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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/15/2021 3:38:01 PM   
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Been reading a book about what took place in the Katyn forest. And about the lies, and political play that followed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyn_massacre

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/18/2021 3:16:53 AM   
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If you have Audible, I would recommend collecting the audio book. The narrator has a terrific sense of comedy and a perfect deadpan of sarcasm. Probably the best audio book I've ever heard about.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/23/2021 1:48:50 PM   
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I start reading Ulysses by Irish writer James Joyce. I tried to read this modernist novel several times already, but the maximum reached the third chapter. This time I want to read to the end, no matter how long it takes me.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/23/2021 5:31:53 PM   
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I start reading Ulysses by Irish writer James Joyce.


Ah, a true XX century classic. I read it when I was 15 or 16 IIRC. I might reread it now that you mention it.

I really liked the biography about Goebbels by [German historian] Peter Longerich. I plan to read his biography about Himmler too. But now starting How China Escaped Shock Therapy by Isabella M. Weber.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/23/2021 5:41:08 PM   
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Been reading a book about what took place in the Katyn forest. And about the lies, and political play that followed.


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If you have Audible, I would recommend collecting the audio book. The narrator has a terrific sense of comedy and a perfect deadpan of sarcasm. Probably the best audio book I've ever heard about.

Wow, he must be comic gold if he can make a book about Katyn funny. What's next, a book about Jack the Ripper?

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/23/2021 5:57:31 PM   
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Been reading a book about what took place in the Katyn forest. And about the lies, and political play that followed.


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If you have Audible, I would recommend collecting the audio book. The narrator has a terrific sense of comedy and a perfect deadpan of sarcasm. Probably the best audio book I've ever heard about.

Wow, he must be comic gold if he can make a book about Katyn funny. What's next, a book about Jack the Ripper?
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...except he was responding to Titanwarrior89 and not Orm


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/23/2021 6:14:42 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/23/2021 6:15:08 PM   
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...except he was responding to Titanwarrior89 and not Orm

You mean he really wasn't referring to a book about Katyn? Color me shocked.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/23/2021 6:23:46 PM   
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...except he was responding to Titanwarrior89 and not Orm

You mean he really wasn't referring to a book about Katyn? Color me shocked.
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No, no he wasn't.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/23/2021 6:47:06 PM   
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...except he was responding to Titanwarrior89 and not Orm

You mean he really wasn't referring to a book about Katyn? Color me shocked.
warspite1

No, no he wasn't.


Yea. The book about Katyn, and the afterplay, wasn't funny. Anger, and/or sadness, was mostly what I felt when reading the book. So, no. No fun.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/24/2021 9:27:44 PM   
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Inside Hitler's Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich by Joachim C. Fest.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/27/2021 6:47:54 AM   
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I should be reading my WITE2 manual, but....

Italian Battleships is just such a good book. Seriously, if you are in any way interested in naval warfare - and the War In The Mediterranean in particular - then you should get this book.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/27/2021 10:22:42 AM   
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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich - William L. Shirer

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/30/2021 1:21:17 AM   
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60% through Orbital by FxHolden

3rd book in the Future War series. Following Bering Strait snd Okinawa.

Near future political military thillers.



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53470428-orbital

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/19/2021 11:10:55 AM   
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I'm reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/25/2021 5:50:33 PM   
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I am currently reading The Rape Of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust Of World War II by Iris Chang.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/6/2021 9:15:12 PM   
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When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler, revised edition 2015 by Glantz and House

I'm amazed at how much more information there is on the Soviet side. The revised book expanded from 384 to 560 pages.
Russo-Soviet studies used to heavily rely on German accounts; this balances Soviet and German sources. Soviet failures that were previously glossed over get more attention. Non-combat activities are more prominent. Hard for a 1 volume history of the war to top this.




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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/6/2021 9:21:14 PM   
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Just finished this book, I recommend:
World War II at Sea: A Global History by Craig L. Symonds

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36198001-world-war-ii-at-sea

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/6/2021 10:11:51 PM   
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After watching the First Season of "True Detective" I decided to try "Galveston", by the same writer (Nick Pizzolatto). He originally wanted to use this novel for the plot of the first season before deciding to write an original story. I read only few pages of the first chapter but I can recognise the poetic, even if in a different medium.

https://www.amazon.com/Galveston-Novel-Nic-Pizzolatto/dp/1439166668/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=galveston&qid=1630966176&s=books&sr=1-1

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/6/2021 11:08:41 PM   
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After watching the First Season of "True Detective" I decided to try "Galveston", by the same writer (Nick Pizzolatto). He originally wanted to use this novel for the plot of the first season before deciding to write an original story. I read only few pages of the first chapter but I can recognise the poetic, even if in a different medium.

https://www.amazon.com/Galveston-Novel-Nic-Pizzolatto/dp/1439166668/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=galveston&qid=1630966176&s=books&sr=1-1

Galveston was made into a movie, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2315596/

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/7/2021 12:12:12 PM   
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After watching the First Season of "True Detective" I decided to try "Galveston", by the same writer (Nick Pizzolatto). He originally wanted to use this novel for the plot of the first season before deciding to write an original story. I read only few pages of the first chapter but I can recognise the poetic, even if in a different medium.

https://www.amazon.com/Galveston-Novel-Nic-Pizzolatto/dp/1439166668/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=galveston&qid=1630966176&s=books&sr=1-1

Galveston was made into a movie, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2315596/


I didn't know this! I guess I'll watch it after reading the novel.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/17/2021 2:11:41 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/18/2021 12:10:45 AM   
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Stalin waiting for Hitler 1929-1941 by Stephen Kotkin

I'm about 1/3 of the way through the book in 1937. I find the coverage of the inter-war diplomatic activities between USSR the other major powers, particularly Germany really interesting.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/18/2021 12:10:29 PM   
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Re-reading Mussolini (Hibbert)

A very good read.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/18/2021 2:11:38 PM   
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I am currently reading After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made by Ben Rhodes.

It is an interesting read.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/20/2021 10:03:13 PM   
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The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, and Longing in the Ancient World by Vicki Leon
Everything you always wanted to know but the history books were afraid to tell you.




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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/21/2021 8:42:39 PM   
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Not a book but a game. Credit to Fallout New Vegas developers that they did a philosophical game about it. Obsidian Entertainment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallout:_New_Vegas#New_California
"Caesar's Legion, a group of Roman-esque slavers, the New California Republic (NCR), an expansionist democratic federation, and Mr. House "

Game about American philosophy about the western civilization trying to search their past in Roman Empire in Caesar's Legions, It was before Greek&Persian seperated East and West.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/30/2021 6:48:40 PM   
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Deng Xiaoping's Long War (The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam, 1979-1991) by Xiaoming Zhang. From the book: "[Guangzhou Military Region boss] Xu's suggested plan was known as niudao shaji (using a butcher's knife to kill a chick), a description suggestive of its massive violence"

The planners talk about overwhelming force, encirclement, outflanking, annihilation ... Methinks these guys had watched too many movies about the Wehrmacht circa 1941 and the Soviet Red Army circa 1944.

I didn't get there yet (and never read anything about this war before), but -as Tyson would put it- they were punched in the mouth by prosaic reality. A good read so far.



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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/1/2021 12:56:14 PM   
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I am currently reading The Flying Tigers by Sam Kleiner.



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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/5/2021 3:18:19 AM   
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Just ordered Tower of Skulls (Frank). This apparently is the first in a trilogy that will cover the Asian-Pacific war. Frank is the author of the excellent Guadalcanal and so I have high hopes for this. This first tome covers 1937-42 and so should contain much on the Sino-Japanese war, something I know little about. Should be here before the end of the week.




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