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  • Originally posted by MarkV View Post
    I'faith Sir, Complaints to the landlord do go unanswered.
    Do you have the correct number? The proper address?

    Warning. Hebrews 10:31.
    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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    • Reading:

      Rebels: The Irish Rising of 1916
      Peter De Rossa

      So far very good narrative account of the events leading up to Easter week and the Battle for Dublin
      http://www.irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/

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      • A hat full of sky.
        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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        • https://www.walkaboutbooks.net/pictures/12805.JPG

          Just arrived today .
          How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: http://grist.org/series/skeptics/
          Global Warming & Climate Change Myths: https://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php

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          • Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
            That would be interesting, thanks for posting it.
            Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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            • Originally posted by Captain General View Post
              Into The Jaws of Death: British Military Blunders 1879-1900 by Lt Col Mike Snook.
              Large book........?

              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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              • Bill Bryson: 1927

                Cool concept - Charles Lindbergh is a central person in the book but not overly so.

                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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                • Attrition: Fighting the First World War by William Philpott
                  Attached Files
                  Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
                  Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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                  • Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
                    Worth waiting for....
                    http://www.irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/

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                    • Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera


                      Good study of an under examined [in English] aspect of WW2 history

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                      • Originally posted by MarkV View Post
                        Attrition: Fighting the First World War by William Philpott

                        Sounds like a good title I'll have to look for it...
                        I'm reading.... The Corvette Navy (True Stories of Canada's Atlantic War) by James B. Lamb....
                        Hurricane Aces, 1939-40 by Tony Holmes, Keith Fretwell (Illustrator).

                        Regards, Patrick

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                        • Originally posted by leandros View Post
                          Large book........?

                          Fred
                          "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

                          Homer


                          BoRG

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                          • The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the turbulent 16th Century by Joel F Harrington.
                            "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

                            Homer


                            BoRG

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                            • Originally posted by Captain General View Post
                              Into The Jaws of Death: British Military Blunders 1879-1900 by Lt Col Mike Snook.
                              Looks like an interesting topic I'll have to try and find it.... I'm sure much could have been learned from The American Civil War 1861-1865 and applied to WW1 alas it was viewed as a Colonial War in Europe.
                              The lessons learned could have been especially helpful in terms of a War of Attrition. Trench Warfare based on defensive dug in earth work positions & Machine Gun positions able to direct fire into killing zones.
                              The invention's during the American Civil War like the Machine Gun, Weather Proof Cartridges and the Turret mounted cannon changed war into a mass production killing machine never seen before.

                              Regards,Patrick

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                              • Originally posted by Captain General View Post
                                The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the turbulent 16th Century by Joel F Harrington.

                                Looks like a rare look at the Criminal Justice System of 16th Century Europe....
                                I'm just finishing up with Fight To The Finnish (Canadians in the Second World War 1944-1945 by Tim Cook.
                                I've read several of his books now and enjoyed them all...

                                Regards,Patrick

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