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  • Arthur and the Fall of Roman Britain: A Narrative History for Fifth Century Britain by Edwin Pace.

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    • Just finished The Lions of Iwo Jima....currently reading Danger's Hour(USS Bunker Hill) and Corregidor which is about the airborne/amphibious assault to re-take the island.
      "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The ugliest of things is that man who thinks nothing is worth fighting and dying for and lets men better and braver than himself protect him". John Stuart Mill

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      • Originally posted by HiredGoon View Post
        It's a well written look at the experiences of the 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers throughout the Revolution. The 23rd serves as an example of the British soldier in general since the regt. was involved in the war from Lexington & Concord through to Yorktown. The book covers the entire war, so the author doesn't get into a lot of detail on some of the battles, but he does offer some interesting insights into the lives and experiences of the soldiers using some previously unpublished primary sources.
        That's been on my "to buy list" for a while...............
        Lance W.

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        • Originally posted by Lance Williams View Post
          Last night I started the highly readable "Sea of Thunder" that chronicles William Halsey, Ernest Evans, Takeo Kurita and Matome Ugaki as they fight the Pacific war that culminates at the huge battle of Leyte Gulf.
          I'm over 200 pages into it, tonight we'll get to the climax the Battle of Leyte Gulf. I'm particularly looking forward to reading more about Cmdr. Evans and the USS Johnston
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          • Just finished Death Ground: Today's American Infantry in Battle overall it's pretty good but a new edition needs to be made. It was first published in 1999 and thus makes no mention of the US Army Ranger's jump into Afghanistan or the 173rd's jump in Iraq. It just needs to be updated.

            I'm currently attempting to to read The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783. I hope I can finish it.
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            • Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
              Arthur and the Fall of Roman Britain: A Narrative History for Fifth Century Britain by Edwin Pace.

              Must be an interesting novel!!
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                • Originally posted by olivenstein View Post
                  David Smiley "Irregular Regular"
                  Now this looks interesting . Blurb states written without regard for political correctness.
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                  • It really is--especially after having just read his friend Peter Kemp's Thorns of Memory. Smiley asks advice from Peter Fleming (Ian's brother) who had been to Asia quite a bit. Have you read anything by Peter Fleming? (Come to think of it, Ian Fleming's Bond books are good too! I've only read "Casino Royale", "Live & Let Die" & his short story collection)


                    Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
                    Now this looks interesting .
                    Last edited by olivenstein; 10 Jul 09, 03:10. Reason: Addition

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                    • Originally posted by olivenstein View Post
                      It really is--especially after having just read his friend Peter Kemp's Thorns of Memory. Smiley asks advice from Peter Fleming (Ian's brother) who had been to Asia quite a bit. Have you read anything by Peter Fleming? (Come to think of it, Ian Fleming's Bond books are good too! I've only read "Casino Royale", "Live & Let Die" & his short story collection)
                      No I haven't, and when it comes to WW2 I tend to only be interested in tanks and the way they were used/actual battlefield effect . I really need to expand my reading of WW2. I have Brute Force by Ellis that I have yet to even glance at for example .
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                      • Originally posted by Lance Williams View Post
                        I'm over 200 pages into it, tonight we'll get to the climax the Battle of Leyte Gulf. I'm particularly looking forward to reading more about Cmdr. Evans and the USS Johnston
                        I just finished "Sea of Thunder". I think the most enlightening thing it brings out is the humanity of Adm. Kurita who for years was criticised for not being agressive enough. It turns out that he was just a leader who saw through the facade of the bushido culture and didn't want to send the remainder of his fleet to a pointless death when the result of the war was inevitable.

                        Now after reading the website/memoirs of one of our newer members, Frantek, I think that it's finally time to read "Company Commander" by Charles B. MacDonald. I have the 2006 reprint version with some great new maps.
                        Lance W.

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                        • I'm currently reading a great book by Aaron Cohen entitled Brotherhood of Warriors: Behind Enemy Lines with a Commando in One of the World's Most Elite Counterterrorism Units, about the author's experience in joining and serving in the elite Israeli Spec Ops unit Sayeret Duvdevan.

                          I would have to say, however, that the best book I recently read was by far The Pope's Legion: The Multinational Fighting Force that Defended the Vatican
                          , by historian Charles Coloumbe. It chronicles the very much unknown story of the international, mainly volunteer-based group of zouaves who fought for the Pope during the Wars of the Risorgimento in mid-19th century Italy. A fascinating read!

                          Alex

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                          • I'm taking a two-week vacation next week, which will be a break from the computer that is much needed.

                            That means I finally have the time to sit down and read a book ole fashioned again! (It's been too many years since I have.)

                            I'm taking with me, along with a few others I'm 100% sure about yet, The Art of War. Been wanting to read it for a long time, since it's a classic and all.

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                            • Originally posted by filterstb View Post
                              I'm taking a two-week vacation next week, which will be a break from the computer that is much needed.

                              That means I finally have the time to sit down and read a book ole fashioned again! (It's been too many years since I have.)

                              I'm taking with me, along with a few others I'm 100% sure about yet, The Art of War. Been wanting to read it for a long time, since it's a classic and all.
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                              Unsurprising, I've just picked up yet another Arthur book, The Mammoth Book of King Arthur edited by Mike Ashley . It was too cheap not to.

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                              • I just picked this up from the library. I saw his interview The Fog of War a while back. I also heard a CBC interview with him the other day. With McNamara's recent death a lot of differing opinions have been expressed. I thought that it might be time to revisit his thoughts on the VietNam War first hand.


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