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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/19/2012 9:20:19 AM   
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Muggenthaler - German Raiders of World War II.

Like a little slice of a chivalrous bygone age in WWII.

Sounds weird I know, but most of these officers were true gentlemen.

Sounds like a very good read.


One of the cheapest books I ever bought - 25 cents at a garage sale right across the street.

It's ISBN # is: 0-13-354027-8. August Karl Muggenthaler. Don't know if the ISBN will help in the age of the Gorenet, but there it is.




That's how I discovered Toland's book on the Japanese Empire.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/19/2012 12:37:17 PM   
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"Flashback" is great stuff, and you will like it, but if you start to falter it just gets better as it goes along. He is a wonderful author, "Terror" is very, very good. I have "Black Hills" in my pile too.

Lee Child is a big favorite of mine too. You would like Dan Simmons' "Joe Kurtz" novels too. They all start with "Hard" : "Hard Case", "Hard Freeze" and "Hard as Nails". Joe is ex-MP too, and he and Reacher are both tough. Joe is further toughened by 12 years in Attica.

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Checking out Amazon. Read all of "Reachers" stories, seems like a nice bloke to met, if you're one of the goodies.

Just finished "Death of Kings" by Bernard Cornwell.
Read the whole "Sharpe" series last year. Interesting reading even if it is only a story, based on the British in India and Napoleon era.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/20/2012 10:52:14 PM   
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I'm in book overload at the moment - so many on the go I can't keep up.

Today I saw a book on London and the V-weapons. As my elder brother was evacuated in 1944, away from London down to Devon, to get away from these terror weapons I thought that looks interesting. Its got really good references to fingers crossed it doesn't disappoint.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/20/2012 11:24:00 PM   
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Just dove headfirst into A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) George R.R. Martin.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/28/2012 10:52:38 AM   
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I'm in book overload at the moment - so many on the go I can't keep up.

Today I saw a book on London and the V-weapons. As my elder brother was evacuated in 1944, away from London down to Devon, to get away from these terror weapons I thought that looks interesting. Its got really good references to fingers crossed it doesn't disappoint.
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Well I am some way into the book now and I have to say its been a very good read so far. I have come into this book - Target London (Christy Campbell) - without knowing much about the V-1 and V-2 so its all new to me.

Its not a difficult read - although I am not a technically-minded person so some of the detail stuff flies over my head. Only complaint so far is that there should be clearer definition between the two projects (development of both took place at the same time - one was army and one air force).

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/28/2012 5:38:05 PM   
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I got Barbarossa from Amazon for 36 cents plus $4 shipping and handling believe it or not lol. I never realized now massive the German/Soviet war was.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/28/2012 7:15:54 PM   
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The Kindly Ones.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/28/2012 8:07:16 PM   
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Wodin, I love that avatar.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/28/2012 8:20:44 PM   
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I got Barbarossa from Amazon for 36 cents plus $4 shipping and handling believe it or not lol. I never realized now massive the German/Soviet war was.
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Really?

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/28/2012 9:28:23 PM   
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Guys,

I am currently reading 1914 - 1918 The History of the First World War by David Stevenson. Very good single-volume work on the subject.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/28/2012 9:55:45 PM   
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Just finished listening to Cain at Gettysburg audio book, by Ralph Peters. This is a great historical fictional account of the battle.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/29/2012 1:34:46 AM   
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Wodin, I love that avatar.



Thanks mate. It's from the Osprey books.When I was doing a Squad Battles mod I had loads of them on the PC. Sadly yesterday my PC went mental so I had to format everything and do I fresh install, I lost all the pics!

I'm supposed to do one for Eagle Strike aswell, but my mojo went out the window after doing RV and AOTR.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/1/2012 12:25:44 PM   
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wodin,

The Kindly Ones is one of the most intense books you will read. I only know two people who have read it, and we both thought it was a wonderful, powerful book, but there are many who would not agree. I envy you a reading of that book.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/1/2012 2:38:00 PM   
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Currently finishing up Bowfin. I'm still waiting for Bergerud's Oil on the Water which has been delayed anyone have info on the release?

I'm still undecided on my next book as I have many on the shelf waiting.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/1/2012 2:54:20 PM   
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pacific crucible by Ian w.Toll.Check out bomc2 join and you make a list and each month they charge $9.95 and ship first book on list,free shipping also.
THey also have buy now books for $12.95 with free shipping also

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/1/2012 3:56:08 PM   
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wodin,

The Kindly Ones is one of the most intense books you will read. I only know two people who have read it, and we both thought it was a wonderful, powerful book, but there are many who would not agree. I envy you a reading of that book.

Chuck



Yeah, I'm loving it. He is still near the Caucasus talking about Lermontov with Voss. It's about Oct '42 so the sh1t will hit the fan. I wouldn't recommend it to the faint of heart or any homophobes either, as the sex scenes are a little graphic. Though does that say something about me that it was more uncomfortable reading that part than the massacres? Yet it is deeply touching and at the same time cold and clinical.

He has just shot that Jew who professed to be over 120 and went to him to be killed as he already knew when and by who would kill him because an angel hand't sealed his lip before birth. Very heavy and quite mystical that part.

Again I'm really enjoying it and I have to say the research in it is astounding and I'm not just talking about the Nazis either. It's a real deep read and the Author deserves all the praise and awards the world has to offfer.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/1/2012 4:36:42 PM   
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Great book. I remember enjoying it a lot.


Right now I'm reading Metro 2033.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/1/2012 4:37:56 PM   
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Ghost in the Wires by Kevin Mitnick. Entertaining read.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/1/2012 6:34:55 PM   
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Just downloaded a new audio book from Audible.

The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King - The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/1/2012 8:50:46 PM   
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wodin,

The Kindly Ones is one of the most intense books you will read. I only know two people who have read it, and we both thought it was a wonderful, powerful book, but there are many who would not agree. I envy you a reading of that book.

Chuck



Yeah, I'm loving it. He is still near the Caucasus talking about Lermontov with Voss. It's about Oct '42 so the sh1t will hit the fan. I wouldn't recommend it to the faint of heart or any homophobes either, as the sex scenes are a little graphic. Though does that say something about me that it was more uncomfortable reading that part than the massacres? Yet it is deeply touching and at the same time cold and clinical.

One thing that I really loved about the book is that the protagonist discusses culture and philosophy with other characters. It makes it feel so real.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/1/2012 10:22:38 PM   
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Perturabo,

I am still looking for the discussions I envied in "Les Miserables" and I have yet to find them, but I'm not dead yet. Intelligent people discussing philosophical issues as if they mattered. I want that.

Chuck

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/2/2012 2:55:03 AM   
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Evan Mawdsleys "Thunder in the East".


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/2/2012 3:34:36 AM   
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Perturabo,

I am still looking for the discussions I envied in "Les Miserables" and I have yet to find them, but I'm not dead yet. Intelligent people discussing philosophical issues as if they mattered. I want that.

Chuck

What kind of discussions were in "Les Miserables"?

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/2/2012 4:19:56 AM   
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In the time before they went to the barricades the students did some philosophizing in the cafes.

It sounded like great fun to me. I had a class last year in summer school that was a bit like that, but coffee house philosophy is not as common as I would enjoy. The class was a small seminar style political science class and the teacher was able to get discussion going almost at once. I find that sort of class requires a very small class size, which you sometimes get in summer school. Sitting around a cafe doing it must be better, but making time for this sort of thing is not common. If I were teaching I would have some classes, maybe all classes in a coffee shop.

Of course the subject matter would dictate if this could work well.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/2/2012 9:09:09 AM   
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I finally took the plunge and I started to read "The Faeire Queene" by Edmund Spenser. Original language, not a modern translation. Hard but very beautiful and satisfying.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/2/2012 9:45:38 AM   
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The battle of Marathon by Peter Krentz.....a lot of good research and very informative, but the conclusions / deductions this guy makes are quite strange; for example:

- Athenian and Persian armies were more or less the same size.
You are the biggest empire of the era, you plan an attack on greece for years and all you can gather is an army as big as only one of the city state you plan to conquer ? Doesn't make sense to me.

- Persians had almost no cavalry.
Your armies are famous for the horse archer and the hit-and-run tactics and you bring no cavalry????

- There was no "push" fight
Almost everyone agrees by now that the hoplite battle was a "push" one, where the opposing lines used their shields to phisically push back the enemies. The author denies this idea but offers no valid alternative.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/2/2012 12:46:48 PM   
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In the time before they went to the barricades the students did some philosophizing in the cafes.

It sounded like great fun to me. I had a class last year in summer school that was a bit like that, but coffee house philosophy is not as common as I would enjoy. The class was a small seminar style political science class and the teacher was able to get discussion going almost at once. I find that sort of class requires a very small class size, which you sometimes get in summer school. Sitting around a cafe doing it must be better, but making time for this sort of thing is not common. If I were teaching I would have some classes, maybe all classes in a coffee shop.

Of course the subject matter would dictate if this could work well.

Chuck

France or should I say Paris turn of last century was a great place to be for Cafe house philosophy.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/2/2012 2:06:26 PM   
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"Hitler Moves East" and "Scorched Earth" by Paul Carrel.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/5/2012 12:39:44 AM   
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I'ts good that we are all reading books, how about Mr. Warspite1 pick a book in which we all will read. Then we will come back and talk about it.

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