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  • Right now I am reading the Battle of Alamein by Bierman and Smith - which is a misleading title as it is pretty much about the Western Desert from 1940 to just after the El Alamein battles.

    Next - up -I got a triolgy of books on that same subject by Barry Pitt: 'The Crucible of War' - but I am leaning towards delving into Alan Moorehead's trilogy on the same topics- as I am thinking he might have had a different perspective than Pitt- Moorehead was an Australian journalist covering that area - while Pitt was a soldier in that same area... gonna read them both actually -but -well will get down with this other one first -- just got through a chapter about Gazala and the fall of Tobruk.

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    • Redcoats and Patriots. History of the Rebellion of 1837-1838 in Canada.
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      • Elusive Victory by Trevor N. Dupuy A good book on the Arab Israeli wars from 1948 onward.

        The Great War series by Harry Turtledove. I'm finishing up the first book right now.
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        • Originally posted by Mini-Me
          The Great War series by Harry Turtledove. I'm finishing up the first book right now.
          Brian do you mean the 6 volume huge series? If so, I got those for Christmas and started volume 1 called Opening Moves.
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          • Originally posted by dannybou
            Brian do you mean the 6 volume huge series? If so, I got those for Christmas and started volume 1 called Opening Moves.
            AFAIK there are 3 books in the Great War series: American Front, Walk In Hell, & Breakthroughs.

            Here is a Turtledove website with all his books: http://www.sfsite.com/~silverag/turtledove.html
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            • Originally posted by Psycho1943
              AFAIK there are 3 books in the Great War series: American Front, Walk In Hell, & Breakthroughs.

              Here is a Turtledove website with all his books: http://www.sfsite.com/~silverag/turtledove.html
              Yes, these are the ones I am reading. Just finished American Front last night and started Walk in Hell. They are alternate history novels based on the Civil War ending with a Confederate victory. (Or was it a stalemate?) Either way, the USA and CSA are separate nations.
              Last edited by Mini-Me; 07 Feb 06, 09:53.
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              • I think Danny might be reading something else - it seems as if I have that series - it is basically nearly like newspaper articles from the time.

                There is a corresponding WW2 series as well with slightly smaller books but more volumes.

                not meaning to be an advertisement for Amazon - but I found a pic of it here.

                http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/158...lance&n=283155

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                • Originally posted by Mini-Me
                  Yes, these are the ones I am reading. Just finished American Front last night and started Walk in Hell. They are alternate history novels based on the Civil War ending with a Confederate victory. (Or was it a stalemate?) Either way, the USA and CSA are separate nations.
                  Yeah he wrote Guns of the South which is a stand alone. He also wrote How Few Remain as a stand alone where there is a stalemate and they fight a second war. The Great War series sort of continues this line with them still different countries. I think the South is allied with England and France while the North is allied with Germany and Austria-Hungary.

                  I read all these and the Worldwar series when aliens attack during WW2.

                  Getting ready to read either the second part to Worldwar series called Colonization or the American Empire/Settling Accounts series.
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                  • Originally posted by trauth116
                    I think Danny might be reading something else - it seems as if I have that series - it is basically nearly like newspaper articles from the time.

                    There is a corresponding WW2 series as well with slightly smaller books but more volumes.

                    not meaning to be an advertisement for Amazon - but I found a pic of it here.

                    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/158...lance&n=283155
                    Well I see your point but the author Turtledove is mentioned in the post he asks about. Thanks for the link though. Looks interesting.
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                    • Originally posted by Psycho1943
                      Getting ready to read either the second part to Worldwar series called Colonization or the American Empire/Settling Accounts series.
                      Changed my mind about my next read. Got in a couple of new Leo Kessler books from his Wotan series. Figured I can slip them in since at approx 180 pages each I can zip through them in a bit over 2 hours.

                      First up is Operation Leningrad. Here's the blurb:

                      "A new mission for the hardbitten men of SS Assault Regiment Wotan. Summer 1942. Leningrad, Russia's premier city after Moscow, has been besieged by German and Finnish troops for weeks in a siege that will eventually last 900 days. Leningrad, built by Peter the Great, is a prestige object for both the Russians and the Germans. Stalin will defend it to the last; Hitler will fight to the last to gain it. Now Hitler personally prepares a daring and ambitious plan. The city is surrounded save for a narrow corridor based on Lake Ladoga. There the Russians, not expecting a German armoured attack in the snow that's soon to come, had reduced their forces to three infantry divisions. Aware of this, Hitler decides to send in his elite Wotan. It will use Finland as its base, passing secretly through the immense forests of the area, and take the defenders of Lake Ladoga by surprise. The war a battle of the Titans has become a personal matter between Hitler and Stalin, and Wotan will undergo tremendous suffering and losses to make Hitler's dream come true."

                      Don't tell Pitman I'm reading "German soldier porn."
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                      • Got a new book in that jumps to the head of the line. Here's the new one:

                        The author could be described as a 'veteran' in every sense of the word, even though he was only aged 21 when the war ended. Armin Scheiderbauer served as an infantry officer with the 252nd Infantry Division, German Army, and saw four years of bitter combat on the Eastern Front, being wounded six times. This is an outstanding personal memoir, written with great thoughtfulness and honesty.

                        Scheiderbauer joined his unit during the winter of 1941/42, and during the following years saw fierce combat in many of the largest battles on the Eastern Front. His experiences of the 1943-45 period are particularly noteworthy, including his recollections of the massive Soviet offensives of summer 1944 and January 1945. Participating in the bitter battles in East Prussia, he was captured by the Soviets and not released until 1947.

                        Adventures in my Youth is a unique memoir - the author originally wrote it only for his daughter. It has never been published in any language, until now.

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                        • Im reading a greta memoir at the moment.

                          Berlin Dance of Death by Helmut Altner.

                          About a 17 year old drafted for the fight for Berlin. A great read.
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                          • Reading Gettysburg-The First Day by Harry W. Pfanz, the level of detail is mind-blowing and the narrative very fluid, if you're looking a definitive book on Gettysburg look no further (gonna get his other two books The Second Day and Culp's Hill & Cemetery Hill as soon as I finish this one).

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                            • Originally posted by Wodin
                              Im reading a greta memoir at the moment.

                              Berlin Dance of Death by Helmut Altner.

                              About a 17 year old drafted for the fight for Berlin. A great read.
                              Got that one on the shelf waiting its turn. I don't know if I'll ever get everything read since I keep getting more and more in all the time.
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                              • Originally posted by Psycho1943
                                Got that one on the shelf waiting its turn. I don't know if I'll ever get everything read since I keep getting more and more in all the time.

                                You will enoy it.

                                Here are two others.

                                A Mind in Prison: The Memoir of a Son and Soldier of the Third Reich by
                                Bruno Manz

                                Shades Of Gray: Memoirs Of A Prussian Saint On The Eastern Front by
                                Arthur O., Jr. Naujoks, Michael S. Eldredge
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