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  • le 'petit' robert



    One of my recent purchases.
    Not really reading it in the traditional sense, rather heavy duty usage and enjoying it a lot for its clarity

    On top of that: I find that reading a page in the dictionary every now and then sharpens your creativity
    Last edited by Colonel Sennef; 09 Dec 13, 16:45.
    BoRG

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

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    • "The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6: Life and Death in the British Secret Service" by Gordon Corera

      http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Betray...1&keywords=mi6

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      • Just finished

        which was fantastic, although he kinda stops arguing his point later in the book. Its mostly just a good general introduction to Napoleon's campaigns and it is very well written, if not necessarily well argued.

        Have now moved on to:

        which is a gunpowder fantasy along the Napoleonic lines (field marshal stages a coup against a tyrannical king, definitely a France vs England vibe, etc.). Magic system involves manipulation of gunpowder, which is cool, but so far its more mystery than anything else so I don't know what to make of it yet.

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        • I just finnished reading "The Chase" by Clive Cusslar. I could not put it down. I'm going to start reading "The Wrecker" next. I am really enjoying the Issac Bell series.
          Some days your the bug, some days your the windshield.

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          • I am currently reading Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends by William Guarnere and Edward Heffron, with Robyn Post.
            "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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            • The Barry Windsor-Smith Conan Archives:



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              • The Anatomy of a Small War: The Soviet-Japanese Struggle for Changkufeng/Khasan, 1938

                Provides some interesting insights into the internal politics of the Japanese military prior to World War Two.

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                  The 900 Days: The Siege Of Leningrad by Harrison E. Salisbury

                  Slightly peculiar thusfar - about a quarter of the way through - as the author's style includes going off on tangents such as historical interludes about Leningrad, Russia, and some of the "dramatis personae" on the Russian side. Not entirely unwelcome, but a bit excessive, IMHO. Also, there are some slightly jarring turns of a phrase, such as referring to Soviet flak batteries as "ack-ack" guns, and repeatedly mentioning the "60 ton KV tank", without even specifying that it's the KV-2 he's evidently referring to. It seems the author's intent was to tell the human side of this story rather than the technical/tactical/strategic side.

                  Still, given the fact that I purchased a hard cover edition of this work in quite good condition at a used book sale for the equivalent of about 30 cents or less, I'd say I got my money's worth.
                  " Reality is interpretation according to a scheme which we cannot escape "

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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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                    • I'm hoping to start "Soldiers, Spies, and the Rat Line: America's Undeclared War Against the Soviets" by James Milano and Patrick Brogan this weekend. This book was used as a source in a book I recently read, so I decided to get it.

                      http://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Spies...s=The+Rat+Line

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                      • The Russian Fascists: Tragedy and Farce in Exile, 1925-1945

                        Interesting to read about their involvement with the Japanese in Manchukuo

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                        • The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster by Jonathan Katz.

                          Saw him talk about his book on CSPAN Book TV the other day. Hooked me.
                          I often think how much easier the world would have been to manage if Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini had been at Oxford. Lord Halifax

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                          • Originally posted by ktnbs View Post
                            The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster by Jonathan Katz.

                            Saw him talk about his book on CSPAN Book TV the other day. Hooked me.
                            Can imagine you got hooked.
                            It has intrigued me but I never looked deeper into it.
                            BoRG

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

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                            • Highlander



                              Highlander: The History of The Legendary Highland Soldier

                              This arrived by mail today
                              Too bad Christmas holiday is almost over.
                              BoRG

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

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                              • The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog
                                http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...erse_Next_Door

                                Not purely objective IMO. The author is certainly in favor of a theistic worldview. The comparisons however are interesting and to a degree, entertaining. Light bedtime reading.
                                Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.

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