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  • Brand new Osprey, ...

    ... Men-at-Arms, self explanatory:
    Last edited by Marmat; 15 Apr 18, 14:17.
    "I am Groot"
    - Groot

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    • Got it for Christmas.

      "War is sorrowful, but there is one thing infinitely more horrible than the worst horrors of war, and that is the feeling that nothing is worth fighting for..."
      -- Harper's Weekly, December 31, 1864

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      • ...how useless it was to struggle against fortune, this being the burden of wisdom which the ages had bequeathed to him.

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        • http://www.amazon.co.uk/Churchills-N.../dp/1844860353

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          • Sherlock Holmes: 24 Classic Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
            "I have never known a combat soldier who did not show a residue of war." --Sergeant Ed Stewart, 84th Division, US Army, WWII

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            • Presidentene..(the Presidents)..
              ...by the Norwegian historian Hans Olav Lahlum.

              Lahlum is a well-known (in Norway......) historian who also writes fiction books. I bought this book to my youngest daughter for Xmas - she is studying American history, but she forgot it when she left after the Xmas celebrations so Paps jumped at the opportunity to read it - she is coming back on New Year's eve...!

              The book gives a 850-page (A5) summary of all the American presidents, including Obama. This is interesting read, so many strange people rising to this magnificant position. One might really wonder why it didn't go worse than it did...!

              So, as there has been 44 presidents the author is using in average approx. 20 pages on each one. As he is writing in a no-nonsense style this feels appropriate in this book. The information on each president is arranged in 3 parts. The first one gives a general overview of his period and the time building up to the Presidency, the second one covers the actual presidential period and the last one rounds up the final story on the person.

              Apart from the information specific for the individual presidents the book also gives a nice overview of the actual politics, domestic as well as international. It's just as much a history book on the US itself.

              Fred
              Saving MacArthur - a book series - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ies_rw_dp_labf
              River Wide, Ocean Deep - Operation Sealion - https://www.amazon.com/product-revie...owViewpoints=1

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              • Originally posted by modelsinchina View Post
                Tired of getting my butt handed to me in chess so I have recently read three chess books. I understand the game much better now, but still have a long way to go. Have been playing against my ten year old son.
                I find the best practice is simply to play against the PC. Always a ready opponent.......BTW, Norway has just raised an international youth champion.

                Fred
                Saving MacArthur - a book series - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ies_rw_dp_labf
                River Wide, Ocean Deep - Operation Sealion - https://www.amazon.com/product-revie...owViewpoints=1

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                • Ben Macintyre has written three books about Operation Bodyguard, the British intelligence campaign of deception against the Nazis and the Twenty Committee which ran the Double Cross system, in which double agents sent disinformation to Germany. The books are Operation Mincemeat, which tells the story of The Man who Never Was. And Agent Zigzag, the story of Eddie Chapman an English criminal turned spy. The third book is Double Cross and it’s about the Twenty Committee’s role in Operation Fortitude the deception plan for Overlord.

                  All three are amazing stories filled with characters that can only happen in real life, because people would never believe these stories as fiction. If you want to know all about espionage in World War Two or just like spy stories in general you need to read these. You will not be disappointed!
                  Last edited by McMax; 01 Jan 13, 21:11.

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                  • I'm hoping to start reading "THE FBI-KGB WAR" by Robert Lamphere soon.

                    http://www.amazon.com/THE-FBI-KGB-WA...ywords=fbi+kgb

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                    • The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939-March 1942 by Christopher Browning

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                      • The Walking Dead Volumes 1-15

                        Starting here:



                        Finishing here:



                        And I just found out they're up to Volume 17 now.
                        Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

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                        • ...how useless it was to struggle against fortune, this being the burden of wisdom which the ages had bequeathed to him.

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                          • Tactics and the Experience of Battle in the Age of Napoleon by Rory Muir.
                            "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

                            Homer


                            BoRG

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                            • "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

                              Homer


                              BoRG

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                              • A bit of lite reading...

                                http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18137...-h/18137-h.htm
                                Credo quia absurdum.


                                Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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