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The first book in a series of four by Geirr H. Haarr which covers the naval war in Northern Europe from Sept. 1st, 1939 to the invasion of Norway. It is a bit dry but full of info and first-hand testimonies. Warmly suggested (I already have all four books).
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warspite1 wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 11:57 am ...and here's one I'm looking forward to for 2023...

Italian Heavy Cruisers: From Trento to Bolzano (Brescia and de Toro)
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Damn this should have been delivered by now... Amazon keeps changing the date and now say its out of stock.... :cry:

Hopefully this should not be too much longer....

But there is now another Seaforth tome that whets the appetite. Should be out in April and really looking forward to this based on who the author is.... my book budget has already taken a hammering and we're only barely in February....
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Haven't read anything lately but have been listening to the reading on YouTube of Blood Red Snow
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I haven't read anything lately, but I have been listening to the audio version of sssniperwolf on YouTube.
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Been devouring C.J. Box's Joe Pickett series as fast as I can read them. Got the last three sitting on my Kindle and the next one preordered.
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The Time of the Dark by Barbara Hambly, an old fantasy favorite from my library.

I'm also reading some of my old Ablaze The Cimmerian (Conan) comic's I've collected.
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Just started again with the book by David Glantz Hitlers Generals over 1000 pages. Read it once before but was watching TIKHistory on YouTube on his Stalingrad series and he brought up this book. Check his stuff out, really good
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warspite1 wrote: Sat Feb 04, 2023 6:10 am
warspite1 wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 11:57 am ...and here's one I'm looking forward to for 2023...

.....should be out in April and really looking forward to this based on who the author is.... my book budget has already taken a hammering and we're only barely in February....
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Mmmm... been put back to August :(
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Complete newbie on Vietnam war, I am wondering if you have any recommendation of good books on this subject.
I am currently reading GMT's Fire in the Lake rulebook and I would like some more background.

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ncc1701e wrote: Tue Jun 06, 2023 9:36 pm Complete newbie on Vietnam war, I am wondering if you have any recommendation of good books on this subject.
I am currently reading GMT's Fire in the Lake rulebook and I would like some more background.

Thanks
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This is what I wrote back in 2017.

I finished The Vietnam War (Lawrence). What an excellent introductory book to get one into the history of this war. As is my usual MO, before embarking on a subject I like to read a high level overview to get context, before drilling down - and this was perfect for the purpose.

Having read it, I feel I have a reasonable grasp of the chronology of the war and the key reasons that each - the French, the Americans, assorted Allies and the Vietnamese - fought, the problems they faced, both militarily, economically and diplomatically and what led to ultimate Vietnamese victory.

Strangely, I had never realised that Pol Pot and the Khymer Rouge were a by-product of the Vietnam war (I must have seen The Killing Fields about 30-40 years ago). Good to understand that a bit more.

Having read this (and seen Ken Burns excellent documentary) am I interested in further reading? Probably not - but only because warfare post Hiroshima does not really interest me. But I am really glad I read this book and finally have at least some idea about that conflict.


I hope that helps.
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The new revised edition of this classic is out - and I’m already browsing TOAW IV and Campaign Series Middle East scenario lists ;)
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RFalvo69 wrote: Wed Jun 07, 2023 1:53 pm The new revised edition of this classic is out - and I’m already browsing TOAW IV and Campaign Series Middle East scenario lists ;)
Thanks this goes nicely with the TWS WDS MC ME67 tournament we are in right now!
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warspite1 wrote: Wed Jun 07, 2023 6:07 am
I hope that helps.
Yes, thanks a lot
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TITLE: MCS-038 Battle for Rostov. 29 September - 2 December 1941

Here's a book I ordered from E-Bay back in Oct of 2021 (i was teaching myself SC:WAWww2 and began with the Rostov scenario). The book shipped from Moscow, Russia on Dec/2021 and I received it a month later in Jan/2022 (it remains unopened).
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The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells. I'm writing a research proposal about favorite books where I want to explain the impact of favorite books on readers. I found writing service at https://www.phdresearchproposal.org/ to help me with exploring existing studies, articles, and books that discuss the emotional and psychological effects of favorite books. With their help I'kk be able to craft a well-organized and compelling research proposal about my favorite books fast.
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its decent so far. could be better, could be worse. i have quite a few Halo books in the works to get done but this was the first one in the boxset i have.
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Russia Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921 (Beevor). I'm finding this a thoroughly enjoyable and easy read. Recommended.
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Just pick this book up for my nook and starting reading it. Immediately thought of warpite1, was wondering if he had read it, and if so, what he thought about it. Also, haven't heard from him lately and was wondering how he's doing.

I just read through the introduction and barely gotten into the 1st chapter. They do quote Adm Cunningham when pressured to not to risk his ships trying to evacuate the CW troops on Crete. "Takes 3 years to build a ship but 300 years to rebuild a tradition". Reading through so far I definitely can relate the action in the book at some level to the action that general plays out in MWIF in the Med in 1941. Not as related to Greece or Crete but fighting for control of the East & West Med with the RN suffering from the lack of airpower versus the Italians and Germans.

EDIT: DANG ... see warpite1 just posted right before me this very day. Now that's a strange coincident.
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