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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/11/2019 3:48:12 PM   
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Junior Officers Reading Club by Patrick Hennessey

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/11/2019 7:04:03 PM   
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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!



Does your book answer the timeless question posed by so many of my generation? Namely, "Can you smell what the rock is cookin'!?!"

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/11/2019 7:11:29 PM   
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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....
warspite1

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!



Does your book answer the timeless question posed by so many of my generation? Namely, "Can you smell what the rock is cookin'!?!"
warspite1

No, but it does have a nice filmography at the back of the book listing his work





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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/11/2019 9:26:09 PM   
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I started reading Desert Storm Air War: The Aerial Campaign Against Saddam's Iraq in the 1991 Gulf War by Jim Corrigan

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/13/2019 1:08:21 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 5/13/2019 8:52:11 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/3/2019 9:33:56 PM   
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I really hate not having a book to read. After the disappointment of the Gibraltar book, I bought Monte Cassino (Parker) and although obviously a good book (and I will return to it), it isn't scratching the itch.

I was browsing at Waterstones yesterday and saw Gorbachev (Taubman) and, my curiosity piqued by the excellent Chernobyl (last episode tomorrow), I thought I would give it a go. I must say so far its really very good and I look forward to understanding more about this man.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/3/2019 10:49:58 PM   
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The Harper Encyclopedia of Military History From 3500BC to the Present. 4th Edition 1571 pages. Light reading.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/3/2019 11:13:25 PM   
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Just started Hitler by Volker Ullrich, supposed to be the best one written, 2016

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/4/2019 1:24:31 AM   
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The Harper Encyclopedia of Military History From 3500BC to the Present. 4th Edition 1571 pages. Light reading.

+1 Extremely light.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/9/2019 4:43:43 PM   
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Brought 4 Hours of Fury with me on vacation and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's the underappreciated review of the 17th Airborne Division's drops during Operation Varsity and the vaulting over the Rhine. Sidebar references to the British 6th Airborne Division as needs befit. Recommended.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/26/2019 3:00:32 PM   
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Well, I'm sitting here waiting for 2 books to arrive. Tiamat's Wrath (Expanse novel series) and Dune by F Herbert. Read Dune back in the late 70's or early 80's - Need to read again ahead of the new movie.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/26/2019 5:51:42 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/26/2019 6:45:54 PM   
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I was browsing at Waterstones yesterday and saw Gorbachev (Taubman) and, my curiosity piqued by the excellent Chernobyl (last episode tomorrow), I thought I would give it a go. I must say so far its really very good and I look forward to understanding more about this man.
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This is a good book, but reading about the Soviet Union is just so grim! The incredible poverty combined with the fear of denunciation - what a combo....


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/26/2019 7:08:33 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/26/2019 7:26:07 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/1/2019 6:11:47 PM   
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Looking forward to this Should be here sometime next month, Hussar!!




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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/1/2019 6:16:59 PM   
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Looking forward to this Should be here sometime next month, Hussar!!




Especially the 'K' class.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/20/2019 2:50:36 AM   
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I was browsing at Waterstones yesterday and saw Gorbachev (Taubman) and, my curiosity piqued by the excellent Chernobyl (last episode tomorrow), I thought I would give it a go. I must say so far its really very good and I look forward to understanding more about this man.
warspite1

This is a good book, but reading about the Soviet Union is just so grim! The incredible poverty combined with the fear of denunciation - what a combo....

warspite1

The book is starting to get really interesting now. But what a system. I never realised that Brezhnev was so infirm and yet remained in office for so long. Effectively he was mentally incapacitated but......


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/21/2019 5:06:57 AM   
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In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown by Philbrick, Nathaniel

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/21/2019 5:52:21 AM   
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Just started The Soviet Strategic Offensive in Manchuria, 1945 from David M. Glantz.

And, I have the second volume waiting:
Soviet Operational and Tactical Combat in Manchuria, 1945


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/21/2019 12:26:14 PM   
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The British are Coming-the long-awaited first book in the revolutionary war trilogy by Atkinson. Very good read thus far (about the first quarter).

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/21/2019 12:28:57 PM   
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I’m reading “The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant The Unbeliever”. It is a fantasy series from the late Seventies and The Eighties developed over two trilogies The protagonist is a man suffering from leprosy who is magically transferred in a fantasy place called “The Land” - and Force to do battle The Despiser (AKA the Local Sauron).

The storyline and the Lore of the Land are interesting, but the main character is an insufferable jerk. Even if the magic of the Land cures his leprosy, Covenant remains the classic guy who hates everybody and everything; the self-hater who flogs constantly himself while munching his elbows - if you get my meaning.

Anyway, the story so far (I’m midway book two of the first trilogy) is interesting - even if the attempts to write song and poems are dire The “Land” is a smaller place than Middle Earth - both in size and lore - so the reading is easy. I guess that choose these books because they are a refreshing distraction from the Summer temperatures here in Southern Italy

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 8/1/2019 7:58:23 PM   
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...and this arrived today, Hussah!!


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 8/5/2019 6:03:19 PM   
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Just ordered The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and Somme, by John Keegan...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/275833.The_Face_of_Battle

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 8/5/2019 6:56:02 PM   
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Just finished all eleven (!) books in Jon Land's utterly ridiculous Blaine McCracken (is there a better name for an action hero) thriller series.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 8/5/2019 9:30:26 PM   
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Just ordered The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and Somme, by John Keegan...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/275833.The_Face_of_Battle

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I'm curious how this book holds up, 40 years later. Let me know...

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 8/6/2019 6:53:34 AM   
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Since I am so seriously enjoying playing Empires, started on Mary Beard's SPQR (first book I have bought in 6 months). And its an excellent study in how to read history, as well as funny and very erudite.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 8/6/2019 7:21:37 AM   
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Just ordered The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and Somme, by John Keegan...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/275833.The_Face_of_Battle

Red

I'm curious how this book holds up, 40 years later. Let me know...


Sure will

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 8/7/2019 5:45:21 PM   
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Got my hands on a second hand copy of Inside the Soviet Army, by Viktor Suvorov...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/700271.Inside_the_Soviet_Army

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