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  • Originally posted by Arthwys View Post
    I'll have to pick it up, never read it. Wasn't a huge fan of Pournelle
    I liked his "Janissaries" series, less so some of his other work.
    Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.

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    • I am currently reading articles about Tom Brady crying after the loss to Peyton Manning and the Broncos today.

      Heh...

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      • The Douglas A-20 Havoc: From Drawing Board to Peerless Allied Light Bomber

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        • Fun book. It was written in 1984. It takes place after a military coup in Russia and the failure of the U.S. government leaving a vacuum filled by corporations. Now they both want the technology developed by a 15 year abandoned Mars colony to rebuild their states and become a world power.

          AHIKS - Play by (E)mail board wargaming since 1965.
          The Blitz - Play by Email computer wargaming.

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          • My mother bought a stack of these at a garage sale for $1 each thinking I might enjoy them. Turns out I do.

            AHIKS - Play by (E)mail board wargaming since 1965.
            The Blitz - Play by Email computer wargaming.

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            • Lord Alanbrooke

              War Diaries of Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke - 1939-1945.

              I have read it before, specifically when working on my Sea Lion book. It's so good to have confirmed the general impressions of the Lord as I stated them in my book. With so much cocky and biased resistance to my book I have met through the last years it's like one starts to wonder: Did he really write the things he did? He did:

              15 September 1940: Still no move on the part of the Germans! Everything remains keyed up for an early invasion, and the air war goes on unabated. The coming week must remain a critical one, and it is hard to see how Hitler can now retrace his steps and stop the invasion. The suspense of waiting is very trying especially when one is familiar with the weakness of our defence. Our exposed coastline is just twice the length of the front the French were holding in France with about 80 divisions and a Maginot Line! Here we have 22 divisions of which only about 1/2 can be looked upon as in any way fit for any form of mobile operation! I wish I could have 6 months now to finish equipping and training the force under my command.

              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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              • Pot the Red me old mate, stop doing yerself down I found yer book very useful... as a doorstop!

                The long toll of the brave
                Is not lost in darkness
                Over the fruitful earth
                And athwart the seas
                Hath passed the light of noble deeds
                Unquenchable forever.

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                • Originally posted by Von Richter View Post
                  Pot the Red me old mate, stop doing yerself down I found yer book very useful... as a doorstop!

                  Glad you had some use of it. And it should be - it is rather solid, isn't it......?

                  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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                  • Just restarted the Flashman series for yucks...
                    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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                    • Originally posted by leandros View Post
                      Glad you had some use of it. And it should be - it is rather solid, isn't it......?

                      Fred
                      Quite smooth paper, too......

                      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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                      • Chars D2 Au Combat: Les Elephants de Guerre Du Colonel de Gaulle

                        Another in the French Army encyclopedia series from Histoire.
                        Well researched by one of the top French armour historians and profusely illustrated with photographs and profiles. Great work in an well crafted package. Worth it even if your grasp of French is minimal if you have any interest in the subject matter. Books in this series tend to command high prices after a couple of years due to the print run size so those who hesitate will pay a premium later [see the Chars B book from the same series]

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                        • Currently Reading

                          I'm currently reading: Indians in the Fur Trade (Their Role as Trappers, Hunters, and Middlemen in the Lands Southwest of Hudson Bay, 1660 - 1870). by Arthur J. Ray.

                          Regards, Patrick

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                          • "Operation Longjump: Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and the greatest asasination plot in history" by Bill Yenne

                            http://www.amazon.com/Operation-Long...ation+longjump

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                            • Originally posted by Sgt. Rock View Post
                              "Operation Longjump: Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and the greatest asasination plot in history" by Bill Yenne

                              http://www.amazon.com/Operation-Long...ation+longjump
                              Seems fascinating.
                              Good topic and well written. Thnx 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 SmackUm View Post
                                I'm currently reading: Indians in the Fur Trade (Their Role as Trappers, Hunters, and Middlemen in the Lands Southwest of Hudson Bay, 1660 - 1870). by Arthur J. Ray.

                                Regards, Patrick
                                Cool subject!

                                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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