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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/18/2019 7:26:43 PM   
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Six Victories in bed, eh? Sounds a little vainglorious to me, but what does Mrs. Warspite1 think of that?

Only 6 victories in bed?

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/18/2019 7:58:38 PM   
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Ludendorff's memoirs, Kindle version.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/18/2019 8:27:05 PM   
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Six Victories in bed, eh? Sounds a little vainglorious to me, but what does Mrs. Warspite1 think of that?
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Well a man can dream can't he?......


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/18/2019 8:28:00 PM   
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Six Victories in bed, eh? Sounds a little vainglorious to me, but what does Mrs. Warspite1 think of that?

Only 6 victories in bed?
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Not bad eh? That's one every six years......


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/25/2019 8:22:18 PM   
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A nice, unexpected, Christmas pressie

Churchill's Anchor - a biography of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/26/2019 6:40:12 AM   
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The Terror by Dan Simmonds ;)

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/26/2019 7:06:39 PM   
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The Terror is a good book. Oh yes, I remember. It is 766 pages long and you wish for more.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/31/2019 9:15:06 PM   
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Usually I read at least four books a month, mostly 19th / 20th cent. novels or just general stuff.
I am limited to only five borrowings per month via my Uni "visitor" card.
This year I plan to read at least 5 per month.

This month's selections:





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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/3/2020 4:04:43 PM   
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reading: soldiers of the sun the rise and fall of the imperial japanese army

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/8/2020 6:01:54 PM   
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.....So happy with this I've bought Malta Convoys 1940-1943 too to dive straight into once I'm done



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Four chapters in and the author has not even got to the convoys yet! He's certainly set the scene nicely.

I really like this author and the two books read so far, so shouldn't be surprised that this is another excellent work.

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Didn't get much reading done over Christmas but now back in full swing. This is one gloriously beautiful book.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/8/2020 6:40:02 PM   
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reading: soldiers of the sun the rise and fall of the imperial japanese army


I would be interested in hearing your opinion on this book. Can you share that?

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/12/2020 3:34:10 PM   
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The Clay Pigeons of St. Lo by Glover S Johns, Jr.

He wrote it in the third person. It is mostly about when he, as a CAVALRY officer, took over an infantry battalion a month or so before the capture of St. Lo. Since he was CAVALRY, his battalion did better than the other infantry battalions in the regiment with fewer losses as well.




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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/15/2020 2:11:57 PM   
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Currently reading Day of Battle by Rick Atkinson. Covers the fighting in Sicily and Italy in WW2. I really enjoy this style of history telling, where you get a look at everything, the big picture, the generals, the leaders of state, and also lots of personal accounts from individual soldiers at the front. Of course, it makes for an extremely long read though.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/15/2020 6:05:38 PM   
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I'm reading "The Witcher" books. The style is dry but the tales are very rich in content. This means that every word is there for a reason.

While I'm enjoying them, this sometimes creates a problem: there are many places and characters in every tale and the author assumes that you keep in mind everything. The result is that they are not "easy reading". They remind me more of Raymond Chandler than of the stray fantasy book you read for escapism.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/16/2020 5:59:27 PM   
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Just ordered this bad boy two-volume collection from Library of America.
They sent me a "please re-enlist" offer, w/ this set offered at $9.95 w/ code, free shipping!
I used to be an LoA subscriber, excellent book-o'-the month type deal,
w/ awesome selections from a huge field of authors.
Highly recommended. Library of America website is loa.org







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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/1/2020 6:33:41 PM   
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Reading and re-reading anything and everything I can get may hands on concerning the Norwegian Campaign at present. But that's no hardship - there is some great books out there on this hugely interesting subject.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/1/2020 8:03:41 PM   
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Just ordered this bad boy two-volume collection from Library of America.
They sent me a "please re-enlist" offer, w/ this set offered at $9.95 w/ code, free shipping!
I used to be an LoA subscriber, excellent book-o'-the month type deal,
w/ awesome selections from a huge field of authors.
Highly recommended. Library of America website is loa.org



Their anthologies of "Hard Boiled" detectives were excellent. Several volumes or noir detective fiction from Dashiell Hammett, Mickey Spilane and Raymond Chandler were very nicely done.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/7/2020 5:58:05 PM   
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Just ordered this bad boy two-volume collection from Library of America.
They sent me a "please re-enlist" offer, w/ this set offered at $9.95 w/ code, free shipping!
I used to be an LoA subscriber, excellent book-o'-the month type deal,
w/ awesome selections from a huge field of authors.
Highly recommended. Library of America website is loa.org



Their anthologies of "Hard Boiled" detectives were excellent. Several volumes or noir detective fiction from Dashiell Hammett, Mickey Spilane and Raymond Chandler were very nicely done.


Yes, indeed, have read the Raymond Chandler and also an anthology LoA did, lead story in that was The Killer Inside Me a very chilling tale....can't remember the title of the anthology ATM, but it is a very good read.

Ah, here it is, is called Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s


Wow, they don't make it easy to find, but here is a link:
https://www.loa.org/books/2-crime-novels-american-noir-of-the-1950s

OK, well, the postman just dropped that two-volume Sci-Fi set on me WOOP WOOP so I'm going to be huddled tonight w/ that and making selections for the next few months ... when not playing TOAW!!

Still reading Wharton / etc. but I had to return Mysterium Magnum, that was just too much Medieval Philosophy / Theology for my taste, but still interesting in a weird sort of way. Good fodder for help solving crosswords, though.

OK, well, Happy reading!

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/10/2020 6:05:09 PM   
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I am currently reading The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth and am enjoying the book immensely.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/10/2020 7:12:42 PM   
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I am currently reading The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth and am enjoying the book immensely.

I liked it, too. It has twice been filmed.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/10/2020 7:53:14 PM   
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I am currently reading The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth and am enjoying the book immensely.

I liked it, too. It has twice been filmed.


Yes, I like how and what the author writes. The Odessa file is excellent with a nice twist at the end.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/24/2020 9:58:27 PM   
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Still waiting for my next Library of America selection to arrive, in the mean time, I returned the books I had borrowed and checked out these just yesterday. They'll keep me busy for March:






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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/24/2020 11:06:14 PM   
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"The Great Influenza" by John M. Barry. It's about the Spanish Flu of 1919 and how it changed (and forced the evolution of) medical sciences.



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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/25/2020 4:24:37 AM   
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"The Great Influenza" by John M. Barry. It's about the Spanish Flu of 1919 and how it changed (and forced the evolution of) medical sciences.




Somebody that I knew who lived through that time said that when they relocated some graves at a cemetery, the coffins were all clawed up inside. The people were buried because people thought that they were dead but had revived in the cold ground.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/25/2020 4:37:57 AM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/1/2020 9:23:23 AM   
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Hitler's Pre-Emptive War (Lunde)

Not a patch on Haarr's work I'm afraid. I mean not an uninteresting work but there are quite a number of typographical and worse, accuracy errors noticeable. Shame.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/1/2020 5:22:24 PM   
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The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville Unabridged Shelby Foote (Author)

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/1/2020 6:48:42 PM   
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Hitler's Pre-Emptive War (Lunde)

Not a patch on Haarr's work I'm afraid. I mean not an uninteresting work but there are quite a number of typographical and worse, accuracy errors noticeable. Shame.

Unfortunately, I was not impressed on his Finland's War of Choice either, depicting Finland's second war against Soviet Union in 1941-1944. First one was Winter War. Old, English-only sources, resulting to what you describe above. Unfortunate, again, as the so called Continuation War and the path to it is not well covered in English literature. Now including his, too.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/1/2020 7:12:17 PM   
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Finishing up (for the third re-read) on Samuel Morison's

History of the United States Naval Operations in the Second World War. Volume 12: Leyte. A perennial masterpiece.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 3/4/2020 10:00:20 PM   
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On chapter two of US Marines in Vietnam:The Landing and the Buildup 1965

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