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  • MS,i belived you were the Dutch soldier who had joined Isis ?
    The dark cover tells a lot of the atmosphere of the book.
    That rug really tied the room together

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    • Originally posted by sebfrench76 View Post
      MS,i belived you were the Dutch soldier who had joined Isis ?
      The dark cover tells a lot of the atmosphere of the book.
      No, not me; it is felt as a disgrace though in the Dutch Armed Forces

      I think I'll pick up the book later this year
      Thanks for sharing.
      BoRG

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

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      • Originally posted by R.N. Armstrong View Post
        Just finished Stephen Hunter's "I, Sniper" with a detailed waterboarding scene, if you want more insight than standing under a shower with a wash cloth on your face.
        Hunter is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend his Master Sniper set in WWII.
        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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        • Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
          Hunter is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend his Master Sniper set in WWII.
          Read and enjoyed it. Just finished "Pale Horse Coming", liked the allusion to Revelations and a modern "Magnificent 7" recruitment chapter. Have to go back and reread Aeschylus's play, "Seven to Thebes" to see if there is more suggestion than the number seven.
          Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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          • A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam



            http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...History_of_God
            Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.

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            • I have just finished First Over There by Matthew Davenport. It’s about the first offensive action of the AEF in World War One, the battle of Cantigny. It was carried out by the US First Infantry Division and was a classic “bite and hold” operation but unlike so many of those ops the 1st ID didn’t lose a foot of ground taken in spite of terrible casualties. Cantigny was not a big battle but the victory there gave a huge moral boost to the Entente coming during the Kaiserschlacht as well as proving that American soldiers would both fight and win. Worth wile read.

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              • Ride The Thunder

                http://www.amazon.com/Ride-Thunder-V.../dp/193507105X
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                • Ravensbruck: LIFE AND DEATH IN HITLER'S CONCENTRATION CAMP FOR WOMEN BY SARAH HELM
                  "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."- Sir Winston Churchill, about R.A.F. fighter pilots."
                  "It is well that war is so terrible, else we grow to fond of it." - Robert E. Lee

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                  • Originally posted by Robbie Lynne View Post
                    Ravensbruck: LIFE AND DEATH IN HITLER'S CONCENTRATION CAMP FOR WOMEN BY SARAH HELM
                    This would be a great companion for comparison and contrast with Martin Gilbert's "The Boys: The Story of 732 Young Concentration Camp Survivors".

                    Gilbert's work was published in 1998; Ravensbruck, 2015. I wonder if Gilbert was an inspiration?
                    Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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                    • Originally posted by R.N. Armstrong View Post
                      This would be a great companion for comparison and contrast with Martin Gilbert's "The Boys: The Story of 732 Young Concentration Camp Survivors".

                      Gilbert's work was published in 1998; Ravensbruck, 2015. I wonder if Gilbert was an inspiration?
                      I will have to read it then..this book wow..no words to explain it. Made me so angry and also my tears couldn't stop and I had to walk away and take my mind off of it..totally heartbreaking and it's almost 900 pages..excellent read and I have read alot of books pertaining to the Holocaust and the camps but this one was a tough one for me..I will have to get the book mentioned..
                      "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."- Sir Winston Churchill, about R.A.F. fighter pilots."
                      "It is well that war is so terrible, else we grow to fond of it." - Robert E. Lee

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                      • Hague is the convoy historian par excellence and together with Ruegg has produced an excellent resource on convoys to Russia. As well as providing the details of every convoy (escorts, merchants, losses) they provide details on the ports/bases in the Soviet Union the Allies used, British minesweepers based in Russia and German actions and losses. Informative text is accompanied by a wide selection of photographs.

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                        • Old issues of Analog magazine, this batch from 1991.

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                          • Originally posted by skiplc View Post
                            Looks like a great book. I am reading "Abanonded in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam's Firebase Kate" by William Albracht and Marvin Wolf.

                            http://www.amazon.com/Abandoned-Hell...ndoned+in+hell

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                            • Originally posted by Sgt. Rock View Post
                              Looks like a great book. I am reading "Abanonded in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam's Firebase Kate" by William Albracht and Marvin Wolf.

                              http://www.amazon.com/Abandoned-Hell...ndoned+in+hell
                              That sounds like a good read Rock...think I'll grab a copy.
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                              • The next book in the series of World Ship Society books I managed to snag for a very reasonable price. This details the war service of British, French, Dutch and Belgian cross channel ships in both Allied and Axis service. As with all the WSS books you get well researched ship histories and some great pictures.

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