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  • I just read Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss

    It's essentially a graphic novel which talks about Marie Curie and her life, and the effects associated with her discoveries such as radiation and radium. I found it very interesting and well done. New York Times book review from 3 years ago

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/22/bo...book.html?_r=0

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    • On Information — Revisiting A Few

      ...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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      • How is 'Complexity' and Thinking in systems?

        I have Complexity but never had time to read it...

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        • Moving the Guns: Mechanisation of the Royal Artillery, 1854-1939

          Re-reading this after being reminded of it by one of the other HMSO titles David Fletcher did.

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          • Shiloh by Larry J. Daniel.
            "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

            Homer


            BoRG

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            • I am currently reading Black Jack Logan by Gary Ecelbarger.
              "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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              • "Faust's Gold: inside the East German doping machine---updated edition" by Dr. Steven Ungerleider

                http://www.amazon.com/Fausts-Gold-in...ds=Fausts+gold

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                • To Appomattox: Nine April Days by Burke Davis
                  http://www.amazon.com/To-Appomattox-.../dp/1580800971


                  and

                  One Soldier by John H. Shook
                  http://www.amazon.com/One-Soldier-Jo.../dp/0553260510

                  “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” -- Albert Einstein

                  The US Constitution doesn't need to be rewritten it needs to be reread

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                  • Policing Interwar Europe: Continuity, Change and Crisis, 1918-40 .

                    Picked up mostly for Gerald Blaney's essay "Keeping Order in Republican Spain 1931-36". Blaney has done a lot of work on the role of the Civil Guard during the period of the SCW. Book also contains essays on Mussolini's policemen and Policing in the Second Polish Republic until 1939.

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                    • 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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                      • Deep Battle: The Brainchild of Marshal Tukhachevskii

                        From the author's wiki
                        Deep Battle is a work about Red Army general and theorist Mikhail Tukhachevsky. It is part biography, part theory, and part translation of Tukhachevsky's works, focusing on Tukhachevsky's concepts of Deep Battle Theory. The centerpiece is the translation of the 1936 Red Army operations manual PU-36 Deep Operation, which Tukhachevsky is believed to have masterminded

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                        • Time is inside of us and we are inside time. It turns us and we turn It.
                          Vasil Levski


                          http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...91#post2139891

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                          • I am currently reading To Rule the Waves by Arthur Herman.
                            "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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                            • "KGB: Masters of the Soviet Union" by Peter Deriabin and Tennent H. Bagley.

                              http://www.amazon.com/KGB-Masters-So...e+soviet+union

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                              • Dark Invasion by Howard Blum. It’s about Imperial Germany’s sabotage campaign in America during World War One and how until the declaration of war the NYPD’s bomb squad was the only force trying to stop it.

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