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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/16/2013 5:06:31 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/16/2013 5:27:12 PM   
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Almost done (90%) with William Petty's "Essays on Mankind and Political Arithmetic"

Then I start (today or tomorrow)

David Ricardo's "On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation"

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/16/2013 5:30:41 PM   
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Thanks. Someday Ill catch up to those.



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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/16/2013 6:17:14 PM   
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Is it an illusion or is that a block of wood?

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/16/2013 6:27:28 PM   
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Is it an illusion or is that a block of wood?

Its merely Anti-Silly Warspite-Newblette camouflage designed to lure you into an ambush.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/16/2013 6:32:28 PM   
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No genuinely, it looks like a shelf from Ikea i.e. where the side of the shelf is not finished (as its going against the side of the unit). Bizarre....

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/16/2013 6:34:17 PM   
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(Apparently you'll have to wait until those magic mushrooms wear off before engaging the topic).


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/16/2013 6:43:22 PM   
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Thanks. Someday Ill catch up to those.




We can swap things

You take Petty and Ricardo and I "read" the *INDIA* thing

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/16/2013 7:01:51 PM   
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The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy by Peter H. Wilson is what I'm reading at the moment.


Funny coincidence. I read it (not really) 6 months ago. A loong book. Still, I gave up after reading the 50% or so. Way too dry in the end... chronology, chronology and then some more chronology (plus military operations: NOT really explained). And the myriad of Lilliputian German entities make the whole thing a nightmare

Long but too dry

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/16/2013 9:31:57 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Aurelian

The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy by Peter H. Wilson is what I'm reading at the moment.


Funny coincidence. I read it (not really) 6 months ago. A loong book. Still, I gave up after reading the 50% or so. Way too dry in the end... chronology, chronology and then some more chronology (plus military operations: NOT really explained). And the myriad of Lilliputian German entities make the whole thing a nightmare

Long but too dry


I'm gonna pick that one up anyway. Dry or not... matters not to me. I've got plenty of bathroom academic time to spare.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/16/2013 10:26:12 PM   
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The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy by Peter H. Wilson is what I'm reading at the moment.


Funny coincidence. I read it (not really) 6 months ago. A loong book. Still, I gave up after reading the 50% or so. Way too dry in the end... chronology, chronology and then some more chronology (plus military operations: NOT really explained). And the myriad of Lilliputian German entities make the whole thing a nightmare

Long but too dry


Not as dry as reading Colossus Reborn though. :)

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/16/2013 10:27:21 PM   
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Is it an illusion or is that a block of wood?


It's a block of wood with the title of a work of fiction.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/17/2013 5:31:10 PM   
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Just starting "The Last Battle", a newly released non-fiction accounting of some actions with Wehrmacht troops standing together with Americans against some SS dead-enders in the last few days of the war.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/17/2013 8:28:07 PM   
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Orwellian,
It's a block of wood with the title of a work of fiction.

I believe also that you are just a work of pig-mentation.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/18/2013 1:40:09 PM   
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Just starting "The Last Battle", a newly released non-fiction accounting of some actions with Wehrmacht troops standing together with Americans against some SS dead-enders in the last few days of the war.


Apologies for the run-on sentence here, mates. The book (thus far) is a riveting romp through the chaos surrounding war's end.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/18/2013 1:45:37 PM   
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Reading a book about the Allied operations in the Narvik area during WWII. Found an amusing anecdote in it;
-The Norwegian army captured some Fokkers from the Germans, repainted them in Norwegian colours and based it on one of their "airfields". The British fighter pilots flew over the "airfield" (really just a lake with the snow cleared off the ice), saw the Fokkers, mistook them for Germans, strafed them and destroyed three of them.
When the Norwegian army complained about this to the British, they were told that they were more than welcome to strafe and destroy three British aircrafts in return...




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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/18/2013 6:38:10 PM   
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Reading a book about the Allied operations in the Narvik area during WWII. Found an amusing anecdote in it;
-The Norwegian army captured some Fokkers from the Germans, repainted them in Norwegian colours and based it on one of their "airfields". The British fighter pilots flew over the "airfield" (really just a lake with the snow cleared off the ice), saw the Fokkers, mistook them for Germans, strafed them and destroyed three of them.
When the Norwegian army complained about this to the British, they were told that they were more than welcome to strafe and destroy three British aircrafts in return...




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Terje439 have you read The Battle For Norway and the German Invasion of Norway by Geirr H Haarr? Stonkingly good books, although they concentrate on the naval side rather than the land war


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/18/2013 10:06:56 PM   
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Just finished The Battle for Singapore by Peter Thompson - very good book, started Singapore Burning by Colin Smith.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/18/2013 10:39:25 PM   
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Flyboys - A True Story of Courage by James Bradley.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/19/2013 6:32:17 AM   
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Terje439 have you read The Battle For Norway and the German Invasion of Norway by Geirr H Haarr? Stonkingly good books, although they concentrate on the naval side rather than the land war



No, on my "to get" list now though, thx for the tip.
My main problem in terms of getting hold of books is that;
a) I prefer a bookshop to online sites
b) the place I live in is rather small (7000 inhabitants), so the amount of books that are of interest is somewhat slight.
As a result I tend to buy most of my books when on vacation (was stopped at customs with 10kg worth of books in my backpack on my way home after my last trip to London )


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/19/2013 11:04:41 PM   
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Another fantastic Jason Mark book..A great companion to Island of Fire which is my favourite book..ever. This was gifted to me from a very kind person. However his books are well worth savign for, or asking as an mas present..which is what I normally do, I have his Cholm book coming for Xmas.

Superb quality.

Into Oblivion: The Story of Pionier-Bataillon 305


Author: Jason D. Mark
After 16 months of training and garrison duty in France, Pionier-Bataillon 305 – together with the rest of 305. Infanterie-Division – was sent to the Eastern Front. Little could they know that an inevitable train of events had been set in motion that would lead to their destruction at Stalingrad barely nine months later.

An unprecedented discovery of original material has permitted an examination of the brutal fighting on the Eastern Front through the eyes of one German battalion. Commanded by apolitical officers, reservists mainly, its ranks were filled with older-than-normal recruits. When they arrived on the Eastern Front in May 1942, it was a first time visit for most of them, yet they sensed what awaited them. Everyone knew someone who had been killed in the Soviet Union. Stories about the ferocity of combat on the Eastern Front had reached them through the soldier’s grapevine. They were under no illusions, but still believed they would prevail.

Weeks of monotonous, endless marching were interspersed with terrifying encounters and set-piece attacks. How would this fresh battalion compare with experienced units? Were its men less jaded and more inspired than those that had been at the front since Barbarossa began in June 1941? Was the arrival of a tough, battle-hardened commander enough to compensate for the unit’s lack of combat experience? What effect did the ongoing casualties have on both the soldiers and the battalion’s performance in battle? By exploring and answering these questions and others, this intimate analysis of an ordinary battalion enables the Eastern Front to be seen as never before.


• 620 pages on a high-quality satin (semi-gloss) stock
• 210 x 157mm
• Hardcover only
• 327 photos
• 56 maps and sketches
• 7 aerial photos
• 5 tables
• 3 appendices, including officer biographies and medal lists.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/20/2013 12:15:46 AM   
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Into Oblivion: The Story of Pionier-Bataillon 305

Cool. Wishlisted it.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/20/2013 2:29:24 AM   
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Into Oblivion: The Story of Pionier-Bataillon 305

Cool. Wishlisted it.


MMM, looks good. I too wishlisted it.

Currently reading the excellent:

Shrouds of Glory: From Atlanta to Nashville: The Last Great Campaign of the Civil War by Winston Groom


Oh, and while gaming or driving, listening to the AMAZING:

Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever, by Bill O'Reilly

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/21/2013 3:13:00 AM   
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“Last Man Out” Makes Shocking 9/11 Disclosure

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The 9/11 Commission Hearing

At the closed-door 9/11 Commission hearing, Rodriguez testified under oath that explosions were going off in the basement of the North Tower before the first plane impacted the building.

He explained in great detail to the Commissioners the numerous cases of serious injuries he had personally witnessed that were caused by these explosions.

He even provided the panel with a list of firsthand witnesses to the explosions, people who were ready to testify under oath.

One of the individuals Rodriguez recommended the panel summon was his friend and fellow employee, John Mongello.

Mongello was in the lobby of the neighboring South Tower when the first aircraft plowed into the North Tower where Rodriguez was located.

It would be another sixteen minutes before the second aircraft would rip into the one Mongello was in.

Yet, within a minute of the first plane hitting the North Tower, an elevator in the SOUTH Tower exploded to smithereens right before his eyes!

Mongello and others were literally blown backwards by the blast, as people—many, horribly burned—began to run willy-nilly shrieking in pain, shock, and sheer terror. Thick, black smoke could be seen billowing out of the now exposed elevator shaft, and the pungent smell of “gunpowder” was very evident.

Again, just as with the North Tower, this explosion occurred inside a building that had NOT YET BEEN STRUCK BY A PLANE!

How could a plane crashing into the North Tower possibly have caused elevators in the SOUTH Tower to explode?

The esteemed 9/11 Commission never bothered to find out.

Worse, and to his utter disbelief, Rodriguez later discovered that his statements were completely omitted from the official record. As a result, not one word of this decorated hero’s startling testimony appeared in the much-ballyhooed 9/11 Commission Report, a document that continues to be touted as “the most detailed, definitive study of the events of 9/11.”

Furthermore, Rodriguez was told, quite emphatically, not to speak about the explosions to others until “further investigations” had been carried out. As the world knows, this has yet to happen.

As a result of much public pressure, the Commission’s investigation records were finally made public—seven years later, in January 2009.

Rodriguez was stunned to find that his testimony was among those marked “restricted,” and thus inaccessible to the public. His crucial evidence remains restricted to this day.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/08/10/%E2%80%9Clast-man-out-makes-shocking-911-disclosure/

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/21/2013 11:28:03 PM   
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Common Sense - Thomas Paine.

Should be required reading for every elected official we send to D.C.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/22/2013 1:27:04 AM   
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I'm re-reading Red Storm Rising, in honor of Tom Clancy and one of the best books I ever read and what turned me to these types of thrillers.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/22/2013 9:20:09 PM   
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Just bought Monty's Men - John Buckley. All about re-appraising the performance of the British Army from D-Day to VE-Day. So far so good.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/23/2013 8:31:40 AM   
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Red Storm Rising

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/1/2013 2:27:59 PM   
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The Great Commanders of World War II. Volume IV: The Japanease

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/1/2013 8:12:13 PM   
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Got these two on order Well its almost Christmas...ish

Seaforth Publishing and Norman Friedman - great combination.








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