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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/25/2018 11:03:14 PM   
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I have Hitler's Pre-Emptive War coming to me for my birthday - hussah! This is another work on the Battle for Norway in 1940. It looks like it may concentrate too much on Narvik to the detriment of the rest of the campaign, but we'll see....


Happy Birthday, old bean! Lemme guess: 62? You can't be a day over 63 then?
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Thank-you. 62? No, I just feel that old......

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/26/2018 7:05:17 PM   
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A interesting book about Pyrrhos. Although I suspect that it is only available in Swedish.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/1/2018 9:18:12 AM   
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"Season of Storms", the new book in The Witcher cycle (it is the sixth one, but it actually covers the time period between book 1 and 2, so one could say that it is book 1.5 of the saga).

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/9/2018 6:10:42 PM   
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Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw by Mark Bowden.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/11/2018 12:08:37 PM   
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Grenadiers by Meyer again

Re issue of Island of Fire by J Mark, fav book of all time, thankyou Mum for early birthday present:)

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/11/2018 6:22:16 PM   
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Snow & Steel - Battle of the Bulge by Peter Caddick-Adams. Well written for sure, and quite comprehensive.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/16/2018 11:33:17 PM   
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For a complete change of scene I'm reading The Lost Generation. This is a book about three up and coming British racing drivers - Roger Williamson and Tony Brise (both English) and Tom Pryce (Welsh) that were tipped for success in the pinnacle of motor sport - Formula 1 - but were tragically killed between 1973, and 1977 before they got the chance to go for the big prize.

Well written, very interesting and ultimately sad and frustrating in equal measure this book is a real page turner. Britain had to wait almost 20 years after James Hunt won the world championship in 1976 for another champion - this lost generation of genuine talent may well be the biggest reason for that.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/17/2018 12:52:43 PM   
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Taking a break from History of US Marine Corps in World War II: Volume IV: Western Pacific Operations: Peleliu, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Well written, but-ugh-what a bloody shambles Peleliu was.

So I'm re-reading (I read it maybe 20 years ago when it was new) John Keegan's The First World War. I may have to go back to Iwo Jima to get away from the senseless barbarism of 1914. What a bloody shambles. This one's even more depressing.




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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/17/2018 5:41:11 PM   
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Wheels for the World by Douglas Brinkley.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/18/2018 10:28:05 AM   
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For a complete change of scene I'm reading The Lost Generation. This is a book about three up and coming British racing drivers - Roger Williamson and Tony Brise (both English) and Tom Pryce (Welsh) that were tipped for success in the pinnacle of motor sport - Formula 1 - but were tragically killed between 1973, and 1977 before they got the chance to go for the big prize.


Have you seen "Rush" by Ron Howard? Beside being a great movie, it is also a great reconstruction of when having 2-3 pilots dead every season was totally normal.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/28/2018 5:22:12 PM   
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For a complete change of scene I'm reading The Lost Generation. This is a book about three up and coming British racing drivers - Roger Williamson and Tony Brise (both English) and Tom Pryce (Welsh) that were tipped for success in the pinnacle of motor sport - Formula 1 - but were tragically killed between 1973, and 1977 before they got the chance to go for the big prize.


Have you seen "Rush" by Ron Howard? Beside being a great movie, it is also a great reconstruction of when having 2-3 pilots dead every season was totally normal.
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Yes I have this wonderful film on DVD. Only one criticism of the film; it should have featured the other protagonists more.

Have finished The Lost Generation and moved onto Nigel Mansell's Staying on Track and am now onto James Hunt The Biography. Really make a change from military history - much quicker to read too

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/6/2018 3:08:27 PM   
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The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson.

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