:42 AM   
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Cain at Gettysburg by Ralph Peters. Along the lines of Killer Angels but from different viewpoints. I'm finding it a very good read.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/12/2012 4:17:29 AM   
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The Constitutional Reader from Hillsdale College. I'm taking their Constitution course 101 for free. I think you can still sign up if interested. It's the same course their students are required to take their first semester.


+1. Good on you,sir. I still pull out my little copy of the Constitution from Hillsdale about once a month and refresh myself on it.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/12/2012 4:39:13 AM   
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Obviously, about the British Mandate in Palestine after the Great War

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/12/2012 10:03:10 AM   
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Re reading Von Bek by Moorcock.

Also reading Fear by Gabriel Chevallier (A classic WW1 memior\story)

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/12/2012 12:00:42 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/12/2012 12:28:32 PM   
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Sickles at Gettysburg by James Hessler

Last Stand in the Carolinas: The Battle of Bentonville by Mark Bradley

Dreadnought by Robert Massie.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/12/2012 2:14:03 PM   
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Chalk, by Aster Briar. Only on kindle from what I can see.

Funny book about a crazy barrister (attorney to those across the pond).


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/12/2012 3:32:54 PM   
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The BIble, Lee's Lieutenant and In the Name of Rome.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/12/2012 5:34:15 PM   
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Grant by Max Byrd

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A history of the Middle Ages by Joseph Dahmus

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/12/2012 6:32:38 PM   
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Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/12/2012 6:47:03 PM   
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A Bridge Too Far

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/12/2012 9:48:16 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/13/2012 12:01:33 PM   
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Panzer Commander by Guderian, although it is sharing time pretty significantly with the war in the east manual.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/13/2012 12:18:07 PM   
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Re-reading John Carter series since I read them as a child and had forgotten basically what happened in any of them. Currently on the 3rd in the series, Warlord of Mars.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/13/2012 4:29:00 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/13/2012 5:53:29 PM   
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quote:

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Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose.



Whats your opinion of him?

At the time I enjoyed the book, however looking back and after expanding my knowledge my opinion of him as an objective historian changed.

@reg, still a great read. C Ryans classic. I've read it about four times now.

I came across the Arnhem book today. Looks very good.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arnhem-Battle-Survival-John-Nichol/dp/0141048352/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=IMN1WTXVOLUWW&colid=2VYVCXQRXDQX1



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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/13/2012 5:53:39 PM   
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Just started to read again Shelby Foote "The Civil War"

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/13/2012 6:34:12 PM   
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That looks good. Gotta get it for my Kindle. My third time readin ... Too Far

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/13/2012 6:55:48 PM   
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I find Ambrose an easy and enjoyable read. This is his third book I have read and usually some part of it will pique my interest enough to due further research.

In the "Which tank is better" discussion, Ambrose pointed out that the US Armor warfare doctrine was inherently different than the Germans, basically use numbers and speed on the open French countryside. This led to the Sherman tank. Along the same lines, that is one reason the US bogged down in the Hedgerows, no heavy equipment.

I knew that Kurt Vonnegut was in the Army but did not know he was captured in the Bulge and shipped off to POW camp in eastern Germany. I believe he was with the 106th ID?

I like C. Ryan too. Some people can just tell a great story. He is one.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/13/2012 7:30:46 PM   
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Thunder in the East, also One More Hill.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/15/2012 11:30:22 PM   
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Guadalcanal by Richard Frank

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/15/2012 11:39:16 PM   
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A good read.

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