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  • #76
    Originally posted by CarpeDiem View Post
    I'd wait and get this book in September.

    Where the Iron Crosses Grow: The Crimea 1941-44

    Forczyk is a pretty solid writer.
    Thanks Carpe Matter of fact its already on my wish list
    Elsa: [reading Jacob's palm] "See. According to this, you're already dead."[laughs]
    Army Officer: "Mr. Singer. What an appropriate name for a man who can't shut up."
    "Jacob's Ladder"

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    • #77
      Montross' book is for sure a great read! It was at one time required reading for Marine officers candidates. I used it as a source for my Master thesis.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by ElefantPanzer View Post
        If I could have only one history book it would have to be the most important ever written, the Bible.
        That's not a history book... but thanks for the laugh. It was a good way to start my morning.

        Barbara Tuchman's "The Guns of August" and "The March Of Folly".

        The Heike Monogatari

        Thucydides' "History of the Peloponnesian War"
        Last edited by globetrotter; 23 Aug 14, 02:58.
        "Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way." - Christopher Hitchens

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        • #79
          Harvard's Civil War by Richard Miller is my favorite. It is about the 20th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment that fought in the 2nd Corps during the American Civil War.

          “When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”
          ― Groucho Marx

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          • #80
            Blood and Thunder

            Blood and Thunder - An Epic of the American West by Hampton Sides

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            • #81

              Yeah!


              Originally posted by The Ibis View Post
              This bass guitar kills TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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              • #82
                I have too many. Longknife and Sea to Shining Sea by James Alexander Thom. Six Wives of Henry VIII, I like several by Alison Weir. I also like The Killer Angels and Gods and Generals.
                I have a collection of books on the druids, and ancient Rome. So I cannot just name one.
                This bass guitar kills TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by TDurden View Post
                  Thanks Carpe Matter of fact its already on my wish list
                  I came across the listing on amazon yesterday, and it seems that amazon itself has the book permanently (?) discounted at $9.90. "New" marketplace copies are also fairly inexpensive now.

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