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  • These 3 came today. Posted in reading order.





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

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    • I'm hoping to start "Cassidy's Run: The Secret Spy War Over Nerve Gas" by David Wise this weekend.

      http://www.amazon.com/Cassidys-Run-S...assidy%27s+run

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      • Originally posted by R. Evans View Post
        These 3 came today. Posted in reading order.
        The Civil War is a fascinating read. Many years ago I bought the Time-Life collection. Went through them all, too. How many volumes were they....10-12. Mine have been stored a long time.

        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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        • King Henry V By the Bard,

          This is my new favorite Shakespeare play!
          "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
          John Adams, 1770

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          • "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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            • This bass guitar kills TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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              • The War That Made America



                A concise edition of 'Crucible of War' by the same author.
                BoRG

                You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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                • The Shetland Bus, a book by David Howarth about British-Norwegian clandestine operations via fishing boat in the North Seas. Recommendable!

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                  • Reluctant Warriors: Republican Popular Army and Nationalist Army Conscripts in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 by James Matthews.

                    Excellent addition to the historiography of the Spanish Civil War. The volunteers and foreign participants frequently get the spotlight but as Matthews points out most of the soldiers on either side were conscripts. Interesting to read about the large number of Republican soldiers that ended up fighting in the Nationalist ranks.

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                    • Originally posted by boomer400 View Post
                      The Shetland Bus, a book by David Howarth about British-Norwegian clandestine operations via fishing boat in the North Seas. Recommendable!
                      A fantastic story from real life! The story was also told in the movie "Shetlands-gjengen" - 1954.

                      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049808/

                      One of its most prominent captains was Leif Larsen, a Norwegian naval reserve officer. He went on to become the most decorated allied naval officer during WW2. Not unreasonable considering he performed more than 50 missions "behind enemy lines". Fall 1943 their fishing cutters were exchanged for more modern fighting vessels, earlier USN subchasers, more like the British Fairmiles.

                      In the movie Larsen plays himself supported by many of his fellow sailors from the war.

                      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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                      • Started the Hobbit again.
                        "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
                        John Adams, 1770

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                        • Just ordered and will read in order of posting.





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

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                          • Just got and read Weber's fourth Honor Harrighton book Fields of dishonor. Good read.
                            "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
                            John Adams, 1770

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                            • "Smersh: Stalin's Secret Weapon, Soviet Military Counterintelligence in WWII" by Vadim Birstein.

                              http://www.amazon.com/Smersh-Stalins...eywords=Smersh

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                              • Utmost Savagery: The Three Days of Tarawa

                                Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.

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