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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/11/2012 8:09:25 PM   
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The Story of Civilization: The Life of Greece [volume 2], by Will Durant

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/11/2012 9:58:09 PM   
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Nomonhan, 1939 by Stuart D. Goldman

Superbly written.
Well worth a look if you are interested in the subject.




warspite1

Half way through now - a very well written, interesting book.

Just as when reading about Guadalcanal - and just about every aspect of Japanese conduct in and around WWII -I am staggered, frustrated, angry, bewildered.


The army general staff not issuing orders as such, as this was considered impolite, allowing the Kwantung Army to do as it pleased.

And as for Gekokujo..I mean what the hell was that all about?

The sheer incompetence of the Japanese military in conducting operations was quite astounding. The more I read about the Japanese in WWII the more anger I feel about the fall of Malaya and Singapore .




I generally do not read Contemporary War Novels/Accounts but now you have me interested. I will see if I can find it somewhere.

Currently just finished reading this:

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Absolutely phenomenal and picked this up now :

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But a friend of mine loaned me this Zombie Apocalypse novel or more of an Anthology and haven't been able to put it down as I love the way it is snap shots of various events told form 200 years in the past in London to present day London and the rest of the world.

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Radic, I love the Patrick Rothfuss books, they rank up there with George Martin's A Son of Ice and Fire.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/12/2012 4:01:34 PM   
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Nomonhan, 1939 by Stuart D. Goldman

Superbly written.
Well worth a look if you are interested in the subject.




warspite1

Half way through now - a very well written, interesting book.

Just as when reading about Guadalcanal - and just about every aspect of Japanese conduct in and around WWII -I am staggered, frustrated, angry, bewildered.


The army general staff not issuing orders as such, as this was considered impolite, allowing the Kwantung Army to do as it pleased.

And as for Gekokujo..I mean what the hell was that all about?

The sheer incompetence of the Japanese military in conducting operations was quite astounding. The more I read about the Japanese in WWII the more anger I feel about the fall of Malaya and Singapore .

warspite1

Just finished this excellent book and now straight into Churchill & Sea Power.

"Even Churchill's greatest critics will have to make some revisions of their opinions after reading this important book". so says naval historian Eric Grove.






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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/12/2012 4:48:46 PM   
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Just finished this excellent book and now straight into Churchill & Sea Power.

"Even Churchill's greatest critics will have to make some revisions of their opinions after reading this important book". so says naval historian Eric Grove.







I'll have to put this on my 'To Get' list.
Looks interesting!

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/12/2012 7:29:12 PM   
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Nomonhan, 1939 by Stuart D. Goldman

Superbly written.
Well worth a look if you are interested in the subject.




warspite1

Half way through now - a very well written, interesting book.

Just as when reading about Guadalcanal - and just about every aspect of Japanese conduct in and around WWII -I am staggered, frustrated, angry, bewildered.


The army general staff not issuing orders as such, as this was considered impolite, allowing the Kwantung Army to do as it pleased.

And as for Gekokujo..I mean what the hell was that all about?

The sheer incompetence of the Japanese military in conducting operations was quite astounding. The more I read about the Japanese in WWII the more anger I feel about the fall of Malaya and Singapore .

warspite1

Just finished this excellent book and now straight into Churchill & Sea Power.

"Even Churchill's greatest critics will have to make some revisions of their opinions after reading this important book". so says naval historian Eric Grove.







Glad of your approval warspite1, I ordered the book from Amazon moments ago. Sounds great.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/17/2012 7:17:37 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/17/2012 7:25:17 PM   
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The Story of Civilization: Caesar and Christ [next in the series, volume 3], by Will Durant

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/29/2012 3:29:00 PM   
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The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor
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The incident has been presented to us in shockingly false colors, We were told how the President was in his study on Sunday for a day of rest, confident nothing would happen after his appeal the night before to Hirohito not to precipitate war. He was chatting with Harry Hopkins and fiddling with his stamp collection, while Mrs. Roosevelt entertained in another quarter one of her innumerable groups of uplifters. Then – all of a sudden – out of a clear sky, came news of the attack on Pearl Harbor. It's a good picture, but utterly fraudulent. That is not the way things happened. The preceding night – Saturday – the government had got hold of the text of that very document which the Japanese would present the next day. It went to Mr. Roosevelt at 10 P.M. Hull. Knox and Stimson had it. They knew now what was to happen. Hull telephoned Knox and Stimson to meet him next morning for a conference at 10.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/29/2012 8:50:28 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/6/2012 4:04:14 PM   
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Just finished Churchill and Sea Power - a very good read.

Now starting on the first of four - Commander The Great War-inspired - reading materials:

The First World War - Martin Gilbert
The Pity of War - Niall Ferguson
Castles of Steel - Robert Massie
The Sleepwalkers - Christopher Clark

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/8/2012 8:00:53 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/8/2012 8:06:34 PM   
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Behind The Flying Saucers -- The Truth About The Aztec UFO Crash




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The truth about the Aztec UFO Crash?

Wow, that must be a short book!

Chapter 1

It didn't happen.

The End....

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/8/2012 8:34:47 PM   
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warspite1

The truth about the Aztec UFO Crash?

Wow, that must be a short book!

Chapter 1

It didn't happen.

The End....

SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! TRY TO KEEP QUIET U, U, HUMILIATOR U! YOU'LL SPOIL ALL MY FUN, DANGIT!





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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/9/2012 12:34:20 AM   
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Just finished Churchill and Sea Power - a very good read.

Now starting on the first of four - Commander The Great War-inspired - reading materials:

The First World War - Martin Gilbert
The Pity of War - Niall Ferguson
Castles of Steel - Robert Massie
The Sleepwalkers - Christopher Clark
warspite1

Really enjoying reading the Gilbert book. I guess one of the good things about it is that, unlike World War II, much of what I am reading is brand new to me. I like the way he brings famous characters into the story too. I have got upto Chapter 4 (From Mons to the Marne) and I have come across Rommel, Hitler, De Gaulle and Lenin to name but four.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/23/2012 12:16:26 PM   
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Just finished this excellent book and now straight into Churchill & Sea Power.

"Even Churchill's greatest critics will have to make some revisions of their opinions after reading this important book". so says naval historian Eric Grove.







Two more days to wait and then I'll get this for Christmas.....Huzzah!!


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/23/2012 12:22:12 PM   
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Just finished this excellent book and now straight into Churchill & Sea Power.

"Even Churchill's greatest critics will have to make some revisions of their opinions after reading this important book". so says naval historian Eric Grove.







Two more days to wait and then I'll get this for Christmas.....Huzzah!!

warspite1

How do you know you are getting it? Have you been a good boy this year?

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/23/2012 12:25:02 PM   
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Well I had to buy it myself, and give it to 'she who must be obeyed'.....



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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/24/2012 8:11:18 AM   
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Well I had to buy it myself, and give it to 'she who must be obeyed'.....




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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/3/2013 2:01:42 PM   
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Half-way through Gilbert's The First World War. A very good read for an overview of the 1914-1918 conflict. However, I am itching to get going on Massie's Castles of Steel so have begun that too (one for the train to/from work and one for bedtime reading!).

I have to say that, having read the opening chapter, Castles of Steel is going to be gooooood

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/3/2013 3:41:47 PM   
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Half-way through Gilbert's The First World War. A very good read for an overview of the 1914-1918 conflict. However, I am itching to get going on Massie's Castles of Steel so have begun that too (one for the train to/from work and one for bedtime reading!).

I have to say that, having read the opening chapter, Castles of Steel is going to be gooooood


I read Massie's Castles of Steel last month and it is one fantastic book.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/4/2013 1:46:26 AM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/5/2013 5:47:14 PM   
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"The Bloody Triangle"the defeat of soviet armor in the ukraine,june 1941 by Victor Kaminer.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/5/2013 6:54:05 PM   
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"The Bloody Triangle"the defeat of soviet armor in the ukraine,june 1941 by Victor Kaminer.


This is on my list to read, how do you like it so far?

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/7/2013 11:05:31 PM   
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it is intereseting because it covers the russian side extensivly and really shows the mistakes on their side.
suggested reading

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/8/2013 12:08:32 AM   
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it is intereseting because it covers the russian side extensivly and really shows the mistakes on their side.
suggested reading


Okay, I will read it then.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/8/2013 2:18:05 AM   
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Started "The Kindly Ones" Jonathan Littell. Not sure I'll make it through the whole 975pp, though it is ...interesting so far ~ in a horrible way.

For lighter relief (and to share stories with my 7 year old daughter) I'm getting "The Children of Hurin" (Tolkien) from the library. She'll want to chatter about it once she gets around to it (a Christmas present) ~ she's currently ploughing through The Two Towers, so I've got a bit of time yet ;)
Apparently (which is why she asked for it) it has more of Sauron's earlier history.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/8/2013 7:02:04 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/8/2013 9:27:42 PM   
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Started "The Kindly Ones" Jonathan Littell. Not sure I'll make it through the whole 975pp, though it is ...interesting so far ~ in a horrible way.

For lighter relief (and to share stories with my 7 year old daughter) I'm getting "The Children of Hurin" (Tolkien) from the library. She'll want to chatter about it once she gets around to it (a Christmas present) ~ she's currently ploughing through The Two Towers, so I've got a bit of time yet ;)

I wouldn't call "The Children of Hurin" a lighter relief as it is a tragedy :D .

Damn, I envy you reading the "The Kindly Ones" for the first time.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/8/2013 9:50:46 PM   
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"The Federal Reserve Conspiracy" by Antony C. Sutton






Lithium SLAAK, LITHIUM.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/8/2013 11:21:24 PM   
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DUPES & BOSOMS MY LORD PARUSSKI, DUPES & BOSOMS!

WALLSTREET & THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION by Antony Sutton





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