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  • How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: http://grist.org/series/skeptics/
    Global Warming & Climate Change Myths: https://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php

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    • Captain Kilburnie by William P. Mack
      "With great authority comes great responsibility."

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      • Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World by Roger Crowley.
        "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

        Homer


        BoRG

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        • I started on the Enlisted Reading List this weekend with D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II by Stephen E. Ambrose.

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          • Originally posted by Biscuit View Post
            I started on the Enlisted Reading List this weekend with D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II by Stephen E. Ambrose.
            How do you rate it?

            My wife once bought me several of his books as a present but after reading the first of them I got a sense of deja vu when I moved onto the others - he seemed to recycle large chunks and put them into his follow up works leaving me with the feeling that if you have read one Ambrose book you are likely to have read them all.
            HONNEUR ET FIDÉLITÉ

            "Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won." - Duke of Wellington at Waterloo.

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            • Just picked this up. Robert

              The Birth of the Propaganda State: Soviet Methods of Mass Mobilization, 1917-1929 By Peter Kenez
              Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1985 | 324 Pages | ISBN: 0521313988 |
              For the first time I have seen "History" at close quarters,and I know that its actual process is very different from what is presented to Posterity. - WWI General Max Hoffman

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              • Ireland 1649-52: Cromwell's Protestant Crusade
                "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

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                • Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

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                  • Very interesting book about a topic often overlooked...
                    Satis elouquentiae sapientiae parum

                    Diadochi Wars GAME:http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...d.php?t=140484

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                    • The biography of an army man:
                      http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/9682

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                      • 'Europe's Tradegy A new history of the Thirty years war' by Peter Wilson.

                        Have got up to c1625 so far and its looking pretty bleak....
                        "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

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                        • I just finished The Search For Zero Point - fascinating stuff, especially th part about the German "Bell" project, thought to possibly be some type of anti-gravity research.
                          Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                          • Brute Force by Ellis. I've read his superb Cassino and The Sharp End of War, and I should have started this a long time ago.

                            How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: http://grist.org/series/skeptics/
                            Global Warming & Climate Change Myths: https://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php

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                            • Originally posted by Surrey View Post
                              'Europe's Tradegy A new history of the Thirty years war' by Peter Wilson.

                              Have got up to c1625 so far and its looking pretty bleak....
                              Does that mean the book is no good, or Europe was bleak at that time?
                              How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: http://grist.org/series/skeptics/
                              Global Warming & Climate Change Myths: https://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php

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                              • What am I reading currently? Quite a bit.

                                British Empire





                                If anyone is interested in looking at the "decline" of the British Empire in the 20th Century I recommend these two books. Especially Hyam's as I found it more readable than Butler's. Both provide a rather clear and accurate picture of British decolonization. Before I read these I thought I understood this topic. I was way off.


                                WW1







                                I am about half way through Life and Death and have found it very interesting. It has dispelled some notions about the war in general and opened my eyes to the experience of the Germans on the Western Front.


                                Expect this list to be updated with numerous books on the Suez Crisis, Field Marshall Haig and other books on WW1 that I haven't decided upon yet.

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