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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/18/2017 10:38:33 AM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/19/2017 2:10:35 AM   
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Rereading Clay Blair's timeless classic Silent Victory. This, and Hitler's U-boat War (Volumes I and II) are a must read for anyone interested in the material.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/22/2017 3:49:01 PM   
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No new books coming for Christmas (Sadly Autocourse won't arrive until afterwards). But then again I have a number stacked up to be tackled in the New Year. The SS book is starting to be more of a chore than seemed was likely after the early chapters, and the RAF book is just BIG!

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/22/2017 5:14:44 PM   
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No new books coming for Christmas (Sadly Autocourse won't arrive until afterwards).


I had to reread this a couple times after a sudden double take. I initially was surprised about the degree to which you schedule these things, even being British and all. Then I realized there must be a book entitled Autocourse.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/22/2017 5:24:19 PM   
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No new books coming for Christmas (Sadly Autocourse won't arrive until afterwards).


I had to reread this a couple times after a sudden double take. I initially was surprised about the degree to which you schedule these things, even being British and all. Then I realized there must be a book entitled Autocourse.
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Yes dear boy, 'tis the bible for F1





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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/22/2017 5:28:55 PM   
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No new books coming for Christmas (Sadly Autocourse won't arrive until afterwards).


I had to reread this a couple times after a sudden double take. I initially was surprised about the degree to which you schedule these things, even being British and all. Then I realized there must be a book entitled Autocourse.
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Yes dear boy, 'tis the bible for F1


Is that kind of like a European Nascar?

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/22/2017 5:34:49 PM   
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No new books coming for Christmas (Sadly Autocourse won't arrive until afterwards).


I had to reread this a couple times after a sudden double take. I initially was surprised about the degree to which you schedule these things, even being British and all. Then I realized there must be a book entitled Autocourse.
warspite1

Yes dear boy, 'tis the bible for F1


Is that kind of like a European Nascar?
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No. Nascar is for tin-tops. Formula 1 - which is a world-wide sport not just European - is the pinnacle of motorsport and the premier category of open cockpit single seater racing.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/23/2017 9:12:48 PM   
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Not yet in my hands but I am waiting for this one :
https://ospreypublishing.com/case-red
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Please let me know what you think - particularly in terms of detailed OOB (or not). Many thanks.




Will do once I have it. Santa is near now.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/23/2017 9:28:42 PM   
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Not yet in my hands but I am waiting for this one :
https://ospreypublishing.com/case-red
warspite1

Please let me know what you think - particularly in terms of detailed OOB (or not). Many thanks.




Will do once I have it. Santa is near now.

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Well I trust and hope you're not on the naughty list?


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/24/2017 5:39:26 PM   
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Well I trust and hope you're not on the naughty list?



I am nice and gentle since one month

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/3/2018 4:24:10 PM   
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Not yet in my hands but I am waiting for this one :
https://ospreypublishing.com/case-red
warspite1

Please let me know what you think - particularly in terms of detailed OOB (or not). Many thanks.




I have started it. So far, I am in the first chapters that are a prelude of the incoming disaster. The appendices give the OOB at division level between opponents at the date of June 5th 1940. Something you could find more detailed on the net.

Good summary so far. I am enjoying the reading.

Cheers

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/3/2018 5:18:07 PM   
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Just about finished Floyd Gibbon's The Red Knight of Germany (1927) Not bad for .99cents Nice to see accounts of some the flyers he engaged.

About to start Red Devils over the Yalu: A Chronicle of Soviet Aerial Operations in the Korean War 1950-53 (Helion Studies in Military History) Kindle Edition (I used to play a lot of MiG Alley)

And just about finished Alexander Kent's With All Dispatch, Book 8 of the Bolitho series. (Yes, I like this series much better than Hornblower.)

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/3/2018 5:21:50 PM   
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Not yet in my hands but I am waiting for this one :
https://ospreypublishing.com/case-red
warspite1

Please let me know what you think - particularly in terms of detailed OOB (or not). Many thanks.




I have started it. So far, I am in the first chapters that are a prelude of the incoming disaster. The appendices give the OOB at division level between opponents at the date of June 5th 1940. Something you could find more detailed on the net.

Good summary so far. I am enjoying the reading.

Cheers
warspite1

Thanks. I suspect I won't be able to resist getting this, and he is a very readable author. I don't expect it will provide the detail I ideally seek, but hey, I might be surprised .


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/3/2018 6:09:36 PM   
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Thanks. I suspect I won't be able to resist getting this, and he is a very readable author. I don't expect it will provide the detail I ideally seek, but hey, I might be surprised .



Forgot to say there are around 5 maps (initial frontline of June 5th plus few operations of case red).

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/3/2018 7:38:23 PM   
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Susan Mallery's 'Sizzling'.

No planes, tanks, ships, war or history. Sorry guys hehe.

It has Reid Buchanan though, he's a major league pitcher (I wonder if I should tell him he's a fictional man :) ).

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/3/2018 7:50:04 PM   
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Closing Time by Joseph Heller

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/5/2018 12:21:33 PM   
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Susan Mallery's 'Sizzling'.

No planes, tanks, ships, war or history. Sorry guys hehe.

It has Reid Buchanan though, he's a major league pitcher (I wonder if I should tell him he's a fictional man :) ).


Great summary here:
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Lori's never wasted her time with amoebas like Reid Buchanan. So why are her well-fortified defenses starting to crumble under the force of his sexy smile--and the kindness he shows her at every turn? There's only one explanation for the feelings flaring between them--chemistry. Chemistry so hot, it's sizzling!

https://susanmallery.com/book-sizzling.php

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/5/2018 12:26:56 PM   
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Luckily enough, I was able to find a picture of Reid Buchanan:


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/19/2018 5:56:37 AM   
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I took a bit of a break from reading over Christmas, but got back into it in the New Year - and determined to finish off The SS. Alibi of a Nation As indicated previously this is a very interesting book - but the author's style made it a difficult read and following all the characters is not easy.

That said, I learned quite a bit about the relationship between Himmler, Hitler, Heydrich and co. Had Germany won the war in say early 1942 - e.g. Soviets defeated and Britain sues for peace - it is fascinating to consider how things would have played out amongst the individuals competing for power and Hitler's approval. Goering vs Himmler vs Heydrich vs Goebbels - they were like a bunch of kids all turning on each other and plotting with and against each other. And of course there is the role that Hitler had in mind for the SS after the war. Just where would Nazi Germany have gone from victory in Europe and what would this have meant? Fascinating - if scary - stuff.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/19/2018 6:25:52 AM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/21/2018 2:52:58 PM   
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I’ve been given In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire by Adrian Goldsworthy. It has been a really interesting and enjoyable read. As its title suggests it focuses upon 15 generals who led the armies of Rome from the early days of the Republic all the way up to the death of Belisarius. The book also looks at how the Roman army developed over time and at how it went on campaign and fought battles.




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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/24/2018 8:57:56 PM   
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Having found a game about the Desert War, I'm all enthused to read about that theatre again. So next on the list is India's War - The Making of Modern South Asia 1939-45 (Raghavan)

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/24/2018 10:07:55 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/4/2018 10:14:09 AM   
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Brandon Sanderson - The Way of Kings

Really enjoying it so far, but I just hate that I'm once again starting another epic fantasy series where I have no idea when the next book is going to come out.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/9/2018 10:25:02 PM   
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Having found a game about the Desert War, I'm all enthused to read about that theatre again. So next on the list is India's War - The Making of Modern South Asia 1939-45 (Raghavan)
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Half way through and I have to say I'm finding this an excellent read. Very well written.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/10/2018 10:39:18 AM   
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Genuinely fascinating book and example of Historical research at its best: Graham Robb, The Debatable Land: The lost world between Scotland and England.

Basically a social/political history of the Anglo-Scottish border communities from 1400-1800 (with a good postscript taking it into the modern era). The traditional narrative is of a region plagued by banditry (a lot sponsored by the two crowns) - the English word bereaved is derived from the name given to the various groups of raiders - the reivers.

Robb studied the local records and worked out it was actually quite a prosperous region (combination of fertile soils, garrison towns and the benefits of cross-border smuggling) to come up with a very different narrative. In effect most raiding was typical 'right of passage' stuff (steal a sheep to prove you were now a man etc) rather than the systemic acts of murder presented in mainstream views. Only period where reality matches the stereotype was the end of the 16C.

Recommended as a really good example of how to combine detailed research and a wider narrative.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/13/2018 7:45:08 PM   
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I'm half way through 'Palace of Treason' by Jason Matthews; it's a follow up to 'Red Sparrow' which is becoming a movie. Good spy stuff.

I'm trying to decide my next book; both are commitments!

The Imjin War: Japan's Sixteenth-Century Invasion of Korea and Attempt to Conquer China

https://www.amazon.com/Imjin-War-Sixteenth-Century-Invasion-Attempt/dp/0992078628/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518553805&sr=1-1&keywords=imjin+war

or

The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/7/2018 6:34:08 PM   
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Having found a game about the Desert War, I'm all enthused to read about that theatre again. So next on the list is India's War - The Making of Modern South Asia 1939-45 (Raghavan)
warspite1

Half way through and I have to say I'm finding this an excellent read. Very well written.

warspite1

Finished this and I have to say this makes me want to read more about India. An excellent read, though pretty high level if one were to seek detailed military histories of the Indian units in the various campaigns they fought in.

As a result of this, I will postpone my Western Desert follow-up and pile into Road of Bones (Keane). This is about the epic siege of Kohima 1944.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/7/2018 8:32:53 PM   
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The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944, by Rick Atkinson

I think I'll play a bit Panzer Campaigns: Sicily '43 and PzC Salerno '43, while I read it - just to keep up with the spirit.

(Edit: boy, all the Italian units I saw I Sicily '43 up to now have Morale "F" )




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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/9/2018 9:17:04 AM   
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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
It's about German soldiers' depression during the World War I. Good read!


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