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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/27/2019 10:22:04 PM   
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Kangaroo Squadron by Bruce Gamble.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/27/2019 10:55:58 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/7/2019 7:19:21 PM   
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Nothing taking my fancy at the moment - which is really annoying....

Anything new out there? WWII ideally about little known campaigns?

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/7/2019 9:27:37 PM   
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"Churchill's War" -David Irving

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/8/2019 6:42:12 AM   
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"Churchill's War" -David Irving
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I'd be interested to read your thoughts on the book once you've read it.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/8/2019 11:44:02 AM   
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I also have heard some of his lectures on it (a couple to go) and it's not pretty.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/8/2019 3:50:04 PM   
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Lonesome Dove and Freefall the second book in the Airborne trilogy. Both audio books.

With a good narrator I'm loving audio books in a big way!

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/9/2019 4:23:27 PM   
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Been flipping through GURPS Basic Set Characters. I'd love to game master a campaign that takes a place in medieval Finland. I need some historical material for it, from first Swedish crusade to Finland up to Cudgel War, and whatever is along the way. I especially need information about military equipment of the time & place, what were the small scale conflicts suitable for an RPG, and who were fighting in them? Was there banditry, where/when traveling merchants needed escorts, who were the escorts and what was their equipment? I'm gonna hit the libraries next week if work permits it. In the meantime, have any of you here already read books on the subject?

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/9/2019 7:32:46 PM   
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Ken Bell - 100 Missions North: A Fighter Pilot's Story of the Vietnam War

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/10/2019 7:50:31 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/11/2019 6:51:35 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/27/2019 9:40:01 PM   
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Heavyweights: The Military Use of Massive Weapons by Leo Marriott and Simon Forty

Interesting book. Some of the pictures/captions are erroneous, according to an Amazon reviewer.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/31/2019 2:15:54 AM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/2/2019 11:37:48 AM   
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Lawrence and the Arabs by Robert Graves
African Trilogy by Alan Moorehead

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/3/2019 8:33:43 AM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/11/2019 5:59:43 PM   
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It is this time of the year.

Alf R. Jacobsen - Death at Dawn: Captain Warburton-Lee VC and the Battle of Narvik, April 1940


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/19/2019 11:23:15 AM   
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Defending The Rock - Gibraltar and the Second World War (Rankin)

Haven't found anything to get into for a while now - so let's see if this scratches an itch....

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 4/19/2019 12:50:02 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/3/2019 5:32:44 PM   
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I'm waiting for Vincent O'Hara's Six Victories: North Africa Malta and the Mediterranean Convoy War November 1941–March 1942 due this fall.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/6/2019 10:51:25 AM   
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I'm waiting for Vincent O'Hara's Six Victories: North Africa Malta and the Mediterranean Convoy War November 1941–March 1942 due this fall.
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I too await this, though I suspect it will be another tale of how the Regia Marina won the Battle for the Middle Sea.....


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/6/2019 5:42:31 PM   
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I'm waiting for Vincent O'Hara's Six Victories: North Africa Malta and the Mediterranean Convoy War November 1941–March 1942 due this fall.
warspite1

I too await this, though I suspect it will be another tale of how the Regia Marina won the Battle for the Middle Sea.....


I expect better from O'Hara.

Currently re-reading A Great and Glorious Victory: New Perspectives on the Battle of Trafalgar. See https://www.1805club.org/

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/6/2019 11:30:30 PM   
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Hey guys, Cataclysm was a great book and thanks for the info, bought the book for six bucks online used.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/7/2019 4:58:37 AM   
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Stalingrad to Berlin: The German Defeat in the East, Ziemke.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/7/2019 11:50:33 PM   
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Just finished The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific 1944-1945 by Hornfischer.

Meh.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/9/2019 10:18:32 PM   
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Waiting for Ian Toll's take on that period coming "soon"

Thinking about Rick Atkinson's new Trilogy on the American Revolution called "The British are Coming" out next week but I am wondering if it will have anything new enough to justify the time reading it?



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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

Just finished The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific 1944-1945 by Hornfischer.

Meh.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/9/2019 10:33:48 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Delaware

Waiting for Ian Toll's take on that period coming "soon"

Thinking about Rick Atkinson's new Trilogy on the American Revolution called "The British are Coming" out next week but I am wondering if it will have anything new enough to justify the time reading it?



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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

Just finished The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific 1944-1945 by Hornfischer.

Meh.




I am also thinking about picking up his Revolutionary War trilogy, Delaware. My previous efforts to read a cogent summary on the topic have been disappointing. His "Army at Dawn" series was quite good, so I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/9/2019 11:50:20 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Delaware

Waiting for Ian Toll's take on that period coming "soon"

Thinking about Rick Atkinson's new Trilogy on the American Revolution called "The British are Coming" out next week but I am wondering if it will have anything new enough to justify the time reading it?



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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

Just finished The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific 1944-1945 by Hornfischer.

Meh.




I am also thinking about picking up his Revolutionary War trilogy, Delaware. My previous efforts to read a cogent summary on the topic have been disappointing. His "Army at Dawn" series was quite good, so I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt.



I have to wonder how many copies of Fleet at Flood Tide have been sold by Amazon because they list it directly after Toll's first two books on their site and people think its vol 3?

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/10/2019 12:29:28 AM   
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I am currently reading Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War by James Edward Wright.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/11/2019 10:53:01 AM   
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My next book within the year about the ships stranded in the Suez canal for 8 years.

http://www.mastermariners.org.au/stories-from-the-past/2874-stranded-in-the-six-day-war-the-story-of-14-ships-trapped-for-eight-years-in-the-suez-canal

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/11/2019 10:56:35 AM   
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quote:

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Defending The Rock - Gibraltar and the Second World War (Rankin)

Haven't found anything to get into for a while now - so let's see if this scratches an itch....
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Mmmmm... I'm not exactly finding this a page turner....

Over 100 pages in and it is more a book about the Spanish Civil war at the moment. I mean that is fine as the war affects Gibraltar, but there's a lot that has nothing to do with the rock. Hope it improves!


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