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Amazon Sale for Pac War books... - 3/30/2019 6:04:07 AM   
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There seems to be a sale for military history books in amazon, for 1.30 each, there seem to be several good reads.



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K5B2VZ6/ref=pe_385040_118058080_TE_M1DP

British Battleships 1919-1945: WWII Evolution of the Big Guns
The Battleship Builders Constructing and Arming British Capital Ships
Fighters Over the Fleet: Naval Air Defence from Biplanes to the Cold War
Naval Firepower: Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnought Era
British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After
The Kaiser’s Battlefleet: German Capital Ships 1871–1918
Rebuilding the Royal Navy: Warship Design Since 1945
Armoured Trains ----> I was looking into this and this is a good one !
British Destroyers & Frigates: The Second World War & After
British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After
Fighters Over the Fleet: Naval Air Defence from Biplanes to the Cold War
The British Battleship 1906-1946
The Kaiser’s Battlefleet: German Capital Ships 1871–1918
Fighting the Great War at Sea: Strategy, Tactic and Technology
Rebuilding the Royal Navy: Warship Design Since 1945
British Battleships 1919-1945: WWII Evolution of the Big Guns
The Battleship Builders Constructing and Arming British Capital Ships
HMS Rodney: The Famous Ships of the Royal Navy Series (Warships of the Royal Navy)
British Destroyers & Frigates: The Second World War & After



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RE: Amazon Sale for Pac War books... - 3/30/2019 6:04:53 AM   
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well actually not directly about Pacific :( but lets say they are quite related topics...

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RE: Amazon Sale for Pac War books... - 3/30/2019 6:09:41 AM   
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This just made me think of the fact that I'd really like a book that does for the US Navy what the book Kaigun did for the IJN. Anyone have any recommendations? I've read War Plan Orange, but I'm looking for something that goes beyond warplanning to encompass the entire doctrinal, strategic, and technical development of the USN from 1900-1942.

< Message edited by Anachro -- 3/30/2019 6:11:26 AM >

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RE: Amazon Sale for Pac War books... - 3/30/2019 8:11:25 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: oaltinyay

There seems to be a sale for military history books in amazon, for 1.30 each, there seem to be several good reads.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K5B2VZ6/ref=pe_385040_118058080_TE_M1DP


well actually not directly about Pacific :( but lets say they are quite related topics...

warspite1

When I clicked on the link you provided this came up. This wasn't on the list you wrote but is definitely directly about the Pacific!

The British Pacific Fleet: The Royal Navy's Most Powerful Strike Force (Hobbs)

For that price its more than worth a read - as are some of the books you quoted above (if one is interested in naval warfare generally).

No good for me sadly as a) I have most of these but b) the sale is for Kindle and I have to have good old fashioned paper. But given the quality of the books, for those who aren't stuck in the 20th Century like me, this is a very good deal.

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RE: Amazon Sale for Pac War books... - 3/30/2019 1:41:44 PM   
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Never liked the brand name "Kindle" - it seems to suggest burning paper books!

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RE: Amazon Sale for Pac War books... - 3/30/2019 3:53:49 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: oaltinyay

There seems to be a sale for military history books in amazon, for 1.30 each, there seem to be several good reads.



Thanks much! Picked up a couple books....can never have too many books to read on the kindle!

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RE: Amazon Sale for Pac War books... - 3/30/2019 5:33:26 PM   
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quote:

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Never liked the brand name "Kindle" - it seems to suggest burning paper books!


Regardless, I absolutely love my Kindle. I used to be a "physical books" types of guy and if I'm being honest it probably remains the superior format, but it can't compare with the extreme convenience of literally having a library at my finger tips in the form of a tablet device. This is especially great as I travel a lot. Furthermore, recent models of the kindle such as the paperwhite version have improved so much it almost is like reading a physical book in terms of the visual experience.

I don't think I'll go back to non-kindle books anytime soon.

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RE: Amazon Sale for Pac War books... - 3/30/2019 6:26:38 PM   
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I've been reading e-books (on tablet and more recently Kindle) since 2010. I find the only reason to have/use real books is where the pictures matter more then the words.

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RE: Amazon Sale for Pac War books... - 3/30/2019 6:43:22 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Anachro


quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

Never liked the brand name "Kindle" - it seems to suggest burning paper books!


Regardless, I absolutely love my Kindle. I used to be a "physical books" types of guy and if I'm being honest it probably remains the superior format, but it can't compare with the extreme convenience of literally having a library at my finger tips in the form of a tablet device. This is especially great as I travel a lot. Furthermore, recent models of the kindle such as the paperwhite version have improved so much it almost is like reading a physical book in terms of the visual experience.

I don't think I'll go back to non-kindle books anytime soon.



I read an article about reducing jet lag recently which said research suggests that the blue screens upset the melatonin cycle in the brain and travelers should avoid using such reading devices as well as laptops and televisions. Ironically, the article was online...

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RE: Amazon Sale for Pac War books... - 3/30/2019 6:53:31 PM   
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Taken from sleepfoundation.org

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An e-ink e-reader (like the Kindle Paperwhite, as opposed to the Kindle Fire) is also a good idea, because it doesn't produce the same type of blue light that a smartphone or tablet would


I have and use a Kindle Paperwhite, which I have been very impressed with. I don't use the tablets that emit bright light like the iPad.

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RE: Amazon Sale for Pac War books... - 3/31/2019 6:22:39 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Anachro

Taken from sleepfoundation.org

quote:

An e-ink e-reader (like the Kindle Paperwhite, as opposed to the Kindle Fire) is also a good idea, because it doesn't produce the same type of blue light that a smartphone or tablet would


I have and use a Kindle Paperwhite, which I have been very impressed with. I don't use the tablets that emit bright light like the iPad.


Ipad is probably one of the worst devices to read stuff, however the kindle is not good with pdf and photos/maps etc.

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RE: Amazon Sale for Pac War books... - 3/31/2019 11:57:10 AM   
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The biggest problem I have with my kindle is when a map is shown it often can't be
expanded so the tiny printing is illegible.

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